Crybaby Charles Koch Pathetically Whines About Being Treated Unfairly

charles-kochOh, this actually made me laugh.  In an op-ed being published in the Wall Street Journal, Charles Koch decided to basically throw a hissy fit about people he calls “collectivists” who unfairly attack him as un-American.

Excuse me while I shed a tear for a multibillionaire who’s responsible for pumping millions upon millions into blatantly misleading campaign advertisements or television ads that are flat-out lies.

He wants to try to buy politicians and elections, then doesn’t like it when people call out his propaganda and lies.  Boo-freakin-hoo.

Koch said:

Rather than try to understand my vision for a free society or accurately report the facts about Koch Industries, our critics would have you believe we’re “un-American” and trying to “rig the system,” that we’re against “environmental protection” or eager to “end workplace safety standards.”

Far from trying to rig the system, I have spent decades opposing cronyism and all political favors, including mandates, subsidies and protective tariffs — even when we benefit from them. I believe that cronyism is nothing more than welfare for the rich and powerful, and should be abolished.

When you spend millions of dollars trying to craft legislation by influencing policy – that defines trying to rig the system.

Koch Industries is primarily involved in energy.  They benefit highly from more oil drilling, less green energy, people thinking climate change is a myth, deregulating the EPA, repealing the Affordable Care Act and fewer regulations in general.

Now what does the Republican party typically support?  More oil drilling, less green energy, the “myth” of climate change, deregulating the EPA, repealing the Affordable Care Act and deregulating big corporations in general.

I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that essentially the entire GOP platform would benefit Koch Industries.

People consider them un-American because these greedy bastards would see this country without clean drinking water, populated with sweat shops with 80% of its citizens living in poverty as long as their wealth continues to grow.

They mask their insatiable greed under a cloak of “being a patriot for true American freedoms.”  They couldn’t give a damn about the United States or average Americans.  All they care about is themselves, their wealth and how they can expand it.

It’s absolutely pathetic that Charles Koch, a multibillionaire who’s spent millions trying to buy elections, went on a whine-fest because more and more people are finally calling him and his brother out for trying to buy this country for their own benefit.

Had enough of the Kochs?  Here’s a convenient list of their products so you know what not to buy on your next trip to the grocery store.  More importantly, make sure you vote this November!

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • surfjac

    If it walks like koch, talks like a koch, then it’s a koch brother.

    • Erik Miles

      For a second there, I thought that said “Douche”.
      I mean it wouldn’t be wrong if that were the case, but still…

      • surfjac

        I respectfully show my disdain for the members of the right wing by addressing them as “mr. soandso”, “ms. sillybits”, always lower case. Rarely will I bastardize a name; but if I do, it’s usually koch’s but only because it’s too easy.

      • Erik Miles

        I’ll admit, with a name like Koch, it’s kind of a low hanging fruit.

  • William McNew

    You must be a complete fool to think that people can’t see how powerful you are and how you want to lie, cheat and steel just to get what YOU want. That is not a Democracy and You can lie all you want but most people know what YOU want.

  • Alecta

    Oh the poor* woogums. However will he cope?

    * where “poor” = hoist on his own petard!

  • DCC

    Koch claims he has “spent decades opposing cronyism and all political favors, including mandates, subsidies and protective tariffs — even when we benefit from them. I believe that cronyism is nothing more than welfare for the rich and powerful, and should be abolished.” If this is true, why isn’t he spending tens of millions of dollars every election cycle on commercials ATTACKING those mandates, subsidies and protective tariffs which he benefits from? Why isn’t he spending tens of millions of dollars every election cycle campaigning AGAINST welfare for the rich and powerful? Why does his election spending go towards candidates who will do the exact OPPOSITE of what he says he supports? Actions speak much louder than words.

    • Victor Tellez

      He meant opposing Cronyism that is fighting agaist what he wants to do

  • katherine norton malek

    Thanks for the list. Going to print it and carry it with me, next to my heart, which is NOT bleeding for poor poor pitiful Koch.

  • Dave

    Eat a bag of dicks you unamerican douchebag!

  • gmartini

    Every wingnut, radio program has brought up this blubbering idiot’s whine rant and have instructed their followers/ditto heads to show some love for the Kocheads. After all, if it wasn’t for the Kocheads, cancer research would be dead in the water; the arts would not survive, and people would be unemployed. Yes, the Kocheads need some love, compassion, and understanding. Oh, this is a good one—they’re environmentalists—well, according to Michael Medved, anyway. Sheez!

  • Eddie Krebbs

    OK Charley. Lets trade places and give me your money and I’ll give you mine. I’ll deal with the unfairness of it all.

  • charleo1

    It seems to me if we’re really being honest here, the Charles, and David Kochs, the Sheldon Adlesons or, to acknowledge what those on the Right
    would probably say, the George Soros’ of the world, are not the real culprits here. If so, then we of more humble means would need to ask ourselves. If we were suddenly them, and them us, would we refrain from making such donations? Even if they would buy us access to speak directly to power, on issues we felt were vital? Would I be tempted? Would you? And would they then, Charles, and David, strongly object? My point is, that it’s not so much the Kochs, and the other wealthy donors that are corrupting the system, as they are undoubtedly doing. But it is the system itself, that is ultimately responsible for it’s own corruption. And, we the people must also accept some culpability in all this. But less, because alas, ordinary Americans have been largely cut out of the loop. It’s true. The we, the you, and me, unless we are multi-millionaires, willing to invest in politics, Parties, and political campaigns. Are not nearly as important to the process as we used to be. Unless that is, we believe the Robert’s Court. That contributing to politicians, or groups of them, or threatening to donate to a challenger, or tying a number of corporate entities, with like minded agendas together, to maximize clout, are all merely different forms of speech. If we take Chief Justice Roberts at his word, a note to your congressman, asking for more environmental oversight on fracking operations, with a $20,00 dollar check attached. Has exactly the same effect, if you write your congressman asking for less regulation of the fracking industry, and attach a $20 million dollar check. Justice Roberts sees nothing but two citizens exercising the same Constitutional Right of free speech. And right there is where our outrage belongs. Think of it this way. If someone throws a snake in your bed, and you get bit. Are you going to blame the snake?

    • crabjack

      Dude, they are the system. If a snake throws a snake into your bed; yes! You blame the snake….

      • charleo1

        They have the system doing their bidding. But, they are not the system, yet anyway. If it wasn’t legal, they couldn’t do it.
        For example, when the Bank of Canada lobbied the Canadian Government to suspend certain banking regulations to allow them to buy, and sell collateralized debt obligations, the Government of Canada refused. And as a result, their recession, was much milder than ours. No government bailouts, exploding unemployment, collapse of their housing market, or anything like what we experienced here. So, it doesn’t have to be the way it is here.

      • dedegold

        Where the Canadian gov’t refused their bank, our gov’t caved into the banks upon threats of a financial meltdown coming our way. We got taken and we know it now.

      • charleo1

        I think we need to realize, it doesn’t have to be this way. That first, it is essential that we have a representative government, that actually represents us, and protects our interests. That is first, and foremost. If the economy, in which we all must make our livings, is first of all, going to allow us to do so. And part of that, has to be a gov. that is willing to work on the behalf of all American workers. That to become what we’re very quickly becoming, spells disaster for America, and most of the people in it. Where a select few become very wealthy, then buy, and use the United States Government as a instrument to funnel the wealth of the Country to themselves, and trap millions of our kids into low wage, dead end jobs, that will have them living out a dreary, miserable, hand to mouth existence. In a place that once offered more opportunity than anywhere on earth. The example of a more responsible Canadian Gov. that did the right thing in the beginning. And actually did their banks a favor, is exactly the proper role of a Gov. We here seem to be having such a hard time determining, what that is. At least they keep shoving the question in front of us. While claiming they don’t want the gov. involved in regulating commerce, picking winners, and losers. But, prefer a very small, and inexpensive, weak little outfit, to basic manage a trillion dollar per year military, and hand out subsidies. When the gov. they claim they want, could not have pulled their asses out of collapse, or set a plunging economy back on it’s wobbly legs. So, their argument is false on it’s face. It’s contrived. The, “Want it all, bunch,” must be told, that in America, at least, they can’t have it all. That what they’re demanding is neither Capitalism, nor Constitutional. What they are demanding is our freedom. They must be told, this is not on the auction block. This is our Country.

    • Joe Ball

      charleo1 seems to be the only sane person on this post. The system is the problem and it was built by 2 political parties that don’t have a nickels worth of difference between them. This whole charade of the rich against the poor, conservatives against liberals is just a distraction so that we will not notice the Congressional/wall street rape and pillage of what was once a great nation, and is now a shadow of itself. i know nothing I say here will cause anyone to actually think about where we are and how we got here, but I try none the less because I care about this country, and I fear that my children have no future, since the point of no return is upon us. There are not more than a handful of people of the 535 that are selling the whole world down the drain while making themselves wealthy while making each of the 99% poorer. You attack the employers instead of the bankers that use YOUR retirement funds to rob you of a future. You probably still bank at Chase, Wells Fargo, Citi, BOA, and let Goldman manage your pension fund, instead of using a Credit Union or a local bank!

      • youmustgo

        Employers could treat employees like human beings. They don’t. Employers could give good quality health insurance, they didn’t. Employers could have done a lot of things out of love and appreciation for their employees and families. They haven’t. They could have encouraged unions instead of helping bust them. They aren’t. Someone STOLE our retirement funds in 2008, like a thief in the middle of the night. How could ANYONE hoard money, watch people die, and not want to PAY them their fair share, with dignity? Need I go on???

  • Dan Mackey

    Or, now that he has won, doesn’t want to gloat.

  • Ardagh

    Oh, the poor widdle baby. Meanwhile, children in America are starving, 1 in 6 women are raped, black children are being LEGALLY murdered, water supplies in poor communities are being contaminated, THIS asshole’s policies have contributed to that, and he wants us to feel pity for him? This goes beyond out of touch — the guy’s delusional if he thinks he’s the victim. He knows as much about the ordinary American’s life as the ordinary American knows about life on other planets.

  • 2Smart2bGOP

    Actions speak louder than words, Mr Koch. And the actions of you and your brother scream volumes. What you say doesn’t matter.

  • Dhata Minor

    Total victim mentality, ploy of the typical sociopath.

    • pbfrank13

      Took the page right out of Saul Alinsky’s rules for radicals that ‘progressives’ have been pulling for years.

  • Kenton Forshee

    “Rather than try to understand my vision for a free society…”

    Right there. HIS vision. Who elected him to bring us HIS vision?


    • rasii

      Well said Mr. Forshee, well said

  • Dave

    The Koch Bros. need to realize America is not for sale. You can’t buy the country. Somebody shoot these sons of a bitch.

    • pbfrank13

      It is actually and has been ever since the government usurped the power to redistribute, favor some at the expense of others, and unequally apply the law. So long as the government exists to auction off special perks and privileges, people will be willing to lobby for a piece of the next legislation offer credits or subsidies. This is nothing new.

  • Eddie Higgins

    Fuck Charles Kock and his vision !

  • Laura Barmettler

    I can say any thing I want. That does not mean it is true. Same with crybaby Koch.

  • Tina Horn

    If you haven’t read where the Koch’s money came from, and their ancestor’s Nazi pasts you really should. Also their involvement with the John Birch society. These guys are clearly trying to take over the US without firing a shot. They’re buying the GOP, and they own them. If we don’t get the word out there, our nation will be lost. I know I sound paranoid, and a little crazy, but after reading all these articles I am convinced
    that we are in terrible trouble. Where’s Murrow and Chronkite when you need them?

  • Clifford Sondock

    The Koch brothers are hardly crybabies. I am surprised it took so long for one of then to write such a letter. Basically, Charles Koch is indicting all of those calling for more Government control over our lives and economy, fascists. Maybe he has have a point?