Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

January 27, 2018


Freedom – “The best road to progress is freedom’s road.”  John F. Kennedy.

Politics – The Jimmy Carter of the 21st century, Barack Obama’s hope” and “change” were failures on every front, foreign and domestic, leaving a country more divisive with rising homicides in major cities, a torpid economy, and spiraling epidemics of opioids and despair.

Politics – Democrats define themselves with identity politics as perpetually offended and always unhappy, while Republicans define themselves “Making America Great Again!

Politics – Conventional wisdom is that presidents lose support at midterm election because they over-promise and under-deliver, but Trump unexpectedly delivers on all his promises!

Politics – As the Democrat party base moves further and further Left, the party agenda only consists of rabid anti-Trump messages, which worked so well in the last general election!

Politics – Republicans must ensure everyone who voted for Trump in 2016 votes again in 2018 and those who did not can see proof the economy grows and jobs created as promised.

Politics – The investigation results are in: the FBI exonerated Hillary Clinton and her cohorts with a mock investigation, attempted to swing our presidential election against Donald Trump and then continued to undermine the new administration after losing the election.

Politics –Trump’s criticisms of the FBI were vindicated: His campaign was wire-tapped; FBI agents were plotting against him; Obama’s FBI director was leaking to the press; the FBI was collaborating with Hillary’s opposition researchers; the FBI exoneration of Hillary was rigged.

Politics – If the investigation ends up prosecuting anyone for lying to the FBI, the question is whether all the FBI who lied will ever be prosecuted for abuse of power and obstruction?

Politics – Democrats “resistance” anti-Trump movement has morphed into a subversive “secret society” of resistors who are willing to sacrifice the country for a return to power.

Government – The “2018 Schumer Shutdown” is nothing more than a stunt, political theatre designed and focus group tested, but the American people see right through it as a sham.

Government – Congress should have some “skin in the game such as forfeiting their salaries and / or staff budget cut by 25% during shutdown in effect until the shutdown ends.

Government – President Trump should use the government shutdown as an opportunity to identify non-essential employees as candidates for federal downsizing.

Media – The only thing that Presidential popularity polls measure is the impact of constant negative press reports, but discounts all the positive results Trump’s policies are delivering.

Politics – Like the boy crying wolf, Democrat’s playbook dictates that “when backed into a corner, cry racism” and now less and less people believe it each time destroying credibility.

Media – Reward the FAKE NEWS Award winners in the wallet by cancelling subscriptions and stop watching “fake news” channels and move to more factual and truthful news sources.

Freedom – “The separation of church and state, although a fundamental principle to which I fully subscribe, was never intended in my view to separate public morality from public policy." Gerald Ford.

Economy – After eight years of GDP growth that averaged only 1.9%, we have topped 3% three quarters in a row with the impact of policy changes yet to hit so expect 4% or higher.

Finance – The implicit guarantees of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, along with their “affordable housing” mission, were a principal cause of the 2008 meltdown, but now the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) seeks to institutionalize these practices.

Immigration – Diversity is achieved by allowing the best of immigrants from many different countries assimilating into an American “melting pot” with common customs and laws.

Immigration – Right now, only one in 15 of the more than 1 million immigrants who are admitted every year are given a visa because of their job skills or entrepreneurial ability.

Immigration – Right now, about eight times more DREAMers have not graduated from high school than have graduated from college.

Social Security – Since 2010, Social Security has been running at a cash-flow deficit, meaning that the payroll taxes collected aren't enough to cover the benefits it's obliged to pay out. 

Feminism – The brave new world rules are that any violation of the no-touch, no-look, no-say policy can be punished with loss of employment, reputation, standing on the part of males.

Feminism – The latest Women’s March of ugly, angry leftists was an emotional flare-up, a temper tantrum but did not represent women’s issues, covered last week in March for Life.

Education – As more evidence emerges of the long term failure of government schools, demand has increased for more school choice and home schooling options.

Civil Rights – New surveys found that Trump’s support among black voters is now at 17%, more than double who voted for him, with 4% as strong supporters an 10% more favorable.

Sports – If NBC insists on televising all the anti-American NFL protestors, then this will be the first Super Bowl that I will totally boycott.

Abortion – Despite a media blackout in coverage, the anti-abortion March for Life is drawing larger, more positive crowds than the much ballyhooed anti-Trump Women’s March.

Freedom – “If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.” Ronald Reagan.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY