Charles Koch Compares Obama to Saddam, Advocates “Mother of All Wars” Against Him


    More violent rhetoric from the lunatic fringe, in this case Tea Party financier Charles Koch, against Barack Obama and the Democrats. What else is new from these people, right? Anyway, this is what we’re dealing with right now, and heading into 2012.

    In a dire situation like this, with Teapublican extremists on one side and imperfect but sane Democrats on the other, I’ll opt for the latter every time. And, frankly, I don’t give a rat’s hindquarters how frustrated any liberals, leftists (e.g., check out this utter idiocy), progressives, Democrats, independents, etc. are with President Obama (although he’s actually accomplished a great deal with a HORRIBLE hand dealt to him at the outset, and given the monomaniacal Teapublican opposition to him from Day #1 in Congress).

    The fact is, the political choice is binary in this country, realistically speaking: it’s either Obama and the Democrats on the one hand; or Charles Koch, Eric Can’tor, and the rest of the right-wing extremists on the other hand. What’s at stake here? Only our country, our freedoms, our futures.  Your choices are also binary: fight or acquiesce. For my part, I’m fighting. Anyone with me? Or would you prefer to acquiesce to Charles Koch and Company, as they compare President Obama to Saddam Hussein and declare “the mother of all wars” against him? I know where I stand, and it’s not even a tough question.

    P.S. If you’re an environmentalist, as I am, who is frustrated/angry right now (as I am) over the Keystone pipeline and postponed smog regulations, I’d simply point out that in Charles Koch/Rick Perry America, the environment will be a smoldering ash heap. Any further questions?

    • 5oclockshadow

      As I’ve posted elsewhere, President Obama could club a baby harp seal to death on the steps of the capital and use the blood to sign a Norquist notax pledge and he would still be worth fighting for tooth and nail every day between now and november 2010.

      The insanity of the far right is so extreme now, that billionares are declaring all out war while the congressional GOP is willing to destroy the world economy (again) because they can.

      You are either fighting conservatism or you are being screwed by it.  Wake up America!  This stuff is as old as the Pharoahs and our brief couple of centuries of freedom easily crumble when the rights of individuals are ground under the boots of the super rich.

      Conservative greed, ignorance, and hate already have their roots too deeply in the American mindset for us to stand aside or fight amongst ourselves. The only thing standing between America and Banana Republic status is progressives and liberals who will get out and fight.  

    • Hugo Estrada

      I will still vote for Obama, Lowell, but Matt Stoller is right. Obama has endorsed major Bush policies. Obama and the Democratic Party’s deafness towards its liberal and progressive base is alienating many.

      Stoller’s proposal to primary Obama may be a desperate move, but considering how deaf the Obama administration and many elected Democrats are to the left, one can’t blame him for proposing it. It is the unresponsiveness towards the base that is making many liberal lose faith in our democratic process.

      But more worrying than depressed liberals, who will vote for Obama in any case, is whether the elusive ones will show up. Obama won mainly because the poor, the young, and minorities showed up and voted. Many of these groups historically don’t show up to vote. Why? Because it doesn’t make a difference in their lives.

      And when Obama embraces conservatism, yes, they are right. They were doing horribly with Bush, and they are doing horribly with Obama. Obama asked them to believe and hope, they did, and they don’t have anything to show for it.

      Telling them that the GOP will make things worse won’t bring them to the polls, as history has shown us.