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Bryan Preston


July 9, 2014 - 8:12 am

The allegedly non-partisan League of Conservation Voters is fully on board with the latest Democratic Party talking points. Following the lead of Sen. Harry Reid’s obsession with the Koch brothers, the LCV is blasting away at the Koch brothers, according to The Hill:

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) launched a new TV spot Tuesday targeting GOP Senate candidate Scott Brown for his ties to conservative donors Charles and David Koch.

The 30-second ad buy called “Billionaires” asks why the “out-of-state oil billionaires” are in New Hampshire.

“It’s no surprise that the out-of-state oil billionaire Koch Brothers are behind a multimillion dollar ad campaign to defeat Jeanne Shaheen and send one of Big Oil’s best friends back to the Senate. They know Scott Brown will continue where he left off by protecting oil industry profits at the expense of taxpayers and public health,” said Daniel J. Weiss, senior vice president for campaigns at the LCV.

That’s a funny charge, coming from the League of Conservation Voters.

Hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer is widely known to be using his billions to demand that the Democratic Party does exactly what he wants, or he will pull his $100 million funding. Steyer uses his money to play in elections all over the country. Steyer claims that he is only interested in preserving the environment. Actually, he’s just a rent-seeker who “depends on government connections to produce subsidies and mandates that make his ‘green’ energy investments profitable,” according to Powerline.

He fits the very definition of an “out-of-state billionaire,” yet the LCV isn’t slamming him or any Democrat who takes money from him. Because the LCV agrees with him.

The LCV also agrees with the Rockefellers, whose fortune was built on oil. The LCV is based in Washington, DC. The Rockefellers are based all over, chiefly in New York. Laurence and Wendy Rockefeller of New York give substantially to the League every year, according to Open Secrets. According to the New York Times, “Mr. Rockefeller is a great-grandson of John D. Rockefeller, a founder of the Standard Oil Company; the late Senator Nelson W. Aldrich of Rhode Island, and the late Frederick Billings, president of the Northern Pacific Railroad.”

Just one of the guys!

The League of Conservation Voters doesn’t have a problem taking money from “out-of-state billionaires,” does it?

Would it kill them to make an honest, principled argument rather than resorting to hypocritical “out-of-state billionaires” nonsense?


Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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The left continues its lying ways. Soros, Zuckerberg, Bloomberg, Steyer, unions flood coffers of Dems. Nothing
the Kochs do is against taxpayers or national health.
People would die from poverty without affordable energy
and the economy would tank. Kochs have donated $billions to charities. A vote for a Dem is a vote for
monarchy. Obama/Reid dictatorship must be ended.
Soros is a one man WMD who wants to kill American
economic superiority.
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Check all the billionaires in the US and check their donations against OpenSecrets and you'll probably find that 90% of their campaign contributions go to Democrats.

Corporations play both sides, so their donations are 60-40 and 40-60, but the billionaires and high-millionaires are decidedly leftist, perhaps from some guilt about their ill-gotten gains (since virtually none are producers but cronyists and entertainers, it's justified).
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