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Soros is no Koch brother


Soros is no Koch brother, close up

Those on the right love to compare the Kochtopus to George Soros. Yes, both the Koch brothers (scroll) and George Soros are wealthy individuals who donate to the party and candidates of their choice. They're allowed to by law, even more so under the most recent (and terrible) Supreme Court decision.  But that's where the comparison should end.

Which brings us to today's Los Angeles Times letter to the editor about the difference between these "big spenders":

Re "Big spenders," Letters, April 8

One letter writer asserts that exposing the Koch brothers' financial involvement in various conservative causes is mudslinging. He claims their political spending is no different than that of major Democratic donors such as George Soros and unions.

What the writer fails to acknowledge is that the Kochs fund a web of foundations and organizations created by and for themselves to promote their own views. Their political groups are given populist-sounding names — such as Americans for Prosperity — that distract from their real purpose, which is to protect the Kochs' extraordinary personal fortune.

And, but for their wealth, many of these organizations would either cease to exist or lack real political clout.

In comparison, when Soros and unions make political donations, they do not take extraordinary lengths to hide their involvement. We know to whom they gave and how much. The same cannot be said for the Kochs.

That is the difference.

Robert J. Switzer

West Hollywood


What I will not write about today



Sometimes I get so frustrated and/or disheartened and/or annoyed by some of the news stories of the day that I can’t bring myself to write about them. Here are a few recent reports that made my blood pressure hit the roof. I am avoiding delving into them at length out of concern for my physical and mental health.

And just to get you really riled up:

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See what I mean? So who’s up for a couple of Margs or a trough of wine?

drunk wine


VIDEO: Why Newt Gingrich never made that "congratulations" call to Mitt Romney


Newton Leroy is "very comfortable," not angry. Got that? 

Oh, and apparently Willard is the new Soros darling. Poor President Obama, he's been replaced!

Using that logic, the Koch brothers should start throwing their billions at the president's campaign, thus putting the "united" in Citizens United.

Via Mark Halperin, h/t: Taegan


Video- Newt Gingrich To GMA: George Soros Said ‘He’s Perfectly Happy With Either Obama Or Romney’


I've heard this line about Soros a couple times today, anyone know what the actual quote is? Via Mediaite.