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More Democrats Who Took Koch Money (And Were Grateful For It)

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More Democrats Who Took Koch Money (And Were Grateful For It)

04.08.14 09:01 PM

It almost seems as though every Democrat who has fallen in line behind Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to denigrate the political activity of the Koch brothers has, at some point, benefited from Koch campaign money — including Reid himself.

Reid himself took $500 in 2003; Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La.) took more than $50,000 — some of it as recently as the past election cycle; and Senator Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) took $25,000. And not only did Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) accept money from the Kochs’ political action committee ahead of his 2010 Senate campaign, but he sounded damn grateful to get it.

From John Hinderaker with the Powerline blog Monday:
Chuck Schumer has joined Harry Reid in obsessive attacks on Charles and David Koch and their company, Koch Industries. Yesterday Schumer told Politico that the Democrats’ attacks on the Koch brothers are paying off politically, and they intend to continue them.

Here is the funny thing: when KochPAC, Koch Industries’ political action committee, donated money to Schumer’s 2010 Senatorial campaign, Schumer thought the Kochs were wonderful.

… If you think the Democrats’ attacks on the Koch brothers are hypocritical, and purely a matter of whose ox is being gored…you are right.”

Here’s the saccharine thank-you letter Schumer’s camp sent over to KOCHPAC:



Schumer, though, was all teeth Monday when it came to the Democrats’ current strategy to vilify the Koch brothers, telling Joe Scarborough: “I think the Koch brother thing will work.”

“The Koch brothers aren’t just sitting there innocently on the side,” he said. “They’re spending $40, $50 million in ads that are not focused on their real agenda, which is just eliminating all regulation on corporations, cutting taxes to virtually nothing. And so, that demands a response. So, I don’t feel sorry for them.”

Hypocrisy over taking such dirty money aside, how does the Koch campaign to destroy America differ so greatly from that of George Soros, who funds progressive candidates? According to Schumer, the difference is night and day.

“It’s different than George Soros. First, the Koch brothers are doing far more with ads than people recognize, and second, they’re just real issues, just not ideological issues, but specific issues in the state about them,” said Schumer. “And I think it’s going to make a difference. It’s going to undo the sting of a lot of these ads. We’re already finding that in the polling in a few of the states.”

How is that different, exactly?

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