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August 11, 2012


Politics – “Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.John F. Kennedy.

Media Americans of all political persuasions overwhelmingly hold an unfavorable view of the political media with 76% of women and 80% of men contemptuous of this profession.

Labor Force Participation Rate – Number of Americans with jobs fell by 195,000 in July.

Politics – Americans are not listening as Democrats continue the distraction strategy to lie to divert attention to Romney’s tax returns, rather than the abysmal Obama economic record.

Politics – Obama’s “You didn’t build that” gaffe was his attempt to re-assure life’s losers that their failures are not their fault, so they will stop feeling sorry for themselves.

Politics – In 1989, David Dinkins was elected first black mayor of New York City and in 2008 Barack Obama elected first black President, and both will leave office after one term.

Media – Newspapers continue to hemorrhage readers with only political ads in the 2012 election to save them, but I expect many newspapers will disappear after the next election.

Politics I expect that the TEA Party members will support Mitt Romney in the November election, delivering a landslide victory to the Republicans to repair the Obama damage!

Politics I expect that the 2012 Presidential election will be the most racist campaign, with baseless accusations used to distract voter attention from Obama’s record of failure.

Education - “Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing. John F. Kennedy.

Debt – The real stimulus spending is at least $2.5 trillion since 2008, when you count the 2009 stimulus bill, unemployment insurance extensions, and temporary payroll tax cuts.

Debt – The national debt just passed $16 trillion after Obama, who promised to cut the deficit in half, is responsible for more than $5 trillion of that debt and the deficit has not been cut.

Post Office – The U.S. Postal Service has been losing an average of $42,335,766 per day in fiscal 2012, so talks of drastic reform or privatization have been resuurected.

Pensions – An unintended consequence of the Federal Reserve maintaining low interest rates is underfunded pension plans that assumed investment returns of 8%.

Energy – At least a dozen more Solyndra-like Obama energy brainchildren have gone bankrupt, swallowing taxpayer dollars in their gluttonous paths to failure. 

Energy – Big environmental groups argue that they are fully supportive of clean energy, as they delay or kill 140 renewable energy projects across the country. 

Education –Gender equity” targets in higher education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) institutionalizes discrimination and fixes a non-existent problem.

Environment – Despite information technology advancements, the climate change hoax is based on notoriously inaccurate climate computer models that project apocalypse. 

Immigration – Census Data found that 43% of all immigrants remain on welfare 20 years after arriving in the U.S. suggesting that the path to opportunity is broken for immigrants. 

Elections – The Obama administration continues its battle to disenfranchise as many military voters as possible in Ohio, with only 5% able to cast an absentee ballot in 2010. 

Healthcare – After selling ObamaCare as the cure for the uninsured and spending $1 trillion, the CBO reported that 30 million non-elderly Americans will remain without health insurance.

Welfare – President Obama has created a firestorm by overturning the work requirements of the popular 1996 welfare-reform law, since 83% of adults favor work requirements.

Debt I expect that the country’s credit rating will again be downgraded after Congress debt ceiling discussions again fail to find sufficient spending cuts to halt deficit spending.

DeficitI expect one or more states to declare bankruptcy by 2012 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.

Foreign Policy – “Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us. John F. Kennedy.

Defense – If Barack Hussein Obama was not a politician there would be no way he would qualify for a national defense security clearance, but instead he hurts our nation’s security.

Defense The biggest military threat is an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) which would be devastating to the United States, with up to 90% of the population dead or dying.

Israel I expect that Israel will be attacked by Hamas again in 2012 and the IDF will retaliate by invading and then annexing Gaza based on the concept of defensible borders.

Israel – I expect that Israel will suffer a nuclear attack from Islamist extremists by 2012, and Obama will stand aside and not help defend this longtime ally.

Asia – I expect that North Korea will attack South Korea and attempt to reunite Korea by the 2012, and Obama will be an unwitting accomplice as he abandons this ally in a time of war.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY