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Charles Koch On Supporting Hillary Over GOP Pick: ‘It’s Possible’

If Charles Koch, one of the Koch brothers, boogeymen to liberals and antidote to Soros, says some GOP candidates are so bad, even Hillary looks better, then you better believe it’s bad.

In an interview Sunday with Jon Karl on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” Koch admitted Clinton might be better than “some of the Republican candidates.”

KARL: “When you look at the presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama, which one in your view was worse? I know you don’t like either one.”
KOCH: “I would compare it to, more toward Bill Clinton. Just in spending and regulation the government grew much more under Bush’s administration, whose- I think is a fine person and tried to do the right thing but was misguided.”
KARL: “And got us involved in a war that you adamantly oppose.”
KOCH: “Yeah, and tried to create democracies in countries where that’s counterproductive.”
KARL: “Am I hearing you correctly, you think Bill Clinton was a better president than George W. Bush?”
KOCH: “Well in some ways. In other ways, I mean he wasn’t an exemplar. But as far as the growth of government, the increase in spending, on restrictive regulations, it was two and half times under Bush than it was under Clinton.”
KARL: “So is it possible another Clinton could be better than another Republican—“
KOCH: “It’s possible.”
KARL: “Next time around?”
KOCH: “It’s possible.”
KARL: “You couldn’t see yourself supporting Hillary Clinton, could you?”
KOCH: “Well, I— that— her— we would have to believe her actions would be quite different than her rhetoric. Let me put it that way. But on some of the Republican candidates we would— before we could support them, we’d have to believe their actions will be quite different than the rhetoric we’ve heard so far.”

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The old Steve cared about money, prestige, and power. Then Christ found me. All at once things changed. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

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