Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

November 18, 2017


Unity – “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”  Abraham Lincoln.

Politics – The GOP obstructed Democrats to limit damage and when Obama policies were passed predicted damage occurred, but now when Trump repeals Democrat policies the hysterical predictions of doom are proven wrong on economy, jobs, foreign policy etc.

Politics – Everything President Trump has accomplished to date has been in spite of his Republican colleagues rather than with their help.

Politics – Republican leadership is expendable: just 53% of Republicans approve of the party itself, 68% of Republicans see the GOP leadership as divisive, and 75% of Republicans believe that the leadership is out of touch with the views of actual GOP voters – dysfunctional!

Politics – In the last year no Republican has won who has rejected Trump and his agenda, and will not win in 2018 which has the Washington elites quaking in fear.

Politics – The accusations against Judge Moore do not pass the “smell test:” allegations magically surface a month prior to special election 38 years after supposedly occurred.

Politics – The reason Judge Moore will win his Senate special election is that his Democrat opponent is a diehard liberal whose progressive positions just don’t sell in Alabama!

Politics – When the choices were Trump or Clinton, the only choice was Trump, and when the choices are Moore or Jones, the only choice is Moore; luckily only Alabama voters can vote.

Politics – I hope Democrats continue to exaggerate the meaning of the November elections, continue to believe their biased polls, and continue to demean mainstream American voters, so they will again be surprised by their poor results in the 2018 elections.

Media - The big social media and internet search companies outsource fact checking to third parties and then demonetize, marginalize and outright ban views and publishers that those third parties disagree with. 

Unity – “The unity of freedom has never relied on uniformity of opinion.” John F. Kennedy.

Government - Countries taken over by Communists, from China and Russia to Cuba and Venezuela, were either plunged from relative prosperity into starvation or walled off for decades from the growing prosperity of capitalist countries, often right next door.

Finance – It is time to shut down the Obama-era Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a creation of the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill, as unconstitutional, ineffective, corrupt, and outside the direct oversight and funding of Congress.

Economy – Both Zimbabwe suffering a coup in Africa and Venezuela defaulting on debt in South America are demonstrating the failure of socialism wherever it has been tried.

Deficit – No tax reform by itself will balance the budget, because without corresponding spending cuts, government will continue to metathesize with out-of-control spending.

Taxes – Incremental positive changes in the right direction are preferable to any negative changes, and support must be continued even if current is less than perfect solution.

Taxes – History has shown us that reductions in tax rates in the 20's, 60's, 80's and 90's led to economic booms, while increases in tax rates in the 30's, 40's, 50's, 70's and this past decade produced slower growth, and even depressions. 

Taxes – If “Responsible Wealth,” the club for rich progressives, really believed economic and social programs are underfunded, then why not voluntarily contribute additional taxes?

Environment – State level environmental initiatives will cost billions in these cash starved budgets, but will deliver, at best, infinitesimal environmental benefits for their citizens.

Justice – It has become all but impossible to send officials to prison for bribery unless there is concrete evidence of a documentable direct exchange for indulgences transaction.

Judiciary – The American Bar Association (ABA) shifted their objective judge rating system from Constitutional adherence into progressive political agenda conformance criteria.

Education – The U.S. spends more than twice as much per student in real terms now than in 1980, while enrollment has only increased by 23% but non-teach staff increased by 56%.

Sexuality – Sexual immorality is the acceptable “new normal” for men in power, if they are Democrats, but is not hypocritical to disqualify any Republican for the same or lesser acts.

Civil Rights – Democrats are invested in identity politics imagining rationales based on false racist/sexist/homophobic paranoia and never satisfied, never finished, and never happy.

Civil Rights – The FBI reports that race-based crimes are still on the rise, and right now the fastest growing type of racially-motivated crime is against white Americans.

Unity – “I’m asking you to believe in Yourself, to believe in Your Country and to believe in Your Future because we have got a Great Future." Donald Trump.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY