Lynching the Koch Brothers: The Dems’ Strategy for 2014

Arnold Ahlert is a former NY Post op-ed columnist currently contributing to JewishWorldReview.com, HumanEvents.com and CanadaFreePress.com. He may be reached at atahlert@comcast.net.


la-1428394-fi-0514-tribune-protest-003-ik-jpg-20130514As George Orwell envisioned in “1984,” statists need an enemy to distract people from the failures of their corrosive ideology. In that seminal novel, the enemy was Emmanuel Goldstein, and a period of “Two Minutes Hate” was staged by the ruling party to keep the public sufficiently distracted. Democrats and their media allies, well aware they too must keep the public distracted from their failed policies heading into the 2014 elections, have created two Emmanuel Goldsteins of their very own: billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch.

screed published Monday by the New York Times editorial board sets the tone. “Democrats have for too long been passive in the face of the vast amounts of corporate money, most of it secret, that are being spent to evict them from office and dismantle their policies,” the paper breathlessly states. “By far the largest voice in many of this year’s political races, for example, has been that of the Koch brothers, who have spent tens of millions of dollars peddling phony stories about the impact of health care reform, all in order to put Republicans in control of the Senate after the November elections.”

As the Times reveals, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is leading the charge, noting that in a recent speech, Reid “pointed out that the fundamental purpose of the Kochs’ spending is to rig the economic system for their benefit and for that of other oligarchs.” The insinuation is obvious: it is the “evil rich” Koch brothers and their small cabal of equally evil and powerful allies against the rest of us. The paper further notes that the Democrat National Committee (DNC) has set up a website, www.kochaddiction.com, dedicated solely to promoting that proposition, and “to remind voters of just what the Kochs stand for, and why they raised $407 million in the 2012 election.”

After reading all that, one might be tempted to conclude that the Koch brothers are among the heaviest hitters in American politics. This, of course, is false. As the website OpenSecrets.org reveals, among the top all-time donors from the years 1989-2014, the Koch brothers come in at — wait for it — number 59. The same website further reveals that 6 of the top 10 political donors are unions, who overwhelmingly favor Democrats with their campaign contributions by margins of 91 precent or greater, compared to what they give Republicans. 

For Democrats, such inconvenient realities are irrelevant. As the New York Daily News reveals, the Democrats are “gambling” on the idea that if they can turn Americans against the Kochs, they will be turned against the Republican candidates the Kochs support. “When you connect the dots for the people,” said Democratic adviser Chris Lehane, “the light bulb comes on.”

Unfortunately for Democrats, the light has indeed come on for many Americans, but the illumination is shining on the disaster of ObamaCare, which has become  toxic for Democrats — and they know it. Hence the hysteria, once again evinced by Harry Reid, who is determined to convince Americans that the Koch brothers are liars — less than a month after he labeled every American with a “horror story” about ObamaCare as being equally mendacious. That would be the same Harry Reid who lied unabashedly about Mitt Romney not paying any income taxes for ten years.

Yet with regard to the Kochs and their hard-earned wealth, (they inherited a small oil company from their father and turned it into a multi-product conglomerate) Reid remains as incendiary as ever. “I guess if you make that much money, you can make these immoral decisions,” he said in a recent Senate speech. “The Koch brothers are about as un-American as anyone I can imagine.” 

An editorial in yesterday’s New York Post reveals how despicable Reid’s characterization truly is. It noted that David Koch has donated a whopping $100 million to the New York-Presbyterian Hospital to help them construct a state-of-the-art ambulatory center. The Post further notes that in the last 14 years, Koch has donated $629 million to more than three dozen New York City institutions, including the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the American Ballet Theater, Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Columbia University. “In short, many New Yorkers have had their lives enriched by David Koch’s munificence, and some may even have had their lives saved,” the paper states.

Nonetheless, the progressive stalwarts and Democrat supporters from the New York State Nurses Association, SEIU Local 1199, the New York State NAACP and the Working Families Party led a protest last Saturday outside of the hospital and Koch’s apartment against the donation to New York Presbyterian. 

The paper explains that such orchestrated idiocy is part of the Democrats’ “deliberate strategy for this year’s mid-term elections” to distract voters from the “massive failure” of ObamaCare. The paper also reminded its readers it is nothing new, noting that New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio stood by silently a few months ago when crackpot leftist Harry Belafonte likened the Koch brothers to the Ku Klux Klan.

The last line of the editorial puts the Democrats’ malicious efforts to malign the Kochs in perfect perspective. “Until now, we thought that what the Democrats and their allies loathed most was billionaire greed,” the paper stated. “Turns out what they hate even more is billionaire generosity.”

Make that some billionaire generosity. Sen. Harry Reid and his fellow Democrats are doubtlessly thrilled by leftist hedge fund manager and environmentalist Tom Steyer, who has pledged to spend as much as $100 million to pressure politicians to enact climate change laws. Steyer spent $11 million last year helping to elect Terry McAuliffe governor of Virginia. He spent additional millions on a Massachusetts Democratic congressional primary. And as the New York Times is forced to admit, Steyer is “seeking to build a war chest that would make his political organization, NextGen Climate Action, among the largest outside groups in the country, similar in scale to the conservative political network overseen by Charles and David Koch.” 

Democratic pollster Geoff Garin remains immune to the hypocrisy. “The polling we’ve done shows very clearly that people think these unlimited expenditures don’t have anything to do with free speech and have everything to do with skewing what goes on with American government and American politics,” said Garin in reference to the Kochs, further insisting that their efforts to “undermine environmental regulations is troubling to voters,” he said.

Not exactly. As Democrats convened for their pajama party on so-called climate change Monday night, conspicuously missing from the gathering were North Carolina’s Kay Hagan, Alaska’s Mark Begich, Arkansas’ Mark Pryor and Louisiana’s Mary Landrieu, all of whom are facing competitive races — and whose support of climate change legislation would likely be toxic. Related to that agenda is Democrats’ opposition to the Keystone Pipeline. In the Louisiana Senate race, a Hickman poll reveals that 67 percent of Louisiana voters surveyed favor construction of the Keystone project, and 45 percent of them would be less likely to vote for Landreiu if it isn’t approved. The other Senators mentioned above come from coal mining and oil producing states, and they approve of the pipeline. 

They should. Two-thirds of the American public back its construction, an increase of six percentage points since 2012. Thus the notion that Americans are troubled by the Koch Brothers’ efforts to undermine the environmental regulations that have been the primary stumbling block to that construction, or the Democrats’ grim determination to enact environment-related measures that would send the price of electricity and gas through the roof, is absurd. 

Nonetheless, Democrats will stop at nothing to personally destroy the Koch brothers and anyone else who poses a genuine threat to their political agenda. In a coordinated effort to keep Americans’ attention deflected from the healthcare bill, they have totally embraced radical leftist Saul Alinsky’s Rule Number 12: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.”

The Democrats are out to hurt the Koch brothers because it’s easier than having to defend their own policies. Those would be the same Democrats who have vilified “mean-spiritedness,” posture as community “uniters,” and are awash in cash from the vast Leviathan of left-wing money. This year they’re running a hate campaign against two high-profile, but private American citizens. The Koch brothers may be at the front of the firing line, but rest assured the left has no compunction treating any conservative, big or small, the same. 

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  • krinks

    Key point. Add up the total union donations (not truly donations as the money is taken by force. Only Right to Work states have the right to refuse) and they will make the Koch Brothers money look like a welfare check.

  • johnlac

    I think a conceit of liberals is if weren’t for filthy rich contributors like the Koch brothers swaying the gullible masses, those gullible conservative types would love Big Government and would be volunteering to help spread the wonders of Obamacare and the coming glorious, socialist revolution.
    Of course, they also think the same thing of conservative talk radio and FOX …oh, excuse me, FAUX News. Libs really believe if they could just shut down all these wealthy contributors and prevent FOX/FAUX News and Rush and company from airing their lies about small government, they could have them in their leftist pockets.

    • Lanna

      The Koch brothers are for freedom, liberty, and the rights of the people to be their own boss, …the Left is NOT…The Left wants to control every aspect of our lives…their policies are blatantly anti-constitution, anti-freedom, and anti-jobs!

      • Harry Black

        Balderdash! The Kochs are enemies of humanity, of decency, of democracy. They’re working to create a plutocracy where only money is “speech,” where their profits trump every civilized impulse, and where reverse Robin Hood rules the economy. I thought the ultra-paranoid John BIrch Society was dead and gone, but it lives on in Koch-America.

        • lyndaaquarius

          It’s terrifying that you can really believe this crazy drivel that you’re told to believe.Your rant has no facts. Back up your claims with proof.Can you?

          • Harry Black

            Proof–begin with the program of the Koch-funded Americans For Progress: global warming denial, defunding every social program (take that granny!), starving children (no more food stamps for you), etc.

          • herb benty

            No, it’s AGW, or human caused that is fake.Conservatives want the waste removed so “Granny” is able to be helped. You can’t possibly believe what you say, that is lying.

        • nomoretraitors

          Liberals aren’t human, so you have nothing to worry about

          • Zolicon

            Wrong Liberals are Humans Dummkopf.

        • herb benty

          Your “projecting” of G.Soros onto the good Koch Bros is really pitiful, wicked and plain for all to see. You give the same portrayal to any successful Conservative supporter. Back to your Media Matters handlers for a tune-up.

          • Harry Black

            “The good Koch Bros”–like “good King Wenceslas”? That “good” king became a saint for giving alms to the poor. The “good” Koch Bros are, as I said, in the business of reverse Robin Hood.

          • herb benty

            Can’t fool us buddy. All American conservatives want is that corruption and waste to stop. Old folks built this country and unlike Obama, we will support them Children also need food and we will support those in need. It’s the massive government spending that is spent on GOVERNMENT itself the Koch’s and American’s are against. Oh, and the young, healthy welfare surfers had better start looking for work. That is the Koch’s and their level headed thinking. America is BROKE doing what you want.

          • Harry Black

            Watching Fox News is like having a lobotomy. Your post is a case in point Herb. Fox found one food-stamp surfer dude and played the same clips over and over again. Suddenly, you and all the other Fox-watching zombies (senile white guys according to the station’s own demographics) believe America is broke because of this dude. But he’s doing far less damage to the nation than the Kochs. They’re the real parasites. For the sake of their profits, they want to cut food stamps, cut social security, cut Medicare and Medicaid, and eliminate every law that protects working people from their bosses. That’s the conservative program, and despite your pie-in-the-sky fantasies, that’s the program the Kochs, not to mention the conservatives in congress, are pushing.

          • herb benty

            Fox News tells the truth and leftist go off the rails in their rage. The problem is there are millions of “surfer dudes” and corrupt leftist officials…as Obama adds Trillions to the debt every year. How smart or humanistic is that. Millions of young people are turning to Fox News to at least get away from the frothy mouthed racist MSNBC, CNN etc. The Kochs and all other Conservatives want WASTE removed, not help to those in temporary need. You are pushing lies, right in line with Obama, Jarrett, Reid, Pillosi, Sharpton, Jackson, Sanders ad nauseum. In fact lying is the MO of the left, just like Islam. Wake up, lad. WE see you.

          • Harry Black

            “Fox News tells the truth.” IMHO Fox News is a protracted version of the Two Minute Hate from 1984. And why should I take seriously an Islamophobe (it’s a form of paranoia dude) who can’t spell Pelosi?

          • herb benty

            The funny thing for us is you think you are witty, ha, ha. As a real Christian, I can and do hate evil, like terrorism, treating women like dogs, mutilation, attempting to supplant our wonderful Judeo-Christian Faith, killing gays and ridiculous Sharia. That is not a “phobia”, twit. Disagreeing with the homosexual lifestyle is not a phobia either. The “phobe” thing has been debunked. I spelled Nancy’s name like that on purpose, she’s just another rep who has gotten rich from the taxpayer. Say hi to soros for me, moron.

          • Harry Black

            You, Herb, a Christian? Who would have guessed? Jesus identified with the poor and downtrodden. Indeed he was what
            historians call a “primitive communist.” Real Christians take seriously
            Jesus’ injunction, “sell all you have and give it to the poor.” It’s
            obvious to me you follow the gospel of greed and misplaced
            self-righteousness–you actually dare to proclaim yourself “a real
            Christian”–not the gospel of Jesus. My guess is on Sunday you’re on
            your knees at Our Lady of the Hypocrites while the rest of the week you’re watching Fox News and planning your next Two-Minute Hate.

          • herb benty

            You say a bunch of poor lies then attach them to me, typical leftist sophistry. “Primitive commie”, ha ha. Jesus Christ is the Word that created all we see and know. Only an arrogant atheist can call our Creator “primitive”. The words of Jesus that you take out of context, were directed at a man whose riches were more important to him than God. Jesus Christ talked more about money and our ability to multiply it, use it wisely, than any other Bible personality. God often blesses people with success. I am a born-again, singing His Praises holy roller, thank you.At least Fox is interested in the truth, something I am supposed to seek. Orwellian 2-minute hate? The PC infested left is the source of that insanity. Everything you think you know is wrong. Keep searching, He will help you if you let HIM.

          • Harry Black

            Man, you’re a fanatic, a sophist, and a paranoid bigot. You have no use for the historical Jesus and his words, so you make up a Jesus to fit your rigid little self-serving belief system. I didn’t take the words of Jesus out of context. He meant exactly what he said. You just refuse to understand that before the Roman State got ahold of it, Christianity was the religion of the poor, the downtrodden, the imprisoned, and the enslaved. You, however, have swallowed the Prosperity Gospel, and no doubt you believe that hyper-exploited minimum wage workers don’t deserve a wage increase or that they have the right to protest when they are robbed of their overtime and shorted on their already abysmally low wages. You are precisely on the side of the money-besotted rich Jesus despised, not to mention the Wall Street money changers he would have thrown out of today’s temple..

          • herb benty

            Ha, ha. Read your Bible, where there is life there is hope. Money is a good thing, the LOVE of money a bad thing. Luke- doctor, Matthew-tax collector, Peter, James, John- all fishermen, Joseph and Jesus- carpenters, Joseph of Aramathea- a rich Sadducee., wow, not a beggar in the crowd! Yes, anyone can be saved, rich or poor. But you do not have to be poor to be saved. Harry, I am also not into the prosperity gospel thing either. Your first sentence proves your false religion.

          • Zolicon

            ” Ha, ha. Read your Bible.”

            Now that is great advice.
            Read You Bible from cover to cover and learn what an Evil Book it truly is.

          • herb benty

            You twits work in pairs now,, well I can understand that, you guys plainly need help.

          • Zolicon

            I am not Twit and I have never been to Paris.
            How ever You are right I do need help with breaking through the thick Skulls of Humans,
            Have You ever tried cracking open a Coconut with a Feather well it is about the same thing.

          • herb benty

            I truly feel sorry for you, there is help available.

          • Zolicon

            I don’t need or want Your sympathy and I don’t need that kind of help.

          • herb benty

            What kind of help do you think you need.

          • Zolicon

            I need help with riding this world of the Warmongering Dictatorship Scum that is destroying this planet.

          • herb benty

            Big job! This planet is almost finished with. As a Christian, I look forward to a new Heaven and a new Earth, where the lion lays down by the lamb.This Earth was created for mankind to make a decision, to separate the sheep from the goats, and that is all. The protective magnetic field around the Earth is fast decaying, We know the sun gets hotter and hotter. Genetic load, that is the accumulated mutations in the genome that never go away, are approaching lethal levels while weakening us, dumming us down etc. Here, http://www.icr.org try this, they can answer you truthfully.

          • Zolicon

            Yes it is a big job and this planet is almost finished with Man-kind and that is the best thing for the planet.

          • herb benty

            I see, a radical environmentalist, sounds like you’ld be happy with one world Dictator and Government. Very Biblical if you hadn’t noticed. The Earth is fine, God said He would destroy those who try to destroy the Earth. I don’t like George Carlin, rest his soul, however he has on Youtube encapsulated you to a T. See, Youtube- George Carlin- the arrogance of mankind. This earth was Created for man/women to live on. Wars kill people, they hardly harm this planet.

          • Zolicon

            Well if that is what You see then You should get Your Eyes checked.

            ” sounds like you’ld be happy with one world Dictator and Government.”

            Wrong I would be happy if Man-kind had never been put on this planet.

            God is the one who thinks Your Species is worth saving not Me.

            All Your Species has done to this planet is F uck it up in the pursuit of Wealth and Materialistic things.

            Your Species is a Cancer to this planet and it needs to be eradicated.I thank God that it is about to happen.

            S.Y.O.T.O.S.

          • herb benty

            “Your species”? I take it you are not part of the human race. Dr David Suzuki: “humans are a virus on this planet” You evolutionists are all the same with your debunked theory. God made mankind in His image, but due to the Fall, humans choose evil. Evil comes to an end, not the Earth. Which side are you on?

          • Zolicon

            By George I think You have got it.I am not of the Human Race.I was not born into this world in the way You were.

            I was sent into this Body by God when it was 23 years old.

            I am no evolutionists.I know that God created Life on this planet.

            You mean the Evil ways of Man-kind will come to an end when Man-kind goes Extinct.
            I am on God’s side.

          • herb benty

            Thank you, finally you admit to being crazy. You are not of God, otherwise you would love, not hate people. Satan is the Father of lies. Repent. You must love Obama and the Demoncrats. God is bringing His People to Himself as we speak, and you should dwell on that for a moment.

          • Zolicon

            ” Thank you, finally you admit to being crazy.”
            You are NOT welcome and I have admitted to no such thing.
            As for Your opinion of My not being of God well that is Your worthless opinion.
            Aren’t all People God’s People or have You condemned so of the People as not being His ?

          • herb benty

            Goodbye, leftist, maniacal, evil moron. I have some sane conversations to attend to. Like how the Obamites vilify good Americans such as the Koch family. Good luck.

          • Zolicon

            Good-bye fool.

          • Harry Black

            You’re really a colossal bore Herb. I think your family and whatever sorry friends you have know this. Nobody wants to be around you. That’s why you spend your time spewing hatred and self-serving theology on the web. Already no less than 3537 posts on disquis and counting. Choosing one at random, I discovered you’re not only a bigot but an unabashed anti-Semite. I’m done with you. Rave on–and you will.

        • herb benty

          Obama is the Plutocrat, billions to his buddies in the false “Green” industry. The good Koch Bros are fighting for one thing FREEDOM, from twits like Obama.

        • curmudgeon

          Thank God we have George Soros, Tom Steyer and the limousine liberals in Hollywood to give us some real balance. At least their hearts are in the right place and they are true humanitarians.

          • Harry Black

            Speaking in code curmudgeon? Both Soros and Steyer are Jewish. Ditto Hollywood? Are you trying to tell us something? What about the Barvarian Illuminati? Are they in on this?

    • American Patriot

      PMSNBC posts left-wing propaganda because they are allergic to facts. The left wants to have a monopoly, and the Koch brothers are a challenge to the left’s extremist agenda. That is why the left hates the Koch brothers so much.

  • Lanna

    The Unions are demanded to give a good percentage of their check for the Democrat party, that is not free will, and many are upset about it. Nothing is going to detract from Obama care, people know that Healthcare is a vital part of their lives, they aren’t going to just go along for the ride. If you look at all the governors, who are reformers and have changed their states, paid down debt, cut taxes, created jobs, they did it on less government and state intervention into people’s lives, this is very popular, people recognize when they are getting a bad deal, no matter how the Left lies, and the false media spins!

  • wildjew

    Several months back, I was shopping in this liberal college town near me. I said to the cashier waiting on me (suspecting she was an Obama-supporter), “What do you think of this Obama economy? She answered: “It’s not his fault! It’s the Koch brothers!” So there you have it.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Soros told her puppet masters to program drones like her to blame the Koch brothers.

  • Elizabeth Cape Cod

    The Koch brothers might want to use some of their money to counter the negative publicity with some that highlights their philanthropy. It couldn’t hurt.

    • Inane Rambler

      They donated 100 million to a hospital to add another wing.

      • Elizabeth Cape Cod

        Yes…and aren’t those loony union hospital nurses protesting the donation!! Can’t make this stuff up.

  • Elizabeth Cape Cod

    No doubt harry the weasel and all liberals would be fine with the Koch brothers’ political activism if they were progressives.

  • John

    Seems the only people this kind of investigative news reaches are – Wait for it – Conservatives who are educated in the workings of the political left – But that wont make a bit of difference in any coming elections – way to many have already swallowed hook line n sinker the left wing bait from when most of us were in kindergarten – America is no longer a Constitutional Republic – ”Comrade”

  • Judy Jones

    everyone needs to memorize the “rules for radicals” so when faced with a “rule”, you can quote it and go on. leave the bot standing there with a perplexed look…or you could mention soros and minions…either way, I guess the knowledge will fall on deaf ears.

  • http://www.clarespark.com/ Clare Spark

    There is nothing new about the Dem tactics. They were shamelessly laid out long before Saul Alinsky dreamed up his rules. Racist Dem pol Claude Bowers was quite the tactician. Here are his rules for Jacksonians like himself: http://clarespark.com/2011/12/10/before-saul-alinsky-rules-for-democratic-politicians/. “Before Saul Alinsky rules for democratic politicians.” I was shocked when I discovered these.

  • Asok Asus

    Amongst the potential Rat voters, only the die hard Communists even know who the Koch brother’s are, so it’s doubtful spending a bunch of money to demonize these boys is gonna shift the needle one iota. In fact, if they push this meme too hard I think it’s likely to make more than a few indies wonder if the Rats have gone off the deep end pushing some mysterious boogeymen as the source of all problems. I don’t think the average indie is into bizarre conspiracy theories that much.

    Besides if the Koch brothers are the only arrows in the Rat quiver, the Rats are in real trouble.

  • Ted Bman

    I thought they were actually going to lynch the Koch Brothers. Typical Democrats. What a bunch of (slang for cats.)

    • Drakken

      Well speak softly and carry a very big stick and when a liberal regressive gets in your face hit one out of the park.

  • A Z

    So libertarians have the Koch Brothers. All the Koch brothers can do is meet the ante and play. They cannot and do not outspend the Left’s Glamour gal Soros.

    The Koch Brothers are 90 pound weaklings compared to the 800# gorilla Soros.

    • BagLady

      Jeez, you have reduced the circle of power to two. Frightening.

      • A Z

        I was just comparing the Left’s bogeyman to the person who bug’s the Right the most.

        A post of 2 lines works the best. If I listed them all by # and by wealth, I would have to post the the contents of David Horowitz’s book “The New Leviathan”

  • Andy_Lewis

    Psssttt…Arnold’s addicted to Koch.

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  • Donald J DaCosta

    It should be obvious by now that the democrats most valuable asset and one they are determined to develop and maintain, is voter ignorance. They are completely unconcerned about the validity or the facts behind their assertions, lie with great sincerity, concern and indignation and care not a wit about being exposed in the conservative media.

    In this environment lying with alacrity is a valuable political asset devoid of consequence. Conservatives have been portrayed for years as vile worshipers of that most egregious, capitalist evil, profit, and conservatism a doctrine of the rich who are out to oppress, victimize and exploit the poor and especially children, the elderly and the middle class in America; epitomized by a Paul Ryan look alike pushing grandma in her wheelchair off a cliff or a Congressman Alan Grayson proclaiming on the House floor that republicans just want sick people to die.

    Who believes this crap? Roughly 50% + of the American voters. Vile, ridiculous and unbelievable as it sounds, it apparently works in the political realm. Conservatives will unlikely sink to that level, a fact the democrats are counting on.

  • MarilynA

    It appears that George Soros doesn’t like competition and his Democrat minions are accommodating him by turning the government’s attention toward anyone who challenges his dominance in US and world affairs. Remember Soros came from a Communist controlled country where the state owned everything, yet he had enough money to bring down governments by speculating in currencies. Where did Soros get the kind of money it took to bring down world governments? Was he a Soviet Agent using USSR money to undermine the governments of capitalist countries to tilt the scales toward Communism? why was Soros given free reign to take over US political action organizations? Remember when McCain and Feingold tied up the Republican controlled Senate with their Campaign finance Reform bill, there by preventing George Bush from getting his political appointments confirmed, while the Democrats persuaded and bribed a maverick Republican to switch parties giving them control of the Senate? That Campaign Finance Reform bill effectively disenfranchised US citizen’s from political activity while giving Soros back organizations free reign to sell their Communist plans for America. Our country has been under the control of Communist George Soros ever since. Our government needs to have a forfeiture law for nonprofit organizations, such as ACORN and other Soros backed groups, which will allow the government to seize all assets of those organizations convicted of breaking the law, and designating that money toward paying down the national debt.. Just think how much Soros’ money would reduce the national debt.

    • BagLady

      What you’re really saying is that half a dozen blokes control our lives and that you are OK with that.

  • Radegunda

    Recently I saw a PBS Nova program conspicuously sponsored by the David H. Koch Fund for Science. I wondered how many of the usual PBS audience turned it off in outrage that the “anti-science” Koch brother would have his name on a science documentary . . .

  • wileyvet

    Harry Reid is such a despicable old douche. Just when you think he can’t sink lower he proves you wrong. He needs to do America a favour and die. Unfortunately, like FDR, JFK, LBJ, and Ted Kennedy, his damage to America will persist beyond the grave.

    • veritaseequitas

      Douche – the perfect descriptor for Harry.

      • nomoretraitors

        An insult to the douches of the world

  • veritaseequitas

    Oh it just wants to make me cry to think what those meanie Koch brothers and those naughty GOP’ers are trying to do to the poor defenseless liberals and ObamaCrap.
    Can you imagine the effrontery of people giving loads of money to the Republican party in an effort to win?
    To think that we Conservatives won’t just roll over and let the DemoMonkeys crap all over us. It is a shame, a sham, its un-American I tell you.
    Focus on ObamaCrap and defeating the left and the RINO’s. Forget the rest of it until we regain control of the Senate and pick up more seats in the House.
    Then, in 2016, trot out all the super horrible stuff that Hag Hillary has done in order keep her grip on power and we just may be able to wrest our country back from the lunatics and get America back on track.

    • Inane Rambler

      Yeah, it is a bit silly. “This guy is donating money to Republican candidates. How evil!” “Um, did you know that GE gave a lot of money to Democratic candidates, and that the Koch brothers support gay marriage and marijuana legalization?” “Blah blah blah, KKKonservatives, amirite?”

  • Inane Rambler

    Complaining about the Koch brothers is win-win. It riles up hardcore progs, and doesn’t affect those who haven’t the slightest clue who the Koch brothers are. Of course it’s ridiculous. Democrats aren’t lacking in money. They’ve been outspending Republican candidates for the past few years. It’s lulz-worthy.

  • UCSPanther

    I consider the Koch Brothers to be a counter-weight to George Soros.

  • herb benty

    The Koch Bros. are for free enterprise and free people. Soros makes his millions “helping” countries fail. The difference between the Republicans and Democrats in a nutshell.

    • Father Dacius

      Well said.

      • herb benty

        Soros spends billions, Koch Bros., millions!? What the heck?

    • BagLady

      There is no difference between the Republicans and the Democrats… in a nutshell.

      You are out of the circle you idiot. Stop advocating for people who disdain you and will happily see you on the scrap heap as they trample you underfoot. Koch or Soros. They both take you for all you have.

  • Father Dacius

    I’ve been affiliated with the Tea Party, and I can tell you we never even heard of the Koch brothers except when the leftist media mentions them.

    • Harry Black

      Dupe!

      • Father Dacius

        Troll.

      • nomoretraitors

        Are we projecting again?

        • Harry Black

          Not at all. Father Dacius is clueless. It’s simple fact that the Kochs’ Americans for Prosperity along with other Koch-funded outfits are funding the Tea Party.

          • herb benty

            The Koch Bros gave 27 million to Republican causes. Soros, commie unions, overseas unnamed sources gave Obama 100′s of millions. The Left is bought and paid for.

      • herb benty

        Definition of “Dupe”- lo-info Democrat voters.

    • herb benty

      Me and mine too!

    • BagLady

      That’s because hockey moms are out of kilter with reality. and should sticto what they know best: cheering on the winning team of small people from the sidelines.

      Hopefully, Father Dacius, you have now extended your reading to include the likes of these brothers and perhaps can add to the Tea Party knowledge bank. Let’s face it, they need all the help they can get.

      • herb benty

        HA HA! 2010 was just a warm-up. You and your socialist brats are going DOWN.

      • Father Dacius

        Actually, most of them were professionals, Doctors , professors, Ranchers (you’d be surprised how much that is a science these days), soil technicians,Etc. The ones that weren’t were business owners,construction. bricklayers and the like. overall a pretty savvy group of people. The Koch Brothers may figure in the final stages of a national election, but they have nothing to do with the grassroots end of things. jthe Tea Party is just an unhappy group that wants their Republic back

  • AJAG

    Why not counter these constant attacks on the Koch brothers or the “oil companies” by the facts pointed out in David Horowitz’s book “The New Leviathan, How the Left-Wing Money Machine Shapes American Politics and Threatens America’s Future” For instance, total grants annually awarded by conservative foundations $832 million vs. total grants by progressive foundations of $8.8 billion. Or, total annual grants by conservative environmental groups of $1.2 million vs. grants by progressive groups of $554 million. Why doesn’t our side immediately answer with these well researched facts !

  • BagLady

    For Koch Brothers read Bilderbergs and New World Order.

  • nomoretraitors

    “The Koch brothers are about as un-American as anyone I can imagine.”
    HEY HARRY, IF YOU WANT TO SEE UN-AMERICAN, LOOK IN THE MIRROR

  • antioli

    Funny they limit their attacks to the Koch Bros . The Bros are small potatoes compared to the U. S. Chamber of Commerce. Only once in a while does the Left mention the Chamber. Perhaps the reason is that the Chamber is doing every thing in it’s power to flood excess labor in to the country which will morph in to millions of Democratic Voters.
    Don’t have a job? It’s not the Koch Bros fault. Blame the Chamber and the Left Wing.

  • Cyn Lee

    But the “evil rich” & Unions that support the Democratic Party are OK? The Koch Brothers ALWAYS give at least a token 1% of Political Donations to the Democratic Party (lol), if they are so “Evil”, why don’t the Democrats REFUSE the money? …huh????

  • herb benty

    Clinging at straws there Harry. Running the USA into the ground financialy and ruining all our lives is evil, not very humanistic, eh? The only genocidal thinking is from Islamists and leftists that occasionaly squirm in here and make a deposit.

    • Harry Black

      Not in the least herb. Nomoretraitors said precisely “liberal aren’t human.” Sharpen your reading skills and maybe you’ll figure it out.

      • herb benty

        That to a guy whose Major was English, ha, ha.You know he means the leftist POLICIES seem anti-human, which they are.

  • Harry Black

    Ahlert’s use of language, like Clarence Thomas’ in 1991, betrays a profound ignorance of lynching. In a democracy we have the right to criticize and even to mount non-violent political campaigns against those with whom we disagree. The attack on the Koch brothers is no more a lynching than the unending knee-jerk Limbaugh-style verbal abuse of Obama. Lynching is horrific public torture and murder. No one has tortured or murdered the Koch brothers even though their heavily polluting industries have inflicted untold pain, suffering, and death on hundreds if not thousands of Americans. Lynching is a crime that usually goes unpunished, indeed is carried out in cahoots with the local authorities. Koch Industries is a crime that has also gone unpunished, not least because the Koch brothers are buying up the local authorities..

  • Highsider

    I wonder how many dollars ol’ Lonesome George Soros has put into the fray, counting all his foundations and hidden organisations?

  • Bill McKean

    It’ll be interesting so see how long it takes the Libertarians in the Tea Party to turn against the Koch Brothers and the Bush-Cheney-Clinton crime syndicate. The Machiavellian Koch brothers know how to play both sides of the street and were instrumental in supporting Bill Clinton’s rise to power. There are so many unprosecuted criminal racketeering in Kansas condoned by the corrupt federal prosecutors & judges. It’s not surprising that acting Kansas city Missouri US Attorney Brad Schlozman ended up landing in Wichita good old boy insider law firm Hinkle Elkouri after serving as Alberto Gonzales henchman in the cover up of the Novation medicare fraud in which 2 Fort Worth Texas black female federal prosecutors Thelma Colbert & Shannon Ross died mysteriously (probably murdered) before they could issue subpoenas. I wonder if any Republicans are concerned that Novation controls 90% of all hospital supply purchases in the United States? George Soros & the Kochs (who really that much different) already have Hillary (who isn’t that much different from the Bushes) under their thumbs for 2016. It’s not about liberal vs. conservative agendas as much as it’s about the super-wealthy trying to monopolize the free markets by controlling the judicial system & the political discourse. Rush Limbaugh & Mike Huckabee are very selective about their moral outrage.