Okay, so nobody is surprised that Mitch McConnell believes he owes his career to the Koch brothers. Absolutely nobody.

But we are thrilled to hear him gushingly thank them on tape and have the audio recording leaked to the whole wide world. It’s especially…uh..touching to learn that McConnell had absolutely nothing better to do than spend Father’s Day with his two GOP political sugar daddies, Charles and David Koch, at their annual retreat at  St. Regis Monarch Bay resort in Orange County, California.

Money quote: “I want to start by thanking you, Charles and David, for the important work you’re doing. I don’t know where we’d be without you.” (Oh…I dunno… probably passing a jobs bill, creating new policies that move the country forward, and… maybe shaking hands with leaders in the sustainable energy industry?)

The audiotape of the session was obtained by the Nation. (Transcript here.)

Of COURSE McConnell is a Koch shill. He’s just one of a handful of politicians who has offered himself up to personally shill for the Koch brothers on their fantastic waste of time and money, “Koch Facts TV”, which basically doesn’t offer up any facts, but is a great place for the media to browse if they want a short-list of politicians that have sold their hearts and souls to the shady RW billionaires.

[youtube]http://youtu.be/c7EPUGC4ayw[/youtube]

  • Ratcraft

    Koch or Soros? What is the difference? What a lame article. Grimes is bought and paid for as well….. but she’s a leftist douche so it’s fine.

    • cynthia curran

      Koch put out more money than Soros.

      • Ratcraft

        So it’s oaky if the Koch bros donate a few less than George?

        • cynthia curran

          Believe ir or not,the left were not the first to opposed the Koch brothers. Some in the Libertarian Party also opposed them before the Koch found out its better to support a current party-the Republican Party. The Kochs even have a split with some Tea party folks that want to install solar panels while the Koch agree with public utilities that solar devices should be taxed.

          • Ratcraft

            So because people other than leftists oppose the Koch brothers, it’s okay for Soros? Sorry my dear, you want this to end, it must end on all sides not just the side you root against.

  • Jeremie

    Wow good 😀