It’s Getting So Bad

I’m starting to hear “Koch” in my sleep.


ABC’s RICK KLEIN: The new Senate analysis from our colleagues at is the latest warning signal for Democrats in 2014. Its main conclusion, that the GOP holds a 60 percent chance of taking back the Senate, is coming under harsh criticism from Democrats, naturally. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee quickly penned a memo arguing against making such conclusions this early. Naturally, the DSCC included this line:

“It has become crystal clear that our opponent in 2014 is not the Republican Party but two billionaire brothers.”

Democrats are doing all they can to try to bring money of their own into the process, amid frustrations that the Obama operation isn’t in high gear for this year. But does anyone think American voters will turn out in the kind of numbers Democrats need to send a message to the Koch brothers? Democrats need a different climate, not simple outside spending to match the Kochs, to overcome the forces at work this year.

ths update: (Keeping all these insinuations/messaging moments together for easy reference…)

4 Responses to “It’s Getting So Bad”

  1. Syd B. says:

    There seems to be a Liberal agenda to discredit all that is Kock. Did anyone read this weekend’s Washington Post article on how the Koch Bros. are pushing the Keystone Pipeline for personal gain? Of course, their info was completely false.

    Corruption at The Washington Post

    So the Post could have written a very different story about the Keystone Pipeline. The Post could have written that opposition to the pipeline is being funded in large part by [billionaire Tom Steyer] who has a personal financial interest in the pipeline not being built. And that’s not all! The billionaire is a political crony who has used his connections in Washington to get rich and to fleece consumers and taxpayers. Now, with Keystone, he is doing it again! How is that for a story that would “stir and inflame public debate in this election year?”

    So we have a contrast that couldn’t be clearer: the Washington Post published a false story about support for Keystone because it fit the Democratic Party’s agenda. It covered up a similar, but true story about opposition to the pipeline (and about “green” politics in general) because that, too, fit the Democratic Party’s agenda. I don’t think we need to look any further to connect the dots.

    And yet, a still deeper level of corruption is on display here. Juliet Eilperin is a reporter for the Washington Post who covers, among other things, environmental politics. As I wrote in my prior post, she is married to Andrew Light. Light writes on climate policy for the Center for American Progress, a far-left organization that has carried on a years-long vendetta against Charles and David Koch on its web site, Think Progress. Light is also a member of the Obama administration, as Senior Adviser to the Special Envoy on Climate Change in the Department of State. The Center for American Progress is headed by John Podesta, who chaired Barack Obama’s transition team and is now listed as a “special advisor” to the Obama administration. Note that Ms. Eilperin quoted Podesta, her husband’s boss, in her puff piece on Tom Steyer.

    Oh, yes-one more thing. Guess who sits on the board of the Center for American Progress? Yup. Tom Steyer.

  2. tree hugging sister says:

    Oh, sure did read it and Fausta thoughtfully put links to most of Powerline’s DELIGHTFUL, MASTERFUL skewering in the post I have below this one, AGAIN concerning KOCH this, KOCH, that.

    I think I’ll just keep aggregating the sneaky mainstream “mentions” I come across. They sound suspiciously like coordinated messaging to ME, but, then again, I’m a hater. What would I know?

  3. Greg Newsom says:

    Whatever happened to representative government?
    Why do we have to rely on the benevolence of billionaires?
    I read Pascal’s Pensees, in it
    he said that a slave shouldn’t
    love their master just because he doesn’t beat him.
    Because, he will someday beat him..I paraphrased it. So profound, one of the greatest minds who ever lived.

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