Wow, finally. It sounds like Jane Mayer's new book, “Dark Money,” has really hit the nail on the head of the modern conservative movement:
The New York Times reports:
Ms. Mayer, a staff writer at The New Yorker, presents the Kochs and other families as the hidden and self-interested hands behind the rise and growth of the modern conservative movement. Philanthropists and political donors who poured hundreds of millions of dollars into think tanks, political organizations and scholarships, they helped win acceptance for anti-government and anti-tax policies that would protect their businesses and personal fortunes, she writes, all under the guise of promoting the public interest.Not being funny when I say that you really have to hand it to these people for even getting poor people and Christians -- whose belief system is supposed to go completely against this way of thinking -- to join their self-interested cause.
The book goes on to say the father of the billionaire Koch brothers helped construct a major oil refinery in Nazi Germany that was personally approved by Adolf Hitler, but I don't even have the energy to act surprised let alone outraged.