It’s 2018, and the mid-term elections are rapidly approaching. Most Republican donor networks are focused on securing the House and Senate for the GOP in November, but not the Koch Brothers. They are putting their own profit margins ahead of keeping America great – using their vast resources to promote globalist trade policies, support illegal immigration and oppose Republicans in key swing states.
“We’re raising the bar,” Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips said. “We’re raising expectations because we’ve got to change the trajectory of this country.”
Phillips admits that his Koch-affiliated outfit “would likely have just gone ahead and endorsed” candidates like Republican Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, who is trying to unseat sitting Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp, back in 2016 or 2014. But now that it really matters, the Koch brothers are withholding their crucial support because they want to weaken the President’s trade and immigration agenda.
“If Cramer doesn’t step up to lead, that makes it harder to support him,” Phillips said.
The Kochs actually ran an advertisement thanking Heitkamp for co-sponsoring a bill that put more cash into the Koch’s coffers earlier this year. Their big money subversion of Trump’s ‘America First’ agenda doesn’t just end there.
Koch’s pro-illegal immigration LIBRE Initiative is currently sending out mailers to over 100,000 homes in favor of legislators who support amnesty for illegal immigrants and other measures preventing common sense border security measures advocated by Trump. This campaign is already supporting Democratic Reps. Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico, Democratic Reps. Raul Ruiz and Pete Aguilar of California, and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware with these mailers.
“Thank you Sen. Coons for supporting a permanent solution for Dreamers,” one mailer reads. “More than 90% of Americans want protection for the Dreamers.”
The Kochs are also pushing a multi-million dollar propaganda campaign as apart of their “Freedom Partners” organization in a desperate attempt to bamboozle voters into supporting the pre-Trump ‘free trade’ status quo that outsourced millions of jobs to third-world countries and leveled US manufacturing.
“They’re doing whatever they can to close themselves off from the new, hold on to the past and prevent change,” billionaire oligarch Charles Koch said. “This is a natural tendency, but it’s a destructive one because when people act in protectionist ways, they erect barriers, which makes everyone worse off.”
“Protectionism is perverting the key institutions of our society. It’s created immense barriers that are holding people back. So if we want to help all people realize their potential, we have to break these barriers,” he added.
The Koch brothers – with their self-centered, profit-driven, cosmopolitan, anti-nationalist libertine ideology – will remain to be some of the most pernicious influences working to sabotage Trump’s agenda in 2018 and beyond.