Koch Brother from Another Mother

November 4th, 2011

Inspired by MSNBC’s reporting on Herman Cain’s Koch Brothers connection.

 

“Herman Cain is the first corporate spokes-candidate, and he is articulating the gospel of David Koch when it comes to regressive tax policies.” – One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scott Wilson

 

“I am the Koch Brothers’ brother from another mother. Yes, I am their brother from another mother, and proud of it.” – Herman Cain today at Koch BrothersAmericans for Prosperity event

 

Back in the good ol’ days of slavery,

Slave-owners often indulged in late-night knavery.

 

The plantation master’s late night fun

Resulted in many an illegitimate son,

But you’d never be acknowledged, if you were one.

 

You’d still be a slave, in spite of your lighter coloration,

And dad’s legitimate sons would inherit the plantation.

 

So if “massa” was your mom’s forcible sperm donor

His legitimate son would then become your owner.

 

Your “brother from another mother” would become your master too,

And you’d be forced to do whatever he told you to.

 

And if he followed in dad’s footsteps, your father’s legitimate progeny

Would continue the nightly indulgence in cross-racial misogyny.

 

Given this rather unfortunate racial history,

Why Cain used that expression is to me a mystery.

 

If I were Cain, that wouldn’t be the kind of joke I’d tell,

Though it seemed with his white audience to go over well.

 

But I wouldn’t think it would quite as popular with black folks,

Since Cain appears to have been bought and paid for by the Kochs.

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Here’s Rachel’s 10/24/11 report on Herman Cain’s connections to the Koch Brothers and their “grass-roots” operation Americans for Prosperity.

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Here’s Martin Bashir’s 11/04/11 panel discussion of Cain’s travails, including a video clip from Cain’s speech at the Koch Brothers’ dinner.

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