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Richard Mellon Scaife, Influential U.S. Conservative, Dies at 82
The New York Times ^ | July 4, 2014 | Robert D. McFadden

Posted on 07/04/2014 9:54:14 AM PDT by EveningStar

Richard Mellon Scaife, the Pittsburgh philanthropist and reclusive heir to the Mellon banking fortune, whose support for right-wing causes laid the foundations for America’s modern conservative movement and fueled the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton, died on Friday. He was 82.

Mr. Scaife’s death was reported by the The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, a newspaper he owned. He had announced recently that he had cancer.

Decades before David and Charles Koch bankrolled right-wing causes, Mr. Scaife and Joseph Coors, the beer magnate, were the leading financiers of the conservative crusade of the 1970s and ’80s, seeking to reverse the liberal traditions of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal and Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society.

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1 posted on 07/04/2014 9:54:14 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

RIP.


2 posted on 07/04/2014 10:00:51 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: EveningStar

One of the first boogey men I remember the left going psyco over.


3 posted on 07/04/2014 10:05:43 AM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

I remember!


4 posted on 07/04/2014 10:10:20 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: fkabuckeyesrule; All
Richard Mellon Scaife Dies; Support for Conservative Causes Made Him Media Target
5 posted on 07/04/2014 10:43:10 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

RIP.


6 posted on 07/04/2014 10:45:04 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

He was the first of the Koch brothers.


7 posted on 07/04/2014 10:49:36 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: EveningStar
Decades before David and Charles Koch bankrolled right-wing causes, Mr. Scaife and Joseph Coors, the beer magnate, were the leading financiers of the conservative crusade of the 1970s and ’80s, seeking to reverse the liberal traditions failures of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal and Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society.

Fixed it.

8 posted on 07/04/2014 10:51:14 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: EveningStar

9 posted on 07/04/2014 11:16:47 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Moonman62
socialist failures, not liberal failures

no caving to that theft of language

10 posted on 07/04/2014 11:17:01 AM PDT by Kennard
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To: fkabuckeyesrule
One of the first boogey men I remember the left going psyco over.

Yep...he was a Koch Brother before there were Koch brothers.

11 posted on 07/04/2014 11:43:42 AM PDT by eddie willers
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

I remember decades ago reading articles in leftist rags/magazines about “evil” donors to conservative causes. Like the left doesn’t have a huge source of billionaires who give them money. Of course, the conceit of the leftist whiners was/is that without these conservative billionaires donating money, everybody would be a communist.


12 posted on 07/04/2014 11:53:28 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: a fool in paradise; All
Former arch-enemy Scaife embraces Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton Meets With Conservative Financier Scaife in Harlem

Shocker! Scaife Endorses Hillary ('Right-wing conspiracy' leader now pushes Clinton for prez)

"Vast right-wing conspiracy" leader's paper backs Clinton

Clinton wins backing from former critic

Long Division -- Dick Scaife: Uniter

No. 1 'Clinton hater' may endorse Hillary 'VRW conspiracy' leader has favorable opinion

Richard M. Scaife: Hillary, reassessed

Bill Clinton turns enemy into a friend

So Happy Together (Bill Clinton and Richard Mellon Scaife) MAJOR BARF ALERT

Dick Scaife (Newsmax.com co-founder) no longer "leading Clinton Hater"

13 posted on 07/04/2014 12:00:51 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Lord, rest Thy servant Richard with the saints.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, amen.


14 posted on 07/04/2014 12:51:55 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: EveningStar

Sad day for America. He would’ve been right at home with Washington, Jefferson, Adams. Instead he got Carter, Clinton, Obama.

Rest in peace, great prince. Your reward will be in Heaven, where there will be plenty of Washingtons, Jeffersons and Adams - and few of the other.


15 posted on 07/04/2014 12:59:38 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Yup, I remember DU going bonkers over him and sending out one of their most prominent and influential members to assassinate Scaife. But what they hadn’t counted on was that once the loon got close, the mere presence and proximity of the great man would turn the ‘tard’s knees to jelly and he would end up blowing his own brains out while sitting on a toilet a few floors below Scaife’s office.


16 posted on 07/04/2014 1:22:47 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: EveningStar
iirc, he was born and went by Richard Scaife, but the RATS and the L$M inserted Mellon into his name to make sure people knew he was related to the Mellon family and, in their eyes anyway, sully the Mellon Bank and family becasue he dare stand up to the RAT-King and party...
17 posted on 07/04/2014 3:45:03 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode
The left's hatred for Richard Scaife was a sight to behold.

I once met a scholar who had the last name Scaife (who died fairly young a few years ago). As far as I know he was not related to the famous Richard Scaife, or if so only distantly. I recall a conversation with a leftist professor in the same field who was extremely vitriolic in his comments on Prof. Scaife, because he was convinced he was Richard Scaife's son. Classic case of a loony leftist.

18 posted on 07/04/2014 5:14:36 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: EveningStar

May he rest in peace. Prayers for his family.

I wish we had a hundred more Richard Scaifes.


19 posted on 07/04/2014 7:19:03 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: Verginius Rufus
100%
20 posted on 07/04/2014 9:29:46 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: EveningStar

Thanks, I posted the photo of Bubba and Richard to dispell the BS being sold by the MSM. The headlines help drive the message home.


21 posted on 07/05/2014 10:06:58 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: EveningStar

RIP, Mr. Scaife. He’s one of the most important and generous men this nation has ever seen; he funded and founded Accuracy in Media and the Heritage Foundation, two of the most important sources in America. Without him, the public may never know of the extent the Clintons murdered their opponents. He may have had some annoying libertarian views here and there, but even in a vacuum his good outweighs the bad; compared to the media, he’s a saint.

He deserves a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom. He is truly a modern-day George Washington.


22 posted on 07/05/2014 11:30:23 PM PDT by Objective Scrutator (All liberals are criminals, and all criminals are liberals)
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To: Objective Scrutator
Here is a better story about Scaife (God bless his soul), and one which doesn't give the NYT ad money.
23 posted on 07/05/2014 11:34:28 PM PDT by Objective Scrutator (All liberals are criminals, and all criminals are liberals)
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To: EveningStar

He got exactly the same treatment the Kochs are getting. He was Hillary’s Bogeyman. Same lies, same BS, and the same pattern of repeating the name over and over that we hear Reid doing now. Nothing’s new with these clowns. Funny thing is, his paper has taken to supporting Dem candidates.


24 posted on 07/12/2014 1:41:42 AM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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