Update: Thanks to Rachel Maddow for picking up this story
Apparently embarrassed after having this video of Governor John Kasich thanking the Union Busting Koch Brother's front group Americans For Prosperity that they tried to keep secret exposed to the public, the AFP has removed the video from You Tube.
This is a backup of that video.
We can't venture a guess why this video was placed on YouTube as unlisted or why it was removed as soon as it was brought to the public's attention, but we do know the following:
Americans for Prosperity is Part of the Koch Industries Right-Wing Machine:
Koch's founder, Fred Koch, also helped found the John Birch Society, an ultraconservative organization that believed the U.S. government was controlled by a traitorous cabal of communist sympathizers. Koch Industries' charitable arm, the Koch Family Foundations, has provided over $120 million in the past 20 years to the Cato Institute (founded by Charles Koch), Citizens for a Sound Economy (founded by David Koch, now known as Americans for Prosperity and FreedomWorks), the Heritage Foundation, the Federalist Society, the Mercatus Center, North Carolina's John Locke Foundation, and dozens of other right-wing, anti-regulatory, and global warming-denial organizations. [Media Transparency]
Koch Front Group Americans For Prosperity: 'Take The Unions Out At The Knees':
In a speech in February at the Conservative Political Action Committee's annual conference, Americans For Prosperity-Michigan Executive Director Scott Hagerstrom revealed the true goal of his group and its allies like Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's and Gov. Kasich's efforts. Speaking at CPAC's "Panel for Labor Policy," Hagerstrom said that AFP really wants to do is to "take the unions out at the knees".
Why do you think AFP tried to hide it and then once made public removed it so quickly?