To listen to the Democrats and the “Lame Stream Media”, headed up by NBC and the N.Y. Times, you’d think that the Koch Bros. were the worst people in the world, besides being un-American. How come they have been singled out for such scathing criticism by the loony left? Would being Republican have anything to do with it?
On the other hand, little is mentioned about liberal (a/k/a Democrat, Socialist or Progressive) benefactor, George Soros (also once known as Georgyi Schwartz), who has spent many millions of dollars backing Democratic policies, candidates, and many of Obama’s failed initiatives, including the (Un)Affordable Care Act. He has spent as much or more in his quest to “Socialize” our society as the Koch Bros. have in promoting free enterprise Capitalism. The Koch Bros. are demonized by the militant left, whereby George Soros has been canonized for his largesse to liberal causes and liberal candidates.
Let’s look at some of the reasons for this double- standard on the part of the left regarding the vilification of the Koch Bros.
The Koch Bros. came into prominence during the 2010 off-year elections (when the Tea Party sprouted up) when the Republicans won the House of Representatives by capturing 63 seats from the Democrats. The Koch Bros. gave liberally (no pun intended) to many of the winning Republican candidates, thereby raising the hackles of the opposition, the Democrats. Ever since, the Koch Bros. have been in the cross hairs of the leaders of the Democrats, led by that reckless bomb-thrower, Sen. Harry Reid (Senate Majority Leader), Sen. Chuck Schumer, and the annoying Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, to name just a few. Instead of praising them for exercising their 1st Amendment right of free speech, the left has vilified them as being “evil” and un-American, and a scourge upon the earth. A little over-the-top rhetoric, don’t you think?
As listed on our blog a while back, The Koch Bros. own the 2nd largest privately owned company in the U.S. - Koch Industries. The Co. employs over 67,000 workers who earn their living by working for those “evil” entrepreneurs. The Koch Bros. (who are billionaires) have donated many, many millions of dollars to philanthropic causes including many colleges, including that beacon of liberal thought, Columbia Univ., museums, hospitals and charitable groups like the Salvation Army. Also, they have contributed millions of dollars to political causes, mainly to the benefit of Republicans, but also to some Democrats, including his biggest critics, Reid and Schumer, how ironic is that? Maybe the reason for the disdain, is that the Koch Bros. have been too successful in backing candidates that win elections, which the Democrats see as a major threat?
On the other hand, George Soros, a confessed Nazi collaborator in his native Hungary during WWII, has been donating millions of dollars to leftist groups and candidates, mostly all Democrats, and there is not a peep out of the media and the Democrats, about his past sordid life. Soros, an admitted atheist and Socialist, has done exactly like what the Koch Bros. have done, but only to the Democrats and left-wing groups and organizations.
In fact, George Soros, spent $26 million of his own money trying to defeat George W. Bush in 2004. He didn’t succeed.
So, I guess the old saying, “whose ox is being gored” comes into reality when it comes to the Koch Bros. As long as they are successful in backing winning Conservative candidates, and the Democrats are in need of a diversionary scapegoat from their failed policies, they will be pictured as being the symbol of “evil” incarnate, and so the world turns.
You could say, after reading this, that the Democrats have double-standards, but, then you could say, if the Democrats didn’t have double standards, they wouldn’t have any standards all.
By Chuck Lehman: http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/62830