Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

January 6, 2018


Press – “The American people are entitled to see the president and to hear his views directly, and not to see him only through the press.”  Richard M. Nixon.

Politics – The classical liberalism of the American founders focused on reining in the powers of government, protecting our unalienable rights from encroachment by the government.

Politics – During the past century, the classical liberal order of liberty, free markets, and limited government has been systematically dismantled by the Progressives

Politics – The two political parties exist in separate universes: the bicoastal Democrats feel 2017 was one of the worst years in living memory, while Republicans in the rest of America feel 2017 was a breath of fresh air as the government shackles were finally removed.

Politics – The Obama culture of corruption was evidenced by every single member of the Congressional Black Caucus House member has been investigated on ethics charges.

Politics – Congressman Keith Ellison, deputy chair of the DNC, is actively promoting the domestic terrorism group, AntiFa, whose goal is to overthrow the Trump presidency.

Politics – President Trump is criticized for not doing enough in his first year of presidency, but in reality his first year was focused on undoing the damage from the Obama administration.

Politic – Liberals must learn to confront cognitive dissonance as the reality emerges of President Trump’s domestic and foreign successes intrude upon their delusional world.

Politics – First the mainstream media sacrificed credibility to advance a partisan narrative, and now Psychiatrists are doing the same diagnosing the President based on press reports.

Media – The Left has no sense of humor and doesn’t recognize when they are being ridiculed, as CNN proves criticizing the President for his global warming jibe during cold snap.

Media – The favorite tool in the MSM's tool bag is overt suppression of good news favoring conservatives or Republicans, followed closely by suppression of Democrat bad news. 

Media – The subordination of reality to agenda is a hallmark of totalitarianism and the basic thought mode of the “social justice” Marxists that dominate thought today.

Media – Donald Trump uses Social Media not because he likes it, but because it is the only way to speak directly to the American people to fight (distract) the VERY dishonest and unfairpress(mainstream media) now often referred to as Fake News Media.

Press – “Too often we… enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." John F. Kennedy.

Government – The administration downsized permanent staff at all cabinet departments by the end of September 2017, except for Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs (VA) and Interior.

Economy – Every day of the successful Trump economic recovery in 2017 and 2018 was a reminder of just how badly Obama underperformed as president.

Economy – Just as FDR’s liberal policies turned a downturn into the 16 year Great Depression, Obama’s progressive policies turned a normal downturn into the 8 year Great Recession.

Demographics – When the progressive political class preaches equality and prosperity, but bleeds productive citizens dry by treating them as little more than human ATMs, there should be little surprise when those same citizens move themselves to greener pastures.

Elections – There have been 938 convictions for voter fraud since the year 2000 with 8,471 cases of double voting discovered, but fewer than 1 in 100 cases ends in a conviction.

Healthcare – Congress thinks it must “replace ObamaCare but the real question is why is the federal government in the health insurance business in the first place contrary to the 10th Amendment, when the better solution is to devolve to the states like auto insurance.

Welfare – Now that tax reform is signed, it is time to address the economic “elephant in the room,” bankrupt entitlements, to finally begin to control out-of-control federal spending.

Feminism – Feminists wield their gender like a weapon not to create equality but to demand entitlement and to improve women’s rights, but only for those with whom they agree.

Drugs – Now that marijuana is declared legal in many states, the multiple risks are just being uncovered: mental deterioration, smoking damage, vehicle accidents, and crime increases.

Crime – Nationally, blacks commit most interracial violence, committing 85.5% of all violent interracial victimizations, including homicides and assaults.

Abortion – In 2016, Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, performed 321,384 abortions (880 per day) and received $544 million in taxpayer funding.

Press – “Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.” .Thomas Jefferson.

Israel – It is time to cut aid to the Palestinians because they refuse to negotiate in good faith with Israel, since they have never renounced their stated goal to completely eliminate Israel.

Iran – There are protests almost daily by ordinary Iranians across the spectrum of society, but the Western mass media is just not reporting it, since it undermine’s Obama’s legacy.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY