Musings on the week ending 9/15/2012

David Coughlin | September 17, 2012 

Leadership – “Leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.” Mitt Romney.
Politics – Now is the time for the Republicans to unleash their marketing effort to demonstrate Obama’s failed promises and policies, and details on what Romney will do differently.
Politics – I see an uncanny parallel to President Jimmy Carter in 1980: disastrous economy, rising energy prices, Middle East mismanagement, and an unrealistic Presidential self-image.
Politics – The Communist Party USA endorsed Barack Obama for President with talking points that highlight the “accomplishments” establishing a socialist workers’ state in America.
Politics – The degree that racism is embraced by mainline Democrat politicians as a political tactic is a national embarrassment and proof that divisiveness is the party’s key to success.
Politics – Obama has asked for four more years to complete his transformation of America into a European socialist state with his SSDD (same “stuff,” different day) policies.
Politics – Historically over the last 32 years, the Democrat party is the party of professional lawyers, with 14 of 18 nominations for President or VP going to members of the bar.
Media – Recent Gallup poll reported that the MSM is paying a high price for its bias and lack of balance, scoring only a 21% confidence level in television or newspaper news objectivity.
Media – The biggest impact of Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary, 2016: Obama’s America is confirmation that TV and print media have failed to perform their political due diligence.
Media – Ignore all the Election Polls until at least mid-October when polling companies finally begin reflecting reality to protect their credibility based on the final election poll numbers.
Media – The faux polls indicating Obama’s supposed lead in the Presidential election is not only inaccurate, but the catalyst to energize the silent majority to make sure to vote him out!
Media – Newspapers continue to hemorrhage readers with only political ads in the 2012 election to save them, but I expect many newspapers will disappear after the next election.
Politics – I expect that the 2012 Presidential election will be the most racist campaign, with baseless accusations used to distract voter attention from Obama’s record of failure.
Economy – “Government is taking 40% of the GDP. And that’s at the state, local and federal level. President Obama has taken government spending at the federal level from 20% to 25%. Look, at some point, you cease being a free economy, and you become a government economy. And we’ve got to stop that.” Mitt Romney.
Economic Recovery – Obama’s economic policies have made this “recovery” (or lack thereof) the worst and longest since the end of World War II (and the Great Depression).

Debt – Bernanke’s decision to print more money (QE3) after the first two attempts (QE 1 & 2) had minimal impact on the economy is a crass election ploy to prop up the President.
Debt – Moody’s Investors Service expects to join Standard & Poor’s by lowering the US credit rating, if budget negotiations don’t lead to stabilization and lower in debt to GDP ratio.
TARP – Nearly two years after the introduction of the path-breaking plug-in hybrid, General Motors is still losing as much as $49,000 on each Volt it builds, and can’t sell the ones it builds.
Jobs – Obama caused a massive exodus from the workforce with the Labor Force Participation Rate declining by 2.3%, or 5.6 million Americans giving up the hope of a job.
Environment – Democrats are trying to resuscitate the politically defeated, publicly unpopular, economically damaging carbon tax proposal with no measureable benefits.
Election – Democrats assert “voter fraud does not exist,” but now must explain how Wendy Rosen, Democrat for Congress, voted both in Maryland and Florida in 2006 and 2008.
Homeland Security – An electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) event could make living in the U.S. unsustainable for 70% to 90% of the population, but this is not considered a serious threat.
Religion – When Muslims hear of Mohammed being blasphemed, they kill non-Muslims, but if Christians are offended by Jesus on a crucifix in urine, we are told it is OK, just an art object.
Sex – Liberals are blurring sexual roles and relationships, starting with same-sex marriage, then incest and pedophilia, and finally multiple partners and bestiality – progress or putrification?
Crime – Democrats talk a good game of class warfare, but not a single Wall Street fat cat has been charged with violations of securities laws in connection to the 2008 collapse.
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.
Deficit – I expect one or more states to declare bankruptcy by 2012 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.
America – “The American people are the greatest people in the world. What makes America the greatest nation in the world is the heart of the American people: hardworking, innovative, risk-taking, God- loving, family-oriented American people.” Mitt Romney.
Defense – President Obama, whose most important role is national security, attended less than half of his Presidential Daily Briefings, leaving him dangerously uninformed.
GWOT – Islam wages war in two ways: invasion and infiltration, and their defeat at the Battle of Tours in 732 caused a transition to invasion by immigration to assimilate Europe.
GWOT – Our President wants to declare victory and move on, but Islamic fascists continue their war on the Great Satan until they accomplish their goal of a new expanded caliphate.
Israel – I expect that Israel will be attacked by Hamas again in 2012 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 by 2012, and Obama will stand aside and not help defend this longtime ally.
Asia – I expect that North Korea will attack South Korea and attempt to reunite Korea by the 2012, and Obama will be an unwitting accomplice as he abandons this ally in a time of war.

David Coughlin
Hawthorne, NY

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