Musings on the Week


Musings on the Week

June 17, 2017


Leadership – “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things.  He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” Ronald Reagan.

Politics – Barack Obama was a corrupt machine politician in the worst Chicago mold: he used the IRS to silence his enemies, and the Justice Department to protect his friends; his two major "achievements" were a health care law that doesn't work and a deal that increased the power and prestige of the terrorist state of Iran, both built on lies to the public  and manipulation of the press.

Politics – I left the Republican Party a decade ago for the TEA Party, when they stopped representing mainstream America; Donald Trump is trying to resuscitate the bankrupt GOP.

Politics – Democrats are not deeply “anti-American because their personal America, as they want it to be, is very different from America as it is and has been.

Politics – While the Democrat Party claims being the inclusive “big tent”, its de facto leader does no favors by glibly insulting millions of voters with sweeping generalizations.

Politics – The Russia election probe has all but collapsed as Director James Comey confirmed there was no creime, no obstruction of justice, and Trump was never under investigation.

Politics – Obama violated international law interfering in other country’s elections in: Kenya (2006), Honduras (2009), Libya (2011), Egypt (2013), Israel (2015), and Macedonia (2017).

Politics – It is not too early to start shutting down the Russia election probe since it is obviously a phony political allegation with no underlying crimes that is just wasting time and money.

Politics - Democrat National Committee endorsed Resistance Summer in June, so James Hodgkinson, a Bernie Sanders activist, tried to kill Republicans playing baseball.

Politics – After unrelenting political attacks since the election loss, Democrats are trying to act surprised that one of their own acted out his rage by attempting to murder Republicans.

Media – America is not broken; the Trump administration is working to fix a broken government against establishment and media headwinds never before seen in politics.

Media – The mainstream media still doesn’t get it: the Comey testimony dominated the news inside the beltway, while economic news dominates the news everywhere else in the nation.

Media - The acronym MSM has expanded to include: mainstream- madness, meanness, misinformation, misery, myopia, mistakes, misdirection, mediocrity, malfeasance, manure, misconduct, megalomania, mendacity, melancholy, masturbation, muck, or migraine.

Media – I suggest readers not listen to ABC, CBS, NBC or CNN news and not read the New York Times or the Washington Post for several months to experience the non-beltway view.

Leadership – “In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.” John Adams.

Economy – Despite criticisms, Kansas tried an experiment in supply side economics cutting taxes which did not work, since required spending cuts were blocked undermining growth.

Economy – America’s infrastructure is not crumbling, massive spending won’t create any permanent jobs, and productivity is not suffering because of our infrastructure.

Debt –Illinois has compiled $14.6 billion in unpaid bills, with an annual deficit of $6 billion and its pension liability soaring up to $130 billion.

Healthcare – Nearly 2 million people (16%) signed up for ObamaCare coverage and then failed to make a payment, voting with their wallets on its usability and viability.

Energy - Green technologies (e.g., wind, solar and electric vehicles) cannot compete in the marketplace without subsidies, usage mandates or other favorable government policies.

Environment – Environmentalists have embraced population control aiming to penalize families for having children via a progressive tax that would increase with each child.

Environment – It has taken far too long for science to finally contradict the global warming fraud, contradicting the orthodoxy and questioning underlying hypotheses.

Education – The last election has made selection of prospective colleges so much easier, with so many revealed as liberal propaganda mills taught by leftists that can be ruled out!

Abortion – Attitudes are stable with half of Americans saying abortion should be “legal only under certain circumstances,” with only 18% saying it should be illegal in all circumstances.

Leadership – “Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.” Ronald Reagan.

GWOT – The Constitution and Islamic Sharia law are totally incompatible, and no amount of happy talk by politicians can allow them to coexist under American law.

Middle East – It is not in America’s national interest to help the Middle East fighting to redraw national boundaries into religious ones: Sunni-stan (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain); Shiia-stan (Tran, Iraq); Kurdi-stan (Syria, Turkey); Alewite-stan (Syria, Lebanon); and Israel, of course!


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY