The National  Memo Logo

Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

Monday, December 09, 2019 {{ new Date().getDay() }}

As Democrats prepare a major campaign to attack Republicans for their ties to billionaire political donors Charles and David Koch, certain GOP politicians are making the job spectacularly easy.

Senator David Vitter (R-LA), who plans to run for governor of Louisiana in 2015, is not ashamed of the Koch brothers. On the contrary, he considers them to be true American heroes.

“I think the Koch Brothers are two of the most patriotic Americans in the history of the Earth,” Senator Vitter told the crowd at a town hall in Blanchard, Louisiana on March 18. The comments drew enthusiastic applause from the audience.

“God bless the Koch brothers,” Vitter added. “They’re fighting for our freedoms.”

Video of his remarks is below, via American Bridge:

Vitter certainly has plenty of reason to be thankful for the billionaire brothers. Koch Industries has donated $38,000 to Vitter’s campaign committee and leadership PAC over the past year, and Koch-backed dark money groups have been blanketing the airwaves in Louisiana with misleading ads attacking the state’s Democrats.

Photo: Senate Democrats via Flickr

Start your day with National Memo Newsletter

Know first.

The opinions that matter. Delivered to your inbox every morning

Trump flags wave on the morning of the Jan. 6, 2021 pro-Trump Capitol insurrection.

Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos

There aren't many polling questions these days that draw 90 percent-plus agreement, but Americans are united by one central idea: They believe the country should remain a democracy.

Keep reading... Show less

Close