Institute for Humane Studies is Charles Koch’s pet and first “foundation.” You know, like Americans for Prosperity and Freedomworks, both of which came from their original Koch parent “Citizens for a Sound Economy.” Eric O’Keefe — currently heading the Sam Adams Alliance, and formerly President of Americans for Limited Government — sits on its board of directors. The Competitive Enterprise Institute comes of the same ideological parentage. Here was their “journalism fellowship” awardee (cash) for 1995-1996: Michelle Malkin. CEI gives out a big award every year. In 2006 the winner was John Stossel (formerly of ABC now of Fox) and in 2001, it was Stephen Moore, then of the Cato Institute (Koch controlled) and founder of the “Club for Growth.” Now a Wall Street Journal editorial board member.
There's a shocker. And we see what the Kochs are buying here:
Notice any pattern here? How about “Bin Laden was CLINTON’s FAULT!” followed by “We’re WINNING the war on terror!”
Now somehow Obama’s GETTING bin Laden is a bad thing, an accidental thing, a questionable thing.
Ham-handed swiftboating from an author of questionable objectivity with a long Koch employment and an ideological axe to grind.
And, of course, the professional character assassins at the Daily Caller (funded by Foster Friess) cite the pre-publication copy they’ve mysteriously acquired as a “BOMBSHELL REVELATION!”
Election coming up. Obama’s signature achievement in the “War on Terror” must be disparaged and destroyed. Book comes up with perfect timing from a “New York Times best-selling author.” You know, like Paris Hilton or Snooki or the Kardassian sisters.
Doesn't matter if it's true or sourceable or corroborated. But a couple months of "Was Barack Obama really responsible for making the call to get Osama bin Laden? A new book claims..." on all the "news" channels followed by GOP pit bulls growling "How dare he take credit!" and watch the swing voters fall away.
We're knee deep in Koch-a-poo and it's rising higher by the day. Pretty soon it'll be "Remember when Dubya killed bin Laden after that Obama guy lost the Twin Towers?"
Laugh. The people who'll believe that? Their votes count just as much as yours do. The Kochs know that. They're counting on it, in fact.
Have you registered anyone to vote this year? Time's running out. We need you out there to help fight this, and the only way we win is by voting.
While we still can, of course.