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Response to WillyT (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 03:00 PM

4. Denis Calabrese is still around and still working for Koch interests

These days he's mostly involved with Tea Party affairs, and a couple of years ago he showed up as a spokesperson for James O'Keefe after the Mary Landrieu incident. But he still seems to be operating on behalf of the Koch brothers, who were behind so much of the astroturf Tea Party movement. (See, for example, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eric-zuesse/final-proof-the-tea-party_b_4136722.html)

http://cognidissidence.blogspot.com/2011/07/koch-brother-sock-puppet-show-hits-road.html

July 10, 2011

With the help of several friends and allies, we now find that the Koch Brothers Sock Puppet Show is on the road again, this time interfering with the {Wisconsin} recall elections.

Greg Sargent tripped the whole thing with this article showing that John Buckstaff, the fake Democrat in the race is actually a Republican backer and has donated money to Randy Randy "Bed" Hopper. Furthermore, Sargent tells us that a flyer that they've been distributing telling people to vote for Buckstaff is aimed at getting Republican voters to cross over in the primary and shut the real Democrat, Jessica King, out of the race immediately.

Also remarkable about Sargent's findings is that the flyer is paid for by a group called "Patriot Advisors." And this is where we go into the same sordid incestuous intermingling that the Koch Brothers are known for. Patriot Advisors is headed up by Tim Dunn and Denis Calabrese.

Calabrese, the former Chief of Staff for Dick Armey, is also on the director of the Sam Adams Alliance, yet another Koch Brother front group and money chute. This Sam Adams Alliance also funnels the Koch dollars to other groups like Americans For Prosperity and the Franklin Center for Public and Government Integrity*. ... Just to be clear, the Sam Adams Alliance, Patriot Advisors and Franklin Center are all Koch-funded groups with incestuous ties to each other.

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