I usually reserve this space for schmucks, putzes, and douchebags, not for the genuinely dangerous. Charles Koch usually fits into the latter category but this week he’s gone, not rogue, but malaka. (If only he was as manly and shit as the Brawny guy on his Kochy paper towels.) Harry Reid has been baiting the Koch brothers for weeks with increasingly inflammatory comments. The plutocrats had resisted taking the bait, until yesterday. Charles Koch wrote an op-ed piece for the organ of the 1%, the Wall Street Journal, and that is why he is malaka of the week.
The chief #KochSucker regards himself as a public spirited citizen merely exercising his Roberts Court affirmed free speech rights. Repeat after me: he is not a bloodsucking plutocrat determined to take the country back to the 1890’s.
“The more government tries to control, the greater the disaster, as shown by the current health-care debacle,” he wrote in an op-ed. “Collectivists (those who stand for government control of the means of production and how people live their lives) promise heaven but deliver hell.”
“Instead of encouraging free and open debate, collectivists strive to discredit and intimidate opponents. They engage in character assassination,” he added, saying he was the target of “almost daily” attacks.
Poor widdle misunderstood billionaire. The mean old Commie pinko collectivists are persecuting him and he’s just standing up for himself like any picked on plutocrat. I must admit the image of the wizened Mormon Harry Reid as a Stalinist commissar tickles my fancy. Tovarich Harry must not use Brawny to wipe up his messes. I believe that Breznhev used Bounty to mop his ugly mug…
“Rather than try to understand my vision for a free society or accurately report the facts about Koch Industries, our critics would have you believe we’re “un-American” and trying to “rig the system,” that we’re against “environmental protection” or eager to “end workplace safety standards,” he continued.
The billionaire businessman argued he has no need or patience for political favors, touting his corporation’s environmental and jobs record.
“Far from trying to rig the system, I have spent decades opposing cronyism and all political favors, including mandates, subsidies and protective tariffs—even when we benefit from them,” Koch wrote. “I believe that cronyism is nothing more than welfare for the rich and powerful, and should be abolished.”
Malaka Koch doesn’t mention leader Reid by name but we all know who he’s talking about. I suspect it was the un-American jibe that led to the tycoon’s having one of his minions write the WSJ piece. He’s a patriot, goddammit. It’s proof positive that Harry’s anti-Koch brothers campaign is starting to work. The MSM has been pooh-poohing it but Reid has been baiting the bear trap with raw meat and the malakatudinous bear has gone for it. Chomp.
Each time one of these guys spouts off, it hurts their cause. They open themselves up to ridicule over their inability to take a punch and an old boxer like Harry Reid knows how to pound on his foes’ soft spots. And politician purchasing plutocrats like Charles Koch have many soft spots.. Score this round for Harry Reid. And that is why Charles Koch is malaka of the week.
Btw, is it just me or does anyone else miss the Brawny guy with the porn stache?
Pure white, just like the Tea Party…