Dana Point, California
Question for our resident liberal, ex-liberals, or any others reading this that want to take a crack cocaine at it:
Why all this hate for the Koch brothers from the left, so much so that their very surname is a swear word?
Here are the highlights of Koch political activism:
* “Criminal justice reform”
* United Negro College Fund
* Gay marriage and LGBTQetc
* Open borders and immigration surge
One huge consequence of Koch activism and donorism is to libertarianize the right, which on the margins hurts Republican political candidates, and by deduction, helps Democrats.
It seems to me the left should love the Koch brothers as much as they love George Soros.
The answer revolves around the fact that unlike Soros, Koch money and activism is actively combative and hostile toward organized labor, especially public employee unions, and public employee union member dues is a lot of the blue team’s life blood. This is why, as you can read in this article, AFSCME wants to be on the other side of the universe from the Koch brothers, even if it’s over UNCF contributions.
The anti-Koch left might think, and to an extent, it might actually be true, that the Koch bros’ social issue leftism is a look squirrel to try to keep the left from paying attention to their anti-AFSCME and anti-PEU efforts. I happen to think that social issue leftism overall is nothing more than look squirrel to keep income inequality focused liberal grassroots activists from noticing that the Democrat Party establishment has been a boon to the top 0.0000001%, the main difference between that and look squirrel social issue conservatism, Democrats damn well deliver for social issue leftism even if it is a diversion, most establishment Republicans also deliver for social issue liberalism in spite of their vote grifting.