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Koch brothers have tentacles in Cain’s campaign?

Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential hopeful Herman Cain keeps telling people he’s the outsider, but there’s a deep dark secret he isn’t sharing; the “Pizza Man’s” economic ideas, support and organization are allegedly tied to the two billionaire Koch brothers, the same who bankroll right-leaning causes through their PAC “Americans for Prosperity” (AFP). Of course it’s their prosperity they’re talking about not ours, as in “Americans”.

The Koch’s have many former staff inside Cain’s campaign, such as his campaign manager and a number of other aides who’ve worked for AFP, which has operatives constantly lobbying for lower taxes and less government regulation and spending, spreading their wealth amongst their GOTP owned politicians.

Cain’s attachment to AFP has been going on for years, and the so-called “outsider” has credited a member of the AFP advisory board with helping devise his “9-9-9” plan. The Pizza Man’s been speaking at AFP events for years working on building of loyal grassroots fans.

According to the Associated Press (AP) the AFP tapped Cain as the public face of its “Prosperity Expansion Project,” and he traveled the country in 2005 and 2006 speaking to activists who were starting state-based AFP chapters from Wisconsin to Virginia. Through his AFP work he met Mark Block, a longtime Wisconsin Republican operative hired to lead that state’s AFP chapter in 2005 as he rebounded from an earlier campaign scandal that derailed his career.

Block and Cain sometimes traveled together as they built up AFP: Cain was the charismatic speaker preaching the ills of big government; Block was the operative helping with nuts and bolts.

After President Barack Obama’s election, Cain became a draw at growing AFP-backed rallies, impressing activists with his mix of humor and rhetoric against the President’s policies.

Block is now Cain’s campaign manager, even though he has a tainted past; in 2001 he had to pay a $15,000 dollar settlement after being accused of illegalities in a Wisconsin Supreme Court justice’s re-election.

So, Cain is connected to the Koch brothers; if the fact he wasn’t remotely qualified to be president wasn’t enough of a reason not to vote for him, having the Koch’s pulling the Pizza Man’s strings definitely is. The last thing America needs is a president being owned lock, stock and barrel by the Kochs.

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Posted by on October 16, 2011 in 2012 Election


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