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Standard memberfinnegan
Debates 22 Jul '16 10:39
  1. Standard memberfinnegan
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    22 Jul '16 10:39
    Follow the money

    https://off-guardian.org/2016/07/22/koch-brothers-now-supporting-hillary-clinton/

    The Koch-led contingent of Republican billionaires and centi-millionaires is one of two Republican financial-backer contingents. The other is led by Karl Rove.

    The Koch-led network of billionaires (who rely upon hiring academia and media for manipulating voters), and the Rove-led network of billionaires (who rely far more heavily upon garnering Wall Street money and Evangelical clergy for manipulating voters), have long been the two financial mainstays of the Republican Party. The Kochs have now made unmistakably clear that they want Hillary Clinton to become the next President (and, thus, academics and the media will overwhelmingly support Hillary). Previously, there was question as to whether the Kochs would go so far as to help a Democrat; but, now, there is no serious doubt about it: they already do (though as quietly as possible, and not in their own — often lying — mere words).

    The Rove-led billionaires’ faction are also strongly inclined to prefer Hillary, but can’t afford to alienate the Republican electorate, and so they will continue to support other Republicans but not Trump. (Consequently, Ron Johnson, for example, still can get their money.) They aren’t as emphatic about their backing of Hillary as the Koch-led faction is. They won’t withdraw their financial support from Republicans (such as Johnson) who campaign for Trump. They aren’t really pro-Hillary; but the Koch-contingent now are.

    And then, of course, there’s Rupert Murdoch. On 17 May 2016, Gabriel Sherman headlined in New York magazine, “Why Rupert Murdoch Decided to Back Trump”, and he wrote:

    According to one Fox News producer, the channel’s ratings dip whenever an anti-Trump segment airs. A Fox anchor told me that the message from Roger Ailes’s executives is they need to go easy on Trump. ‘It’s, ‘Make sure we don’t go after Trump,’ the anchor said. ‘We’ve thrown in the towel.’”
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    22 Jul '16 12:101 edit
    Originally posted by finnegan
    Follow the money

    https://off-guardian.org/2016/07/22/koch-brothers-now-supporting-hillary-clinton/

    The Koch-led contingent of Republican billionaires and centi-millionaires is one of two Republican financial-backer contingents. The other is led by Karl Rove.

    The Koch-led network of billionaires (who rely upon hiring academia and media for manipulat ...[text shortened]... rump. ‘It’s, ‘Make sure we don’t go after Trump,’ the anchor said. ‘We’ve thrown in the towel.’”
    Karl Rove, Hillary Clinton, and the Koch brothers.


    A match made in hell.


    Could the Dims have found a weaker candidate?


    Is it too late for Joe Biden to run?
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    22 Jul '16 12:231 edit
    Originally posted by finnegan
    Follow the money

    https://off-guardian.org/2016/07/22/koch-brothers-now-supporting-hillary-clinton/

    The Koch-led contingent of Republican billionaires and centi-millionaires is one of two Republican financial-backer contingents. The other is led by Karl Rove.

    The Koch-led network of billionaires (who rely upon hiring academia and media for manipulat ...[text shortened]... rump. ‘It’s, ‘Make sure we don’t go after Trump,’ the anchor said. ‘We’ve thrown in the towel.’”
    This is a pretty far-fetched interpretation of the decision of Freedom Partners not to run $2 million in Johnson ads. The National Republican Senatorial Committee has also cancelled an August ad buy and has rescheduled a lesser buy for October.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ron-johnson-ad-buy_us_578fdbe0e4b00c9876cdd156

    The fact is that Johnson trails Russ Feingold by a substantial amount in most polls (http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/senate/wi/wisconsin_senate_johnson_vs_feingold-3740.html) and both groups might have come to the conclusion that Johnson is a bad investment. Johnson did beat Feingold in the 2010 race, but turnout was terrible that year being down more than 25% in Wisconsin than in Feingold's previous win in 2004.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Wisconsin,_2010