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Koch Brothers Vs Sen. Kay Hagan

From the Koch Brothers astroturf group Americans For Prosperity: “Best friends Barack Obama and Kay Hagan support the same things, and often say the same things. So you’d think Senator Hagan would be here to greet the President when he arrives in her state. Instead? She’s hiding out in DC.”

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Koch Brothers Vs Obamacare

“Americans For Prosperity” is an astroturf group invented by the multi-billionaire Koch Brothers.

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“WTF, Koch Brothers?”

(Tipped by JMG reader Elroy)

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MICHIGAN: Union Supporters Tear Down Koch Brothers Tent At Capitol Building

Via Breitbart: A group of pro-union, progressive protesters leveled a large tent with people inside during Tuesday’s demonstrations outside the Michigan Capitol building in Lansing against right to work legislation. The protesters shouted “scab” and “Walmart tent” as they advanced. The tent, one of many at the demonstration, had been put up by the pro-right to work group Americans For ...

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Koch Brothers Group Slams “Naughty” Republicans For “Treason” On Tax Reform

The wingnut Koch Brothers astroturf group Americans For Prosperity today launched a new “Merry Taxmas” website which slams top Republicans for “treason” over their dealings with the Obama administration regarding the fiscal cliff.  Soon to be former Sen. Jim DeMint tops the “nice” side of the site, which includes disparaging e-cards for followers to send to their traitorous reps. Infighting ...

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Dick Armey Gets $8M Golden Parachute To Leave Astroturfers FreedomWorks

As the right wing continues to eat each other alive over the 2012 elections, Dick Armey has bailed out on FreedomWorks, the Koch Brothers’ astroturfing outfit that booted the Tea Party into national prominence three years ago. And what a payout he’s getting to go away. A confidential contract obtained by The Associated Press shows that Armey agreed in September ...

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GOProud’s Matt “I Don’t Like Gay People” Hissey Joins Koch Bros Astroturf Group

GOProud member Matt Hissey has joined the staff of Americans For Prosperity, the Koch Brothers’ astroturf group whose ads are routinely fact-checked as “Pants On Fire.” If Hissey’s name is familiar to you, it’s probably from this 2011 JMG post: “I don’t really like gay people,” sniffs GOProud member Matt Hissey. “Stereotypical gay people frustrate me,” he adds with a ...

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Astroturf Email Of The Day

This just hit my inbox: Dear Fellow Patriot, We need you to take action today to stop the EPA and President Obama from destroying our great nation. Unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. are waging a war on affordable energy, and President Obama himself declared he would bankrupt the coal industry. The President has followed through on his promise; this is ...

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Satan Loves Gay Marriage

David Koch, who has donated millions to the man who has pledged to support an amendment to place a same-sex marriage ban in the U.S. Constitution, says he personally endorses marriage equality. The 1980 vice presidential nominee for the socially liberal – but fiscally conservative – Libertarian Party, Koch told POLITICO “I believe in gay marriage” when asked about the ...

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Koch Bros Launch $25M Anti-Obama Ad

Via press release: Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s premier advocate for economic freedom with over 2 million members nationwide, today announced a nationwide ad buy that could top $6.7 million to expressly advocate the defeat of President Barack Obama. See below for details on an important press call today. “These are unprecedented times, and AFP has made an unprecedented decision. ...

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Big Soda Vs Bloomberg, CTD

The “grassroots” group New Yorkers For Beverage Choices is firing up their anti-Bloomberg campaign in advance of tomorrow’s “Big Gulp Hearing” by the Department of Health. Gothamist is smirking over the authentic New York City accents in the below radio ad. This week cinema employees are wearing t-shirts bearing the snarky slogan, “I picked out my soda all by myself!”

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Environmentalists Want America To Fail

This bit of crackpottery is from some astroturf group out of Florida. I haven’t been able to figure out who’s really behind it yet, but I’m betting on Big Sugar or somebody similar.

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Citizens United Vs Occupy Wall Street

Citizens United, the astroturf group that turned corporations into people, has promised a coming “unmasking” of the Occupy movement, which according to the teaser trailer is populated by drug addicts, rapists, and communists.

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ALEC Support Falling Apart

The shadowy American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which provides marching orders to GOP-dominated state legislatures, has been shedding backers ever since it was revealed that ALEC is largely behind the current rash of voter suppression legislation. Spurring the exodus is news that it was ALEC that framed Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law. Yesterday it was the Gates Foundation that ...

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Coal Companies Will Say Anything

The Sierra Club responds to those asinine “clean coal” ads.

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TODAY: Teabagger Rally At SCOTUS

Koch Brothers astroturf group Americans For Prosperity are sponsoring today’s massive teabagger rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court, which yesterday began considering the lawsuit to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Tea Partiers plan to keep the heat up on the U.S. Supreme Court tomorrow at a 1 p.m. Capitol Hill rally as the court enters its second day of deliberations ...

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Herman Cain: I Am The Koch Brothers’ Brother From Another Mother

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NEW ORLEANS: Anti-Gay Hate Groups Infest Annual Astroturfing Convention

This week in New Orleans, hundreds of conservative lawmakers from around the country gathered for the annual American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) convention, where lobbyists from the nation’s largest corporations issue their marching orders on which big business-friendly bills they expect to see passed. Think Progress reports that this year’s event featured the distribution of vicious and lie-filled anti-gay propaganda ...

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NOM Is Astroturfing Facebook

According to NOM defector Louis Marinelli, NOM is paying people to plant anti-equality comments on Facebook pages. As social media manager for the National Organization for Marriage, Louis J. Marinelli, the then 24-year-old behind the “Protect Marriage: One Man, One Woman” page, was asked to put together a “SWAT team” of people to comment in favor of NOM’s content and ...

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