Skip to comments.The Bush-Soros Pick (George Soros funded Arlen Specter's reelection!)
Posted on 11/06/2004 7:25:58 PM PST by vannrox
April 19, 2004, 8:52 a.m.
As Jim Geraghty reported on NRO last week, Soros, a wealthy Manhattan financier, donated $50,000 to the Republican Mainstream Partnership (RMP). This contribution will help this group of self-described moderate Republicans bolster Specter's effort to win Pennsylvania's hotly contested GOP Senate primary against pro-market stalwart Congressman Pat Toomey.
Specter appeared on Rush Limbaugh's radio program last Wednesday because, as the free-spending incumbent put it, "people are calling my offices in Pennsylvania and are saying that they're surprised to hear that I would be in cahoots with George Soros." Specter added: "I welcome a chance to be on your radio show to say two things. Number one, I got no connection with the Mainstream Partnership, and I got no knowledge of any contribution by George Soros to the Mainstream Partnership, and that's that."
While Specter never may have glimpsed Soros's checkbook, he cannot honestly claim to have "no connection" to this group.
As the Republican Mainstream Partnership's website clearly indicates, Arlen Specter is listed among its "Elected officials who are members of the Partnership." Specter is nestled snugly between senators Olympia Snowe of Maine and Ted Stevens of Alaska, also RMP members. The website even has an in-depth biographical sketch of Specter, complete with the senator's color photo.
The RMP's website says that its members "include individuals who are interested in moderate Republican policies, focusing on governance and on finding common sense solutions to national problems."
If George Soros were a moderate Republican, it might not be so significant that he is spending money to help Specter defend himself against Toomey's tough challenge in the April 27 primary. As it happens, Soros has devoted some $12.5 million to defeat President Bush this November, mainly through American Coming Together and the Media Fund, two groups eager to send Bush back to Crawford, Texas.
"I have made the rejection of the Bush doctrine the central project of my life for the next year," Soros said in the March 22 Boston Globe. "That is why I am ready to put my money where my mouth is." As the OpenSecrets.org website shows, he also has drawn from his $7 billion fortune to assist prominent liberal Democrats including South Dakota Senator Tom Daschle, former presidential contender Howard Dean, and presumptive nominee John Kerry.
Soros's June 6, 2000, donation of $100,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee didn't make it any easier to elect Republicans to support President Bush's agenda. For that matter, Soros's $2,000 in gifts to Al Gore's presidential campaign didn't make it any easier for Bush to win the White House.
President Bush and his political advisers should ask themselves a question: Why is the president wasting time and political capital campaigning for George Soros's pick in the Pennsylvania primary?
Great post. THANK YOU!
I heard them chanting "who's your daddy" during the Republican celebrations.
'I got no connection'? 'I got no knowledge"?
Reminds me of "Can I get me a fishing license?"
Great find. Very timely.
More and more the truth comes out.
Let's keep this thing going! Specter cannot Chair!
what is a Rhino
Republican In Name Only
All the more reason that conservatives should have voted first for Toomey in the primary, then for Clymer in the general. That way, someone more principled and supportive would be in charge of Judiciary. Now it's likely to be turned over to George Soros's favorite "Republican."
This kind of party loyalty undermines itself. Principle over party.
First on my list of RINO - Got to Go!
Success is near because of all the hard work we have done, but it is not yet over. The Philadelphia Inquirer, Washington Times, and United Press International all covered how the offices have been flooded with calls, but we need to keep it up as the fight does not end here! Make the calls all over again on Monday.
Also note the changes to the site, all the recent press mentions will be on the Why? page, but this blog should keep you fairly up to date on the goings ons.
Mark Harris .:. 11/6/2004
Keep Up The Work
Things are going fantastic over here, as we have gotten press through the Laura Ingram Show, several state pro-life alerts, and countless conservative e-mail lists, but the fight has just begun.
The rumor on the Hill is that things are about ready to break. We just need to keep up pressure on them to make sure it happens. So keep your eyes and ears open. NotSpecter.com also has some great resources that have gone up so make sure to check it out.
Also GrassrootsPA.com has a letter written by Specter to raise money that slams the conservative wing of the party, which puts to rest any argument over how he would run the Judiciary Committee.
I may be reading too much into this post but, this was written in April almost 8 months ago - did the President campaign for Specter after this time - if he didn't why get worked up about it and if he did what are you suggesting we do start a campaign against him also.
Remember, just asking!
Some choice quotes:
-"I will not give up our Party to radical extremists without a fight."
-Calls Pat Robertson, Ralph Reed, and Pat Buchanan "extremists".
-"I resent people like Pat Robertson, Ralph Reed, and Pat Buchanan trying to give litmus tests to determine who can be a Republican candidate."
-"I want to strip the strident anti-choice language" from the GOP party plank.
-"Will you stand up to the far-right fringe that demands that legal abortion be banned?"
-"We must demonstrate that the Republican Party is made up of more that Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, Pat Buchanan, and Ralph Reed."
-Accuses the Christian Coalition of keeping people off the Republican ticket and blackmailing the Republican Party, slams Paul Weyrich of Free Congress Foundation
I remember early on, like early summer or late spring, Hannity had some info. that Specter was being backed by some questionable group. He actually called Specter to either verify or contradict that rumor. Specter said "absolutely NOT!" I wonder if Soros is the one Hannity heard about. I cannot remember. But, if so, then Specter lied.
What a f'n putz.
I remember that proposal floating around on FR a few months back.
I rejected it then and I reject it now...at least the second part.
It's a shame we didn't get Toomey but electing a RAT is something I couldn't bring myself to do under today's environment. We will just have to find a way to defrock this POS specter.
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