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Despite Democratsí Koch Brothers Fixation, Poll Finds Majority Donít Know Who They Are
townhall.com ^ | 3/26/2014 | Leah Barkoukis

Posted on 03/26/2014 4:20:20 AM PDT by rktman

The Left vilifies them, the mainstream media spread lies about them, and yet the majority of Americans have no idea who Charles and David Koch are. According to a new George Washington University poll, 52 percent of Americans have never heard of the Koch brothers, the billionaire businessmen and major conservative donors.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: demagogicparty; kochbrothers; memebuilding; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; unamerican
Dang. Looks like hairy reid-iculous needs to pick up the pace. Despite all his histrionics, it don't seem to be stickin. Since this isn't a Koch brothers condemnation piece, I don't think the "dinking" game is applicable
1 posted on 03/26/2014 4:20:20 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

It’s a dog whistle for the Progtards. They reflex ly snarl and open their wallets.


2 posted on 03/26/2014 4:26:08 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: rktman

The fact that 52% of the people have not heard of the Koch brothers will not stop the liberals from spreading more lies and fear about the Kochs. The results of this poll tell them they need to work harder.


3 posted on 03/26/2014 4:29:06 AM PDT by Dan in Wichita
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To: rktman

I wouldn’t know them if I saw them.


4 posted on 03/26/2014 4:30:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rktman

And a bunch of college students couldn’t name one single U.S. senator and didn’t know how many senators there are from each state. Americans, for the most part, are idiots.


5 posted on 03/26/2014 4:33:02 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: rktman

The Dems don’t want people to know who the Koch brothers are. The Dems want to portray them as faceless demons and say anything negative about them, regardless of the truth.


6 posted on 03/26/2014 4:39:04 AM PDT by djpg
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To: Dan in Wichita

No it won’t.

They don’t have much if anything else to run on. Can’t run on jobs or healthcare or taxes or security. They need a boogeyman to energize the base Rat looter and this is about all they can come up with. Thin, but, it’s all they got right now.


7 posted on 03/26/2014 4:40:50 AM PDT by FAA
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To: ilovesarah2012

Deliberate dumbing down. Easier to manage the sheeple that way.


8 posted on 03/26/2014 4:41:26 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: ilovesarah2012

But they can tell you what the main stories are on entertainment tonight.


9 posted on 03/26/2014 4:44:09 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: rktman

Just building their boogie-man, stone by stone. By the time those who don’t know who they are, they will have been told countless times who they aren’t. This poll is a great indication how poll driven results are what they are after. I guarantee you those who didn’t know in this poll do now.


10 posted on 03/26/2014 4:49:08 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: rktman

Very hard to understand. Wasn’t Ed Koch a good guy? When did he start kiliing people? And who knew he had a brother?


11 posted on 03/26/2014 4:50:45 AM PDT by RossA
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I wonder how many know who Soros is?


12 posted on 03/26/2014 4:51:00 AM PDT by jospehm20
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This too will pass. It is part of the pathological need for liberals to blame someone, anyone...else.

(It used to be popular to pick on Bunker and Lamarr, too.)

13 posted on 03/26/2014 5:03:05 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” —Thomas Jefferson

“The cornerstone of democracy rests on the foundation of an educated electorate.” - Thomas Jefferson


14 posted on 03/26/2014 5:05:45 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: jospehm20
I wonder how many know what Soros is.
15 posted on 03/26/2014 5:09:28 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: rktman

All the bros. need to do is advertise that they support the legalization of pot. The little darlins’ won’t care about anything else.


16 posted on 03/26/2014 5:10:33 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Washington: "I cannot tell a lie". Obama: "I cannot tell.....I lie")
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To: Kozak

18 of the top 20 political donors in the United States are Leftists.

And the Koch brothers ARE NOT one of the other 2. (They’re not in the top 20).

The Koch brothers are the left’s Emanuel Goldstein.


17 posted on 03/26/2014 5:15:22 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: rktman
Republicans should take a page from the Democrat playbook and play off people's ignorance:

Did you know that the Democrat Party hates the Cokes and wants to make them illegal?

18 posted on 03/26/2014 5:31:05 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: rktman

Take another poll and find out how many people know about George Soros.


19 posted on 03/26/2014 5:32:51 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: djpg

“The Dems don’t want people to know who the Koch brothers are. The Dems want to portray them as faceless demons and say anything negative about them, regardless of the truth.”

Absolutely correct. It’s *better* if nobody knows who they are. If they were just just two dudes, the demon aura of evil capitalism would probably dissipate from their mindettes.


20 posted on 03/26/2014 5:45:30 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: rktman

The Koch brothers are the reason I walked into a telephone pole the other day. Ask Harry Reid, he’ll tell you.


21 posted on 03/26/2014 6:03:52 AM PDT by Durbin
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To: rktman

I’ve said all along that the Democrats are wasting their precious propaganda bandwidth by making an issue of the Koch brothers. Only die-hard political addicts on both sides know who they are, and ordinary Americans would simply scratch their heads, wondering why the Democrats were trying to invent a boogeyman out of folks they’ve never heard of before, especially in light of the fact that food prices are rising, their medical health insurance is in a shambles, and the Soviets are resurgent against a powerless American President.

And for those very reasons, I do want to recommend to the Democrats to keep on doing this. In fact, I think ya’ll should double-down on this, spending millions of dollars on this issue.


22 posted on 03/26/2014 6:05:37 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“Americans, for the most part, are idiots.”

They are taught that way...it’s a liberal plan. Infiltrate the education system and dumb em all down. Eliminate any studying on out constitution and our political system. History is too boring, no need to discuss that either, and if they do,lie about it.


23 posted on 03/26/2014 6:54:13 AM PDT by oust the louse (The Democratic Party might as well be called the Death Party. Abortion & ObamaCare/death panels.)
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To: rktman
Despite Democrats’ Koch Brothers Fixation, Poll Finds Majority Don’t Know Who They Are

Which makes it easier for the left to spread lies about them...

24 posted on 03/26/2014 7:23:02 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: catnipman
...food prices are rising, their medical health insurance is in a shambles, and the Soviets are resurgent against a powerless American President

Which is ALL the fault of the eeevil Koch brothers! < /sarc >

25 posted on 03/26/2014 7:26:09 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: rktman

Maybe nobody cares what old crazy Harry says anymore...


26 posted on 03/26/2014 7:27:16 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: rktman

It’s a desperation move to hold the base. Nothing more. The Dems are in real trouble. If we can hold on and make additional gains in 2016 along with winning the Presidency the Democrats will be in a long period of decline.


27 posted on 03/26/2014 10:09:29 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: rktman

Koch Brothers = Emmanuel Goldstein


28 posted on 03/26/2014 10:11:09 AM PDT by dfwgator
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