Skip to comments.Schumer: Attacks on Koch brothers will work
Posted on 04/08/2014 1:50:48 AM PDT by lowbridge
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Monday said Democrats counterattacks on billionaires Charles and David Koch will be effective in this years election.
In an interview on MSNBCs Morning Joe, Schumer cited a poll that found 48 percent of the U.S. public doesn't know of the Koch brothers. Schumer said that by October, 90 percent of the country will.
Schumer said Democrats must pursue a positive agenda on top of their strategy to expose the Koch brothers efforts to fund conservative campaigns and political ads.
We also have to have a shield that protects us from these ads, and I think the Koch brother thing will work, he said.
The billionaire donors are spending $40 million or $50 million in ads that are focused on eliminating regulations on corporations and cutting taxes, said Schumer, adding that demands a response."
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Can’t get more Ingsoc than creating your own Emmanuel Goldstein strawmen, can you.
I’ve said for a while that to understand the Democrats, one only need read 1984 because they are using it as a how to manual. Some people think that’s just rhetoric. But you can go through that book and see mirror images of what they have done. Over and over again. It is WAYYYYY beyond a coincidence.
99.9% of voters wouldn’t know the Koch brothers if they landed on them. Smells like desperation to me.
Well, I spoke nothing as to how effectual the tactic would be; just to its source. Best scenario is a majority of the population seeing it for what it is.
It won’t get better until they start paying a price for their behavior.
“Malefactors of great wealth” might have been a catchphrase in 1900, but the world has moved on since then. Back then, the very wealthy like J.P. Morgan, Jay Gould, or Mark Hanna, tended to support the “old Guard” Republicans, and became the object of attack by the Progressives, then mostly within the Republican party. Since then, the Progressives have largely migrated to the Democrat party, leaving a remnant with the Republicans, but also managing to tap into a lot of their own sources of “great wealth”, including some of the trust funds and foundations set up by retiring men of “great wealth”, like John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie. There was also a lot of involvement by international financiers like the Rothschilds, who kept a rein on the direction and intensity of various shadow governments, and had at one time or another, held mortgages over most of the royal houses of Europe, as well as powerful executors of the governments of those countries. In more than one instance, the various international bankers were supporting one or another side in regional conflicts that grew into wars, sometimes hedging their bets by supporting BOTH sides.
Enter the Progressives. They knew well enough who and why the various international bankers were supporting in any given situation, and the secret to leadership is to find a parade and get around in front of it. Since their founding, the Progressives have pandered to and flattered the international financiers, and largely draw their financial support from this source. The players change, and sometimes the faces, the game never changes. You back our agenda and all our programs, and we will steer a lot of business your way. It worked out well for all parties involved, but a lot of collateral damage fell upon the world, including the worldwide Great Depression, and the rise of totalitarian government, with its resulting world-wide conflicts and prolonged struggle for supremacy between old-line capitalism, and the various forms of state-sponsored “managed” economies.
The real bitch is that before it gets better, it will get a lot worse. People have been programmed to forget history or they never learned it to begin with.
America isn’t immune from it’s lessons and they always repeat. People think the idea that in AMERICA something like Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union could repeat. Well it can and it will. It is on course and pretty far along with one major party and their adherents using the exact language that led to millions slaughtered. The other is content to help them.
Dems are anti Christian/Jewish and have no moral qualms about eliminating us. They believe we are the thing stopping Utopia. Today they ‘say’ they want to eliminate our guns and words...And history is clear on what comes next.
It has happened before. It will happen again.
99.9% of voters wouldnt know George Soros if he landed on them... or any of the other left-wing billionaires who support Democrat politicians.
Tea Party needs to run a "Billionaires for Socialism" ad campaign. Followed by a "News & Movie Moguls for Socialism" ad campaign.
Fight fire with fire.
"We also have to have a shield that protects us from these ads, and I think the Koch brother thing will work, he said."
It used to be called Jew baiting,Chuck!
Attacks on George Soros haven’t worked.
80% of voters probably couldn’t tell you who Chuck Schumer is.
Next they should attack windmills...guess it keeps them “occupied.”
this is the best they got?
things are looking better and better for November!
They look more like plain old attacks to me.
Schumer and Reid ought to thank their lucky stars that they are pulling this stunt today rather than in the days when men considered a reputation worth a duel at paces with pistols.