Sorry Koch Brothers, But Money Can’t Buy You Real People’s Votes


After Democrats set fundraising records again, Republicans are taking refuge in their dark money coffers. The bad news for Republicans is that money can’t buy you love or votes.

Money can buy you a lot of negative TV ads and many lies, some of them rather clever but most of them way too obvious to pass in the age of the internet. And it turns out that being supported by the Koch brothers is bad news for Republican Joni Ernst. The voters are not impressed. This also happened in the 2012 election, with dark money’s relentlessly negative and mostly inaccurate ads actually hurting Mitt Romney.

Thanks to Jane Mayer exposing the billionaires on a crusade against Obama, the Koch brothers have been outed as the nasty Oz behind the curtain who are trying to buy what they couldn’t get honestly. David Koch and is values got massively rejected by the people when he ran for the office of VP in 1980 as a Libertarian and ever since then, the Kochs been trying to puppeteer for profit.

Want to know why David Koch was so rejected? Here’s a few goodies from the Libertarian platform in 1980 compiled by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT):

“We urge the repeal of federal campaign finance laws, and the immediate abolition of the despotic Federal Election Commission.”
“We favor the abolition of Medicare and Medicaid programs.”
“We oppose any compulsory insurance or tax-supported plan to provide health services, including those which finance abortion services.”
“We also favor the deregulation of the medical insurance industry.”
“We favor the repeal of the fraudulent, virtually bankrupt, and increasingly oppressive Social Security system.”
“We propose the abolition of the governmental Postal Service.”
“We advocate the complete separation of education and State.”

Getting the idea? No civilization. Let’s be a society without a post office, so poor people can’t even communicate. This allows the rich to run things without interference. And of course we don’t need no stinking Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid.

If you use any of the aforementioned ever, you should ask yourself why you are voting Republican because even though these ideas were once contained in the extremist wing of the party, the Ron Pauls have taken over the party. Republicans have actively worked to do all of the above either through defunding or shutting down or passing legislation to destroy.

Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss. Bircher = Koch= Libertarian = Tea Party = Republican. Even Speaker John Boehner wants to get rid of the tea nuts.

The Koch brothers want to get rid of schools. Education for all is nothing but indoctrination. Best to go back to the good old days when only the rich could get an education.

No Social Security, no Medicare, no Medicaid, no post office and no schools. Oh, and no taxes. Of course. Because we don’t need roads, bridges, a government… Let the rich run everything! They promise to be good.

After years of false equivalencies and lies, the public is starting to get it. The new boss of the GOP is the same as the old boss. It’s always the same. They want to destroy Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, women’s choice, education, and more. Everything else is just noise to put a curtain around an ugly Oz you already rejected when you met straight on.

The only party that is even remotely connected to policies that actually help and serve the people are the Democrats and that is why they are out-raising and out ground-gaming the Republicans. A good ground game is still more important than millions of dollars spent on selling lies, because a ground game is real people talking to real voters, not dollars lying to a minority of fools. President Obama proved it could be done. Now it’s up to the voters to turn out.

16 Replies to “Sorry Koch Brothers, But Money Can’t Buy You Real People’s Votes”

  1. “The bad news for Republicans is that money can’t buy you love or votes.”

    It will be a hard day’s night for republicans in November.

    They hate you, yeah… yeah… yeah…

  2. here’s the problem… meet the new boss same as the old boss..

    the next line is ‘won’t get fooled again’…

    yet they keep getting fooled…

  3. Come on ‘baggers. Tell us how the Koch’s are good for this country you love so much. Tell us how the Koch’s and their money was supported by the Founding Fathers.

    You’re being duped, used and laughed at by the very people you support.

  4. Many in the GOPTP have been taken for the ride of their lives, and they don’t even know it. The founders of the Tea Party Express are rich guys from CA who joined with the Koch Bros. and other wealthy individuals to take over the original tea parties. Little did the TPers know that when they were making fools of themselves in town halls across America in 2009 that they were NOT representing their own interests but those of the very wealthy. Through careful manipulation and by remaining out of sight, they got the tea partiers to do their dirty work. Many in the TPs have no idea that these very wealthy individuals are NOT their friends. Many on the right screamed bloody murder when Sen. Reid began to shine an intense light on the Koch Bros. and how they are trying to buy politicians and corrupt our democracy. What they were doing was trying to protect the Koch Bros. and prevent more Americans from discovering just how toxic they are to our government and to us.

  5. Seems like Toto has pulled the curtain back revealing the Wizards of Negative and False Ads to be non other than the scheming evil Koch brothers. Exposing their true agenda by Bernie Sanders is exactly what was needed. Get out and vote for someone who IS fighting for your best interests. The Republicans bought and paid for by the Kochs are definitely not.

  6. The good news for repubs is that there are still enough old white folks they have sucked in with their hate to keep them in power. As more and more of them leave the planet “we the people” just might have a chance to progressively move forward.

  7. Actually, money can, and does buy votes. The problem for the Koch’s, Art Pope and others, is what happens when they actually succeed in buying a state. Kansas is a disaster for all the world to see. N Carolina is sinking fast. Corbett has sold Pennsylvania. It’s one thing to get there, it’s another to stay in power. Even the racist mopes undergo some dim awakening when they realize they’ve been sold out. When Kansas, the most conservative state in the union, boots Brownback and Kobach, you know that the GOP/TP plan is so onerous and transparent that it will even overcome the most intransigent, myopic and self-deluded haters. Not good for the Koch’s…good for the country.

  8. Yep, here in Pennsylvania, Corbett is on his way out. Our state got a taste first hand in seeing how bad it can get when Republicans have a total grip on power. The state is so gerrymandered that it will be a long time to get a reasonable legislature back, but we can get rid of the Republican Governor. Bye, bye, Tom Corbett.

  9. I like it when they spend tons of money on a candidate or support for their inside men (in the House)and Lose! Money down the drain (but for them that’s nothing. The feeling you get at the track. Bet thousands of dollars on the 3-1 favorite and that horse comes in fourth or last place. What a feeling of despair and disappointment. That’s how I want all the Money backers for the Republicans to feel after November. And it’s a sure thing they will not have a horse who can win in 2016 either. Heh, heh…..

  10. Bannock Street Project: Democratic “Ground Game of Unprecedented Strength”

    Simply put: While both sides are flooding the airwaves with ads, Democrats are also investing serious money in a ground game of unprecedented strength. And that could make the difference.

    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) is spending $60 million on the Bannock Street Project, a turbo-charged, data-driven ground operation that aims to ensure the 2014 electorate looks more like 2012—which saw massive turnout from minorities and young people—than the Republican wave election of 2010. Named for the Denver street where the 2010 campaign of DSCC chair Michael Bennet was located, Bannock Street has said it’s hiring 4,000 paid staff to get out the vote. Republicans have nothing comparable.

  11. Hello,

    This is great reporting. I have spent a few years researching these guys, and we just made a website to track them, I think you would find it interesting. – tracks several flows of cash to candidates. Hope it helps. Please check it out.

  12. I’m not an expert by any means but none of those services are free. Public education in particular I’m familiar with costing 100 grand a kid. I don’t know about you, but given the option I’d have probably taken the money into a trust and home studied.

  13. …the only “Beatle” the Koch-Suckers resemble is the Dung Beetle, rolling the same old ball of shit all over everything…lol

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