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Video || Harry Reid’s Koch Problem

The Democrats’ McCarthyite obsession with the Koch brothers is one of the most contemptible features of he political landscape plowed by President Obama, who established the practice early on in his administration of the government going after private citizens.

You’ll remember that at the outset of this presidency, the White House went directly after Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. I had covered the White House for more than a decade, and I couldn’t ever remember hearing private citizens singled out by the White House for attack.

Then in 2012, Obama campaign sought to smear Mitt Romney’s donors, and itself attacked the Kochs, paving the way for Mr. Reid.

So now the new McCarthyism is legitimized and rolling ahead full steam. Anyone who opposes the Obama administration should not just fear attack themselves, but note that the hostility will surely trickle down into the bureaucracy, where the Lois Lerners of the world will understand what to do.

Here’s Harry pounding out the message. And pounding and pounding. Cheeburger, cheeburger, cheeburger.

H/T to some brilliant – and tireless – video editor at the Washington Free Beacon.

20 thoughts on “Video || Harry Reid’s Koch Problem”

  1. Speaking for no one in particular but me, the Dems constant drum-beating of controversies, of class, racial and sexual wars, of continuous feigned outrage at non-issues like voter ID, or the self-inflicted plight of illegal aliens is so tiresome, so self-defeatingly boring and, well, un-American.
    SenReid’s constant harangueing of the mostly anonymous Koch family for using their wealth to express their own opinions, is not just a mean tactic from a little tinpot politician, but reminder that our government has turned against it’s own people.
    We, all of us who don’t follow the party line, are the enemy of the sitting government. Our government used all its powers to silence us, to harrass us, to inconvience us, and try to make us pariahs in our communities.
    The government that we didn’t elect, the government that can inflict the most damage to the people has been given free reign by the lazy, or just evil elected officials who are charged with overseeing their actions.
    Harry Reid is just one of the facets of this monstrous iceberg of intolerance, of thought and deed control, and only the people of Nevada can remove him from his powerful podium or silence him.

    1. Citizens were able to help the people on the Duck Dynasty show. Is there anyone that “everyone” can contact to make him stop HARRASSING the Koch Family?

        1. My question is how much involvement does Harry Reid in this debacle taking place in his state. Did he sic BLM on the ranchers? Did he know about it before? Is there something in it for him, financial or otherwise? I smell a huge rat in all this.

  2. Reid is trying to sell the story that the wealthy Koch brothers are trying to buy the elections. Maybe someone could come up with a figure of the amount they have spent vs.what George Soros has.

    1. Donations to federal candidates, parties, and political action committees give a smaller advantage to the Kochs. They invested $2.58 million vs. Soros’ $1.74 million from 1989 to 2010. When extended to include the past four years, the Koch brothers have contributed $18 million in political donations. This sounds like a great number, until we look at the 58 organizations ahead of them, including 18 different unions, according to Open Secrets. Those unions’ political contributions total over $638 million, almost all of whose funds go to liberal candidates, and is more than 35 times what the Kochs donate. Among those are the American Federation of State, County, & Municipal Employees ($60,667,379), the National Education Association ($53,594,488), the United Auto Workers ($41,667,858), and the Service Employees International Union ($38,395,690.)

      But from here, the money for political influence gets a little more shady. From 2001 to 2010, the Koch brothers invested $1.5 million in other political groups, called 527 organizations, compared to Soros’ whopping $32.5 million.


    2. The thing about George Soros is that a lot of money comes out of “Soros Fund Management” from what look like members of his family. So there’s really no definitive way to say how much of it is his.

      George himself was in for $2,623,855 in 2004 alone. (Perspective: most Americans will never see that kind of money, aggregate, over a lifetime, and he blew it all in just the 2004 cycle.) Add in family members and it starts getting convoluted.

      Man’s richer than God, and spends his money backing the party of Satan. Go figure.

      1. Reid and Soros have some sort of relationship, which should be front page news. Here’s a tip off::

        “But Soros’s shady background did not dissuade Reid from taking money from him. Since becoming the Senate Minority leader in 2005 and then the Majority leader in 2007, Reid has had operational control of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. While fundraising for the DSCC, Reid took over $220,000 from Soros, the Soros Fund Management, and various Soros family members.”

          1. Marcus, the reply was for you, I being me, just planted it the wrong place. My senior moment has become a life-style.
            Open Secrets is always a good place to hunt and peck for this sordid information. Dark Angel’s reply sheds light where/how the dark funny money will always be kept.

          2. Sadie, I read Open Secrets a lot. One of my discoveries was that during Obama’s 2008 run for POTUS, his largest single contributor was the University of California. Say what? Yep. Couldn’t figure out what that was about. Bundling? I dunno. His second largest contributor, as a group, was the financial community, i.e. Wall Street. That surprised me then, but doesn’t anymore, given his stimulus package, etc. I suppose Wall St is always trying to buy the Presidency.

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  4. Why isn’t this useless pos out helping the ranchers in his state? There is not much grey matter left. Maybe a little sawdust.

    My slowboat to China is filling up with these nitwits.

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