Bachmann, Cain, Pawlenty, Romney and Santorum to Kowtow to the Kochs
Bachmann and the others are headed off to New Hampshire at month end to highlight the AFP, or Americans for Prosperity (of Charles and David Koch) Foundation, summit.
AFP is part of the Koch brothers brawling consortium of propaganda spin dizzies, the likes of which hasn’t been seen since the collapse of the Soviet Union’s information ministries. AFP is just another in a long line of innocuous sounding groups that have ties to every insidious lie machine on the right that you’ve ever heard about. They have affiliations to the tea party’s Freedom Watch, Beck’s 9/12 project, tobacco denialism, climate denialism, oil and gas denialism, Union busters, anti-health care groups, and sprawling media consortia such as Salem Communications townhall.com and Hot Air. The “prosperity” in the name is probably a shout out to the religious right’s “Prosperity Gospel” where the pastors have the prosperity and the flocks are minus their fleece.
The Minnesota Republican and tea party darling will be the “fifth and final participant” at the Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s summit, according to a statement released by the fiscally conservative organization. The event is scheduled for April 29 at the Executive Court in Manchester.
Other participants include former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, former Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.) and businessman Herman Cain of Georgia.