Sarah Palin was right about “Crony Capitalists.” The Headline reads, “Koch Network Willing to Back Dem. Candidates In 2020.” Well No Kidding!” In the June 7th issue of National Review Online, Jack Crowe announces what we’ve all known for a long time (well, at least for the 31 months since Donald J. Trump’s unexpected thrashing of the criminal crone from Chappaqua) the Koch Brothers never were conservatives.
From the article
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), the political arm of the billionaire Koch brothers’ sprawling influence network, which has traditionally confined its support to Republicans, plans to pursue a “bipartisan approach” when determining which candidates to back in the 2020 election cycle.
In a memo distributed to employees Thursday and obtained by CNBC, AFP CEO Emily Seidel announced that the group will evaluate candidates entirely based on their support for its preferred policies without respect to party affiliation.
“AFP or AFP Action [the group’s super PAC] will be ready to engage contested U.S. Senate, U.S. House, and state-level primary races, including Republican, Democrat, Independent or otherwise, to support sitting legislators who lead by uniting with others to pass principled policy and get good things done,” Seidel’s memo said.
It gets better yet. Here is the money quote (emphasis, all mine)
The Koch network, collectively referred to as “Stand Together,” has struggled to find a political home since President Trump took office.
Imagine that! A political group that refuses to assist, nay actively undermines President Trump’s signature campaign issue: Immigration both legal and illegal, struggling “to find a home.”
If you want a home, I suggest you come out and actively support President Trump’s agenda. Here’s a challenge for you. How about you match Brian Kolfage’s GoFundMe effort, with a direct donation of your own to his citizen-supported Border Wall Program. If you do that, you’ll likely find the welcome mat out for you as you board the Trump Train. If you can’t bring yourself to help actively protect your fellow Americans, I suggest that you go ahead and come out of the closet and affiliate with the Democrats.
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