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Rate That Oligarch
Wall Street Journal, by Editorial

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 3/27/2014 8:11:10 PM

You may have noticed that our friends on the left have begun to refer to the Koch brothers and other rich conservatives as "oligarchs." Like calling evangelicals "jihadists" and the tea party "racist," this comparison to the billionaires in Vladimir Putin´s circle is meant to stigmatize and marginalize these men politically and socially. This latest Saul Alinsky tactic got us thinking about who really qualifies as an American oligarch. If the definition is someone who becomes rich by association with government power and policies, and then assists those in power, the Kochs would barely make the list. Their companies are usually

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Belwhatter, 3/27/2014 8:23:00 PM     (No. 9787399)

Bill Gates should be included in this list for his promotion of the common core robotizing curriculum - at least one Timchenko if not more - our kids are America´s future after all.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TulsaTowner, 3/27/2014 9:02:22 PM     (No. 9787447)

I nominate George Kaiser of Tulsa. An Obama Obundler who was given lawless special treatment as an investor in Solyndra also founded and runs the Kaiser Family Foundation, which is essentially a non-taxed progressive political operative organization.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: VAfreedomluver, 3/27/2014 9:11:10 PM     (No. 9787465)

Warren Buffett has become almost the quintessential "oligarch" in the Russian meaning of that term. He lobbies for law changes and government programs and then profits handsomely from them.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Kristen, 3/27/2014 9:11:30 PM     (No. 9787466)

I´m reminded of the money Bill Gates donated for a new toilet seat design. Never found out what the winner was.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: wildcat1, 3/27/2014 9:18:10 PM     (No. 9787476)

We need to start referring to 0bama as the monarch. That would drive th mediots nuts.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: li´l Abner, 3/27/2014 9:29:49 PM     (No. 9787489)

Oh, Barbara Boxer, and Diane Feinstein both deserve at least 6 Timchenkos. Timchenk, timchenk, timchenk, thimchenkos...........

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Reply 7 - Posted by: fireboy, 3/27/2014 9:57:12 PM     (No. 9787543)

Carlos Slim also makes millions every year from Obamaphones. That´s got to be worth at least a couple more Timchenkos.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 3/28/2014 5:49:23 AM     (No. 9787780)

What´s wrong with "titans of industry?"

I noticed "oligarch" being used on the Koch brothers, too.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 3/28/2014 6:38:02 AM     (No. 9787805)

Most everyone in the House and Senate too...

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