How The Koch Brothers Manipulations Led To The Rise Of Donald Trump

Even before the passage of the disastrous Citizens United ruling the Koch brothers essentially controlled the Republican Party. They funded virtually every GOP member of Congress, numerous Governors, and many state level elected officials.
The Koch Brothers created A.L.E.C. (American Legislative Exchange Council) to set the agenda that politicians (mostly Republican) were required to abide by if they wanted to get Koch Brother & (other) Corporate funding. (see http://govreform.net/alec.html )
Around 2010 (about the same time as the passage of Citizens United) the Koch Brothers began creating dozens of phony front groups. These groups published false information (CATO & Heritage), organized people under false pretenses (like the Tea Party), and served as fronts to funnel money into candidates & PAC’s (political action committees).
2010 was also when the first Tea Party members were elected to Congress. Since their election to Congress they have blocked virtually every piece of legislation, except those that fit into the Koch Brothers / ALEC agenda.
About 2014 Republican voters became very dissatisfied with how the GOP was governing (or not governing), and how they were not keeping their campaign promises (lies). This brought about widespread dislike of the GOP establishment, and hence the rise of megalomaniac Donald Trump.

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