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Ties To 527’s
jaycaruso ^ | 8/21/2004 | jaycaruso

Posted on 08/22/2004 6:42:26 PM PDT by dennisw

Ties To 527’s

Filed under: — Jay C @ 3:06 pm

The latest spin from the Kerry apologizers are the sinister ‘ties’ between contributors to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and some of the members of the organization have to President Bush.

The New York Times hit piece on the Swift Boat Vets and their ‘ties’ to President Bush came off like it was Woodward and Bernstein again, digging through request slips at the Library of Congress. What did they come up with? Look at this graphic for the results. It’s a joke. A total of $225,000 from two men, one of whom, Bob Perry, knows Karl Rove. The other, Harlan Crow, is the trustee of the foundation for President George Bush’s library.

Meanwhile, the “conservative media” has given John Kerry a free pass on the ties he has to the various liberal 527’s that are out pimping his bid for the Presidency by attacking President Bush. Well, I looked into it a little, and used to get some interesting results:

Zach Exley - Former director of special projects for the MoveOn PAC is now the online communications director for the Kerry campaign. He’s also the one who started the Bush cocaine smear in 2000.

Jim Jordan - John Kerry’s former campaign manager is now a spokesperson for America Coming Together, which is helping to sponsor anti-Bush concerts and is famous for using convicted felons to including sex offenders, to try and register voters door to door.

George Soros - A direct contributor John Kerry’s campaign, he has donated literally, tens of millions of dollars to, ACT, and The Media Fund. He is also the largest contributor to The Center For American Progress, which just happens to back Media Matters Whores For America. The Center for American Progress is run by John Podesta who also is a direct contributor to John Kerry.

ACT by the way, was formed by Steve Rosenthal, the former political director of the AFL-CIO, and Ellen Malcolm of Emily’s List, both of whom have contributed directly to John Kerry’s campaign.

Harold Ickes - Former deputy White House chief of staff for Bill Clinton is the head of The Media Fund, another anti-Bush 527. He is also a direct contributor to John Kerry.

Stephen Bing, a Hollywood producer, who in the past has donated money to John Kerry has donated millions of dollars to various 527’s as has Peter Lewis, head of Progressive Insurance. You can get more details from this post by John Cole.

Environment 2004 is anti-Bush environmental 527 that was started by Bruce Babbitt, Bill Clinton’s former Interior Secretary and Carol Browner, the former head of the EPA. Babbitt has contributed directly to Kerry’s campaign. In fact, on the page I linked, a good number of the board members of Environment 2004 are Kerry campaign contributors.

I know there’s more, and as I find them I will update this post. In the meantime, it almost hilarious that Kerry and his underlings are whining about the SBV, when they have essentially working on behalf of their campaign that have funds that dwarf those of the receipts the SBV’s have received.

UPDATE: If you want a good snicker, read Atrios’s absolutely pathetic attempt to spin the differences between and the Swift Boat Veterans For Truth. Here’s a quote in particular that is just neck deep in idiocy:

Move On is an established organization which has been around for years and which has a very large small donor base (and, a few large donors as well). Swift Boat Liars came into being just recently to lie about John Kerry’s record.

First of all, one only has to go to to see that the bulk of the donations received by are large donations from wealthy individuals. Second of all, what reason would the SBV have for forming their organization before John Kerry had the Democratic nomination wrapped up?

KEYWORDS: 527; 527groups; kerry; sbv; swiftboatveterans; webofconnections

1 posted on 08/22/2004 6:42:26 PM PDT by dennisw
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2 posted on 08/22/2004 6:43:19 PM PDT by dennisw (Allah FUBAR!)
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In their own words...DNC coordination with

"The Democratic Party is partnering with, People for the American Way, Campaign for America's Future, and dozens of other groups representing millions of Americans to organize a massive public mobilization. On Wednesday, May 14, join us by calling and emailing your representatives in Congress to let them know that the majority of Americans oppose more irresponsible tax cuts that go overwhelmingly to the wealthiest sliver of Americans."

"DNC Chief Operating Officer Josh Wachs (left), Senator Leahy, and Zack Exley from pose with the more than 310,000 signatures."
http://www.democrats. org/blog/display/00010183.html

"The DNC is also conducting a major petition drive in partnership with More than 310,000 Americans have signed the petition to protect our courts — with more than 172,000 of those signatures coming in the past 36 hours. The petition calls on Bush and the Republicans to stop nominating judges that are out of step with mainstream Americans and praising the Democrats for standing up for their rights." news/200311140002.html

"The East Bay for Kerry/MoveOn House party on December 7th combined the forces of two grass-roots organizations based in San Francisco East Bay Area." Attended by Teresa Heinz-Kerry
http://blog.johnkerry .com/blog/archives/000871.html

"Jan 31, 2004 ::
Catch the Moveon ad during the Super Bowl
Here's a message from
This Sunday, during the Super Bowl half time show, join us in changing channels on CBS. At 8:10pm and 8:35pm EST, switch over to CNN to watch "Child's Pay" on a channel which doesn't censor its ads. We'd like to keep a tally of the number of people who participate — you can sign up here." Links to
Posted by DNC Research @ 09:00 PM"
http://www.democrats. org/blog/comment/00010377.html

A letter to MoveOn members from John Kerry, June 17, 2003 cands/kerry.html

3 posted on 08/22/2004 6:45:16 PM PDT by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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4 posted on 08/22/2004 6:45:51 PM PDT by mattdono ([mattdono to John Kerry]: I voted for you...right before I voted against you.)
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5 posted on 08/22/2004 6:46:39 PM PDT by rocklobster11
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THat graphic is DEVELOPING........

6 posted on 08/22/2004 6:47:53 PM PDT by dennisw (Allah FUBAR!)
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Another connection. Joseph Sandler is General Counsel for the DNC. He is also counsel for He was also involved with defending Ickes and Gore in their illegal fundraising efforts. He also cosigned the letter to television stations threatening them not to run the SBV advertisements.

7 posted on 08/22/2004 6:52:01 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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At the same time???? I went to google and it's hard to tell. Is he a lawyer for both organizations? Amazing, but Dems love to flout all laws and all decency.

8 posted on 08/22/2004 7:06:56 PM PDT by dennisw (Allah FUBAR!)
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Joseph Sandler's ties to DNC,, and Kerry campaign. See post #58 in particular
9 posted on 08/22/2004 7:16:43 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: rocklobster11

A classic!

10 posted on 08/22/2004 8:13:51 PM PDT by Fausto
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Swift Boat Liars came into being just recently to lie about John Kerry’s record.

Heck, what's the big deal? Everybody lies about war crimes!!! /sarcasm

11 posted on 08/22/2004 8:17:42 PM PDT by ladyinred (What if the hokey pokey IS what it's all about?)
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I read it all. Rules don't apply for crats do they?

12 posted on 08/22/2004 8:30:40 PM PDT by dennisw (Allah FUBAR!)
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