Koch brothers compare Obama to Saddam Hussein, declare 2012 will be ‘war’
A complete audio transcript of the Koch brothers' annual super-secret gathering of hard-right bazillionaires just leaked, and it's full of all the usual invective you'd expect to hear out of America's favorite pro-business libertarian climate change deniers.
The Koch brothers are apparently really getting into their supervillain roles. Not only did they lay out their evil plan to their minions (sort of), but they had all kinds of elaborate security in their lair. Measures taken to prevent a leak like this were almost comically over-the-top, including outward-facing speakers blasting static in order to fool remote eavesdroppers.
Charles Koch opened the meeting by comparing president Obama to Saddam Hussein, and then asserted that the 2012 elections will be "the mother of all wars."
One of the biggest applause lines of the evening came from Fox News analyst and retired New Jersey Superior Court Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, who said that the second amendment was created to ensure "the right to shoot at the government if it is taken over by tyrants."
So, there you have it: Obama is a tyrant, and the constitution preserves our right to shoot at tyrannical governments. Nothing to see here.