Musings on the Week

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September 22, 2012


Economy – “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.Winston Churchill.

Politics – For all of his shortcomings, weaknesses, and political missteps, Mitt Romney remains orders of magnitude better as President of the United States, than Barack Obama.

Politics – Hopefully Mitt Romney will unveil the details of what he will do differently as President at the debates, providing a reason to vote for him rather than against Obama.

Politics – Mitt Romney now has the opportunity to rephrase his “inelegant” 47% remarks to be about rebuilding this country from one of Dependency into one of free market Opportunity.

Politics – Obama made many promises as a candidate, but as President delivered just the opposite making conditions even worse economically, culturally, and diplomatically.

Politics – Obama has fallen for the trap, claiming America is better off now than four years ago, revealing his partisan view of the nation and a lack of any link to mainstream America.

Politics – The return of the incoherent Occupy Wall Street mob resurrects the amalgam of professional protestors, anarchists without a cause, and diehard anti-American Marxists.

Media – Hopefully one day soon before the election, the Republican party will wake up to the MSM as an opponent and seize the narrative by “starving the beast” into submission.

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

Dependence – Making as many people dependent on the government as possible.

Economy - “Recession is when a neighbor loses his job; Depression is when you lose yours. Ronald Reagan.

Debt – Eagan-Jones lowered the US credit rating, based on QE3 issuing additional currency, depressing interest rates, doing little to raise the GDP, and reducing the value of the dollar.

Social Security – A record 8,786,049 people are collecting federal disability insurance payments, meaning there are only 16.2 people working for each person collecting disability.

Education – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reported total student debt has just surpassed $1 trillion and now exceeds total credit card debt, and may be the next bubble.

Crime – There have been at least 50 incidents of racial mob violence since 2009, occurring in cities across the country, in every region, but the DOJ refuses to call them hate crimes.

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.

Communism – “How do you tell a communist?  Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin.  And how do you tell an anti-communist?  It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin. Ronald Reagan.

Foreign Policy Hillary Clinton should resign in disgrace for the national humiliation and loss of honor and respect sinks lower because of naivete, incompetence, and mismanagement.

Defense The Obama administration, rather than developing defense policy based on meeting threats, begins with ideologically motivated goals and works backward.

GWOT – The September 11, 2012 attacks in the Middle East were just the next phase of the War on Terror that was formally declared to have begun on September 11, 2001 in New York.

GWOT – The September 11th attacks were planned and coordinated well in advance with the low budget film that practically no one has seen, serving as a pretext for rage and riots.

GWOT Ignore religious crackpots and they go away, but embrace them and they become a pretext for a political agenda exploiting them to blow their impact out of proportion.

GWOT The question is whether Judaism, Christianity and Islamic religions, cultures, and values can ever live in harmony together without friction, discord, and violence?

Foreign Aid With the resurgence of al Qaeda across the Islamic nations, the U.S. must re-assess the criteria used to award any foreign aid to avoid the appearance of paying tribute.

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