All this political gerrymandering is nothing if not all-American. Demonizing the
Koch brothers or President Obama (the most expensive presidential campaign in
history) for spending too much money on their respective causes is simply
posturing at its finest. The plain and simple truth of the matter is that money
talks. Whoever has the money does the talking. Liberals are angry at
conservatives because they are taking some of their steam away. If the shoe was
on the other foot, one could be certain that conservatives would be screaming
just as loud. I don’t think all this garbage is what our Founding Fathers
had in mind in promoting this political system.
Another misleading headline. The Koch brothers are hardly obscure. Creating and
funding the tea party, numerous far right campaign funding both through
anonymous donations to outside-spending groups that do not have to disclose
their sources, and regular donations to candidates makes them people of
considerable influence in politics. One of the brothers actually ran for
vice president on the libertarian party ticket. Saying they are obscure is just
Of course, when the unions, lawyers, and George Soros spend exorbitant amounts
on Democrats, that's just funding truth and enlightenment, hence it is
never comparable to the purely cynical funding raised by evil Republicans.
There's always cause for concern when Democrats don't have a total
monopoly on fundraising and media support.For either side to whine
about their opponent's rich fundraisers should be an insult to the
intelligence of any rational American. But whine they will do, because so many
don't even know they're being played.
And how are the Koch Brothers any different than George Soros? He and his
groups funnel 10's of millions into the democrats campaigns and character
assassination.George Soros actually spends more money than the Koch
brothers on politics.More class warfare by the democrats. They love
to build up hate amongst the "not-rich". They are constantly telling
them they should have access to other peoples money for no other reason than
they say so and it is "fair".Little do the
"not-rich" realize that according to multiple objective sources poverty
has increased under obama. Corruption and partisan rancor are all worse as
well. This is the democrat strategy...to make the "not-rich" feel like
the democrats are out to help them meanwhile they are poorer than ever before
and manipulated for votes to keep democrats in power. Its a sad deception being
played out on these people..but getting something for nothing never really
works. Its a lie.Harry Reid? Talk about the King of propaganda
himself. Zero credibility. Zero.The Koch brother can't even
keep pace with the democrats the last few elections which is why the republicans
lost.Wake up people.
Mr Reid seems not to bring up the millions in union member dues used to promote
the dems cause .He has also refused to bring up so many senate votes so he can
protect the big "O" and his senate buddies. This is a true case of the
pot calling the kettle black.
The Koch brothers don't need help. They do the job for themselves.
Deanvrtc You wrote: "Mr Reid seems not to bring up the millions in
union member dues used to promote the dems cause" As a worker I pay
dues for the Union to defend my interest, my interest is the same interest of
the vast majority of Americans i.e. fair wages, legal working hours, health
insurance. etc. I dare say that the money of the Unions represents the interest
of millions and millions of Americans, even of those that do not belong to a
Union but are workers.On the other hand, the millions of dollars on
political dues of the Koch brother represents....the Koch Brothers and the
rest of the 1%.They have the right to donate their money and defend
their interest. You have the right to think and decide for yourself
if the Koch brother's interest are in line with yours.
The machinations of the Koch brothers haven't been completely revealed. No
one but they know the extent to which they've influenced politics as the
money men behind PAC’s and so-called grass-roots voter organizations . .
. like The Tea Party.The Koch brothers are old hands at this now,
and they're pretty good at greasing the right palms.They have
achieved a major goal in keeping taxes inordinately low for the highest earners.
But they have caused a lot of collateral damage to this nation.Their
drive to discredit Obama and keep him from being re-elected led to the
successful obstruction of this administration’s job-growing efforts.They succeeded in keeping unemployment high (by quashing Obama's
Jobs’ bills), in the hopes that citizens would blame Obama, but the
majority of Americans proved smarter than the Koch brothers thought. A solid
majority re-elected Obama. But now, apparently out of habit, the
Koch-brothers-controlled Tea Party, and the Tea-Party-controlled Republican
Party still obstruct valuable Democratic initiatives.Obviously, the
Koch brothers get their way far too often.
Harry reminds me of a great world military leader.
No one can blame Dems for the public not feeling warm and fuzzy about the Koch
Brothers.Anyone who can read knows the truth about them and how they
operate.Powerful, wealthy, greedy, dishonest, and extremely unsavory
fellows, those Koch siblings.
Anything to create a distraction. Getting up on the floor of the
U.S. Senate to make personal attacks on American citizens is beneath contempt.
Of course, the reason he chooses the Senate floor for the attacks is because he
cannot be sued for statements made on the floor of the Senate. No
amount of personal attacks or distractions can make the American people forget
what a disaster this Administration has been.
If you want to see labor cost go down and deregulation of business ethic then
take side with the KOCH Brothers. In the world of the Koch Brothers
the American worker is nothing more then toilet paper. Once you have been used
they flush you to never be seen again. In their mind the American worker is
disposable and should be replaced with illegal aliens. Voters need
to place a value on their personal worth.
We now have a $4 Trillion Federal Budget. $4,000,000,000,000 The course we are
on is not sustainable. The young people are NOT going to honor the old people
debt of $205 Trillion in entitlements.Total US assets is about 100
Trillion and not liquid cash. The old people of which I'm one have spent
everything twice over.A democratic capitalism or Russian style
socialism - that's the choice. Harry Reid is a socialist and employs no
one and believes government solves problems.The Koch brother employs
60,000 people and believe in less government.At this point it look
like the socialists are winning.
They have wasted a lot of money and driven the Republican party to an extreme
corner. they should run jointly for President and lose big time again.
What's really got Harry Reid in a panic is that he knows he will probably
lose control of the Senate and his job in November!
Red Smith - Of course Harry Reid "believes government solves problems."
Don't you?The founding fathers did. That's why they gave
us the US Constitution, the template for a government that can and does
"solve problems." Propaganda paid for by the Koch brothers has
discombobulated impressionable Americans to the point that they think government
cannot and should not solve problems. “The government is
us; we are the government, you and I” - Theodore Roosevelt The
government is the main vehicle by which We the People solve significant
problems. The Koch brothers and the America's Right Wing have proven to be
master deceivers, apparently even fooling themselves.Yes Red Smith,
the government solves problems. The purpose of government is to govern
responsibly.We certainly should NOT elect people into office who
think that government cannot solve problems. But that's what we do when we
vote for Tea Partiers, people who take their marching orders from the Koch
brothers and apparently cannot think clearly for themselves.When we
elect anti-government politicians into office, they make a point of
demonstrating just how bad government can be, and that transfers power from We
the People to plutocrats like the Koch brothers.
Demcrats used Tom Steyer to buy the Virginia Governorship. He pumped in
something like $15 million to overwhelm Cuccinelli and there hasn't been
the outcry like Harry Reid's blasts against the Koch brothers. Hollywood,
rich union leaders,George Soros actually the moneyed interests of the left dward
anything the Koch brothers have. Look at the 2012 cycle where Candy Crowley the
CNN anchor intervened to help Obama in a presidential debate with Mitt Romney.
The fact is that the "robber barons" are riding again, (The Koch
brothers, Michael Bloomberg, George Soros) and they operate from BOTH sides of
the political spectrum. We need Teddy Roosevelt, desperately.
My goodness, can the Democrats really be this desperate? Apparently so.
To "Baccus0902" you are missing the point.How are the Koch
brothers any different than George Soros, Warren Buffett, or any other rich
liberal?If it is wrong for the Koch brothers, then why isn't it
wrong for Soros or Buffett?Also, what kind of strategy is demonizing
the rich or polarizing the nation? In 2008 liberals claimed that Obama was
going to heal America and the world and make things better. If anything Obama,
Harry Reid, and their ilk are only making things worse.To
"GaryO" actually the founding fathers knew that government causes more
problems than it solves. That is why they set it up with 3 branches that they
knew would fight with eachother for power. That was the original intent. Also, look at what we had before the Constitution. The Articles of
Confederation set up such a weak government that there was no way to defend the
US. The founders wanted minimal government because the knew that the more power
a government had, the more misery it would spread.
I don't suppose any casino owners backed Harry Reid?
Two words for Happy Harry Reid and his band of miscreants. George Soros.
Baccus, the unions try to buy elections. Why don't they do what they used
to do best. Lobby Congress. Now the union power is diminished, except in
bankrupt Detroit, no one except the Democrats listen to the unions. Wages
should meet market demand.