Koch v. Trump

Source: Time Magazine, February 2

Charles KochAs protesters converged on the nation’s airports in late January, a very different sort of resistance was shaping up at a manicured golf resort in Palm Springs, Calif. The billionaire industrialist Charles Koch [not a relative], perhaps the most influential free-market activist in the nation, stood before 550 like-minded donors to declare his intention to fight key policies of President Donald Trump. “We cannot be partisan,” he said as his guests sipped wine and the sun set over the mountains. “We can’t say, ‘O.K., this is our party, right or wrong.’”

The wealthy conservative’s call to action may soon prove more disruptive to Trump’s ambitions than any of the liberal protests filling the streets.


4 responses to “Koch v. Trump

  1. Be careful what you wish for.
    As it is, we can all enjoy our daily CNN ration of open Gong Show entertainment. Do we really want to give that up for rare and probably deceptive glimpses of the Koch brothers’ dark money at work?

  2. If the CEO of Volkswagen or Krupp publicly challenged Adolph Hitler in the 1930’s, should we have dismissed it? The 97 companies filing in support of challenge to Travel Ban Executive Order is also an appropriate expression in support of of Division of Powers and preservation of the world order “baby” (NATO, UN, movement of people without “religion test”). Republican friendly sources are crucial to success.

    • With respect, the Koch brothers and their ilk do not meet the description of “friendly sources.” Better the devil we know (and he certainly seems a devil)…

  3. Elisabeth Ecker

    If the CEO of Volkswagen or Krupp would have challenged Hitler, I am sure Hitler would not have dismissed it and have them send right away to a Concentration Camp. If a child would mention in school that his or her parents don’t like Hitler the SS would come at night and take the parents to a Concentration Camp. Even an anti Hitler conversation overheard could be reason to be picked up by the SS. It was not only Jews that ended up in Concentration Camps. Now IBM and other American companies who co-operated with the Nazi regime would have had an option.