Atlantic Beach, N.C.

August 16, 2021

TO THE EDITOR:

For four years, the Democrats did everything they could to resist any betterment of our country under President Trump, and when Biden took over, they got rid of all of his policies out of pure spite, with no regard for U.S. citizens.

What a complete failure of an administration that has offered no workable alternatives to the progress Trump made. They spent so much time criticizing every last thing Trump did, including immigration, they have now painted themselves into a corner.

Trump made us energy independent for the first time in 70 years, created more than 5 million jobs, reduced unemployment to below 4% (pre-pandemic), and brought African-American unemployment to its lowest rate ever.

He brought the southern border under control, cut taxes and burdensome regulations, raised middle-class incomes, and negotiated strong trade agreements in place of job-killing ones like NAFTA.

Early in the Covid pandemic, Trump pushed all the forces of government, the military, and private business to join together to keep the virus from overwhelming us with Operation Warp Speed.

He stood up to China, withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal, removed us from the Paris Agreement, toned down the nuclear threat from North Korea, moved the U.S. embassy in Israel to the capital Jerusalem, and brokered peace deals between Israel and five different Arab-Muslim countries,

Trump did all this while being attacked non-stop, including two corrupt impeachment trials, by Democrats, Mainstream Media, and Big Tech Monopolies.

The Washington Post has now accused the Biden administration of being illogical, inconsistent, and unclear handling the border crisis. I might add fabrication to the mix.

The New York Times said that city leaders across the country must contend with another crisis: a crime wave with no signs of ending.

CNN noted, Biden entered office with a mandate on reducing violence, but his administration has undermined the power and authority of law enforcement while crime rates have been spiking.

Mainstream media sites have now said Biden botched the Afghanistan exit. Biden assured Americans in July that the Taliban would not storm the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, stating they don't have the capability. There will be no circumstance where you see people being lifted off the roof of an embassy, said Biden, but just weeks later, U.S. troops flew helicopters to the embassy, rescuing diplomats.

Should the Republicans win back complete control of the house and Senate in 2022, as it seems possible, it will still be a battle to move us back in the right direction so long as Biden is in office and has veto power.

The mid-term elections are going to show the staggering level of buyer's remorse by Democratic voters. Yes, 2022 will be interesting, but 2024 will be critical.

MIKE PFAFF

(67) comments

gibbylee

I remember a speech from about 2015, given by then Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan where he said to the crowd " I'm basically a traditional Democrat"

That is what controls the Republican party, traditional Democrats who were pushed out of their party by the more radical leftists. That's what a RINO is, a traditional Democrat.....a liberal.

Conservatives have no say whatsoever in how the country is run. Liberals now control both parties, and everything else.

Having said that, do you really expect fair elections in 2022, or 2024 for that matter? What can be done?

drewski

A rhino is anyone who dares disagree with the far right of the GOP. In case anyone is unaware the far right is just as loony, unreasonable and out of touch as the far left.

noitall

Right on - maybe loonier!

noitall

Both partys are war mongers. Why do we fight undeclared wars in violation of the Constitution we hold so dear????? Domino effect of Viet Nam was not worth the price. Afghanistan has no value no moral imoerative.

drewski

Mid terms usually go against the party on power.

Afghanistan was going to go horribly wrong, no matter who was in power.

Those who cling to Trump are in for more disappointment in 2024.

Simple facts.

noitall

If we make it to 2024. I can hear a loud creasing noise coming from Wall St

David Collins

Just going to add that if the flood of illegals at our southern border is not bad enough , now we have a flood of Afghans being transported directly to the US by our own military . Afghans that may or may not have nefarious intentions . No vetting or any of that stuff going on . Must remember that members of the TRUSTED Afghan military turned on our service members slaughtering them in their offices and other locations . Swept under the rug that was . So , I guess that was just fine .

The madness continues !

drewski

When did we become a country that betrays our allies? The afghans who served our interests should be totally abandoned?

I know, let's ask the Iraqi kurds what they think about it.

noitall

When? Lyndon Bains Johnson and continued undeclared wars

mpjeep

Disgraceful Biden is delivering crisis after crisis even after stating in January 2021: the adults are back in charge.

His talk is mostly spin when he says the border is a “challenge:” or he planned for every contingency in Afganistan. He didn’t, but as he continues to lie to the American Public, he looks more and more incompetent.

Biden took off on vacation while Afganistan fell apart. Being absent during this time just shows a lack of common sense, and guess what? Right after his big speech to the nation, Joe cowers and goes back on vacation. Seems to be a disconnect here.

dc

Agree they failed the country and about half of us but not their anti-American agenda and those who support it.

David Collins

When you have a National Security Advisor like Jake Sullivan , who never seems to miss any TV FaceTime , policy advisor to H Clinton who spent 1/2 of his life in Liberal Arts Schools and the other 1/2 in Dem politics . What we have going on now Is what one would expect . By the way , absolutely zero actual military experience along the way but I am sure he read about it a bit or heard something here and there .

dc

If President Trump had still been in office and Taliban didn't break any more of the conditions he set all the American civilians and others would have had a chance to leave. Our expensive and modern military equipment like helos and other weapons would have been pulled or a small U.S. force left in charge of it since it was known their army would not fight and in it only for the $. When Trump was in, the world was stable except in leftist cities. To quote what Barry said about his VP, "don't underestimate Joe's ability to f... things up", or words to that effect. In the current case it just might be that Joe is just his mouth-piece parroting what the boss has instructed as he did leave immediately stage left as the teleprompter ordered him.

drewski

Glad to see the trump apologist chorus has been practicing. IF only he had won the election..then Afghanistan would be a stable democracy, China in full retreat, covid disappeared like a miracle, and the stock market so high they gave it nonoxylone.

mpjeep

Biden’s Secretary of State Blinken said during a June 7 Foreign Affairs Committee hearing: "If there is a significant deterioration in security, I don't think it's going to be something that happens from a Friday to a Monday." But, that’s precisely what happened, Antony. Good call!

mpjeep

Ice Cream Eating Joe should have resigned while on vacation during the U.S. troop withdrawal in Afganistan. Houston, we have a problem: Bring on the 25th Amendment.

And guess what “defensive” Joe finally said, you got it, it was Trump’s fault. Biden said he had to follow through on the deal that Trump made. That’s Bull because he didn’t follow through on Trump’s immigration policy, border control, or wall, as well as many other policies.

drewski

... The idea that any pullout from Afghanistan would not lead to an immediate overthrow of the puppet govt we installed only shows a poor grasp of world history. What is even more hypocritical is the cheerleading for "trump will end the endless foreign wars" including a treaty with the Taliban.

Biden pulls out the troops and suddenly its an ill advised blunder.

History books are available at a library.

(Edited by staff.)

dc

Sorry to disappoint. Personally, don't believe Trump would have pulled out totally since the tally didn't honor the conditions he laid down. Don't believe pulling out completely would be smart the same as it wasn't with Iraq. You fight them over there or fight them here. They're not going into the peaceful night, Biden is only opening it up to more disaster ahead than he already has. Listen Trump and Rob O'Neal interviews/discussion on with Sean and Gutfeld to get some logic.

noitall

This is, and always been about the heroin trade. Bad business model and getting worse all the time.. Do you really think this war is about goats??

dc

Let's see JB did the tough work to get you and KH the jab since y'all don't trust Trump's. Now she's giggling hilariously and off to the other side of the planet since the place holder captain has everything under control. Austin or Milley must have the Conn. Standby for heavy rolls as the ship comes about. Might want to keep your eye on the nearest life jacket and boat. Just kidding. You're sure this crew is so much smarter and competent than DJT right?

David Collins

Getting almost knee deep here when the lefty contingent spews .

Afghanistan , Palestine and countries of that sort are tribal . Apparently they like it that way so functioning democracies are a pipe dream . The only exception is Israel and it has it’s own issues . So , between fundamentalist whackos and tribal warlords a volatile mix is what you get and will continue to have . Hey , we just left them a treasure trove of modern weapons to kill each other with . Good God we can be so stupid but that is what the folks voted for . Anyway . We , just like the Russians had no business in there to start with and have suffered the same fate as well . Now it is China’s turn at the plate and hey have already began the process . China has no use for Muslims but also treasures stability . They are ruthless but patient at the same time . Silently making people disappear is an art form they are really good at . Going to be interesting times a coming .

Why would China be interested in that area ? Simple , abundant rare mineral resources yet untapped . Unlike we idealistic Americans , they do not give a rat’s hind parts what the governing body of a country is , for in time , with proper planning and execution , big on the execution part , it will be them . Minus the warlords part .

Just watch and be patient but observant .

drewski

I agree ppl can not just be given democracy. I dispute China will do any better in Afghanistan then the russians or the US did. The home field advantage is always going to win They are patient, they know eventually the enemy will tire of losing blood and treasure.

Big Fat Drunk Republican

I agreed with Trump last year when Mike Pompeo met with Taliban Head of the Political Office Mullah Beradar on September 12, 2020.

Beradar is now set to become the new President of Afghanistan.

President Trump had Beradar released from a Pakistani prison in 2018.

I agreed with Trump last year when

The Trump administration cut the Afghani govt out of the Doha talks with the Taliban thereby undercutting any negotiating strength or legitimacy of the Afghan govt. Seeing that and knowing the Taliban would eventually, why are any of you shocked.

Our fearless Kool aid maker Trump himself cut the deal with the Taliban, Taliban I say! Why is anybody surprised.

I agreed with Trump in April when he made statements telling Biden to remove Troops earlier than September and claiming military equipment was already out.

I don’t see the fact that that the country basically crumbled in days as a reason to stay after 20 years. It actually proves the point Trump and Biden both claimed.

It was pointless to stay.

As far as getting contractors out.

The date Trump set was May 1. Effectively the US was done then. The Taliban hadn’t broken any promises made to Trump.

The US had no plan. We’re there 10 years too long.

Yes the band aide got ripped off, but one of the biggest military complex grifts is finally over.

Don’t go giving Biden the credit. Biden can get in failure line with Bush and Obama.

Thank you Trump

Benelli

Wait..what..if Trump was still president..Didn't you hear he was reinstated? Biden will own this failure. And leaving our allies who risked their lives for Americans will be a blot on his presidency. But let's not forget Trump was going to invite this same Taliban to peace talks at Camp David. "They will kill terrorists for us" he said. They are terrorists. The major issue now is that the while the far left fringe has some truly bad ideas there is no serious republican counterbalance to it. There is nothing conservative about running around the country conducting audits of a lost election, screeching about masks and vaccinations, these are not the positions of a serious political party. Until a serious party emerges, people will vote for the least damaging one.

drewski

Still waiting to hear why we attacked Afghanistan when it was the Saudis who attacked us on 9/11. To suggest logic and truth in a " sean" interview of trump is indicative of just how deluded the far right is. GW Bush started this mess, perhaps his vp did not make enough billions supplying fuel for the first two gulf wars? Obama and trump and biden all inherited it, all failed miserably. Perhaps the trump chorus could form a barbershop quartet, play local venues and contribute the proceeds to the Save America Pac?

mpjeep

The WSJ also noted that Biden has been more critical of Trump than he is of the “Tollybahn.” The Taliban are now collecting firearms from civilians proving what we knew all along: They must be Democrats.

The Washington Post Fact Check folks accused Biden of inflating the numbers after claiming Afghanistan's military is bigger than many NATO allies.

Joementia is too preoccupied with Wokeism and Global Warming to be involved with any Military Issues.

mpjeep

Biden speaks while sporting his rose-colored sunglasses: Not to worry folks all is well - Afghanistan, Delta Variant, Border, Inflation, Peaceful Protests, My Defense and Foreign Policy Teams, My VP, China, My Military who are Focused on Diversity, and my beloved son, Hunter.

David Collins

Sadly , the people got it wrong and the reverberations will haunt us for years to come . Agree no really good choices in 2020 which was alarming . 2024 is scary as well . The good thing is I probably won’t have to deal with any of this for long . The flip side is our children will .

dc

He cancelled the meeting. Do you know why? Lara Logan may or may not know what she's talking about but she evidently has been there and in the mix. Listen to her if you want to really understand. We could go on forever but it won't matter because the leftists are certain their "adults" are now in charge. JB and KH are the laughing stock of the world. If there's ever been a need to replace leadership at the highest levels you're witnessing it. Taiwan must be very nervous knowing they have to depend on these "adults" for their survival.

drewski

Disgraceful Joe, joementia, does anyone not know where the childish derogatory nicknames originated? Hint twice impeached,one term disaster of a president DJT. Like a starving dog with a meaty bone, the trump cultists will gnaw on this afghan thing as long as they can.

Wasn't the charge of the light brigade about Afghanistan? Let's all feign shock and dismay that what was known to happen happened.

NeroFiddles4PhotoOps

If you watched any of his scripted “press conferences” the origin of those names would be intuitively obvious. Meanwhile here is a quote from House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) for your consideration: "the Biden administration didn’t listen to the intelligence more carefully and didn’t plan better” for the withdrawal from Afghanistan, “and we’re now seeing the result of that.” He added, “the planning could have been better. And I don’t think anyone can objectively look at that and reach a different conclusion.” One would have to be either intellectually disingenuous or challenged to not see that Joe and his administration are in over their heads on everything they touch

mpjeep

Orange man.......?

dc

You leftists just remember Trump was elected because he unlike your politicians made promises and he kept them again unlike your politicians. Your politician said Trump was the most dangerous man in the world. He was the most dangerous to terrorists. Y'all elected the most likeable one for them. Looks like your media idiots might be having buyers remorse. How 'bout y'all?

dc

Here's your sign. We attacked the big "A" because that's where the so-called "mastermind" and his band of merry men were training and hiding and the Taliban evidently were their host. Actually, the real "mastermind" (the hairy Pakistani Malik Sheik Mohammad) is still "hiding" in Gitmo. GW did not start it but he also didn't finish it which he should have whether he got Benny or not.

mpjeep

In July 2016, while Biden was a pitchman for Obamacare, he said the US would go bankrupt if they don’t spend more money. When questioned about this logic, Biden said, “yes, what I’m telling you is we have to spend money to keep from going bankrupt.”

So this week, bankrupt Joe, and Democrats passed a $3.5 trillion budget resolution and, with the help of 19 Republicans, including Thom Tillis and Richard Burr of NC, a $1.2 trillion “infrastructure” bill.

According to the U.S. Treasury Department, the total public debt outstanding as of Aug. 9, 2021, is roughly $28.4 trillion. Guess there is no way we could go bankrupt now, right, Joe?

And BTW, Obama warned us about Biden, several times as a matter of fact.

dc

Obviously, G. Wash. was our best all-around president. Trump was the smartest of all the both "non-politician" or "politician" presidents. If DeSantis ever makes it he will become the smartest. Like it or not Calvin Coolidge was one of the best. Biden is the dumbest dementia or not.

drewski

Lol " you leftists" "you rhinos" let me tell you what is truth, hannity said..the heritage foundation.. Andrea witburg..

I heard it through the grapevine.

Trump the smartest? Really? lol

My final comment on this thread, clearly we have entered the twilight zone, where up is down, truth is fiction, and only the orange koolaid is the drink of choice.

mpjeep

Afghanistan is a mess, a trainwreck. The intelligence community, the Pentagon, and the White House are all blaming each other.

Remember the five Taliban commanders released in exchange for Deserter Bowe Bergdahl by Obama/Biden Admin? Yeah, the mastermind, Khairkhwa, is one of the key players now. The man deemed too dangerous to release was set free by Obama/Biden.

Biden was just hoping for the best with the withdrawal, not even considering what the worst might be.

JusticeForAll

It doesn't matter if Peter Pan is President at this point. The delusion that some live under is strong and will not be altered. And why should it? This is the process of human kind. It destroys itself by not accepting reality and living under the illusion of self importance. Our current state on this planet is dismal. We have been poor stewards and left a mess for our children and grandchildren. But go ahead and sit in your recliner, live fantasy, and feel smug that you were successful. The cost was our humanity.

noitall

Incompetence is now a political force. No way out of this debt crisis, No way!! Worthless money will crash. Going to be a bumpy ride,. Our motto in the depression was that two can live as cheap as one if one does not eat and sleeps in the woods.

dc

"Shock video: Lara Logan confirms what we feared about Afghanistan" by Andrea Widburg. It's all on purpose and about Pakistan and creating a crisis of refugees. Eye opening.

dc

Mike's letter to the editor is obviously correct in that whoever is pulling the strings have reversed everything Trump accomplished for the good of the country. However, considering Logan's eye opener they have not painted themselves into a corner. They have instead done a masterfully evil job of destroying our country which has been the plan since at least 2008 and possibly since 9/11. Soros is probably somewhere in the mix but it runs deep and calculating. If some patriotic Anericans don't get control of the wheel soon this country is doomed.

dc

"Why Was Bagram Air Base Closed?" by Douglas Herz. Lindsey Graham is always "getting to the bottom of things" but nothing happens if and after he ever gets there. Find the "why" and "whos" of this one small piece of the puzzle. If possible trace this piece to the cabal of that masterfully evil plan to destroy this country and you just might get closer to revealing the master plan and planners. Logan has already done part of the work for you. Not likely there's anybody in govt willing to put in the work even if they had her guts. Actually, a little common sense is all it takes to flush out who they are and their plan. The pieces of their scheme continue to fall in place for those who dare observe and report like Lara.

dc

This provides an excellent in-the-raw overall picture of the current state of our affairs and it's beyond troubling. "The Afghanistan Debacle is Exactly What the Left Wanted" by Christopher Skeet.

dc

Here's some interesting politics. Maybe the dying part a little far-fetched by stranger things have happened. "Why Joe Biden can't resign, or be removed -- or die" by Clayton Spann.

David Collins

So now it is reported that Bungles Biden wants to deploy our border patrol agents to Afghanistan to aid in the relocation of the Afghan refugees to the U S . The same agents that are urgently needed here . This Clown Show just gets better and better .

dc

Unsuspecting leftists can't handle the truth or anything close to the truth. Fingers in their ears and eyes closed while being led to the slaughter,

mpjeep

Biden’s administration is telling Americans stranded in Afghanistan to pay $2k for their passage back to the US while giving illegal immigrants free plane tickets to anywhere in the US.

dc

Any doubt SR has a choker collar and short leash on JB and she would lie to the death for at least one of chief planner? This has more shades of Benghazi than Saigon. Key players MIA until cover-up.

dc

"Can the Biden presidency last much longer?" By Thomas Lifson. Maybe they have painted themselves into a corner at least with the Europeans and the whole free world. It's more likely that they have out-smarted themselves like they did trying to destroy Trump along with the country. Hopefully, the anti-American country destruction

(Edited by staff.)

dc

(continued): cabal have out-smarted themselves one more time. Go back to your Vineyard party Mr. Cool.

dc

"Perhaps it's not dumb and dumber, but shrewd and sinister" by Lynne Lechter. Some straight talk about Mr. Cool's anti-American policies with a dose of his sidekick's "flinty eyes" assertions "that whatever anti-American policy he has implemented was justified".

mpjeep

Interestingly enough, Biden already has deployed more troops “back” to Afghanistan to evacuate civilians than were there when he ordered the military to leave.

"I made a commitment to the American people when I ran for president that I would bring America's military involvement in Afghanistan to an end," Biden said. "And while it's been hard and messy—and yes, far from perfect—I've honored that commitment."

I wonder how long it will be before U.S. forces return to Afghanistan for another 10/20 years?

NeroFiddles4PhotoOps

Instead of sending more troops, Joe should send a contingent of the nonviolent social workers from the Defund the Police movement to restore order and safe passage for those that want to evacuate. Cori Bush, AOC and the squad can lead it. It’s an excellent opportunity for the social workers to go in and demonstrate their nonviolent de-escalation techniques.

dc

That's funny. When DJT was in the WH he was an imminent danger to the Left but now that JB is there and reversed everything good that had been accomplished against all odds it won't matter if JB morphed into Peter Pan.

mpjeep

‘Disgraceful Joe, joementia, does anyone not know where the childish derogatory nicknames originated?’

‘My final comment on this thread, clearly we have entered the twilight zone, where up is down, truth is fiction, and only the orange koolaid is the drink of choice.’

Hmm….

kenwood

Anybody else see Miss Saigon?

mpjeep

I'm pretty sure Biden reversed Trump's plan for withdrawal. Trump said US Military out Last. Biden said US Military out First. Probably just Dyslexia on Joe's part.

mpjeep

Biden finds himself in quite a quandary, but still blames everyone but himself for the Afghan debacle.

And now we know “For Whom the Bell Tolls”...

David Collins

Now bungles Biden’s own advisors are contradicting , some would call it clarification , him . Of course he is off to Delaware to go into hiding in an undisclosed basement under the guise of a vacation .

And , the clown princess , our VP , apparently has fallen in love with Air Force 2 for she is off to Viet Nam for an undisclosed reason . Of paramount importance I am sure but probably to put as much distance away from him as possible .

The saga continues .

dc

Shouldn't be long before those terrorists released from the prisons will be showing up and/or passing through the unsecured southern border.

saltydog

Bring all the troops home and then turn around and send 6000 back to get the people you left behind.

Brilliant strategic thinking.

NeroFiddles4PhotoOps

Good thing Joe has decades of experience in government as one of the Democrat’s most senior statesmen and is a foreign policy expert or this whole thing could of really gone bad. Fortunately, the border is secure and we don’t have to worry about any of this following us home. For those critical of Joe’s performance, you have to admit that he has exceeded Jimmy Carter’s legacy foreign policy accomplishments in just a little over 200 days; Carter only managed to have a little over 50 hostages held for 444 days, Joe has the potential to exceed that by multiple orders of magnitude.

David Collins

Has anyone noticed how Orange the skin on slo Joe’s face is getting ?

dc

"Lol", "truth is fiction" and "Peter Pan"? Sure seems so when so many put their confidence in, supported, but not sure about elected their version of "adulthood". Our adult is front and center while their "adults" are hiding from the truth and self-inflicted blunders. Mean while the anxiously waiting and very concerned free world is in disbelief. Much of theirs is also self-inflicted. They must be hoping Peter Pan will fix their anti-American disasters while our country suffers beyond belief. Not much for anyone to laugh about.

noitall

Any undeclared war is always problematic. Why bother with our Constitution when it is abused like this? Where was congress?? Or was this just another grab for power? This is criminal from the start.and should be cause for punishment under the law. But it will not happen.

BREAKING NEWS!! Laura and I, along with the team at the Bush Center, stand ready as Americans to lend our support and assistance in this time of need. Let us all resolve to be united in saving lives and praying for the people of Afghanistan. TEAM?? CAN ANY OF THESE MEGALOMANIACS KEEP THEIR MOUTHS SHUT.

David Collins

Reportedly , Air-B@B has offered to supply the Afghan escapees free rental units . About 25 thousand units or more , free to them but not so much for the ever dwindling ranks of tax payers that will have to foot the bill . Thought we had a housing crunch already or so the newsies kept ranting about . More ever grateful newcomers equals more grateful new voters .

Who are we going to import next . Seeing how the Marines are or have already deployed to Haiti , should not be hard to figure out .

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