Much has been made of the Dave Koch’s letter in the voter information packet to the Georgia Pacific employees. Melfamy (Imam Greg) is about top blow a gasket about how these evil businessmen (all Republicans, of course) are telling their employees who to vote for…or else.
Once again, just a little probing (basically two clicks) reveals the truth. Dave Koch’s letter contains this:
“This is true regardless of what your political affiliation might be.”
OMG, what a threat!
But you didn’t get that from the Imam, you got:
In it was a letter, dated Oct. 1, from Koch Industries president Dave Robertson implicitly warning that “many of our more than 50,000 U.S. employees and contractors may suffer the consequences” of voting for President Obama and other Democrats in the 2012 elections, a list of conservative candidates the company’s political action committee endorses and a pair of editorials: one, by David Koch, supporting Mitt Romney, and the other, by Charles Koch, condemning Obama.
And you didn’t get this:
Oh, the horror!
The full letter is here: KOCH2 – Obama is never mentioned.
As opposed to this:
During a speech to the Human Rights Campaign Gala in North Carolina in February, Sebelius said North Carolina Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton “needs to be the next governor of North Carolina.” She also outlined the Obama administration’s accomplishments so far and said, “One of the imperatives is to make sure that we not only come together here in Charlotte to present the nomination to the president, but we make sure that in November he continues to be president for another four years.”
The Office of Special Counsel said she made the political remarks in her capacity as a federal employee and thus violated the Hatch Act. If Sebelius had made those remarks in her personal capacity, they would have been acceptable.
Like I said – pure, unadulterated, barnyard quality bullshit.