Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

June 29, 2019


Politics – “The short memories of American voters is what keeps our politicians in office.” Will Rogers. 

Politics – Trump possesses a better understanding of the public mood than the professional political class and media, because they are unable to abandon their preconceived notions.

Politics – President Trump’s re-election campaign is focused on his record of accomplishments and his vision for a better future, for your family and our country.

Politics – From the classical traditions of Aristotle and Cicero, to Burke and Scruton, the politics of conservatism are rooted in natural law, natural right, and natural reason as barriers against the totalitarianism of unrestrained passions.

Politics – Democrats are masters at projecting their own failed activities onto Republicans, accepting no blame for their failed results and promising Democrat solutions next time.

Politics – Democrat Progressives’ idea of conversation is for highly trained activists to ram their flawed morality down our throats and then demand we say thank-you.

Politics – The Democrat House is a mixture of hoary antiques and feral children, who have one thing in common: the answer to everything is more government and more spending.

Politics – The Democrat alternate reality views increasing GDP growth, increasing wages, increasing number of jobs, decreasing unemployment as bad things that must be stopped!

Politics – How many unneeded, unworkable, unaffordable campaign plans must be promised before American voters wake-up that Democrat plans will bankrupt the economy and throw the country into anarchy as justification to transform the nation into communism?

Politics – The first two Democrat debates were left-wing farces with Joe Biden pandering, Bernie Sanders shouting, Elizabeth Warren mega-bribing for votes, Kamala Harrissurviving” racism, and the rest of the “no-chances” virtue-signaling trying to create sound-bites.

Politics – With all the media attention devoted to Democrat primary “debates” (infomercials) should Republicans demand equal free media time for political messaging?

Media – CNN’s hubris caused the abandonment of all pretense of objectivity, betting on the Mueller anti-Trump report, which cost them a 16% primetime ratings collapse.

Media – Joe Biden is the current leading candidate for President in 2020, after running for President in 2008, and being Vice President for eight years, but only now the progressive mainstream media is finally getting around to examining his record on race

Media – American Psychological Association asked American voters who confessed they voted for a different candidate than the one they had publicly said they would: 27% secretly voted for Hillary Clinton, but an astounding 54% voted for Donald Trump.

Government - “Lord, the money we do spend on government!  And it’s not one bit better than the government we got for one-third the money twenty years ago.”  Will Rogers. 

Economy – The Trump economy continues setting records, but does not deter partisan “experts” from predicting imminent economic disaster before the November election.

Immigration – The unchecked invasion by caravans from Central America is importing poverty, diseases and all the government expenses that go with it.

Immigration – Citizenship is a privilege that includes certain rights and responsibilities as well as social, economic and political benefits, but these benefits were created for its citizens.

Energy – According to the GAO, the renewable fuel standard (RFS) has not lowered gasoline prices at the pump nor significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

Education – Common Core was never implemented to raise students’ academic success, but to weaponize public education to imbue the children with the social justice agenda

Feminism – For the past almost four decades women constituted more than half of college graduating classes, and now comprise a majority of the college-educated workforce.

Sexuality – Americans' estimate proportion of gay people more than five times Gallup's 2017 estimate that 4.5% of Americans are LGBT, based on respondent’s self-identification.

Sexuality – Boston has granted permission for a parade to celebrate heterosexuality naming it “Straight Pride” on August 31st, and attempts to block were denied based on equality.

Civil Rights – Democrat identity politics is about not eliminating division but continuing and even enshrining those divisions as leverage to increase political power.

Civil Rights – All persons shall be entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages and accommodations without discrimination on the ground of race, color, religion, or national origin… why not political orientation?

Religion – Conservatives believe in the God they see in the Bible, and progressives believe in the god they see in the mirror; one if the Creator God, and the other is god they created.

Abortion – When the British nationalized their health care, they unwittingly surrendered their right to make health care decisions for themselves, such as the British judge who authorized doctors to perform an abortion on a women despite objections by the woman herself.

Sports – Is it just me or is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the illegitimate daughter of Brazil’s woman soccer star, Marta, or is it just the red lipstick framing the toothy smile and bulging eyes?

Government – “Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for.” Will Rogers.

Trade – Trade with China is patently unfair: Chinese goods enter our markets cheaply and freely; while our goods are subject to arbitrary restrictions by the communist government, while Chinese companies and government routinely infringe our intellectual property rights.

China – China’s population is 92% Han ethnic group, and the most surveilled, micromanaged population on earth, and any dissent that deviates from collective suppressed immediately.

Iran – Foreign Minister admitted they cheated on the defunct nuclear enrichment program: exceeding the amount of low-enriched uranium-235, as well as the rate of its production.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY