How far can the Los Angeles Times go in its calumnies against conservatives and still claim to be a respectable media outlet? On Friday, David Horsey, writing for the Times, compared the Koch Brothers to Christian Grey, the protagonist of 50 Shades of Grey, who sadistically abuses his girlfriend.
How does Horsey justify his own detestable perspective? He writes: “Charles and David Koch … draw Republican candidates into their orbit and get them to agree to a submissive relationship in return for campaign contributions.”
Is Horsey insinuating that wealthy individuals should ignore having strong opinions while donating their wealth to political candidates? You bet he is: “Last month, it was announced that they plan to spend $889 million in the 2016 election cycle to expand their dominance in Republican Party politics.”
Horsey, salivating as he writes, continues, “Like winsome coeds hungering for a hot hookup, four GOP presidential candidates accepted invitations to the Kochs’ annual January retreat for big donors in Rancho Mirage. The willing foursome included Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and the junior senators from Florida, Texas and Kentucky; Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul.”
You know that sooner or later, Horsey will resort to class warfare, and he does, using pseudo-sexual terms: “Living beyond the boundaries that confine normal mortals is what being a billionaire is all about. Christian Grey has a secret room where he hides his array of intimidating sex toys and bondage tools. The Koch brothers have their secret donations that are nearly impossible to track, thanks to flaccid campaign finance laws made even more limp by rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court.”
Horsey, delighted with his verbiage and analogy, concludes, “Billionaires want what they want and believe they deserve to get it because they are rich. Grey wants a young woman to tie up and slap around in his secret room. The Kochs want to buy compliant politicians with their secret donations. Social critics slam “50 Shades of Grey” for encouraging abuse of women. Political observers criticize the Kochs for abusing the political system.”
Here’s a comparison for Horsey: Horsey writing scurrilous and masturbatory pieces attacking successful capitalists to submit to leftist masters at the Times, and Anastasia Steele submitting to the sadistic manipulations of Christian Grey.