by NomadNever in American history has there been a more organized and well-funded threat against the democratic process, the health and safety of all Americans and the impartiality of the Supreme Court. The Koch brothers have single handedly managed to corrupt two of the three branches of government and in the 2012, are seeking to make it three for three. Seriously. It makes all of the other threats America has faced small in comparison.
Here are two more posts that I have written about the dangers. The first is an expose of Americans For Prosperity. It was originally written early last year and dedicated reporters have subsequently uncovered more. It is, however, a good start. The AFP fake grassroots movement is closely tied to the Tea Party which no matter what kind of valid points it might have made in its early stages, was quickly made into a tool for the Koch brothers. Wisconsin governor Scott Walker is just one example of this.http://nomadicpolitics.blogspot.com/2012/02/americans-for-prosperity-koch.html
Another post- which takes a slightly snarky view- is this one:
In that post, I point out that the people who are complaining about the problems of "big government" are the same ones who are being battered by weather related disasters like hurricane and tornadoes. The Koch brothers have spent a fortune trying to affect government policy on climate change. They have their reasons too.http://nomadicpolitics.blogspot.com/2012/02/tornadoes-and-koch-industries-elegant.html
Koch Industries, which the brothers own, is one of the top ten polluters in the United States — which perhaps explains why the Kochs have given $60 million to climate denial groups between 1997 and 2010.From flawed science, to phony think-tanks, from Mercatus-infiltration of universities- to supporting politicians that deny the effects of climate change, you name and the Koch brothers are involved knee deep.. The politicians decrying government spending on the poor are now demanding FEMA emergency aid for rescue and rebuilding after disasters. The post offers a solution to the problem by cutting out the middle man.
I am enclosing a playlist for Koch Brothers Exposed - The Film.
According to the creators of this film, the Koch pair are already on the offensive, trying to smear the film. That's predictable, of course, but with the money they are clearly prepared to spend on their mission to undermine the US republic, the only way to stop them is getting the information out and hoping that voters will react accordingly. And if they shrug and let the country be overrun, then let's hope they like how things turn out.
Here's another great link: