4:49pm

Thu May 5, 2011
It's All Politics

Report: David Koch Calls Obama Socialist Who Deserves Little Bin Laden Credit

Looks like billionaire David Koch is getting himself psyched up for the 2012 general election.

New York magazine Daily Intel blogger Sarah Owen writes that she saw Koch at a Manhattan charity ball Wednesday evening and that not only did the big donor to Republican causes begrudge the president credit for Osama bin Laden's death but made the president sound like the second coming of Eugene V. Debs.

Obama is "a hardcore socialist," Koch told us, "and he's marvelous at pretending to be something other than that, but that is what I believe he truly is, a hardcore socialist. He's scary to me."

(h/t Taegan Goddard's Political Wire.) Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.