Musings on the Week


 Musings on the Week

November 26, 2016


Patriotism – “My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.” Abraham Lincoln.

Politics – Democrats use psychological projection to defend their shortcoming by denying their own unconscious impulses and qualities and then attributing them to Republicans.

Politics – Democrats view Republicans and the right wing as “enemies” to be destroyed, while Republicans view Democrats and the left wing as opponents to be defeated.

Politics – Democrats have sabotaged their own credibility by labeling anyone who doesn’t agree with their agenda as a racist, sacrificing all political legitimacy and power.

Politics – Democrats in Congress are far more likely to adhere to the leftist orthodoxy while Republicans are quick to abandon campaign promises made to conservative constituents.

Politics – Trumps victory in the Presidential election brought an end to the Bush, Clinton, and Obama regimes, proving you don’t have to be a lawyer or a member of the political elite.

Politics – 2016 was a year of revolution: first in the U.K. voting for Brexit” rejecting European Union, and now in the U.S. election rejecting political establishment of both political parties.

Politics – Another lesson from the 2016 election was that Trump’s issues, mainly economic, campaign resonated better with the American voters than appeals to identity politics.

Politics – Just like Occupy Wall Street, the Anti-Trump protestors are revealed as juvenile crybabies who rant, rave, and riot, but still are disconnected from political reality.

Politics – Apparently the liberal approach to losing a Presidential election is to stamp their feet and cry in public is more confirmation of voters’ decision to elect Donald Trump.

Politics – So long as high ranking Democrats, such as Hillary Clinton, can violate the law with impunity, Donald Trump will never be able to drain the swamp of political corruption.

Scandals – The problem is not Hillary Clinton, the problem is that none of Obama’s scandals were ever prosecuted and no one was ever held accountable:  2008 Black Panther voter intimidation, 2009 Solyndra loan/bankruptcy, 2010 Fast and Furious gunrunning, 2012 Benghazi attack, 2013 IRS political targeting, 2014 VA waiting lists, or 2015 Clinton emails)!

Media – The mainstream media seeks to banish conservative “fake news” sites since they can’t compete on truthfulness, so they resort to concerns about journalism and civic virtue.

Media – The new administration should ridicule (Alinsky Rule # 5) the mainstream media as liberal shills whose “reports” should always be viewed as suspect and biased.

Media – If a media organization brags about its “narrative,” avoid its spin like the plague, unless you already drink the same brand and flavor kool-aid.

Media – After promising to shape up after the election, the mainstream media is already back to its old game of manufacturing “fake news” and echoing between themselves.

Politics – If President Trump questions precedent, he will discover there is no role for the First Lady, so abolishing the office would free Melania to return to the career of her choice.

Government – If President Trump snubs White House as his primary residence, it would open up the question of a decentralized Congress allowing representatives to live in home districts.

Patriotism – “If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” Ronald Reagan.

Debt – Our current federal debt projections show that we will spend more on debt interest than we do on our national defense within ten years.

Finance – Beware of Federal Reserve’s artificially depressed interest rate s being raised arbitraily causing the collapse of the financial “house of cards” and the next recession.

Pensions – Public employee retirement systems assume a 7% return to fund their accounts, but lately their returns have been less than 1% generating billions in unfunded liabilities.

Jobs – Democrat hypocrisy will be on display next month as the BLS reports unemployment rate down due to part time hiring of professional community agitators for Anti-Trump protests.

Infrastructure – Hopefully Trump will learn from Obama’s “stimulus” experience and not just throw money at “infrastructure” but insist each project be cost justified with a positive return.

Healthcare – Single-payer healthcare failed in Vermont and now when voters were asked in Colorado, it was crushed by almost a 4-1 margin as unaffordable and undo-able.

Elections – Of the nearly 700 counties that twice send Barack Obama to the White House in 2008 and 2012, a stunning one-third flipped to support Donald Trump in 2016.

Sexuality – Sports has been polluted by transgenderism with summer Olympic women’s hurdles and Tour  de Tucson bike racing won by biological men entered in women’s races.

Sexuality – The gay agenda has again expanded to become LGBTTQQIAAP (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, ally, pansexual).

Civil Right – Racism is a subjective comparison of races concluding one's own race is superior and others are inferior, so members of all races can be racist and commit racial hate crimes.

Civil Rights – Only in a Progressive Bizarro-like alternative reality are manufacturied hate crimes accepted as long as the hoax is not revealed until the media has already moved on.

Patriotism “I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.” John F. Kennedy.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY