Thursday, September 08, 2011

audio - inside the koch bros. secret seminar

MotherJones | "We have Saddam Hussein," declared billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, apparently referring to President Barack Obama as he welcomed hundreds of wealthy guests to the latest of the secret fundraising and strategy seminars he and his brother host twice a year. The 2012 elections, he warned, will be "the mother of all wars."

Charles Koch would probably not publicly compare the president of the United States to a murderous dictator. (As a general rule, he and his brother don't do much politicking or speechifying in public at all.) But Mother Jones has obtained exclusive audio recordings from the Koch seminar, a private event that took place in June at a resort near Vail, Colorado.

These unprecedented recordings provide a behind-the-scenes look at how the Koch brothers and their comrades talk when they gather. They include a pair of keynote speeches and remarks by brothers Charles and David Koch, who spell out their political aims and name some of the "great partners" who have contributed millions of dollars to their causes. (The audio was provided by a source who approached the author after the event was over and was not seeking compensation.)

6 comments:

Dale Asberry said...

This picture chills me to my bones. Something about their expressions show them for the psychopaths they are.

CNu said...

my bad mayne, the picture is of a different pair of koch broshttp://www.blackbookmag.com/article/industry-insiders-derek-and-daniel-koch-day-party-entreprenueurs/4992 - and I took inappropriate license for precisely the reason you describe...,

uglyblackjohn said...

It does look like the guy from American Psycho.

Angry Leprecauhn said...

Mint!

Jessica Abby said...

where is the recording?

CNu said...

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/09/exclusive-audio-koch-brothers-seminar-tapes