A Clever Way to Dispense with Bachmann AND Educate the MSM Talking HeadsSubmitted by samadamscw on Thu, 06/16/2011 - 23:12
Lets begin a letter writing and e-mail campaign.
Ask all the talking heads to please read some of von Mises most popular titles - Human Action, and Man vs. State to name a few.
Then have them quiz Frau Bachmann on her specific opinion of certain topics in each tome.
Stress that it is important to read these works themselves and not the Cliff's Notes, because it is the best way to not only understand the TEA Party movement, but looking like you know what von Mises was talking about will so rattle Frau Bachmann that she will crumple like a used Federal Reserve Note.
On the other hand, NOT reading von Mises (and his associates like Hayek, Hazlitt, and Rothbard) will only make, you the reporter, look uninformed and foolish.
The point here is to prove Frau Bachmann has NO CLUE as to the true philosophy she is fishing for votes with. And any half-serious attempt to quiz her on particulars will leave her in the dust bin of history.
In short - if you are a reporter and want to ruin a politician's chances at the presidency, this is a prime opportunity.
This is the "what newspapers and magazines do you read" moment of the 2012 election like it was for Palin in 2008.
Of course, it may or may not be wise to tell them, that there is a danger in reading such works as part of their research - they may actually turn from the dark failing side of Keynesian thought, back to what built this nation - laissez faire.