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213. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 18, 2013, 00:36 jdreyer
 
RollinThundr wrote on Oct 17, 2013, 18:13:
The tea party wasn't started by the Koch Brothers, they simply latched onto it. At any rate George Soros is just as bad if not worse. Again BOTH parties do this shit, yet only the republicans get repeatedly blasted for it. It's hypocrisy at it's finest.

Wow, can't believe this thread is still going.

Not sure why I'm bothering, but here goes. The Repubs get blasted for a few reasons.

1. They Fund Crazies. Soros isn't funding the Communist party. If he did, we'd be hearing about it, constantly. The tea party is the right wing equivalent. Also, Soros didn't fund candidates, but the right funded some crazy candidacies: Adelson funded Gingrich's candidacy, and Friess funded Santorum (don't Google that ). Both of those guys are nuts who never would have been viable if not for billionaire backers.

2. They Fund Much More. Conservative private funding is much higher than liberal. Since Americans HATE the influence of private money, obviously the people doing it more will get more attention.

3. They Fund Radical Ideas. The right spends to deny people their rights. The right spends to prevent any reasonable gun control that 90% of people support. They fund anti Global Warming astroturf groups to gin up false controversies. They fund anti-evolution and other anti-science agendas. They fund the Tea Party not to enact legislation, but to attempt to sabotage the government. When you spend a quarter of a billion dollars (and this is just one group) funding these kinds of causes, that gets you noticed. There's nothing equivalent on the liberal side.

So, yes, "both sides do it" but it's not in any way comparable.
 
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