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Soros Sics One Of His Front Groups On Christine O'Donnell (CREW's dubious FEC complaint 'evidence')
JoshuaPundit ^ | 9/20/2010 | JoshuaPundit

Posted on 09/21/2010 1:36:25 PM PDT by Qbert

Today, an outfit called Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed complaints with the Delaware U.S. Attorney's Office and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) against Delaware senatorial candidate Christine O'Donnell, claiming she used campaign funds for personal living expenses, made false statements and committed tax fraud by failing to claim monies she used for her personal expenses as income.

The 'evidence' consists of an affidavit from a disgruntled staffer, a number of FEC disbursement reports that could be taken in a number of ways, and a partisan article from the Delaware -based News Journal.

Much more interesting is who CREW actually is. Their chief donor is George Soros' Open Society Institute, and they also get funds from 'progressive' outlets like Democracy Alliance, Service Employees International Union(SEIU), the Arca Foundation, and the Gill Foundation.

And they're quite open about it. According to Naomi Seligman, the group's deputy director, "We are progressive...We do work within a larger progressive infrastructure."

Melanie Sloan, CREW's Executive Director has an interesting background as well. Prior to starting CREW in 2003, she worked for Democrats John Conyers,( funny, no crew suit for Detroit councilwoman Mrs. COnyers!) Charles Schumer, and Joe Biden. And as an attorney, she represented Valerie Plame of all people inher suit against the Bush Administration.

While CREW claims to be non-partisan, what you mostly find if you look at their record is press releases about the few Democrats they've targeted and lawsuits and formal complaints against Republicans..which is exactly what you'd expect. In fact the only Democrats they've ever filed ethics complaints against are Louisiana Senator Mary Landreiu ( hardly a progressive icon) which they didn't pursue and Queens Democrat Gregory Meeks after he was already under investigation for misusing funds from charities.

This strikes me as a tactic reminiscent of those famous 'ethics complaints' launched against Sarah Palin. They were all bogus and came to nothing, but it costs a candidate time and money to defend against them.

The funny thing is I bet these woman consider themselves feminists.

But hey...anything for the agenda, right CREW?

(emphasis added)


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1 posted on 09/21/2010 1:36:30 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Progressives want all the wealth evenly distributed. Can someone explain to me why someone like Soros would want this?


2 posted on 09/21/2010 1:41:53 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Qbert

They’d better watch out. O’Donnell might turn them into newts.

(Here’s hoping they don’t get better.)


3 posted on 09/21/2010 1:42:09 PM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: Qbert

DID THEY FIND A BIG WAD OF 100 DOLLAR BILLS IN HER FREEZER??


4 posted on 09/21/2010 1:42:17 PM PDT by jessduntno ("If anybody believes they can increase taxes today, they're out of their mind." -- Mayor Daley)
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To: Qbert

CREW is a bad joke.....Soros is a BAD MAN.


5 posted on 09/21/2010 1:42:31 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Terry Mross
Soros wants all the "working wealth distributed" in the non-ruling class. The uber-wealthy hide wealth in ways those who live off it can't.

I think the interesting thing is many of the wealthy in this country hide their wealth overseas yet desire a one world government (UN). I don't think they have thought that thru...

6 posted on 09/21/2010 1:45:34 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: Qbert

“Melanie Sloan, CREW’s Executive Director has an interesting background as well. Prior to starting CREW in 2003, she worked for Democrats John Conyers,( funny, no crew suit for Detroit councilwoman Mrs. COnyers!) Charles Schumer, and Joe Biden. And as an attorney, she represented Valerie Plame of all people inher suit against the Bush Administration.”

Maybe they’ll bring this up tonight on CNN as they are “Keeping Them Honest”

Somebody twitter that twit AC and spoon feed him this nugget


7 posted on 09/21/2010 1:46:36 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: Qbert
They continue to vilify and attack her, meanwhile, her $200,000 goal from, what, a week ago, is currently sitting at $2,137,130.20!!!
8 posted on 09/21/2010 1:48:57 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: 5thGenTexan

“They continue to vilify and attack her, meanwhile, her $200,000 goal from, what, a week ago, is currently sitting at $2,137,130.20!!!”

Hmmmm....


9 posted on 09/21/2010 1:57:12 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Terry Mross

“Progressives want all the wealth evenly distributed. Can someone explain to me why someone like Soros would want this?”

It’s really just a game of ‘watch the birdie’ with a lot of leftists.

The Kennedys, Kerry, Pelosi, etc.- it’s not like they will ever let their wealth be taken away from them and redistributed- but that’s what they want people to believe, so they look like the good guys. And although they talk a good game, a lot of leftists aren’t exactly known for being honest when it comes to redistributing their own wealth through paying taxes:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2586646/posts

(Soros is also being investigated himself for insider trading...)


10 posted on 09/21/2010 2:00:09 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert
The funny thing is I bet these woman consider themselves feminists.

Didn't stop them going after Sarah.

11 posted on 09/21/2010 2:01:02 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Qbert

She/we must really be over the target...I think the “progressives” are all up in arms is because she took out their ace in the hole.


12 posted on 09/21/2010 2:07:20 PM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: SuziQ

“The funny thing is I bet these woman consider themselves feminists.
—Didn’t stop them going after Sarah.”

Exactly. Unless a woman is pro-choice and diehard liberal, anything else she may accomplish in her life (national politician, CEO, etc.) is almost irrelevant to these people...


13 posted on 09/21/2010 2:08:43 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Terry Mross

Because he’s untouchable. That’s why billionaires like him demand a higher income tax. It keeps the riff raff (us) in their place and creeps like him never pay a dime. The income tax is based on INCOME and guys like him already own their billions...they have no income. That’s why when obama says he’s going to tax the rich he’s lying. He’s not taxing the rich at all...he’s taxing small business owners and those well off enough to be comfortable but who still have a hand in the economy generating jobs and spending money. Guys like Soros contribute nothing...they live like kings and spend all their time and energy making sure that the middle and lower classes don’t get out of line.


14 posted on 09/21/2010 2:10:28 PM PDT by pgkdan (Protect and Defend America! End the practice of islam on our shores before it's too late!)
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To: Qbert
O'Donnell needs to just talk to Delaware citizens and stay on message. As a matter of fact, this is my "Message to Taxed Enough Already Candidates":

Stay on message. Use your years studying the underlying principles of true “conservatism” as the foundation for what you say—

- that individual liberty is a gift from the Creator, not a grant from government;

- that the United States Constitution is the document by which “We, the People” limit the power which we grant to our elected representatives;

- that you stand for limited government and individual liberty; and,

- that America’s founding principles made the country a place of opportunity for the oppressed, prosperous, a beacon for liberty in the world.

If you stick to principles, and don’t allow your enemies (opponents) to define the campaign as one on “issues,” you will win. The opposition, both Dems and RINO’s don’t understand and can’t begin to compete with those principles.

During the Democrats’ push for the tyrannical power move which they labeled “health care reform,” Sen. Baucus said proudly: “It is a shift, a leveling . . . .”

America’s liberty and prosperity for over 200 years was based on another idea. They protected the earnings of hardworking citizens from the coercive hand of government by a written Constitution which did not allow the Baucuses, Obamas, and Reids of the world such “taking” power. Hear Samuel Adams:

“Is it now high time for the people of this country to explicitly declare whether they will be free men or slaves. It is an important question which ought to be decided. It concerns more than anything in this life. The salvation of our souls is interested in this event. For wherever tyranny is established, immorality of every kind comes in like a torrent, it is in the interest of tyrants to reduce the people to ignorance and vice.” - Samuel Adams

And:

“The utopian schemes of leveling and a community of goods, are as visionary and impractical as those which vest all property in the crown. These ideas are arbitrary, despotic, and, in our government unconstitutional.”,/i> - Samuel Adams

Americans finally are seeing that progressive policies are ruining the American dream, and they will respond to positive statements of fundamental principles, because, as in 1776 and 1787, those principles are “self-evident.”

15 posted on 09/21/2010 2:10:51 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Qbert

Could one validly infer from this Soros connection, that the RINOs and DL Republicans who have been piling upon Christine are Soros fellow travelers? Just asking?


16 posted on 09/21/2010 2:12:03 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: Qbert

“Fly my partner, Mitt Romney and our JET Blue
So we can screw America and the GOP.

17 posted on 09/21/2010 2:12:29 PM PDT by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the right of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: Qbert

Hey, George - Two can play this game. Madoff needs some company, so you guys can spend your days tapping on the walls together.


18 posted on 09/21/2010 2:17:05 PM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: pgkdan
Right on everything you said. It's sad people don't realize the truly wealthy will NEVER pay like the “little people”.
19 posted on 09/21/2010 2:18:59 PM PDT by pepperdog (The Primaries are where we defeat the RINOs!)
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To: J Edgar

“Could one validly infer from this Soros connection, that the RINOs and DL Republicans who have been piling upon Christine are Soros fellow travelers? Just asking?”

Well, it’s probably more than an inference...

See here:

http://michellemalkin.com/2005/11/28/exposing-the-main-street-republicans/


20 posted on 09/21/2010 2:20:37 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: 5thGenTexan

Soros wants all the “working wealth distributed” in the non-ruling class

Who in the hell does he think he is. Someone needs to levelize him.


21 posted on 09/21/2010 2:30:16 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Qbert

I need a shower after I watch Soros on tv. Pure Evil


22 posted on 09/21/2010 2:31:08 PM PDT by PMAS
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To: pgkdan

“Because he’s untouchable. That’s why billionaires like him demand a higher income tax. It keeps the riff raff (us) in their place and creeps like him never pay a dime. The income tax is based on INCOME and guys like him already own their billions...they have no income. That’s why when obama says he’s going to tax the rich he’s lying. He’s not taxing the rich at all...he’s taxing small business owners and those well off enough to be comfortable but who still have a hand in the economy generating jobs and spending money. Guys like Soros contribute nothing...they live like kings and spend all their time and energy making sure that the middle and lower classes don’t get out of line.”

—That’s excellent. (And there are actually a lot of similarities in what you said between them and the power-mad establishment RINOs).

Want to see something entertaining? Publicly pressure sanctimonious types like that to start redistributing their wealth directly to the poor who really could use it- and that’s when the truth would really come out about them for all to see...


23 posted on 09/21/2010 2:32:31 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Bitsy
I think people like Soros think they are wealthy enough to play the system and avoid the impact. They can play the loophole game, even if it means making big chunks of their wealth unavailable to long periods of time.
24 posted on 09/21/2010 2:34:35 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: loveliberty2

“O’Donnell needs to just talk to Delaware citizens and stay on message. As a matter of fact, this is my “Message to Taxed Enough Already Candidates”:
Stay on message. Use your years studying the underlying principles of true “conservatism” as the foundation for what you say—”...

—You raise lots of good points.


25 posted on 09/21/2010 2:36:27 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: loveliberty2

Stay on message. Use your years studying the underlying principles of true “conservatism” as the foundation for what you say—

Love it. Delaware is a small state with well less than a million voters. Come on down George, we'll expose you for the hypocritical evil that you are.

Right to stay on the message of conservatism, basically individual responsibility versus government assumption of such; but simultaneously I would really really recommend exposing Soros. Perfect opportunity here. Do it subtly, but affirmatively, so that the Media cannot ignore it. I think even the DE bluebloods might catch on.

Johnny Suntrade

26 posted on 09/21/2010 2:47:01 PM PDT by jnsun (The Left: the need to manipulate others because of nothing productive to offer.)
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So, Soros, Hillary et al and now the Obamas, intend to be the “ruling” class. Guess they haven’t read their history books. The “ruling class” eventually is overthrown. I was going to say “beheaded” but the muslims have that pretty well in the bag.


27 posted on 09/21/2010 2:57:37 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Qbert

28 posted on 09/21/2010 2:57:37 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Now what kind of a geroo are you anyway?)
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To: Diogenesis

Have a group of Christians given this man into God’s hands? Join me in prayer.

Lord God and Heavenly Father, I give George Soros to you to do as you see fit. You know His past Father, nothing is hidden from you. George Soros reminds me of Nebuchadnezzar, Father, who thought he was like You! Father, this man could be used by You to show your grace if he but took the advice of your Son to the rich young ruler, to sell all his possessions and give the money to the poor, and give you the glory that is not his in any way shape or form. Like Nebuchadnezzar, you could have him eat grass, but you know what is best for us all. Hear the cries of your people and those others who this man has hurt for sport, and if it be your will, vengeance is yours, for we humans tend to over react. Thank you Father for always being just, and doing at the right time, either now, or later. It is up to you. In the Name of your Son, Jesus, I pray. Amen.


29 posted on 09/21/2010 3:02:26 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Qbert

(And there are actually a lot of similarities in what you said between them and the power-mad establishment RINOs).

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There really are, aren’t there? And every day that becomes a little clearer. Most of the RINOs who have turned visciously against us haven’t surprised me. Krauthammer is the exception. His disdain for the current conservative uprising is sad and very disappointing.


30 posted on 09/21/2010 3:26:29 PM PDT by pgkdan (Protect and Defend America! End the practice of islam on our shores before it's too late!)
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To: Qbert

When will we be able to ship this piece if human scum back to Hungary?


31 posted on 09/21/2010 3:33:26 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: pgkdan

“Most of the RINOs who have turned visciously against us haven’t surprised me. Krauthammer is the exception. His disdain for the current conservative uprising is sad and very disappointing.”

—I had a lingering sense that this was his view ever since he dismissed the idea of Palin becoming president one day. (Nobody I knew seemed to agree with me at the time, so I questioned my hunch). Not so much on the merits of his claim- he’s a bright guy obviously and only time knows whether he will be right, or not- but in his tone (I seem to recall watching it live, and something struck me about the way he said it):

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2284450/posts


32 posted on 09/21/2010 4:06:36 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Did this CREW thing to Mark Foley.

And the Soros owned DNC will do this many more times.


33 posted on 09/21/2010 6:49:57 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Communities fight the construction projects: Walmarts, Starbucks and even tree removal.)
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To: 5thGenTexan

I think people like Soros think they are wealthy enough to play the system and avoid the impact.

King Solomon in the bible thought he was too big to fail too but Jehovah taught him otherwise. Let’s hope it plays out the same for the evil, wicked, vile, Soros.


34 posted on 09/22/2010 7:08:41 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Terry Mross

“Can someone explain to me why someone like Soros would want this?”

Soros should call off his dogs.


35 posted on 12/29/2010 6:42:30 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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