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George Soros Now Doubts a Kerry Victory (says will join a monastery if Bush wins)
Newsmax.com ^ | 10/28/04 | Dave Eberhart

Posted on 10/28/2004 2:14:18 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana

WASHIGTON, D.C. – Billionaire investor, donor to radical causes and political activist George Soros, speaking at the last hurrah event of his whirlwind anti-Bush tour, told a luncheon audience at the National Press Club: “Now that I am at the end of my tour, I am not reassured... The race is too close for comfort.”

“I embarked on the tour because I was worried that the dramatic deterioration in Iraq did not produce the decisive lead for John Kerry I had confidently expected,” Soros conceded.

Asked what he will do if George W. Bush wins another term, Soros lamented, “I shall go into some kind of monastery. If we endorse him [Bush], my next question will be ‘what’s wrong with us?’” Competing for attention at the National Press Club was a contingent from the National Legal and Policy Center that has been shadowing Soros during his recent appearances in the swing states of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida.

At a separate press conference, the Center announced the formation of their “Soros Truth Squad,” touting the fact that just hours before, it had filed suit with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaining of the activities of two nonprofit organizations that hosted Soros’ current round of anti-Bush speeches.

Also the subject of formal complaint by the Center: Soros himself. The Center alleges that Soros has failed to report “significant travel, public relations and other costs associated with his speaking tour.”

During the Center’s presentation, a representative who came over from the Soros luncheon contingent shouted out that the allegations against Soros were false. Peter Flaherty, the president of the Center, countered that Soros had not yet been served with the complaint, so how could the gentleman know it was falsely based?

Meanwhile at the luncheon, NewsMax was on hand to ask Soros about the just filed complaint. With no small amount of irony, Soros replied, “It’s a shady group supported by a shady billionaire ... I think I was well within my rights under the First Amendment.”

The Soros luncheon was crashed by a heckler who grabbed the microphone and held up a picture of his dead son – apparently the victim of a drug overdose (Soros supports the legalization of marijuana, the use of methadone and even the clinical dosing of addicts with heroin).

A couple of burly men in suits wrestled the man roughly out of the ballroom, smacking him into a door jam before resuming their stations to the left and right ends of the head table.

Soros stayed on topic. “Some people have a false understanding of where I stand [on drugs].

Soros opined that Kerry was going to win Ohio, owing in no small measure to the 850,000 newly-registered voters there. He added that he hoped the Republican “voter suppression” would not dampen the grass roots movement against Bush he has been fostering during his round of speeches.

“I am very concerned about the election being dependent on the Courts. Knowing who will be president on Nov. 2 is rather slim,” Soros said. “It’s all very demeaning of the democratic process in this country.”

Conceding that his hope for a “democrat landslide” has gone by the boards, his only direct remark about candidate Kerry was that he knew him personally and that he would make “a good president.”

Another tepid endorsement of Kerry came as he explained that in his opinion Kerry understood that “offense is not necessarily the best defense if it offends those whose allegiance we need. John Kerry is aware of this other dimension... He is nuanced because reality is complicated...

“John Kerry won all three debates but President Bush invokes his faith and that inspires his followers… Bush has shown that he is incapable of recognizing his mistakes. He insists on making reality conform to his beliefs even at the cost of deceiving himself and deliberately deceiving the public.”

“We have been spared a terrorist attack at home but it is quite a stretch to attribute that to the invasion of Iraq,” Soros argued. “The insurrection in Iraq, however, is a somber reality and it doesn’t make us safer at home. Our security, far from improving as President Bush claims, is deteriorating.”

Soros concluded: “If we elect President Bush the war on terror will never end. The terrorists are invisible, therefore they can never disappear. It is our civil liberties that may disappear instead.”

Meanwhile, back at the “Soros Truth Squad,” Flaherty noted emotionally, “God is right here at the National Press Club! ...I wonder if he has embarked on his tour because he wishes that he were the candidate, instead of Kerry?”


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Just damn. What order of Monks would even take him?
1 posted on 10/28/2004 2:14:19 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana
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To: hispanarepublicana

Good riddance!


2 posted on 10/28/2004 2:14:41 PM PDT by RockinRight (Bush's rallies look like World Series games. Kerry's rallies look like Little League games.)
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To: hispanarepublicana

Memo to Soros: Start brushing up for Seminary School.


3 posted on 10/28/2004 2:15:24 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed)
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To: hispanarepublicana
Too bad he didn't waste all his money supporting skerry...

Ta ta soros, you loser

4 posted on 10/28/2004 2:15:46 PM PDT by coder2
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To: hispanarepublicana
Just damn. What order of Monks would even take him?The Order of Asstards.
5 posted on 10/28/2004 2:16:17 PM PDT by Shryke (Rumpologists for BUSH!)
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Atta boy. You and Alec always keep your promises.


6 posted on 10/28/2004 2:16:18 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservatives)
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To: RockinRight

I will volunteer to shave his head for him.


7 posted on 10/28/2004 2:16:46 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (I aint wrong, I aint sorry , and I am probably going to do it again.)
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To: hispanarepublicana
Soros concluded: “If we elect President Bush the war on terror will never end. The terrorists are invisible, therefore they can never disappear. It is our civil liberties that may disappear instead.”

So what, just let the terrorists have their way?

What an idiot...

8 posted on 10/28/2004 2:17:05 PM PDT by danneskjold (Hey Dims...Here's a one finger victory salute for you!!!)
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To: hispanarepublicana

“I embarked on the tour because I was worried that the dramatic deterioration in Iraq did not produce the decisive lead for John Kerry I had confidently expected,” Soros conceded. <<

What a POS. No Godly monastary would take him.


9 posted on 10/28/2004 2:17:26 PM PDT by hushpad
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To: hispanarepublicana
Soros lamented, “I shall go into some kind of monastery

What a lie. Just like Alec Baldwin was going to move to France. Yeah, right....

10 posted on 10/28/2004 2:17:35 PM PDT by zlala
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To: hispanarepublicana

Can I buy him the plane ticket to go away to Tibet forever?


11 posted on 10/28/2004 2:17:49 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: hispanarepublicana
Bush has shown that he is incapable of recognizing his mistakes

I am getting sooooo tired of this line.

12 posted on 10/28/2004 2:17:49 PM PDT by KJacob (I seem to have lost my tagline.)
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To: hispanarepublicana

One could only hope


13 posted on 10/28/2004 2:18:00 PM PDT by clamper1797 (This Vietnam Vet is NOT Fonda kerry)
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To: hispanarepublicana

With Soros gone to a monastery, who will be left to manipulate the oil and other markets to favor the Dims?

Good riddance nutjob. Take your buddies at moreon.org along with you.


14 posted on 10/28/2004 2:18:17 PM PDT by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
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To: RockinRight

...to bad rubbish!


15 posted on 10/28/2004 2:18:23 PM PDT by Freepdonia (Victory is Ours!)
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To: hispanarepublicana
Asked what he will do if George W. Bush wins another term, Soros lamented, “I shall go into some kind of monastery

This is great news! Vow of silence and everything?

17 posted on 10/28/2004 2:18:37 PM PDT by kstewskis (Gibson '06)
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To: hispanarepublicana
No monastic order would take him, but I'm sure the Maryknoll Fathers or the Jesuits would snap him up in a second.

He wouldn't even have to stop being an atheist.

For his own good and ours, though, he should become a sincere Carthusian.

18 posted on 10/28/2004 2:18:39 PM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: hispanarepublicana
“I embarked on the tour because I was worried that the dramatic deterioration in Iraq did not produce the decisive lead for John Kerry I had confidently expected,”


No a whole lot of ways to interpret that statement.
19 posted on 10/28/2004 2:18:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (We've turned the corner and we're not smokin crack.)
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To: hispanarepublicana
says will join a monastery if Bush wins

Sugh . . . We can only wish. I suspect he's as good at keeping that promise as the looney leftist entertainers are at keeping theirs (Alec Baldwin, anyone?)

20 posted on 10/28/2004 2:19:20 PM PDT by gop_gene
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To: hispanarepublicana
I was worried that the dramatic deterioration in Iraq did not produce the decisive lead for John Kerry I had confidently expected,” Soros conceded.

Well, sounds to me like he and Kerry were hoping the bloodshed in Iraq wounld help Kerry, another group also believes that OBL and his thugs.

21 posted on 10/28/2004 2:19:21 PM PDT by stockpirate (Kerry; supported by, financed by, trained by, guided by, revered by, in favor of, Communists.)
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To: hispanarepublicana

I'm not Catholic, but I hope he joins the monks who take a vow of silence.


22 posted on 10/28/2004 2:19:22 PM PDT by gramho12 (Remember our Angel in the whirlwind)
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To: hispanarepublicana
This guy sounds whipped already. Good riddance to bad rubbish.
23 posted on 10/28/2004 2:19:34 PM PDT by colorado tanker ("medals, ribbons, we threw away the symbols of what our country gave us and I'm proud of that")
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To: hispanarepublicana
Uh...he's an atheist, right? But any cloistered monastery that will take him in and keep him there, far from the temptations and influences of the world, gets a donation from me.
24 posted on 10/28/2004 2:19:44 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (Hurl the invective!)
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To: hispanarepublicana
Says will join a monastery if Bush wins...

He's Jewish. LOL...

25 posted on 10/28/2004 2:20:17 PM PDT by veronica ("Not all Muslims are terrorists, but almost all terrorists are Muslims." Abdulrahman Al-Rashed)
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To: hispanarepublicana
"I was worried that the dramatic deterioration in Iraq did not produce the decisive lead for John Kerry I had confidently expected,”

Do you really need more proof the left wants our soldiers to die, and Iraqis to be slaughtered to advance their agaenda?

26 posted on 10/28/2004 2:20:32 PM PDT by Williams
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To: hispanarepublicana
Soros opined that Kerry was going to win Ohio, owing in no small measure to the 850,000 newly-registered voters there. He added that he hoped the Republican “voter suppression” would not dampen the grass roots movement against Bush he has been fostering during his round of speeches.

“I am very concerned about the election being dependent on the Courts. Knowing who will be president on Nov. 2 is rather slim,” Soros said. “It’s all very demeaning of the democratic process in this country.”

Which party has 10,000 lawyers waiting to fly to battleground states, Georgie Boy?

Pull your funding and call off the lawyers and you won't have to worry about demeaning the process, you assclown.

27 posted on 10/28/2004 2:21:00 PM PDT by hattend (I'm on the Mark Steyn Ping List! I'm somebody!)
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To: hispanarepublicana
If we endorse him [Bush], my next question will be ‘what’s wrong with us?

Did it ever occur to this fool that is exactly what most Americans think about skerry supporters?

28 posted on 10/28/2004 2:21:04 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: hispanarepublicana

I regret that he didn't bet his entire, vast fortune on this lost cause.


29 posted on 10/28/2004 2:21:10 PM PDT by Salvey
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To: hispanarepublicana

George Soros is a despicable, greedy pig. Anything he supports is tainted with the stench of defeat.


30 posted on 10/28/2004 2:21:18 PM PDT by Trippin
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To: hispanarepublicana

I'm convinced now more than even that the last two weeks have been nothing but a campaign to prevent a landslide and a mandate.


31 posted on 10/28/2004 2:21:26 PM PDT by WoodstockCat (DNC and John Kerry: Forgers R' Us)
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To: hispanarepublicana
Asked what he will do if George W. Bush wins another term, Soros lamented, “I shall go into some kind of monastery. If we endorse him [Bush], my next question will be ‘what’s wrong with us?’”

Actually, the better question is, 'Why do they hate us?', right?

32 posted on 10/28/2004 2:21:51 PM PDT by thoughtomator ("!Allahu Snackbar" - the war cry of the pajamadeen - Let's stop VOTE FRAUD NOW! Write your reps!)
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has shown that he is incapable of recognizing his mistakes.

Perhaps he refers to the fact that the President continues to treat proven liars and traitors with patience and grace.

33 posted on 10/28/2004 2:21:51 PM PDT by Rippin
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To: danneskjold

"The terrorists are invisible, therefore they can never disappear."

But Kerry said he could absolutely guarantee no more attacks. It's Bush that said it was an endless battle. Sounds like Soros is on the same page with Bush.


34 posted on 10/28/2004 2:21:57 PM PDT by Spok (Just curious.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Which church is going to get his 'donation' of all his worldly assets? (like that is ever going to happen..)


35 posted on 10/28/2004 2:22:06 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: hispanarepublicana
“I embarked on the tour because I was worried that the dramatic deterioration in Iraq did not produce the decisive lead for John Kerry I had confidently expected,” Soros conceded.

A cheerleader for doom and gloom sums up the entire Dem strategy of the past year and a half.

36 posted on 10/28/2004 2:22:18 PM PDT by AHerald (What will a pacifist defend by force?)
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To: hispanarepublicana
Somehow, all I could think of was the scene from "The Last Emperor"
with all the eunics marching out of the Forbidden City carrying their privates.

And George Soros leading the way!

37 posted on 10/28/2004 2:22:24 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: hispanarepublicana
He (sKerry) is nuanced because reality is complicated...

No. sKerry is "nuanced" because he has no core, no principles and no idea what he is talking about.

38 posted on 10/28/2004 2:22:38 PM PDT by Tamar1973 ("Voting For Democrats Is Like Electing Inmates To Run Asylum"--Ann Coulter)
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To: stockpirate

Add Chris Matthews to that list. He salivates as he talks about bloodshed in Iraq. Fortunately whenever someone turns that wannabe-Kerry's press secretary, I leave the room.


39 posted on 10/28/2004 2:23:40 PM PDT by BlessedByLiberty (Respectfully submitted,)
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"“It’s all very demeaning of the democratic process in this country.”

Of course he knew that when he opened up his wallet on day one. Which is why he opened up his wallet.

Sorry, George. No refund. But thanks for the business anyway.

40 posted on 10/28/2004 2:23:42 PM PDT by Eastbound ("Neither a Scrooge nor a Patsy Be")
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To: hispanarepublicana
Few people in the world are more despicable.
41 posted on 10/28/2004 2:23:48 PM PDT by atomicpossum (If there are two Americas, John Edwards isn't qualified to lead either of them.)
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"if George W. Bush wins another term, Soros lamented, “I shall go into some kind of monastery"

5 years on = George Soros indicted for alter boy diddling....
42 posted on 10/28/2004 2:23:51 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: hispanarepublicana

Which way do you think he's betting on the Iraqi Dinar/currency?


43 posted on 10/28/2004 2:23:57 PM PDT by Rippin
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To: hispanarepublicana
Soros: I shall go into some kind of monastery.

Buddhist I would expect, Zen maybe? No Christian monastary in their right minds would want to have anything to do with him.

44 posted on 10/28/2004 2:24:17 PM PDT by Tamar1973 ("Voting For Democrats Is Like Electing Inmates To Run Asylum"--Ann Coulter)
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"I embarked on the tour because I was worried that the dramatic deterioration in Iraq did not produce the decisive lead for John Kerry I had confidently expected"

Maybe my tinfoil hat's too tight, but this sounds like he could have been pouring money to fund the insurgents.....the decisive lead he confidently expected?????? What a loathsome statement!

45 posted on 10/28/2004 2:24:25 PM PDT by bioprof
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To: hispanarepublicana
"dramatic deterioration in Iraq" .... “We have been spared a terrorist attack at home but it is quite a stretch to attribute that to the invasion of Iraq,”

I guess he expected a tea party after knocking off a dictatorship? The news publishes about 3 incidents a day coming out of Iraq....CentCom and DoD mention a few more than that. In short, the demonRat line about deterioration is only a political line. We are winning steadily in Iraq.

The best defense is a great offense and a good defense. If you take away international terrorism's basing areas, then they have no safe home and they are always on the run.

What doesn't Soros get about that?

Finally, he seems to be "pining" for a terrorist attack at home. I'd put agents on this guy's trail and see where he's been the last few months and find who he's been talking to.

Maybe he's bought himself an incident.

46 posted on 10/28/2004 2:24:30 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army and Proudly Supporting BUSH/CHENEY 2004!)
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To: RockinRight

Monk4Bush


47 posted on 10/28/2004 2:25:04 PM PDT by JFC ( President Bush, You are being prayed for along with our country daily, by millions of us.)
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To: cripplecreek

I caught the "did not produce" part too. Is Soros money backing the increased terrorist activity in Iraq?


48 posted on 10/28/2004 2:25:05 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: stockpirate

Makes you wonder just who is funding those insurgents in Iraq doesn't it?


49 posted on 10/28/2004 2:25:13 PM PDT by Tarheel
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To: bioprof
Maybe my tinfoil hat's too tight, but this sounds like he could have been pouring money to fund the insurgents.....the decisive lead he confidently expected?????? What a loathsome statement!

I've long thought the same thing.

50 posted on 10/28/2004 2:25:18 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Miss Free Republic High School-198?)
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