The Koch brothers; Charles and David Koch who have risen to fame in the recent past were total strangers to most Americans, these includes Washington DC which is home to the white house. Their rise to fame was sparked by their political ambitions and the motive to thwart President Obama’s policies and administration. Jane Mayers ‘ Covert Operations’ investigative report exposed the Koch brothers to a lot of scrutiny upon which further investigative reports were conducted.
The public got to know of the operations of Charles Koch with regards to their attempt to block President Obama’s and democrats agenda with the brothers digging deep into their pockets to block the democrats initiatives like cap and trade as well as the health reform; all this was done in a bid to promote the Republicans agenda and ensure that they won the elections.
Once the information about the Koch brothers went public, Democrats have waged a war against the Charles Koch and his initiative set on discrediting President Obama’s as well as the democrats’ agenda. Democrats argue that the Brothers spend a lot of money in back office side shows which are yet to bear fruits.
The multimillionaire brothers have now taken a much more active approach to politics; Charles Koch often takes interviews from journalists and bloggers. Having started their political careers intent on defeating the government’s agenda, the public and media have made up a lot of theories about their operations which are most of the time misleading or mythical.
The Koch brothers explain that their engagements in politics began way before the Obama administration as many would think. The Koch Brothers have been participating in the political arena although have never taken the front seat up until recently, with engagements in projects.
The Koch Network is not a personal project but a platform within which the Koch brothers can impact the politics of the nation; working together with all interested stakeholders and families in a bid to push for an agenda that feels right to them.
Democrats paint a picture of the Koch network as one with selfish interests; with most of the democrats claiming that the Koch network is designed to secure their vast business empire. However, this view is rather misguided because as much as Charles Koch would love to impose lower taxes and undercut workers unions, they are much more concerned about guaranteeing a free market agenda free of monopoly.
The Koch network is not what reporters paint it to be; it is not a secret bank, the reality is that the Koch Network is an organization run by the Koch brothers and their affiliates. This network champions agendas that are favorable to the country’s continued economic stability.
The last myth is that the Koch Network is the Third American political party. This myth is too farfetched since the Koch brothers pledge their allegiance to the Republican Party and not to any other individual candidate.