The Koch Brothers (Charles Koch and David Koch) who are richer than you are (unless you happen to be Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, or Larry Ellison) are about to launch a massive database comprised of people who share their conservative views. The Guardian Reports today,
The secretive oil billionaires the Koch brothers are close to launching a nationwide database connecting millions of Americans who share their anti-government and libertarian views, a move that will further enhance the tycoons’ political influence and that could prove significant in next year’s presidential election.
Charles Koch and David Koch together, own nearly all of Koch Industries, a Wichita, Kansas based conglomerate with annual revenues in the neighborhood of hundred billion dollars. According to Forbes, each of the Koch Brothers has a net worth of $25 billion.
The name of the database is named Themis, after the Greek goddess of the same name. Themis in Greek means “divine law”.
The Koch’s have been vilified by The Left for having funded Tea Party related candidates and for promoting the idea that the cause of global warming is not man made (if in fact it exists at all). The liberal and dependably snarky Daily Kos pondered, “are they aware of the Greek word Atë? Of course that doesn’t apply to them because they are Wealth Creators.”
Mogulite described Themis as “Facebook for the Right.”
Of course Charles and David have been embraced as heroes by The Right. Embroiled GOP contender Herman said of them, “I am the Koch Brothers brother from another mother.