McEachin Declares War on 1,600 Virginia Jobs (Because He Disagrees With Their Employer’s Political Views)PolicyPolitics

What sort of dangerous thoughtcrime going on in Soviet Virginia?

Because State Senator Don McEachin doesn’t like what the Koch brothers are doing with their money beyond creating 1,600 jobs and impacting 5,700 jobs in Virginia — that’s why:

Sen. McEachin encouraged people to “tell the Koch brothers to get out of Virginia,” while falsely accusing Koch of being actively involved in efforts to “rig the electoral map” in Virginia. The Kochs have done no such thing. In fact, what Senator McEachin calls the “scheme to rig the electoral map” was actually perpetrated by his own party, according to Blue Virginia, a blog supportive of the Virginia Democratic party and its politicians. Senator McEachin’s attacks are just the latest in the ongoing orchestrated campaign against Koch by the Democratic party and its allies who oppose Charles Koch and David Koch’s longstanding 50-plus year advocacy for individual liberty, limited government, and economic freedom. As has been documented herehereherehereherehere, and here  Koch and its owners have been subjected to an ongoing series of political attacks designed to intimidate them and silence their exercise of their First Amendment rights of free expression.

Those 1,600 jobs have a “downstream multiplier” that impacts 5,700 jobs in Virginia.  But in McEachin’s Soviet Virginia, jobs create you, comrade… free speech for me, not for thee…

Got how that works, fellas?

I had no idea that Virginia Democrats had proposed virtually the same bill 14 times.  How’s that for hypocrisy, eh?!

Now that this redistricting bill is an affront to all things good and decent in the world, I suppose we won’t see anything of its kind coming from Virginia Democrats for a long, long time.

Oh — and Koch Industries can come to Fluvanna County and create jobs here anytime.

  • http://www.brianschoeneman.org/ Brian W. Schoeneman

    I don’t understand why folks – on both sides of the aisle – love to create these boogeymen. George Soros, the Koch brothers, Karl Rove, etc. I don’t get why politics has to be dumbed down to that level.

  • Mike Barrett

    Well Shaun, I know it has been a really bad month for you and the republican party. The absurdity of your legislative agenda has been the butt of late right television, you cohorts are still talking about suppression voters rights, talking about ultrasounds and discriminatory health department regulations, trying in the shadows to change the Senate’s voting districts in a most underhanded may, and worse of all, trying to change the method for electing our President. In all these matter, their efforts have met with derision and scorn.
    Now, you try to defend the Koch Brothers; frankly, they and ALEC do not need defending as they have more than enough money and power in the halls of congress and within corporate lobbys to defend themselves. The fact that you would change the subject given the problems the repubican brand is facing is certainly understandable, but instead, why not encourage your caucus to actually pass some worthwhile legislation instead; couldn’t hurt, because right now, you are batting zero.

    • http://www.facebook.com/shaunkenney Shaun Kenney

      When I disagree with you, I’ll be sure to remember that I should call your employer and have you fired. Just sayin’.