The leader of a prominent liberal super PAC on Wednesday defended taking money from billionaire George Soros while simultaneously condemning conservatives for benefiting from the fortunes of the Koch Brothers.
During a Twitter exchange Wednesday, Brad Woodhouse of the Soros-backed American Bridge 21st Century argued that it is okay for his group to accept money from liberal billionaires because, unlike the Koch Brothers, these donors are “not looking to screw the middle class to enrich themselves.”
It's almost pathetic how weak the Democrats "run against the Koch brothers" strategy is. pic.twitter.com/VpkbWwOMWx— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) August 27, 2014
@BuzzFeedAndrew it's a shame you have no idea what you are talking about. Stick to cats.— Brad Woodhouse (@woodhouseb) August 27, 2014
Since you're outraged by billionaires influencing politics @woodhouseb will American Bridge be refunding largest-donor George Soros?— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) August 27, 2014
The altercation began at about 1 a.m. when Ralph Weems and the friend, David Knighten, chose to go inside the Waffle House. Knighten said they made this decision after a man in the parking lot diplomatically suggested that they should leave because the patrons inside were angry about the Aug. 9 police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Thus, the unidentified man explained, the restaurant would not be a safe place for two white people.
According to Knighten, Weems, 32, began arguing with customers not long after he entered the Waffle House. It’s not clear what was said or what was in dispute. After the police eventually showed up, Weems and Knighten left.
On the way home, the pair decided to stop at a Huddle House — a similar, less iconic eatery that dots the South. The Huddle House was in West Point. Miss.
A group of people followed Weems and Knighten to the mostly empty Huddle House parking lot. A security guard told everyone to leave. However, Weems and Knighten found that some of the men had blocked their way.
Knighten told reporters he was trying to diffuse the situation. When a security guard told everyone to leave, Knighten said he was blocked from getting to Weems, who was on the ground being kicked by a group of people. Knighten said others then attacked him.“I do remember racial slurs being yelled from the crowd,” he told the Associated Press.
Police Chief Tim Brinkley , who could not be reached for comment Monday, said in the release that the attack right now is an aggravated assault investigation, and that the cause is not yet determined.
“This does not appear to be a hate crime,” he said.
While this is similar to the stuff we do, it’s not one of ours. They say imitation is the highest form of flattery.
Fox News correspondent Steve Harrigan reported that only three of the 78 protesters arrested last night during last night’s clash between the police and protesters in Ferguson were actually from the city on Tuesday’s “The O’Reilly Factor.”
He stated that there were, “78 arrests, just three of them here from the town of Ferguson.” Harrigan added that there were “a lot from Missouri, but some came from as far away as California and New York.” And that there are “some concerns from police that rioters are using the demonstrations as a cover, a cover to launch some attacks against police.”
Harrigan also said that “there are a lot of demonstrators who are trying to keep people on the sidewalk and the peace,” and that right before he went on, a 60-year-old woman was arrested for standing in the street.
Liberals are claiming that most of the out of state arrests were journalists, however CNN reports that a total of 11 journalists have been arrested or detained in Ferguson during the entire month of August.