Stuck on stupid: Dems plan to continue attack on Koch Brothers
Unfazed by their shellacking last Tuesday, Democrats plan to keep pushing the notion that the Koch Brothers are the root of all evil. Or something. More cow bell, in other words.
Warner Todd Huston writes in Breitbart:
Despite the criticism, even from supporters, not to mention the major Election Day losses that caused Reid to lose his status as majority leader, the Nevadan promises to stay in attack mode.
Reid is not alone. Three days after the Democrats' disastrous election results, Politico reported that several deep-pocketed Democrat activists also intend to continue their attacks.
"Liberal groups ranging from the Democrats’ Senate campaign arm and House super PAC to the outfits run by billionaire Tom Steyer and conservative-turned-liberal enforcer David Brock all signaled that they intended to pursue anti-Koch spending," the news site reported.
In fact, Politico was given access to a whole new attack piece soon to be launched by the left-wing PAC American Bridge run by David Brock—a long time Clinton apologist and the man behind attack group Media Matters for America.
It is highly ironic that Steyer, a man who made his billions off financial market maneuvering and in particular coal, would back attacks on other billionaires for doing what he is doing.
Unlike Steyer, the Koch Brothers built and manage an actual operating business, one that creates tens of thousands of jobs, pays enormous taxes, and supports widespread charitable giving, not just to politics, but to cultural institutions. Unlike pure financiers, industrialists tend to be admired by Americans.
I recently read the book Sons of Wichita, by Mother Jones writer David Schulman, intended to be a muckraking indictment. However, despite Schuman's dwelling on one regrettable pipeline accident in a company owned by the Kochs, and endless gossip about sibling rivalries going back to childhood, the two brothers that run Koch Industries and give political donations come across as hardworking, optimistic, energetic, quintessential Americans, who took a smallish company founded by their father and made it into a giant, profitable, even visionary company. And this is bad?