Media Matters Cites Ludwig von Mises Institute as a Source on Obama's Spending Record

Ludwig von Mises (Left)
I was reading the latest posts from Media Matters for America for the latest conservative misinformation. One article was discussing the Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch article by Rex Nutting regarding the myth of Obama's spending spike. Media Matters analyzed several right wing false claims made in response about Nutting's article. As usual, they did their objective researching and sourcing. One of the false claims they debunked was that former President George W. Bush didn't sign off the budget for 2009. Thus they say that President Obama is responsible for it. Oh yes he did.


Romney's Goldwater Problem with Donald Trump

Unless Mitt Romney issues a direct repudiation of Donald Trump and his doubling down of birtherism, it could hurt him politically. Could it be the 1964 Lyndon Johnson vs Barry Goldwater election in which Johnson won 90% of the vote? I'd say no regarding that big a margin of defeat. The reason I'm bring up the 1964 election is because there was a political decision during that election that the Republican Party and conservative leadership had to make. Today we have birthers. More than 45 years ago it was the it was the communist conspiracy promoting John Birch Society. William F. Buckley along with the Republican leadership banned the John Birch society from the mainstream of conservative politics.

Buckley republished a portion of his 5,000 word repudiation he gave of the John Birch Society in 1964:
How can the John Birch Society be an effective political instrument while it is led by a man whose views on current affairs are, at so many critical points . . . so far removed from common sense? That dilemma weighs on conservatives across America. . . . The underlying problem is whether conservatives can continue to acquiesce quietly in a rendition of the causes of the decline of the Republic and the entire Western world which is false, and, besides that, crucially different in practical emphasis from their own.
President Obama is wasting no time using this to slam Romney being so friendly to Trump.


GOP Party in West Virginia Calls for "Armed Revolution" if Obama is Re-elected

Normally I would bring attention to small crazy right wing groups who say insane stuff because they do it all the time and its nothing new. This isn't a small group. This is the Greene County Republican Committee in Virginia.

Their monthly newsletter has bee called out by Right Wing Watch for including a column in its March edition that calls for an "armed revolution" if President Barack Obama is elected to a second term in November.

The newsletter warns to its readers that Obama might be the "America’s Most Biblically-Hostile U. S. President" and that the consequences of not defeating him would be.., well, let me let them say it:

"[W]e shall not have any coarse [sic] but armed revolution should we fail with the power of the vote in November," McPhee writes. "This Republic cannot survive for 4 more years underneath this political socialist ideologue."

This sounds similar to what their neighboring state West Virgina did in 2004 along with Arkansas.
(see below and read more about it here).