One Man Army Bernie Sanders Goes To War With the Koch Brothers

In response to the Koch Brothers’ plan to spend $400 million on Republican election campaigns, Sen. Bernie Sanders called out the Kochs and urged America to stand up against Citizens United.

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In the response to the Koch plan to spend more money influencing campaigns in key states ($400 million) than John McCain raised in 2008 campaign ($370 million), Sen. Bernie Sanders said, “The Koch brothers’ bid to buy elections in America speaks to the obvious need for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and subsequent rulings. In the short term, Congress must pass legislation to require disclosure of the corporations and wealthy individuals behind the ads by outside groups.”

Sen. Sanders said the Koch spending demonstrates that we are no longer a nation of the people, “When one wealthy family spends more money than was raised altogether by the last Republican presidential candidate, it tells us that we are no longer a country of the people, by the people and for the people. We are becoming a country of the rich, by the rich and for the rich.”

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The Koch Brothers may have the dollars, but the people still have the numbers. Now more than ever, it is imperative that the American people stand together to turn back this threat to our democracy. This isn’t just about who wins and loses elections. As ALEC has demonstrated, right wing funded candidates if left unchecked, win elections, and then implement the far right agenda of their billionaire masters. The Koch plan is a perfect example of how our representative democracy is being turned into an oligarchy of the few.

In a Congress that is infested with corporate, special interest, and billionaire dollars on both sides of the aisle, Bernie Sanders is standing virtually alone in his calls for action and reform. Sen. Sanders can’t do it alone. We can’t allow him to be a one man army against the Koch Brothers.

War metaphors should never be used lightly, but the situation brought on by Citizens United is nothing short of a war for our future freedoms and democratic system of government. Some of the left may blanch at the term, but the truth is that the Koch Brothers and conservative billionaire pals believe that this is a war, even if you don’t. Because of their mentality your choice is either to fight or be steamrolled

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Sen. Sanders and your country need your help, and there is something that you can do right now.

Sign the petition supporting the Saving Democracy Amendment, which would overturn Citizens United. Over 219,000 people have signed the petition so far, but it is not enough. It will take an army of millions of Americans standing in unison to save our country from the billionaire oligarchs.

Bernie Sanders is leading the battle, but it is up to every single American to win the war.

14 Replies to “One Man Army Bernie Sanders Goes To War With the Koch Brothers”

  1. all the money in the world will not make me love Mitt Romney the way that I love Barack Obama, and I judge both by their actions, and not their words

  2. Every Republican voter supports citizens United with their vote. Maybe not with their heart but they do with their vote. Every Republican elected is a pathway for more and more Supreme Court judges who will give this country to people like the Koch brothers in the same manner that the Roberts Court has done. Wisconsin is practically owned by the Koch brothers as far as management, and this is exactly the type of management that the GOP wants for the United States. Citizens United has to go, the citizens themselves should pay for candidates actions through their income taxes

  3. The beginning of the end of America ass a free democratic state. Soon we will be another Rome. Evil and greed will be our downfall.

  4. Yup. I’m pretty sure Rome fell because it failed to tax the rich. The middle and poor can only pay so much, then they are broke and dependent.

  5. LET THEM SPEND THEIR MONEY!!! They can go broke, for all I care! The most important thing that can happen is that the people realize that Koch money (and corporate money in general) is poison, that every pol who receives it is tainted by it and deserves to be voted out.

  6. Poor Sen. Bernie Sanders! He REALLY REALLY believes that we Americans like Common Sense solutions. The majority of us don’t; the rest of us are jaded, weary, and don’t any longer give a damn. 50% of us like “things as they are” OR as we think they were in 1300 A.D. Before the Age of Science. Bernie does not t understand that “The American Experiment” in Representative democratic government ~ c. 1776 ~ has run its course. HAS FAILED. Versions of it survive in Europe and in a few U.S. cities and U.S. states. That’s about it. Sorry, Bernie.

  7. “A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both”. Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Bernie is a courageous man but he is only one man willing to stand up for his belief and it matters not whether a person is Republican or Democrat or Independent. Here’s why. John Edwards benefited from a MIS-TRIAL, not because the jury believed he was innocent..in fact, they believed he was guilty, but they had no credible evidence to convict him of the crimes he committed,so he gets off scotts free. He is a lawyer and knows the system well enough to ‘hide the evidence’. The system that allows such injustice needs to be reformed, don’t you agree?

  8. It’s time to stand up and take action. It’s time to demand that the representatives we’ve placed in office get busy passing legislation required to combat this tyrannous threat. We – meaning the people standing together – must DEMAND it! Get off your ass, start/sign/share the petitions to get your representatives attention, take it to the streets in protest and civil disobedience, make phone calls so that your representatives hear your voice. Do something, because optimism requires action; only a fool passively sits back and dare hope for anything better. Stand up and fight with Bernie!

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