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Herman Cainís deep ties to Koch brothers key to campaign
The Washington Post ^ | 1/16/2011 | AP Linked

Posted on 10/16/2011 7:49:20 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain has cast himself as the outsider, the pizza magnate with real-world experience who will bring fresh ideas to the nation’s capital. But Cain’s economic ideas, support and organization have close ties to two billionaire brothers who bankroll right-leaning causes through their group Americans for Prosperity.

Cain’s campaign manager and a number of aides have worked for Americans for Prosperity, or AFP, the advocacy group founded with support from billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, which lobbies for lower taxes and less government regulation and spending. Cain credits a businessman who served on an AFP advisory board with helping devise his “9-9-9” plan to rewrite the nation’s tax code. And his years of speaking at AFP events have given the businessman and radio host a network of loyal grassroots fans.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cain; cainvsunable; charleskoch; davidkoch; election; hermancain; koch; kochbrothers
Some oddly worded instances which give me pause in this article. Especially one about how Tea Pary fans will react to these supposed "deep ties" to the Koch brothers
1 posted on 10/16/2011 7:49:28 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Sounds like another positive to me.


2 posted on 10/16/2011 7:51:57 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Oooooooh the eeeeevil Koch Brothers!

It's become one of the left wing parrots' favorite phrases.

Awk! Haliburton!

Awwwwk! Bush lied!

Awwwwk! Koch Brothers...Koch Brothers...Awwwwk!

3 posted on 10/16/2011 7:52:13 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom ("Get ready for an aberration of historic proportions" ...H Cain.."to correct the last one" MGM)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
For the idiots on the left, the Koch brothers are the very personification of evil. They seem to think that just using their name is powerful JuJu.

For normal people, this is a non story.

4 posted on 10/16/2011 7:52:44 AM PDT by Johnny B.
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I know. AFP and the Tea Party have been happily married for years.


5 posted on 10/16/2011 7:52:46 AM PDT by Marie (Cain 9s Have Teeth)
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To: Marie

It just goes to show how ignorant these left wing writers are. They don’t understand AFP just as they don’t understand the Tea Party.

To them AFP is a demonic force, so all voters should consider them to be a demonic force.

Cain probably needs a national guy now instead of Mark Block. That said, Mark is a good guy in my book.


6 posted on 10/16/2011 7:58:43 AM PDT by SteveAustin
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
I'll take "deep ties to the Koch brothers" over deep ties to Soros, any day!!!

This is going to get good...watching libtards squirm.

7 posted on 10/16/2011 7:59:29 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

>> Especially ...how Tea Party fans will react to these supposed “deep ties” to the Koch brothers

I can’t speak for anyone but myself, but close ties to the Koch brothers is a “plus” in my book.


8 posted on 10/16/2011 8:06:12 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Jane Long

Another hit piece by The Washington Post, the “news”paper in the nation’s capitol? Cain must be doing well in the polls; they save this type of thing for when a conservative Republican is in the lead (George Allen, “macaca”, 2009); Bob McDonnell (wrote some college paper about the role of women 30 years ago, 12 stories on the first day, 2009); Rick Perry (family bought a place with an offensive word on a rock that the painters didn’t fully cover, 2010). Somehow, the Washington Post never can bring itself to do the slightest investigative journalism of Obama (Reverend Wright? why no college or law school grade transcripts? deals with Tony Resko? why no one in college knew him or of him? health records? wealthy contributors like Soros?) I could go on, but then again I don’t claim to be a “journalist”>


9 posted on 10/16/2011 8:08:03 AM PDT by laconic
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
*disgust!*
...of course, OWS (Fleabaggers) / Liberals, steadfastly ignores their
lavish funding....($$$$/Bribe$) from French criminal Geo. "NAZI" Soros

10 posted on 10/16/2011 8:08:52 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, spend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

They wrote this same article about Gov Perry when he was getting into the race. Ignore... :)


11 posted on 10/16/2011 8:09:29 AM PDT by lahargis
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Did you know that Herman Cain and the Koch brothers were in the same state at the same time 4 years ago? I bet you didn't! Coincidence? I don't think so!

Did you know that Herman Cain and the Koch brothers both stayed in the same hotel room in New York City a mere 1 year apart? I bet you didn't! Coincidence? I don't think so!

Did you know that Herman Cain's cousin's uncle's grandson's stock broker is also the Koch brother's cousin's uncle's grandson's stock broker? I bet you didn't! Coincidence? I don't think so!

Did you know that the guy that Herman Cain bought his dog from once worked for a guy that bought a car from another guy that was the 3rd cousin on his dad side who ALSO was the 6th cousin to the Koch brothers on his mom's side? I bet you didn't! Coincidence? I don't think so!

Deep ties, deep ties baby!

12 posted on 10/16/2011 8:17:21 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: SteveAustin

“It just goes to show how ignorant these left wing writers are. They don’t understand AFP just as they don’t understand the Tea Party.”

Yep, the desperation of the left and their attempts to keep Perry on life support only grows when you read these articles.


13 posted on 10/16/2011 8:28:31 AM PDT by BobL (A vote for Perry is a vote for Romney)
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To: Free Vulcan

bttt


14 posted on 10/16/2011 8:39:01 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (Obamageddon, Barackalypse Now! Bam is "Debt Man Walking" in 2012 - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: BobL

This is good news. It means at the appointed time Mr. Cain will have little problem raising the needed funding.


15 posted on 10/16/2011 8:42:24 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( The Prudential Governor... Have you bought your piece of the Rick)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“This is good news. It means at the appointed time Mr. Cain will have little problem raising the needed funding.”

I was thinking that too. Oh well, there goes one of the Perry-bots best talking points.

LOL.


16 posted on 10/16/2011 8:45:57 AM PDT by BobL (A vote for Perry is a vote for Romney)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
and half the RATS you talk to claim they don't know who George $oro$ is...
17 posted on 10/16/2011 8:45:57 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

The ONLY thing this story is trying to do is prove that Cain isn’t this non-political great businessman.

But then we all knew that.

Koch brothers are not a problem, but being a hypocrit is.


18 posted on 10/16/2011 8:49:02 AM PDT by marty60
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To: marty60

Come on, marty60.

Dontcha know, Herman Cain does no wrong. His voice alone will carry him to the White House.

Don’t you pick on Herman Cain. He’s perfect!


19 posted on 10/16/2011 9:04:47 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Reagan Man

My Bad......Self slap.../S


20 posted on 10/16/2011 9:07:53 AM PDT by marty60
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To: Mygirlsmom

Don’t both sides have the same kind of parrots?


21 posted on 10/16/2011 9:29:52 AM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Haven’t the Koch brothers been backing Romney for quite some time?

This connection seems to fit with what others have observed of Cain’s role in the race.


22 posted on 10/16/2011 10:01:24 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: onyx; TheConservativeParty; NoGrayZone; BenKenobi; Kartographer; MNJohnnie; PhilDragoo; ...

Ping for the Cain Train Pinglist!

FReep Me if you want to be added!


23 posted on 10/16/2011 10:04:07 AM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Those evil Koch brothers who employ thousands and drive capitalism in this Country?...I LOVE THOSE GUYS!


24 posted on 10/16/2011 10:05:59 AM PDT by oust the louse (Obama’s approval ratings are so low now, Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the United State)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

The most important thing to remember about “the Koch brothers” is that they have nothing to do with the renewed support of Constitutional principles manifested in the Tea Party.

If the left is trying to personalize the Tea Party via this image of “the Koch brothers,” it would be perfectly consistant with the Alinsky tradition and I wouldn’t be at all surprised.


25 posted on 10/16/2011 11:48:35 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Governor Palin: "I'm not for sale.")
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To: mnehring
Sounds like another positive to me.

This is certainly a big positive for me.

The Koch's are serious champions of liberty.

26 posted on 10/16/2011 1:20:09 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: stuartcr

Really? Who would you give that designation to on the right?


27 posted on 10/16/2011 2:11:18 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom ("Get ready for an aberration of historic proportions" ...H Cain.."to correct the last one" MGM)
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