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The Koch Brothers Invited Billionaire Conservatives To Palm Springs For Something Other Than An Orgy

Over the weekend Charles and David Koch, the Tea Party’s silent financial backers, threw their annual confab to plot strategy with 200 of their closest conservative billionaire buddies. The brothers, whose Americans for Prosperity vehicle funds many Tea Party movements, spent four days with Venn Diagrams and white boards (I imagine) figuring out how to take down the Obama administration, what with its socialized health care and conspiracy theories about climate change. “Our goal must be to beat back the unrelenting attacks and hold elected leaders accountable,” the invitation read. So where, oh where, did the Brothers Koch — together worth an estimated $35 billion, thanks to their firm Koch Industries — choose to host this year’s super secret playdate? At the Rancho Mirage Resort in Palm Springs. Ahem.

While CPAC, the gathering for common conservatives, frets about a bunch of GOProud gays infiltrating the inner sanctum of Obamascare, here we have some of the world’s wealthiest men (and a smattering of women) getting shirtless, drunk, and cannon balling into a resort hotel’s pools in the middle of a gay mecca. Interestingly, the 25 people arrested in Palm Springs this weekend were not part of some Koch-organized sex cruising event. But if you’ve ever seen a gathering of conservatives like the one the Koch brothers put together, you know it’s about as gay as things can get. That a gay cruising spot is just a few steps away, I’m sure, was pure coincidence.

By:           JD
On:           Jan 31, 2011
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  • 5 Comments
    • kityglitr
      kityglitr

      You know, instead of arguing with Tea Partiers (which is pretty much a useless activity because they never listen), whenever I have to confront one of these ignoramuses I’m going to remind them that their movement is funded by these guys. Just keep hammering home the fact that a couple of billionaires, working for the interests of other billionaires are actually the brains (ha!) behind their “Party of the People”. Not like it would sink in though…

      Jan 31, 2011 at 1:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Soupy
      Soupy

      Teabaggers love billionaires. They know that they are just one lottery ticket away from being one. And it will be time for a double wide.

      Jan 31, 2011 at 2:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scott
      Scott

      Am I missing something or is there absolutely no point to this article? Billionaires should be able to spend their money any way they want to and they certainly have the right to try to convince their friends to do the same. It’s absolutely no different than what the liberal billionaires in this country do on a regular basis. And, the Kochs have a home in the Palm Springs area, which is probably why they have the event there in the winter. Just saying.

      Jan 31, 2011 at 3:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • IE
      IE

      The are evil and sinister and are destroying this country.

      Jan 31, 2011 at 5:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tjr101
      tjr101

      These two old men are the faces of evil.

      Jan 31, 2011 at 5:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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