Wed, 27 August 2014
The Young Turks - 08.27.14: Koch Brothers Whores, Reality TV Star Arrested, Sexual Jihad & Kevin Sorbo
Ben, Ana, and Jasmyne Cannick hosting today. Cannick is a Political analyst and communications strategist. Audio of Mitch McConnell speaking to a Koch Brothers sponsored event where he laid out his plans to make Obama go through a government shutdown fight for every Democratic idea comes to light. When asked about it, McConnell’s campaign stood by the comments by misdirecting and targeting Alison Lundergan Grimes. Discussion about the effectiveness of the Obama Administration. Audio of McConnell lamenting about how Congress wastes time talking about min wage is played. Ben asks Jasmyne why Democrats can’t simply take advantage of the obvious disconnect Republicans have with Americans and be champions of the majority of the country. At the same conference that McConnell spoke about shutting the government down, some GOP newcomers like Joni Ernst and Tom Cotton, attended and spoke about how grateful they are to be included on the gravy train. Jasmyne talks about the level of influence the Kochs have on politics. Ben stresses the importance of the outcome of the races these newcomers are involved in.