Here's Custer. But where's his birth certificate?There comes a point where you just have to applaud the crazy. Yesterday, a member of the Republican Party's executive committee slammed Gov. Yvette Martinez (R-NM) for having the audacity to meet with tribal leaders. Why? It dishonors the memory of George Custer of Little Bighorn fame. Who knows, maybe they'll give this guy a speaking slot next to Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Anyway, to the links. But really, how can they get better than this?
In early 2011, Mr. Ryan, newly installed as the chairman of the House Budget Committee, gave Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve chairman, a hard time over his expansionary policies. Rising commodity prices and long-term interest rates, he asserted, were harbingers of high inflation to come; ?There is nothing more insidious that a country can do to its citizens,? he intoned, ?than debase its currency.?
Since then, inflation has remained quiescent while long-term rates have plunged ? and the U.S. economy would surely be in much worse shape than it is if Mr. Bernanke had allowed himself to be bullied into monetary tightening. But Mr. Ryan seems undaunted in his monetary views. Why?
Well, it?s right there in that 2005 speech to the Atlas Society, in which he declared that he always goes back to ?Francisco d?Anconia?s speech on money? when thinking about monetary policy. Who? Never mind. That speech (which clocks in at a mere 23 paragraphs) is a case of hard-money obsession gone ballistic. Not only does the character in question, a Galt sidekick, call for a return to the gold standard, he denounces the notion of paper money and demands a return to gold coins.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. ? Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan says President Barack Obama wants to ease work requirements for welfare recipients even though that claim has been largely debunked by independent fact checkers.Is it true? No. but who cares? Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are white, and they're here to convince you that Barack Obama is a foreign, Muslim-sounding black man of indeterminate heritage who wants to give your tax dollars away to indigent minorities. But no, that's not racist at all!
Ryan told donors at a $1.2 million fundraiser in Missouri on Thursday that Obama wants to strip the work requirements from the welfare reform law. Ryan says it showed the president wants to promote dependency on government as a solution to economic woes.
Goode said Friday that he submitted more than 20,000 signatures on Wednesday and collected at least 1,000 in 10 congressional districts. The former state senator and congressman said he doesn't believe a Virginia candidate has been denied ballot access after submitting as many signatures.Losing Virginia again would be almost a death-knell for Romney: it would require him to win Ohio and Florida, and at least two from among NH, WI, IA, CO and NV. Not a good situation to reach 270.
"We're hopeful, but we'll find out on Sept. 4th for sure," he said.
Goode said Republicans mounted a challenge that kept the Constitution Party off the ballot in Pennsylvania, even though more than 34,000 petition signatures were submitted.
"I'm sure they are looking not just there but in every state they can," Goode said.