Musings on the Week

Return to Common Sense

November 10, 2012


Economy – “Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.Ronald Reagan.

Politics – Four more years: distortion, hyperbole, exaggeration, and manufactured crises as political cover for change not needed, not wanted, not justified, and not affordable.

Politics – The biggest lesson learned from the election is that it takes a true conservative, with detailed vision and plans, to beat a true liberal in a national election.

Politics – Exit polls found 53% of voters thought the government is doing too many things better left to businesses and individuals, a figure that’s risen 10 points since the 2008 election.

Media – The MSM continues to hemorrhage readers, with political ads in the 2012 election propping them up, but I expect the MSM to begin failing, with Newsweek the first to go.

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

Economy Congress will fail to pass a “compromise” for the fiscal cliff of impending tax hikes and spending cuts for January 1st, handing Obama an avoidable double-dip recession.  

Election – 62% of voters believed electoral fraud to be at least common, 82% favored photo id laws, and voter arrests and convictions have been an exclusive for the Democrat party. 

Civil Rights Racism exists today in the U.S., and it can be found in the African-American community that voted 93% for Barack Obama, strictly based on the color of his skin. 

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 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.

Freedom – “Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem. Ronald Reagan.

Foreign Policy – In his first term Obama squandered American reputation and power, so in his second term the question is which country will be the first to test national resolve?

Israel I expect that Israel will be attacked by Hamas 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, and Obama will talk a lot, but stand aside and refuse to help defend this longtime ally.

Asia – I expect that North Korea will attack South Korea and attempt to reunite Korea, and Obama will be unable” to support our troops and will negotiate for a stalemate.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY