9-9-9 = Koch Brothers

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The GOP flavor of the month, Herman Cain, has deep ties to the Koch Brothers.

Cain, who has cast himself as a political outsider, a pizza magnate with real-world experience who will bring fresh ideas to Washington and who cites Burger King as an important moment in his career, fails to mention his economic ideas, support and organization have close ties to the billionaire Koch brothers who bankroll right-leaning causes like the Tea Party through their group, Americans for Prosperity.

For example, Cain’s campaign manager as well as a number of aides have worked for Americans for Prosperity, the advocacy group founded with support from billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, which lobbies for lower taxes and less government regulation and spending.

Americans for Prosperity tapped Cain as the public face of its “Prosperity Expansion Project,” and he traveled the country in 2005 and 2006 speaking to activists who were starting state-based AFP chapters from Wisconsin to Virginia.

While Cain is quick to promote his career at the helm of the Godfather’s Pizza chain and the Kansas City Federal Reserve, his ties to Koch Brothers is something he never mentions.

The fact of Herman Cain’s close and deep ties to the despised Koch Brother undercut his efforts to paint himself as a political outlander.

SOURCE: ABCNews

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12 Responses to 9-9-9 = Koch Brothers

  1. Joe in Colorado says:

    How ironic? I mean, six months ago liberals were ready to jump off a cliff in fear Sarah Palin would be the Tea Party presidential candidate. Six months on and Palin played the Koch Brothers for fools and the Tea Party candidate is an African American man. Politics is a fool’s game.

  2. okjimm says:

    Cain is an even bigger joke than Bachmann. He IS AN UNCLE TOM……and if his idea of qualification is running a pizza chain…. then we should have elected Col. Sanders when we had a chance. sheeesh

  3. The Real Adam says:

    Cain is a clown. A Step-N-Fetch-It.

    I’m not surprised to learn he’s carrying water for the Koch Brothers. Those Texas scalawags are determined to get someone in the White House to do their dirty work and a fool like Cain meets the standard.

  4. R.J. says:

    This does not surprise me at all. I’ve always wondered why he’s still relevant after submitting his Sim City tax plan for public approval.

  5. feminazi says:

    Hermann Cain’s balloon will burst soon. Just like Michele Bachmann’s burst three months ago, and Rick Perry’s burst two weeks ago. Mitt Romney is and always was, the heir apparent to the 2012 GOP throne. The general election will be Obama v. Romney match-up and I think Obama will lose. With unemployment over 9%, people are desperate for real “hope and change.” I think I’ll be sitting out the election.

  6. Brigadoon says:

    At least Uncle Amos makes damned good chocolate chip cookies. Herman just annoys me.

  7. Estacada says:

    I didn’t watch the first two Republican presidential debates but I watched the last two just for pure entertainment value. This is the strangest, freakiest and most bizarre group of candidates I’ve ever seen assembled under one roof.

    All that’s missing is a member of the KKK and the John Birch society.

  8. Bill Hussein O'Reilly says:

    It’s not “9-9-9.”

    It’s “niiiiiiihn-niiiiiiihn-niiiiiiihn.” Say it like you be on the plantation. ;-)

  9. Rachel says:

    The left had a black man they ran for president and now the far-right thinks they have one they can call their own in Herman Cain or Herb Cain, as Sarah Palin refers to him. The only things that makes me sit-up and take notice is Cain’s access to the Koch Brothers’ money.

  10. Seabec says:

    999 times, repeat after me: NO TO HERMAN CAIN!

  11. Gleneagle says:

    Cain doesn’t have a chance but, with Koch money in the bank, he can make Romney’s life a living hell during the primary season and force Romney to spend precious campaign dollars to defend his brand in markets that were previously a Romney shoo-in.

  12. Adirondacky says:

    Herman Cain: a man of the people! NOT.

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