First and foremost, let’s be clear, the Koch Brothers are not the monsters that Democrats have made them out to be. They’re not even hard right conservatives but libertarians who have given large donations to many causes even liberals like.

The reason the Kochs have been singled out by the left is that liberals refuse to accept the fact that the Tea Party is a leaderless, grassroots force. They absolutely have to believe that big money is behind it and someone has to be providing those dollars. If you’re anything like me, you’re still waiting for your check from Koch Industries.

Democrats like Harry Reid name the Koch Brothers every time they think someone is listening but unfortunately for them, their boogeyman campaign isn’t working.

As Scott Bland reports at National Journal, most Americans don’t even know who the Koch Brothers are…

Can Democrats’ Koch Attacks Work If Nobody Knows Who They Are?

After absorbing millions of dollars in outside spending from groups connected to the Koch brothers, congressional Democrats have made the conservative billionaires the star villains in a messaging counteroffensive. But a new nonpartisan poll highlights a problem with the plan: A majority of likely 2014 voters have never even heard of the Kochs.

A 52 percent majority of respondents in the new George Washington University Battleground Poll said they had never heard of the Koch brothers, with an additional 11 percent saying they had no opinion of the conservative industrialists. Of the small slice who registered an opinion of the Kochs, 12 percent viewed them favorably and 25 percent viewed them unfavorably. The survey is one of the first to test opinions about the Kochs since they became a big subject of political conversation in the last few years.

The most striking thing about the Democrats’ strategy is the fact that they’ve chosen to attack two private individuals instead of elected officials. At the same time, they want Americans to ignore the millions of dollars pumped into liberal politics by George Soros.

Too bad Democrats can’t run against George W. Bush anymore. They might have to actually make an argument based on their flawed ideas for once.

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