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Friday, February 28, 2014

For the Koch Brothers, There's No Such Thing as Good Publicity

Harry Reid made headlines two days ago when he called the Koch Brothers un-American and condemned them for using their inherited billions to buy America.  He said:

When you make billions of dollars a year you can be as immoral and dishonest as your money will allow you to be.  It's too bad that they're trying to buy America, and it's time that the American people spoke out against this terrible dishonesty of these two brothers who are about as un-American as anyone that I can imagine.

I think it's an understatement, but he's on the right track.

Tim Phillips, president of the Koch front group Americans For Prosperity, has already come to his puppet-masters' defense by by blasting Reid.  Harry Reid hates Freedom, wants the terrorists to win, yada yada.  Other rightwing useful idiots are sure to jump on the bandwagon.

Good.  Bring it on.

The Koch Brothers have always kept a low profile, doing all of their bribing and election-rigging behind the scenes and staying off the public radar.  Those days are over.

Every time a politician or pundit condemns Charles and David Koch and every time a rightwing spokesperson comes to their defense the Koch Brothers are being dragged further and further into the spotlight.

The man behind the curtain no longer has a curtain to hide behind.

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Blogger Jerry Critter said...

Like all vampires, hopefully the light of day will be their undoing.

February 28, 2014 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

The more the public knows about the Kochs and about how far the Koch tentacles extend, the more angry the public should become.

If the rest of us revolt against the upper 1 or 2 percent, something like this could be the trigger.

If nothing else, I want this to bring back the kind of tax rates we used to have on the extremely rich back in the days before Ronald Reagan and his buddies started ruining our nation's economy. In the pre-Reagan days we had a real space program, we had a stronger military, families could get by on one income, we had better schools, etc. etc. etc.

The left needs to keep pushing this angle, and needs to get mobilized. Taking back the House, keeping the Senate, and keeping a Democrat in the White House will help us get some good things done.

March 1, 2014 at 12:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Right Still believes George Soros controls and Government and the Democrats. Never Mind the Kochs and others outspend him 20 to 1


March 1, 2014 at 3:43 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jerry: Exactly. Sunlight and transparency are Kryptonite for under-rock dwellers like the Kochs.

Snave: I agree, the more publicity the Kochs get, the worse for them and the better for the public. I'm guessing a lot of people, regardless of their political views, would not like the idea of a few billionaires dictating who gets elected and which laws get passed.

Erik: You're right, conservatives are convinced that George Soros is the mastermind behind every liberal organization and idea.

March 2, 2014 at 3:47 PM  

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