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originally posted by: amazing
How can any conservative like the Koch Brothers or any big corporations that value profits over people?
It's always mystified me that conservative people...The sterotypical conservative cowboy, metal worker, farmer, chevy/ford commercial type people with family values, hard workers, simple country people can get behind a big corporation like this? Also how a conservative...a stereotypical, tough as nails guy could listen to a whiner like Sean Hannity or someone who's never worked a day in his life and is ultra smug, like Bill O'Reilly.
The RNC is now openly arguing, however, that the Kochs’ political operation is trying to control the Republican Party’s master voter file, and to gain influence over — some even say control of — the GOP.
“I think it’s very dangerous and wrong to allow a group of very strong, well-financed individuals who have no accountability to anyone to have control over who gets access to the data when, why and how,” said Katie Walsh, the RNC’s chief of staff.
originally posted by: Hefficide
a reply to: neo96
Nice commentary and opinion neo - if only it weren't for the fact that, well, facts.
Efforts against the PATRIOT Act
The Koch brothers each made $10 million grants to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to fight the Bush administration over the PATRIOT Act. According to Reason magazine that $20 million is "substantially more than the Kochs have contributed to all political candidates combined for at least the last 15 years."
Political activities of the Koch brothers
Koch Industries Inc., which spent $1.2 million in 2010 to help elect governors who oppose collective bargaining for public employees, won praise from a labor union official for backing the rights of factory workers.
Koch’s Georgia Pacific unit “has positive collective bargaining relationships with its unions,” Jon Geenen, international vice president of the United Steelworkers union, wrote in a blog post on the group’s website.
“The company’s workforce is highly unionized,” Geenen wrote. “It is not inaccurate to say these are among the best-paid manufacturing jobs in America.”
Koch Industries Wins Labor Praise for Collective Bargaining Role
originally posted by: SubTruth
a reply to: Hefficide
This is just the tip of the real truth.........Conservatives are split 50/50 by my estimation with many seeing the cold hard truth. Ron Paul really did change things and until the Republican party gets rid of progressive masters they will never win a presidential election again.
The people are waking up...........Conservative minded people will not follow progressive masters.
I think it’s very dangerous and wrong to allow a group of very strong, well-financed individuals who have no accountability to anyone to have control
Ok why is it the only billionaires that ever get mentioned buying elections, and policy just happen to be 2 named Koch, and Republican.
The flip side of that coin never seems to get mention. Like Soros,Gates,Buffet,Zuckerberg.
Dunno why but I expected more from Yahoo. Chalk that up to just another media source loosely using the term 'news'.
We can talk 'facts' like every election cycle it's the same thing.
Kochs, and Republicans 'at war'.
originally posted by: Southern Guardian
This is the most important question out of all this in my opinion. I find it interesting that the Kochs had solid support within the party until recently? And of all times, during election season when they need the Kochs financial support the most. Something put some in the RNC off.... something big.