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  • Ashley Baker

Dirty Politics: The War Against the Kochs

...When Democrats analyzed the defeat, they realized the nascent tea party groups and other conservative organizations had played a key role in offsetting the power of organized labor. Democrats decided it was those groups, rather than their approach to governance, that accounted for their defeat.

“It’s really easy when you’re on the left to think that all intelligent people agree,” observed Curt Levey, the president and executive director of the Committee for Justice, a leading opponent of Obamacare. “If those views ‘everyone agrees with’ are not getting implemented, there must be some sort of cabal. And since rich people are evil, it must be rich people [who are to blame].”...

...It may never be known whether Obama’s tirade against the Supreme Court was politically motivated or sincere. Levey for one is skeptical. “They didn’t worry about it when it was George Soros, who was doing this before the Koch brothers did,” he said. “There’s a lot of hypocrisy involved.”...


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