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Muted political tone at largest Koch donor network meeting
Associated Press ^ | January 26, 2019 | Sally Ho

Posted on 01/27/2019 8:06:21 AM PST by Olog-hai

A record-breaking number of wealthy donors have gathered at conservative billionaire industrialist Charles Koch’s private weekend retreat, where leaders of the powerful political network have taken a decidedly different, more politically muted tone than in years past. […]

On Saturday night, Charles Koch told the donors that attitudes against perceived adversaries and people with different beliefs were tearing the country apart but that his network was working to “unite with anybody to do right.”

“This network has taken its effectiveness to a whole new level,” Koch said. […]

Prominent Koch donor Doug Deason of Texas said the reported infighting between Koch and Trump was “old news” and that conservatives have united, especially after Democrats took control of the House.

“I just don’t think there was a huge amount of animosity. It was blown out of proportion,” Deason said. …

(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.com ...


TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Local News
KEYWORDS: deason; koch; kochbrothers; rinos
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1 posted on 01/27/2019 8:06:21 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

The Koch Brothers are common, ordinary open-border crony-fascists.

Who knew?


2 posted on 01/27/2019 8:08:08 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Democracy dies when Democrats decide only elections they win are valid.)
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To: Olog-hai

I thought I just read someplace that evil koch boys would NOT be supporting PDJT for the 2020 bid. Uh, did they support him last time around?


3 posted on 01/27/2019 8:08:54 AM PST by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They are every bit as evil as Soros.


4 posted on 01/27/2019 8:10:07 AM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

And that’s what the AP calls “conservative”.

Further down in this screed, they give the Koch Bros. almost total credit for the tax overhaul bill that Trump signed.

Funny how Deason went after Trump for the temporary end of the partial shutdown, but now goes to the Koch jaunt and claims that “conservatives” (scare quotes) are united after the Dems taking the house (when they should have been there before that).


5 posted on 01/27/2019 8:11:00 AM PST by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: rktman

The Koch Bros. did not support Trump in 2016, or since.

They have, however, been strong supporters in the past of VP Pence.


6 posted on 01/27/2019 8:13:40 AM PST by jjotto (Next week, BOOM!, for sure!)
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To: jjotto

Can you post a reference?


7 posted on 01/27/2019 8:16:12 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: dfwgator
They are every bit as evil as Soros.

At least $oreA$$ is honest about his hatred of a strong America.

These rectums want to destroy our middle class by bringing in foreign workers to work for low wages.

8 posted on 01/27/2019 8:17:28 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Liberals//GOPe's 2019 Strategy, mantra, plan = 'No Borders, No Walls, No USA at All!'!)
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To: Olog-hai
Who you callin' AP?

Sally Ho, "immigrant nobody" according to her Twitter bio, is the AP here.

Just the kinda person the Koch's think so much of...unlike Americans.

That's who you're reading. Maybe Hong Kong girl, maybe Beijing Commie. We aren't told...

9 posted on 01/27/2019 8:17:45 AM PST by Regulator
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To: rktman

Didn’t support him then. Absolutely hated him, IIRC.


10 posted on 01/27/2019 8:18:15 AM PST by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: Olog-hai

This is your board of Directors of the Cheap Labor Express.


11 posted on 01/27/2019 8:19:41 AM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Mr. Lucky

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/355600-bannon-kochs-would-own-pence-if-he-became-president

From 2014:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mike-pence-lays-out-a-vision-for-presidential-campaign-but-will-he-be-a-candidate/2014/12/11/0988c650-7cbd-11e4-84d4-7c896b90abdc_story.html?noredirect=on

...Pence also has powerful boosters encouraging him to seek the presidency, including the billionaire industrialist brothers Charles and David Koch and media mogul Steve Forbes...


12 posted on 01/27/2019 8:25:44 AM PST by jjotto (Next week, BOOM!, for sure!)
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To: jjotto

Their support of Pence is also mentioned lower down in Ms. Ho’s article.


13 posted on 01/27/2019 8:38:22 AM PST by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: Olog-hai

[Further down in this screed, they give the Koch Bros. almost total credit for the tax overhaul bill that Trump signed.]


I completely agree. That was a tax cut any GOP president would have gotten through, given the majorities in both chambers. Given the tax cut’s importance to the globalist/big donor wing of the party and the recipients of that wing’s largesse, it was the perfect opportunity for Trump to ram a wall down their open borders throats. But he failed to seize the moment, which is why we are now looking at shutdown theatrics that will not get us a wall.


14 posted on 01/27/2019 8:42:00 AM PST by Zhang Fei (My dad had a Delta 88. That was a car. It was like driving your living room.)
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To: Olog-hai

So, friends to dems? LOL! Remember how evil they were a few years ago?


15 posted on 01/27/2019 8:44:56 AM PST by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: Olog-hai
The Kochs are not conservative they are corporatists. I never saw the difference until the gang of 8 several years ago. I am now against the entire corporatist agenda as long as they are open borders. I am against anything corporate including tax cuts for corporatists and their companies as long as the corporate media is an enemy to the rest of us. Since persons over 100k were the only economic class among Caucasians to vote for Hillary then I am against all tax cuts for same. They show no interest in any conservative reform unless it benefits them directly. It seems that after they get theirs they are perfectly willing to allow the Democrats to take over the country via open borders in return for cheap labor. Screw them!
16 posted on 01/27/2019 8:46:41 AM PST by amnestynone (We are asked by people who do not tolerate us to tolerate the intolerable in the name of tolerance.)
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To: jjotto

Koches support Pence because in the final analysis imo he is a wimp and a globalist. I cringed when Trump picked him.

Freepers please correct me. Or support my opinion.

.


17 posted on 01/27/2019 9:17:05 AM PST by amihow
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Trump would not have won the election without the unwavering support of Pence, especially after the Access Hollywood tapes came out. The choice of Pence as VP allowed many who were wary of Trump, especially his easily-attacked playboy lifestyle, to believe that he was now a morally upright man whom they could vote for.

There were many such aspects to the campaign without which we would now have Hillary as President.

18 posted on 01/27/2019 9:24:36 AM PST by Freee-dame (Best election ever! 2016)
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To: amihow

Those who want lower taxes and less regulation can be allies, even if they disagree on other issues. Pretty obvious support for lower taxes and fewer regulations doesn’t say anything about open borders.

This is also seen in those who support a strong US military. Some support it because it is the international police force for the New World Order, some support it just because they make money from it, and some support it in order to preserve American sovereignty. Just the fact of support for the US military says nothing about the motivation for doing so.


19 posted on 01/27/2019 9:29:09 AM PST by jjotto (Next week, BOOM!, for sure!)
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Pence also has powerful boosters encouraging him to seek the presidency

Pence will make for a glorious loser in the mold of Romney, McCain and Dole.

20 posted on 01/27/2019 10:05:04 AM PST by JonPreston
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