Billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch look like they're easy graders. Their Tea Party group released its rankings this week of senators and congressman who tow the Koch line most, and it gave a total of 44 A+s for the 112th Congress.
Forget that Americans for Prosperity is backed by billionaires continuing to mold domestic policy. Forget that the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling removed all legal obstacles to pursuing that end. And forget about ideology. The real problem is that they lie.
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.