The billionaires who hate Obama and fund the Tea Party

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  1. sargon20

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    Well first there was Richard Mellon Scaife who hated Clinton and financned a relentless campaign against him, his wife and his administration. Now we have the Koch Brothers who hate Obama and are financing another relentless campaign against a new democrate president.

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    The billionaire brothers who are waging a war against Obama.

    The Kochs are longtime libertarians who believe in drastically lower personal and corporate taxes, minimal social services for the needy, and much less oversight of industry—especially environmental regulation. These views dovetail with the brothers’ corporate interests. In a study released this spring, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst’s Political Economy Research Institute named Koch Industries one of the top ten air polluters in the United States. And Greenpeace issued a report identifying the company as a “kingpin of climate science denial.” The report showed that, from 2005 to 2008, the Kochs vastly outdid ExxonMobil in giving money to organizations fighting legislation related to climate change, underwriting a huge network of foundations, think tanks, and political front groups. Indeed, the brothers have funded opposition campaigns against so many Obama Administration policies—from health-care reform to the economic-stimulus program—that, in political circles, their ideological network is known as the Kochtopus.
    And then like now, it's working.
     
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    This has been a featured topic on Rachel Maddow over the last 1-2 weeks. Isn't it interesting what we learn once we ignore the propagated political tripe and the ideological rhetoric and start following the money trail like we're supposed to? It always leads to a few rich morons pressing the buttons and the millions of sheep who lick it all up. Perhaps this is the trickle down effect they were referring to? Maddow also exposed a similar thing going on in Arizona and the pushing of their immigration bill. Makes me glad that someone is willing to do the investigating and connect the dots out there.
     
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    Incredible. 3 huge billionaires bankrolling the tea party: Rupert Murdoch and 2 Koch brothers, David & Charles.

    "All three tycoons are the latest incarnation of what the historian Kim Phillips-Fein labeled “Invisible Hands” in her prescient 2009 book of that title: those corporate players who have financed the far right ever since the du Pont brothers spawned the American Liberty League in 1934 to bring down F.D.R. You can draw a straight line from the Liberty League’s crusade against the New Deal “socialism” of Social Security, the Securities and Exchange Commission and child labor laws to the John Birch Society-Barry Goldwater assault on J.F.K. and Medicare to the Koch-Murdoch-backed juggernaut against our “socialist” president." (Frank Rich in NYT. He's got a link to this piece on the rich brothers waging war against Obama.)

    I don't get it. Why aren't the real "populists" outraged by the tea party's push for government of the rich, by the rich and for the rich? Where are the conspiracy theorists with a story like this?

    Why aren't people seeing the real agenda behind the "tea party"?
     
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    It's called "willful ignorance".
     
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    Bingo. People don't care about what the truth is anymore. They're convinced that their beliefs are all they need, and stand idle until a Pied Piper comes along and tells them what they want to hear.
     
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    But the rich have always ruled America. That's the way it's always been. Everything else is just smoke up our ass.
     
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    "Willful"? Nah... "just plain".

    "Willful" suggests something of a higher caliber.
     
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    Tools and fools. Tools and Fools!!!

    Where the hell is my president? Stand up goddammit!!! :cussing2:
     
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    Actually, I agree. Sargon put up that thread like six hours before this one.

    The most cursory search would have turned it up.

    He even sources one of the same articles, plus two others.

    Thread merge anyone?
     
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    Done
     
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    Because they'e not people, they're sheeple, and they only trust dumbed-down media to tell them what they already want to hear. They happily lap up tasty chocolate pudding the straight talkin radio guy and the dolled up teevee bimbo dish out to them. No smartass liberal elite like Frank Rich is gonna tell them it's really just warmed over shit.

    And don't leave the Republican party out of your equation. The "tea party" are just their storm troopers.

    True to varying degrees at various periods, but we're teetering on the edge of catastrophe. The gap between rich and poor hasn't been this great in 80 years, and it's widening. You know what happened 80 years ago?
    The Great Depression. Hello! Anyone who's convinced we're out of the woods is foolhardy.

    These corporate gluttons, these modern day robber barons won't be satisfied till they've pushed us into total financial collapse and subsequent social destruction - and all just to maximize short term profits. What do they care if they kill the golden goose, as long as they get the last egg?

    Masters and minions. Fools and tools.
     
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    Good deal, Vince. Thanks. Only now it looks like I've merged into a sermonette. LOL.
     
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    Preach buddy, preach!
     
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    I guess I just lack the gene whereby those who possess said gene get sent into a greatly elevated state of disturbance when they come a cross a thread that addresses an issue that's already being discussed in another thread.

    However, I did apparently get the gene that gets annoyed at people aggressively calling out people who post "duplicate" threads.

    Call them out!

    Maybe somewhere, someone already posted a gripe-y reply like this one. Shall I paddle myself? :tongue::redface::wink:
     
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    I don't know but I really hope he has given up the fools errand of bipartisanship. These are not rational people.
     
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    We've all seen Tallguy being aggressive and/or greatly elevated, but I don't see that here at all. I think he was being quite sensible and reasonable. This is a vitally important topic, and the discussion would be greatly diluted if it were split into two virtually simultaneous threads.

    Yes you should, and we'd all like to watch. Could you please post the time you'll be in cam chat? :smile:
     
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    I pop up unannounced at open mikes on university campuses throughout the Western Hemisphere. The Mysterious Paddle Boy.
     
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