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I like this Ad and I like what they're doing with it.  I first saw this Ad on MSNBC in Colorado and was a bit surprised.  Normally you don't want to be preaching to the choir, but since this is going to be a base election, and it's going to take lots of activists helping to get that base to the polls, I think I can see why they're playing it where they are.

It nicely ties the Koch brothers to Colorado Republican Senate candidate Cory Gardner.  The Koch brothers are really representative of what's wrong with America today, and how our very democracy is threatened by Oligarchs like them.  Even though many people don't know who the Koch brothers are, yet, it leaves a really bad taste just to see them on the screen.

The Kochs, and other Oligarchs like them, are undermining democracy and supporting a new Plutocracy for America.  They support organizations like ALEC that literally write legislation that benefits large corporations and hands it to Republican legislators to be introduced in the legislative process.  They've built secret contribution networks that help hide their's and their cronies efforts to buy American elections... well, you know who they are.

This Ad exposes the efforts to elect Cory Gardner with the Kochs and their dirty oil business.  It also ties them into the whole inequality issue.  Normally you want to concentrate on just one issue in an Ad, but this one brings at least a couple of important Democratic issues together.

Here's what LCV said about the ad.

The Koch Brothers are steering a million dollars into misleading ads to buy one of their biggest allies a promotion to the Senate. But Cory Gardner and his oil billionaire backers will find that the facts are not for sale,” said Gene Karpinski, President of the League of Conservation Voters.


The Koch Brothers smear campaign and their dirty money politics have no place in Colorado. Voters deserve to know Cory Gardner's record supporting subsidies and giveaways to Big Oil.  While Gardner caters to Big Oil and the Koch Brothers, Colorado voters and our environment lose


Gardner has sided with Big Oil and the Koch Brothers by repeatedly voting  to keep giving billions in special taxpayer-funded subsidies to oil companies at a time of record profits for the industry.


Gardner’s voting record earned him a horrible 9% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.

We need more Democratic campaigns to tie the Koch brothers Albatross around the necks of these Republican creeps who fight the war against American democracy for them.

The League of Conservation Voters is a great organization and if you can lend a hand with a few bucks, go to and help them out.

Originally posted to pollwatcher on Mon May 05, 2014 at 06:15 AM PDT.

Also republished by Colorado COmmunity.

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