In 1776, had the American revolutionaries tried the Barack Obama approach of "reaching out" in a spirit of "cooperation" with the Tories and the British Crown there never would have been a United States of America in the first place.
Mark Block, Herman Cain's chief of staff, has been implicated in a host of campaign financing improprieties. And as researchers pore over financial documents, they have found substantial links between Cain, Block, and the Koch Brothers.
The GOP presidential flop bemoans Occupy Wall Street as "class warfare." Didn't this guy used to be the federal prosecutor who had a weeping Wall Street trader dragged across the trading floor in handcuffs?
The Kochs and their front groups are trying to steal our democracy. They and their cronies have purchased the Republican Party to serve their agenda of destroying America's middle class, including crushing workers and their unions.
Herman Cain's new ad is all the talk today. Mark Block, fresh from the Wisconson branch of the Koch-family-funded Americans for Prosperity Tea Party astroturfer, makes smoking into an anti-government act of defiance.
Had Obama gone to Wisconsin and campaigned, or even made a few public statements endorsing the Democrats seeking to unseat six of Walker's right-wing allies, the liberal Democrats might have turned a narrow defeat into a spectacular unprecedented victory.
The tension between the two wings of the GOP rose to the surface during the recent battle over the debt ceiling, which then exploded into a war of words between former Republican Senator Alan Simpson and Grover Norquist, head of the right-wing outfit, Americans for Tax Reform.