Hypocrisy alert: Group that attacked Vitter for praising Kochs took $1.5 million from George Soros

Patrick Howley
The Daily Caller
3/21/2014

The group that flagged Republican Sen. David Vitter’s comment praising the Koch brothers received $1.5 million from progressive billionaire George Soros.

“I think the Koch brothers are two of the most patriotic Americans,” Vitter said this week at a Louisiana town hall, referring to billionaire conservative donors Charles and David Koch. “Maybe this is a good example, because I’ll be honest with you, God bless the Koch brothers. They’re fighting for our freedom.”

The super PAC American Bridge 21st Century posted video of Vitter’s statement for operatives and the mainstream media to use the senator’s remarks against him.

American Bridge 21st Century, formed by David Brock to capture Republican gaffes, received a $1 million donation from Soros in 2012. Soros gave another $500,000 to the PAC on December 30, 2013. Soros also gave $1 million to Media Matters in 2010 to attack Fox News…
The article continues at The Daily Caller.
Also at the site, New head of anti-Obamacare doctor group lives with George Soros’ progressive ex-wife

The new president-elect of one of the country’s top conservative anti-Obamacare medical organizations lives with billionaire George Soros’ progressive ex-wife in a $55 million estate purchased by Soros.

Richard Amerling was recently elected to the presidency of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), which has filed litigation to stop Obamacare as part of its advocacy efforts against President Barack Obama’s health care reform law…

Interesting reading.
Update:  Facing tough Senate races, Reid, fellow Dems turn their attack on Koch brothers  (video)

Political attacks on the Koch brothers have emerged as a key, practically everyday part of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his Democratic Party’s 2014 election strategy — accusing the wealthy conservative donors of trying to buy elections and block aid to Ukraine.

The attacks began in earnest last month when the Nevada Democrat in notable floor speeches accused Charles and David Koch of being “un-American” and “trying to buy America” and continued straight through this week….

 

CAJ Note:  Remember Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals:

RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)

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