To Hit Back at Kochs, Democrats Revive Tactic That Hurt Romney

One could add that this is not only a symbolic attack on private wealth buying democracy, but it is also a very real attack on the main corrupting force in politics at the moment.. which feeds into the larger dynamic of concentration of wealth in industrial countries…
A presidential campaign costs $1 bn, the Koch brothers made $12 bn just last year..
And all the limits to campaign funding are slowly being dismantled…
The US in the hands of a couple of businessmen would yield enormous profits for their companies and huge losses of freedom for the rest…
This looks very much like the defining issue in this era of US history.. and the right time to scale it back… like TR did a 115 years ago…

To Hit Back at Kochs, Democrats Revive Tactic That Hurt Romney
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/04/06/us/politics/to-hit-back-at-kochs-democrats-revive-tactic-that-hurt-romney.html

WASHINGTON — After months of wincing in the face of negative ads funded by the industrialists David and Charles Koch, Democrats believe they have finally found a way to fight back: attacking the brothers’ sprawling business conglomerate as callous and indifferent to the lives of ordinary people while pursuing profit and power.

By drawing public attention to layoffs by subsidiaries of Koch Industries across the country — a chemical plant in North Carolina, an oil refinery in Alaska, a lumber operation in Arkansas — Democrats are seeking to make villains of the reclusive billionaires, whose political organizations have spent more than $30 million on ads so far to help Republicans win control of the Senate.

Advertisements

7 thoughts on “To Hit Back at Kochs, Democrats Revive Tactic That Hurt Romney

    • I liked how one of them wrote an op-ed the other day… which makes them in effect more like independent billionaires running for the White House.. and that will probably peel off some percentage points or even a bigger block for the repubs..
      It’s also a good thing to start giving them name recognition now thinking towards 2016…
      They only get richer by the day….

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s