Musings on the week ending 1/28/2012
By: David Coughlin
Capitalism – “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.” Winston Churchill.
Politics – The only people publicly defending Obama seem to have Attention Deficit Disorder since either they haven’t paid attention or they just don’t think it’s his fault, but voters know.
Politics – Compare the record between Occupy Wall Street and the TEA Party Movement – arrests: OWS 4,149, TPM 0; murder: OWS 1, TPM 0; rapes: OWS 12, TPM 0; suicide: OWS 1, TPM 0; anti-Semitic: OWS 12, TPM 0; lice: OWS 1, TPM 0; scabies: OWS 1, TPM 0.
Politics – Newt Gingrich has demonstrated that there are two opponents in the 2012 election: Democrats and the Mainstream Media, and he recognizes he must defeat both.
Politics – Mitt Romney believed his own inevitability message and tried to run out the clock, but Newt Gingrich has tapped conservatism and the TEA Party to resurrect his chances.
Politics – My choice for Republican Presidential candidate is Newt Gingrich followed by Rick Santorum, but anointing Mitt Romney will still require me to hold my nose to vote for him.
Politics – Voter Question: “How did that vote for Obama work out for you? Are you better off today than when Barack Obama was elected? Is he making the economy better or worse?
David Coughlin is a political pundit, editor of the policy action planning web site “Return to Common Sense,” and an active member of the White Plains Tea Party. He retired from IBM after a short career in the U.S. Army. He currently resides with his wife of 40 years in Hawthorne, NY. He was educated at West Point (Bachelor of Science, 1971) and the University of Alabama in Huntsville (Masters, Administrative Science, 1976).