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Koch Industries gets the last laugh

After all of the bashing. lies and hateful rhetoric that the Democrats have pulled over the past year against the Koch Brothers, the DSCC had the nerve to solicit them for contributions.  Yes that is correct.  You see, those evil Conservative Koch Brothers have indeed contributed to Democrats in the past.  Apparently they smartened up.  The following letter was sent to uber moron Senator Patty Murray of Washington and was published on the Koch Industries site along with her voice mail:

Letter to Senator Patty Murray, Chair Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

Senator Patty Murray, Chair
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

Dear Senator Murray:

For many months now, your colleagues in the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee leadership have engaged in a series of disparagements and ad hominem attacks about us, apparently as part of a concerted political and fundraising strategy. Just recently, Senator Reid wrote in a DSCC fundraising letter that Republicans are trying to “force through their extreme agenda faster than you can say ‘Koch Brothers.’”

So you can imagine my chagrin when I got a letter from you on June 17 asking us to make five-figure contributions to the DSCC. You followed that up with a voicemail* indicating that, if we contributed heavily enough, we would garner an invitation to join you and other Democratic leaders at a retreat in Kiawah Island this September.

I’m hoping you can help me understand the intent of your request because it’s hard not to conclude that DSCC politics have become so cynical that you actually expect people whom you routinely denounce to give DSCC money.

It is troubling that private citizens taking part in the discourse have become the targets of White House and DSCC fundraising missives, and we would certainly encourage you to rethink that approach. Ultimately, I expect voters will see through that and will weigh the issues on the merits alone. But in the meantime, if you could provide me some insight on what exactly you are asking of us and why, I would be most grateful.

Philip Ellender
President, Government & Public Affairs
Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC

*Listen to Senator Murray’s voicemail message here

This truly is amusing since Koch Industries contributed $10 million dollars plus over the past 10 years, 10% going to Democrats.  To think that they’d actually pony up more cash for a group of people who used the Kochs as whipping boys to push their union-thugfest lies for the past year shows just how ignorant the DSCC truly is and why no one should ever give them any money.  This is what we call karma and the Kochs having the last laugh. I’d bet money there won’t be anymore contributions to the Democrat Party from Koch Industries in the near future or ever if they keep the past year fresh in their memories.  Kudos for publishing the letter and embarrassing the hell out of a Party that is embarrassing the hell out of this country to the entire world.