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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:29 AM

The Mercer Family: information everyone needs to know

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A Timeline on the Destruction of the United States

By 2011, the Mercers had joined forces with Charles and David Koch, who own Koch Industries, and who have run a powerful political machine for decades. The Mercers attended the Kochs’ semiannual seminars, which provide a structure for right-wing millionaires looking for effective ways to channel their cash. The Mercers admired the savviness of the Kochs’ plan, which called for attendees to pool their contributions in a fund run by Koch operatives. The fund would strategically deploy the money in races across the country, although, at the time, the Kochs’ chief aim was to defeat Barack Obama in 2012. The Kochs will not reveal the identities of their donors, or the size of contributions, but the Mercers reportedly began giving at least a million dollars a year to the Kochs’ fund. Eventually, they contributed more than twenty-five million.

The Mercers also joined the Council for National Policy, which the Times has described as a “little-known club of a few hundred of the most powerful conservatives in the country.” The Mercers have contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars. The group swears participants to secrecy. But a leaked 2014 roster revealed that it included many people who promoted anti-Clinton conspiracy stories, including Joseph Farah, the editor of WorldNetDaily. The group also brought the Mercers into the orbit of two people who have become key figures in the Trump White House: Kellyanne Conway, who was on the group’s executive committee, and Steve Bannon.

In 2011, the Mercers met Andrew Breitbart, the founder of the fiery news outlet that bears his name, at a conference organized by the Club for Growth, a conservative group. They were so impressed by him that they became interested in investing in his operation. Breitbart, a gleefully offensive provocateur, was the temperamental opposite of Robert Mercer. (In 2010, Breitbart told this magazine, “I like to call someone a raving cunt every now and then, when it’s appropriate, for effect.”) Nevertheless, the Mercers were attracted to Breitbart’s vision of “taking back the culture” by building a media enterprise that could wage information warfare against the mainstream press, empowering what Breitbart called “the silenced majority.”


I watched a documentary last night ... and in it ... I learned that Nixon coined? or used? the term “silent majority” as a dog whistle to the white supremacists ....

This article is from March 2017 .... but is very relevant to what is going on now ...

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UpInArms Nov 2018 OP
dalton99a Nov 2018 #1
UpInArms Nov 2018 #2
olegramps Nov 2018 #4
KPN Nov 2018 #5
Sneederbunk Nov 2018 #3
Guy Whitey Corngood Nov 2018 #6

Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:50 AM

1. It's a great article

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:54 AM

2. Fills in a lot of missing blanks

... at least for me

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 01:18 PM

4. Sure solution. Capture Senate and House then 70-80% top bracket tax and limited inheritance.

It would be just be just getting back the money they stole from the working class. Excessive, hell no. The top rate was over 90% during the WII and until Kennedy lowered it.

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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 01:23 PM

5. Ouch! That'll grab em where it hurts.

Things would need to get a lot worse for a lot of uninformed voters before anything like this would have any possibility. ... But i’m in.

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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:04 AM

3. These people need to testify before House committees.

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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 01:27 PM

6. K&Fuckin'R. Not enough people know who these sociopaths are. nt

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