RNC sponsors NewsMax, which posted column about coup against Obama

Since the news broke about the column at NewsMax suggesting we needed a coup against Obama, there’s been silence from the traditional media types. Literal silence. I just googled “Newsmax” and “coup” and did not find one article in the traditional media. Not one. The progressive media understands the import of this egregious action. Frankly, it just seemed like a matter of time before some right-winger started spouting this kind of sick talk (the post has been taken down, but we excerpted it here):

Imagine a bloodless coup to restore and defend the Constitution through an interim administration that would do the serious business of governing and defending the nation. Skilled, military-trained, nation-builders would replace accountability-challenged, radical-left commissars. Having bonded with his twin teleprompters, the president would be detailed for ceremonial speech-making.

Military intervention is what Obama’s exponentially accelerating agenda for “fundamental change” toward a Marxist state is inviting upon America. A coup is not an ideal option, but Obama’s radical ideal is not acceptable or reversible.

This is just an outrage. Clearly, the author felt like he was writing in a place where that message would resonate.

But, there’s more to this story. Last night, John’s post on the dangerous article was titled, Top GOP news portal discusses military “coup” against Obama. He was right. In fact, the Republican National Committee sponsors NewsMax.

NewsMax sends out emails quite frequently on behalf of the RNC. I was forwarded a NewsMax email sent for the RNC. The person who provided it told me he’s gotten nine of these emails from NewsMax recently. It starts:

There’s much more after the break. The RNC and NewsMax are very close.

Then, there was a lengthy message from RNC Chair Michael Steele, which concluded:

You and the RNC are all that stand between our sensible Republican plan for real health care reform and the Democrats’ scheme to take more of your hard-earned income to pay for other people’s health care while limiting yours.

So please complete your Future of American Health Care survey online right now and support our efforts to ensure our health care freedoms by making a special RNC contribution if you can. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Michael Steele
Chairman, Republican National Committee

P.S. GOP leaders in Congress are counting on the input of grassroots Republicans like you to help in the fight for sensible, responsive health care reform. Please fill out your Future of American Health Care survey online right now and make a special contribution of $1,000, $500, $100, $50 or $25 to help us stop “Obamacare” before it’s too late. Thank you.

So, let’s review: The RNC sponsors NewsMax. NewsMax ran a disgusting column about a coup against Obama. Where’s the RNC apology? Is the RNC ending its relationship with NewsMax? Where’s the outrage in the traditional media? Where are the talking heads? Silence. That silence enables this craziness.

The RNC and FOX News create scandals out of nothing. They take tangential relationships and twist them. This isn’t tangential. There is a strong relationship between the RNC and NewsMax.

Here’s how the disclaimers on the email look:

NewsMax and the Republican National Committee speak with one voice. Believe me, none of the progressive media outlets on our side have that kind of relationship with the DNC.


On October 27, 2010, Joe was one of five bloggers who interviewed President Obama. Joe is a DC-based political consultant with over twenty-five years of experience at both the state and federal level. Joe has managed political operations and legislative efforts for both candidates and issues-based organizations. For seven years, he was the Director of State Legislation at Handgun Control, Inc. He served as that organization's first Political Director during the 2000 cycle. Joe is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law. In addition, he has a Masters in Public Administration from Lehigh University and received his B.A. from the University of New Hampshire. Joe also has a fun dog, Petey, a worthy successor to Boomer, who got Joe through eight years of Bush and Cheney. Joe likes to think he is a world class athlete having finished the 2005 Chicago Marathon in the time of 4:10. He has completed six other marathons as well -- and is still determined to break the four hour mark.

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