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   While the Koch brothers — each worth over $21.5 billion  — have certainly underwritten much of the right, their hidden coordination with other big business money has gone largely unnoticed. ThinkProgress has obtained a memo outlining the details of the last Koch gathering held in June of this year. The memo, along with an attendee list of about 210 people, shows the titans of industry — from health insurance companies, oil executives, Wall Street investors, and real estate tycoons — working together with conservative journalists and Republican operatives to plan the 2010 election, as well as ongoing conservative efforts through 2012. . .

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Crossposted at The Progressive

The memo from Sept 24, 2010 reads . . .

"If not us, who? If not now, when?"

   That question was posed by a member of our network of business and philanthropic leaders, who are dedicated to defending our free society. We cannot depend on politicians to do so, so it is up to us to combat what is now the greatest assault on American freedom and prosperity in our lifetimes.

My translation

   Every politician that is NOT wholly owned by special interests is a liability to our profits, and as we commit the greatest assualt on the working class in our lifetimes, we must coordinate our efforts to make sure we own the whole American political process.

   Not just coordinated, but coordinating on 2012 too.

Speakers and attendees at the NEXT big meeting described by the ThinkProgress memo include

#1. Glenn Beck
#2. Charles Krauthammer
#3. Charles Koch
#4. David Koch
#5. Fred Malek (longtime Nixon era GOP operative)
#6. Ed Meese (Heritage Foundation)
#7. Nacy Pfotenhouer (GOP operative and McCain 2008 senior adviser from "The Real Virginia!")
#8. Richard Fink (Koch Industries employee with curiously apt name)

Plus there are Too Big To Fail bank CEO's, Chamber of Commerce speakers giving lectures on Judicial Elections (?), lectures by members of the right wing American Enterprise Institute and more, it's like getting all of your talking points and policy ideas directly from the billionaire oligarchs who are funding you!

    Billionaires and their banks and special interests with fake news journalists and GOP operatives plotting secretly how they can take their country back for the richest .01%! Do tell?

. . . According to the memo, David Chavern, the number two at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Fox News hate-talker Glenn Beck also met with these representatives of the corporate elite. In an election season with the most undisclosed secret corporate giving since the Watergate-era, the memo sheds light on the symbiotic relationship between extremely profitable, multi-billion dollar corporations and much of the conservative infrastructure. The memo describes the prospective corporate donors as "investors," and it makes clear that many of the Republican operatives managing shadowy, undisclosed fronts running attack ads against Democrats were involved in the Koch’s election-planning event:

   The Corporate elite and their paid lackeys like to rob you and are plotting to rob you again, but first they want to have your vote. And why am I not surprised that Glenn Beck is in on this?

   The memo is like a playbook for destroying the Obama Presidency with corporate money and timed propaganda. It reminds me of when thebanksters of the first great depression tried to throw FDR out in a military coup, only instead of turning the army against FDR this generation of banksters has decided to bribe the system into doing their total bidding, including a top down messaging co-ordination between corrupt fake journalists, lobbying groups and uber-wealthy individuals. There will be no teabaggers at these events, only the very rich and the very right wing are invited. Just like the real Republican party.

   Make no mistake, this IS the real republican party. Billionaires in a back room coordinating with their paid media meat puppets like Glenn Beck and Charles Krauthammer, deciding whom to secretly destroy with their money and power and how to do it.

   As the ThinkProgress report explains:

    As the memo states, Beck has addressed this regular gathering of conservative corporate executives in previous years. Past Koch meetings have included various Republican lawmakers, including DeMint, and Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia as speakers.

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   So there you go! Supreme Court Justices in the pocket of a super rich billionaire (David Koch) pass a supreme court ruling that says Money = Speech and reaffirming the constitutional myth that Corporations = People, which allows Corporate owned Senators like Jim DeMint and his Koch Astroturfed Tea Party candidates to push for more corporatist policies written by the Koch Oligarchy, all while Glenn Beck rallies astroturfed, billionaire led teabaggers to vote for Jim DeMint and his cronies and anyone who doesn't bow to the Koch oligarchy will be smeared as a Nazi, Socialist, Racist who HATES White people and White culture. That is the corporatist oligarchy that is the Right Wing Noise Machine, Fox News and the Republican party all rolled into one! Co-ordinated, pre planned Shock Doctrine to sell America on protecting fraudulent banksters and polluters from evil things like socialism and regulations that protect consumers and workers.

The next time a teabagger tells you "The Tea Party has no leader" tell them they do, and it is Billionaires like David Koch.

I urge one and all to read the full report at

   Now, who wants to know how to flush millions of dollars of the Koch oligarchy down the drain this November?

Here's how in one word.


Now GOTV dammit, and tell them that the banksters, corrupt media pundits and billionaires like David Koch DID NOT SEND YOU.

We can win this thing, but we have to FIGHT BACK!

The Oligarchy sure doesn't have an enthusiasm gap on their side.

Peace and LOVE to ALL

You can follow me on Twitter @JesseLaGreca

Originally posted to MinistryOfTruth on Wed Oct 20, 2010 at 08:39 AM PDT.


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