Musings on the Week


 Musings on the Week

December 3, 2016


Elections – “I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” Thomas Jefferson.

Politics – Barack Hussein Obama’s legacy may be as the first black President with no long-term accomplishments, who transformed his own party to the point where it may not survive.

Politics – Progressives are through debating, and only in enforcing their views and punishing any dissent on matters like abortion, gay marriage and transgender entitlements.

Politics – Hillary Clinton’s popular vote advantage is primarily due to huge wins in California, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Illinois offset by “huge” losses in many other states.

Politics – Democrat demands for a recount are based on assertions and inferences with no evidence and little chance of overturning any results, and just another expensive distraction.

Politics – The leftist Democrat fantasy of recounts flops, as Michigan certifies a Trump win and Jill Stein misses the Pennsylvania deadline with insufficient affidavits to justify any recount.

Politics – We will ever know the total number of legitimate votes cast in the 2016 Presidential election, since absentee ballots may never be counted and invalid votes never removed.

Media – Donald Trump’s media strategy should be to freeze out the liberal mainstream media and talking directly to the nation by way of alternative media channels.

Elections – “It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.” Joseph Stalin.

Budget – Hopefully Donald Trump understands that government Infrastructure spending may provide a short-term boost to GDP, but It may actually reduce economic growth over the long-term by diverting resources and creativity to less innovative and productive uses.

Immigration – President Trump promised to cut off federal law enforcement money to sanctuary cities, and the top 10 sanctuary cities in America have already been certified as violating existing federal law, including Chicago, New York, the entire state of California.

Immigration – The Obama administration resettled 8,858 Somali refugees in the United States last year, and nearly 43,000 during Obama’s eight years, and over 99% were Muslims.

Environment – Twenty state attorneys general have been pursuing a radical legal strategy to charge energy companies under RICO, ExxonMobil first, but it collapsed and deservedly so.

Crime – Obama shortened prison terms for more people than his 11 predecessors combined:

Civil Rights – Barack Obama was an affirmative action President, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Donna Brazile were affirmative action Democrat National Committee chairs, and now Hillary Clinton was an affirmative action Presidential nominee and all ultimately failed.

Elections “This is a frightening statistic. More people vote in 'American Idol' than in any US election.” Rush Limbaugh.

Foreign Policy – The new administration must first root out all Muslim agents-in-place from the State Department, the Defense Department, and the intelligence community.

Defense – Damage must be repaired in nuclear defense: stop unilateral nuclear weapons reductions, withdraw from New START, withdraw from the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, and fund the U.S. nuclear weapons modernization program.

Trade – Now that the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union, perhaps President Trump should offer the U.K. a simple, bilateral free-trade deal with our #1 ally.

Cuba – Cuba used to be a leader in Latin American foreign affairs, but in recent year it has corroded into a decrepit museum piece of Soviet-style totalitarianism.

Germany – Chancellor Merkel announced that 100,000 migrants who recently immigrated would be deported, due to overburdened local governments and sky rocketing crime rates.

Netherlands – Netherlands now allows euthanasia and assisted suicide for those physically and mentally ill such as mental illness, dementia or even chronic depression.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY