CO-04 (Special Election) See Full Big Line

(R) Greg Lopez

(R) Trisha Calvarese

90%

10%

President (To Win Colorado) See Full Big Line

(D) Joe Biden*

(R) Donald Trump

80%

20%↓

CO-01 (Denver) See Full Big Line

(D) Diana DeGette*

90%

CO-02 (Boulder-ish) See Full Big Line

(D) Joe Neguse*

90%

CO-03 (West & Southern CO) See Full Big Line

(D) Adam Frisch

(R) Jeff Hurd

(R) Ron Hanks

40%

30%

20%

CO-04 (Northeast-ish Colorado) See Full Big Line

(R) Lauren Boebert

(R) Deborah Flora

(R) J. Sonnenberg

50%↑

15%

10%↓

CO-05 (Colorado Springs) See Full Big Line

(R) Dave Williams

(R) Jeff Crank

50%↓

50%↑

CO-06 (Aurora) See Full Big Line

(D) Jason Crow*

90%

CO-07 (Jefferson County) See Full Big Line

(D) Brittany Pettersen

85%↑

 

CO-08 (Northern Colo.) See Full Big Line

(D) Yadira Caraveo

(R) Gabe Evans

(R) Janak Joshi

60%↑

35%↓

30%↑

State Senate Majority See Full Big Line

DEMOCRATS

REPUBLICANS

80%

20%

State House Majority See Full Big Line

DEMOCRATS

REPUBLICANS

95%

5%

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors
September 06, 2011 11:21 PM UTC

The Koch brothers at Bachelor Gulch: As Crazy As You Imagined

  • 12 Comments
  • by: JeffcoBlue

(What happens behind closed doors doesn’t always stay there. – promoted by c rork)

Brad Friedman has a shocking transcript at Mother Jones today from the secret conference earlier this year at Bachelor Gulch (near Vail) held by the Koch brothers in June.

http://motherjones.com/politic…

“We have Saddam Hussein,” declared billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, apparently referring to President Barack Obama as he welcomed hundreds of wealthy guests to the latest of the secret fundraising and strategy seminars he and his brother host twice a year. The 2012 elections, he warned, will be “the mother of all wars.”

Charles Koch would probably not publicly compare the president of the United States to a murderous dictator. (As a general rule, he and his brother don’t do much politicking or speechifying in public at all.) But Mother Jones has obtained exclusive audio recordings from the Koch seminar, a private event that took place in June at a resort near Vail, Colorado…

I contacted the Kochs numerous times with questions about the seminar, requesting clarification, for example, on Charles’ Saddam Hussein reference. Without addressing the specifics, a spokeswoman for the Kochs merely pointed me to a Koch Industries web page describing the conference.

ABC News reports that a spokesman for Charles Koch denies he was referring to President Obama in his discussion of Saddam Hussein and the “mother of all wars” in the “next 18 months.” Here’s the transcript via Brad Blog, decide for yourself:

But we’ve been talking about — we have Saddam Hussein, this is the Mother of All Wars we’ve got in the next 18 months. For the life or death of this country. So, I’m not going to do this to put any pressure on anyone here, mind you. This is not pressure. But if this makes your heart feel glad and you want to be more forthcoming, then so be it.

The statement from Koch Companies Public Sector LLC:

“It is a matter of public record that similar seminars – all of them private and off-the-record – are held by those who seek the opposite: ever-greater government influence and control over our lives. There are reports about surreptiously (sic) recorded audio taken out of context from a June 2011 conference hosted by Koch Industries. As is typical by far-left groups, these reports attempt to make more false claims about Koch. Specifically, they assert that Charles Koch referred to President Obama as ‘Saddam Hussein.'”

I know it was never supposed to be recorded, and that’s a big problem for Mr. Koch, but if it wasn’t Obama he was referring to, who was it? Who is the “Saddam Hussein” Koch intends to fight the “Mother of All Wars” with if not President Obama?

It’s silly to deny it. Koch should man up like Rush Limbaugh and be proud of the crazy.

Comments

12 thoughts on “The Koch brothers at Bachelor Gulch: As Crazy As You Imagined

  1. Your next target:

    http://www.foxnews.com/politic

    Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa vowed on Tuesday that he will “never apologize” for standing up for American workers, even in the face of considerable criticism for a Labor Day speech in which he targeted Tea Party politicians and urged supporters to “take these son-of-a-bitches out.”

    1. 1) Hoffa yesterday

      “Everybody here’s got to vote,” Hoffa said. “If we go back and keep the eye on the prize, let’s take these sons of a bitches out and give America back to America where we belong!”

      2) Koch in June

      But we’ve been talking about — we have Saddam Hussein, this is the Mother of All Wars we’ve got in the next 18 months. For the life or death of this country. So, I’m not going to do this to put any pressure on anyone here, mind you. This is not pressure. But if this makes your heart feel glad and you want to be more forthcoming, then so be it.

      So Hoffa says we all have to vote and get the GOTP out.  And Koch implies that President Obama is Saddam Hussein, the late dictator of Iraq.

      Sure – that’s almost the same. Almost.

    2. MY GOP friends know that I fact check stuff they send me when it’s FOX source.  It’s amazing how few they send from the that particular news channel these days.  

    3. Republican Rep. Allen West slammed the Obama administration on “Fox and Friends” Wednesday for not condemning Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa’s call for workers to wage war on the tea party and “take these son-of-a-bitches out.”

      West said that Hoffa’s remarks, made at President Barack Obama’s Monday Labor Day rally in Detroit, have “no place in the political discourse of this country” and he called on the president to denounce them.

      http://www.politico.com/news/s

      Guess you’ll be all over West for this!

Leave a Comment

Recent Comments


Posts about

Donald Trump
SEE MORE

Posts about

Rep. Lauren Boebert
SEE MORE

Posts about

Rep. Yadira Caraveo
SEE MORE

Posts about

Colorado House
SEE MORE

Posts about

Colorado Senate
SEE MORE

44 readers online now

Newsletter

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to stay in the loop with regular updates!