Thursday, February 6, 2014

Ruh-roh: Kochs now aiming at winning small-town elections

Ya gotta watch this Daily Show video about the Benedict Arnold Koch brothers promoting vicious lies in small-town elections. A candidate for city council in Coralville, Iowa, got support from the Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity. He said it was like getting endorsed by the Manson family.

The Kochs are raising and spending money at a blistering pace. They're spending more money than the entire Republican National Committee. Since August, they poured $27 million into commercials hammering Democratic members of Congress, hoping to win more pro-Koch Republican lawmakers to their side. They've signaled that they expect to spend heavily to re-elect anti-worker governors like John Kasich in Ohio, Rick Snyder in Michigan, Rick Scott in Florida and job-killer Scott Walker in Wisconsin.

The Washington Post reported on the massive amounts of money Americans for Prosperity is spending already on the 2014 elections:
The National Republican Senatorial Committee has made just one small ad buy, last summer in Louisiana, while Karl Rove’s super PAC, American Crossroads, buffeted by weak fundraising, is participating in only one Florida special election right now. 
As of this week, Americans for Prosperity has spent more than $27 million on ads since August, putting it on pace to far outstrip its overall $38.5 million budget for the 2010 midterms.
It's part of their campaign to control government at all levels for their own enrichment. They've been successful so far. The Koch brothers' wealth increased $33 billion in three years.