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Amnesty fans cheer GOP, Teaparty mostly ignoring immigration to oppose Obamacare (NumbersUSA, Tea Party "Patriots") - 08/20/13

... reform at all. Club for Growth and Americans for Prosperity, for example, are two that are staying out of the fray. AFP spokesman Levi Russell said the group made the decision a long time ago not to get involved in immigration reform. “We stick to our issue areas of government spending, health care and energy,” Russell said. “A lot of folks are conflicted. I haven’t seen any real effort to...

Proof Tea Party is astroturf: Koch group tried to start Teaparties in 2002 - 02/12/13

... two groups: FreedomWorks and Americans for Prosperity. Two Freedomworks leaders - Dick Armey and Matt Kibbe - served on the CSE board in 2004 before the split. The domain now has a holding page, but Freedomworks still owns it. In case anyone tries to claim that the Teaparties were just a spontaneous movement that started in 2009, ask them to explain the 2002 website that has all the features of...

Americans for Prosperity suppresses Teaparty discussing immigration, Agenda 21 - 10/14/12

... of a major Koch-funded group - Americans for Prosperity - working to keep the Teapartiers from focusing on immigration (link): [The Koch brothers] haven't funded the tea party directly, largely because they haven't received any proposals that meet their criteria, [their longtime political strategist Rich Fink] said. But Fink said they do fund groups, including Americans for Prosperity, which...

Texas 2012 GOP platform goes "liberal" on immigration (IRCOT, Koch) - 06/09/12

... Maria Martinez. She was with Americans for Prosperity in Austin [1]. AFP is closely linked to the Koch family, and the Kochs also fund groups that promote loose borders such as Reason Magazine. If you oppose massive/illegal immigration, those affiliated with the Kochs should be near the top of your list of people to oppose. Yet, the head of the IRCOT used to work for one of their key...

Occupy DC helps the Koch brothers, shows what democracy actually looks like: a mob - 11/06/11

... held by the Koch brothers-linked Americans for Prosperity and featuring a constellation of libertarian-leaning All-Stars [1]. Instead of keeping their emotions in control, engaging their brains, and making valid, logical arguments against those All-Stars, OccupyDC acted like a thuggish mob. At the end they chant "This is what democracy looks like", and indeed it is - at least in the ochlocracy...

Get Equal, Rachel Lang unclear on fundamental American concepts (Bachmann, Kochs, glitter, Robert Erickson, Minneapolis) - 06/19/11

... Online conference is sponsored by Americans for Prosperity. AFP is part of the "Kochtopus", those groups funded or directed by the Koch family. There's a good chance that most of the people at RightOnline would be opposed to the other things the Kochs do, such as funding loose borders advocates like Reason Magazine and the Cato Institute. David Koch even joined with George Soros to give millions...

Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, Limbaugh, Hannity paid to promote FreedomWorks, AFP, Heritage (Koch, immigration) - 06/18/11

... promote groups like FreedomWorks, Americans for Prosperity, and the Heritage Foundation. In some cases it might not be obvious to their listeners that those hosts are promoting those groups in part due to the money they receive ("Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck sell endorsements to conservative groups" by Kenneth Vogel and Lucy McCalmont of Politico, link). * FreedomWorks sponsors Glenn...

Tea Party used to push corporate agenda (Institute for Liberty, Monsanto, Asian paper company) - 03/31/11

... Working with FreedomWorks and Americans for Prosperity, the institute co-sponsored early Tea Party events in Washington and published a guide called “How to Brew a Tea Party.” Mr. Langer can seem disarmingly candid when discussing his work. In a recent interview, he explained how the institute pitched its services to opponents of the Obama health care plan, resulting in a $1 million advertising...

Yet another example of Teaparty being useful idiots for the Koch brothers? (Madison union protests) - 02/19/11

... helped elect Walker [1], and their Americans for Prosperity has now created a site to support him and opposing at the least collective bargaining by public sector unions. However, it might also be an attempt to oppose collective bargaining in general [2]. Meanwhile, the Kochs have a financial interest in reducing labor costs in Wisconsin (as they do in other states) [3]. Today, the tea parties...

Koch family, U.S. Chamber, businesses met to plan strategy (+Glenn Beck, tea parties, "mobilize citizens for November") - 10/20/10

... to Work, and Tim Phillips of Americans for Prosperity. AFP has been a very active "facilitator" of the teaparty movement. Those who spoke at the June meeting include Peter Schiff (bad on immigration), Stephen Moore (ditto}, and Michael Barone (ditto). Others are: Ramesh Ponnuru; Phil Kerpen and Jeff Crank of AFP; Peter Wallison and Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute, Russ...

Glenn Beck "Restoring Honor" rally linked to Dick Armey (Koch too?) - 08/28/10

... Beck's rally and the Koch family. Americans for Prosperity - a tea party organizer and key part of the Koch apparatus - bused people into the rally as AFP volunteers discuss at the end of peekURL.com/vk5mabz If you oppose illegal immigration, the teaparty/Beck follower types are either standing in your way or are consorting with those who aren't on your side. UPDATE: CBS News hired a company to...

The Americans for Prosperity, Al Gore "Third Way" - 05/20/10

Americans for Prosperity offers the video "The Most Depressing Graduation Speech Ever" featuring an edited graduation speech Al Gore gave at the University of Tennessee: peekURL.com/va2vz9t AFP attempts to invite mockery of Gore as an environmental wacko, and a look at the comments on the video (youtube.com/comment_servlet?all_comments&v=r6so4XxkEg0) shows they've been quite successful as a...

Tea partiers reach final stage, get their own blimp (Americans for Prosperity balloon) - 08/19/09

... parties-promoting "grassroots" group Americans for Prosperity (linked to the Koch family [1], which is in the energy business) skipped the dress-up game stage and went straight for the gold: they've been conducting their own "2009 Nationwide Hot Air Tour" featuring a "70-foot-tall hot air balloon" (hotairtour.org, [2]): "This cap-and-trade scheme is nothing more than a tax on energy- plain and...