Charles Koch: Horrified By His Own Creation

Charles Koch: Horrified By His Own Creation

“To the extent that the Tea Party is a centralized movement, it is so because it has been mobilized by the groups Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Works, both of which are Koch-financed. As it happens, these groups were formerly a single organization, called Citizens for a Sound Economy, which was founded in 1984 by, you guessed it, the Koch Brothers.

The Tea Party, from the very beginning, was designed for disruption, and it was a pet project of the Koch brothers (they actually created the first national website for the movement). Charles Koch says he’s interested only in advancing ‘free-market, small-government ideals,’ but what he’s done is manufacture a faux-populist movement that has whipped the conservative base into an anti-government frenzy.”

— “Charles Koch’s Frankenstein problem: He created the Tea Party monster — and now he’s horrified with the results,” Sean Illing, Salon


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One Response to “Charles Koch: Horrified By His Own Creation”

  1. mahendra singh (@mahendra_snark) Says:

    A man who’s devoted much of his life and fortune towards robbing words of their meaning, well, his public utterances should be regarded with suspicion. Nothing he says means what he says, the rascal … he plays the game with a consummate skill and is very satisfied with the results so far.

    Oh the times, oh the customs … where is our latter-day Sallust, our Tacitus or even Suetonius?

    Love your blog, will follow it assiduously for more cheap political thrills.

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