Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

October 15, 2016


Freedom “If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” George Washington.

Politics – Progressives overtly and covertly supported the Communist enemy in its conflicts with the United States, working as apologists, appeasers and enablers on behalf of a global political movement openly dedicated to the destruction of their own country.

Politics – Democrats are the party of the progressive professional class, disconnected from the American people and driven by political ideology unhindered by facts and reality, and uninterested in learning from the previous eight years of failed progressive policies.

Politics – Barack Obama’s executive action legacy has a rough judicial record, with twenty instances in which a unanimous high court ruled against the administration.

Politics – The Department of Justice and the FBI has become simply another organ of leftist activism, enforcing laws in a partisan fashion and advancing the political agenda.

Politics – The Populist problem is: the DC elites, both Democrat and Republican, think they are our betters, our bosses, not our representatives with their judgment being superior to that of the rest of us, the people whose wishes they are supposed to be carrying out.

Scandals – This administration has a long history of trying 16 times to prosecute their political opponents for political gain, not justice.

Media - Media Vote Fraud is where the media has conspired to throw the election to the Democrats and Clinton by providing such an avalanche of negative stories on Trump, so the average voter is denied any kind of balance or negative information on Clinton or the Democrats, and is denied the essential information necessary to make an informed decision.

Politics - This week’s distractions from the economy, ObamaCare, and terrorism: National Museum of African American History and Culture and Russia’s progress in the war in Syria.

Politics – The Democrat campaign strategy is clear: Major on the minor distractions and bury the political issues and existing scandals, while the Republican campaign strategy is trying to refocus: Major on the political issues and push the minor distractions to the side.

Politics – Who are voters to believe: Hillary Clinton’s public campaign promises on American free market, single payer healthcare, or Wall Street control, or globalism, or immigration, or foreign trade, or Hillary Clinton’s private promises made in her corporate donor speeches?

Politics – Most Americans think the government “is doing too much,” but these same voters are likely to hand the White House to Hillary Clinton, who wants to expand government!

Politics – Donald Trump awkward remarks on dating is just a crude distraction from the campaign, and about as relevant as leaked photographs of Hillary Clinton in yoga pants.

Politics – In politics, the candidate needs to be perceived by the public as someone they would have a drink with and just shoot the breeze, and only Donald Trump passes that test.

Politics – The list of politicians who search for reasons not to support Donald Trump I increasing and giving new meaning to the term “Republicans in Name Only.”

Media – Since the press is no longer neutral, the first thing President Trump should do it to cancel all White House subscriptions to the New York Times and the Washington Post.

Freedom - “Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.” Ronald Reagan.

Economy – The International Monetary Fund revised its growth forecast downward to a level dangerously close to stall speed, and a possible emerging recession.

Economy – Hillary Clinton is an economic ideologue who clings to the debunked Keynesian theory that deficit spending created growth, despite seven years of proof to the contrary.

Debt – The public debt, the real debt, has grown by $7.884 trillion, or 125%, over the Obama presidency, which translates to debt increasing an average of a trillion a year!

Immigration – USCIS granted U.S. citizenship to 858 individuals ordered deported or removed under another identity because their fingerprints were not in the DHS digital repository,

Energy – The energy industry is adversely affected by the heavy hand of government subsidies bolstering up the unsustainable renewable energy alternatives.

Civil Rights – The BLM movement just another liberal "cause" like climate change, sex, and poverty that the left assigns nefarious causes to naturally occurring physical and/or social phenomena, and proposes disruptive and/or oppressive solutions that benefit liberal elites.

Freedom – “Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.” Patrick Henry.

Defense – Until our political leaders can clearly articulate why troops should or should not go into any country (Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey) and how to measure success once there, military conflicts will be unpopular with unsatisfactory results.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY