The Pardu

The Pardu
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Monday, February 2, 2015

Kochism And Support From Indifferent American Progressivism

The Koch brothers have indicated a willingness to spend $900 million to buy the 2016 elections. A prospect as dangerous for America as Climate Change. And, US progressives as as responsible for the greedy oligarchs as any conservative voter. With the 34.6% of voters who partook in the 2014 midterm elections, Koch money was as good as GOP support for corporate America.  It was as good as it gets (dark money buying votes). 

If we consider that axiom, "success begets success" or "nothing succeeds like success" Koch effusive intention for 2016 should surprise no one. Actually, it should horrify anyone in the nation with the exception of the GOP/RNC, Fox News and the SCOTUS. 

You might ask why, "horrify?"

Applying steadfast scrutiny of the "Wichita Oligarchs," their intent is as clear as GOP obstruction. They desire a federal government with supportive state legislatures that has no oversight and enforcement power over big oil and gas and no authority over corporate America et al. Bernie Sanders (I) Vermont offers a level of scrutiny and caution unequaled in the US congress.
Sanders delineates a Koch poli/social reality hasn't budged one iota from far-Right solipsistic authoritarianism and corporate anarchy since the 1980s:  "Kochism."

GOP policy will mirror modern day Kochism as long as the money flows and as long as there is a need to win an election. If you need an example and if you did not visit the Bernie Sanders link above, consider this:

1980 Libertarian Party platform item:
“We support repeal of all law which impede the ability of any person to find employment, such as minimum wage laws.”

Paul Ryan: Lowering Minimum Wage to $0 an Hour Will Get 0% Unemployment

The chief GOP House economic policy stooge echoes Kochism like Jay-Z or Katy Perry yelping among the caverns of Mount Everest. 

Anyone scrutiny of the Kochs and their elected congressional operatives should be accomplished with understanding, the oligarchs are the catalyst of GOP obstruction. Once, you accept the oligarchs are the guiding force behind all things anti-Obama (in addition to the more common US social dynamics: bias, bigotry and racism), you must assume Obama Administration accomplishments since 2009 have induced Koch and GOP tsunami like butt-puckers.

The following Twitter posts offer irrefutable evidence of the Koch fallacy and associated ignominious GOP subservience. 
Now how about a list of polling data that despite the small survey sampling indicates support for issues as foreign to the GOP as working with the Obama Administration.

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Detailed results of pre-#SOTU poll at Bold ideas are POPULAR! #UniteBlue #p2 #BigIdeasProject
Before you leave the piece, consider viewing an MSNBC segment that lays Paul Ryan's and the GOP's economic policy to bear as ridiculous, based in lies and deflection and as misguided as Ronald Reagan's economic advisers decades ago.  The segment is eleven minutes in run time, but it is as germane to understanding and recognizing the dangers and ludicrous nature of Kochism.

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