The Kochs’ are waging a multi-faceted propaganda war against President Obama and Democratic candidates. The big guns in the Kochs’ arsenal include Koch Industries, a network of proxy organizations, popular media, the Tea Party and Republican candidates.
Through organizations like the Cato Institute, the Meratus Center, and Americans for Prosperity the Kochs’ they have waged proxy wars against President Obama and the Democrats. Many of these organizations fabricate data which are quoted by candidates and faux media like Rush Limbaugh.
Limbaugh often cites papers created by Koch fronts and an officer at Americans for Prosperity, Walter Williams, often guest-hosts for Limbaugh. Fox News also has ties to the Kochs’ proxy organizations. Phil Kerpen, the vice-president for policy at Americans for Prosperity, is a contributor to the Fox News Web site.
Through their proxys, Koch industries has been undermining the President. A recent poll found that fifty-five per cent of Americans felt that Obama is a socialist and this is only one of the many lies that the Koch’s proxys helped to promote.
However, corporate influence is not foolproof, sometimes common sense triumphs over massive spending. In California despite massive funding from big oil, Proposition 23, which would have rolled back California’s environmental progress, is likely to be defeated. Democrat Jerry Brown also looks like he will defeat Meg Whitman and be the next governor of California, even though Whitman set a record for spending the most private money on a political campaign.
Although the Koch brothers may have developed a potent arsenal in their war against progress, as we are seeing in California, not every election can be bought.
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