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Does the Left hate David and Charles Koch because they resemble Hank Rearden of Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" fame--successful, wealthy capitalists who are unremorseful of the good they do for society?

Conservative in California 2011/03/03 06:40:48
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  • lv4921391 2011/03/03 11:21:51
    Yes
    lv4921391
    +5
    they hire people, produce things...bad examples for liberals, progressives, libtards, Democrats that want government to be the producer & provider of all things

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  • Beccy 2011/03/07 01:23:05
    No
    Beccy
    Because they used their money against other Americans. They are in the same league as SOros.
  • Lily Blooms Eternal 2011/03/06 05:18:40
    Yes
    Lily Blooms Eternal
    +1
    Almost certainly. They hate people for having the gumption to get off their asses and contribute, that they themselves do not have.
  • Andrew 2011/03/04 22:11:14
    Yes
    Andrew
    +2
    Yes, they don't like humble people.
  • Harry 2011/03/04 15:39:32
    Yes
    Harry
    +2
    The left hates them foremost because they're rich and they aren't liberal. That Offense Number One. The anti-Koch attacks are similar to the orchestrated attacks on David Mellon Scaife we heard a few years ago. Secondly, they hate them because they're using their money to fight off the unions, the left's money pot, and because they are apparently effective at doing so.

    George Soros can spread his multiples of billions with nary a whimper, of course, but for a conservative billionaire to contribute his money to political causes the left opposes is somehow off limits. It's just more liberal hypocrisy.
  • Conserv... Harry 2011/03/04 21:29:39
    Conservative in California
    +3
    The Rules According to the Statists:

    Rich + Statist = Good

    Rich + Conservative = Evil

    Black, Latino, Woman, or Gay = Good

    Black, Latino, Woman, or Gay + Conservative = Uncle Tom, Traitor to your race, Bitch, and Sell Out
  • Rore73 2011/03/04 03:05:38
    Yes
    Rore73
    +2
    Yes, the left hates them because they are examples of what a couple of guys with good business sense can accomplish - The left can't have any of that if all the people must bow down to the government!
  • Patriot Unit 2011/03/03 23:14:21
    Yes
    Patriot Unit
    +3
    "they hire people, produce things...bad examples for liberals, progressives, libtards, Democrats that want government to be the producer & provider of all things"

    I am sorry I just had to copy this. Anything Pro Capitalist, or Pro Jobs is TABOO to the Leftist Socialist Engineers. And their Progressive outlook on life.

    You all know what that is right. Progressives by nature do nothing but Rationalize everything. So that it fits their Ideology.
  • CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY 2011/03/03 17:26:49
    No
    CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY
    +2
    No, liberals aren't that smart and could never draw any connection. Well, maybe a few at the top of the movement take a little bit of fact, add a large dose of innuendo and fantasy. After broadcast to the rest of the liberal sheeple, the sheeple take up the cause and don't question the source or the facts. Like "Fox Lies". Every last one of them really have no idea what they are screaming about and that is what is particularly illustrative of this sordid group of protesters.

    Liberalism is a mental disorder.
  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2011/03/03 14:21:00
    Yes
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    +3
    The lefties are completely delusional. Some are crying about not having jobs in one breath, then demand that the "evil big business" (that provides the jobs) be destroyed. Is it a mental illness or what?
  • Conserv... Torchma... 2011/03/03 16:02:28
    Conservative in California
    +3
    Yep. The Left cannot have both jobs and business and the wealthy be destroyed. The latter is the only creator of the former.
  • BrianD3 2011/03/03 12:36:23
    No
    BrianD3
    +3
    I voted NO because the left are too stupid to have read Atlas Shrugged and wouldnt have a clue as to the parralels.

    as a matter of fact I am willing to bet there are NO liberals who have ever read Atlas Shrugged because it is such a well thought out and compelling commentary that anyone who read it would forever disavow any liberal thoughts.
  • Conserv... BrianD3 2011/03/03 16:03:49
    Conservative in California
    +3
    Yeah, I bet maybe 1 in 1000 Statists have ever read Atlas Shrugged. Doesn't stop them from demonizing the book, because other people told them like sheep what and how to think.
  • lv4921391 2011/03/03 11:21:51
    Yes
    lv4921391
    +5
    they hire people, produce things...bad examples for liberals, progressives, libtards, Democrats that want government to be the producer & provider of all things
  • Ishmael 2011/03/03 10:31:42 (edited)
    No
    Ishmael
    +1
    I can't speak for other Liberals, but here's MY reasons for hating the Koch Bros. in Randian terms.

    UNLIKE Hank Rearden or Howard Roark, their core businesses use numerous government tax breaks and incentives like the Oil Depletion Allowance to help generate their profits while they systematically underreported their oil extraction figures defrauding the government and Indian Tribes from monies entitled to them under contracts their company signed. How does that reflect on the "Trader" that Rand Lionized?

    Additionally, their money is used to finance the party responsible for BOTH the Neo-conservative policies of endless war and police state erection as well as the Social Conservative Agenda of Religious Intolerance.

    In "Atlas Shrugged" Rand spoke of "The Looter Society" and in "For The New Intellectual" she expanded and defined that "Looter Society" to include the "Mystics of Faith", who wished to subvert the Rational Man because of Divine Writ and the "Mystics of Muscle", who sought to subvert the Rational Man through Force and Oppression.

    I submit to you that the Modern Republican Party is an Alliance OF those Mystics of Faith AND Muscle through the joining of the NeoCons WITH the Social Conservatives. So, to MY mind, the Koch Bros. help FINANCE the very Looter Socie...

    I can't speak for other Liberals, but here's MY reasons for hating the Koch Bros. in Randian terms.

    UNLIKE Hank Rearden or Howard Roark, their core businesses use numerous government tax breaks and incentives like the Oil Depletion Allowance to help generate their profits while they systematically underreported their oil extraction figures defrauding the government and Indian Tribes from monies entitled to them under contracts their company signed. How does that reflect on the "Trader" that Rand Lionized?

    Additionally, their money is used to finance the party responsible for BOTH the Neo-conservative policies of endless war and police state erection as well as the Social Conservative Agenda of Religious Intolerance.

    In "Atlas Shrugged" Rand spoke of "The Looter Society" and in "For The New Intellectual" she expanded and defined that "Looter Society" to include the "Mystics of Faith", who wished to subvert the Rational Man because of Divine Writ and the "Mystics of Muscle", who sought to subvert the Rational Man through Force and Oppression.

    I submit to you that the Modern Republican Party is an Alliance OF those Mystics of Faith AND Muscle through the joining of the NeoCons WITH the Social Conservatives. So, to MY mind, the Koch Bros. help FINANCE the very Looter Society they AND you Rail against. Personally, I think Bob, The Angry Flower had the BEST take on it:

    bros finance looter society rail personally bob angry flower
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  • Torchma... Ishmael 2011/03/03 14:16:15
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    +5
    Just get one thing straight. The only religious intolerance is coming from the leftwing Hitler types who continuously attack our civilized beliefs.

    "National Socialism and religion cannot exist together.... The heaviest blow that ever struck humanity was the coming of Christianity. Bolshevism is Christianity's illegitimate child. Both are inventions of the Jew. The deliberate lie in the matter of religion was introduced into the world by Christianity.... Let it not be said that Christianity brought man the life of the soul, for that evolution was in the natural order of things." (p 6 & 7)--Adolf Hitler

    Leftwing intolerance results in the child sacrifice of thousands of unborn children each year.

    Leftwing intolerance formed the KKK and murdered white and black Repulicans for over a hundred years.

    Read an unrevised history book. Christianity is the reason this country was founded and exists as a free nation, free to worship or not. Columbus was a Christian, the first settlers were Christians (read the Mayflower Compact, the founders were almost all Christians and their writings prove that.

    Among the most inestimable of our blessings, also, is that... of liberty to worship our Creator in the way we think most agreeable to His will; a liberty deemed in other countries incompatible with good government and yet proved by our experience to be its best support." --Thomas Jefferson: Reply to John Thomas et al., 1807. ME 16:291
  • lrb 2011/03/03 07:07:48
    Yes
    lrb
    +4
    The left hate the Koch brothers because they don't conform to the liberal narrative. It's only ok for rich business men to contribute to political causes if those causes are liberal and progressive in nature. Add the fact that the Koch's are anti Big Government and they are the progressive equivalent of the AntiChrist.
  • Conserv... lrb 2011/03/03 07:15:14
    Conservative in California
    +4
    America needs more of these Koch fellas, and people who strive to be as productive as them.
  • lrb Conserv... 2011/03/03 07:20:12
    lrb
    +5
    The more I read about them the better they sound. I'm sure they have their share of imperfections, but significantly less than their detractors.
  • Conserv... lrb 2011/03/03 07:21:23
    Conservative in California
    +4
    They are makers and producers. Koch Industries provides 50,000 jobs.
  • Ishmael Conserv... 2011/03/03 10:47:21 (edited)
    Ishmael
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  • themadhare ~IJM 2011/03/03 07:07:34
    Yes
    themadhare ~IJM
    +2
    not specifically, but the ethos is hateful to them
  • Theresa 2011/03/03 06:44:48
    Yes
    Theresa
    +4
    That is a very funny comparison! I was just thinking about those same parallels.
  • Conserv... Theresa 2011/03/03 06:50:01
    Conservative in California
    +4
    What's Obama's solution to the successful in America? Punish them via regulations, taxes, demonizing them, and rewarding their competitors via crony capitalism.
  • Theresa Conserv... 2011/03/03 07:02:47
    Theresa
    +4
    That is what fascist do to countries!

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