It appears that Republicans have found their own pair of billionaire brothers to demonize this election cycle. While Democrats hammer away at the influence of the Koch brothers, conservatives are swinging back by pointing to the liberal campaign activism and free-spending ways of the wealthy Steyer brothers, Jim and Tom. In a March 6 statement on her website titled "Thom Tillis & the Koch Brothers' Agenda," Mrs. Hagan says, "We know now that Thom Tillis and the oil billionaire Koch brothers are rigging the system against the middle class."
Yes, visited Des Moines suburbs and Davenport in February, meeting GOP activists and attending an event with business leaders sponsored by the Koch brothers' Americans For Prosperity. Addressed conservative activists at a RedState Gathering in New Orleans in August, mistakenly saying he was in Florida. There's plenty to do, and the pace has quickened since The Associated Press last took a broad look at preparations for a potential campaign.
Jennifer Stefano TeaParty Republican Conservative. The face of Koch Brothers (Americans for Prosperity) t.co/tgUlZLHazx
The pro-Democrats group Senate Majority PAC launched an ad in North Carolina against the billionaires Charles and David Koch. The Hagan campaign, however, claims the attacks by the Koch-affiliated group go beyond the health care law and indicate a "Tillis-Koch agenda." It broke the record for spending on judicial elections in the state and was the fourth-highest in state Supreme Court race expenditures nationwide, according to a report by Justice at Stake, the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law and the National Institute on Money in State Politics.
A fed up Bernie Sanders took aim at the 5 Koch conservatives in the court’s majority. t.co/EtFTKNHcK7
After months of wincing in the face of negative ads funded by the industrialists David and Charles Koch, Democrats believe they have finally found a way to fight back: attacking the brothers' sprawling business conglomerate as callous and indifferent to the lives of ordinary people while pursuing profit and power. The stakes for both sides are enormous -- including the ability to control the agenda on Capitol Hill on tax legislation, health care and judicial nominations -- and the results will drastically affect the final two years of the Obama presidency, and quite likely the 2016 campaign.
Is it too farfetched to connect the dots between a brilliant Wall Street Journal op-ed by Charles Koch, the chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, and the continued sluggish recovery in jobs, business investment, and the overall economy? The president can't even give the okay to the Keystone XL pipeline, which is favored by all but the far-Left environmental radicals.
Is it too far-fetched to connect the dots between a brilliant Wall Street Journal op-ed by Charles Koch , the chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, and the continued sluggish recovery in jobs, business investment, and the overall economy? These intellectual eggheads tell you what you can and cannot do, and where you can and cannot do it.
Exactly. "They engage in character assassination. (I should know, as the almost daily target of their attacks.) This is the approach that Arthur Schopenhauer described in the 19th century, that Saul Alinsky famously advocated in the 20th, and that so many despots have infamously practiced. Such tactics are the antithesis of what is required for a free society -- and a telltale sign that the collectivists do not have good answers." The more the left hates Limbaugh, the richer he gets. The Kochs aren't just leaders of the Republican Party, as Democrats are proposing; they are the face of the Haves. As the midterm elections take shape around the debate about income inequality, the Kochs personify the uncaring-est of the 1 percenters.
The true story of the Koch brothers, in response to Charles Koch's questionable WallStreet Journal editorial. t.co/EWB1hHoUrD
Rush Limbaugh Reads From Charles Koch Op-Ed I'm Fighting to Restore a F...: via @YouTube t.co/GWU40XJ4FB
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) The attacks were so unrelenting that Charles Koch took to the pages of the Wall Street Journal this week to complain about how "collectivists strive to discredit and intimidate opponents" and "engage in character assassination." "These may seem disparate battles, especially the third one, but the motivation in each case is the same: Protect the well-off from redistribution of their wealth to those who don't deserve it."