Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

June 2, 2018


Constitution – “We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” Abraham Lincoln. 

Politics – Republicans are very proud of the growing economy, strengthening job market, decreased unemployment, regulations cut, tax cuts, and improved reputation abroad.

Politics - Democrats are out of touch with the majority of Americans, fixated on Mueller’s Russia-election investigation, and working to destroy the President by any means.

Politics – Progressives will always find an audience for partisan propaganda and political narratives, hence the Marxist term “useful idiots.”

Politics – Obama claims his administration was scandal-free which really meant that he co-opted the Justice Department to not pursue the string of scandals that plagued his 8 years.

Politics – Clinton created Onward Together in the wake of her 2016 election defeat to share progressive values such as: the “racial-diversity umbrage machine,” Color of Change; female Democrat candidate recruiting outfit, Emerge America; Trump-resistance group, Indivisible; voter-mobilization group, Swing Left; candidate-assistance organization, Run for Something; get-out-the-vote group, Alliance for Youth Action; leadership school, Arena Summit; black identity politics fund, Collective PAC; voter-mobilization outfit, iVote Fund; political action committee, Latino Victory; and voter-registration group, Voto Latino.

Politics – Weaponizing the federal government during an election was pioneered by LBJ in 1960 when he used both the FBI and CIA to spy on Goldwater’s headquarters and airplane.

Politics – Unless we assume the FBI went rogue, it is inconceivable that personnel spied on the Trump campaign and make provocative contact with its lesser members could have occurred without the full knowledge and control of the occupants of the Oval Office.

Politics - The only way to re-earn public trust is to prosecute all those who broke the law in the: DOJ (Lynch, Yates, Bhahara), FBI (Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Page), State (Clinton, Abedin), DHS (Johnson), and IC (Brennan, Clapper), and WH (Obama, Jarrett, Rice).

Culture – The best way to Make America Great Again is to promote: traditional American culture, traditional morality and values, married couples, stable families, and many children.

Media – President Trump should exercise the Power of the Office to starve the beast” bypassing the mainstream media (hastening its demise) and the partisan social media and go directly to the American people exclusively through alternative media sources.

Media – As the Blue Wave washes away, it is once again proven that American people are smarter than the elites and understand political misdeeds when all information is revealed.

Media – Based on the media’s abysmal track record predicting the American voter’s opinions, I routinely add 10% to every approval rating based on partisan polling bias.

Media – Mainstream journalists continue to blame the public for not believing them, rather than admitting they themselves created this environment of deep distrust by acting as salespeople for the status quo versus challenging the powerful like they’re supposed to.

Constitution – “The Constitution preserves the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation where the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."  James Madison.

Economy – The new global competitiveness ranking shows the U.S. taking over the top spot based on its “strength in economic performance and infrastructure,” first in both areas.

Finance – Partial Dodd-Frank reform is good, and total repeal would be better because this legislation made our financial system worse and less stable, institutionalizing “Too-Big-To-Fail.”

Finance – Small banks punch represent 10% of the banking industry’s assets, but make 25% of the country’s commercial loans, 67% of small business loans, and 75% of agricultural loans.

Television – Much like “Last Man Standing” with Tim Allen, perhaps the “Rosanne” show should be resurrected by Fox to offer alternative non-politically correct programming.  

Mining – The U.S. is 100% dependent on foreign supply for 20 metals and minerals, and 50% or more dependent for a total of 43 metals and minerals.

Immigration – First-generation Americans (legitimate ones) tend to be some of our best citizens precisely because they understand even better than we do what we have here.

Education – Progressive orientation has created a unique mindset that is simultaneously curious and proudly ignorant, curious about new theories and new ideas that further explore pre-existing narratives of race, gender, class, and sexuality, but proudly ignorant of contrary voices to the extent that academics often don’t know what they don’t know.

Crime – Social justice warriors demanded police wear body cameras to stop “systemic racism in law enforcement,” but now it is far more likely to exonerate the officer from guilt.

Communications – The government is prohibited from infringing on free speech, so too must private sector (Google, Twitter, etc.) should be prohibited from infringing on my free speech.

Elections – The Democrat plan to bypass the Electoral College with national popular vote legislation is an unconstitutional attempt to bypass the federal checks and balances.

Judiciary - Attorneys general have become ideological ambulance chasers, racing to court to file politically motivated lawsuits seeking to mandate policies too extreme and unpopular to win the support of Congress, state legislatures, or the public. 

Gun Control - the FBI’s latest report on active-shooter incidents in the U.S. shows two things:  1) the U.S. has a growing problem with actual or attempted spree killers; and 2) armed and alert citizens can be part of the solution.

Environment – Recycling is a form of environmental virtue-signaling since it is uneconomical and some towns now talk recycling, but put everything into landfill like ordinary trash.

Feminism - Modern feminism is a toxic mix of prudishness, self-importance, paranoia, groundless hatred, and epidemic humorlessness; a disease of sheer offense-taking, culminating in hatred for half the human race, with a special emphasis on white males.

Crime – The DOJ released a study of career criminals confirming that 83% of prisoners were rearrested within nine years of their release, destroying the promise of prison rehabilitation.

Constitution – “The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards; And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks." Sam Adams. 

GWOT – Islam has been continuously in a war of conquest since 636 AD, so any thoughts that this war only started in 2001 is nonsensical and global defeat unachievable in the near term.

Afghanistan - The IG for Afghanistan Reconstruction says the U.S. set unrealistic expectations for stabilizing Afghanistan, that the Obama administration lacked the political will to stabilize the country, and that some efforts to bolster the Afghan government actually backfired.

Turkey - Turkey is a de facto enemy of the U.S.: supports radical Islamic movements, is increasingly hostile to U.S. allies such as Greece, the Kurds and israel, and opposes almost every foreign-policy initiative that Washington has adopted over the last decade.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY