Charles Koch, Staunch Republican: Likes Clinton, Likes GOP More

Submitted by: Draculya 1 year ago in News & Politics
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Not sure how to frame this interview.

We all kinda know who Charles Koch and the Koch brothers are -- they're the billionaire industrialists who are famously known to fund Republican agendas and campaigns.

Well, in an interview this morning, he tells ABC’s “This Week” program that while he's not a Trump fan, and he thinks Hillary Clinton would probably make a better president, and he voiced his displeasure the current crop of Republican presidential hopefully including the aforementioned Trump, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Governor John Kasich.

That said, he will not be using any of his billions to support any campaign one way or another. Make that of it what you will.

(research/writing by fancylad)

There are 7 comments:
Male 280
Honest question to @MelCervini and @MrSnowMeiser so Bernie is also the same? In the same bucket, same snake? I really thought he wasn't and whenever some one in the future said : "it doesn't matter for who you vote they are all the same" I could point out that if they had gotten off their assses and voted for Bernie there might be a chance. So is Bernia also the same?
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Male 408
Bernie is clearly at least somewhat different. However, that doesn't invalidate my statement, as he was an independent back when he was in the Senate. As far as I know, he's never been in the Democrat camp. Let's face it: both Bernie and Trump are only running in those parties because you have to, in a practical sense. If you take a career entrenched Democrat like Clinton(s), you get...well...exactly what you should expect. But you're also right, I didn't vote in the primary, so I'm part of the problem. Thank god my state (Michigan) still pulled off the upset, though.
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Male 3,700
I just want to clarify a statement. Bernie is still an Independent. He is just running in the Dem camp for a better shot at being elected.
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Male 6,562
agreed, its almost like this is the last chance for a sensible government. if sanders gets booted, then from here on in you might as well expect all elections going forward will be won on best circus-act (and fattest wallet), rather than honesty and integrity.
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Male 408
Monk, I definitely wouldn't say this is the last chance. History shows that when populist 'uprisings' happen like this, the elites do concede ground due to the sheer weight of the common masses. Take Social Security/Medicaid (i'm sure there are more). Both programs passed during periods of concern over socialist movements not just in the US, but around the world. The bottom line is the elites will concede as little ground as they have to in order to stay as powerful as they are. When popular movements threaten that power, they open the safety valve a little in order to ease the pressure just enough for them to keep the machine working.
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Female 4,644
repubs and demos are 2 heads on the same snake... fuck 'em both.
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Male 408
Yup. Two companies open for sale to the highest bidder
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