February 27, 2018 - San Francisco - CA - PipeLineNews.org – The American left has perfected the art of attacking GOPer big league funders by portraying them as 19th century “Robber Barons.” This is probably why most people who consider themselves politically literate are at least familiar with the two billionaire brothers’ surname.
That aside, the Kochs are absolutely at the top of the GOPer food chain…but there is a considerable dark side to this equation.
Just as the federal government gets to push around any organization it even partially funds, the Kochs exercise more than reasonable control over its bought DC pols.
The problem with this [actually one of the problems, there are many] arrangement is that while the Kochs have been savaged by MSM types, the billionaire boys are in reality, old school liberal Democrats. This is why they support the social engineering experiment called, “gay marriage,” and are the eagles of the pro-amnesty hawks.
As far as immigration is concerned the Kochs full support of DACA/amnesty for illegal Mexicans, is at least consistent since they have apparently never met a wage that they didn’t consider too high.
"The Koch brothers’ DACA amnesty push comes after the billionaire, avid free trade, low-wage-seeking, open borders defenders announced that they would oppose Trump’s popular pro-American immigration agenda that seeks to reduce legal immigration levels by ending “chain migration” to raise the wages and quality of life of America’s working and middle class.
“We cannot support arbitrary cuts to future legal immigration levels,” a spokesman for the Koch-back LIBRE Initiative said in a statement, as Breitbart News reported. “We welcome a debate about whether our current legal immigration policy properly balances family and skills-based migration. But that broad debate should not distract from the immediate goal of providing certainty to Dreamers and enhancing security.” [source, John Binder, Pro Unlimited Immigration Koch Brothers’ Ad Hits The Airwaves, Breitbart]
Such is the way with modern American politics, a few funders have a near-veto power over party positions and candidate selection; both sides do it, for example on the left we have the convicted felon, George Soros, Tom Steyer and a host of radically inclined organizations such as the Tides and Ford foundations.
Unfortunately for the alt-Right, this state of affairs means that most GOP candidates hew to a left of center the party line dictated by the big money men [and women]. Here in California, a once lovely state has largely been ruined by the GOP mega donors, the Mercer kids, whose dad earned his billions the hard way, in Wall Streets merciless blood-sport warfare. Thus, with what is really other people’s money, the Mercers are thought by many to be singlehandedly responsible for the destruction of the once mighty CA GOP.
How did they do this? Well they were almost the entire impetus behind the state’s now infamous, Prop 14  that “ effectively transformed California's non-Presidential elections from first-past-the-post to a nonpartisan blanket primary ,” with the two top vote getters REGARDLESS of party will appear on the final ballot instead of a distinct RAT/GOP candidates.
With this monstrosity in place [won with 54% of the vote AND the backing of alleged GOP governator Arnold Schwarzenegger] the GOP has little possibility of ever winning another state-wide political race [of course there is always the possibility of an “outlier” candidate like Trump who just steamrolls the competition] making the state a de-facto RATs nest, and of course it shows with RAT legislators being perp-walked off to the slammer with more than some regularity for various infractions including one Bozo Dem - a staunch gun grabber - who was convicted of running MACHINE GUNS…let that seep in a bit.
With that in mind we find it increasingly becoming the case that many of what are often thought to be the big conservative think tanks [we don’t talk out of school, no names] are having to choose between keeping the doors open [thus facing the high possibility that their scholarship is “manipulated” by globalist ideology] by accepting this tainted funding or, if rejecting the ties that bind, being forced to go into the scary world of full-time small-donation fundraising which is difficult to turn into a predictable cash flow. This of course makes the fate of long term projects very iffy.
It would be extremely improbable that these scholarly institutions are unaware of this Jeckyl/Hyde duality. So with that in mind we sincerely hope that this impediment can at least be partially mitigated - and quickly - so that truly independent conservative/traditionalist/nativist research and publications could once again reflect the diversity of viewpoints which the American right once represented.
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