Exclusive Audio: Inside the Koch Brothers’ Secret Seminar
Lovely. Think this will get nearly as much attention as ZOMG Hoffa’s comments?
“We have Saddam Hussein,” declared billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, apparently referring to President Barack Obama as he welcomed hundreds of wealthy guests to the latest of the secret fundraising and strategy seminars he and his brother host twice a year. The 2012 elections, he warned, will be “the mother of all wars.”
Just one tiny drop from the sea of wingnuttery that was the Koch seminar (a private event that took place in June at a resort near Vail, Colorado). Mother Jones obtained exclusive audio recordings of the event, and have now turned over the rock so we can see the creepy-crawly slime that lurks beneath:
Charles spoke again the next evening, following a keynote speech by Fox News host and retired New Jersey Superior Court Judge Andrew P. Napolitano. The judge didn’t stray far from his usual libertarian fare; he was met with hardy approval when he declared that the Second Amendment was created to ensure “the right to shoot at the government if it is taken over by tyrants.”
“Tyrants” like, say, the one Charles Koch compared Obama to? What right-wing violence and calls for assassination? 9_9 And let’s not forget Judge Andrew Napolitano’s reputation as a 9/11 Truther.
So nice to know this democracy-destroying, climate-change-denying, anti-Muslim, pro-pollution, rich-stomp-on-the-rest-of-us class warfare is being bankrolled by 32 of thesemillion-dollar donors.
Name them, shame them, and lift the veil of secrecy that lets them get away with this un-American garbage.