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  • Mr. Xi – Tear Down These Trade Walls!

    09/12/2018 9:17:25 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 3 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 9/1218 | L Todd Wood
    If there was ever an overt sign that the Chamber of Commerce and the Koch brothers really want to continue the open-border raping of America, then today’s announcement that these groups, among other colluders, are banding together to publically oppose and attempt to defeat President Trump’s trade agenda, is that sign. It is a sign from Hades. The fact that these people care nothing for the slaughter of the American heartland, the out-of-control opioid abuse that has killed God knows how many due to despair and loss of livlihood, is simply shocking (Although we knew they doing this before which...
  • Trump mocks Charles Koch for saying tariffs unfair to foreign workers: 'He is correct'

    08/02/2018 11:00:54 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 27 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 08/02/2018 | Brooke Singman
    President Trump mocked conservative mega-donor Charles Koch early Thursday for complaining that tariffs hurt foreign workers, telling the billionaire he is “correct.” “Charles Koch of Koch Brothers, who claims to be giving away millions of dollars to politicians even though I know very few who have seen this (?), now makes the ridiculous statement that what President Trump is doing is unfair to ‘foreign workers.’ He is correct, AMERICA FIRST!” Trump tweeted Thursday morning.
  • Lou Dobbs: McConnell & GOP Are 'Sellouts' to Koch Brothers, Will Blame Trump for 2018 Losses

    08/01/2018 12:34:52 PM PDT · by yoe · 38 replies
    Lou Dobbs ^ | July 31, 2018 | Lou Dobbs
    Tucker Carlson asked Fox Business host Lou Dobbs about why the Republican leadership appear to be unconcerned with fulfilling President Trump's campaign promises, specifically the border wall. Carlson said that Trump's top campaign priority that allowed him to defeat 16 Republicans and Hillary Clinton was the promise to "build that wall" on the southern border and strengthen immigration policies. Dobbs blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after the Kentucky Republican spoke "dismissively" about the urgency to build the wall. In a Louisville radio interview, McConnell said the funding for the wall would "probably" not happen before the midterm elections.
  • President Trump Calls Out: “Globalist Koch Brothers”…

    07/31/2018 11:39:41 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 24 replies
    Many people supported candidate Trump for his fierce economic policy independence and willingness to call out the political Decepticons. You can put CTH support near the top of that list. At the financial heart of the UniParty in Washington DC is President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Tom Donohue, and his like-minded billionaire funders the Koch Brothers: “The globalist Koch Brothers, who have become a total joke in real Republican circles, are against Strong Borders and Powerful Trade. I never sought their support because I don’t need their money or bad ideas. They love my Tax & Regulation Cuts,...
  • Trump: ‘Globalist Koch brothers’ have become a ‘total joke in real Republican circles'

    07/31/2018 4:25:34 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/31/18 | Kyle Balluck
    President Trump ripped the Koch brothers one day after the political network formed by the billionaire conservative businessmen said it would not support a Republican Senate candidate in North Dakota “The globalist Koch Brothers, who have become a total joke in real Republican circles, are against Strong Borders and Powerful Trade,” Trump said in a series of tweets early Tuesday. “I never sought their support because I don’t need their money or bad ideas. They love my Tax & Regulation Cuts, Judicial picks & more. I made them richer. Their network is highly overrated, I have beaten them at every...
  • Bannon to Koch Brothers: 'Shut up and get with the program'

    07/30/2018 9:50:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/30/2018 | Rick Moran
    Charles and David Koch have created a massive network of political organizations that donate hundreds of millions of dollars to Republican candidates and conservative causes. But they are currently unhappy with the White House and the Republican Party for abandoning what they see as core principles such as fiscal responsibility and free trade. They made their displeasure known during a meeting in Colorado Springs with dozens of their organizations.
  • Billionaire Koch Brothers Ignore GOP Midterm Voters: ‘Unacceptable’ to Reduce Immigration

    07/26/2018 3:55:11 PM PDT · by davikkm · 32 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN BINDER
    The pro-mass immigration, GOP megadonor, billionaire Koch brothers are pushing not only an amnesty for illegal aliens ahead of the midterm elections, but also continued mass legal immigration despite Republican voters vastly opposing that agenda. In an interview with Time Magazine, Daniel Garza who leads the Koch-funded LIBRE Initiative, said any cuts to current legal immigration levels are “unacceptable.” Every year, the U.S. imports more than 1.5 million mostly low-skilled legal immigrants, putting downward pressure on blue-collar Americans’ wages and demographically changing the country at a rapid pace. “For us, that was unacceptable,” Garza said of an immigration plan endorsed...
  • Charles Koch vows to hold Republicans accountable

    07/29/2018 6:05:51 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/29/18 | Jonathan Easley
    Billionaire activist Charles Koch said Sunday that his network of big-spending political groups would be more aggressive in going after Republicans who have failed to adhere to fiscally conservative principles. Speaking to a small group of reporters in a rare interview at a five-star resort in the Rocky Mountains, Koch vowed to hold GOP lawmakers accountable for their votes when they break with the network’s free-market views on issues like spending and tariffs. “I regret some of the [lawmakers] we have supported … we’re gonna more directly deal with that and hold people accountable,” Koch said. The Koch network will...
  • Koch network freezing out Republicans who have crossed them

    07/30/2018 2:42:53 PM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/30/18 | Jonathan Easley
    Billionaire conservative businessman Charles Koch’s political network is freezing out Republicans that it believes have violated its fiscally conservative principles, and is, at least for now, only supporting four Senate GOP candidates in the fall. The Koch network is backing GOP Senate candidates in Wisconsin, Missouri, Tennessee and Florida, signaling it will be selective in where it engages as Republicans seek to retain or grow their narrow 51-49 majority. At a Monday presentation to about 500 of the network’s top donors at a five-star resort in the Rocky Mountains, Americans for Prosperity president Tim Phillips made an example out of...
  • Failed Former ‘Never Trump’ Koch Exec Marc Short Abandons Trump to Join CNN

    07/30/2018 10:20:38 PM PDT · by be-baw · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 20, 2018 | John Binder
    Failed former “Never Trump” Koch brothers executive Marc Short, who joined President Trump’s White House last year to be Legislative Affairs Director, has abandoned the administration to join CNN, the president’s most vitriolic opponents in the establishment media. *snip Short’s time in the White House was marked by failure and pandering to the establishment wing of the Republican Party on issues like immigration and trade. Most prominently, Short failed to deliver on an end to the Catch and Release program that allows illegal aliens at the southern border to be caught by Border Patrol and then readily released into the...
  • The Koch network's top brass distance themselves from Trump

    07/30/2018 11:04:30 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 52 replies
    NBC ^ | 07/30/2018 | Chuck Todd, Mark Murray and Carrie Dann
    Ninety-nine days until the all-important midterm elections, Republican lawmakers and outside groups are beginning to distance themselves from President Trump — in ways both small and big. The latest to break away: the Koch Brothers. “Top leaders of the conservative Koch political network, frustrated with the direction of the Republican Party, are attempting to rebrand the organization by vowing to be less partisan and work with elected officials across the political spectrum to advance their policy priorities,”
  • Conservative icon David Koch leaving business, politics

    06/05/2018 7:41:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 05, 2018 | Steve Peoples
    Billionaire conservative icon David Koch is stepping down from the Koch brothers’ network of business and political activities. The 78-year-old New York resident is suffering from deteriorating health, according to a letter that older brother Charles Koch sent to company officials Tuesday morning. Charles Koch wrote that he is “deeply saddened” by his brother’s retirement. “David has always been a fighter and is dealing with this challenge in the same way,” he wrote. […] Democrats have demonized the Koch brothers for their outsized influence in conservative politics over the last decade. Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid regularly attacked Republicans...
  • Koch brothers fund political ads praising Dems on immigration

    05/17/2018 7:30:05 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 27 replies
    TheHill ^ | 5/17/18 | John Bowden
    The Koch Network is using its immigration initiative LIBRE to back a number of Democrats that are working to find a permanent legal solution for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. The megadonor brothers are known for the regular backing of conservative causes, donating millions of dollars to back GOP candidates, but NPR reports that the LIBRE initiative is raising money to protect Democrats who have shown a willingness to work on finding a legislative fix for DACA while also backing stronger border security initiatives. "This stands out. People when they talk about the Koch network ... they point...
  • What? ABC Panelist Suggests Tillerson Was Fired to Ensure a War With Iran

    03/18/2018 4:46:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | March 18, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    In what really could only be described as a completely bonkers conspiracy theory, The Nation magazine editor Katrina vanden Heuvel suggested Sunday that Rex Tillerson was fired from the secretary of state position because his replacement was funded by the Koch brothers and because the administration wanted a war with Iran. If youÂ’re confused, donÂ’t worry, the rest of the liberal panel on ABCÂ’s This Week didnÂ’t seem to be able to follow her convoluted mess either. The ridiculousness began when a conversation about the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was derailed by vanden Heuvel, who decided...
  • Valerie Jarrett Compares Attending Farrakhan Event To Meeting With The Koch Brothers

    03/09/2018 1:12:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/09/2018 | John Sexton
    Today the View discussed the ongoing controversy over Women’s March co-founder Tamika Mallory’s fondness for anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan. For the most part, everyone seemed to be in agreement that Farrakhan was a genuine anti-Semite (and anti-white racist) and that people who claim to be social justice leaders probably shouldn’t be hanging out with him. There was one note of dissent, however. The guest for this segment was former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett who suggested that sometimes, as a leader, you need to meet with people who you strongly disagree with.“Part of learning to be a leader effectively is that...
  • Time Editor Bleats the Koch Brothers Will Ruin His Life (and Earth) by Buying Time

    11/25/2017 7:08:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | November 25, 2017 | Tim Graham
    The Koch brothers might be part of buying Time magazine, and a former Time science editor is so panicked he wrote an article for the leftist magazine The Nation titled "Don't Let the Koch Brothers Buy Time Magazine." Charles Alexander wrote about how his life’s work of screaming environmental bias may be about to go down the drain: Can you imagine what it would be like to see your life’s work suddenly go down the drain? I can—right now. As a former Time editor who spent 13 years editing the magazine’s coverage of environmental issues, I am in despair over...
  • VP Mike Pence to Be Keynote Speaker at Pro-Amnesty Koch Brothers’ Retreat

    09/29/2017 9:06:23 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 52 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | John Binder29 Sep 2017 | John Binder 29 Sep 2017
    Vice President Mike Pence will be the keynote speaker at pro-mass immigration GOP mega-donors Charles and David Koch’s New York political strategy retreat. Pence is expected to speak on public policy at the Koch brothers’ retreat, which will be held on Oct. 12 and 13, according to USA Today. The retreat is also to cultivate Republican candidates for the 2018 midterm elections who are in-line with the Kochs’ open borders agenda. “As a legislator, governor and now vice president, Pence truly understands how good policies can help all Americans improve their lives,” Koch network spokesperson James Davis said in a...
  • Koch Brothers Line Up with DACA Illegals to Pressure Republican Congress to Pass Amnesty

    09/07/2017 10:50:38 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 30 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7 Sep 2017 | IAN MASON
    Long-time pro-mass immigration billionaires Charles and David Koch became the latest force to pressure congressional Republicans to nullify the end of DACA with a legislative amnesty Thursday. Koch spokespeople said the brothers will throw their weight behind the growing effort to force a two-house GOP majority that has refused to pass either funding for the southern border wall or the RAISE Act, a key nationalist immigration reform, to quickly pass an amnesty for those who were once exempted from federal immigration law under President Barack Obama’s DACA. The Koch amenability to open borders and amnesty is nothing new. In 2013,...
  • Koch urgency: Conservative network fears closing window

    06/26/2017 8:40:13 AM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 26 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | June 26, 2017 | Steve Peoples, AP
    The urgency was easy to find inside the private receptions and closed-door briefings at the Koch brothers' donor retreat in Colorado Springs, where the billionaire conservatives and their chief lieutenants warned this weekend of a rapidly shrinking window to push their agenda through Congress. No agenda items mattered more to the conservative Koch network than the GOP's promise to overhaul the nation's tax code and repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law. At the moment, however, both are bogged down by GOP infighting that jeopardizes their fate...... "If we don't get health care, none of us are coming...
  • Jeffery Sachs’ Classic Koch Fixation

    06/23/2017 10:46:43 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 22, 2017 | Brendan Cassell
    Columbia University economist Jeffrey Sachs claims that President Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord because of the influence of the Koch brothers. "The president doesn't know what he's doing, this is obvious he's an idiot,” he said. "But what's happening behind here is real politics." "This is the victory paid and carried out for 20 years by two people: David and Charles Koch." Sachs is also a senior advisor to the UN Secretary General. These claims don’t make much since the Koch Brothers are by no means Donald Trump fans. During the 2016 campaign they refused to back...