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Old 08-23-2019, 08:07 AM
 
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He was a man who believed in something which is more than I can say for the majority of partisan Americans who only care about maximizing political power and social 'victories'.
Yeah, the Kochs were definitely not about maximizing political power, lol.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:12 AM
 
Location: New York
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He was a globalist scum. He never “conserved” anything except his own wealth. He took the worst parts of the corporate right and open borders left and melded them together in a perverted anti-American policy.

He was a white Soros nothing more.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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"I never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure.”

-Mark Twain
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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Yeah, the Kochs were definitely not about maximizing political power, lol.
For an endgame.

They knew what they wanted for society; open borders, free trade, and globalized labor policies.

I may not like that goal but at least they believed in it. They would never support someone who was detrimental to that vision.

Most Americans don't believe in anything, they only care about themselves and their family in the narrowest terms. How do we enrich our lives they think.

But when it comes to society they don't think, because they don't care. Joe Biden or Elizabeth Warren, it doesn't matter, as long as our party wins.

They don't care what republicans or democrats believe, they just want their side to win because its a team sport. Win a few social victories in the media or a tax cut, anything that gives the elliptical sense of winning.

But when it comes to what type of world you live in, what are the values that drive society, they shell up and mumble about personal responsibility.

Because they don't care. They don't truly believe in anything, they see the world as nothing more than a platform for themselves and their loved ones to live and work, they don't believe in anything bigger. They don't believe in a country, in a society, in shared values, or aesthetic development.

The Koch brothers at least believe in something, something they are willing to stand up for. Even if that thing is wrong.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Houston
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A sad day.

Sadly they have failed the Republican Party has steered a course away from free trade, free markets and free men.

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Old 08-23-2019, 08:24 AM
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Location: On the Border
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Always get those guys mixed up. Was he the good witch or the bad witch?

The Kochs are almost single handedly responsible for stacking state houses in favor of the right. Their national agenda was quickly corrupted by McConnell and Ryan, but on the state level they were incredibly successful in getting pro-industry deregulation.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Tip of the Sphere. Just the tip.
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I hope it was painful
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:34 AM
 
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I think it's funny that people, like Vegabern, think the Kochs are the only billionaires who influence politics.

David Koch dying doesn't get rid of Buffet, Gates, Murdoch et al. Doesn't get rid of corporatism, cronyism, K-Street, global banking cartels, etc.

Just one guy, and if politics has shown us anything, it is that regardless of how the pieces on the board get shuffled around, the game remains exactly the same.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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At least he wasn't a Jeffrey Epstein. He did help fund the NOVA series and was a philanthropist.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Washington State
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No he’s wasnt. These rich commie scum bags along with soros wanted to continue flooding the country with third world poor so they could be come richer and we all become the underclass
Well good point and he was totally anti Trump but I hate to speak ill of the dead....going to be hard for me not to feel happy when Soros goes down with his meeting his boss Lucifer face to face.
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