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Elections, Politics

Some Musings from David Coughlin, Conservative American Writer

Posted: September 30, 2012 at 1:05 pm   /   by

David Coughlin is a fine Conservative writer.  He publishes weekly “Musings” and “Views on the News” on his website and in his free email updates.

I find his “musings” to be incisive, often inspiring, and sometimes encouraging.  They are great discussion starters.  Here are a few from this week:

Politics – Barack Obama is running against Mitt Romney for President, while Romney is running against Obama, the Mainstream Media, and the left-leaning pollsters.

Politics – The Republican Party looks very different, running more than 60 black and Hispanic Republicans for Congress, with the highest number in the House since the Reconstruction Era.

Politics – Barack Obama has lost his magic since everything he touches has failed: the economy, job creation, civil rights, energy independence, and international respect.

Media – Americans’ distrust in the media hit a new high this year, with 60% saying they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly.

Government Dependence – Dependence on government programs has been slowly increasing, but President Obama went into overdrive to increase this percentage.

Debt – The Federal Reserve will purchase $40 billion worth of mortgage-backed securities per month that have no market value, devaluing the dollar and increasing our cost-of-living.

Stimulus – The “stimulus” was throwing money around with no concept of value, wasted on the politically well-connected, and temporary “make work” projects of unjustifiable costs.

Housing – HUD mandated that 50% of Fannie and Freddie’s loans were to be “affordable”, causing 40% of mortgages to be lower quality subprime when the housing bubble burst.

Energy – Obama’s War on Coal spawned a punishing regulatory environment with minimal climate benefits that has resulted in the closing of 175 coal-fired power plants so far.

Environment – Absence of any evidence of anthropogenic global warming undermines any legitimacy for carbon taxes, other than a thinly disguised international redistribution of wealth.

Healthcare – Obama promised that he would cut health insurance premiums for families by $2,500 in his first term, but instead family premiums have increased by more than $3,000.

Taxes – Hillary Clinton has revealed her latent leftist tendencies by advocating a global governance tax on elites of the world, expanding redistribution of wealth internationally.

David Leeper

David Leeper

David Leeper is a retired engineer living in Scottsdale, AZ, with his wife of 44 years. He is currently a volunteer science teacher at In his 40-year career he held positions from lab technician to technical vice president at Bell Labs, Motorola, and Intel. He holds 16 patents in telecom technology and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. During his career, he wrote mainly for technical journals including Scientific American. He began writing for in 2011.
David Leeper

Some Musings from David Coughlin, Conservative American Writer