“Unlike many crony capitalists who troll the halls of Congress looking for favors, the Kochs have consistently lobbied against special-interest politics” Rand Paul telling the biggest lie ever told about the Koch Brothers and still not getting their money.
Try as he might, Rand Paul’s glowing piece on the Koch Brothers in TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people failed in getting any of their special interest money, which as of yesterday they tell us will be going to Scott “Lazy Eye” Walker.
Rand Paul told this whopper about how they lobby against special interests when they not only fund and control some of the largest special interest groups in the world, but have recently bragged they will spend $800 million dollars this year to fund their special interests through Republican presidential candidates.
Adding insult to delusion Rand Paul follows the biggest lie I ever heard with another lie almost as breathtaking, that the Cato Institute and the Mercatus Center are about ideas and not politics.
My God man, both are primarily funded by the Koch Brothers and the very basis of Libertarian, free market, deregulation politics.
This pathological liar who can’t even do an interview without a meltdown wants to be president? If it were not for Ben Carson it would be Rand Paul driving this cycle’s clown car. As Senator Lindsay Graham said the other day about Rand Paul, “I am not focusing on kids who smoke dope.”
Charles and David Koch are well known for their business success, their generous philanthropic efforts and for their focus on innovation in management. Some also know them for their activism in the political realm. All of these are important contributions to society. What is underappreciated is their passion for freedom and their commitment to ideas. Unlike many crony capitalists who troll the halls of Congress looking for favors, the Kochs have consistently lobbied against special-interest politics.
For decades they have funded institutes that promote ideas, not politics, such as Cato and the Mercatus Center. They have always stood for freedom, equality and opportunity. Consistent with their love of liberty, they have become prominent advocates for criminal-justice reform. The Koch brothers’ investment in freedom-loving think tanks will carry on for generations, reminding all of us that ideas and convictions ultimately trump all else.