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Tea Party movement: Billionaire Koch brothers who helped it grow (Tea Party = Big Oil)
guardian.co.uk ^ | Oct. 13, 2010 | Suzanne Goldenberg

Posted on 10/14/2010 5:02:09 PM PDT by PROCON

Industrialists who own private company with annual revenues of £62bn have channelled millions of dollars to rightwing causes It likes to present itself as a grassroots insurgency made up of hundreds of local groups intent on toppling the Washington elite.

But the Tea Party movement, which is threatening to cause an upset in next month's midterm elections, would not be where it is today without the backing of that most traditional of US political supporters – Big Oil.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: ab32; afp; birch; ca2010; cainitiatives; charleskoch; davidkoch; jbs; koch; kochbrothers; kochindustries; prop23; teaparty
Obama's election, and the prospect that the new president would reverse nearly two decades of reduced government oversight of industry, put the Kochs and their footsoldiers in Americans for Prosperity on high alert.

Thus the birth of the Tea Party!

These folks have no idea what's going to happen in 19 days!

1 posted on 10/14/2010 5:02:12 PM PDT by PROCON
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To: PROCON

I see that al-Guardian is still hitting 0-1000 in the Truth Department.


2 posted on 10/14/2010 5:04:33 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: PROCON

Damn it,I got sucked in by big oil again!


3 posted on 10/14/2010 5:06:10 PM PDT by mdittmar (i)
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To: PROCON

Where’s my check?


4 posted on 10/14/2010 5:06:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: PROCON

As the lads say in England, Rubbish.


5 posted on 10/14/2010 5:08:29 PM PDT by 4Speed
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To: cripplecreek

Notice, if you will, that this dishonest “reporter” has not enabled comments as far as I can see. Of course not - she’d have thousands of TEA Party people asking her just HOW we are supposedly funded.

Someone get this article to Levin - he’ll have a field day with it. Maybe he can get this lying liar who lies on his show and ask her to back up her silly claims.


6 posted on 10/14/2010 5:09:01 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: PROCON

I now know why my in-laws think these guys are evil incarnate. I never really heard of them before, but yet there there were planning my every move! Bwa-ha-ha!!!!!


7 posted on 10/14/2010 5:09:12 PM PDT by vpintheak (Love of God, Family and Country has made me an extremist.)
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To: PROCON

Ok...If I am big oil then someone is way behind on their royalty checks...

What a crock of $h!t...


8 posted on 10/14/2010 5:12:14 PM PDT by WAW (Which enumerated power?)
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To: PROCON

Libs just upset that George Soros isn’t giving to the Dems and Liberal RINOs this election year


9 posted on 10/14/2010 5:12:52 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (They don't let you build churches in Mecca)
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To: PROCON

The Guardian could have saved themselves a reporter’s salary by just doing a copy-’n-paste of the New Yorker article from August:

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/08/30/100830fa_fact_mayer


10 posted on 10/14/2010 5:13:08 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: PROCON

The Guardian is the Communist newspaper.


11 posted on 10/14/2010 5:14:27 PM PDT by namvolunteer (I can see November from my house.)
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To: PROCON
Well we have to get the money somewhere.

At least we aren’t getting our money from the man who broke the British Pound.

12 posted on 10/14/2010 5:15:00 PM PDT by Pontiac
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To: PROCON
One Koch subsidiary has pumped $1m into the campaign to repeal California's global warming law, according to state records.

(GASP!)that eviiil, EVIIIL person! /s

13 posted on 10/14/2010 5:21:39 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: PROCON
But the Tea Party movement, which is threatening to cause an upset in next month's midterm elections, would not be where it is today without the backing of that most traditional of US political supporters – Big Oil.

*cue dramatic sting*....Dun Dun DUNNNNN!!!

14 posted on 10/14/2010 5:21:50 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil." Thomas Mann)
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To: PROCON

Charles Koch is my boss’s boss’s boss’s boss’s boss.
I wish everyone in business and politics were just like him.


15 posted on 10/14/2010 5:22:49 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: PROCON
"This is a world of shadows," said Taki Oldham, an Australian documentary maker who spent months following Tea Party activists. "In my mind, without a doubt nobody has had more influence on the anti-Obama campaign than the Koch-funded groups."

ROTFLMAO!!!

I thinks they are skeeerd!

Evil tea parties, they should be outlawed.

Coffee parties are the norm. /s

16 posted on 10/14/2010 5:25:05 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: PROCON

Big Oil... as opposed to Big Union, Big Tree-Hugger, Big Hollywood, Big Journalism, Big Feminism, Big Socialist, Big Jihad??


17 posted on 10/14/2010 5:25:40 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Repeal The 17th

I am still waiting for my Illuminati checks too.


18 posted on 10/14/2010 5:27:05 PM PDT by firebasecody (Orthodoxy, telling it straight since AD 33)
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To: mdittmar
Damn it,I got sucked in by big oil again!

ROFLOL!!!

19 posted on 10/14/2010 5:27:28 PM PDT by PROCON (19 More Days Until Independence Day, Woo-Hoo!!)
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To: PROCON
The Kochs' involvement in anti-government causes goes back to their father, who was a founding member of the virulently anti-communist John Birch Society.

I'm getting to like these Koch guy's the more I read about them!

20 posted on 10/14/2010 5:30:53 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: PROCON
From the article: "AFP, in turn, has spun off other organisations such as November is Coming, Hands Off My Healthcare, and the Institute of Liberty, which are buying up television ads and holding rallies across the country in an attempt to defeat Democrats."

Oh please...like the Left doesn't have its own deep pockets contributors here and abroad funneling huge amounts of cash to Democrats and Dem-supporting groups. The more the Left whines about what the Right is doing, the more certainty you can have that they are doing it times three.

21 posted on 10/14/2010 5:31:03 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: PROCON

Liberals say some of the craziest things!


22 posted on 10/14/2010 5:33:36 PM PDT by vigilante2 (Reelect Nobody)
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To: PROCON

Yeah, I would have never joined up with that Tea Party movement if it weren’t for the Koch brothers. Except I never heard of the Koch brothers.

I happened to be watching CNBC live when Rick Santelli went on his famous rant, to which I heartily hooray-ed. That was it until I saw a vid on FR of a bunch of people marching with signs behind a couple of people wearing colonial garb, playing a flute, with one holding a bale of — what was it? — oh, tea to throw into a local body of water.

Never looked back. Never heard of the Koch brothers.


23 posted on 10/14/2010 5:35:30 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Step away from the toilet. Let the housing market flush.)
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To: cripplecreek
Where’s my check?

Yeah. After being unemployed for 18 months in Obama's economy, I finally got a security guard job paying $9.00 an hour. That's just one dollar an hour above minimum wage here in California. So I sure could use some of that "evil" Koch money.

24 posted on 10/14/2010 5:35:54 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: PROCON

Duped again....when will I learn?
Joining the radical former middle class....
Headed for the hills with my black powder....


25 posted on 10/14/2010 5:42:36 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: EGPWS
Evil tea parties, they should be outlawed.

Look for that to be his next EO, along with tighter control of the Internet. That would sae him up for the 2012 presidential cycle.
26 posted on 10/14/2010 5:50:08 PM PDT by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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I'm fed up with gutless cowards who write anything and everything without a working email address or having the replies enabled on their article posting websites.

Based on the standard email format for Array, the email address may be suzanne.goldenberg@guardian.co.uk

Otherwise there is NO KNOWN email address nor method to directly contact this "journalist" and provide any sort of feedback regarding anything she writes.

By choosing to write without any way of providing feedback about her articles, she, along with almost all other LEFTist "journalists" is copying the same methods of anonymously posting to some blog or web-page without any form of feedback.

IMO, if an author doesn't have the guts to stand behind what they write or to provide any method of feedback about what they write, their articles should not be distributed or at the very least, the posted articles should provide a CLEAR DISCLAIMER right up front.


27 posted on 10/14/2010 5:51:09 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: cripplecreek

My check been goin to hookers and booze.


28 posted on 10/14/2010 5:57:37 PM PDT by Nooseman (mutt)
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To: Right Cal Gal
“she’d have thousands of TEA Party people asking her just HOW we are supposedly funded.”

And, thousands of times, she would say “Your check is in the mail.”

We live in wondrous times. First Obama will send everyone checks, now mysterious and reclusive billionaires will send TEA Party members checks.

Brother, does you believe!

29 posted on 10/14/2010 5:59:32 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: PROCON

The Koch brothers if I’m not mistaken got their feet wet in the oil business around Wichita, KS. Their interests are international and huge.

One of them (David?, I’d have to google it) was at a high school football game in the Wichita area in the late 80’s when a gang-related drive-by occurred. He then donated funds to form the Koch (Crime) Commission here in KS that served for a while as an ad hoc advisory board to the state to help get a handle on crime and gang issues. Some quasi-government weasel-di_ks kind of took the lead with the project (there are plenty of them here), but the Koch’s intent and willingness to put their money into community issues appears genuine.


30 posted on 10/14/2010 6:04:43 PM PDT by One Name
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To: Nooseman

Stimulus?


31 posted on 10/14/2010 6:27:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: PROCON
feh...
32 posted on 10/14/2010 6:41:29 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: PROCON

33 posted on 10/14/2010 6:51:45 PM PDT by mirkwood (Paul LePage for governor)
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To: fightinJAG
Never heard of the Koch brothers.

Perhaps not, but you've surely seen a few of their many products:


34 posted on 10/14/2010 7:28:53 PM PDT by FreeKeys (COPY EVERYTHING IN THE BOX ON MY PROFILE PAGE AND SEND IT TO EVERYONE IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK !!)
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To: FreeKeys

That’s it! It was the quilted toilet paper that turned me into a mind-numbed Tea Party robot!


35 posted on 10/14/2010 7:46:26 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Step away from the toilet. Let the housing market flush.)
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To: fightinJAG
That’s it! It was the quilted toilet paper that turned me into a mind-numbed Tea Party robot!

No doubt! But, of course, it's becuz LIBRULS gotta be oh, so careful of toilet paper brainwashing, ya know. They know toilet paper's what comes closest to their brains, such as they have.

36 posted on 10/14/2010 7:59:39 PM PDT by FreeKeys (COPY EVERYTHING IN THE BOX ON MY PROFILE PAGE AND SEND IT TO EVERYONE IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK !!)
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To: PROCON

Liberals are too lazy to fund their own movements (with the exceptions of Stalinists like Soros), so they try to suppress conservative funding instead.

This isn’t a democratic election. This is a fight for our survival, a fight for us to have the right to protest taxation and government expenditures, a fight for us to manage our money however we want, a fight for us to power our homes and our automobiles how we want. Germany elected people who made sure that Nazism would never rise from its burned ashes again; we need to elect people who will make sure that liberalism will never torment this country again. To advocate for any less is to advocate serfdom for your future children.


37 posted on 10/14/2010 8:11:28 PM PDT by Objective Scrutator (Liberals are lazy, and objectively pro-lazy.)
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To: Objective Scrutator
To advocate for any less is to advocate serfdom for your future children

Well put my FRiend and I couldn't agree more!

Let's get fired up and send the dims home in November!

38 posted on 10/14/2010 8:20:00 PM PDT by PROCON (19 More Days Until Independence Day, Woo-Hoo!!)
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To: cripplecreek

naa porkulus


39 posted on 10/14/2010 8:42:45 PM PDT by Nooseman (mutt)
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To: PROCON

WOW!!!
Seems we’ve found OUR George Soros!!!!!!


40 posted on 10/14/2010 9:41:11 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: FreeKeys

“Perhaps not, but you’ve surely seen a few of their many products:”

The more to mop up the socialists mess with.....


41 posted on 10/14/2010 9:50:02 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: PROCON
Tea Party Score Card

The tea party is just:

s small bunch of kooks...

a small bunch of Racists...

a small bunch of people who hate Obama...

a large bunch of kooks...

a large bunch of Racists...

a large bunch of people who hate Obama...

people who carry Nazi Signs...

a threat to Republicans...

an astroturf movement...

backed by foreign money...

a threat to national security...

a fad...

a group who can't stand it that a Black Man is President...

and now its:

backed by Big Oil!!

42 posted on 10/14/2010 9:59:00 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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