Koch brothers to meet with Republican donors at resort near Palm Springs

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    Jan 26, 2015 2:05 AM GMT
    Is this where the closeted republicans and the tea party ilk get there 'freak on' while secretly staying at the gay Warm Sands
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    So what PS hotel is hosting and taking these peoples money, while selling out the gay community? How about moving this Koch fund raiser to say the CA republican hometown of Orange County CA? Or Fresno, Sacramento CA?

    Why are republicans meeting in democratic territory in a show of defiance? Home of the annual gay men's White Party and lesbians Diana Shore weekend. Large numbers of republicans in and around Palm Springs has the ick factor, it would be the same feeling if this meeting was in Ft Lauderdale, FL icon_evil.gif

    Koch brothers to meet with Republican donors at resort near Palm Springs
    http://www.kesq.com/news/koch-brothers-to-meet-with-republican-donors-at-resort-near-palm-springs/24101724

  • tj85016

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    Jan 26, 2015 2:15 AM GMT
    big deal - George Soros and David Geffen will meet with the same kind of Democrats in Boston or New York
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    Jan 26, 2015 2:27 AM GMT
    tj85016 saidbig deal - George Soros and David Geffen will meet with the same kind of Democrats in Boston or New York


    It is a big deal, if I was a gay resident of PS, I would not want these people organizing in my town, might as well invite the KKK too. You don't see democrats fund raising and staying in Orange County CA. Koch must own a few properties in PS then in order to have some pull with local government. The only positive measure here is that their money generated by spending helps the local PS residents, gay ones too. Koch picked PS, a money generating resort town. Part of that notoriety comes from the gay community making it that way. What is next, the republican national convention held in the Castro District? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 26, 2015 2:50 AM GMT
    In related news, couldn't he fund raise in his conservative districts like the pan handle, Orlando or Jacksonville? South Beach and Miami Dade is all liberal, another conservative in liberal territory, hmmm, he missed Ft Lauderdale and Key West icon_evil.gif


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    Jan 26, 2015 3:17 AM GMT

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  • Hypertrophile

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    Jan 26, 2015 3:30 PM GMT
    The meeting was in Rancho Mirage, not Palm Springs. The Ritz-Carlton is in the foothills and has one road in and out. Makes security easier.

    Strange that it was held on the same weekend as the Iowa Freedom Summit, but maybe not when you consider that the Koch brothers are more influential on Republican policies than even the party is. To compare them to Soros or any other political donor is disingenuous.

    The fact that they are the primary beneficiary among American companies of passage of the Keystone pipeline is a clue as to how much influence they have.
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    Jan 26, 2015 4:25 PM GMT
    ELNathB said
    tj85016 saidbig deal - George Soros and David Geffen will meet with the same kind of Democrats in Boston or New York


    It is a big deal, if I was a gay resident of PS, I would not want these people organizing in my town, might as well invite the KKK too. You don't see democrats fund raising and staying in Orange County CA. Koch must own a few properties in PS then in order to have some pull with local government. The only positive measure here is that their money generated by spending helps the local PS residents, gay ones too. Koch picked PS, a money generating resort town. Part of that notoriety comes from the gay community making it that way. What is next, the republican national convention held in the Castro District? icon_rolleyes.gif


    Well considering i live in the Coachella valley now most of the time events like these fund the hotels and keep people in jobs.

    Uh, ever heard of golf?

    Your analysis just shows you dont know a thing about Coachella valley.
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    Jan 26, 2015 6:22 PM GMT
    musclmed said
    ELNathB said
    tj85016 saidbig deal - George Soros and David Geffen will meet with the same kind of Democrats in Boston or New York


    It is a big deal, if I was a gay resident of PS, I would not want these people organizing in my town, might as well invite the KKK too. You don't see democrats fund raising and staying in Orange County CA. Koch must own a few properties in PS then in order to have some pull with local government. The only positive measure here is that their money generated by spending helps the local PS residents, gay ones too. Koch picked PS, a money generating resort town. Part of that notoriety comes from the gay community making it that way. What is next, the republican national convention held in the Castro District? icon_rolleyes.gif


    Well considering i live in the Coachella valley now most of the time events like these fund the hotels and keep people in jobs.

    Uh, ever heard of golf?

    Your analysis just shows you dont know a thing about Coachella valley.


    "Analysis?" It's hardly more than a string of cliches, and shows he doesn't know much about the dreaded Koch Bros. either:

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0812/80483.html

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-koch-brothers-can-save-the-republican-party--by-making-it-more-moderate/2014/05/23/e07f4a60-e1bf-11e3-8dcc-d6b7fede081a_story.html
  • musclmed

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    Jan 26, 2015 7:57 PM GMT
    Its irrelevant to where an event can happen , most cities would fight for any event.

    However some assume that they know an area just by 1 or 2 things that happen here.

    Intolerance as usual is equal opportunity .
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    Jan 26, 2015 10:28 PM GMT
    As Anita Bryant learned the hard way, I have my cream pie ready.

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    Jan 27, 2015 1:02 AM GMT
    TomSOCAL said
    tj85016 saidbig deal - George Soros and David Geffen will meet with the same kind of Democrats in Boston or New York


    Palm springs, California is a Mecca for mostly older, gay republicans. There is no progressive gay community in palm springs. If you want liberal, progressive, and gay in the southwest, try west Hollywood or Santa fe, New Mexico, or Denver.

    The remainder of riverside county is solidly republican. They just reelected their republican supervisor Marion Ashley by 70 percent. I think that's about his 4th term as supervisor. He's well into his 80s and very popular among the residents, except the democrat voting Hispanics.

    All of the coachella valley votes republican, except for palm springs and cathedral city and the east valley. Some gays and Hispanics turn palm springs and cc blue, but barely.

    The eastern part of the valley is slightly blue due to the Hispanics.

    If not for the gays and Hispanics, all cities in the valley would be solidly republican. There is no well educated middle class anywhere in riverside county. Such voters tend to vote democrat.

    I don't see the demographics changing, since the more liberal and progressive gays, into things like mountain biking, skiing, or nutrition and organic farming, tend to move on to places like Sedona, Tucson, Albuquerque, Santa fe, Denver, boulder, and Durango. The existing gay community in palm springs is mostly older and retired, and often republican.

    Btw, Vegas is way more liberal than palm springs.....


    Uh, I doubt you live here and I find the politcal persuasion about equal.
  • Hypertrophile

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    Jan 27, 2015 2:27 AM GMT
    I know a handful of gay conservatives here in Palm Springs, and they complain to me about how liberal it is here.

    Considering the mayor is a gay Democrat, and we recently ousted a Republican House rep replacing her with a Democrat, I'd say the city is probably more liberal than conservative. Down valley, however, is pretty much a conservative wasteland.
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    Jan 27, 2015 4:41 AM GMT
    Physiqueflex saidI know a handful of gay conservatives here in Palm Springs, and they complain to me about how liberal it is here.

    Considering the mayor is a gay Democrat, and we recently ousted a Republican House rep replacing her with a Democrat, I'd say the city is probably more liberal than conservative. Down valley, however, is pretty much a conservative wasteland.


    Agree. But conservative or liberal, it is no reason to turn away a conference that brings in business.

    I was in La for about 8 years and now working in the valley more permanently.

    And yes the city is liberal but not as liberal as say West Hollywood.

    The Democrat you speak of is a personal friend of mine and in my opinion a better choice than the Republican alternative. I am biased however admittedly.
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    Jan 27, 2015 8:56 AM GMT
    Kock brothers.

    Nobody ever thought of that.

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    Jan 27, 2015 2:49 PM GMT
    TomSOCAL said
    Physiqueflex saidI know a handful of gay conservatives here in Palm Springs, and they complain to me about how liberal it is here.

    Considering the mayor is a gay Democrat, and we recently ousted a Republican House rep replacing her with a Democrat, I'd say the city is probably more liberal than conservative. Down valley, however, is pretty much a conservative wasteland.


    The City Councilors are non-partisan offices so their political party affiliation is unknown.

    I know that most gay residents in Palm Springs are in denial about the conservative leadership, at the city and county levels.

    Whether they are registered Republicans, or registered Democrats, is irrelevant, since they are definitely NOT progressive.

    They have conservative policies identical to that of Riverside County, and they represent the conservative business interests of Palm Springs and Riverside County.

    If the Mayor is a Democrat, he is a DINO (Democrat in Name Only).

    The main issues are homeless and the lack of affordable housing. The local leadership wishes to retain the status quo of independently owned and operated businesses and limited permits for affordable housing for the gay population. There are only about one or maybe two Corporate Owned and Operated Apartments in Palm Springs, from Corporations out of state. The rest are down in Palm Desert and La Quinta.

    Most gays prefer inexpensive, large corporate owned and operated apartments, with fitness centers, large pool areas, spas, saunas, etc. like you find in Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, and Vegas.


    I would like to see your sources for this, in particular your claim about the type of housing "most gays prefer."

    Also, your statement about people not being progressive doesn't make sense when you follow that up with the lack of apartments owned by out of state corporations. I don't think any progressive would have problems with a city that is friendly to locally owned businesses. Why encourage an economic policy that is likely to suck the wealth out of the city rather than bringing it in.

    Still, there's plenty of affordable housing here. You can buy a manufactured home here for under $100K, a condo under $150K, and a house for under $200K. Admittedly you might need to do some work on them, however. You can also find places to rent at reasonable prices, but in my experience most gays, especially, are coming here to buy.

    Finally, I question how much you really know about this area based on your claim that most "corporate owned apartments" are in La Quinta and Palm Desert. Unless you meant to say "country clubs" instead of "apartments".
  • musclmed

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    Jan 31, 2015 8:25 PM GMT
    TomSocalThere are only about one or maybe two Corporate Owned and Operated Apartments in Palm Springs, from Corporations out of state


    There are 8,each with over 50 units each. More with less than 50 units.

    Hidden in your post is the idea of some personal knowledge. Its just plain made up. Maybe you visited Palm Springs once or twice, but clearly you do not know much about it.

    I guess in your mind a town has to be "Progressive" to be legitimate.

    College of the desert is occupying the mall. Are you against higher learning?