Rancher Cliven Bundy gestures at his home in Bunkerville, Nevada April 12, 2014. U.S. officials ended a stand-off with hundreds of armed protesters in the Nevada desert on Saturday, calling off the government's roundup of cattle it said were illegally gra
With friends like him ...
The Koch brothers, now under a lot more public scrutiny thanks to Harry Reid, have had a rough time of it recently. They've spent millions and millions so far to try to buy the U.S. Senate, and are tanking in that effort, with the Democrats they're attacking doing just fine in the polls, thanks very much. They had another raft of Americans for Prosperity ads debunked this week.

They were universally reviled for using a picture of President Obama and Mark Udall at a press conference responding to the mass shooting at Aurora in one of those ads. After being condemned by families of the victims, the AFP was forced to remove that image from the ad. But they didn't go so far as to apologize for being heartless bastards.

“Fortunately we can and will change the image. Senator Udall can’t change his record that led to over 335,000 Coloradans receiving letters indicating that their health care policy had been canceled,” said AFP Colorado’s executive director, Dustin Zvonek.
Nice. But the very best part of the Koch's bad week is, of course, welfare rancher Cliven Bundy.
A tweet sent by AFP Nevada on April 10 urging followers to read more about the #BundyBattle, which involves Bundy's refusal to pay fines for allowing his cattle to graze on public land, has been deleted. A Facebook graphic that the group posted criticizing the Bureau of Land Management for enforcing grazing laws against Bundy has similarly disappeared.

Previously, the page read: "The BLM spent HOW MUCH to round up cattle? ONE MILLION DOLLARS." As of Friday afternoon, it reads: "This content is currently unavailable."

The Kochs have spent HOW MUCH to buy the Senate? THIRTY MILLION DOLLARS, and counting. And this is what it's got them so far. I like this track record.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 11:11 AM PDT.

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