Musings on the Week

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January 26, 2013


Democracy – It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.” Winston Churchill.

Politics – Obama’s Inauguration speech was an unapologetic defense of liberal, activist government, and reiterated his divisive and partisan approach to “compromise.”

Politics – Democrats have been successful overwhelming Republicans with domestic “crisis” after “crisis” to distract from their abysmal economic record and foreign policy failures.

Politics – Michelle Obama launched a community organizing project “Organizing for Action, the American version of the Department of Agitation and Propaganda.

Politics – Based on the content in the Inauguration speech, the best thing Republicans can do is to limit the damage by collectively rejecting one bad Progressive idea after another.

Politics – There are many conservative spokesmen, such as Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, or Paul Ryan who will emphasize core conservative principles.

Politics – Republicans may have painted themselves into a corner by promising real budget cuts that, unless they are delivered, may cost them multiple House seats in the 2014 election.

Politics – I expect the TEA Party movement to re-emerge as the new taxes and regulations hit, and the “second half” of our 2008 recession hits full force (as if it ever really stopped).

Media – The MSM downfall has already begun, but I expect this avalanche to continue after Newsweek with layoffs at the New York Times and the Washington Post.

Taxes – We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.Winston Churchill.

Economy –Obama has run up trillion-dollar deficits, piled on $6 trillion in debt, spent $800 billion on phony "stimulus," while hitting businesses with $518 billion in new regulations.

Jobs – Obama has failed on jobs, with unemployment stuck around 8%, a Jobs Council that hasn’t even met in over a year, and new regulations and taxes stifling new job creation.

Labor – Union density in the American workplace fell to another new post–World War II low of 11.3% in 2012, with private-sector union membership falling to 6.6%.

Debt – In an ideal world, if Congress refused to raise the debt limit, it would automatically force a balanced budget and real reductions in the burden of government spending.

Debt – The debt ceiling deal is another postponement not addressing any of the underlying root causes, but requiring the Senate to finally do their budget job and shirking for 4 years.

Crime – If gun violence is the issue, then the most effective technique to address this crime problem is swift and sure enforcement and punishment removing criminals from society.

Housing – The Obama administration never understood the root causes of the housing collapse, and is now re-energizing the worst culprit, the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act.

Gun Control – If you believe that guns cause gun violence and must be controlled, then you also must believe that keyboards cause misspelled words and silverware causes obesity.

Gun Control – Obama’s 23 gun control measures won’t do anything to stop gun violence, but it does provide a façade implying Congress did “something,” just nothing effective.

Family Liberals are waging a secret War on Children, with abortion being pro-mother, anti-father, and anti-children, and divorce being pro-mother, anti-family, and anti-children.

Justice – Obama is hiding his complicity in the Fast and Furious gun-running debacle behind executive privilege, but meanwhile Eric Holder should be impeached for dereliction of duty.

Environment – Ken Salazar is stepping down just in time to avoid the scandal of firing or reassigning government scientists who question scientific proof for administration actions.

Environment – Obama’s Inauguration speech promised his continued commitment to the environment hoax of climate warming as another tool to expand the size of government.

DeficitI expect one or more states to declare bankruptcy and seek assistance to recover from the bad economic decisions of the past under federal judicial protection.

Housing I expect that it will take four or more years at the current rate for the backlog of foreclosures to finally clear, before we see any signs of life of a robust housing recovery.

Appeasement – An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile – hoping it will eat him last. Winston Churchill.

GWOT – Contrary to the President’s claims of al Qaeda being decimated, the resurgence of al Qaeda in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Libya, Mali, etc. are all too visible and growing.

Defense – Panetta authorized women in combat to placate feminist’s insatiable drive for absolute official equality between the sexes, as long as women accept the consequences.

Libya – The Benghazi study whitewashed the security failure by Clinton prior to attack, abandonment by Panetta during the attack, and cover-up by Obama after the attack.

Libya – Will we ever learn who denied requests for additional security, who told the military to stand down and not help, and who created and nurtured the false media narrative?

Israel I expect that Israel will be attacked by Hamas and the IDF will retaliate by invading and then re-annexing Gaza based on defensible borders and 1920 San Remo Conference.

Israel – I expect that Israel will suffer a nuclear attack from Islamist extremists, and Obama will talk a lot, but stand aside and refuse to help defend this longtime ally.

Asia – I expect that North Korea will attack South Korea and attempt to reunite Korea, and Obama will be unable” to support our troops and will negotiate for a stalemate.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY