The Pardu

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Charles Koch Goes On Sunday Show And Works To Manipulate The Nation

......he referred to himself as a "classical liberal."



Before we delve into the Sunday Charles Koch appearance on CBS, let's run a Koch brothers television commercial developed after the brothers caught serious flak for their involvement in dark money politics. Their reputation has also been tarnished by the very political movement they inseminated (with money): The Tea Party.  

The following commercial isn't a new ad spot, but it shows the extent to which corporate America and corporatists will work to cleanse how they are perceived by consumers and cleanse themselves of dirt to facilitate support from the political and social gullible.

We Are Koch

As we approach the 2016 General Elections, the majority of voters recognize Citizens Untied via the conservative Roberts Court has provided an open arena for dark (secret) campaign donations. Let's take a deep look and listen to two US dark money purveyors who I refer to as the Wichita Oligarchs: Charles and David Koch.

In December 2013, Rachel Maddow ran a segment on Koch influence that in some cases seem to be affixed to their choices of university donations.
MSNBC December 2013
Contributions have a price. The Maddow segment more than effectively delineated the core values of the Kochs. We will give you money, but we want deep involvement in decision-making critical to the day-to-day operation of university departments, names of stadiums et al. Imagine hand-picked stooges serving as executive managers of university department?  Moreover, Imagine hand-picked stooges sitting int he Oval Office.

Fast forward to the 2016 Presidential Campaigns. The Kochs have been more than verbose about their intent to spend $900 million on the 2016 elections. Kochs do not contribute to Democrats even remotely to the extent they contributed to conservative candidates. Yet, the Sunday interview with CBS's Anthony Mason included a Koch who was obviously on a mission which included lying for effect.

Did someone say "Special Interests?"

Charles Koch Is Not A Special Interest, According To Charles KochThis billionaire spends millions on elections but thinks he's representing average Americans
Posted by NowThis on Monday, October 12, 2015
"I fight against special interests."  https://youtu.be/BFpJNZrchAE

In the summer of 2014, Senate Majority Leader attended the annual Koch brothers "oozfest" with contributions hat in hand. The Nation published an audio of a portion of the McConnell Koch suck up, but the audio quality is almost nil. The following link navigates to the audio tape which includes transcript comments. It is important to recall, McConnell spoke to conservative lawmakers, donors and strategist (including GOP political operatives). Caught tape what Mitch McConnell complained about roomful billionaires exclusive.

If you want to view a longer segment replete with David Koch as a questioner, check out the following audio with the narrative transcript

McConnell's comments certainly seemed to denote the Koch's as a money/contribution laden oligarchs.

Charles Koch on Scott Walker

Koch stooge Scott Walker dropped out of the 2016 Primary race after exposing himself as a minor league ideology propped up by Koch dark money. Walker was far less than an empty suit. He was more comparable to a Boy Scott without any badges. Charles Koch in the following linked segment actually stated (nicely) that Walker was a bush league poor candidate Why couldn't two men who have parlayed the "gift of birth: inheritance" into $40 billion plus each see Walker was a lightweight. The Kochs would buy the US presidency and would have placed the lightweight in the Oval Office. At the 1:34-minute mark, our reason for posting the specific segment becomes clear. Watch and listen as Charles Koch on Walker's presidential fizzle and imagine the real reason Walker dropped out of the race. https://youtu.be/YeRdxEetsgk

Koch Brothers Exposed: https://youtu.be/CamxS0wNboY (55 minutes runtime....relevant, but does work with one item viewing. I broke it up). Example how do you feel about the Federal Minimum Wage sitting at $7.25 per hour. The Kochs feel the Minimum Wage is sufficient. They are international industrialist and worth a reported $40 billion-plus each. Of course, they wish to corner and cage employees with a less than a living wage.)

A Candidate for President?

During the interview (the full interview), Charles Koch referred to himself via the  word "liberal."  


Transcript linked here.


"I consider myself a Classical Liberal."


During the interview, Charles Koch uttered a few really interesting indications of a man who is very much detached for reality. He referred to himself as a "classic liberal." He also mentioned when prodded, strong support for the Tea Party, and reluctantly admitted the movement has a sickening (my words) element. The following segment includes the fact the Kochs donated a large sum to UNCF (The United Negro College Fund). Of course, they enacted the contribution well into their efforts to cleanse themselves of the label of "money laden special interests oligarchs" who consistently espouses political ideology that coincides with US conservatism. As delineated  above via Mitch McConnell the Kochs provide the model for all things conservative across the full scope of US conservatism. 

Charles Koch is absolutely no "classical liberal." 

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