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Koch Brothers Working To Take Down Harry Reid

Harry Reid’s next election is two years away, but the Koch Brothers are already busy working to get rid of him. Politico reports: The efforts in recent months have been largely subterranean, but they are unmistakable. A handful of nonprofit groups in the vast political network helmed by allies of the conservative billionaires Charles and [...]

Charles Koch, the gazillionaire right-wing benefactor whose father was a co-founder of the John Birch Society,  the same Charles Koch who, along his brother, David, works tirelessly against any sign of government interference when it comes to health care, public education, infrastructure, climate change, or  aiding the pitifully down and out, and who most generously [...]

New Documents show that Charles Koch (of the notorious Koch brothers) was more than just a rank and file member of The John Birch Society. He was an active participant. The John Birch Society was founded in 1958 by Robert W. Welch, Jr. and (among others), Charles’ father, Fred Koch. It was the notorious radical [...]

Generation Opportunity, the Koch-funded nonprofit group that created the Creepy Uncle Sam anti-Obamacare campaign last fall, is back with an extremely elaborate new anti-Obamacare ad, which they are taking on the road as a circus-type event. You can’t make this stuff up. Ironically, the first image in the ad looks exactly a coal runner, not Obamacare, [...]

We’ve heard the right wing spin machine call President Obama a King who has brazenly attempted to usurp power. A Christian Publication said our president is deceitful and added this: (President Obama) …behaves like a king, a dictator – someone who believes that his own pronouncements have the force of law, and who thinks he can [...]

Will Durst: Kochocracy


Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent gets a bit wound up. Now read this:Reich: How The Koch Brothers Are Undermining American Democracy (Mar 26, 2014) Conservatives Beat Up On ‘Well-Traveled Expensive President’ Based On Koch-Funded Study (Mar 23, 2014) Koch Brothers Hypocrisy: They Object To Democrats Doing What They [...]

Mother Jones senior editor Daniel Schulman has written Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty where he works to unpeel the onion that is he enigma of the Koch brothers. Schulman examines the roots of Charles and David Koch’s libertarian worldview through the lens of their family, including [...]

Al Gore spoke at the University of Chicago Monday and laid it on the line. “I don’t think it’s particularly complicated why they have all cowed into abandoning that position,” Gore said. “They will face primary opponents financed by the Koch Brothers, and others who are part of their group, if they even breathe the [...]

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says David and Charles Koch are one of the “main causes” of climate change. “While the Koch brothers admit to not being experts on the matter, these billionaire oil tycoons are certainly experts at contributing to climate change. That’s what they do very well. They are one of the main [...]

Taxes are bad, unless they’re on something that is also bad. That seems to be the policy of the Koch Brothers. For the last few months, the Kochs and other big polluters have been spending heavily to fight incentives for renewable energy, which have been adopted by most states. They particularly dislike state laws that [...]

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