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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Krieger's Corollary to Godwin's Law

For John, BLUFAnd yet running for office costs a lot of money.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

Krieger's Corollary to Godwin's Law:
"As an online political discussion that includes Democrats grows longer, the probability of the invocation of the Koch Brothers approaches 1."
Here is a recent example, from a Nobel Laurette, Professor Paul Krugman.  My Brother, the Democrat, mentioned it.  Not my other Brother, from Northern Virginia.  On the other hand, the Koch Brothers come in 77 on this list.  Frankly, I had them up around number 50.  Incidentally, the Koch Brothers never surfaced when I ran, twice, for State Rep.  Nor did Mr Martin Burke get a donation from the Koch Brothers when he ran two years ago.

Per the Washington Examiner the Koch Brothers, per Open Secrets dot Org actually rank number 59, behind such other conservative organizations such as AFSCME, NEA, IBEW, UAW, Carpenters & Joiners and SEIU.

As Professor Althouse has it:

I think it's like the way 15 is 105 in dog years.  $18 million — the Koch total — should be understood in "conservative" dollars when ranking "most evil" donors.  Let's use the "dog years" multiplier of 7, to demonstrate the concept.  $18 million is $128 million in conservative dollars.  So, understood properly, the Koch Brothers actually do rank #1 on the most evil donor ever ranking.
Krieger's Corollary to Godwin's Law.

Regards  —  Cliff

  That was yesterday.  Today he invokes Godwin's Law, but, he says, in a good way.
  Hat tip to the Instapundit.

1 comment:

Neal said...

The mind of the Liberal/Progressive is a bizarre world of imaginary demons and dungeons, all of course wearing the armor of the dastardly conservative, no doubt led by the nose into perdition by.......wait for got it.......a TEA PARTIER.

I was relieved to discover that the Koch brothers were reasonably normal folks. Having no first hand knowledge of their well to do clan (or need to know), I imagined from all the hue and cry from Democrats that these were to fire breathing Republican dragons to whom every conservative high or low station had to pay homage. I often wondered how the head of the GOP could be elected/appointed/birthed without a public announcement from the Kingly Kochs. No I discover that their support of the conservative movement is.....well......not particularly vociferous or generous.

I wonder what else the Liberals/Progressives say that isn't true.