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A “Koch” And A Frown!

The Koch Brothers, David and Charles, who are doing there best to influence American politics are whining about all those mean people who are protesting and saying bad things about them. Of course it’s just fine for them to give $54 million dollars to climate change denial advocates to spread propaganda, but if you exercise your free speech, you’re just being a meany. They own many industries that pollute, you know? They apparently gave unprecedented access for an interview with The Weakly Standard (sp). Here is some of the whining and lying…

“One additional thing that really bothered me,” he said, “was that the press attacked me rather than the guy who impersonated me! And I was criticized as someone who’s got a death grip on the governor and his policies. And that I control him—I mean, that’s insane!”

Awe, let’s all give him a collective sigh. Poor, poor, mega-wealthy man. I’m sure he can afford the counseling he’s going to need after being criticized by those mean old liberals. Now for the lies…

That last part has caught the attention of the left’s scouring eye. For unlike many billionaires, the Koch brothers espouse classical liberal economics: They advocate lower taxes, less government spending, fewer regulations, and limited government. “Society as a whole benefits from greater economic freedom,” Charles wrote in a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed. Judging by the results of the 2010 elections, there are millions of Americans who agree with him.

Ah, yea, well….we tried that little experiment starting in 2001 when the Supreme Court appointed George W. Bush and he gave you all those huge tax cuts, slashed regulations and staffed the government with lobbyists intent on destroying whatever agency they were meant to oversee. And they put it on the charge card too. How did that work out for America and “society as a whole”? We entered a deep recession that our current president, someone who is 100 times smarter than the Koch Bros, had to pull us out of with no help whatsoever from Republicans. In fact, as we all know, they did everything they could to stop President Obama from getting us out of that mess.

Let’s take a look at one of Rachel Maddow’s excellent pieces about the Koch Bros…

The Koch Brothers have been financing a propaganda campaign for decades and have used all sorts of slimy, hateful, lying tactics…to the tune of many millions of dollars. But when a blogger pranks a wingnut governor and exposes the coziness with which politicians treat these guys, he all of a sudden becomes a righteous, moral person who feels like he can say things like this about the Buffalo blogger who impersonated him…

“And I think it’s extremely dishonest to misrepresent yourself. I think there’s a question of integrity. And the person who would do that has got to be an incredibly dishonest person.”

Give me a freakin break. The guy who helped finance the “grassroots” uprising during the health care debate, remember all the lies spread during that charade. Or how about the fact that they have been financing the anti-climate change groups who are also spreading lies and misinformation which has had the effect of turning the Republican party into a party of climate change deniers. What do scientists know anyway? Should David Koch be saying anything at all about someone else being dishonest? Have you ever seen such hubris?

March 30, 2011 Posted by | Media, Politics | , , | 2 Comments

Jeffrey Sachs Nails It On The Last Word – The Koch’s Have Bought Up The Congress!

Must see video. Spread this around, this is important. I even agree with him that President Obama needs to do more to help stem the tide that is sweeping across the country. I have confidence that the president will respond more, he just doesn’t do the knee-jerk thing. Watch and share with your friends…

February 24, 2011 Posted by | Politics | , , | 8 Comments

Buying America – How The Koch Brothers Bought The Land Of The Free!

Rachel Maddow has been one of the few journalists who has been telling us about the Koch brothers and their buying of our political system and the brainwashing of America on all sorts of issues. Raw Story has more on an event designed to help expose these two as the propagandists that they are. From Raw Story…

Progressive and liberal activists are planning at the end of the month to confront the secretive billionaire family that finances the so-called Tea party movement and a host of other right-wing causes and institutions.”Our government is supposed to be of, by and for the people. So are you ready to take it back?” an invitation for the “Uncloaking the Kochs” event asked.

The Sunday, Jan. 30 event thrown by Common Cause, a nonpartisan, grassroots organization, aims to educate attendees in California on the Koch brothers who will be strategizing nearby with their mega-wealthy allies to win the 2012 elections. Afterwards, activists will rally in Rancho Mirage.

It’s a very tough battle taking on billionaires who didn’t even earn their money, had it handed to them by Ma and Pa. because they obviously have no idea the value of money and clearly have undermined our political system over the years by subverting our process and using their propaganda machine to brainwash the masses. Perhaps the most successful campaign they have waged is the one where they have turned the morons in the country against those scientists…

Recently, David and Charles Koch through their network of foundations and nonprofits outspent ExxonMobile on astroturf campaigns to misinform the American public about climate change legislation.

“From 2005 to 2008, ExxonMobil spent $8.9 million while the Koch Industries-controlled foundations contributed $24.9 million in funding to organizations of the ‘climate denial machine,'” Greenpeace International reported.

Help get the word out about the Koch brothers, if they are exposed as the propagandists that they are, maybe it will change their influence just a little bit.

Here is one of Rachel Maddow’s pieces on the Koch brothers. There are many more.

January 17, 2011 Posted by | Politics | | Leave a comment

   

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