Saturday, February 10, 2024

D.L. Gardner: Two Legacies

Recently I began reading my own columns from late 2020 and early 2021 to reminisce. “[T]he LEFT peacefully protested as cities burned, protesters ransacked, looted, and destroyed local and chain stores, and attacked and vilified police while mayors and governors empathized with outraged mobs.” The media glorified BLM and Antifa as righteous revolutionaries.

What chaos had President Trump and his supporters spread across America? “President Trump ended wars and brokered peace deals in the Middle East. His economic plan reduced unemployment to record lows for all races and created more jobs than we had workers to fill. Under President Trump the economy added about $6,000 more to median household income in three years.”

What was Biden promising in 2020? “After 47 years in Washington, Joe Biden promises to undo everything President Trump has done. Biden said on national TV he would shut America down if necessary to control the pandemic, and bemoaned ‘a dark winter ahead’ in his last debate with Trump. Biden is projecting a gloomy picture for America’s future. But, that’s what the LEFT has been projecting for America every day, week, and month for the past four years.” That was then, and Joe has single-handedly delivered on his promises. Hoo ray….

The last thing I wrote before election day 2020 was, “If Joe Biden wins the presidency, we can expect more government control from Washington paid for with our rising taxes from dwindling paychecks and bank accounts.”

A few days later the media called the race for Biden. Nevertheless, I summarized Trump’s historic accomplishments. “Under President Trump America became energy independent, and gas prices continue to hover around $2.00/gallon nationwide. The energy sector has boomed under Trump’s administration. AND, the U.S. led the world in reducing CO2 emissions in 2019.”

President Trump helped the Black community more than any other president. “He signed the Future Act making permanent $255 million annual STEM funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. President Trump became the first sitting president to address the National HBCU Week Conference. He authorized the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program that has awarded scholarships to more than 10,000 students, more than 75% of whom are Black.”

Moreover, “President Trump created the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council that provided additional support for distressed communities. He created Opportunity Zones providing investment opportunities in nearly 9,000 economically distressed communities across America that have attracted $75 billion.”

And, “President Trump championed the First Step Act, a criminal justice bill that makes the justice system fairer and helps former inmates transition back into society. More than 90% of those benefitting from the retroactive sentencing reductions are Black.”

November 7, 2020, Washington Post headline: “Biden plans immediate flurry of executive orders to reverse Trump policies.” Biden, his administration, and supporters have reversed Trump’s policies out of pure hatred for Trump and his supporters.

On Biden’s first day, I noted, “President Biden has essentially eliminated 11,000 good paying jobs by stopping the Keystone Pipeline. Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau has expressed some surprise and angst since this is a joint venture between our two nations and no one from the Biden administration contacted him.”

Sadly, President Biden’s hatred of Donald Trump, his successful policies, and his supporters has predictably lowered our world standing and divided Americans more than ever.

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


Anonymous said...

Please show us the trials and convictions of rioters from the civil rights protests triggered by the murder of George Floyd by Derrick Chauvin?

We have dozens of convictions of rioters from the January 6th insurrection that was caused by Donald Trump’s repeated unfounded and unproven claims that the election was stolen because he lost and lacked the presidential character to accept defeat.

Anonymous said...

Biden's recent self-expose' of severe mental dementia is now criticized world wide. Combined with shuffling and stumbling, it's a payback for his lifetime of poor judgment, blunders and greedy grifting abroad. I appreciate fate dumping revenge on him while alive.

Anonymous said...

And you were right about it all DL!

Anonymous said...

US oil exports from Russia spiked during the Trump administration. We are now energy independent, and the pipeline was then and would be now an unnecessary corporate gift , boondoggle, risk (oil leaks), an eyesore and a rip off of property.

You credit Trump with bills from Congress that did not originate with Trump and for which he had no input.

His son in law brokered the only Middle East deal and it was not between two countries that were at loggerheads or "adverse" to the US or whose agreement had any real impact.

And, we had the very best border deal and Trump stopped it for political reasons since he is King of the GOP and wishes to be our first monarch who is not bound either by the law or The Constitution. Indeed, he even loves being compared to the Son of God.

Anonymous said...

"Please show us the trials and convictions of rioters from the civil rights protests triggered by the murder of George Floyd by Derrick Chauvin?"

Did you intend to destroy your own position or was it accidental?

Anonymous said...

After Sleepy Joe's embarassing fourty-five minute presser the other night are there any people who will admit to voting for that crook?

Anonymous said...

When it's 5 AM in the afternoon and you are down to smoking all those tiny chunks you found after you moved the furniture because someone could have dropped a rock or two ...

"Recently I began reading my own columns from late 2020 and early 2021 to reminisce."

Anonymous said...


I’ll vote for whomever is not a Republican.

With few exceptions, Republicans are silent about the real craziness of Jan. 6, and about the plan to have substitute electors at the ready (against the knowlege and wishes of the states involved) elect Trump if only the VP would act. Which the VP wouldn’t do because he took a silly oath.

Those silent are inherently complicit, and equally unfit as their leader to stand with and defend the Constitution of the United States and the principles therein. Sorry excuses for Americans.

Anonymous said...


We don’t want or need your vote.

Anonymous said...

"We are now energy independent". You didn't really say that did you 10:21?

Look, I'm real glad you qualified for Medical Cannabis, but...dayum!

Anonymous said...

Thank the Lord, Sleepy Joe convinced the President of Mexico to open the Gaza border between Israel and Egypt,

Anonymous said...

At least someone is reading his drivel.

Anonymous said...

5:43 pm Yes I did because I go to objective sources of information.

In fact, the U.S. has the strongest economy in the world by every reliable measure from every independent source.

And, that's despite the GOP efforts to "ruin our credit" by increasing our interest rate.

IF you borrow from a bank to buy a house, you have a bid deficit. You are, however, investing in an asset.

If you finished paying for an asset, but don't maintain it and let it go to ruin, you are a fool.

If you have neighbors who hate you and are criminals and you don't invest in your security and band with other neighbors to contain them, you are also a fool.

Since you can't seem to see beyond your " neighborhood" and don't realize the planet is small, that the improvement of airplanes and ships and other technology no longer make "isolation" possible, I thought a simple analogy might help.

Add to that, that you can go to Europe and see "walls' didn't prevent "invasion". Technology (if added) can secure our border (it was in the bill that failed in the House and the best bill to might google for a copy).

Both parties just want to win. The problem is that in the past, neither would sacrifice the good of the Nation to do that. Our Founders feared political "factions" becoming too powerful.

Whether it's Protestants vs Catholics or conflicting philosophical theories (never ever practical as they fail to overcome their zealots inabilities to see any imperfections or ambitions for power.

It's a shame, but IF either party put our Nation ahead of winning, they would have continue " vetting" their candidates. They would have gotten ahead of the game in dealing with threats from weather and from the internet.

Either team could win the Super Bowl, I guarantee it. All they have to do is make sure the players on the other team are too damaged to compete. They could threaten their lives and that of their children or just make hire a few thugs to hurt their star player. Every sport could be like a gang war. Or get the gambling industry a clear path so they pay off the refs...oh wait, we are already trying to make that happen.

Try to get out of your bubble, would you. Step one is to look for bias in your sources of information. I learned that in the 7th grade. Mein Kampfe had a bias.

Anonymous said...

10:35 said, "And, that's despite the GOP efforts to 'ruin our credit' by increasing our interest rate."

Mortgage rates under Trump = 2.5%
Mortgage rates under Biden = 7.5%+

Anonymous said...

DL Gardner is a China plant to weaken our country with hallucinogenic drug abuse. Good golly, Miss Molly! His critics must use strong stuff as they write crazy nonsense in attacking him.

Anonymous said...

@9:01 with comment of the decade!

Anonymous said...

4:08 pm yesterday

Both parties need the independent vote. Too bad your party zealots ruin are driving away the fiscal conservatives who actually can do math.

We also have read history textbooks and know our isolationism gave Hitler free reign for too long and ended up causing more of our boys to die in battle later.

We also have had it with the unhinged, ignorance of your idol aka Sinner in Chief you compare to Jesus. I finally realized he isn't consciously lying, he is just that egotistic and stupid damn and unable to think before he speaks. No doubt in my mind that his Daddy bought his "education" with donations so he passed with C's ...that is IF he has the diploma no one has seen. Mine came suitable for framing and let's face it, if he was top or near top or even a grad, he'd be waving that around.

Anonymous said...

Re-reading one's old columns is like admiring oneself in the mirror.

Anonymous said...

“ On Biden’s first day, I noted, “President Biden has essentially eliminated 11,000 good paying jobs by stopping the Keystone Pipeline.”

That was not true, Daniel if you are going to make up numbers, you have to go with something believable. Even re-reading your past lies didn’t raise any flags for you? Take another look and try to read through the eyes of a sane person, you will be alarmed by the stupidity.

Anonymous said...

Watch out, Daniel is going into Trump despair. He’s lost without Daddy Donald telling him how great Russia is and how he totally didn’t rape any of those women who are all just so ugly and not his type at all. Maybe you can pray about it on Sunday Daniel. I’m sure God will enlighten you on the true meaning of Christianity, to support his son and savior Donald ‘Grab ‘em by the pussy’ Trump and to get vengeance on his many totally unfair detractors who just want to rip the country apart by holding Donald accountable to the law. It’s just not fair that Daddy Donny has to abide by the same laws as the liberal democrats.

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