You know how the Democrats are always whining about and denouncing the Citizens United decision, claiming it destroys democracy, even though that ruling took restrictions off unions, not just corporations?
Opensecrets.org did a study that tallied all top donors in federal elections from 1989-2014 and you’ll never guess the top contributor to political campaigns—the leftwing ActBlue–by a wide margin with AFSCME, which gets its $$$$ from unwilling taxpayers coming in at a strong second.
The demonized Koch Bros. came in at #59, but 6 of the 10 top contributors to political campaigns were aligned with Big Labor which gave overwhelmingly to Democrats. The rest were from Big Business like AT&T, Goldman Sachs which also give heavily to Democrats, but at least spread it around a little.
So the next time you see some leftwinger whining about the Koch Bros., don’t get mad or frustrated—just hit ’em with facts.
Not that facts will change their thinking, but at least you will have done your part to educate the ignorant.