Stalin gave birth to the Tea Party
November 22, 2012 9:53 AM   Subscribe

Stalin plus John Birch equals Koch brothers An article by Yasha Levine in Alternet: "The Koch family, America's biggest financial backers of the Tea Party, would not be the billionaires they are today were it not for the godless empire of the USSR." The grandfather of the Koch brothers was a founder of the John Birch Society
posted by naight (4 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Sorry, contentious op-eds don't make for good posts on MeFi. -- mathowie

Are these the guys they railed about on The Newsroom? Oh crud, I just admitted i watched The Newsroom.
posted by joelhunt at 10:02 AM on November 22, 2012

Every movement needs an enemy to be successful
posted by Renoroc at 10:20 AM on November 22, 2012

tldr: The Koch brothers' grandfather made his money behind the irony curtain.
posted by MuffinMan at 10:24 AM on November 22, 2012 [2 favorites]

What if the Russians decided to destroy american unity by brainwashing visiting businessmen into thinking that the US was infiltrated with secret soviet operatives?
posted by empath at 10:35 AM on November 22, 2012 [1 favorite]

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