Charles Koch: ‘It’s possible’ Clinton would be better president than a Republican

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    Apr 24, 2016 8:27 AM GMT
    It may be stating the obvious, but it's the person telling it that is more surprising.

    Billionaire businessman and campaign funding powerhouse Charles Koch said he thinks it’s possible that a Hillary Clinton presidency would be better than putting a Republican back in the White House

    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/277410-charles-koch-its-possible-clinton-would-be-better-president-than-a
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    Apr 24, 2016 12:48 PM GMT
    I'm not a fan of the Koch brothers, but no one can deny that they're smart, thoughtful business people. Smart people, in general, tend to look at things objectively, and here's an example.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 24, 2016 12:52 PM GMT
    Look at the republican options. I was surprised, but glad to hear the the consensus is being to build even at this early date.
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    Apr 24, 2016 1:14 PM GMT
    I just fell out of my chair.
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    Apr 24, 2016 1:24 PM GMT
    theantijock%20engage%20stalker%20reducti

    Probably it was mostly a backhanded compliment but I'm going to award this thread one elephunt because also it's funny for the truth about it.

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    Apr 24, 2016 1:57 PM GMT
    Perhaps the Kochs' are turning over a new leaf in their old age and sticking to nice things, like sponsoring the American Museum of Natural History and PBS and feelin the Dem love.
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    Apr 24, 2016 2:12 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidPerhaps the Koch's are turning over a new leaf in their old age and sticking to nice things, like sponsoring the American Museum of Natural History and PBS and feelin the Dem love.


    The renovation of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is very nice, too.
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    Apr 24, 2016 2:22 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidPerhaps the Koch's are turning over a new leaf in their old age and sticking to nice things, like sponsoring the American Museum of Natural History and PBS and feelin the Dem love.


    Yes, of course. Absolution before death. All things through Christ.
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    Apr 24, 2016 2:39 PM GMT
    DOMINUS saidI'm not a fan of the Koch brothers, but no one can deny that they're smart, thoughtful business people. Smart people, in general, tend to look at things objectively, and here's an example.
    This is not an objective view on the Kochs part. Hillary is the worst Presidential candidate out of the whole bunch with the very possible exception of Ted Cruz.
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    Apr 24, 2016 3:38 PM GMT
    DOMINUS saidI'm not a fan of the Koch brothers, but no one can deny that they're smart, thoughtful business people. Smart people, in general, tend to look at things objectively, and here's an example.


    I agree with the Kock brother. Wonder what David thinks?

    If it's Trump, I'm also going a different direction. I'm not sure I could even vote for Ted Cruz. Kasich, sure.
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    Apr 24, 2016 11:03 PM GMT
    PhoenixNYC said
    Ex_Mil8 saidPerhaps the Koch's are turning over a new leaf in their old age and sticking to nice things, like sponsoring the American Museum of Natural History and PBS and feelin the Dem love.


    The renovation of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is very nice, too.

    Don't count on it. The fact remains they are two of the most influential private citizens in American conservative politics, and are arguably the strongest proponents for money in politics, something that has destroyed America's body politic. And then, whenever they are criticized for their stances, media or individuals use their donations as a shield, as if that absolves them.

    As long as they continue to viciously fight against free and fair elections, they should be labeled as traitors to the nation.
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    Apr 25, 2016 12:59 AM GMT
    DOMINUS saidI'm not a fan of the Koch brothers, but no one can deny that they're smart, thoughtful business people. Smart people, in general, tend to look at things objectively, and here's an example.


    Bullshit.

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    Apr 25, 2016 1:06 AM GMT
    desertmuscl said
    DOMINUS saidI'm not a fan of the Koch brothers, but no one can deny that they're smart, thoughtful business people. Smart people, in general, tend to look at things objectively, and here's an example.

    Bullshit.

    Amen to that brother. They are egotistical self-entitled inheritors who have grown the majority of their wealth by manipulating the political system and socializing costs onto the general population.
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    Apr 25, 2016 1:35 AM GMT
    i liked Koch compared Bill Clinton against reagan. you know when you look at it its all about which government make you the most money.
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    Apr 25, 2016 5:13 PM GMT
    http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-04-23/koch-says-it-s-possible-clinton-would-be-better-than-republican
    “Not interested in endorsements from people who deny climate science and try to make it harder for people to vote,” Clinton said on Twitter after Koch’s comment
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    Apr 25, 2016 5:18 PM GMT
    ^

    lol

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    Apr 25, 2016 7:05 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said^

    lol

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    WOW, finally, something resembling truth from the wench!
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    Apr 25, 2016 7:26 PM GMT
    Haha!
    It's also "possible" that the sun will come up tomorrow morning!

    Sounds like Koch has accepted the fact that Hillary will be the next president and he doesn't want to be on her bad side.

    Hillary is going to be in a stronger position - and have much more fun as president than PBO has had!
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    Apr 25, 2016 11:33 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said^

    lol

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    I would love to see her flip a Republican the bird. Maybe she'll develop a case of trigger finger just as Justice Roberts administers her oath of office.

    Raise your right hand...
  • jeepguySD

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    Apr 27, 2016 1:29 AM GMT
    I seriously doubt that Mr. Koch is sincere in that statement about Secretary Clinton. More likely than not, he just attempting to split the Democratic vote by further poisoning Bernie Sanders supporters against Hillary Clinton. Even the hint of Koch brothers support for Clinton is likely to inspire some fraction of Sanders supporters to stay at home on election day in November.

    It's a subtle ploy, and might actually be effective.
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    Apr 27, 2016 2:58 AM GMT
    The_Polaris saidHaha!
    It's also "possible" that the sun will come up tomorrow morning!

    Sounds like Koch has accepted the fact that Hillary will be the next president and he doesn't want to be on her bad side.

    Hillary is going to be in a stronger position - and have much more fun as president than PBO has had!
    You keep living in your "Hillary is going to be our next President" fantasyland.
  • thadjock

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    Apr 27, 2016 4:57 PM GMT
    this isn't surprising at all, everything she's ever done should have earned her the plutocrat's seal of approval.

    she's the darling of the 1% tribe, and she's earned it. They know she won't upset their apple cart of wealth accumulation and theivery, and political control.
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    Apr 27, 2016 6:30 PM GMT
    The first thing that Bill Clinton did after he was elected president was pass tax hikes on the rich - so the idea that the Clintons have "the plutocrat's seal of approval" is bs that's contradicted by the actual facts.

    And when Hillary pushes for the tax increases on the rich that are the centerpiece of her plan to reduce income inequality - Koch will revert back to total opposition to Hillary.
  • JasonnNM

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    Apr 27, 2016 7:24 PM GMT
    if hillary is the darling of the 1% tribe how come they been spending tons of time energy and $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ on sliming her and making up bullshit scandals?

    seriously u gotta ignore the bs memes that float around the internet and use your head
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    Apr 28, 2016 12:38 AM GMT
    The_Polaris saidThe first thing that Bill Clinton did after he was elected president was pass tax hikes on the rich - so the idea that the Clintons have "the plutocrat's seal of approval" is bs that's contradicted by the actual facts.

    And when Hillary pushes for the tax increases on the rich that are the centerpiece of her plan to reduce income inequality - Koch will revert back to total opposition to Hillary.
    Hillary will never increase taxes on the rich because the rich especially Wall Street have supported her campaign. This crooked, power hungry whore is all for the rich. Her so called plan is just another fake promise to sucker more naive fools like yourself to vote for this incompetent, hypocritical bimbo. Once she is elected, this plan will get thrown out the window and the wealthy will continue to live very comfortably while all the rest of us struggle to make ends meet. Get your head out of your ass and learn to think. Stop falling for all the propaganda from the Clinton campaign people.