Pop Goes the Democrats' Credibility
Around the State
Unfortunate. That’s the best way to describe the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s timing of its over-the-top, hypocritical attack on the Koch brothers Thursday.
Little did I know the title of the DCCC email, “We might lose it all,” referred to the Democrats’ credibility. The same week as the Dems' fundraising appeal, which portrayed the Kochs as single-handedly trying to “destroy” all that’s good about Progressive America, the Dems messed up, tripped over all that baloney and revealed their true colors.
The party that loves to have us believe it's made of sugar and spice and apple pie and ice cream -- the party that plays by the rules and doesn’t stick a toe out of bounds -- yes, that party -- well, it strayed so far from the sidelines it isn't even on the same playing field.
A secret Democratic strategy memo from liberal George Soros-funded Blueprint North Carolina found its way into the public domain, revealing a premeditated attack plan designed to “eviscerate” Republicans in that state. Even more troubling is the much broader strategy it reveals, spilling out of North Carolina and into our own state.
Hello, pot calling kettle black.
The Dems, in their demonization of the Kochs, would have you believe the brothers somehow came to believe in free-market principles in a sort of revenge plot against America's progressives. The truth is, having been raised by a man who witnessed the failures and atrocities of communism firsthand in Stalin’s Soviet Union, the Kochs were being taught the importance of being self-made around the time most kids their age were being caught under-age drinking.
So, too, were they understanding the shortfalls of an all-too-left agenda. In a fascinating December 2012 interview with Forbes, Charles recounts his father “working him from dawn to dusk” on the family’s 160-acre estate in Wichita, Kansas, while his friends were off playing sports and socializing.
It’s no wonder the brothers have successfully built the country’s second-largest private company. A company that employs 50,000 Americans, by the way -- 30 percent of whom are union workers -- gasp! -- who haven’t mounted a significant strike for two decades.
Liberals in the media portray the Kochs as having a secret agenda, decrying the undisclosed -- but legal -- millions they donate to the conservative advocacy group Americans for Prosperity. Charles explains it simply: “We get death threats, threats to blow up our facilities, kill our people, we get Anonymous and other groups trying to crash our IT systems. So long as we’re in a society like that, where President [Obama] attacks us and we get threats from people in Congress, and this is pushed out and becomes part of the culture -- that we are evil, so we need to be destroyed, or killed -- then why force people to disclose?”
It reads almost as if it were a passage written by Ayn Rand herself.
Let me go back to that word “destroyed.” Charles may have been downplaying the liberals there, considering the words actually written in the Dems’ playbook were “eviscerate” and “cripple.”
As Republican Party of Florida Chairman Lenny Curry said Friday, “This Democrat scheme outlines extremely distasteful, hyper-aggressive tactics, such as hiring private investigators to follow every move of targeted elected officials, pressuring elected leaders at every single public event, exploiting tensions between the governor and Legislature, exacerbating differences between the House and the Senate, and within Republican ranks between moderates and business-minded Republicans and their ideological base, and setting up costly, bitterly partisan, legal challenges to laws that were passed.
“In short, this document is as disgusting as it is alarming, and shows that Democrats do not want to reach across the aisle to find common-sense solutions,” the chairman continued.
Soros' Blueprint NC makes the Kochs' Americans for Prosperity look like a girls-school dodgeball team.
More disturbing is the tie the Dems' memo has to Florida. According to the RPOF:
- The document specifically references an invitation to the "Florida minority leader" to travel to North Carolina to brief liberal activists on successes in Florida
- Seeks to mimic media attacks launched by "Pink Slip Rick" Scott.
- Part of the document is a polling memo commissioned by Project New America, whose senior staff includes former Florida state Rep. Loranne Ausley, a Democrat who most recently lost the CFO’s race to Republican Jeff Atwater.
- America Votes claimed responsibility for authoring the Blueprint strategy document. Ausley's political committee, Project New Florida, collected $75,000 from America Votes.
- Project New Florida's treasurer is also the treasurer at Florida Watch Action, the group behind the “Pink Slip Rick” campaign.
The Democrats, whose new favorite words are "eviscerate," "mitigate," "litigate," "cogitate" and "agitate," revealed their dishonesty and dirty tricks last week. By their ringing hypocrisy, they made martyrs, maybe even heroes of the Koch brothers. Think about it. How can anybody ever again believe this black Democrat pot when it calls the kettle names?
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