In Leaked Tape Mitch McConnell Admits The Koch Brothers Are Running The Republican Party

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In a leaked audio tape of the Koch brothers top secret June 2014 retreat, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) not only admitted that the Republicans would be lost without the Kochs, and revealed who the real power is in the GOP.


McConnell opened his remarks by saying, “Is this working? I know it’s been a long, but very inspiring day. And I want to start by thanking you, Charles and David for the important work you’re doing. I don’t know where we’d be without you, and um, and I want (inaudible) for rallying, uh, to the cause.”

Mitch McConnell has voted against raising the minimum wage 17 times in his career. He has filibustered every recent attempt to raise the minimum wage in the current Congress, so anyone with half a brain should not be surprised that he promised that he wouldn’t raise the mininum wage if he becomes Majority Leader.

The main topic of his speech was Citizens United, and how the wealthy and corporations should control our elections. In the process of praising Citizens United, McConnell described how the Koch infested Supreme Court has opened the door to conservative billionaires buying the government, “And we’ve had a series of cases since then that I’ve filed amicus briefs in and had lawyers arguing in. We now have, I think, the most free and open system we’ve had in modern times. The Supreme Court allowed all of you to participate in the process in a variety of different ways. You can give to the candidate of your choice. You can give to Americans for Prosperity, or something else, a variety of different ways to push back against the party of government. It has nothing to do with overly political speech.”

The little part at the end where McConnell states that the billionaire dollars have nothing to do with overt political speech was a total lie. The Koch money is about buying and electing the candidates who will carry out the conservative billionaire agenda.

Everything links together. Without the Koch infested Supreme Court, the Republican billionaire funding pipeline wouldn’t exist. The Koch billionaire group is trying to cut the people out of the democratic process in order to create a government that revolves around their own interests.

The leaked tapes prove that the Republican Party revolves around the interests of billionaires and big corporations. This is obvious to anyone who watches their behavior on a daily basis, but McConnell’s remarks are the first leaked to the public admission of the importance of the Koch brothers to the success of the Republican Party.

The GOP is a Koch organized and funded operation. The Kochs set the agenda, and if Republicans take back the Senate, the American people will have given control of the Congress to the Koch brothers.

46 Replies to “In Leaked Tape Mitch McConnell Admits The Koch Brothers Are Running The Republican Party”

  1. Dangerous times for our Democratic Republic. I think though, that a sleeping giant has been awakened, we will see if that is true in November. Please vote.

  2. And these Commies swore to uphold the constitution of the U.S. not to be a conduit for the slimmy Koch bros, I say arrest them all, impeach all politicians involved and immediately jail all the main participants involved in the overthrow of our Government. This is going to sneak up and bit us all in the ass as if it hasn’t already, if we the people don’t pay very close attention to everything these want to be kings, are trying to get away with.

  3. Open letter to all Democrats
    WAKE UP!!!
    What more do you need to nationalize this election. The SENATE minority leader just said he is not interested in what the people want. 74% of Americans polled favored raising the minimum wage.
    . A full 69 percent of Americans polled favored extending unemployment benefits
    He may be your good friend but he is not ours. Stop being scared of these bullies and take the fight to them. When they are on TV even if it means going on fox, follow and correct them. If they refuse to see the truth call them what they are. LIARS.

  4. This is picking up steam all over. I have no less then four emails this am from various organizations using it to beg money from me. I dont know if its hit the airwaves yet but it has to.

    This is one republican I would love to see on the sunday circuit explaining this one

    You can bet Ms Grimes will go big

  5. The tape mentions McConnell’s wife and it is not unexpected that some attention would be focused on her. As Labor Secretary under Bush she was instrumental in delivering the final blow to US manufacturing. Her agenda-driven mismanagement of oversight of the coal industry and in OSHA were also key features of her tenure. Also it’s important to note all of the connections, Elaine Chao had- through her father- with the top levels of the Chinese government at a time when manufacturing jobs were being outsourced from the US. Here is some research on this topic you might find interesting. She is definitely a Koch brothers sweetheart.

  6. The Koch Brothers are doing such a great job that Brownback, Walker, Scott, Fallon in OK, Martinez in NM, Deal in GA, LePage in ME, Snyder in MI, Corbett in PA, and perhaps Kaisch in OH are about to be given the boot!

    Kansas is damn near bankrupt and NJ is not far behind. Without Citizens United, the GOP can’t win a wheelchair race in a nursing home! Come 2016, they are history!

  7. Anyone else catch the part where he basically said it would only take 51 votes? In the inaudible part, I would surmise that he said he would use the nuclear option for any bill, not just court nominees.

  8. From now on, we all know it is the Republican Tea Party,bought and paid for by the Koch Brothers. Every vicious and hateful thing that they have said can be laid at the feet of the Koch Brothers.

    You should run separate articles on each of the Republican Senate Candidates who praised the Koch Brothers for financing their campaigns.

  9. That’s why for the life of me I cant understand why Reid just didn’t do away with the filibuster. If anyone for one minute thinks that the American Taliban wouldn’t get rid of it if they had the chance is just plain stupid and think unicorns shit golden acorns

  10. It’s time to end the Koch Sponsored obstruction and destruction of the US democracy via the GOP and Tea Party! ASAP!

  11. I hope it is a sleeping giant and not a sleeping midget. we need a very big GIANT one with a very big foot, bigger then Koch’s money machine.

  12. Well as you know that’s your liberal media at work
    “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!” – Upton Sinclair.

  13. If THIS head of the GOP stinks so much by this revelation, I can imagine what the body of the GOP smells like. Not roses, for sure……
    Proof again, that these negative, obstructive and destructive GOPers should be shamed over and over again. Then, swept out of their positions.

  14. You all knew that since Reagan, the GOP has clearly planned to control elections, protect the rich and ignore those in need. Their propaganda has worked well because the American people are fools. November could be a clean sweep for Democrats but our voters must wake up.

  15. Get some professional sound person to re-process this tape so it’s more useable and useful; I fear the average person is not going to take the time and strain to listen to this…, I’m interested greatly but I’m bailing on it.

  16. Charles and David Koch are great Americans. They built a company that employs about 60,000 people in good jobs. The fact that these brothers happen to believe in the ideas that were brilliantly articulated in our founding documents seems to make liberal heads explode. That is unfortunate, or maybe not, because those ideas are what made America great. In order to restore American greatness and American prosperity, we need to return to following those principles – freedom of speech, freedom of religion, respect for private property, rule of law. We are guaranteed life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. There is no guarantee that we are going to achieve happiness or that somebody else has to pick up the bill for it. The Senate is going to flip in 2014. I hope the winners are more akin to Tea Partiers and less akin to RINOs. If that is the case, things will start to look up.

  17. Yes, thats why the koch work with ALEC to remove every right you have. Do you work? The koch have nothing to do with the constitution and everything to do with Corporate rule. No benefits, low wages, and no right to question your employer. You really need to look up libertarianism. Its not something you want

    You probably should know that they inherited their company from their dad. Who made a great deal of money working in Russia for Stalin.

  18. I haven’t seen the name George Soros come up in this discussion. He is so dedicated to seeing Capitalism disappear that he has invested billions of dollars to keep the Marxist train moving ahead. Minimum wage laws have been a big issue for unions and the left to demagogue for years. Most thinking Americans know that the minimum wage being determined by politicians is a farce. The market ultimately determines the minimum wage in the real world. Unless you want to live in a totalitarian society where Nanny Government decides everything from the cradle to the grave for its citizens. Unions were a very good thing in the beginning but ultimately became corrupted as everything does when a corrupt outside entity stands between the employer and employee and that entity produces nothing. The left and the PC crowd has destroyed the ability for a person to work their way through college. Now it costs a fortune. Oh well Atlas Shrugged.

  19. You’re a vivid example of the stupidity of conservatives. You rant and rave about welfare recipients, when corporate welfare queens like the Koch’s are robbing us blind with tax incentives. They are the biggest welfare queens on the block, but that’s OK with you.

  20. This is such a non-story. He thanks the Koch brothers for doing a good job and you think that means the Republican Party is owned by them? In case you haven’t noticed they aren’t exactly pushing for a Republican party agenda. They have been pushing for freedom, liberty, and less government. I know that is something that scares the hell out of all of you government statists. Why don’t you quit looking to the government for all of your solutions and try to do something without it for once?

  21. LOL, really? He thanked the koch and then said how he was determined to put their plan in place. That plan Includes ALEC who wants every right you have gone. Including work beneifts such as overtime pay and vacations. ALEC is writing the republicans bills for them and the Koch funds all of that.

    The koch brothers dont want you haveing liberty, that gets in the way of business. You really need to get out more

  22. If this had come out in past days, it would have caused a nuclear meltdown in Washington … how is this not front page news anywhere but HERE? Media truly must be compromuised and too many people numb to rotten conduct for this to go by the boards scarcely addressed by ANYBODY OUT THERE YET!

    It is real, Actionable and Traitorous! and as real as our stepped up need for guilliotines, imho.

  23. If this had come out in past days, it would have caused a nuclear meltdown in Washington … how is this not front page news anywhere but HERE? Media truly must be compromised and too many people numb to rotten conduct for this to go by the boards scarcely addressed by ANYBODY OUT THERE YET!

    It is real, Actionable and Traitorous! and as real as our stepped up need for guilliotines, imho.

  24. When a Senator turns his back to the voters of Kentucky, to support the Koch Brothers to save them billions, this should tell you something. The people of the Common Wealth of Kentucky have elected this obstructionist for 30 years. The majority of the People know that Mr. McConnell does not support the will of the people, but the will of special interest. Do your part and give Senator McConnel a grand retirement party.

  25. The Koch Brothers are simply looking out for their interest to save billions on the companies they represent. These folks have billions, and want more. The US is bankrupt due to tax incentives for the wealthiest of Americans.

    Its time for big money to quit supporting adds that are simply lies. Let the people decide for them selves, and spare all those misleading adds, that protect the interest of the rich. I assume you know about the secret tape where Mitch gives his support to the Koch brothers, while ignoring the needs of the people in his Senate District. Sorr, shame on you, find out the truth before it’s too late.

  26. Sorry, but you are wrong. You and others obviuously are for Reaganomics and Trickle down economics. Haven’t you heard, it does not work??????

    I did like Ronald Reagan as a Person, however his policies lead to the beginning of deficit spending. If you don’t believe me look at the charts about deficit spending during the Reagan Administration.

    Koch brothers are in the 1% of rich Americans. They don’t care about the poor they just wan’t the tax breaks even though they don’t need them. And BTW….look what happened to the financial meltdown. Do you know that this was a direct result of deregulation. Do you want more of this? I am sorry, but big business needs some checks and balances.

  27. Of course the Kochs seek to influence government. What is so surprising about that? Adam Smith warned in the Wealth of Nations that a business-dominated political system would allow a conspiracy of businesses and industry against consumers, with the former scheming to influence politics and legislation. Yet Smith also wrote that business, when competing in free markets lead, as if by an an”invisible hand”, to the advantage of society.

    However, our modern economy, suffers from massive government economic intervention, so businesses must seek to influence politics, both to protect themselves from harmful policies and to influence those that help them. We can see “regulatory capture” has resulted, allowing large businesses to prevent competition at societal expense.

    Certainly the Kochs do this but seeking government influence is not endemic to the right. The left too, has rich businessmen, such as George Soros, lusting after government granted special privileges.

  28. Soros is not trying to bring the country down so that business owns it

    Government intrusion is the cry of the right that wants no government regulation. And thew right to do whatever they want to you

  29. This man has no heart. He wants to do away with everything that will help the poor while working to make sure the rich get richer. All he does is bash Obama and blame him for everything. What a lowlife hater he is.

  30. You sir are a slave to the greed party.You would sell your freedom to the Koch brothers for money.You know the saying about the apple not falling far from the tree.Well you need to look up all the imfo on the Koch brothers,they are akin to the Nazis.Their kin ran the baddest death camp in the Nazi world.We the people is how the greatest words of freedom ever written built this country.And you sir would give it all away for money.

  31. The Republican party is the best government the Koch brothers can buy.Vote the trash out and let the Koch brothers lose the elections and spend their money for nothing.Maybe then they will go to their outsource hot spot China.

  32. The FBI/Government must immediately begin a systematic investigation of all Republican party executives and execute the top leadership before this party turns into the Third Reich, v2.0. The USA is so desperately close to descending into chaos on an unprecidented level, we cannot wait any longer. Start with the Koch brothers. Public beheading in front of the White House ASAP!

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