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Koch brothers now at heart of GOP power (L.A. Times "Story")
Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/6/2011 | Tom Hamburger,

Posted on 02/07/2011 12:37:37 PM PST by Sneakyuser

Reporting from Washington — The billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch no longer sit outside Washington's political establishment, isolated by their uncompromising conservatism. Instead, they are now at the center of Republican power, a change most evident in the new makeup of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Wichita-based Koch Industries and its employees formed the largest single oil and gas donor to members of the panel, ahead of giants like Exxon Mobil, contributing $279,500 to 22 of the committee's 31 Republicans, and $32,000 to five Democrats.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: americans4prosperity; kochbrothers; liberals; mediabias; soros
It's interesting what a search of "Soros" brings at their website
1 posted on 02/07/2011 12:37:44 PM PST by Sneakyuser
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To: Sneakyuser

Guess the MSM’s real Master SOROS ... doesn’t like Competition????


2 posted on 02/07/2011 12:40:15 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (NY... Can't afford to Live Here... Can't Afford to LEAVE!!)
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To: Sneakyuser

Poor Richard Mellon-Scaife. He’s been tossed over the side for the Koch brothers.


3 posted on 02/07/2011 12:43:31 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Sneakyuser; All

What these goat-cranker idiots do not realize is that George Soros is just as heavily tied into GOP politicans and groups as the Koch Brothers are. I would not be surprised that Soros and the Koch’s are members of the same organizations

I get a kick out of these articles about Soros and/or the Koch’s....when neither of the critics of both really know which groups and candidates the two power-brokers support


4 posted on 02/07/2011 12:43:55 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Newt Gingrich and Chris Matthews: Seperated at Birth??)
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To: Sneakyuser

A year ago, it was Rush.


5 posted on 02/07/2011 12:45:35 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Sneakyuser
Masons, Bildergers, Council for Foreign Relations and Illuminati move over - here come the Koch Brothers!

LA Times, this roll's for you!


6 posted on 02/07/2011 12:47:49 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Sneakyuser

is this from The Onion?


7 posted on 02/07/2011 12:48:23 PM PST by sappy (criminallibs)
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To: Sneakyuser

Make a muckety map of David Koch and then make one of George Soros.

Koch will bring up a fraction of the connections you’ll find for George Soros and the Koch connections are all to museums, and hospitals etc.

http://news.muckety.com/


8 posted on 02/07/2011 12:49:05 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

Quite true. Once a person gets wealthy enough, (super billionaire), the whole political game changes. It’s no longer left vs right anymore. They have to spend money/energy fending off other sharks who would eat them alive, and eating other sharks to remove the competition.


9 posted on 02/07/2011 12:52:01 PM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: Sneakyuser

The Koch brothers have become the left’s new boogiemen. MSNBC has run lots of trash about them, and the talking points have filtered down to the underlings, who now routinely mention the Koch brothers as a comeback to Soros. Even the befuddled druggie Bill Schultz on “Redeye” has dropped the Koch name in an attempt to be a relevant leftie.


10 posted on 02/07/2011 12:52:01 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: AppyPappy
Poor Richard Mellon-Scaife. He’s been tossed over the side for the Koch brothers.

Good remember. Forgot about him.

They 'Alinskyed' Scaife before I even knew about Saul Alinsky.

Typical Alinsky ploy: Personalize. Freeze. Demonize.

11 posted on 02/07/2011 12:53:32 PM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, then Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: Sneakyuser

i like him. harold simmons too


12 posted on 02/07/2011 12:53:55 PM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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To: Tzimisce
A year ago, it was Rush.

That was Rahm in action. He failed, Rush is just too tough for him.

13 posted on 02/07/2011 12:55:05 PM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, then Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: gwilhelm56
Reporter Tom Hamburger formerly worked at the Minneapolis Star Tribune and regularly hammered the Kochs who have a refinery south of St. Paul.
14 posted on 02/07/2011 12:55:56 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: Sneakyuser

How do we show our support to the Kock Brothers?

What businesses are they in?

I suggest an anti-boycott.


15 posted on 02/07/2011 12:56:13 PM PST by Mr. K (Empty, Stupid Happy Talk is NOT 'Reaganesque'! Palin/Bachman 2012 UNBEATABLE TICKET!)
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To: ozzymandus
The Koch brothers have become the left’s new boogiemen.

I could teach a two week course on "techniques of yellow journalism" from the recent NewYorker story on David Koch by Jane Mayer.

Yes. THAT Jane Mayer...

16 posted on 02/07/2011 1:03:42 PM PST by papertyger (Progressives: excusing hate by accusing hate.)
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To: Lazamataz
In my County the Conservative resurgence are somewhat normal people like us, even you, I have been around FR long enough to know that your repudiation does not reflect the reality.
17 posted on 02/07/2011 1:03:50 PM PST by Little Bill (Harry Browne is a Poofter.)
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To: Mr. K
How do we show our support to the Kock Brothers?

By Quilted Northern Bath Tissue.

18 posted on 02/07/2011 1:05:01 PM PST by papertyger (Progressives: excusing hate by accusing hate.)
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To: Mr. K
How do we show our support to the Kock Brothers?

Buy Quilted Northern Bath Tissue.

19 posted on 02/07/2011 1:05:26 PM PST by papertyger (Progressives: excusing hate by accusing hate.)
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To: Willie Green

ping!


20 posted on 02/07/2011 1:06:44 PM PST by Leisler (Our debts are someone's profit. Follow the money, the vig.....)
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To: Little Bill
I have been around FR long enough to know that your repudiation does not reflect the reality.

Huh? Who did I repudiate?

21 posted on 02/07/2011 1:11:35 PM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, then Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: Lazamataz

Public school education, can’t spell, reputation.


22 posted on 02/07/2011 1:18:39 PM PST by Little Bill (Harry Browne is a Poofter.)
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To: ozzymandus
 
 
Guess the Koch brothers are going to replace Haliburton as the target for anti-corporate moonbattery.
 
Figured it was a matter of time before they found someone more contemporary, since Haliburton is so 1990's now.
 
 

23 posted on 02/07/2011 1:22:49 PM PST by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: AppyPappy
Poor Richard Mellon-Scaife. He’s been tossed over the side for the Koch brothers.

Up next....The Kardashians!

24 posted on 02/07/2011 1:25:23 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: Little Bill
In my County the Conservative resurgence are somewhat normal people like us, even you, I have been around FR long enough to know that your reputation does not reflect the reality.

Dude! Pipe down! I have an image to keep up!!!

(If people start thinking I'm normal, they will stop fearing me!)

25 posted on 02/07/2011 1:30:25 PM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, then Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: Mr. K

How do we show our support to the Kock Brothers?

Americans for prosperity


26 posted on 02/07/2011 1:42:08 PM PST by maine yankee
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To: papertyger

How do we show our support to the Kock Brothers? Buy Quilted Northern Bath Tissue.

Ah Ha!...greedy capitalists!...making the toilet paper roll smaller..bet they thought I wouldn’t notice...BUT I am an expert in using it!


27 posted on 02/07/2011 1:54:18 PM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: Lazamataz
LAZ is an evil womanizer who hates cats, yappy dogs, and liberals! Good enough?
28 posted on 02/07/2011 2:09:00 PM PST by Little Bill (Harry Browne is a Poofter.)
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To: colorado tanker

Save some of that roll for randi rhodes, she wets herself screeching about them, then goes to local gin mill gets sauced, runs her c sucker and gets beat up. but thats another story


29 posted on 02/07/2011 3:37:40 PM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: reefdiver
I thought Randi Rhodes was never actually mugged. The story I saw was she got drunk on over a dozen vodkas, went outside and fell on her face. Then she claimed she had been mugged. The left took it from there, deciding it was a hate crime committed by a conservative.

It unraveled when it turned out there was no police report and no ambulance called.

30 posted on 02/07/2011 3:58:21 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Sneakyuser

Hey, it’s about time we had a billionaire on our side, since all the other billionaires support the neo-Marxists.


31 posted on 02/07/2011 5:34:42 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from the right stuff!)
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To: Sneakyuser

Things go better with Koch.


32 posted on 02/07/2011 5:44:44 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Sneakyuser

i like him. harold simmons too


33 posted on 02/07/2011 6:19:02 PM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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To: lapsus calami

The leftie Wichita paper has been bashing the Kochs for years. Now they’ve gotten the attention of the national left, as the left tries to draw attention from their Daddy Warbucks, Soros.


34 posted on 02/08/2011 11:51:34 AM PST by ozzymandus
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