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#1421 D. C. Sessions

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Posted 08 March 2020 - 01:57 PM

View PostLFC, on 05 March 2020 - 02:30 PM, said:

And like clockwork here comes the fake indignation over Schumer's comments from the Nazi Republican Party. Remember that this is the same party that screeched at 11 over Obama's DOJ determining that right-wing groups including ex-service members were a mounting threat to our nation. When they take responsibility for their own words we can talk. Until then they can STFU.

Don't forget that the report was actually prepared by the Bush Administration but took until early 2009 to be released.
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Posted 10 March 2020 - 09:50 AM

This is now a normal part of the Republican Party ecosystem.

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The supposedly satanic cabal of politicians, bureaucrats, intelligence officials, and other well-connected political players secretly plotting against the President got a warning from the man himself Sunday — “Nothing can stop what’s coming.”

At least, that’s how those in “QAnon” universe reacted when the President retweeted a meme featuring a favored catchphrase of the movement.

“My Next Piece Is Called… Nothing Can Stop What’s Coming,” reads a text caption superimposed on an image of Trump playing the fiddle.

Many of the president’s critics pointed to an obvious parallel — Nero fiddled while Rome burned.

But for QAnon followers, the second half of the caption speaks to a central narrative in the conspiracy theory, which is based on years of cryptic online posts from an anonymous self-purported insider whose legion of fans pore over the posts like Talmudic scholars.

Trump, the theory posits, is engaged in a behind-the-scenes war against evil forces intent on his destruction. The unknown “Q” has used the phrase in several unsigned, largely inscrutable missives.

The phrase is meant to convey that mass arrests and a “great awakening” are inevitable no matter what the “deep state” or mainstream media do, said Travis View, co-host of the “QAnon Anonymous” podcast.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 10 March 2020 - 05:29 PM

Alex Jones again. What a loser. He can't even take responsibility for his own actions. No wonder he makes such a good Republican.

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Far-right conspiracy theorist and InfoWars owner Alex Jones was arrested on Monday for allegedly driving under the influence.

An official at the Travis County Central Booking office in Austin, Texas confirmed to TPM on Tuesday that Jones had been taken into custody on those charges.

He was released on bond, which was set at $3,000, at 4:11 AM on Tuesday morning, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

InfoWars posted an article on Tuesday claiming that Jones had been snagged by a “DWI dragnet” and that he had admitted to local authorities that he had been “drinking a small amount of sake” before he was pulled over for speeding over the limit.

The conspiracy theorist blew under Texas’ 0.08 legal blood alcohol content limit, InfoWars claimed.

“It was quite the experience to see what was going on in this country and to experience it myself,” the post quoted Jones as saying during his radio program.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

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""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 10 March 2020 - 05:57 PM

There’s a bit more to the story:

But an arrest affidavit filed in court paints a different picture. According to the report, Jones’ wife called the sheriff’s department on Monday night to report a “family disturbance” between her and Jones. Jones’ wife added that he had possibly been drinking, according to the report.

“The disturbance now was only verbal but earlier in the day it ‘was physical,’” the affidavit reads.

On the way to Jones’ home, a sheriff’s deputy saw a car matching the description of Jones’ car and pulled him over. Jones had a “strong odor of alcohol coming from his person,” according to the affidavit, and said he had drank a bottle of Sake earlier that night at dinner. The report describes Jones’ eyes as “water and glassy,” with “constricted pupils,” and adds that the host was “excited, talkative, and carefree.”

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 10:37 AM

Yet more schadenfreude. A few of the peons at CPAC might finally be grasping what the leaders they adore really think of them. You have to be pretty thick to have not picked it up before now and I suspect the overwhelming majority still won't but maybe there were a few (old-style incandescent rather than librual hippy LED) light bulbs going off.

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Revelations that a man infected with the novel coronavirus hobnobbed with top Republicans at the annual Conservative Public Action Conference last month has prompted a wave of fright among Republican operatives who attended the conference and fear they may have been exposed, too. And as the fear has mounted so too have complaints that the conference’s planners have been too secretive about the man’s identity.

“If you’re not rich and important, you don’t get to know if you were exposed to someone with Coronavirus at CPAC,” Breitbart reporter Brandon Darby tweeted Monday.

The American Conservative Union, which organizes the annual event in National Harbor, Maryland, announced Saturday afternoon that a man who was infected with the coronavirus attended CPAC. Since then, four prominent Republicans—Sen. Ted Cruz (TX), Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ), Rep. Doug Collins (GA), and Rep. Matt Gaetz (FL)—have announced that they’re self-quarantining after interacting with the man.

Gaetz has undergone a test for the virus. In contrast, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), who also had contact with the infected man, said he won’t self-quarantine.

CPAC chief Matt Schlapp was also quarantining himself after shaking the man’s hand. Schlapp later shook hands with President Donald Trump at the event. Collins also shook hands with Trump at an event over the weekend and Gaetz rode with Trump on Air Force One on Monday, raising the prospect that the president may have had secondhand exposure to the potentially fatal virus that’s spreading across the world and shaking the global economy.

While top lawmakers apparently knew the man’s identity, other CPAC attendees were frustrated with the lack of information about the person, whose name hasn’t been released to protect his privacy. Former Breitbart reporter Lee Stranahan, who now co-hosts a radio show on Russian-owned broadcaster Sputnik, said he’s been irritated by the lack of contact from CPAC officials about the potential coronavirus exposure.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 12:08 PM

View PostLFC, on 11 March 2020 - 10:37 AM, said:

Yet more schadenfreude. A few of the peons at CPAC might finally be grasping what the leaders they adore really think of them. You have to be pretty thick to have not picked it up before now and I suspect the overwhelming majority still won't but maybe there were a few (old-style incandescent rather than librual hippy LED) light bulbs going off.
This is a silver lining to a huge threatening black cloud. Wouldn't it be the cherry on top of the cake if my least favourite pussy grabber got the dreaded Lurgi?
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Posted 17 March 2020 - 04:14 PM

For Republican Congressman and still current scumbag Duncan Hunter gets almost a year behind bars.

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Former U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter has been sentenced to11 months in federal prison for conspiring with his wife to illegally use more than $150,000 of his campaign money for personal benefit.U.S. District Court Judge Thomas J. Whelan handed down the sentence at a hearing for the California Republican from Alpine. Hunter pleaded guilty in December to a felony conspiracy charge, one of 60 counts in an August 2018 indictment that also named his wife and former campaign manager, Margaret.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

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""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 17 March 2020 - 05:14 PM

View PostRich T Bikkies, on 11 March 2020 - 12:08 PM, said:

This is a silver lining to a huge threatening black cloud. Wouldn't it be the cherry on top of the cake if my least favourite pussy grabber got the dreaded Lurgi?

He and Pence (and for that matter his family) have been flirting with it for a while now. This may be racism come home to poop.
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Posted 17 March 2020 - 06:10 PM

View PostRich T Bikkies, on 11 March 2020 - 12:08 PM, said:

This is a silver lining to a huge threatening black cloud. Wouldn't it be the cherry on top of the cake if my least favourite pussy grabber got the dreaded Lurgi?

You finally did it, Bikkies. Before checking the link, I had not the foggiest idea what you might be referring to there.

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 03:30 AM

"Republicans like me built this moment. Then we looked the other way"

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Don’t just blame President Trump. Blame me — and all the other Republicans who aided and abetted and, yes, benefited from protecting a political party that has become dangerous to America. Some of us knew better.

But we built this moment. And then we looked the other way.

Many of us heard a warning sound we chose to ignore, like that rattle in your car you hear but figure will go away. Now we’re broken down, with plenty of time to think about what should have been done.

“Trump’s a stupid man’s idea of a smart person, a poor man’s idea of a rich person & a weak man’s idea of a strong man.”

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“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”

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Pray for Trump: Psalm 109:8

"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 09:01 AM

It wasn't just Republicans. Others didn't vote or wasted their vote on 3d party candidates or changed their usual votes to "protest" votes.

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 01:41 PM

No disagreement.
“Trump’s a stupid man’s idea of a smart person, a poor man’s idea of a rich person & a weak man’s idea of a strong man.”

— Fran Lebowitz


“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”

— Carl Sagan


Pray for Trump: Psalm 109:8

"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

— Carl Sagan
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
1995


“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

— H.L. Mencken
On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe


“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

— Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Second inaugural address January, 1937

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 02:25 PM

One measure of a man or woman is how the react to a crisis that impacts many other people. Looking at two groups that live comfortably in the Republican Party's base it doesn't look good. First some of the Evangelicals.

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Several prominent pastors tied to Donald Trump have claimed to have the power to cure the coronavirus through prayer, hyping up religious miracle cures amid the pandemic.

While many Americans have turned to prayer as the coronavirus death toll mounts, these religious leaders have gone much further, promising that they can physically cure the disease. As the public scrambles for information on the illness, these religious leaders have claimed they can solve it themselves—with one even claiming he’ll cure the entire state of Florida.

Texas minister Kenneth Copeland, who visited the White House in 2018 for a dinner for evangelical leaders, claims to have a novel delivery method for a coronavirus cure: television screens.

Appearing on the Victory Channel, which his church operates, Copeland claimed on March 12 to heal coronavirus-infected viewers who touched their TVs.

“Put your hand on that television set,” Copeland told his viewers. “Hallelujah. Thank you, Lord Jesus. He received your healing.”

A few days later, he said God had told him the pandemic would soon be over, as Christians praying all over the country had “overwhelmed it.” While Christians would save the country, he said, it was the president’s critics who “opened the door” to the pandemic with their “displays of hate” that had interfered with “divine protection.”

Copeland isn’t the only Trump-supporting pastor promoting the idea that the coronavirus can be healed through religion.

The coronavirus poses a conundrum for many evangelical pastors because healing is a key part of their appeal, according to Peter Montgomery, a senior fellow at Right Wing Watch. After decades of promoting themselves as healers, they now face a global pandemic.

“For those people and those leaders, being able to miraculously heal people is sort of central to their religious identity,” Montgomery said.

That group includes Pastor Frank Amedia, founder of Touch Heaven Ministries and the POTUS Shield Ministry, and a former “liaison for Christian policy” to President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.

On Feb. 17, Amedia told stories of “supernatural healings” in virus-wracked China—and repeated conspiracy theories about the virus’ origin—during an appearance on the podcast of Stephen Strang, an evangelical publisher who has written multiple books in support of the president, including God and Donald Trump.

“We have reports of Christians being healed of this virus by the power of God and the healing of God,” Amedia said.


Then we have these "fine people" from one side.

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Neo-Nazi and other white-supremacist groups have told their members to spread the novel coronavirus to cops and Jews if they become infected, according to ABC News. The FBI has reportedly sent out a warning that “members of extremist groups are encouraging one another to spread the virus, if contracted, through bodily fluids and personal interactions.” Followers are reportedly being told to fill spray bottles with bodily fluids and squirt them at police on the street. They’ve also reportedly been told to spread the disease to Jews by going “any place they may be congregated, to include markets, political offices, businesses and places of worship.”

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 11:30 PM

The Republican Plot to Save the Rich
“Trump’s a stupid man’s idea of a smart person, a poor man’s idea of a rich person & a weak man’s idea of a strong man.”

— Fran Lebowitz


“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”

— Carl Sagan


Pray for Trump: Psalm 109:8

"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

— Carl Sagan
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
1995


“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

— H.L. Mencken
On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe


“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

— Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Second inaugural address January, 1937

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 08:33 AM

View PostAnBr, on 25 March 2020 - 11:30 PM, said:


Leave it to some liberal pinko magazine to publish this propaganda. (<< Sarcasm)
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Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:21 AM

In Leaked Tape Mitch McConnell Admits The Koch Brothers Are Running The Republican Party

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In a leaked audio tape of the Koch brothers top secret June 2014 retreat, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) not only admitted that the Republicans would be lost without the Kochs, and revealed who the real power is in the GOP.

McConnell opened his remarks by saying, “Is this working? I know it’s been a long, but very inspiring day. And I want to start by thanking you, Charles and David for the important work you’re doing. I don’t know where we’d be without you, and um, and I want (inaudible) for rallying, uh, to the cause.”

Mitch McConnell has voted against raising the minimum wage 17 times in his career. He has filibustered every recent attempt to raise the minimum wage in the current Congress, so anyone with half a brain should not be surprised that he promised that he wouldn’t raise the minimum wage if he becomes Majority Leader.

“Trump’s a stupid man’s idea of a smart person, a poor man’s idea of a rich person & a weak man’s idea of a strong man.”

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“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”

— Carl Sagan


Pray for Trump: Psalm 109:8

"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

— Carl Sagan
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
1995


“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

— H.L. Mencken
On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe


“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

— Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Second inaugural address January, 1937

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:36 AM

View PostAnBr, on 26 March 2020 - 10:21 AM, said:


The article is from 2014 but, of course, nothing much has changed.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:57 AM

View PostLFC, on 26 March 2020 - 10:36 AM, said:

The article is from 2014 but, of course, nothing much has changed.

Well, of course that's not completely true. One of them, David, is dead. The other is still active, but almost certainly not for very much longer.

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 11:15 AM

So there is hope
“Trump’s a stupid man’s idea of a smart person, a poor man’s idea of a rich person & a weak man’s idea of a strong man.”

— Fran Lebowitz


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— Carl Sagan


Pray for Trump: Psalm 109:8

"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

— Carl Sagan
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
1995


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— H.L. Mencken
On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe


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— Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Second inaugural address January, 1937

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 11:39 AM

I kind of think the Kochs' work is done. They've salted the earth sufficiently that they don't need to run the party anymore. They helped create alternative economics with their endowment of chairs in university economic departments, inspired a great number of politicians at state and federal levels, and got their way with the judicial system. They just sit back and see the legacy at work.





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