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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:26 AM
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Billionaire Koch brothers fund Solyndra ad against Obama
Source: The Guardian

Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent
Thursday November 3 2011 03.08 GMT

The conservative oil billionaires Charles and David Koch are spending millions on television ads meant to turn the failure of the Solyndra solar energy company into an election liability for Barack Obama.

The group Americans for Prosperity, which is funded by the Koches, said on Wednesday it was spending $2.4m on television ads accusing Obama of putting billions of taxpayer dollars at risk to help political donors.

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The same group helped organise the Tea Party protests against Obama in 2009. It has said the ads will run for two weeks on stations in Florida, Michigan, Virginia, and New Mexico. All are battleground states in the 2012 presidential election.

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In the last few years the brothers have spent more than $50m to advance their political agenda, supporting foundations such as Americans for Prosperity, which opposes pollution controls and has worked to discredit the science on climate change.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/03/koch-brothe...



Great to see more exposure of the Koch's involvement in AFP, the "Tea Party" etc.
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:29 AM
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1. I saw this ad on YouTube, playing before a video. nt
PB
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:47 AM
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2. Against Obama? . Taxpayer money and the environment don't matter?
And is this really against Obama, or would any Democratic President get the same treatment from the Krap brothers?

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Lars77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:49 AM
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3. Media needs to stop referring to these guys as conservatives. They are anarcho-liberalists.
Edited on Thu Nov-03-11 12:49 AM by Lars77
In the US political vocabulary maybe Anarcho-Libertarian is more accurate.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:50 AM
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4. Using the word "Liberalist" will be clearer?
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Firebrand Gary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 01:13 AM
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5. When there is no scandal, leave it to the corrupt to create one.
Fuck those guys and their empire of evil.
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red dog 1 Donating Member (307 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 01:55 AM
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6. Occupy Koch Industries Headquarters in Wichita?
Also, Occupy Americans For Prosperity Headquarters at 2111 Wilson Blvd. suite # 350
Arlington, Va.???
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