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Inside the Koch Network’s Push for Gorsuch
National Review ^ | March 6, 2017 | Jim Geraghty

Posted on 03/06/2017 2:55:21 PM PST by EveningStar

The billionaire brothers are pulling out all the stops in support of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.

Pity the interns who answer the phones in Colorado senator Michael Bennet’s office. Concerned Veterans for America estimates that as of March 2, it had connected with 80,000 Colorado supporters, urging them to phone Bennet’s office in an effort to convince him that he should support Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

CVA is leading the Koch brothers’ network of libertarian-leaning advocacy groups in its effort to maximize pressure on senators to confirm Gorsuch.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cva; gorsuch; jimgeraghty; koch; kochbrothers; nationalreview; neilgorsuch; scotus; supremecourt; trump
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1 posted on 03/06/2017 2:55:21 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Don’t trust any of them.


2 posted on 03/06/2017 2:56:50 PM PST by Post5203 (S. A. I. N. Stop All Immigration NOW!)
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To: Post5203

Why not?


3 posted on 03/06/2017 2:57:32 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

If the richies support Gorsuch, something wicked this way comes.


4 posted on 03/06/2017 3:01:03 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

Please explain.


5 posted on 03/06/2017 3:01:58 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: Da Coyote

If the richies support Gorsuch, something wicked this way comes.


Marxist thinking. George Washington was rich. Lots of capable people get rich by being super productive.


6 posted on 03/06/2017 3:02:58 PM PST by marktwain (We wanted to tell our side of the story. We hope by us telling our story...)
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To: marktwain

They can keep the money to themselves instead of spending it on trying to control the Government.


7 posted on 03/06/2017 3:40:49 PM PST by escapefromboston (manny ortez: mvp)
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To: escapefromboston

I constantly hear from Conservatives complaining about Soros and his billions.

Where are the conservative billionaires, they cry!

When you point out the Koch brothers (I met one once, 40 years ago) they say, “not conservative enough”.

It is impossible to please everyone. But if you cannot spend money on politics, free speech is dead in the U.S.

Citizen United was a very good decision.


8 posted on 03/06/2017 3:49:27 PM PST by marktwain (We wanted to tell our side of the story. We hope by us telling our story...)
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To: marktwain

I would simply prefer that billionaires spend their money on things that aren’t trying to control the government.


9 posted on 03/06/2017 3:53:01 PM PST by escapefromboston (manny ortez: mvp)
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To: EveningStar

The same bunch who supported the Clintons in the 90’s and, as I recall, they were never Trumpers too.


10 posted on 03/06/2017 4:02:30 PM PST by Trumpnado2016 (It's time for America to dream again.)
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To: EveningStar

Ignore these negative people. Gorsuch is a very good pick and if the Koch boys want to help, that’s just fine.


11 posted on 03/06/2017 4:02:42 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (Ride To The Sound Of The Guns)
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To: EveningStar

This is no bueno at all. Gorsuch = Roberts the f@g tax II


12 posted on 03/06/2017 4:12:51 PM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Da Coyote

Yep...another damned Roberts, or worse.


13 posted on 03/06/2017 4:22:59 PM PST by nopardons
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To: marktwain

The Koches are LOSERTARIANS and #NEVERTRUMPERS still. This has nothing to do with how much money they have.


14 posted on 03/06/2017 4:26:05 PM PST by nopardons
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To: marktwain
They're NOT "Conservatives" !

That's what the lefties used to smear them with.

15 posted on 03/06/2017 4:27:14 PM PST by nopardons
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To: nopardons

I smell a Souter.


16 posted on 03/06/2017 4:38:15 PM PST by Luke21
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To: Trumpnado2016

The Kochs were and are still #NEVERTRUMPERS and called in their billionaire pals to work against him during the primaries and didn’t do a damned thing to help Trump get elected, once he won the primaries.


17 posted on 03/06/2017 4:43:29 PM PST by nopardons
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To: SaxxonWoods

How much do you know about Gorsuch and his rulings? Not much, I bet.


18 posted on 03/06/2017 4:45:03 PM PST by nopardons
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To: marktwain

Those issues are independent. I opine the following:

1) Citizens United was indeed a good decision. Spending money is indeed part of free speech.

2) The Koch Brothers are not conservative - they are not even really libertarian - and I do not trust them. Being “fiscally conservative” but socially neutral or socially anti-conservative is not being conservative at all. People like the Koch Brothers are merely selfish and ruthless.

I support their right to spend their money as they like; I support their right to endorse whomever they like.

I equally uphold my own right to disown them as conservatives and to distrust them entirely.

They are secular globalists who will sell out America as readily as their ostensible opponents. Soros and the Kochs are competitors, not opponents.

Women who want an abortion are not fighting for objective liberty; they are fighting for subjective selfishness. It is the same sort of thing.

You may think what you like. I for one have been a lifelong conservative, and have served in the ministry, and know what it means to be a real conservative - and the Koch Brothers fundamentally do not qualify, but the Left loves to portray them as true conservatives, just as it loves to portray David Brooks and Lindsey Graham as true Republicans, so as to marginalize the true representatives of each, and to undermine them as extremists.


19 posted on 03/06/2017 5:30:11 PM PST by YogicCowboy ("I am not entirely on anyone's side, because no one is entirely on mine." - JRRT)
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To: Da Coyote

Those dudes didn’t support Trump and I think they like illegal labor but they’ve spent millions electing Republicans across the country.


20 posted on 03/06/2017 8:23:06 PM PST by Impy (End the kritarchy!)
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