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(Huffington Post)   While we're all distracted by the Republican primary circus, the Koch brothers quietly collect $100 million, $60 million of it from them personally, to defeat Obama in November. Thanks, Citizens United   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 300
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2012-02-05 08:37:23 AM
Because Soros never did this to try and get Bush out of office
 
2012-02-05 08:49:11 AM
What is sad about this, is how much is going to be siphoned off into a lot of folk's accounts, as opposed to actually going into ads.

To be fair, it couldn't happen to nicer guys.
 
2012-02-05 08:50:46 AM
More money, more votes: The billion dollar campaign

The money contributions this year are going to be astronomical.

Koch is one two of this select group
Sheldon Adelson is one of this select group.
Paul Singer is one of this select group.

Hopefully, we have more and more focus on this group who use some of their billions of dollars in free speech vouchers in today's political landscape.
 
2012-02-05 09:13:03 AM

ArkAngel: Because Soros never did this to try and get Bush out of office


Oh good, you got your evil boogieman in early. And Citizens United was in 2010.
 
2012-02-05 09:17:32 AM

ArkAngel: Because Soros never did this to try and get Bush out of office


this is what republicans actually believe.
 
2012-02-05 09:21:33 AM

FlashHarry: ArkAngel: Because Soros never did this to try and get Bush out of office

this is what republicans actually believe.


Don't make too much fun of him, he's obviously retarded.
 
2012-02-05 09:25:30 AM

ArkAngel: Because Soros never did this to try and get Bush out of office


If he did and you knew about it doesn't that make it aiding and abetting a felony? Your morals and ethics appear to be severely lacking.
 
2012-02-05 09:39:27 AM

2wolves: ArkAngel: Because Soros never did this to try and get Bush out of office

If he did and you knew about it doesn't that make it aiding and abetting a felony? Your morals and ethics appear to be severely lacking.


You could report it to the AG, but Holder is too busy covering his rearend to notice anythng illegal
 
2012-02-05 10:01:17 AM
Soros'd in the boobies.
 
2012-02-05 10:03:20 AM
It's sad enough that companies are now people but what's really tragic is so many willingly hand over their vote to these guys by blindly following the hype they generate. Now that's socialism..
 
2012-02-05 10:16:34 AM

edmo: It's sad enough that companies are now people but what's really tragic is so many willingly hand over their vote to these guys by blindly following the hype they generate. Now that's socialism..


Actually, the blending of business and government interest goes into a slightly different direction...
 
2012-02-05 10:20:03 AM

ArkAngel: Because Soros never did this to try and get Bush out of office


Tu quoque right out of the gate.

sad and rather pathetic.
 
2012-02-05 10:22:32 AM
lets see....we should get at least one more Tu quoque fallacy, then a red herring, followed by 3 or 4 ad hominem attacks and ending up with one very well played strawman attack.

standard issue GOP opening play really, nothing much to write home about.
 
2012-02-05 10:22:47 AM
I wonder how much of this will go to fund the increasingly proven Republican voter fraud.
 
2012-02-05 11:01:03 AM
Woohoo, that's $100 million they can't use for a solid gold swimming pool!
 
2012-02-05 11:01:48 AM

SilentStrider: Soros'd in the boobies.


That sounds painful.
 
2012-02-05 11:04:13 AM

I_Am_Weasel: SilentStrider: Soros'd in the boobies.

That sounds painful.


Not as bad as being Clintoned in the boobies.
 
2012-02-05 11:06:26 AM

ArkAngel: Because Soros never did this to try and get Bush out of office


DRINK!
 
2012-02-05 11:08:22 AM
I didn't miss this at all.

Anyone been watching CNN lately? All the ads are for two things: energy companies, and campaign ads against Obama for the Solyndra (a "green" energy company) debacle.

Now I know how much the Koch brothers spent on those. They seem really scared. I wonder why.
 
2012-02-05 11:08:31 AM

ArkAngel: Because Soros never did this to try and get Bush out of office


Tu quoque
 
2012-02-05 11:10:29 AM

Weaver95: lets see....we should get at least one more Tu quoque fallacy, then a red herring, followed by 3 or 4 ad hominem attacks and ending up with one very well played strawman attack.

standard issue GOP opening play really, nothing much to write home about.


best part... forever????
 
2012-02-05 11:13:41 AM

GAT_00: ArkAngel: Because Soros never did this to try and get Bush out of office

Oh good, you got your evil boogieman in early. And Citizens United was in 2010.


Its only bad when the other team does it. (new window)

Where were you win Clinton sold his soul to China?
 
2012-02-05 11:16:59 AM
I hope you guys have a welcoming committee for the new Feudal system that's on the way
 
2012-02-05 11:17:13 AM
If money was all it took to win elections, we'd be screwed. But the reality is that Americans just don't like Romney very much. Hell, Republicans dont even like Romney very much. Obama already leads in almost every poll. The economy will continue to improve, so Romney loses his main selling point: that he knows how to run it better. Meanwhile Obama has a treasure trove of stuff to hit Romney with, from the dog story to Romney's multiple rich-guy gaffes. And he's got a pretty sizable war chest of his own.
 
2012-02-05 11:19:39 AM

ArkAngel: Because Soros never did this to try and get Bush out of office


What year was the Citizens United verdict? Does Soros have a time machine? You could at least try to make your bullshiat plausible.
 
2012-02-05 11:23:09 AM

Edsel: If money was all it took to win elections, we'd be screwed. But the reality is that Americans just don't like Romney very much. Hell, Republicans dont even like Romney very much. Obama already leads in almost every poll. The economy will continue to improve, so Romney loses his main selling point: that he knows how to run it better. Meanwhile Obama has a treasure trove of stuff to hit Romney with, from the dog story to Romney's multiple rich-guy gaffes. And he's got a pretty sizable war chest of his own.


Money doesn't win elections, but it does corrupt them. No candidate for president should be beholden to narrow monied interests.
 
2012-02-05 11:24:15 AM
There's absolutely nothing corrupting whatsoever in a group of three or four guys collectively spending enough money on campaign ads that it could feed several million starving Ethiopian families for a year.
 
2012-02-05 11:28:45 AM
My GFs mom actually thinks Soros used his influence to get Beck off the air. Because the stuff Beck was saying was all true.
 
2012-02-05 11:30:58 AM

DarnoKonrad: Tu quoque koch


/pet peave
 
2012-02-05 11:31:47 AM

erveek: I_Am_Weasel: SilentStrider: Soros'd in the boobies.

That sounds painful.

Not as bad as being Clintoned in the boobies.


Well, that just wipes right off!
 
2012-02-05 11:32:19 AM
Thanks for the contribution to Obama's Jobs Program. Better than in their obscene obese offshore accounts.
 
2012-02-05 11:32:33 AM
While we're all distracted by the presidential campaign, I expect the Koch brothers to buy Congress.
 
2012-02-05 11:33:37 AM
And why exactly should i care about this. Everybody knows that the Koch brothers donate lots of money to republicans so absolutely 0 people should be surprised by this.

Considering how much money Obama is raising this 100 million is just money that can be spent so that journalist and television companies can make more money this year. It doesn't matter anyway because unless something unexpected and drastic happens Obama has this election already wrapped up.
 
2012-02-05 11:34:31 AM
So they spend 60 millions to stop Obama's tax raising policies, which if implemented, the new tax amount they would probably spend will be less than 60 millions. Make sense to me...

It is not like they have not made money during the Obama Administration... The DOW is up over 60%, the S&P 500 is up over 65% and the NASDAQ is over 101% since 1/20/2009...

What other possible reason could it be that they want to get rid off Obama?
 
2012-02-05 11:37:18 AM

ArkAngel: Because Soros never did this to try and get Bush out of office


Kock sucker
 
2012-02-05 11:40:19 AM
Oh no free speech!
 
2012-02-05 11:40:23 AM
so, suppose romney does get elected (shudder) and they keep the house, and they even take the senate with a simple majority. Can Romney really push through his agenda to lower his own taxes and raise everyone else's? I like to think this is one thing that the democrats in the senate would stand against. I mean, they never had any balls when Bush was in office, but things have changed since then.

Dunno. I really hope that, should the republicans get control of government, the democrats give them back what they got under Obama. Obstruction, unified opposition to every action, and demonizing rhetoric.
 
2012-02-05 11:40:41 AM

Don't Troll Me Bro!: What year was the Citizens United verdict? Does Soros have a time machine? You could at least try to make your bullshiat plausible.


What the Koch Brothers are doing now and what Soros did then (and is doing now) was perfectly legal before. Citizen United changed none of that.

/subby is an idiot
 
2012-02-05 11:40:42 AM
Hey, according to the supreme court, money is speech, and you have just as much right to spend your dollars to have your political say as millionaires billionaires do. I'm sure politicians won't be influenced by any of this money, just like supreme court members aren't influenced by political spending.
 
2012-02-05 11:41:08 AM
Sometimes I wonder if all of these nonexistant "business killing regulations" or slight tax hikes really cost these two as much as throwing absurd piles of money at Republican candidates trying to get Obama out of office.

I'd probably rather use 60 million to buy a farking yacht or something.
 
2012-02-05 11:42:04 AM
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How am I doing?
 
2012-02-05 11:43:29 AM

BalugaJoe: [nicedeb.files.wordpress.com image 240x303]

How am I doing?


Wrong Koch
 
2012-02-05 11:45:30 AM

Nemo's Brother: GAT_00: ArkAngel: Because Soros never did this to try and get Bush out of office

Oh good, you got your evil boogieman in early. And Citizens United was in 2010.

Its only bad when the other team does it. (new window)

Where were you win Clinton sold his soul to China?


So is it okay for the Kochs to do it? That's the problem with tu quoque, even without quibbling about the differences in the details. You can't score "points" on it. Either we're all wrong, and you're rightfully "outraged," or you're a giant hypocrite.
 
2012-02-05 11:50:26 AM
Go Citizen's United, go! Unlimited money for Gingrich and Rmoney to eat each other live. Enable the Michegoss to be seen by all.
 
2012-02-05 11:53:05 AM
Unless they are going to pay off Obama to resign the office, I don't see how their money will make a difference. At this point all of the Republican nominees are patsies for Obama, and when Romney finally sews up the nomination I can't wait to see the first ad showing Romney saying he doesn't care about the poor.
 
2012-02-05 11:53:40 AM

DarnoKonrad: BalugaJoe: [nicedeb.files.wordpress.com image 240x303]

How am I doing?

Wrong Koch


THAT'S THE JOKE.jpg
 
2012-02-05 11:54:04 AM
It's all the fault of the US Constitution. If we just would have abandoned it in favor of a Soviet style system of gov't we wouldn't have to worry about rich people.
 
2012-02-05 11:56:17 AM

Jeeb: Sometimes I wonder if all of these nonexistant "business killing regulations" or slight tax hikes really cost these two as much as throwing absurd piles of money at Republican candidates trying to get Obama out of office.

I'd probably rather use 60 million to buy a farking yacht or something.


The Koches already have enough money to buy a farking yacht. This is about power, not money.
 
2012-02-05 11:57:51 AM
There are only 130 million u.s. voters. I take checks, cash, Dwolla. thanks
 
2012-02-05 12:00:02 PM
The funny part is how they'll spend $60 million of their own money and end up getting nothing for it because Romney's going to lose.
 
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