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The winner is...NOT the Koch brothers

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POSTED: Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 6:58pm

UPDATED: Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 12:42pm

We're sliding toward another election season before long. After the May runoffs, we're looking right at the mid-terms for November.

And already, the strategery of some is showing.

Write this down: The evils of the word will be blamed on the Koch brothers.

The Koch brothers are very rich conservatives who give to conservative causes. They are the George Soros for the right.

You can hear every liberal talking head blame every problem and almost every one of their candidates who are defeated were defeated not because of ideas, but influential, dirty, filthy money from the Koch brothers.

Libs claim them to pass out more campaign money than anyone else. Except, once again, they get everything wrong.

After research from the Washington examiner, guess who the biggest givers to politics is? UNIONS. The maligned Koch brothers, 58th.

So, who occupies the 58 spots ahead of the Evil Koch Bros? Six of the top 10 are --  wait for it -- unions. They gave more than $278 million, with most of it going to Democrats.

These are familiar names: AFSCME ($60.6 million), NEA ($53.5 million), IBEW ($44.4 million), UAW ($41.6 million), Carpenters & Joiners ($39.2 million) and SEIU ($38.3 million).

In other words, the six biggest union donors in American politics gave 15 times more to mostly Democrats than the Evil Koch Bros. Wall Street and Act Blue, too.

So, keep your head on a swivel this next two years. You're going to hear a lot of.......spin.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

You can email me at pov@ketknbc.com or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton

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Nice try idiot but new Obama, Pelosi, and Reid stupidity are about to make congress a Republican resort in 2014 in about nine months.

Oh, everyone in the repub/teatroll camp will bash the pres. for taking a weekend away from WA (a reminder: bush took literally 3-4 months/year to lounge on the ranch, dimwit!)...but now you say that if the repub/teaswiller circus rejects take over congress it will become a repub resort...yep, great picture you give of the rich folks in congress (and nearly every single one is a millionaire or more) doing the work of the people at the WA country club for those who have been bought by BIG money.

We need to take all the corporate money out of politics. Donations to political campaigns should not be tax deductible. PAC's should be forced to name their donors. Money has corrupted our system in an unbelievable way. $7 billion was spent on the 2012 federal elections. That buys access to lawmakers that you and I can never get. Cornyn just won a primary without ever making a public forum appearance in Texas. He did it with radio and TV ads. He's nothing but a soundbite.

News flash. Obama misspells 'respect'. Yes right in front of the public.

No doubt Putin has zero respect for him, as does most of the other leaders of the world.

Hope for change in 2014. Time for some democrats to find a new job.

Well, that means Obama has succeeded in one of his '08 promises. To change the worlds view of America. Under Bush our enemies hated us, but at least some respected us and our allies had faith in us. Now, our enemies still hate us, but they and our allies don't respect us.

The conservatives need to "man up" and stop worrying about what the liberals will say. Do what you need to do to get this country back on track and STOP feeling guilty about every little thing you say or do. You are going to be criticized anyway, May as well do what's right.

What? Koch borthers no where near the top? Bunch of super liberals doing all the donating?

As Dr. House would say, why I am shocked!

Hope for change in 2014. So many democrats need to find out what unemployment really means.

If both candidates from both parties are obligated to one financial dictatorship then, what is a campaign contribution other than a bribe?

An those of us that believe in the Constitution, the right to life, the strength of the individual to succeed but united under one God and one flag, that gov't is a burden to our freedoms and our successes will be called radials and anti-American. We will be racist because we don't believe blacks and Hispanics should be enslaved into poverty, That given the chance minorities will be far better off independent of gov't masters.

uhhh -- individuals, man, individuals.

@Townidiot - you're goofy !

Poor old maligned Koch brothers? What ARE you smoking, neal? Your audience of mindless drones may believe your every word, but here's one you won't like and won't champion...absolutely NO ONE can buy my vote, especially those mega-rich who don't give a rat's *** about the other 99% of Americans. Folks like donald "fake hair" trump and the ugly rich koch siblings are part of a concerted effort to drive an even deeper wedge between rich/poor and buying the POTUS/House/Senate...watch out, folks!

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