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Fri Nov 13, 2020, 11:21 PM

After Pouring Gasoline On U.S. Divide, Charles Koch Now Claims He Wants To Heal Nation


After Pouring Gasoline On U.S. Divide, Charles Koch Now Claims He Wants To Heal Nation

“Boy did we screw up,” says the billionaire who backed Donald Trump. “What a mess.”
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By Mary Papenfuss

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/charles-koch-wall-street-journal-change-of-heart_n_5faf0af0c5b6d05e86e6e743

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In an email to the Journal, Koch also congratulated President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their victory. He said he looked forward to “finding ways to work with them to break down the barriers holding people back, whether in the economy, criminal justice, immigration, the COVID-19 pandemic, or anywhere else.”

He added: “I hope we all use this post-election period to find a better way forward. Because of partisanship, we’ve come to expect too much of politics and too little of ourselves and one another.”

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The family money also bankrolls the American Legislative Exchange Council which pens template bills for conservative politicians to introduce in state legislatures across the nation. And Koch plotted back in February to overturn a Trump loss at the polls.

Despite his stated intention to make peace, he railed to the Journal about the constant push to rob individuals of freedom with “top-down” control that stifles innovation. Koch complained about powerful interests lobbying the government, even though Koch Industries spent some $100 million on lobbying, the Journal pointed out.

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Twitter was not impressed.

Charles Koch and his brother tried to destroy the planet for profit and broke our country in the process. He can take his mea culpa and shove it. https://t.co/cxJo2NdWMe
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) November 13, 2020

Man who destroyed America says “oops” https://t.co/xVOwVSgMYH
— Evan DeSimone (@Smorgasboredom) November 13, 2020

“Boy did we screw up!” ???

This is the understatement of the century. Charles Koch - you and your brother BROKE America, and paved the way for Trumpism. https://t.co/S76docV3tk
— Nick Knudsen 🇺🇸 (@DemWrite) November 13, 2020

Please.

Charles Koch’s Super PAC, Americans for Prosperity, spent the past 6+ months campaigning to get Amy Coney Barrett onto the Supreme Court and GOP Senators reelected.

The group announced TWO DAYS AGO it was throwing its support behind Loeffler and Purdue in Georgia. https://t.co/N7Wn6ABuNp
— Pé (@4everNeverTrump) November 13, 2020

Charles Koch wants to sound like Rodney King: ‘Can’t we all just get along?’ Meanwhile, he’s trying to buy GOP control of the Senate in GA https://t.co/eRDLylyZXg
— Jane Mayer (@JaneMayerNYer) November 13, 2020

“Boy did we screw up!” is quite the playful way for Charles Koch to admit he helped break US democracy. https://t.co/alIGV7jNhP
— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) November 13, 2020

Charles Koch has done as much environmental damage to 🌎 as any oligarch living or dead.

Koch Industries has its hands in everything, especially political propaganda.

Sorry, but there’s no salvation here IMHO.#GreenNewDeal #agriculture https://t.co/9StwRCHxJE
— Jen Perelman (@JENFL23) November 13, 2020

Such total BS. Just like fossil fuel, feigning one thing while dark-money machine chugs on as ever. Really unbelievable. https://t.co/0iEeBAVZUd
— Sheldon Whitehouse (@SenWhitehouse) November 13, 2020


“Sure I might have planted the seeds that nearly destroyed this country, but I just wanna come here to say: oops, my bad”

Don’t think this will cut it, Charlie. Millions have had their lives made more insecure and precarious by your dangerous agenda. 👎🏾👎🏾 https://t.co/IpG88vlYeE
— Nina Turner (@ninaturner) November 13, 2020



Sounds like he's singing a rich man's version of "Nearer my G*d to Thee". His late brother must have knocked on his door wrapped in chains and oil cans last night after midnight.

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Reply After Pouring Gasoline On U.S. Divide, Charles Koch Now Claims He Wants To Heal Nation (Original post)
marble falls Nov 13 OP
NRaleighLiberal Nov 13 #1
marble falls Nov 13 #3
brush Nov 14 #15
Lugnut Nov 14 #20
elleng Nov 13 #2
NRaleighLiberal Nov 13 #4
marble falls Nov 13 #5
EndlessWire Nov 13 #6
not_the_one Nov 13 #7
marble falls Nov 13 #8
Hoyt Nov 13 #9
marble falls Nov 13 #12
UTUSN Nov 13 #10
lastlib Nov 13 #11
marylandblue Nov 13 #13
DURHAM D Nov 14 #14
Crunchy Frog Nov 14 #16
Progressive Jones Nov 14 #17
herding cats Nov 14 #18
betsuni Nov 14 #19
no_hypocrisy Nov 14 #21
uponit7771 Nov 14 #25
OnDoutside Nov 14 #22
malaise Nov 14 #23
uponit7771 Nov 14 #24
smirkymonkey Nov 14 #26
Jersey Devil Nov 14 #27
Brother Mythos Nov 14 #28

Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 11:23 PM

1. Fuck Koch.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 11:25 PM

3. I agree. Fuck him. I hope he chokes on his money.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 12:17 AM

15. Yep, we never would've heard from him if trump had won.

How he's just trying to make peace with the Biden admin.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 01:12 AM

20. This!

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 11:23 PM

2. Wants to heal, or just surprised about the mess they made?

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 11:26 PM

4. he can't hope to heal if he is still involved in making the mess.

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 11:27 PM

5. I think he just wanted to be in the funny papers, he's been lying low these last four years.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 11:29 PM

6. His deal didn't work

so now he wants us to pretend that we didn't see what we saw.

Nice try.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 11:35 PM

7. Biden is president. He is now backpedaling furiously in an attempt to

 

seem "reticent, acknowledging of mistakes". When he was one of the actors who gave us the current clusterfuck.

I hope he withers and dies on the vine.

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Response to not_the_one (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 11:37 PM

8. He's mush mouthing. Nothing substansive is coming out of it except he's all about Big Oil.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 11:38 PM

9. Call your boy McConnell and tell him to get on board helping Biden.

Dead, sick, poor, etc., don’t buy your junk.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 11:41 PM

12. hahahahahhahahahahahahahahahhahaha! I almost choked over that one!

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 11:39 PM

10. Yet other news items say he is currently pouring money in the GA run-offs, for the Repukes of course

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 11:39 PM

11. Now, Charlie, please proceed with self-fornication....

With a pitchfork. An old rusty, manure-encrusted, virus- and tetanus-infected pitchfork. Sideways.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 11:41 PM

13. Dr. Frankenstein sends thoughts and prayers.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 12:09 AM

14. You own your hometown boy Pompeo.

Call him home.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 12:26 AM

16. I wish I believed in Hell. I wish that he believed in it too.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 12:29 AM

17. Too little too late, Kock. nt

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 12:35 AM

18. Pretty words from an ugly person.

He's still one of the men behind the curtain, I do not trust him at all. He's in this for he and his exclusively.

This might mean he's pandering to the Never Trampers in an attempt to bring them to heel, but nothing else.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 12:51 AM

19. "In his recent book 'Kochland,' the business journalist Christopher Leonard observes that

'the politics that Koch stoked in 2010 became the policies that Trump enacted in 2017.' Charles Koch evidently agreed. In 2018, he told one of his regular meetings with donors that 'we've made more progress in the last five years than I had in the previous fifty.' He didn't mean tariffs or aggressive actions against asylum seekers."

From "Let Them Eat Tweets"

Koch is just jealous of the popularity of The Lincoln Project.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 06:50 AM

21. I like what Bernie said about Koch last night on MSNBC:

Put your money where your mouth is. Fix the damage. Defeat Citizens United. Support unions. Etc. Etc. Etc.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #21)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 07:07 AM

25. +1, even 90% of never Trumpers like Trumps policies just don't like the way he's stating them

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 07:00 AM

22. I don't say this much but, I hope Koch dies roaring, long and slow. The damage he has done is plain

to see. I'm torn in deciding whether he is immoral or amoral. Trump is amoral, and psychologically damaged. Koch, I think is immoral because he actually knows better, but does it anyway.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 07:01 AM

23. Only four words for that greedy MoFo

Fuck off and croak!

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 07:06 AM

24. My boss is a David Duke supporter and I'm black, how am I supposed to think I'll get a fair shake in

... that company?

David Duke, Donald Trump same thing

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 07:42 AM

26. Then fix it, fucker.

Put your money where your mouth is. Fund Democratic causes and candidates. Do something tangible to show that you mean it. REPENT!

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 08:08 AM

27. Koch wants to make a deal to get into Heaven

Usually this coincides, in some old guilty people, with daily church services and healthy charitable donations.

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Response to Jersey Devil (Reply #27)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 08:21 AM

28. You nailed it!

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