RNC Tied To Website That Promoted Military Coup Against Obama

September 30, 2009 4:25 pm ET — Matt Finkelstein

Yesterday, Newsmax columnist John L. Perry brought up the possibility of a military coup against President Obama.  Most chilling, perhaps, was the fact that Perry seemed to offer tepid support for the idea.  "A coup is not an ideal option," he acknowledged, "but Obama's radical ideal is not acceptable or reversible."

There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America's military will intervene as a last resort to resolve the "Obama problem." Don't dismiss it as unrealistic. [...]

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.

Unthinkable? Then think up an alternative, non-violent solution to the Obama problem. Just don't shrug and say, "We can always worry about that later."

Newsmax eventually unpublished the column, but only after receiving several reader complaints.  Additionally, a spokeswoman for Newsmax tried to downplay the website's relationship with Perry.

But more significant than a radical opinion piece is the fact that the Republican National Committee appears to provide financial support to the website that published it.  Indeed, the RNC has recently borrowed Newsmax's email list (presumably for a fee) so Michael Steele could fear-monger about the Democrats' "desire for socialist control over our lives."

This is becoming an alarming pattern for Steele's RNC.  As conservative blogger Jon Henke previously noted, the RNC has also rented an email list from World Net Daily, one of the main culprits behind conspiracy theories regarding Obama's birth certificate.  When Henke emailed the RNC for comment, the RNC refused to distance itself from World Net Daily or comment on their relationship.