Billionaire Koch Brothers: Tea Party Puppetmasters

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    So much for the Tea Party being grassroots.

    The billionaire Koch brothers: Tea Party puppetmasters? - The Week

    The New Yorker's Jane Mayer has investigated the political funding networks of Charles and David Koch, two of the wealthiest people in America and generous donors to conservative political causes. In her 6,000-word story, Mayer makes a case that the billionaire brothers have funded and fostered the Tea Party movement as a well-disguised means to pursue their private political agenda. The brothers vehemently deny the claim, and Mayer's story has been written off by conservative bloggers as a "coordinated character assassination." Here are some of the key assertions in the article:

    The family has a complicated relationship with Communism
    The family business, Koch Industries, was built up by their brothers' father Fred, an "arch-conservative" and member of of the staunchly anti-Communist (some might say "paranoid") John Birch Society. But, ironically enough, the firm's financial success was built on the back of work done in collaboration with the Soviet government under Stalin in the 1930s, according to Mayer. By the 1950s and 60s, Koch Sr. was raising the alarm about Communists infiltrating U.S. society and government. In addition to a vast fortune, says Mayer, the Koch boys also inherited their father's "distrust of the U.S. government."
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    Interesting, thanks for the post.
     
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    So just because they contribute to conservative causes they are the puppet masters of the tea party? The tea party is not made up of just Conservatives. The tea party is more of a grass roots movement then acorn is or any democratic or liberal pushed movement.
     
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    The tea party is not just made up of republicans, but it is mostly made up of republicans. I would say that 80% of teapartiers voted for bush in 2000 and 2004.
     
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    Jane Mayer the author of this story is not an investigative reporter she is a liberal attack dog that only goes after anything that isn't liberal.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Mayer
     
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    Failed, not all Republicans are conservatives.
     
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    correct why I said most of them voted for bush and specifically used republicans instead of conservatives. Plain has a conservative record? no pork, etc?

    Very few of the tea partiers are conservatives when it comes to voting either.
    they will mostly vote republican whether the candidate is conservative or not.
     
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    I think our resident "constitutional watchdog" is just struggling with a crisis of confidence, realizing his "grassroots" movement is simply a byproduct of more corporate interests.

    Enjoy!
     
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    Notice the same people that trumpet this NEVER mention people like Soros? There is a reason for that.
     
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    The Tea Party claims to be grassroots. It's not.
     
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