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Have a Koch Video and a Smile: UPDATE: DSCC apparently has no shame

Posted by ColoradoPatriot at 6:41 am - July 8, 2011.
Filed under: Economy,Freedom

Charles Koch has launched a brilliant video on his YouTube channel and is soon to kick off Check out this video and pass it along:

Hat tip to Erick at RedState.

-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from HQ)

UPDATE: While the Democrats and their ardent supporters take such perverse joy in demonizing the Koch Bros., it turns out DSCC Chair Senator Patty Murray had no problem asking them for a substantial campaign donation…

Senator Patty Murray, Chair
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

Dear Senator Murray:

For many months now, your colleagues in the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee leadership have engaged in a series of disparagements and ad hominem attacks about us, apparently as part of a concerted political and fundraising strategy. Just recently, Senator Reid wrote in a DSCC fundraising letter that Republicans are trying to “force through their extreme agenda faster than you can say ‘Koch Brothers.’”

So you can imagine my chagrin when I got a letter from you on June 17 asking us to make five-figure contributions to the DSCC. You followed that up with a voicemail* indicating that, if we contributed heavily enough, we would garner an invitation to join you and other Democratic leaders at a retreat in Kiawah Island this September.

I’m hoping you can help me understand the intent of your request because it’s hard not to conclude that DSCC politics have become so cynical that you actually expect people whom you routinely denounce to give DSCC money.

It is troubling that private citizens taking part in the discourse have become the targets of White House and DSCC fundraising missives, and we would certainly encourage you to rethink that approach. Ultimately, I expect voters will see through that and will weigh the issues on the merits alone. But in the meantime, if you could provide me some insight on what exactly you are asking of us and why, I would be most grateful.

Philip Ellender
President, Government & Public Affairs
Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC

And as if that wasn’t funny enough, the woman had the gall to place a follow-up call when she didn’t hear back from them! Listen to Senator Murray’s voicemail here.

Eric (GayPatriotMidwest)



  1. Liberal: “…But, …but, …but the Kochs’ are evil!”

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — July 7, 2011 @ 12:05 pm - July 7, 2011

  2. Liberal: “We don’t have any rational basis to believe the Kochs are evil… but Think Progress and Huffington Post say so, so we’re going to endlessly repeat that they are!” </i<

    Comment by V the K — July 7, 2011 @ 12:08 pm - July 7, 2011

  3. Not only do I like boys, but I am a bona-fide Koch-sucker

    You wake up in the morning and turn on a light using electricity generated by oil and natural gas that Koch Industries discovered, sold, refined, and delivered to the power plant. You get out of bed and your feet touch a carpet made from Koch polymers. You drink from a paper cup manufactured by Koch. You use a Koch paper towel to clean up water spilled from the cup. You get dressed in Lycra products made by Koch. You leave the house, built from materials that in all likelihood have at some point intersected with a Koch company, and get into a car powered by gasoline made by Koch Industries. You drive to the airport where you get on an airplane using fuel refined at a Koch facility. If the airplane is Air Force One, when you get thirsty you have some coffee from the Koch-produced official presidential coffee cup. You hijack the plane and demand that the pilot take you to a country where there is no Koch presence, no Koch employee, no Koch brand. But he can’t.

    And that, my friends, was built from scratch, and is the essence of the American dream.

    Let them demonize those good men all they wish. Doesn’t change the fact that Koch Industries represents the very ideal of American Exceptionalism.

    Comment by Eric Olsen — July 7, 2011 @ 12:20 pm - July 7, 2011

  4. Nick, good one! I just fb-liked it.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — July 7, 2011 @ 5:19 pm - July 7, 2011

  5. Lib Congress Critter to Americans: “F*k you, now gimme your money!!!

    Comment by TGC — July 8, 2011 @ 9:21 am - July 8, 2011

  6. Patty Murray is a Koch sucker.

    Comment by Sebastian Shaw — July 8, 2011 @ 11:58 am - July 8, 2011

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