Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

October 24, 2015


Truth - “The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so.” Ronald Reagan.

Politics - During the Obama presidency, Democrats have lost 11 governorships, 13 U.S. Senate seats, 69 House seats, 913 state legislative seats and 30 state legislative chambers.

Politics – There are many opinionated people on each side to the political spectrum, but only the liberals try to muzzle the people and ideas that conflict with them on the other side.

Politics – In 2014, 47 of the nation’s 73 Inspectors General signed an open letter decrying the Obama administration’s stonewalling of their oversight investigations.

Media – The media elite still does not understand political dissent in this country, refusing to see the TEA Party movement as anti-Washington, anti-representative, not anti-Democrat.

Politics - This week’s distractions from the sluggish economy and ObamaCare: Income inequality solution is to redistribute wealth and Muslim ‘clock boy’ moves to Qatar.

Politics – The Democrat Presidential field consists of a weird old socialist who wants to give away your money and beat our swords into college tuitions, and a woman who’s increasingly being exposed as indifferent to both truth and protecting national security. 

Politics – It has been revealed that Bernie Sanders planned to shut down questions on the email scandal and was stage-managed with Anderson Cooper to protect Hillary Clinton.

Politics – The Benghazi Committee exposes Hillary Clinton’s incompetence, above-the-law haughtiness, violations of policy and common sense, and possibly several federal statutes.

Politics – After all is said and done, who will be held personally accountable for the Benghazi Dereliction of Duty that resulted in four Americans dying including an Ambassador?

Politics – As confidence in the non-politicians (Donald Trump, Ben Carson, and Carly Fiorina) fades, the conservative “outsider,’ Ted Cruz, will emerge to unite the Republican Party.

Government - “Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.” Ronald Reagan.

Economy – Socialism and Communism do not work for working people: see, East Germany vs. West Germany, North Korea vs. South Korea, Venezuela vs. Colombia.

Economy – Bernie Sanders pointed to Denmark as a model of equality and social welfare, but they are in process of rolling back their unsustainable programs, just like the U.S.

Budget – A yearend fiscal deal is faltering already: Republicans want changes to entitlement programs and Democrats want spending increases without painful cuts – both nonstarters.

Finance – The Federal Reserve’s seven year zero-interest-rate policy was a failed stimulus that has not stimulated growth, and turned out to be a misallocation of financial resources.

Banking – The old Government-Sponsored Enterprises business model that privatizing gains while socializing losses does not work for cronies any more nor for American taxpayers.

Income – Income inequality is a residual effect of success and the U.S is 42nd out of 117 countries in income inequality and only 16th when it comes to wealth held by the top 1%.

Taxes – Despite persistent criticism from the Democrats, Kansas has become a job magnet due to its income tax cuts which created jobs, grew GDP and increased earnings.

Immigration – Over the last 18 years, the U.S. has admitted over 700,000 citizens into our voting population every year, creating a permanent low-information Democrat majority.

Immigration – Refugee resettlement has accelerated the Muslim conquest of America, but an emphasis on assimilation as a condition of citizenship is our only hope to save our nation.

Healthcare – Colorado HealthOP announced it would cease operations at the end of the year, joining seven other co-ops that have closed putting $900 million in loans at risk.

Crime - The biggest domestic public policy success of the last two generations was the plummeting crime rate that began with a changed approach to crime in the Reagan years, with two major components: proactive policing and mandatory minimum sentencing.

Civil Rights – BlackLivesMatter claims to be based on legitimate issues, but facts quickly refute their false perceptions, revealing this movement as a racial agitation organization.

Defense - “We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we will always be free.” Ronald Reagan.

GWOT – Islam is a political movement ensconced in a religion from which it expresses its imperialist nature through a multi-faceted concept known as jihad.

Military – If gender equality is a desired outcome then it should pervade all aspects of the military: selective service, job opportunity, deployment frequency, and hazardous duty.

Israel – The Obama Intifada” is hiding, through a complicit leftist media, Palestinian attackers as innocent “unarmed” (knife wielding) bystanders, ignoring the bloody carnage resulting so far in deaths of 43 Palestinians, 10 Israelis, and an Eritrean migrant worker.

Syria – An unforeseen byproduct of Putin’s Syria campaign is a showcase of Russia’s military power, efficiency, and effectiveness, and a result of their massive investment in the military.

Europe – The Muslim “immigration invasion of Europe with open borders and a welfare state is a form of “suicidal liberalism,” as cultures are eroded and history is rewritten.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY