Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of the lefty mag The Nation, recently linked to an article alleging that it’s the goal of the Koch brothers to “discredit science and government.” Vanden Heuvel teased the article by asking what the Kochs are really after:

At least vanden Heuvel grabbing the anti-Koch baton might temporarily help give Harry Reid five minutes to catch his breath before launching into another Koch brothers fear-fest:

What do the Koch brothers want? Plenty, according to tweeters attempting to live up to the fear mongering the Left tries to gin up:




We’re fairly certain Harry Reid will pick up on this before too long.

  • Matthew Koch

    This Koch wants a cold beer.

    • RumDoooogie

      well u are just a racist with that last name…expect a audit

    • bazasho

      IPA for you! Cheers!

    • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ



    • Arkuy The Great

      Not a Coke? 😉

  • LinTaylor ✓vitrified
    • thetreyman

      i haven’t seen that in at least 10 years.

    • http://www.jabootu.com/acolytes/bnotes/ Apostic

      Heh. Just happened to be thinking of that the other day, along with this one:


    • hrhoward

      One of the best bumps ever. IMHO

  • waltermitty2012

    Waldo! The Koch brothers want to know where the heck is Waldo.

    The Koch brothers, like most of us, want to know how many are paying their Obamacare premiums and how many were previously uninsured. Information the administration will not or does not want to release.

  • Maxx

    If you’re to believe MSNBC, they want your kittens, your puppies, your newborns and of course, your virginity.

    • Michael Anderson (WB)

      Can’t have your virginity after your newborns, it’s only happened once.

      • Humanary Stew

        Progressives will lie about that like they do everything else. So no big deal.

      • Arkuy The Great

        Just because they want it does not mean it is possible. The landscape is littered with the wreckage of things they wanted.

    • conservativechick

      Maybe they feel they have to donate to conservative causes to counteract the effects of THESE guys on policy? Are we not allowed to have donors on our side?

      • Jay Stevens


  • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

    To join forces with Pinky and, The Brain…..

    .. um,… Simon Barr Sinister is already working with Soros,… Riff Raff might still be free lance though. Him, and Thanos, Ultron 5, and Fing Fang Foom…

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      Typical Koch brother conversation:

      “Why? What are we going to do tomorrow night, Charles?”

      “Same thing we do every night, David. Try and take over the world!”

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      “Are you pondering what I’m pondering, Pinky?”
      “I think so, Brain, but why would anyone think that ‘affordable’ means paying more money?”
      “Hmm, a worthy conundrum.”

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      And here I thought David Brooks and Mark Shields were Pinky and the Brain, respectively…there IS an uncanny resemblance:

  • Keith

    To quote Steve Martin from the 70’s—they want to be the all being, master of time, space and dimension; then they want to go to Europe.

  • Gallatin

    Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of the lefty mag The Nation, recently
    linked to an article alleging that it’s the goal of the Koch brothers to
    “discredit science and government.”

    Global warming nutjobs and governments don’t need the Koch brothers to discredit themselves, they’re doing a fine job all on their own.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    It’s an old joke by now, but what the hey:

    Katrina vanden Heuvel– they call her “Hurricane Katrina,” because she’s all wet, and way too windy.

    • SineWaveII

      … not to mention a national disaster.

  • Hotlanta Mike
    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      And democrats cannot understand why both republicans and most independents think they work hard to steal elections…. “why, could you possibly think WE would cheat”?…

      oh little things like this…. democrats you can lie to yourselves, but please, we’re way past believing election fraud isn’t your entire reason for being anymore. Water is wet, birds fly, fish swim, and democrats always try to steal elections.

    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      And yet libs still claim voter fraud isn’t real.

      • http://www.FunDMental.com TheRealJackpineSavage

        That’s because it’s the only way they can Win.

    • http://www.FunDMental.com TheRealJackpineSavage

      She’s the perfect Dem voter.

  • grumpyhillbilly

    The Kochs probably want far less than the leftie hero – George Soros.

  • FirstBoot

    Katrina, pull your skirt down, your biass is showing.

  • ToyZebra

    Government has discredited itself. As for science, it’s either fact or it’s not.

  • Jake Bradford

    I think a better question would be what do Katrina Vandenheuvel (I’m capitalizing it my own way you stuck up witch) & Joan Walsh want?
    1. the collapse of the traditional family (replaced by the state)
    2. overwhelming dependence on govt. to ensure statists win every election
    3. racial social justice -i.e whites to pay & be persecuted for the imagined Original Sin of white privilege
    4. their own ascendancy into the inner circles of the ruling leftist elites

    • algonquinmatt

      well done. you’ve got a bead on them.

    • SineWaveII

      But an exception from all of that for themselves and their families.

      • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

        Why that idiot Alec Baldwin can get show after show, and Paula Dean gets destroyed for one word used 30 years ago after she was mugged by a black man.

        Progressives are never held to their own standards, can openly bash gays and be not just forgiven, but the entire incident is erased. Phil Robertson has his interview effectively rewritten into a complete lie, distortion of what he actually said…. but Alec promises to suck up, make some more propaganda for the left,…. he’s their new BFF..

        Their rank hypocrisy is bad enough,.. but now it’s open warfare between the left’s MSM hacks, and America itself.

        • http://www.FunDMental.com TheRealJackpineSavage

          Best part is, in Deen’s case they ate one of their own. She was a Huge Obama supporter.

          • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

            She was,… had Michelle on her show twice, gushed like it was her first prom date.. it wasn’t enough. She was a lowly voter.

            Now, if she was a major donor, arranged fund raisers, she’d have been bullet proof. Her commitment wasn’t absolue to their party…. which tells you a lot about their priorities, none of it good.

    • http://www.FunDMental.com TheRealJackpineSavage

      5. They Really Really want to be relevant.
      (both miss the mark of course)

    • surroundedbyidiots

      Nailed it!!

  • Obama my Nigga

    I don’t think the Koch brothers want to discredit science and government. They want to use science to make as much money as possible. They may want smaller government and less regulation, but they will still have lobbyists to coerce legislation favorable to them making as much money as possible. The Koch brothers may appear to be conservative, but they are also cut-throat corporatists.

    • SineWaveII

      That’s the weird thing about it. They aren’t really conservative at all. More like libertarian. And they agree with the democrats on almost every issue. I think the democrat-news-industrial complex just pulled their name out of a hat. They really aren’t that different from Bill Gates or Warren Buffet except that they aren’t near as rich.

      • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

        Well the donations they make to political causes are consistently to the GOP., but they are pretty much libertarians. Gates and Buffet however are completely corporate animals too… but they’d cut their wrists before donating to the right, pure left wing crony capitalists of the worst kind.

        I suspect the leftist media gestapo selected them for irradication because they may have ranked low on the list of high end donors, but they do consistently donate to us and our causes, putting near the top of RNC donors.. just one more case of liberals persecuting our donors while theirs can actuslly commit crimes and get a pass… like Soros, wanted in 7 countries.

        let’s be honest here, these leftist scumbags are marking the Koch’s as targets for their lunatic fringe. They’re hoping for an assassination, begging for one. And if that fear drives ,some of our donors away..

        That was always their intention.

        The socialist loving left in the US doesn’t even try to and hide what they intend, they just expect their media to not bother reporting it.

  • DamnCat

    To crush their enemies, see them driven before them, and to hear the lamentation of their women.

    • SineWaveII

      And after that to work up a ‘number six’ on them.

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    What do Warren Buffet and Bill Gate’s (richest man in the world) want? Bill Gates met with 80 US senator’s on March 13th for a No Labels event. He had access to 4/5ths of our US Senators. So tell me why the Nation thinks about – how one billionaire playing “American Monopoly” is any different than another billionaire doing the same? Gates, Buffet, Soros – democrat boosters. I wonder what their combined wealth is worth? Enough to buy the presidency and shove through their fascist agendas?

    • TheExecutiveProducer

      All three of the men you mentioned have used their wealth to close the market to competition. (with the complicity of our government by the way). Less competition in the market place, the worse it is for you and me.

      I’d be curious to know how many health insurance providers existed in this country before 1970 and how many exist now. I’ll bet the answer to how health care got so screwed up in this country lies somewhere in this statistic.

      • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

        It’s all about monopolies.

  • NixTyranny

    To help you with what Herman Cain calls your “Koch addiction” @KatrinaNation What do the Kochs really want?

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    They really want The Nation to cover Soros for once.

  • Perry

    Steyer’s money? [email protected] What do the Kochs really want? Billionaire plans $100 million campaign for Democrats http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/02/18/billionaire-plans-100-million-campaign-for-democrats/

  • lesterwink23

    98% of the idiots who vilify the Koch brothers couldn’t pick them out of a lineup with Justin Bieber and Beyonce

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      And have no idea who Steyer, Gates, Buffet, and George (Javule Mein Herr) Soros even are. If you tell them, they either get red faced and scream “liar”,…. or they fumble with excuses. Mostly, they’re in denial that they could ever be exactly as bad as they claim we are.

      So you deal with a twin set of delusions…

      That we are the most evil branch of humanity evah, according to them.
      That they haven’t adopted every vile behavior they attribute to te right.

  • SandyLester

    Let’s see better hospitals.
    The donated $100,000,000 to a hospital to hire more nurses, revamp the children’s wing…………SEIU, nurses union and other assorted liberals demanded the hospital return the money.

    Liberals a devoid of reason.

    • Heather Atkinson

      More arts. They donate to keep theatres open.

    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      Libs do that, and then turn around and pretend they care about children.

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

    Truth is Treason to an Empire Built of LIES

    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      The Koch Bros. aren’t donating to the people that libs demand them to, which is why they think they are evil. If the Koch Bros. donated to the same places as Soros, the libs would love the Koch Bros.

  • Markward

    They want Energon Cubes and the all-spark.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Those deceiving Decepticons deceived us.

  • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

    They want to tug on Superman’s cape, to spit into the wind, to pull the mask off the ol’ Lone Ranger, and to mess around with Jim.

    • ForTheRepublicOfDave

      They also want to Rollerskate in a buffalo herd.

    • SineWaveII

      After that they are going to move on to Leroy Brown.

  • H50 ✓RAT

    Stardate 2014, Captains log; Weve ascertained that this planet is devoid of independent thought and seems to move from one derangement syndrome to another, demonizing their fellows without any logical justification.
    The latest plague of derangement syndrome is called KDS (Koch derangement syndrome). There is no cure.

  • Ed McDowell

    Maybe they want the opposite of George Sorass plus a lot of sex, drugs and rock n roll. Maybe they want a return to our Judeo/ Christian values, the country that people came to to be free not to exploit and like that.

  • AT

    What do the Kochs really want?

    To be the guinness world record holder of crazy conspiracy theories about them.

  • Ghee!

    I’ll take, “their country back”, for $100million, Alex.

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    Why do none of these liberal trash think this way about the rich liberal elitists?

    • MrSnuggles2k2

      Ends justify the means.

  • JohnFLob

    Why does she remind me of the NOLA Katrina? Could it be the waste and destruction her posts, comments, and publications wrack on human minds?

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    “What do the Kochs really want?”

    They just want what Obama and the Democrats clearly don’t: functional and affordable healthcare.

  • lonestar

    VandenHeuvel is a trust fund liberal trying to tell the rest of us how to live. Like she ever had to work for anything or worry about paying for health care! Why are so many super rich trust fund recipients always spouting the liberal doctrine? They never share their wealth.

  • Kele Johnson

    What do the Koch brothers really want? My bet is on the Elder Wand, the Cloak of Invisibility, and the Resurrection Stone.

  • mrspinky85

    They really don’t have anything, yet, to attack the right on. They want to use the Koch brothers but it isn’t sticking like they want. Please all dems run on Obamacare.

  • LegalizeShemp

    They want the Left and the government to leave them alone, as do millions of other freedom loving Americans.

  • LegalizeShemp

    “What do I want? I want a new owner!” Sincerely, Barbara Walter’s vibrator

  • tommcgtx

    For a second there, I thought “Since when did Mick Jagger edit The Nation”?

  • Markward

    Because there is a few voyager fans here, I’ll indulge you:

    The Koch’s want to conquer the fifth dimension!

  • Billy Jeff

    They want their own deathstar with no openings to the reactor so that pesky skywalker can’t blow it up.

  • Billy Jeff

    They want a world where liberals would be the only ones affected by liberal policies.

  • porgiefirefighter

    They just wanted to sign up for Obamacare. The site kept crashing and now they are mad.

  • Evie1949

    As soon as you answer this question: “What does George Soros really want?”