Saturday, May 7, 2022

D.L. Gardner: Things That Aren't So

Remember when President Reagan said, “It isn't so much that liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so many things that aren't so.” Offspring of those liberals have grown up to be extreme far LEFT woke progressives whose belief systems have little to do with reality and everything to do with disruption and division.

Democrats, the media in general, and the press in particular continue their decades old political affiliation. In the past 7 years, this group has focussed like a laser on Donald Trump. The attention has nothing to do with politics or policies. Trump’s politics are, granted, lacking in many ways. Voters either love him or hate him. There are few voters in between. Nevertheless, President Trump’s economic policies in particular served him and America very well. The contrast between Trump’s economic success and Biden’s failure is historically dismal.

When inflation began its meteoric rise early in 2021, Biden’s administration blamed Trump and the pandemic. During Trump’s four years in the White house (2017 - 2020), inflation floated at 2.1%, 2.1%, 1.9%, 2.3%, and 1.4% respectively. Biden supersized inflation to 7% in his first year, and 2022 has already reached 8.5%. Trump did not raise inflation the past two years while he has not been in office. That claim is also “things that aren’t so.” 

Trump’s stance on social issues like K-12 education stood head-and-shoulders above Biden’s. School shutdowns during Covid-19 attracted attention of parents who stayed home with children. During school hours parents were introduced to and indoctrinated with Critical Race Theory (CRT) alongside their elementary aged children. Parents learned how race alone predetermined children’s potential. CRT was rarely if ever taught as a course, but was insidiously woven into the fabric of reading, history, science, and math courses. Teachers taught children that race determined who was more likely to be a victim or an oppressor according to CRT. As Reagan said, “things that aren’t so.”

Are we better off than we were 16 months ago? Those still pathologically obsessed with thoughts of Trump have been programmed to answer, “Absolutely!” Why? Because they believe so many “things that aren’t so.” Democrats, media and press, along with ‘the government’ characterize Trump as a white, rich, corporate guy who tweets really uncouth thoughts. Former President Trump is the number 1 campaign issue for Democrats in the the next two elections. Why would such a large block of ideologues pledge to cancel one man? Is he that powerful? Is he that scary?

Elon Musk’s bid to buy Twitter and turn it into a private business really flushed out a lot of woke emotions from every nook and cranny in America. Will Musk restore Trump’s Twitter account? What about Musk’s pledge to open Twitter to uncensored speech? What if Musk’s ‘fact checkers’ and algorithms create a level playing field between woke twitterers and their critics who finally get to voice their perspectives in an open public square? 

Twitter and other social media platforms have been programmed to censor and shame conservative voices while elevating some of the crudest woke rhetoric to top of lists in the Twitter-verse. It’s time to hear the other side in America’s social and political wars. Voters are tired of America’s A-List elitist celebrities preaching so many “things that aren’t so.”


Daniel L. Gardner is a syndicated columnist who lives in Starkville, MS. You may contact him at



Anonymous said...

It's funny that this guy is saying that DEMOCRATS are the ones that believe "things that aren't so." The right is the ones spreading conspiracy theories and spreading lies that are verifiably false.

Anonymous said...

Generalization is a sign of a weak mind.

Anonymous said...

This guy is a joke. Can't wait till Elon Muskrat's newly formulated twitter collides with European bans on promoting false information. He has already been warned not to play those games there.

Anonymous said...

I see that the two libtards on here have already chimed in with their disinformation.

Anonymous said...

I don’t even see democrats as human. Democrats are merely demons in the service of evil. That’s why democrats always rule over cesspools of violence, poverty, and misery. Wherever you find democrats in large numbers, you find the byproducts of evil, the bad “karma” as a leftist atheist would put it. But its all demonic residue.

Anonymous said...

8:05 am, go play, the grown-ups are talking.

Anonymous said...

Figures don't lie, but liars figure.

Anonymous said...

Hey, hey, Snopes@11:01 tell us which lies and conspiracy theories are being spread by the right, verifiably of course.

Anonymous said...

How are republicans spreading lies and conspiracy theories? Their posts are immediately deleted.

Anonymous said...

DL seems to forget that Biden wasn't in office when schools were initially closed.

He also fails to look at Trumps income tax cuts for the extremely wealthy or know that Musk doesn't even pay a whole 1% in income taxes. It's the corporate taxes the GOP mentions. Left out, also, is that the ordinary expenses those with a job and family have, including health insurance,
all aspects of homeownership and maintenance, vehicles and even domestic services are owned and written off as business expenses. We'd all do great if we had no bills to pay other than food and clothing (and Musk gets to write off entertainment expenses and vacations in corporately paid luxury).

But, of course, every conservative website will look at Musk's corporate taxes, not the $70000 he paid in income taxes. More than a few Mississippi doctors and senior partners in law firms and family business owners paid more in personal income than Musk

Indeed, now that Trump's Congress and the GOP "defunded" the IRS and removed guardrails to prevent political corruption in the guise of deregulation.

When you are party loyal, you are blind to how your pocket is being picked or else are the beneficiary of the " spoils". The Democrats have " gifted" themselves and their supporters as well.
If you aren't going to hold YOUR party accountable and try to deify your party candidates, and imbue every charismatic,con artist with virtues rather than be smart enough to look to your own self- interest, you've only yourselves to blame.
And, DL, guys like you who do not bother to learn how government works or doesn't and listens only to party spin are a plague on the Nation. You have made certain our hard won freedoms will shortly be gone and we are like Saudi Arabia or Russia or Nigeria or China with an autocratic , one party system that rewards only the knee benders.

Anonymous said...

Arguing with a woke liberal,(spell that d e m o c r a t) is like wrestling with a pig.
You get muddy and the pig enjoys it!
These woke folks have been spoon fed revisionist history and lies until they can no longer think for themselves. They can only parrot the leftist propaganda. I choose to ignore them because they are not worth talking to. You can educate ignorance but you cant fix Stupid!

Rants begin in 3…2…1..

Anonymous said...


Comet Ping Pong pizza...just for starters!

That got lots of RWNJs all wee wee'd up to the point one of them showed up with a gun and started shooting.

Anonymous said...

11:12 AM Which church do you go to?

Anonymous said...

D.L. Gardener and the title's "Things that aren't so".

Time to just pack it in and go home.

If anyone ought to know it would be a guy from Starkpatch!

Anonymous said...

Comet Ping Pong was an 4chan hoax. 4chan has also tricked people into microwaving their iPhones.

Anonymous said...

Tater Tot and “All hat, No Cattle” Gipson both had press conferences where they made Jackson’s crime the priority of the MSGOP so this is their fault now.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, even though the real problem has nothing to do with how you vote or what any certain agenda is. The problem is that we have BAD people on BOTH sides while us in the middle suffer. Until the middle handles this matter of business.............

Anonymous said...

The movie 2000 mules will be released very soon. Then people will have an idea on which side the crooks are on. People are in store for a big surprise.

Anonymous said...

Reagan didn’t know much of anything while he was in office. He makes Biden and Trump look like well tuned machines in comparison. The Reagan’s reliance on Joan Quigley to run the country should be all the right needs to know about their hero to shut up about that moron.

Anonymous said...

Hey, hey, Snopes@5:43, you threw something against the wall, but you failed to make it stick by verifying it. Give it another go, how about it? You gave the impression that there were a multitude of them. Come on fact-checker.

Anonymous said...

You really shouldn't have taken what Mr. Reagan said personally, why he probably didn't even know you.

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