We warned you several weeks ago that it would be fairly naive to believe that Harry Reid’s initial invocation of the Koch Brothers was some kind of isolated incident. In the days and weeks since the Senate Majority Leader’s first utterance of the billionaires’ names as a pejorative intended to savage the GOP during this election year, Harry has repeated himself again and again, from his piteous crack about Republicans being “addicted to Koch” right on up through his description of the Paul Ryan budget as a “Kochtopia.” Soon, Bernie Sanders and Dick Durbin jumped on the Koch wagon, and they started spouting the names on MSNBC and Sunday morning news programs too, as if they had been recently stricken with Koch Tourette’s Syndrome.
This week, Reid suggested on the Senate floor that Republicans should wear Koch Industries insignia on their clothing, à la the corporate emblems on NASCAR vehicles.
So it is amongst that backdrop that I am going to applaud Chuck Schumer for actually being honest, as he admits in the above video that Democrats are counting on an anti-Koch strategy to help them reign victorious in the 2014 midterm elections. Will it work? I have no earthly idea, but when Chuckie reveals that his party’s goal is for 90% of Americans to know who the Koch brothers are, I tend to trust him. Still, rather than lament it, let’s just allow Schumer and his pals to talk about Koch and see if voters actually give a crap.
Don’t you just love hearing Democrats rail against Republicans for having no message, no positive vision, no solutions for America…and then, when asked what THEIR vision is, all we hear about is why Koch sucks?
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