The Koch Brothers are noted moneyed supporters of Right-Wing causes and organizations.
The Kochs also bankrolled the fledgling tea party by making massive investments in right-wing political advocacy groups such as Americans for Prosperity, as detailed by Jane Mayer in The New Yorker last year. More generally, the brothers have dedicated a portion of their vast wealth—and that of their benefactors—to influencing elections across the nationand swaying public opinion on everything from health care and fracking to labor policy and government spending.
Herman Cain has decided that his campaign should closely and more publicly align with the Koch Brothers. If you are wondering why, you are of good political thought and a discerning personality. The Tea Party stands across the conservative political scene as a formidable force. The Kochs and other very wealthy conservatives funded what was once thought to be a grassroots movement. There was nothing truly grassroots about the Teas Party. Cain wants to be considered a ‘friend of the Tea Party’ and a political outsider. A day or so after actor/director Sean Penn declared the Tea Party as wanting the “N” Word out of the White House, I wonder how he feels about Cain’s claiming the founders of the Tea Party.
Ah, the strategy unfolds. Alignment with the major Right-wing money machine is like staking a one’s territory and claiming, “I am legit”. Legit will garner Cain levels of respect from establishment conservatives and politicians. Who will now dare to attempt to de-legitimize Cain? U.S. Politics means campaign contributions. Which of the remaining GOP candidates will now consider Cain a mere 9-9-9 tax plan joke? It is obvious, the Kochs have given Cain the OK, to align with their name and their brand”.
Cain’s candidacy, legitimized by the Kochs, adds another area of caution and concern, for the Citizen’s Untied Decision. We now have a GOP candidate who loves to deliver imagery in support of his campaign; he can now carry a figurative sign that reads,
Think of the audacity from Cain and the Kochs. Every political campaign has its major moneyed supporters who line-up behind candidates. Barack Obama certainly benefitted from endorsements by Oprah Winfrey and the many actors who actively campaigned for candidate Obama. All of that is within the limits of U.S Politics and is an acceptable part of electing candidates. When is the last time we have heard a candidate loudly and boldly declare alignment with a specific ‘moneyed’ person or group? Has Citizens United given the Kochs and Cain buoyancy to strike as new pioneers in U.S. Politics? Will moneyed donors use their corporate affiliations and associations to channel huge sums (legitimately) to their campaign of choice. Of course, they will, and I posit, that Cain’s open declarations as a ‘Koch’(er) shows evidence of the dangers of the Supreme Court decision.
Do you think, if elected, Cain or any candidate will be beholden to the ‘uber’ wealthy? A rhetorical question, of course.
* Million-Dollar Donor Club ( A lit of ‘uber’ wealthy supporters of the American Right)
* A supporter of Chris Christie …
In our exclusive recordings, David Koch introduces the New Jersey governor as “my kind of guy” and “a true political hero.”
* behind the Wisconsin effort to kill unions.
* Major supporters of ALEC (A Koch organization that works to develop “Model legislation” and hand it off to active members of congress. You know the rest since you know which party supports Koch-style legislation)
* The Koch Agenda. If these men are major supporters of GOP politicians and the Tea Party, is it a major leap to know that they support, killing Social Security, dismantling Medicare as we know it, killing public schools, against raising taxes on the wealthy, and committed to unseating President Obama?
Cain has placed himself in a camp that middle America should avoid like a plague. The Kochs have never spoken or written anything that gives an impression of fairness in life for those of us who are “HAVE-NOTS”.
I bet the Koch Brothers love Cain’s 9-9-9 tax plan. Heck, with what we already know of the Kochs and ALEC, how do we know that they and their conservative financial advisers are not in some way behind 9-9-9.
A nine per cent tax rate for a Koch yields a disproportionate tax savings (for the Koch) than a nine percent rate for me, and I suspect you.
Be aware of the Trojan Horse. There might be a Cain army hidden in it bowels.