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Koch vs Trump

Donald Trump is one of the most controversial figures in politics today. There are a lot of people who are tired of hearing about various things in the news. The Koch brothers are one of the most influential groups in business today. Charles Koch has had a long career of success in the finance industry. Anyone who wants to invest in the future should read and listen to what they have to say in business. They recently came out against Donald Trump and everything that he has been saying in the news. There are a lot of people concerned about the future of the country, and this is one of the biggest reasons why. Having people in the business world come out against Trump is big for several reasons. Not only does he have a track record in the world of business, but he also wants people to think he is right all the time.

Charles Koch is one of the Koch brothers who have had a tremendous career in the world of business throughout his life. Not only has he achieved success on a grand scale, but he has worked tirelessly to make a huge difference in the life of others. He has never been afraid to speak his mind, and that is more clear now than ever before. Over the past couple of years, he has become more involved in politics in his local area. Although his politics are usually more conservative, he came out against what Donald Trump had to say on a variety of issues. This took a lot of people by surprise simply because of his background in the world of business. There are a lot of people who want to understand how to stop Donald Trump in politics today.

There are a lot of people who think that Koch may have future plans to run for office. Although it is too late to know for certain, there are some indications that point that direction. With his most recent criticism of trump, this is just one of the most influential ways in which to deal with him. Over the long term, it will be interesting to see if Charles Koch continues to come out against Donald Trump.

When Two People on the Opposite Sides of a Political Spectrum Meet in the Middle

One can never be too certain when it comes to politics. Most times we tend to believe we know how things are going to turn out, but only a few of us get it right. The twists and turns in a soap opera don’t come close to the ones in politics. For example, it is not many times you see people on the opposite sides of a spectrum of politics agree on something unless they are both benefitting. And the chances of that happening are quite slim. However, they do. And it has happened.

Bernie Sanders is not a huge fun of Republicans and vice versa. So when Billionaire Industrialist Charles Koch, who has on numerous times supported Republicans vying for office shared the same sentiments with Bernie Sanders, many were shocked. And am guessing Bernie Sanders was shocked just as much. The Vermont Senator is a well-known Democratic Socialist while the billionaire industrialist is a libertarian. Bernie Sanders has occasionally expressed his concern over the country’s slow shift to an oligarchic society. In such a society, the country is governed by a handful of wealthy people who can manipulate both the economic and political situations in their favor causing the gap between the rich and the poor to widen. As it turns out, Charles Koch, Who Bernie Sanders thinks represents everything that is wrong with America, shares the same sentiments. Recently, Charles Koch shared an op-ed on The Washington Post noting that although the senator has more often than not misunderstood where he stands on some common issues, he agrees that the biased economic and political systems created by the country’s leaders should be tackled.

In the article, Charles Koch writes: “Whenever we allow government to pick winners and losers, we impede progress and move further away from a society of mutual benefit.” Charles Koch also goes further to point out that that is not the only sentiment the two share. They both agree that the criminal justice system is in dire need of reform. According to Charles Koch, the existing laws are tearing apart the lives of low-level and non-violent offenders.

The billionaire industrialist who is one of the richest people on earth has vested interests in politics and has never shied away from airing his concerns. He has numerously cited his opposition to corporate welfare. He has always advocated for minimal government interference in the economy since, according to him, too much government interference can lead to loss of liberty and prosperity.

Charles Koch Is Not A Fan Of Donald Trump

Charles and David Koch value their privacy. Although the two brothers run one of the biggest private corporations in the world, Koch Industries, the two do not seek the public limelight. Both invest a great deal of effort in libertarian and right-leaning political causes, and still prefer to keep their media appearances short and limited. Well, that used to be the case. Charles Koch has greatly increased his discussions with the press.

Recently, Charles Koch granted an interview to Vanity Fair magazine on the subject of Donald Trump. Charles Koch is not a fan of Trump, and the interview reveals several reasons why Koch feels Trump would be bad for the Republican Party and the country.

Charles Koch is planning on an $800 million investment in political advertising and other efforts during the upcoming election. Previously, no real decision was made on what to do about Trump. Now, it looks like the Kochs are going to make a decision soon about how to deal with Trump.

The hands-off approach to Trump was done to avoid a public war of words. Trump likes to attack his opponents verbally in the media. These public feuds end up being distractions. The distractions divert efforts away from other important areas.

The reason why Charles Koch is not a fan of Trump is he feels many of the policies Trump supports are antithetical to the American ideal. He also feels the bombastic nature of Trump lends itself more to spectacle as opposed to serious policy.

Not everyone knows this, but Trump and Charles Koch know each other fairly well. They have had dealings outside of the political arena in the past. No one should be surprised the two have had dealings. Both are heavily involved in many different business interests. Their paths crossed on positive notes numerous times. Today, things are different.

Charles Koch is an avid supporter of libertarian causes and, in the past, sought to boost the Libertarian Party to a viable third national organization in American politics. The Libertarian Party never reached such levels, and the Koch brothers moved onto the GOP. The hope was to move the GOP towards supporting numerous libertarian causes.

The Trump-Koch confrontation may never end up being a public one. Depending upon how the Koch organization chooses to oppose Trump, the methods may not end up becoming a personal public battle. The focus could be on policies, which is a less-bombastic approach.

Read the Vanity Fair article in its entirety here.

Rapper Killer Mike Wants to Be a State Representative

The idea of a rapper becoming a political candidate may be closer to reality than ever. Killer Mike, who’s real name is Michael Render, is asking fans to make him a write-in candidate for District 55 in Atlanta, Georgie. The seat was vacated due to a scandal that saw Tyrone Brooks lose his job. Now Render has taken to Instagram to ask fans to help him takes Brooks’ place.

“In Atlanta, Georgia, there will be special election tomorrow for District 55,” said Killer Mike. “Former state representative Tyrone Brooks no longer sits in the seat. I would like as many people as possible to go to the polls and write in Michael Render. Why? Because if I win, we win. Thank you. Now go vote.”

Christian Broda (valuewalk.com) knows that Render has been speaking out politically in the last year. He has made public comments about several highly publicized police brutality cases. Render, who’s father was a policeman, has also taken the time to speak about police officers who are doing a good job doing local community policing. Whether a celebrity can turn popularity into political equity is no longer in question. One needs only to think of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronald Reagan to realize it’s possible. So far a rapper has not been able to make the leap. In reality, few have tried. It’s an interesting time in American politics and pop culture. If Killer Mike gets elected, things will only get more interesting.

Speaking Truth to True Tyranny is Becoming a Millennial Ideal, JEB!

Jeb’s involved in a debacle of his own making. Jeb Bush was confronted by an irate teen about the instability that invading Iraq caused throughout the region. She rightfully faulted Jeb’s brother for causing the instability that led to thecreation of ISIS. Jeb says that that account is basically history re-written, but Saddam Hussein was nothing if he was not a major stabilizing force in the entire region. This does not even account for the fact that America invaded that country based on false premises and outright lies. Folks at Amen Clinics have found that General Colin Powell himself has said this same thing.

Jeb stuck his foot in his mouth when he recently asserted that he would have invaded Iraq just like his brother. The entire presidential field, both democrats and republicans are lambasting this assertion. There is little debate that the Iraq was the worst military blunder in American history if not world history. This is a matter of fact and not based on conjecture. Contrary to Jeb’s assertion, denying these fundamental facts are indeed the historical re-write. It was really laid bare by this student who refuses to let the Bush regime off of the hook. Jeb was clearly shaken by the line of questioning that was produced from this trending student.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is Visiting Somalia

Former Presidential hopeful and now current U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, touched down in Somalia yesterday for a unannounced trip. He landed in the capital city of Mogadishu where he was greeted by Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohammed and it’s Prime Minister, Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke.

According to the story on BuzzFeed.com, this trip makes Kerry the first US Secretary of State to visit the impoverished African country. Somalia is in the midst of a decades-long war with a militant group called the Al Shabaab. Kerry’s visit shows that the United States stands behind the Somali government as they attempt to defeat the militant group and take back power. Igor Cornelsen is aware that Somalia is working towards a peaceful democracy and the United States is willing to help.

While visiting the country, Kerry recorded a video that addressed the citizens of Somalia. In the video he address the Black Hawk Down incident which left several Americans and hundreds of Somali citizens dead. He said that Americans were forced to pull out of the country at that time, however we are ready to come back and work with the Somali people. During his visit, Kerry stayed only in the airport and did not venture out due to security reasons. He held several meetings with officials in the airport and announced that the United States will open their diplomatic mission with the city of Mogadishu.

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