This should confuse you more than Clint Eastwood’s debate with an Invisible President Obama. The Koch brothers have been steadfast in their support of anyone but Obama, so much so that the duo have funneled millions into an effort to elect Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
While serving as a delegate for New York at the convention, David Koch (careful, it’s a trap!) proclaimed support for tax increases, military cuts and same sex marriage. No, this is not The Onion. During an interview with Politico, Koch declared his opposition with the GOP on the aforementioned issues.
“I believe in gay marriage” declared the billionaire when asked about the GOP’s stance on gay rights.
After pointing out to Koch that most GOPers oppose gay marriage, he responded, “Well, I disagree with that.” At this point, Koch moved on to say that the U.S. military should withdraw from the Middle East. In fact, John McCain, who spoke at the Republican National Convention made war noises which resounded across the Internet. As if that’s not enough to want to thump yourself upside the head in wonder, Koch continued (again, this is a trap) stating that the government should consider defense cuts, in addition, tax increases should be utilized to get its fiscal house in order.
Oh joy. So, the next time a Republican states that if a millionaire/billionaire supports tax increases, they can just send a check to the government, we can now send them a link to David Koch’s interview.
On military cuts Koch stated, “I think to balance the budget, probably every federal department has to take cuts in my opinion. We have to spread it around.”
OK, stop right there. “We have to spread it around.” Socialist!
To any Libertarian’s dismay:
Koch also said he now considers himself a Republican first and foremost — rather than a Libertarian or a nonpartisan supporter of free enterprise — despite a background in Libertarian politics and some views that are out of step with the GOP orthodoxy.
“The Libertarian Party is a great concept. I love the ideals, but it got too far off the deep end, and so I dropped out,” Koch said. “I think the Republican Party has a great chance of being successful and that’s why I support it,” he said, adding “but I believe in the libertarian principles.”
Again, this is a trap. To quote FreakOutNation’s admin (not verbatim), ‘This can’t be real. Soon, Republicans will yell Bazinga! It’s all been a joke.” Mr. Sweetie (the admin) has stated that Republicans are trying to lose the election. At this point, I warily rest my head in my hands, due to shaking it so much in disbelief, and respectfully concur.
Did I mention that this is a trap?