Koch Fight

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Last weekend Charles Koch, at his own 3-day retreat for donors of the conservative network he co-founded,  took some shots at White House…

Billionaire Charles Koch on Sunday warned against protectionism at a biannual meeting of the conservative network he co-founded.

“The urge to protect ourselves from change has doomed many countries throughout history,” the 82-year-old industrialist said in a video shown to donors attending the meeting. “This protectionist mind-set has destroyed countless businesses.”

President Trump was not happy with these comments.  Trump tweeted about the Koch brothers on Tuesday…

The globalist Koch Brothers, who have become a total joke in real Republican circles, are against Strong Borders and Powerful Trade. I never sought their support because I don’t need their money or bad ideas. They love my Tax & Regulation Cuts, Judicial picks & more. I made…..

….them richer. Their network is highly overrated, I have beaten them at every turn. They want to protect their companies outside the U.S. from being taxed, I’m for America First & the American Worker – a puppet for no one. Two nice guys with bad ideas. Make America Great Again!

Standing in unison, the GOP also fired a warning shot at the Koch Brothers network yesterday…

“Some groups who claim to support conservatives forgo their commitment when they decide their business interests are more important than those of the country or Party,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel wrote in a memo to party contributors on Thursday afternoon. “This is unacceptable.”

In the memo, McDaniel notes that the RNC has long expressed concerns about the Koch network, which has developed its own data program for Republican candidates to use. The Koch data program rivaled the one that had been created by the RNC.

I don’t know what is happening to the GOP.  Whenever I think we have hit rock bottom we find a way to keep digging.  I thought advocating tariffs and protectionist policies were it but now I can confidently say alienating the Koch brothers is the new bottom.  The Koch brothers have given the GOP over a billion dollars worth of support to win back control of Washington.  The GOP’s response is a big middle finger to the billionaire brothers.  What is truly bizarre is some conservatives are starting to argue like liberals.  Liberals used to argue that the Koch Brothers were pushing policies to make more money.  The Koch brothers have a net worth of 100 billion dollars.  The idea that they are ushing policies so they can be worth a $150 billion is like arguing that Elon Musk wants to go to space to make money.

The Koch brothers are devout free-market capitalists who want more Americans to prosper like them.  They believe limited government is the best way to make that happen.  The GOP used to believe that too.  Maybe one day they will again…

 

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