David Koch: "There's Some Extremists" in the Tea Party, But Others "Normal People Like Us"

David Koch: "There's Some Extremists" in the Tea Party, But Others "Normal People Like Us"
on

Lee Fang from ThinkProgress was able to interview David Koch briefly today during Koch’s visit to Washington to congratulate his freshly purchased Congress. Fang persistently sought Koch’s opinion of the Tea Party, which his company Koch Industries helped to spawn through its Kochtopus network.  When asked whether he is proud of the Tea Party movement his largesse built, David Koch replied:

“There’s some extremists there, but the rank and file are just normal people like us.”

Yes folks, David Koch is just a normal person, like us. In fact he’s exactly like all the other “normal people” with an estimated worth of $21.5 billion, including his brother Charles for instance, and about four other folks in America.  They’re a rather ‘extremist’ version of normal, but hey, who defines ‘normal’ these days anyway?  Apparently the billionaire birthers of the astroturf Tea Party, that’s who.

Feast your eyes on this normal person, appearing relaxed and confident after being booed at The Nutcracker in Brooklyn before Christmas

David Koch: "There's Some Extremists" in the Tea Party, But Others "Normal People Like Us"
Brendan is Executive Director of DeSmog. He is also a freelance writer and researcher specializing in media, politics, climate change and energy. His work has appeared in Vanity Fair, The Huffington Post, Grist, The Washington Times and other outlets.

Related Posts

on

Climate campaigners concerned over Jane Toogood’s role in a company that sells technology to produce hydrogen from methane.

Climate campaigners concerned over Jane Toogood’s role in a company that sells technology to produce hydrogen from methane.
on

The Vermont senator nevertheless supported final passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, calling it "a step forward" on climate and drug prices.

The Vermont senator nevertheless supported final passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, calling it "a step forward" on climate and drug prices.
on

Campaigners say action on climate change is in jeopardy if MPs such as climate science denier John Redwood are granted key posts.

Campaigners say action on climate change is in jeopardy if MPs such as climate science denier John Redwood are granted key posts.
on

British Airways owner IAG led the list of buyers last year, analysis shows.

British Airways owner IAG led the list of buyers last year, analysis shows.