On the heels of Jon Stewart’s mockery of Harry Reid, comes another strong rebuke of Reid’s Koch Brothers rhetoric — this time from Daniel Schulman, a senior editor at Mother Jones, and author of the new book, Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty.
During a recent interview on NPR’s Fresh Air, host Terry Gross asked the reporter and author about Reid’s over-the-top attacks, and Schulman responded, saying
You know, I think it’s a very dicey strategy by Reid. He has actually come out and called the Koch Brothers un-American. Now, that’s kind of an absurd thing to say. And it’s almost McCarthyite rhetoric. From my vantage point, I think the Democrats have really gone overboard in hammering the Kochs in the way that they have. I’m not sure that this is going to be a very successful election strategy.
Listen to the full NPR interview with Daniel Schulman here. (And fans of my podcast should stay tuned for my upcoming talk with the author and reporter, too.)