Some of you may remember my links here sometime ago to a New Yorker article by Jane Meyer showing some of the links between conservative groups and the Koch Brothers. That indicated that the "grassroots" TEA PARTY was a product of 50 paid organizers working for a year or two. No need to wonder where the mindless opposition to "Obamacare" came from. The reports below still show connections between Koch money and the TEA Party. Dig into the John Birch society and Welch, and that old stuff leads to Koch money and connections.
The Citizen's United SCOTUS decision opened the hidden floodgates for big money drowning democracy now. Some details are coming out. Bill Moyers took note of the Politico article "Behind the Curtain Exclusive: Koch Brothers...". Both are worth reading even if some duplication exists.
I have been attacked in other social forums for claiming connections between South Dakota Birchers and Koch. I am not wasting my breath on the loons of the right who can be conclusively shown they are being misled or are themselves out to lunch, and be back a day or a week later with the same discredited fraudulent humbug.
All that is not to say the the same Citizen's United decision didn't open up "dark money" for liberals and Democrats. The amounts, however, are significantly less and even so, I find that kind of secret "liberal" money almost equally threatening meaningful democracy.
*** Stay tuned and take a look at previous posts here on NHP and Alzheimer's, and on the importance of childhood self-control and political implications, and on reducing costs of pneumonia innoculations.--- Doug Wiken