Desperation is setting in. DSCC chair hits Koch brothers up for donation POSTED AT 11:20 AM ON JULY 8, 2011 BY ED MORRISSEY Chutzpah, cluelessness, or a combination of both? Democrats have spent all year demonizing the Koch brothers, industrialists who support pro-growth conservative policies and donate to like-minded organizations. The national party practically accused Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker of having a hotline installed from Koch Central to his office, and Democrats and unions both howled with outrage after Walker took a prank call supposedly from David Koch during the PEU-reform crisis this winter. Perhaps all is forgiven â¦ now that Democrats need some cash. As chair of the DSCC, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) gave the Kochs a call inviting them to their soiree this summer. If itâs hard to imagine a less enticing invitation than a chance to spend hot, sweltering days with people who routinely paint you as the devil, Koch Industries found it impossible. Hereâs the audio: <object style="height: 390px; width: 640px"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/tWKSgDF31hk?version=3"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/tWKSgDF31hk?version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="640" height="390"></object> And â¦ hereâs the response, emphases mine: So the lack of an RSVP on the letter to their personification of political evil failed to generate the obvious conclusion in Murrayâs mind, so much so that she decided to make a personal call to the bÃªtes noirs of the DSCC to dangle an access-for-cash deal. Maybe itâs both cluelessness and chutzpah, but Iâm betting heavily on the former.