The Koch Letter

Mass movements can succeed without a God, but never without a devil:

In just about 24 hours, Mitt Romney is headed to a hotel ballroom to give a speech sponsored by Americans for Prosperity, a front group founded and funded by the Koch brothers.

Those are the same Koch brothers whose business model is to make millions by jacking up prices at the pump, and who bankrolled Tea Party extremism, and committed $200 million to try to destroy President Obama before Election Day.

So in the hours before Romney courts two men obsessed with making Barack Obama a one-term president, let’s see how many of us can chip in to the Two-Term Fund.

That’s from a letter team Obama sent out last week to supporters. I want you to sit back a moment and revel in it. The Administration that killed Keystone XL and tried to put a moratorium on offshore drilling is accusing the Koch Brothers of driving up gas prices. It’s not supply and demand. It’s not even a resurgent world economy. No, it’s the evil men behind the curtain.

You know, I just don’t get the Koch Brothers thing. Their very name reduces the Left to such fits of apoplexy — fits way out of proportion to their influence on anything. Talk about your conspiracy theorists…

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  1. AlexInCT

    That’s from a letter team Obama sent out last week to supporters. I want you to sit back a moment and revel in it. The Administration that killed Keystone XL and tried to put a moratorium on offshore drilling is accusing the Koch Brothers of driving up gas prices. It’s not supply and demand. It’s not even a resurgent world economy. No, it’s the evil men behind the curtain.

    Team Obama. I like it. And has that not always been the way of the credentialed class warrior? To impugn better men with nefarious motives instead of standing on the results of their actions and beliefs? Ask your average lefty and they will tell you that little devils in a room directed by evil men like the Koch brothers just willy-nilly jacks up prices to f-over the little guy, and mean it. Supply and demand is a cover up. After all, we know that it should be “From each according to his ability, and to each according to his need”. And anyone that “needs” more than the left would like them to keep, is a greedy and evil thief.

    Frankly Obama’s green movement has done more to push up gas prices than anything short of OPEC manipulating oil output while one of their own talks about shutting down shipments oil in the gulf if the world doesn’t let them get a nuke and kill the Jews. Notice that we get told we need to break our dependency on OPEC, but never by getting our own fuels. It is always some cockamamie green bullshit that costs a ton of money, returns minimal power for the effort, even when you leave out the cost factor, and enriches some member of the credentialed left’s circle.

    Where Soros and Buffet available for questioning BTW?

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  2. sh

    We have Soros but I don’t see this kind of attack from a republican presidential campaign on him… also; is it true that the Koch guys actually put of $200 million in one election cycle (re: to destroy Obama…)? Sounds like bs. On the other hand; Soros really does throw out huge sums.. which is another ‘funny thing’. If the Koches ever give 50k to a group; it is bought and paid for / in their pocket… whereas Soros gives millions to one group here and another there.. some times year after year….

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  3. AlexInCT

    How is one person having this much influence a good thing?

    I hope you felt just as frightened when the Chinese military/government was bankrolling the Clintons election campaigns? This dude Adelson, for now at least, has the right to do whatever he wants with his money under our constitution, while a foreign government influencing our electoral process is basically and according to our constitution an act of treason, yet lefties seem to only feign concern when it is people they don’t like that actually get a say in the process.

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  4. salinger

    I hope you felt just as frightened when…

    you forgot – blah blah blah , collectivists, blah blah, blah …

    Hey Alex – read a little Daniel Kahneman sometime. You’ve fallen into a typical trap of shallow thinking – although I think you set these traps yourself. When confronted with a tough question – you choose to answer a different easier question or one that supports a preconceived notion without addressing the original query. Kahneman explains this maneuver nicely in several books. For my part I am going to choose to just completely ignore you from now on – your (I hope feigned) obtuseness has lost its cuteness.

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  5. AlexInCT

    you forgot – blah blah blah , collectivists, blah blah, blah …

    Thanks for proving me right.

    Hey Alex – read a little Daniel Kahneman sometime. You’ve fallen into a typical trap of shallow thinking – although I think you set these traps yourself.

    Funny how people like me are accused of being shallow thinkers whenever we point out the double standard you leftists live by, huh? Besides, since when is thinking that people have the right to do with their money as they please, within the limits of the constitution, and that some assholes should not be allowed to silence them under the ridiculous notion that someone having wealth wanting to be heard too, is an injustice to those that are not wealthy, shallow thinking? Of course if you believe wealthy people use their wealth and power to “disenfranchise” the non wealthy and steal even more wealth like your side does……

    When confronted with a tough question – you choose to answer a different easier question or one that supports a preconceived notion without addressing the original query.

    What though question was that you think you confronted me with? That people like you feel it is bad some rich guy can buy influence from people you don’t like? Do you hold the same opinion about unions using the money they rip off their membership to buy favor with democrats only?

    And why the need to attack me personally. instead of just saying you think it was a very serious issue that the Chicomms where bankrolling a president, and simply settling the argument? Not that I would have been inclined to buy that, but it would have been a much more sensible approach, unless you needed to change the subject, like you just did, because the question wasn’t to your liking. The shallow thinker here is you for erecting this straw man to extricate your ass out of having to answer something you didn’t like to have to, and then projecting onto me that shallow thinking.

    The constitution gives people the right to free speech, especially in the political process, and spending your money as you see fit on politics, is part of that freedom. Shallow thinking is to pretend this is bad ONLY when it is someone giving big money to the side you don’t like. You do get that our issue with Soros isn’t that he throws millions at democrats and their pet projects, but that people like you keep pretending the problem only exists when some one on the opposite team gives a fraction of that money? Same applies to union money.

    I have no problem with rich people burning their money how they please. Even when they use it to buy an office like, oh say, the ex-New Jersey governor whose firm lost more money than Abramoff but received a fraction of the scorn and scrutiny for some “unexpected” reason, did. I get horribly pissed however when hypocrites pretend it is a problem only when non leftists do it.

    Kahneman explains this maneuver nicely in several books. For my part I am going to choose to just completely ignore you from now on – your (I hope feigned) obtuseness has lost its cuteness.

    Sure, you are going to ingore me because I am obtuse [WINK!]. Is that some double speak for I call you out when you are full of shit?

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