Over the past year Democrats have publicly demonized the Koch brothers ever since Barack Obama singled out one of the organizations they sponsor in an August 2010 speech.
Democrats even carried “Koch sucker” signs at their rallies. The left even accused the Koch Brothers of murder for supporting liberty and free markets.
Yesterday the Koch Brothers reported on an outrageous request by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee for campaign cash. The Koch brothers released an audio request and email response to the democratic group for donations.
Today the DSCC fired back at the Koch Brothers after their donation request was rejected.
Thank you for your genuine, heartfelt concern about our recent solicitation and your request for clarification. Indeed, the form letter and follow-up solicitation you received was a staff error. However, the bigger and more troubling mistake is the long political history of your employer, the Koch Brothers.
As a (former?) Democrat, perhaps your time would be better spent looking into their efforts to privatize Social Security or their opposition to expanding the children’s health insurance program. Or maybe, you can post a list of all of the anonymous contributions they have made to right-wing smear campaigns across the country. If you’d like to share voicemails from all the shady groups asking you for millions of dollars, we’d happily listen to those as well.
So, I write to make it clear that your invitation was an error and has been rescinded.
What a pathetic response.