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Sat Mar 25, 2017, 12:25 PM

Any connection between Freedom Caucus and Kochs with Bannon, Brieitbart ?

Could some of you educate me as to whether any of the above are connected to any of the others? It would seem they would have the same goals. Maybe the Kochs want world domination and Bannon wants Russian domination?

So help me out DU... Thanks.

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Reply Any connection between Freedom Caucus and Kochs with Bannon, Brieitbart ? (Original post)
LakeArenal Mar 2017 OP
ananda Mar 2017 #1
tenorly Mar 2017 #2
sharedvalues Mar 2017 #3
BumRushDaShow Mar 2017 #4
redstatebluegirl Mar 2017 #5

Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 12:29 PM

1. Truth ..

Now that the misgovernance has come to light, they all appear
to be at odds and ends with each other.

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Sat Mar 25, 2017, 12:31 PM

2. I believe the Kochs and the Mercers throw millions at them, mostly through non-disclosure SuperPACs

That, I would think, is the most substantive connection. The Mercers, in particular, have long been Breibart's chief sponsors.

Here's hoping they all get their wish to settle on Mars - but as a prison.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 12:31 PM

3. Sure. E.g. Mercer funds Breitbart and also Koch groups

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/meet-the-right-wing-rebels-who-overthrew-john-boehner-20151006

Mercer funds Cruz

Several million of Breitbart's funding​ comes from Mercer.

Koch/Mercer/Murdoch/Breitbart/Fox all have the same common goal - destroy the government and social safety net to fund tax giveaways for the rich. So you'll often see them on the same side.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 12:36 PM

4. The Kochs are Libertarian-oriented

Ayn Randers and have specific agendas related to removal of government "interference" in certain things... and thus they created the astroturf teabaggers ("Freedom Caucus" by funding their elections to do this.

GrimReaper, on the other hand, seems to be going the route of anarchy with the removal of government ("as we know it" period.

I think this latest showdown was more Koch vs Eddie Munster though (with GrimReaper and Drumpf sortof not caring either way, and despite Eddie being from the state in which the Kochs reside).

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 12:37 PM

5. Read the book Dark Money.

I learned more than I wanted to know about the Koch boys and others!

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