Thursday, September 11, 2014

Mitch McConnell does as he is told (by the Koch brothers)

Earlier this year a top Koch brothers strategist told a group of like-minded (i.e., crazy) rich people that the minimum wage leads to fascism.

This appears to be a talking point of crazy billionaires and their enablers. In March Slate reported,
Following in the footsteps of venture capitalist Tom Perkins, who in January warned that the nation might be on the verge of a “progressive Kristallnacht,” Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone is quoted in Politico today suggesting that populists worried about income inequality are … basically Nazis. 
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was at the event where the Koch brothers strategist spoke. (Of course he was at the event. It was filled with people who give him lots of money.) Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid demanded McConnell repudiate those comments. He didn't.

This morning, Mitch McConnell spoke on the Senate floor to slam an effort to stop millionaires and billionaires from buying elections.

McConnell said no one in Kentucky cares about it, and that no one in our home state has asked him about it. (Really Mitch? No one cares that crazy billionaires control the political process?)

The Senate later in the day voted on a constitutional amendment that would overturn the disastrous Citizen United and McCutcheon rulings. Mitch McConnell voted against the amendment. Because it needed 60 votes to proceed, the amendment failed.

People for the American Way in Kentucky are going to rally in front of McConnell's West Louisville headquarters to tell “King Mitch” that they care about overturning Citizens United, and his brand of crony politics for millionaires and billionaires has to end.

To find out more, click here. Meanwhile, watch the video of Mitch McConnell's deer-in-the-headlights response to the question of whether he'd repudiate the Koch strategist's comments.