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  • Trump campaign poaches Koch staffers: report

    02/21/2016 1:27:37 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 21, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    The Donald Trump campaign began courting top staffers with the Koch-backed group Americans for Prosperity late last year, in order to bolster its ground game ahead of big primary nights in March, according to BuzzFeed News. The billionaire businessman's campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, is a former AFP state director whose intricate knowledge of New Hampshire paid dividends in that primary. One top AFP staffer in a March primary state said he was approached by Lewandowski, who told him Trump "was for real. He's going all the way." "Anecdotally, I'd say a lot of people have been approached," another source close...
  • Ted Cruz talks scripture and presidential crusade at Koch brothers-funded event

    08/23/2015 9:09:52 AM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Saturday 22 August 2015 | Guardian staff and agencies
    The Texas senator and Republican presidential campaigner Ted Cruz on Saturday told a Koch brothers-sponsored gathering he would have a busy agenda on his first day in the White House. Speaking to activists at the annual summit of Americans for Prosperity (AFP) in Columbus, Ohio, Cruz said if elected he would rescind “every single illegal and unconstitutional executive order” signed by President Barack Obama, begin investigating the women’s health organisation Planned Parenthood, “rip to shreds” the Iranian nuclear deal and order all federal agencies to end the religious persecution of Christians. Cruz – who on Friday night in Iowa was...
  • Cruz Outshines Bush at Americans for Prosperity Summit

    08/22/2015 4:23:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 22, 2015 | THOMAS BEAUMONT
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was the hands-down favorite of the Americans for Prosperity annual summit in Columbus, Ohio, this weekend, if the number and volume of ovations during the speeches of five presidential candidates who addressed the annual convention of tea party activists was the measure. At the other end of the spectrum was former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a newcomer to events financed by conservative industrialists Charles and David Koch. Bush was attending his first national conference of Americans for Prosperity and was greeted with respectful but restrained applause by a group that rose essentially out of Republican dissatisfaction...
  • Ted Cruz blasts Democrats and Republicans in bold Las Vegas speech

    08/15/2015 8:55:45 AM PDT · by Isara · 106 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Aug. 14, 2015 | Kyle Roerink
    Ted Cruz, the firebrand GOP presidential candidate who’s campaigning on promises to cut government spending, pitched himself as a Washington outsider and promised to reform federal taxes during a speech at Red Rock Resort today.Cruz, 44, channeled the conservative outrage with the federal government by telling tales of his battles against politicians while vowing to implement a flat tax, eliminate agricultural subsidies for corn and sugar, reform health care and end a system of federally backed business loans for purchasing overseas goods.Cruz, known for his filibusters to protest hikes in government borrowing caps, brought his brand of chutzpah to Las...
  • AFP NV: Road to Reform with Ted Cruz Live at 5:00 pm PT

    08/14/2015 1:56:53 PM PDT · by Isara · 25 replies
    Americans for Prosperity ^ | August 14, 2015
    Americans for Prosperity is hosting a discussion with special guest, Senator Ted Cruz. Cruz will discuss AFP's Reform America 2015 agenda, which is critical for putting our country back on track. Watch the live stream!
  • California Attorney General Sued to Stop Disclosure of Conservative Group's Donor Addresses

    12/14/2014 6:51:53 PM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 13, 2014 | Chriss W. Street
    Conservative think tank Americans for Prosperity (AFP), co-founded by principals of Koch Industries, sued in federal court to prevent ultra-liberal California Attorney General Kamala Harris from using her office to disclose the names and addresses of their 90,000 donors. Harris may have a problem with AFP being a major force behind the Tea Party movement and its support of free markets, entrepreneurship, lower taxes, and limited government spending and regulation. As a federally registered 501(c)(4), not-for-profit educational organization, Americans for Prosperity is allowed under federal law to raise and spend money educating the public regarding issues associated with political campaigns...
  • Obama’s Bête Noire

    09/02/2014 12:52:36 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/2/2014 | Eliana Johnson
    The mild-mannered head of AFP relishes the president’s attacks. Dallas — Tim Phillips loves peanut butter. The president of Americans for Prosperity (AFP), a free-market advocacy group, is in the midst of his annual “Defending the Dream Summit,” which this year brought more than 3,000 grassroots activists to the Lone Star State. We’re sitting at a table in Dallas’s Omni hotel, sharing a piece of peanut-butter pie, and it’s hard to compute that the mild-mannered guy in front of me is the force behind AFP, the bête noire of Senate majority leader Harry Reid and the Democratic party writ large....
  • Department of Interior Asked To Investigate ALEC Bills In Wake Of Bundy Ranch Standoff

    04/19/2014 6:14:35 PM PDT · by Paladin2 · 43 replies
    Brietbart Unmasked ^ | April 16, 2014. | Xenophon
    Last week’s standoff at Bundy Ranch is still reverberating in Washington today. According to Kate Sheppard at Huffington Post, Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) has sent a letter to Mary Kendall, acting Inspector General for the Department of the Interior, asking her to investigate whether legislation pushed by the Koch brothers-linked American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has been aimed at undermining the agency’s work.Two member affiliates of the Koch-supported Americans For Prosperity (AFP) organization gave their blessing as armed ‘Patriot’ militias showed up to confront agents of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) doing the dangerous, difficult job of removing Bundy’s trespass...
  • Ad: Obamacare 'Jeopardized My Health' [cancer patient explains what Obamacare did to her]

    02/19/2014 12:19:43 PM PST · by grundle · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 19, 2014 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Americans for Prospertiy, a conservative tax-exempt organization, has a new 60-second television ad running in Michigan that criticizes Democratic congressman Gary Peters for his vote and continued support of Obamacare. The ad features Michigan citizen Julie Boonstra, who describes how she was diagnosed with leukemia but lost her health insurance coverage this year because of Obamacare's regulations. "I was doing fairly well fighting the cancer, fighting the leukemia, and then I received a letter. My insurance was canceled because of Obamacare," says Boonstra. "Now, the out-of-pocket costs are so high, it's unaffordable. If I do not receive my medication, I...
  • Coralville Votes For Status Quo, Impresses Vice President Biden

    11/06/2013 5:31:13 AM PST · by iowamark · 5 replies
    KCRG tv ^ | 11/05/2013 | Gregg Hennigan
    CORALVILLE, Iowa -- After an election season unlike any other in this town’s – and probably Eastern Iowa’s – history, Coralville voters Tuesday chose to stick with the status quo. And that earned congratulatory phone calls from Vice President Joe Biden, who spoke Tuesday night with mayor-elect John Lundell and City Council member Tom Gill, who won re-election. The message in his five-minute conversation, Lundell said, was “to congratulate Coralville for smashing Americans for Prosperity, and he was really proud of our city.” Americans for Prosperity is a national organization founded by the conservative billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch....
  • Agence France Presse Excuses Muslim Brotherhood’s Persecution of Egypt’s Christians

    08/14/2013 5:56:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    PJ Tatler ^ | August 14, 2013 - 8:12 am | Bryan Preston
    The rise of the “mostly secular” Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has had a decidedly non-secular effect: Persecution of Egypt’s Coptic Christians is on the rise. In the latest bout of civil unrest, the Brotherhood torched three churches. Copts are a minority in Egypt. They don’t control the military government any more than they controlled Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood government. But notice how AFP characterizes the burnings.Supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi torched three churches in central Egypt on Wednesday in reprisal attacks as police dispersed demonstrations in Cairo, reports said.“Reprisal attacks”? They’re attacking Christians, who are largely powerless in Egypt,...
  • Vultures; AP, AFP reporters trash Israel in secret Facebook group

    05/22/2013 1:53:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/22/13 | Alana Goodman
    A “secret” Facebook group of foreign correspondents and human rights activists quickly devolved into an anti-Israel hate-fest on Tuesday following the release of a new Israeli government report that cleared the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) of wrongdoing in the 2000 death of a Palestinian boy. The Israeli government report contests the claim that the IDF killed a Palestinian boy, Muhammad al-Durrah, in a famous 2000 incident in Gaza that helped ignite the Second Intifada. Journalists and activists mocked the report, attacked the IDF, and claimed pro-Israel lobbyists were influencing the media coverage, in a private Facebook group for foreign correspondents...
  • Agency: Syrian Army Destroys Israeli Armoured Vehicle Violating Country's Border

    05/21/2013 4:46:51 AM PDT · by Fennie · 26 replies
    Trend ^ | May 21, 2013
    The Syrian army destroyed an Israeli armoured vehicle that violated the country's border, Syrian agency SANA reported on Tuesday with reference to the Armed Forces Command.
  • Michigan Unions Targeted Obama Enemy: Koch Brothers

    12/13/2012 4:19:33 PM PST · by raptor22 · 38 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | Dece,ber 12, 2012
    Politics: The union mob that tore down that tent outside the Michigan state capitol was aiming at a free-market advocacy group on the president's enemies list promoting right-to-work and other pro-growth measures. In an editorial headlined "Drinking the Kochs' Kool-Aid," the Detroit Free Press, a newspaper in a decaying city with 18.9% unemployment, opined it was pressure from the Koch brothers, David H. and Charles G., who head a Kansas-based conglomerate with 50,000 U.S.-based employees, that moved Michigan Republicans to make the state adopt right-to-work legislation. Randy Richardville, majority leader of the state Senate, and Gov. Rick Snyder may have...
  • Violent Mob Destroys AFP Tent in Lansing, Michigan Protest

    12/11/2012 12:01:54 PM PST · by lowbridge · 85 replies
    youtube ^ | december 11, 2012
    A violent mob destroys the Americans For Prosperity tent on the lawn of the state capital during protest against right to work legislation. While destruction happened, there were people inside the tent and some in the crowd were armed with knives.
  • AFP OBAMA FAILING AGENDA Bus touring VA cities, Oct.20 - 25

    10/17/2012 11:12:04 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke
    The “Obama’s Failing Agenda” bus tour is returning to a town near you in Virginia! Later this week the bus will travel the state hosting rallies and volunteering opportunities. You will be educated, motivated and receive tools to fight back against Obama's failing agenda. See the event listings below and register by clicking on the location closest to your town! Join Dick Morris, Kate Obenshain, Lenny McAllister, Tim Phillips, Joe Thomas, Rob Schilling and others in the city near you. This is your opportunity to get involved by educating your friends and neighbors about the impact of Obama's policies. We...
  • Devastating Ad: The Real Jobs Report

    10/07/2012 4:47:03 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 118 replies ^ | 5 Oct 2012 | TONY LEE
    The ad is titled “Dinner Table” and features a recently unemployed father trying to eat dinner with his worried wife and two kids. The only sounds that can be heard are the tinkling of utensils as the family unnervingly pokes at their food. It is a scene that has been played in real life in millions of homes across America during the Great Recession and the so-called recovery. After 23 seconds, the ad, which was created, written, and directed by Jon Kahn, then fades to a black-and-white question on the screen: “12.1 million Americans unemployed. Isn’t it time to try...
  • "The Dinner Table"

    10/06/2012 1:37:13 AM PDT · by torchthemummy · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/5/12 | Americans For Prosperity
    This is how you think outside of the box.
  • AFP's Obama's Failing Agenda tour in FL, CO and NC

    08/30/2012 1:09:27 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 7 replies
    Join Americans for Prosperity on the Obama’s Failing Agenda Bus Tour where we will give you all the tools you need to educate your neighbors and family about Obama’s Failing Agenda and put grassroots pressure on him. Florida Tour Stops: 8/29/12 •2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Lutz 8/31/12 •10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Sarasota •3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Naples Colorado Tour Stops: 9/10/12 •12 PM Loveland •5:30 PM Colorado Springs 9/11/12 •9 AM Denver •12 PM Denver 9/12/12 •5:30 PM Grand Junction North Carolina Stops: 9/3/12 •2:30 PM – 7:00PM Charlotte Special Guest Michelle Malkin 9/4/12 •7:30 AM –...
  • Michelle Malkin Brings Down the Roof at AFP Defending the American Dream Summit (Video)

    08/03/2012 7:22:22 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 3,2011 | Jim Hoft
    Michelle Malkin was in top form tonight in Washington DC for the AFP Defending the American Dream Summit. Michelle told the conservative audience: “My parents didn’t come here with nothing. Not knowing anybody. Not having a dime in their pockets… For me to be a wallflower. So that I could sit here while the American dream is being destroyed.” Michelle then pointed to the American Dream banner and told Barack Obama, “You didn’t build this!” The audience loved it!
  • Update on the AFP Waukesha Healthcare Reform rally from last night-My personal reflections

    06/29/2012 8:17:50 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 9 replies
    My thoughts | 06/3012 | Vanity
    When the Supreme Court verdict came down yesterday upholding Obamacare as a tax (it wasn't a tax, BEFORE it was a tax) I have to admit I was totally depressed.
  • Palin denies withholding support for Romney

    06/25/2012 1:00:46 PM PDT · by mnehring · 93 replies
    In an appearance on the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” on Tuesday, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told Sean Hannity that the reason why she didn’t endorse presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney during a Las Vegas speech this weekend was because she couldn’t. The Daily Caller had pointed out on Tuesday that former Palin did not even mention Romney in her speech. But, Palin told Hannity, that doesn’t mean that the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee isn’t supporting the former Massachusetts governor. “There was a reason I did not mention Gov. Romney in my speech at the Americans for Prosperity Foundation event and...
  • FOX News Analyst Praises Tea Party, AFP and FreedomWorks For Grassroots Work in Wisconsin

    06/03/2012 12:23:30 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 3,2012 | Jim Hoft
    FOX News analyst and CBN News Chief Political Correspondent David Brody told the FOX News Sunday panel today the Wisconsin recall vote this week will be a clear defeat for unions. Brody praised the Tea Party, FreedomWorks, AFP and others for their outstanding work in the state. “It’s a huge defeat for unions clearly. I think what you’re seeing here is what Scott Walker, Paul Ryan and others, you’re seeing this word courage come up a lot. That they had the courage to take on the tough problems… I got to tell you, I think the unreported story here is...
  • US commandos parachuted into N. Korea: report

    05/28/2012 4:07:47 PM PDT · by EBH · 81 replies
    AFP ^ | 5/28/12
    US and South Korean special forces have been parachuting into North Korea to gather intelligence about underground military installations, a US officer has said in comments carried in US media. Army Brigadier General Neil Tolley, commander of US special forces in South Korea, told a conference held in Florida last week that Pyongyang had built thousands of tunnels since the Korean war, The Diplomat reported. "The entire tunnel infrastructure is hidden from our satellites," Tolley said, according to The Diplomat, a current affairs magazine. "So we send (South Korean) soldiers and US soldiers to the North to do special reconnaissance."...
  • WisPolitics: Kleefisch, conservative commentators fire up tax day rally at Capitol

    04/14/2012 9:25:45 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies ^ | 4-14-12 | Adam Wollner
    Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch warned a tax day rally Saturday that America's attention is focused on Wisconsin and residents here have a stark choice to make in the upcoming recall elections. Kleefisch defended the Republicans’ budget reforms and said the race represents a clear choice for which direction voters want to take the state. “America’s eyes are focused right here today,” Kleefisch said. “We have a choice right now of moving backward or forward.” Kleefisch was joined by several conservative commentators at the annual tax day rally put on by the state chapter of Americans for Prosperity. The speakers praised...
  • Dana Loesch speaks at AFP rally in Madison today

    04/14/2012 8:29:21 PM PDT · by GILTN1stborn · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 04/14/2012 | wlichter1
    Dana Loesch is the Editor-in-Chief of Big Journalism and hosts her own daily radio show. "Conservative women hit back!"
  • Occupy DC Movement Violently Interrupts Dinner at Dream Summit

    11/07/2011 7:24:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Katy's Conservative Corner ^ | 11/7/11 | Katy Benningfield
    WASHINGTON – Friday night, during the “Tribute to Ronald Reagan Dinner”, radicals with the Occupy DC and a coalition of liberal groups tried violently to crash the Americans for Prosperity Defending the Dream Summit. These radicals, some of whom carried black flags, wanted to supress rights of individuals to freely assemble and to intimidate conservatives into silence. Black flags often represent anarchy. Many “Dream” attendees captured the violence on their smart phones. and shared them with the mainstream media. By Saturday morning, the story had became national news. CNN was the first to go national with the story, followed by...
  • "Occupy DC" attack Americans for Prosperity members at Summit in Washington DC

    11/07/2011 7:10:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Examiner ^ | November 7, 2011 | Christopher Collins
    Tea Party advocates and members of Americans for Prosperity were attacked at the AFP’s annual “Defending the American Dream Summit in Washington DC by members of the Occupy movement, and several were injured. Some of those injured were elderly as the Occupy DC protesters blocked members from leaving the building. In one instance, the protestors shove a 70-year old Americans for Prosperity Foundation member down some concrete stairs. The protesters also formed roadblocks and surrounded the convention center and refused to allow any vehicle that appeared to be a luxury car along with children, and their parents, were caught in...
  • "Occupy DC" Violently Raids Tea Party's "Defending the American Dream Summit"...many injured

    Occupy DC protesters violently injured peaceful Tea Party go-ers (some elderly) and attemped to force entry into the Washington Convention Center on Friday (Nov 4, 2011), where Americans for Prosperity is hosting their "Defending the American Dream Summit." The protesters also formed roadblocks, surrounding the convention center and only allowing non-luxury cars to pass. Parents with their children were caught in the violence. Some injured... Auto/pedestrian accidents occured as Occupy protestors rushed into the streets hurling profanities at drivers and attempting to block drivers' paths. This has to stop...
  • Mark Levin keynote at Defending the Dream Conference (Video)

    11/05/2011 4:44:39 PM PDT · by kara2008 · 4 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 11/5/2011 | The Right Scoop
    Mark Levin gave a sobering yet stirring keynote at the Defending the Dream Conference hosted by Americans for Prosperity. Here’s the full video: [video at link]
  • Herman Cain: 'I am the Koch brothers' brother from another mother

    11/05/2011 2:23:49 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11-5-11 | Kevin Deutsch
    Herman Cain heaped praise on the Koch brothers Friday, calling himself the Republican power brokers' "brother from another mother," NBC News reported. "Just so I can clarify this for the media, this may be a breaking news announcement for the media: I am the Koch brothers' brother from another mother," the channel quoted Cain saying while speaking to the brothers' conservative advocacy group, Americans for Prosperity, in Washington, D.C. "Yes. I'm their brother from another mother! And proud of it!" The candidate's colorful compliment came shortly after his campaign's ties to a Koch-related non-profit were challenged by a political watchdog...
  • Herman Cain: I'm the Koch Brothers' brother from another mother! (Video)

    11/04/2011 5:03:55 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 26 replies ^ | 11-04-2011 | Youtube
    Herman Cain: I'm the Koch Brothers' brother from another mother! - YouTube
  • LIVE THREAD: Herman Cain speaking LIVE at Americans for Prosperity Foundation: C-SPAN2

    11/04/2011 10:54:09 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 66 replies
    c-span 2
    Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, and Rudy Guiliani speaking LIVE to the Americans for Prosperity Foundation. Mitt's up now..he received very tepid, AND SHORT applause when introduced. Cain will follow, probably about 2PM..
  • Right Online in Minneapolis (Nutroots also here)

    06/17/2011 8:17:06 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 12 replies
    Right Online in Minneapolis has gone well. We had Breitbart speak as well as other conservative speakers. Michelle Bachmann, Herman Cain, and others will speak tomorrow.
  • RightOnline See Overwhelming Demand From Grassroots for Sneak Peek of Palin Movie, 'The Undefeated'

    06/17/2011 11:28:36 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 5 replies ^ | June 15, 2011 | Fox News
    In response to overwhelming demand from its free-market grassroots activists for a sneak peek of the controversial new film, The Undefeated, Americans for Prosperity Foundation's RightOnline Conference will move the showing of the movie to the 1,000-seat main ballroom during RightOnline on Friday, June 17th at 9 p.m. CDT. The Undefeated is an independently produced feature film about Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin. RightOnline is a conservative technology activism conference that runs opposite the left-wing Netroots Nation Convention. "Sarah Palin is one of the most talked about political figures by pundits, but the overwhelming demand for viewing...
  • Australian Federal Police could become carbon cops

    05/19/2011 9:01:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    The Australian ^ | May 19, 2011 | by Ben Packham
    THE Australian Federal Police could be required to investigate new climate change offences under Julia Gillard's carbon tax, sparking concerns over the agency's resourcing. As Julia Gillard today declared her carbon tax would be “shyster” proof. Climate Change Minister Greg Combet's office said enforcement arrangements under the proposed carbon tax were yet to be finalised. But AFPA president Jim Torr said there was little doubt the AFP would be required to play a role in policing the scheme. “Tax evasion is one of the big things the AFP works on,” he told The Australian Online. “This will be another area...
  • 'Cut Spending Now' Event at the Capitol

    04/03/2011 8:55:24 AM PDT · by Starboard · 14 replies
    Americans for Prosperity ^ | April 3, 2011 | Starboard
    Wednesday, April 6th in Washington, DC to tell the Budget Committee to Cut Spending Now. Confirmed speakers: Rep. Michele Bachmann, Rep. Mike Pence, and more.
  • Likely Libya Attack Strategy - Cruise Missiles, Then Bombing

    03/19/2011 7:36:20 AM PDT · by Strategy · 72 replies
    Times of Malta ^ | March 19, 2011 | AFP
    Action to stop Libyan forces bombing rebels could start with a cruise missile strike to neutralise air defences, close-up bombing of runways and then patrols to enforce a no-fly zone, experts say.
  • I Stand with Scott Walker Rally II update

    03/03/2011 4:52:20 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 5 replies
    UPDATE--- NOTE DATE CHANGE! As the past few weeks have progressed, Wisconsin and the Nation have watched schools across Wisconsin close due to teachers participating in a “sick out”, the unions bussing people in from other states to inflate their rally numbers in Madison and legislators fleeing the state to avoid the vote on the budget repair bill. Our first rally, led by American Majority, was a success, with over 15,000 patriots showing up to the Capitol with less than 48 hours of notice. Due to multiple GOP caucuses and other Tea Party events being scheduled for Saturday March 5th,...

    03/03/2011 11:08:07 AM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 69 replies · 1+ views
    03/03/11 | Wisconsinlady
  • Americans For Prosperity Launches Bus Tour Across Wisconsin

    03/02/2011 12:53:51 AM PST · by jellybean · 13 replies
    AFP ^ | March 1, 2011
    Americans for Prosperity Launches Bus Tour Across Wisconsin: “Stand Against Spending. Stand With Walker” Americans for Prosperity today announced the launch of its “Stand Against Spending. Stand With Walker.” bus tour across Wisconsin, March 3-6, to stand against out-of-control state spending by showing continued support for Governor Walker’s commonsense reform to tackle the state’s nearly $4 billion deficit. “While union protestors continue to rally on the taxpayer’s dime and opposing groups attempt to stifle public debate, Americans for Prosperity will not be intimidated,” said Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips. “We will continue to take a firm stand against wasteful...
  • Subtext: The Koch Brothers Are Evil

    02/22/2011 1:44:22 PM PST · by Slyscribe · 14 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 2/22/2011 | David Hogberg
    A well-funded organization contributes money to candidates and then works with those candidates to produce favorable policies, and gets people out to protest. Is that the Kochs or the unions? Answer: It depends. Does the organization also use the government to forcibly collect dues? If so, it’s the latter. To be fair, there is nothing wrong with the Times investigating the money behind the Tea Party protests in Wisconsin and elsewhere. In fact, such information should be transparent so voters can be aware of it and evaluate it. In that sense, the Times is providing a valuable service. But perhaps...
  • Clueless AFP Portrays Coffee Party as a Major Political Force

    10/26/2010 7:45:34 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 26, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    Somebody should send a message to the absolutely clueless AFP (Agence France-Presse) news agency: the Coffee Party today is about as signficant a political force as the Prohibition Party. However, in this AFP story by Edouard Guihaire the Coffee Party,  which pretty much died almost at birth, is portrayed as a major political force on a par with the Tea Party. Perhaps Guihaire is new to America and has not woken up to the sad reality of the moribund Coffee Party which even our own liberal mainstream media has given up covering after an initial flurry of hype at the...
  • Tea Party movement: Billionaire Koch brothers who helped it grow (Tea Party = Big Oil)

    10/14/2010 5:02:09 PM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies · 1+ views ^ | Oct. 13, 2010 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    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.
  • Herman Cain speech - Americans for Prosperity Foundation, DC

    08/30/2010 6:03:35 PM PDT · by justsaynomore · 5 replies
    Shor speech by Herman at the Americans for Prosperity Foundation also in DC this weekend. See the video at
  • Obama and The New Yorker Team Up to Target Americans for Prosperity and Koch Ind.

    08/25/2010 9:54:25 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 5 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | August 24, 2010 | Maggie M. Thornton
    In early August Obama spoke in Austin, Texas saying Americans for Prosperity, an organization with a "harmless sounding name" might be a foreign-controlled corporation, Big Oil or a bank. From this you might think Obama really does not know who AFP is or what they do, but no, he knows only too-well that this grassroots organization, funded by Libertarian David Koch, is on a mission to educate Americans about economic policy. The New Yorker published an 11-page hit piece on David Koch, the CEO of Koch Industries and a high-profile philanthropist in New York City. Koch was honored at the...
  • Obama: An American Against Prosperity

    08/11/2010 10:24:13 PM PDT · by NY Hockey Mom · 28 replies
    AfP ^ | 8/10/10 | The Lonely Conservative
    At a recent fundraising event, not only did President Obama state that prosperous Americans don’t “need” to keep so much of the money they earn, he also attacked the group Americans for Prosperity. It wasn’t just an off the cuff remark, either. He devoted several paragraphs of his speech to disparaging the group, trying to make them sound like the arm of shady foreign corporations out to destroy the American dream. He even threw in another dig at the Supreme Court. "Right now all around this country there are groups with harmless-sounding names like Americans for Prosperity, who are running...
  • Obama's Hatin' on Whitey's Tycoon Club

    08/11/2010 5:22:13 PM PDT · by jenk · 20 replies ^ | 08/11/10 | Jen Kuznicki
    Obama said Americans for Prosperity was a "harmless-sounding name." You see, in his view, Americans for Prosperity is code-language for Whitey's Tycoon Club.....
  • Final Report: RightOnLine 2010

    07/26/2010 2:41:49 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 2+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 07/26/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Pictured from the left: Robert Bluey [Heritage Foundation], Guy Benson [Chicago Radio Host], Ed Morrissey [], and Warner Todd Huston [] I just flew in from Las Vegas where I attended Americans For Prosperity's RightOnLine 2010 conference. As always, it was an uplifting experience, educational, and a whole lot of fun. I caught up with old friends, met with business partners, and made new friends. For those unaware of what this whole RightOnLine thing is, think of it as an activist's training program. If you attend you'll find sessions and panels that range from such introductory programs as "Blogging 101"...
  • Tea Party Rejoice: Americans For Prosperity Figures Out How To A Stop A Lame Duck Congress!

    07/22/2010 7:08:13 PM PDT · by csd · 14 replies · 1+ views ^ | July 22, 2010 | FreewillOffering
    Phil Kerpen July 22, 2010 12:00 P.M. Election Wins Can Stop Lame-Duck Threat The voters can help block the Democrats’ ploy. Senate Democrats who think they can use a lame-duck session to force the country into a final, decisive lurch to the left may be in for a big surprise: newly elected senators ready to take their seats and derail major policy changes before the new Congress convenes. There are now six unelected members of the U.S. Senate; they represent Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, New York, and West Virginia. The rules governing the seating of senators elected to replace appointed...