Attack on the Koch Brothers Take 2
Dana Milbank (opinion writer for Washington Post) has never been shy about attacking conservatives or Republicans. Matter of fact Milbank makes it his agenda similar to the practices of Media Matters and Mother Jones by frequenting MSNBC network shows for that purpose of attacking anything that isn’t progressive in views. This week Milbank appeared on Al Sharpton’s show Politics Nation to talk about (you guessed it) the Koch Brothers. Seems as though the Democratic talking points given to the liberal network are as follows:
- Attack the Koch Brothers as evil, out of touch rich people
- Continue to talk ad nauseum about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and “Bridgegate”
- Bash Paul Ryan’s budget proposal as out of touch
- Race Card
- Push Obamacare as successful
- Race Card
- Push for Amnesty
- Race Card
- Push for gun control
As many of us have seen for the past several weeks, Nev. Sen. Harry Reid has made it a point to continue his bashing of David and Charles Koch in front of the camera and on his web site. Reid has called the Koch Brother ads that are focused on the failures of Obamacare as lies and calls the businessmen “un-American” despite their millions of dollars donated to worthy charities and their donations to Democratic candidates such as Andrew Cuomo.
Democratic Strategist and frequent contributor to Meet the Press, Donna Brazille wrote in her opinion article for CNN that billionaires such as the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson are “directing their largesse to buy elected officials who support policies that benefit their bottom lines at the expense of middle-class American families.” However, like Milbank, Reid and other hypocrites alike, Ms. Brazille never mentions the billionaires who “direct their largesse to buy” support from Democrats.
Take for example George Soros who has spent historically over $32.5 million through various organizations and direct contributions to push progressive agendas. Soros as you recall was responsible for the collapse of the banking institutions in England and has repeatedly expressed his views on taking out America as the dominant power. Billionaire Tom Steyer who recently came out to promote a contribution of $100 million to any Democrat who pushes his global warming aka climate change agenda; last but not least let’s not forget William Buffet who contributed $1 Billion to the Obama Super Pac Priorities USA in the 2012 elections. If anyone recalls the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina in 2012, the agenda supported was booing God and cheering for abortions (sarcasm intended). Funny how neither Ms. Brazille nor Mr. Milbank makes any mention of any of these billionaires in their criticism and neither does the liberal media and the Democratic Party members of Congress. I guess Chuck Schumer and Harry Reid see absolutely no problem in chasing after Tom Steyer’s millions as long as their pockets are the ones that are lined.
Reminiscent of the constant attacks on then Republican nominee for President Mitt Romney; the liberal media, pundits and the progressive base of the Democratic members of Congress are hoping that facts are not part of the discourse in the upcoming midterm elections. Forget the fact that Romney was a generous business man whose family gave countless millions to charity and employed thousands as the Koch brothers have. Instead they want their liberal base to focus on the characterization they themselves project that any person of success is evil and out of touch. If Donna Brazille, Dana Milbanks and the Democrats are so concerned about the annihilation of the middle class family, maybe they should have considered the effects of Obamacare and the millions of people who have not only lost their jobs but also lost their right to keep their insurance. Seems liberal outrage is only one of convenience.
What ever happened to the idea of looking at success as something to achieve rather than something to vilify? If someone has taken hard work and ingenuity and managed to make a butt load of money, so be it. Nowadays we see more and more the push to make everyone a winner even though the amount of dedication to achieve that goal is not always matched. The idea that everyone must receive a trophy for participation has overshadowed the idea of that one person who stood out of the crowd and deserved that symbol of holding the top seat.
Ironically the very people like Brazille, Milbanks and Reid who stand there and make “pot shots” at success are the same people who happily take their own fat paychecks to the bank for pushing their agenda. Seems a bit hypocritical.