Liberals in Wisconsin have been insisting – insisting – that by donating just under $50,000 to Scott Walker’s campaign, the libertarian-leaning billionaire Koch brothers have somehow managed to put everyone on the right under their dastardly control. Obviously, whenever anyone on the left joins in a protest, even if their slogans are conveniently similar and their targets are all pre-determined, they are all clearly independent thinkers who just coincidentally showed up at the same place at the same time. Right?
[A] left-wing outfit, Alliance for Justice (AFJ), has been one of the cheerleaders for the part of the Koch vendetta that is focused on attacking Supreme Court justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, who ruled in favor of the primacy of the First Amendment in the Citizens United case…
Who is involved in AFJ, and what does it do? It is actually a coalition of 74 member groups including some prominent left-wing groups such as the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), NARAL Pro-Choice America and the National Lawyers Guild. Its most visible role is in judicial nomination fights. It has — long before the Citizens United case — gone after Supreme Court justices nominated by Republican presidents.
So let’s get this straight. The Left is paranoid about the level of control of a couple of rich dudes who have little to no interest in what’s actually going on in Wisconsin. In response, they’ve called out a cadre of leftwing front groups hell-bent on Koch destruction, all basically funded by George Soros, a left-wing billionaire who uses his cash to basically control everything the Left is doing and has done for the last decade and who has both a financial and personal interest in keeping public employees in a union because…and this is important…he basically owns the service employees union, SEIU.
It begs the question as to what the Left is really fighting for: their own very special interests in keeping government money flowing to union fat cats and failed public school teachers, or the will of the billionaires who are pulling their strings. Since they’ve spent so much time going after the Kochs, it stands to reason, based on the psychological phenomenon of projection, it’s most definitely the latter.