Discussion: MSNBC Gets Rare Interview With Billionaire Koch Brothers

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Oh, this should be good…

Maybe they could ask about David Koch’s platform from his presidential run?

You know, THIS one:

Here are just a few excerpts of the Libertarian Party platform that David Koch ran on in 1980:

“We urge the repeal of federal campaign finance laws, and the immediate abolition of the despotic Federal Election Commission.”

“We favor the abolition of Medicare and Medicaid programs.”

“We oppose any compulsory insurance or tax-supported plan to provide health services, including those which finance abortion services.”

“We also favor the deregulation of the medical insurance industry.”

“We favor the repeal of the fraudulent, virtually bankrupt, and increasingly oppressive Social Security system. Pending that repeal, participation in Social Security should be made voluntary.”

“We propose the abolition of the governmental Postal Service. The present system, in addition to being inefficient, encourages governmental surveillance of private correspondence. Pending abolition, we call for an end to the monopoly system and for allowing free competition in all aspects of postal service.”

“We oppose all personal and corporate income taxation, including capital gains taxes.”

“We support the eventual repeal of all taxation.”

“As an interim measure, all criminal and civil sanctions against tax evasion should be terminated immediately.”

“We support repeal of all law which impede the ability of any person to find employment, such as minimum wage laws.”

“We advocate the complete separation of education and State. Government schools lead to the indoctrination of children and interfere with the free choice of individuals. Government ownership, operation, regulation, and subsidy of schools and colleges should be ended.”

“We condemn compulsory education laws … and we call for the immediate repeal of such laws.”

“We support the repeal of all taxes on the income or property of private schools, whether profit or non-profit.”

“We support the abolition of the Environmental Protection Agency.”

“We support abolition of the Department of Energy.”

“We call for the dissolution of all government agencies concerned with transportation, including the Department of Transportation.”

“We demand the return of America’s railroad system to private ownership. We call for the privatization of the public roads and national highway system.”

“We specifically oppose laws requiring an individual to buy or use so-called “self-protection” equipment such as safety belts, air bags, or crash helmets.”

“We advocate the abolition of the Federal Aviation Administration.”

“We advocate the abolition of the Food and Drug Administration.”

“We support an end to all subsidies for child-bearing built into our present laws, including all welfare plans and the provision of tax-supported services for children.”

“We oppose all government welfare, relief projects, and ‘aid to the poor’ programs. All these government programs are privacy-invading, paternalistic, demeaning, and inefficient. The proper source of help for such persons is the voluntary efforts of private groups and

“We call for the privatization of the inland waterways, and of the distribution system that brings water to industry, agriculture and households.”

“We call for the repeal of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.”

“We call for the abolition of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.”

“We support the repeal of all state usury laws.”


Um, Rachael Maddow would be an interview. I think we know what this will be.


Uh huh. Will they bring up the fact that the state of Kansas is in the process of becoming a smoking crater due to their horrendous conservative ideas being put into action?

Yep. Didn’t think so. :angry:


A virtual blowjob?


is set to take place at the Koch brothers’ childhood home in Wichita, Kansas

Yep, I’ll be able to connect with them as normal folks in their childhood home. Better optics than their mansion or secret underground bunker to survive the coming of Obamacare.

I suppose this is one of those public service interviews covered as free airtime, considering the Koch brothers are responsible for part of the mess that’s the GOP Presidential Primary.

What’s going to be virtual about it? This is FOX.


:unamused: Oh, GAG!


I’m sure they’ll be regurgitating the talking points that were lovingly listed in the WSJ article.

Oh, brother.

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The interview will air during a live broadcast from Wichita State University on Tuesday, Nov. 3, exactly one year from Election Day 2016, according to the network.

Kansas still has state-sponsored higher–or any, for that matter–education?


Not necessarily virtual but maybe acontest to see which host gives the best deep throat with combined rimming, I bet on Joe for the rim job and even odds on the throat job.


They keep electing Brownback. They must be high


Charles did CBS last week…lots of whining…expect more of the same but the poor babies will take comfort from Morning Joe’s expert groveling and bum licking.


Mika will provide cum-rag clean-up duties.

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That… manifesto belongs in a cabin along with Ted Kaczynski. How fucking horrifying.

I have an idea… we allow the Koch’s to buy Somalia and demonstrate what their… anarchist… libertarian… ideals can do.


Maybe Rare together , but Charles was on CBS Sunday Morning a few weeks back and he sounded all sunshine and rose petals reasonable while hiding his actual agenda . I will give him credit at being able to blow smoke up the ass of the interviewer…and I suspect more of the same here …why we’re just trying to help the country . We’re just a couple of normal guys who happen to be worth a hundred billion dollars and can buy any candidate we want.

Here’s the bullshit shoveled in that interview . Expect more of the same


I can see the very hard hitting questions that will be asked…what is your fav color…if you were a tree what tree would you be which one of your fingers is your fav who is your fav singer in one direction…and which nut would you l.ike fondeled by joe


“Rare” interview? Charles Koch has been talking up his new book all over the place the last few weeks - Fox, Forbes, Marketplace, etc. Maybe the rare part is letting his brother tag along for this one.


Virtual? I assume they will keep Joe’s work covered by using fancy camera angles…


Oh the Dreams Joe will have…until Nov 3.

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I remember reading at some point that these two were invited to some Koch event, and spent an entire show gushing about how great the Kochs were and what a good time they had. Mika, particularly was quite enamored with Mrs. Koch and gushed about all here “great ideas.”

In other words, these two have already been sold on the Kochs for awhile. It’s not surprising that the Kochs would allow themselves to be gushed over and flattered in front of an audience. I don’t anticipate that it will be anything more than a love fest, with dollar signs in their eyes.