Wednesday, August 1, 2018

"The Wall Street Journal" Congratulates the Koch Brothers

From a Wall Street Journal editorial:
Mr. Trump tweeted Tuesday that the two free-market evangelists “have become a total joke in real Republican circles, are against Strong Borders and Powerful Trade. I never sought their support because I don’t need their money or bad ideas.” The President’s former and once-again political strategist Steve Bannon piled on with a threat to Republicans on CNBC that if “you take Koch money, it’s going to be toxic. We are going to let people know that if you take Koch money there’s a punishment.”

Congratulations to the Kochs. They’re receiving such thermonuclear attention because they’ve decided not to bow to Mr. Trump on trade, immigration and other issues that the brothers and their political network count as crucial to economic liberty. Unlike many Republican candidates for office, they can afford to take a position independent of Mr. Trump. And they have the money and passion to have some influence. This is good for the country and the Republican Party.
-RW