While protests continue all over the country over President Trump’s ban on Muslims from entering the country, a bunch of Republicans gathered in Indian Wells to plan kiss the Koch Brothers asses in hopes that they can get some of the $400 million dollars the brothers plan to dole out in the next two years to advance the policies embraced by the billionaire siblings.  Policies which will make them much, much richer and fuck everyone else over.  

Here are some of the politicians who were at the gathering:

And why do they attend?  Well, as Time points out:

In seven of the eight up-for-grabs U.S. Senate races last year, the Koch-backed candidate won. In all, Koch-backed candidates at all levels of races prevailed 96% of the time—a record any outside group would covet.

Democracy doesn’t work when a few rich assholes control everything – but, here we are.