In an incidental link at the bottom of this very funny Crooks and Liars post about the outraged conservative response to the Silicon Valley entrepreneur who asked Obama to raise his taxes, I learned something new:

Teabagger sugar-daddies the Koch Brothers are now the fourth richest Americans, according to Fortune magazine. Their personal worth has skyrocketed since 2004, and downright exploded since the Tea Party has come onto the national scene. I know "follow the money" is a cliché, but seriously: If you follow the money, you'll see who has the most to gain out of exploiting the fearful and selfish instincts of conservative America.