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You didn't think that just because millions of Americans now have the security of knowing they can safeguard their health the far right would give up, did you? The deep pockets of the Koch brothers have opened up for another round of attack ads against Senate Democrats who supported the law.
Americans for Prosperity, which spent $16 million on television ads in the fall, will unleash another round of commercials that hammer the trio of lawmakers for supporting Obamacare.

The ads zero in on Sens. Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, according to a statement released Thursday.

AFP said the commercials will run in major media markets for the next three weeks, and a spokesman said the ads will cost more than $2.5 million.

The ads focus on the hyped-up "you can keep your health insurance" debacle. Republicans have been hammering that admittedly unfortunate overstatement of the law from President Obama, with the help of the likes of PolitiFact. But they've also been telling a massive whopper of their own, a new analysis from House Democrats. While Republicans have been screaming that 5 million people have lost their policies, the reality is the number is closer to 10,000. That's still too many people, but nothing compared the millions left out entirely because Republican governors and legislatures are refusing to expand Medicaid.

There are also almost 26,000 people in the three states where these ads are running who have insurance today that they didn't have just two days ago. That's the new reality that the Kochs and their minions in office are going to have to contend with. Running against Obamacare is going to be much trickier starting right now.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 09:22 AM PST.

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  •  Tip Jar (41+ / 0-)

    "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. [...] There would be no place to hide."--Frank Church

    by Joan McCarter on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 09:22:20 AM PST

  •  Someone has to man the barricades (7+ / 0-)

    so that progress can wash over them, right?

    It is better to be making the news than taking it; to be an actor rather than a critic. - WSC

    by Solarian on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 09:26:24 AM PST

  •  The American Liberty League did the same thing... (16+ / 0-)

    when The New Deal passed. Virtually every group opposing the ACA today has ties to this First Depression era group.

    I write a series called 'My Life as an Aspie', documenting my experiences before and after my A.S. diagnosis as a way to help fellow Aspies and parents of Aspies and spread awareness. If I help just one person by doing this, then I've served a purpose.

    by Homer177 on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 09:29:35 AM PST

  •  Well (17+ / 0-)

    I like my health insurance and I was able to keep it.

    This is the Republican Party: completely devoid of ideas, just attacking the ideas of Democrats.  Seriously, they don't actually have a plan to replace the ACA.  Just "ACA BAD."

    29, white male, TX-07 (current), TN-09 (born), TN-08 (where parents live now)

    by TDDVandy on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 09:35:08 AM PST

    •  Hey, me too. (10+ / 0-)

      January 1 came and went and nothing bad happened to me.

      I don't think the Koch Bros. spending is going to change my mind.

      If Hobby Lobby is against contraception, why does it buy its inventory from China, the country that limits the number of children by law?

      by Inland on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 09:38:03 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  Something bad is bound to happen. (1+ / 0-)
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        Look at all the bad things that have happened because gays have been allowed to marry.

        Jesus loves Republicans, and shares their hatred of homosexuals and Hilliary Clinton.

        by shoeless on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 10:42:50 AM PST

        [ Parent ]

      •  People believe this shit anyway (0+ / 0-)

        On Facebook I see them repeating these talking points. And every time I post my experience (getting a $400/mo discount and better insurance) and express amazement that their experience was so different, they say, "Well I HEARD that this was happening. I haven't actually experienced it".

        In other words, the people who have no experience with ACA keep repeating this BS.

    •  does anybody know (3+ / 0-)
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      Stude Dude, shoeless, cocinero

      anything about the woman in the ads, who lives in North Carolina named Sheila something?  Poor baby is a "small business owner" whose premiums have "skyrocketed" and she testified before the House on the horror of it all and it's "driving her to drink."  I guess the mention of liquor in fundie country is supposed to resonate.  I smell a story here that's not what she's presenting.

      Who cares? Who really cares?

      by sow hat on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 10:18:09 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

    •  Specifically (4+ / 0-)
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      Karen from Maui, cocinero, Matt Z, basket
      ACA bad for Republicans
      as Bill Kristol told them in his strategy memo for killing HillaryCare in 1993. The ACA is a trainwreck? Yes, for Republicans. The ACA is Socialism? You ain't seen nothing yet. Vermont is on track to implement single payer next year. The ACA is Obama's Waterloo? Waterloo was Wellington's Waterloo, too, you know. Napoleon should have taken his own advice, and Republicans should also.
      Never interrupt the enemy when he is making a grave error.
      Everything else Republicans say is a Dog Whistle for that.

      Are you a racist? The ACA helps Blacks and other minorities, and will get them and their allies to vote even more firmly Democratic.

      Are you a bigot? The ACA is notably good on helping those with AIDS as a pre-existing condition, who need expensive medication probably for the rest of their lives. While AIDS was never an exclusively LGBT issue, our brethren and their allies (apart from the Log Cabin Republicans) who heard the words, "Die, sinners!" do not forget.

      Are you a misogynist? The ACA is particularly helpful to women by removing femaleness from the list of pre-existing conditions that insurance companies can charge more for. Ask me about the gender gaps that Republicans are creating for themselves. "Rape babies are God's will," anyone?

      Are you a Pro-Lifer? Freak out. Really freak out. Mandatory coverage of birth control is a BFD (literally) that will radically reduce abortion rates and further show you up as the hypocrites you are. See misogyny.

      Are you a nativist? The ACA is one of the most important programs for legal immigrants short of actual immigration reform, which would put millions more immigrants on a path to getting ACA benefits.

      Are you an RKBAer? Do you realize that the ACA mandates a new approach to public health that will eventually result in gun injuries (and their treatment) and deaths being tracked as a health issue? This will get around the current bans on gun research as a health issue at NIH and CDC, even if we have to get somebody else to do it. It will increase pressure to rescind the obviously unconstitutional prohibitions in some states on doctors, especially pediatricians, asking about gun risks in patient's homes.

      Are you a 1%er? The ACA will indeed be a powerful motivator for the 47% to vote against your tax cuts, loopholes, and deregulation demands.

      Are you a military hawk, perhaps even a Neo-Con? War is and always has been one of the nation's biggest health issues. Given that mental health care is an essential feature of the ACA, I expect a lot of veterans to get PTSD and disability care under the exchanges and Medicaid expansion who cannot currently get it from the VA.

      Are you an old-style Heritage Foundation Republican, pre-Jim DeMint? The ACA is your program, that Democrats implemented. Why haven't you drawn the logical inference, that Obama is an Eisenhower/Rockefeller/Edmund Burke Republican, and you should join his party? Particularly since you are RINOs to the Tea Party tail currently wagging the Republican dog that you think you are whistling at past the graveyard.

      Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

      by Mokurai on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 11:19:49 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  A Simple Question: (8+ / 0-)

    What is it about health insurance for poor people that drives these evil pieces of shit over the edge?

    •  They didn't "earn" their health care (10+ / 0-)

      Like the Koch Bros did.  Poor people should suffer because they deserve it, just like the rich deserve everything they have.  Ask Donald Trump, he'll 'splain it all to you.

    •  And, what about (5+ / 0-)
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      eps62, sow hat, shoeless, TrueBlueDem, Ky DEM

      The ACA (Obamacare) will now include 30-40 million more citizens out there, who will now have medical insurance protection.  They are not all low income; a good portion are those with preexisting conditions.

      I grant you a small percentage of  babies born with congenital heart valve  problems were practically shut out of the medical insurance net.  Even though their problem was repaired, they were destined to forever be uninsurable or have to have a very expensive high-risk policy in the days before the ACA.  The fact that we, as a nation, never blinked an eye over a newborn coming into the world here in the U.S.A., and to be tainted for life.

      There is so much positive in this move forward, the naysayers will begin to look mighty foolish as time goes by.    And, I venture to say, with the inevitable fixes and adjustments, it will get better and better.  The pejorative  "Obamacare," spit out by the right wingnuts, will soon have to shrink back under their rocks, as once it is common place, once people realize what they have finally won, there is no turning back the clock.

  •  dear teagopers (14+ / 0-)

    stop making signs and statements about the Canadian system, i.e. "If America socializes medicine where will Canadians go?"

    Canada has universal single payer and we're just fine with it. Keep your tired lies and rhetoric to yourselves, thanks.

    "Please proceed, Governor"

    by portlandzoo on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 09:37:44 AM PST

    •  The funny thing is (7+ / 0-)

      that the entirety of the Tea Party anger seems to betray a belief that they have some sort of a right to affordable health care.

      But government-run health care?  That's awful.  (See, THEY have a right to affordable health care.  THOSE PEOPLE do not.)

      29, white male, TX-07 (current), TN-09 (born), TN-08 (where parents live now)

      by TDDVandy on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 09:42:39 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

    •  'zoo, dontcha know? (3+ / 0-)
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      Aquarius40, HugoDog, TrueBlueDem

      You guys are streaming over the border by the thousands to get some of our "America's #1 yahoo yippee hooray health care"!
      Surely, being Canadian, you know about this? Don't you get FoxNews in Canadia?

      Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

      by Gentle Giant on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 09:51:26 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

    •  I love Canada (3+ / 0-)
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      Stude Dude, TrueBlueDem, Eric Nelson

      I have been fortunate enough to have traveled to many of the Western Industrialized countries that have had medical coverage for their citizens in place for decades.

      Talking to locals about the comparisons of their health plans versus ours in the U.S. always brings a smile to their faces.  They do the natural grips about taxes, (don't we all), but when all is said and done, when asked if they would trade their system for ours, they laugh and say, "NEVER."

      They understand their taxes are  necessary  to ensure their peace of mind that from birth to the end of their life they never have to worry about going bankrupt over a huge medical bill.  

      They also understand that some will be taxed more than others.  It never occurs to them to "shut" out a fellow countryman because they might not be paying "their fair share."  It is for the good of all.  It is what gives most of these countries the better longevity and happiness marks than the U.S., and a lower infant mortality rate than the U.S.  

      The reason for the high marks is because their health plans encompass everybody.

    •  Isn't it strange that the only people who complain (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      TrueBlueDem, Eric Nelson

      about the Canadian socialized health care system are American right-wingers?

      Jesus loves Republicans, and shares their hatred of homosexuals and Hilliary Clinton.

      by shoeless on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 10:55:23 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  Here in Louisiana the Koch Bros. have been running (8+ / 0-)

    ads against Sen. Mary Landrieu for months now. They state "We can do better than Obamacare". I'm still waiting for their plan but I'm not holding my breath. I guess they figure people in Louisiana are too ignorant to know the Republicans aren't offering any alternative.

    "Onward through the fog!" - Oat Willie

    by rocksout on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 09:39:14 AM PST

  •  The Koch Brothers are not immortal (9+ / 0-)

    The Swift Boat guy just died and the Koch Brothers are no spring chickens.....

    I want 1 less Tiny Coffin, Why Don't You? Support The President's Gun Violence Plan.

    by JML9999 on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 09:39:24 AM PST

  •  Hey Koch-bros, Invest in America instead (6+ / 0-)

    Shame to see them waste money to overturn the ACA.
    The ACA won't be overturned now.

  •  Look at it this way - That $16,000,000 (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Gooserock, TofG, shoeless

    of economic stimulus!

    Considering that the entire endeavor appears utterly futile as far as accomplishing anything substantive.

    •  It's Very Substantive, It's about Taking Over (4+ / 0-)
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      Gentle Giant, eps62, HugoDog, shoeless

      the United States. This is a midterm, these ads are about base turnout in November just as the rw craziness in 09-10 was about turnout in their wave election victory then.

      Even if it doesn't advance them much nationally, it will advance them in many state & local elections because Democrats have no message or ability to motivate higher than average midterm turnout.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 09:50:05 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  The economic reality... (4+ / 0-)
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    Gentle Giant, eps62, golden75, shoeless

    of diminishing returns will eventually catch up with the brothers "Grim". The law will be enrolling millions upon millions by the time  the congressional and state races roll around and I believe these grim reapers are riding a dead horse. Throwing bundles of money against the wall to see what sticks is their only option because it's the only political strategy they've got and the only one they understand.

  •  "In 2014, this year alone, (9+ / 0-)

    millions of your fellow Americans have health insurance who couldn't afford it before Obamacare became law. And millions more cannot be denied care due to chronic health issues that were denied in the past.

    But the Republican Party and Americans for Prosperity want to reverse those gains. They want to strip away access to health care for millions of Americans, leaving millions of your friends and neighbors sick. Or worse. An estimated ___ will die due to desperately needed medical treatment being  denied to them if the Republicans have their way.

    Tell the GOP you're not going back to the Dark Ages of health care. Elect Kay Hagan/Mary Landrieu/Jeanne Shaheen.
    The lives of your friends and neighbors may rely on it."

    (Brought to you by supporters of the Democratic Party and anyone who is sane.)

    Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

    by Gentle Giant on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 09:48:44 AM PST

  •  Hilarity from the Koch Bros (9+ / 0-)

    It is utterly ridiculous to imagine that the Koch Bros care about the 10,000 folks who didn't get to keep their junk insurance policies.  Obviously these pathetic policy holders could not afford real health insurance so they had to go with junk policies that the Koch Bros would never buy for themselves or their families.

    I'm sure the Koch Bros are getting a big laugh out of these ads that victimize poor people and make them even more vulnerable to bankruptcy or death due to rotten health care policies. What loathsome swine these Kochs are!

  •  You can keep it - if you ask (4+ / 0-)

    [This is the complete text of the section, there is no exceptions]

     ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—Except as provided in this section,
     if a health insurance issuer offers health insurance coverage in the individual or group market, the issuer must renew or continue in force such coverage at the option of the plan sponsor or the individual, as applicable.
    Even in California

    Even if a state government forbids it - federal law trumps state law

    Can you keep its old premium? That probably will be decided in court.

  •  Ah, memories.........My first diary (4+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Egalitare, sow hat, Stude Dude, shoeless

    was written after a Susan G Komen Race for the Cure (I know; that was before I knew the problematic nature of that particular fundraising venture).
    There were people near all the subway stops handing out very official-looking literature that had scare stories about socialized health care. There were a lot of statistics purporting to show that the rate of breast cancer survival was inversely proportional to the government's involvement in health care (i.e. women in England have a poorer prognosis). There were links to Youtube videos of Canadian health care horror stories.
    I was infuriated. Here I was, pink shirt and bald head, on what was supposed to be a day of positivity and hope and these young women were trying to scare me. They have no shame.
    I looked at the fine print and discovered that the brochure was from "Americans for Prosperity". I naively thought "I better warn the people at Kos about this group". I had been previously lurking, but I signed up and diaried that day. Everyone was very kind about what was obviously a first attempt, rife with error. Of course, Daily Kos was already well aware of the Koch brothers and were on the case.

    To keep our faces turned toward change, and behave as free spirits in the presence of fate--that is strength undefeatable. (Helen Keller)

    by kareylou on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 09:56:30 AM PST

  •  I hope this blows up in their faces! (3+ / 0-)

    At some point Americans will realize, "hey, life is much better for all of us when most of us have health insurance!" That ought to be the point at which people who consider themselves conservatives stop supporting rethuglycons who tried to keep poor people from getting coverage.

    If the kochs are tripling down this long after the fact, it might be a good opportunity to slam them down with publicity, once and for all. If people could flush rush, they can drown Americans for prosperity, alec, and all the other evil organizations supported by the kochs.

    It wouldn't take too much of a boycott to make a significant dent in the koch's bottom line. If a mere 10 million Americans stopped buying just a few of the koch products they've been buying regularly over the years, it would send a clear message to the evil brothers to stop fucking with us!

  •  And really, we all know (3+ / 0-)
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    eps62, Stude Dude, HugoDog

    that if Republicans have full control of the Presidency and both houses of Congress after 2016, they will not actually repeal the ACA.

    Why?  Because they will never actually do anything that will hurt them politically and that people will blame them for.  Instead... they'll just cut taxes and NOT pay for the ACA.

    29, white male, TX-07 (current), TN-09 (born), TN-08 (where parents live now)

    by TDDVandy on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 10:16:32 AM PST

  •  Anti-ObamaCare E-mail campaign (0+ / 0-)

    I've been away from my office since 12/24.  This morning, I deleted no less than 50 e-mail messages with different titles and senders, all telling me about the "tragedy" and/or "collapse" of Obamacare.  Disgusting!

    OF COURSE the New Right is wrong - but that doesn't make WRONG the new RIGHT!

    by mstaggerlee on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 10:20:06 AM PST

  •  I believe its spelled "Bullshitta Fact" (1+ / 0-)
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    other than that- great article

  •  Amounts to nothing (4+ / 0-)

    My brother lost his policy because it wasn't compliant.  At first he freaked out, but the company replaced it with an almost identical policy that costs less, so it was no big deal.

    And I think it probably was no big deal for a lot of people.  Democrats need to look into it because it may be as much of a non-story as Benghazi.

  •  "..admittedly unfortunate overstatement..." (0+ / 0-)

    Hey, we told a lie to get re-elected.  Why don't we just admit it and move on?  Sometimes people need to be lied to for their own good, do they not?

    •  I think he was referrring to ACA plans (0+ / 0-)

      because if you like your NEW plan, you CAN keep it. It is written into the PPACA law, as I just found out today, see upthread:

       ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—Except as provided in this section,
       if a health insurance issuer offers health insurance coverage in the individual or group market, the issuer must renew or continue in force such coverage at the option of the plan sponsor or the individual, as applicable.
  •  Call AFP by its real name: (1+ / 0-)
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    Astroturfers for Plutocracy.

    Quidquid id est, timeo Republicanos et securitatem ferentes.

    by Sura 109 on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 11:00:12 AM PST

  •  Election turnout games (0+ / 0-)

    They know they won't repeal Obamacare, at least as long as Obama is president, but they're trying to turn voters against it in order to unseat Hagan/Shaheen/Landrieu.

  •  Do teabaggers eat in restaurants? (2+ / 0-)
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    Eric Nelson, sotiredofusernames

    If so, they should consider the fact that their servers will now be able to get health care when they become sick.

    Jesus loves Republicans, and shares their hatred of homosexuals and Hilliary Clinton.

    by shoeless on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 11:08:35 AM PST

  •  So .2 percent will have their junk insurance.. (0+ / 0-)

    ..which doesn't meet the minimum standards to be considered actual insurance - cancelled..

    Now, a new report from the minority staff of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce has destroyed the foundation of that particular GOP claim. It projects that only 10,000 people will lose coverage because of the ACA and be unable to regain it — or in other words, 0.2 percent of the oft-cited 5 million cancellations statistic.

     - emphasis added the story the republicans have chosen to broadcast far and wide, even though the number of people cited in the GOP's spin cycle has shrunk down to .2%

    People it turns out are that lose "coverage" who are now being protected from gouging, perhaps a lifetime of being gouged paying premiums for a bottom of the barrel policy that is designed not to pay out in times of need - to an industry based on non-paying for increased profit.

    This, the republican choose to defend while ignoring the millions.

    Eight million Americans who will be left without health coverage, thanks in large part to the fact that 26 Republican-controlled states have refused to expand Medicaid coverage or set up exchanges (in fact are actively sabotaging those efforts)

    So when Ezra Klein asks: Will the GOP’s plan to fight Obamacare in the states backfire?

    I hope Dems get on it, run hard on PPACA and how many people are now in much better shape and expose the republicans as the insurance cartel shills that they are, willing to:
    Republican governors will let people die to make political point

    Thx Joan McCarter

  •  give them credit (0+ / 0-)

    Hey they now have the supreme court on their side with the money as free speech. give them that. Americans love their capitalism but not so much its ill side effects.

    Treat an economic ideology as an absolute not to be questioned and a sacred bible of all truths and you will have capitalism and all its glory and of course with its followers  desire to create a  third world society.

    Put the past 30 years of data about income and  wealth on a chart will prove this coming third world society in America. but evidence pales in compassion to beliefs.

  •  Will the Koch brothers personally (0+ / 0-)

    guarantee the medical bills of people who heed their advice to reject healthcare coverage?

  •  that includes unlimited radio attacks, distortions (0+ / 0-)

    and lies from the RW radio stations in those states, going back 25 years..

    - many of those stations piggybacking the colleges in those states, which rent their sports mascots for a few bucks so the RW blowhards can ride their community credibility and attract ad dollars.

    koch industries and many other polluters and killers are really worried that govt healthcare will necessitate preventive pollution and product regulation to save money.

    This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

    by certainot on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 12:16:16 PM PST

  •  IN SUPPORT OF THE ACA (0+ / 0-)

    WE need to devise a counter-punch strategy to what is KNOWN to remain ahead from the SLANDERER (bowel) movement from the despicable LIARS, that shows the transparent TRUTH AND REALITY of what ACA has done to HELP the millions that will be signed up AHEAD of the mid-term campaigns....the thousands of stories of how it wasn't about the WEBSITE, but about the PROTECTION that is now available to ANYONE that doesn't choose to pay a penalty for their stubborn political opposition to something that WILL improve the lives of EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN at some point in the future, which has begun on 1/1/2014!  

    "TRUTH" IS ALWAYS THE BEST DEFENSE...."THIS" is the number one DEFENSE when slandered.....PROVING that a LIE IS A LIE IS A LIE" is the best OFFENSE for discrediting a LYING SLANDERER!"

  •  they should spend that money (0+ / 0-)

    arguing against OCare from here on out is going to
    be a loser of an issue.

    I suppose if they airbomb someone in a red state hard enough they may be able to move the needle, but,
    it's more likely it will backfire.

  •  think of obamacare (0+ / 0-)

    as a recall of a shitty product

  •  Koch Brothers cash (0+ / 0-)

    $16 million dollars wasted? Someone once said: "A fool & his money are soon parted." These men are fools 10 times over.

    Once Obamacare starts succeeding exponentially, the Koch Brothers can spend their entire fortune and still not get it repealed. Imagine the revolt at taking good health care away from 10-15 million people at once???? There wouldn't be a Republican left in Congress!

    And while we're at it, ask yourselves.....Why do 2 men who could afford their own private hospital want to deny health care to the poorest people? This is just SICKENING!

  •  When will we see what's really going on ? (0+ / 0-)

    The Koch Brother's, pretty well by themselves, put the T-Party in place ... even Wisconsin's governor Walker was put in place by these guys. They back all that is contrary to what we - you know, the 98% - would want. Yet we seem to ignore all of the things that they are buying.

    Here's pretty well all you would need to know and understand these guys. Their father was the founder of the John Birch Society.

    Also, the Koch Brother's are what's behind 99.9% the political dead ends that the Republican - GOP have been putting up. How? Easy = the Koch Brother's will fund that infamous candidate that will challenge you if you dare go against their wishes.

    American is not for sale - it has been sold. However, if we wake up - our votes have more spending power.

    Oh - ALEC, among others, are yet another facilitator in the grand scheme of things. Don't let them let you have their way. Do not vote for a Republican - Libertarian - Tea Party pawn.

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