July 8, 2011

WELL PLAYED, MAUER:

Koch Industries Acting Like It’s Never Given Money to the Democrats Before (Dan Amira, 7/8/11, New York)

If you've been listening to the Democratic Party and liberal activists over the past couple of years, then you've heard that Charles and David Koch, the wealthy industrialist brothers who have placed their inestimable financial muscle behind conservative causes and candidates, are democracy's rapists. So it may seem a bit strange that Washington senator Patty Murray, the head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, recently solicited Koch Industries for a donation. [...]

[T]his is embarrassing for the DSCC. The parallel would be the GOP trying to hit up the ACLU for campaign cash after years of ACLU fear-mongering in order to scare cash out of other people. But the pearl-clutching reaction from Koch Industries is entirely phony. KochPAC, the political action committee of Koch Industries, donated $30,000 to the DSCC just last year, when the Democratic assault on the Brothers Koch was in full swing, and gave another $30,000 to the DSCC during the 2008 election cycle


So didn't the Kochs just dupe the Left into defending the DSCC by exonerating the brothers of being partisans of the Right?


Posted by at July 8, 2011 5:12 PM
  

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