“Koch brothers” has morphed into a shorthand description of a consortium consortium of greedy 1-percenters, which bought and paid for the right wingers.
My reading of the latest used tea leaves is that they’ve lost control of what they bought and paid for, and are now officially afraid.
They should be.
If the baggers manage to tank the economy completely, all the coal and gas industries are going to stop making money. All of the their investments in stocks and bonds are going to lose significant value. The value of their mega plex homes will drop like a rock. When United States goes under, we will take the world with us: all of their money that they’ve squirreled away in the Caymen’s Islands will be worth what they are to the human race.