Musings on the Week


 Musings on the Week

November 12 2016


Republic – Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people, and I cannot fear the result.” Andrew Jackson.

Politics – Obama’s legacy is that of a neutron bomb to his party: the republic remains but nearly 1,000 Democrat officeholders have been defeated, loss of both the House and Senate and 910 seats in state legislatures, while Republicans gained 12 governorships.

Politics – It is a sad state of affairs when Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks are the best source of information on corruption and political double-dealing by Democrats in the administration.

Politics – All American voters agree that we are happy this election is over, and we can now take a shower to wash away the stench of all the mud thrown during this election season.

Politics – 2016 was not a “fear” election, but rather a “rage” election that built up over many years, among people who’d decided they were disrespected, abandoned and voiceless.

Politics - Trump's win is a thumb in the eye of a political elite that has grown too insular, too corrupt and too removed from the needs of the people they are supposed to serve.

Politics – Donald Trump has become a champion for the Silent Majority; giving them a voice, restoring traditional values, protecting the Constitution, and defending our sovereignty.

Politics – When can we expect the Democrats and loudmouth celebrities to make good on their promises to emigrate out of the country because Trump won the election?

Politics - Now is the time for President Trump to reach out to all citizens of the country, declare that he is the president of all citizens of the United States, and ask for unity.

Politics – Trump’s first priority should be to root out all leftists in the federal government who burrowed into political or civil service jobs and could continue to do long term damage.

Politics – Republicans can’t drain the swamp if all the alligators have Democrat life preservers and “get out of jail free” cards provided by the Department of Justice.

Politics – Only Democrats think violent rent-a-mob tantrums are the appropriate response for election losses, because leftist anarchists always believe that the end justifies the means.

Politics – The Clinton Foundation is the largest unprosecuted charity fraud ever, acting as a front for a global political slush fund and money laundry for political influence peddling.

Politics – The first step for millennial’s recovery is to wake up to find none of the hysterical predictions are true, and predictions were just another lie progressives use to confuse.

Scandals – So long as liberals know they can misuse the power of government and not be punished, they will continue to wage war against America while getting paid to do it.

Language – Donald Trump won the election because he convinced a great number of Americans that he would destroy political correctness.

Media - Trump's victory is a rebuke to the legions of pundits and armies of pollsters who said it couldn't happen, and the mainstream press that declared all-out war on his candidacy.

Media – The collective efforts of CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, the New York Times and Washington Post to destroy Trump’s character and to hide his enormously popular agenda from public view couldn’t succeed forever in the internet era.

Media – Whatever the outcome, the biggest losers will be conservative intellectuals: David Brooks, George Will, Jonah Goldberg, William Kristol and Rich Lowry, to name a few who, for reasons of personal grudge, style, language or social acceptability, changed political sides.

Media – The Washington press corps is like the federal government they cover: no one ever gets fired for being inaccurate, being incompetent, or for being unethical.

Media – It is time for Donald Trump to rate and rank the media sources to reward those that are accurate and balanced and punish those that are slanted and partisan.

Republic – “The Bible is the rock on which this Republic rests.” Andrew Jackson.

Economy – Economic inequality is the benefit of a competitive economy that rewards innovation, risk and hard work and provides an incentive for remedial actions.

Time – Daylight Saving Time was created with the Uniform Time Act of 1966 but it does not change the number of daylight hours nor deliver any economic benefit as promised.

Healthcare – ObamaCare must be replaced with free market healthcare that has: nationwide shopping, price transparency, performance transparency, Medicare transparency, equalized tax treatment, no mandates, and patent centered.

Immigration – Maine has withdrawn from the Federal Refugee Resettlement Program because of a loss of confidence in ability to safely and responsibly run this program.

Elections – The left blasted Trump for suggesting the election was rigged, but they are okay with protesting a fair election and declaring it illegitimate because they hate the outcome.

Drugs – Recreational marijuana is now legal in eight states (Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington) but there is no legal definition for the level that impairs judgment is a danger to public health.

Republic “The safety of the republic being the supreme law, and Texas having offered us the key to the safety of our country from all foreign intrigues and diplomacy, I say accept the key... and bolt the door at once.” Andrew Jackson.

Trade - The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is slim on trade provisions and heavy on controlling what is left of our manufacturing sector, our economy, and our sovereignty.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY