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The Bush-Soros Pick (George Soros funded Arlen Specter's reelection!)
National Review Online ^ | April 19, 2004, 8:52 a.m | Deroy Murdock

Posted on 11/06/2004 7:25:58 PM PST by vannrox

April 19, 2004, 8:52 a.m.

The Bush-Soros Pick

The White House is in bad company in the Pennsylvania primary.

By Deroy Murdock

As President Bush visits Pittsburgh Monday to campaign for the U.S. Senate's second-most-liberal Republican, he might ask Arlen Specter why he is associated with a group that billionaire Bush basher George Soros supports. The president also might ask the four-term senator why he can't tell the truth about this matter.

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 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?

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: appointment; arlin; bush; chair; conspiracy; democrat; donors; judge; judicial; pennsylvania; rino; socialist; soros; specter; spector
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Specter appeared on Rush Limbaugh's radio program last Wednesday because..

I think Rush was duped on this one. I listened to that interview and it was apparent that Rush actually believed spinctoid.

21 posted on 11/06/2004 8:02:36 PM PST by Tula Git
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>> Why is the president wasting time and political capital campaigning for George Soros's pick in the Pennsylvania primary? <<

Why is this all being posted NOW instead of during the election season when freepers SHOULD have voted for Jim Clymer but were told that removing Snarlin' Arlen from office would magically leave the Senate in RAT hands (never mind all those open seats going GOP in the south...)

22 posted on 11/06/2004 8:08:36 PM PST by BillyBoy (George Ryan deserves a long term...without parole.)
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To: vannrox

Wonder if Spector is a chicken hawk or something and Hillary has the goods on him... Wonder about mclaim too...

23 posted on 11/06/2004 8:21:41 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to included some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: vannrox

I think this letter IS a bombshell....

People like Dr. James Dobson, Dr. D. James Kennedy, Donald Wildmon, etc., are already acting on getting Specter out. But I wonder if they are aware of THIS LETTER. If not, they need to know about this.

This letter could be the ultimate muscle needed to "convince" the Republican leadership that Specter can not be Chairman.

Also, has this letter been verified yet? I know on a previous thread some people were asking for it to be verified.

24 posted on 11/06/2004 8:34:47 PM PST by Cedar
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I believe as much heat as possible must be brought to bare on Specter.

He MUST understand that his grandstanding and unprincipled life is now open to the Red States and if he continues to make Liberal decisions the outcry from us will only grow.

Their is not a single seat within the Senate more important to the Conservative agenda being enforced over the next few decades than the Chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

It is the judiciary that enforces the US Constitution. It is through this committee that individuals are moved to judicial positions...positions that oversee all of this countries legal bodies.
No amount of blowback in making sure he does not get the seat can compare to the damage this Liberal can do from that position.

He CANNOT be allowed to chair this committee.

And if he lashes out and cannot humbly submit himself to the will of the Senate leadership then he is not the kind of Man we want to support in the first place.

If anything else...this should humble him. when all is said and done, I would rather he not get the chair.

"WE" [Not the Libs] we removed Lott for being an idiot and we can make sure this other putz does not interfere with what we want to accomplish.

Honestly, I'd rather dump him outright, pull his credentials and send him over to the Democratic side of the aisle...but I'm not a rational person when it comes to dealing with leftover hippie generation rejects/traitors.

We will see what ends up happening but the heat must remain on him.

Priority 1: Remove Specter from the Judiciary (Day 4)
11-6-04 | Always Right

Posted on 11/06/2004 8:11:17 AM EST by Always Right


Under the current rules, the way to go about preventing Specter from becoming the Chairman of the Judiciary is to have someone CHALLENGE Specter for the Chair. Hatch is term-limited and can't continue. Grassley is very unlikely to give up his Chair of Finance Committee. Senator Jon Kyl is next in line and seems to be the best candidate. This is where we need to concentrate on, getting someone to CHALLENGE Specter for the Chairman's role. We need to contact Senator Kyl to see his willingness and also contact other Senators to support Kyl in making a CHALLENGE.

Focus: Drafting Jon Kyl as Chairman - E-mail, fax, phone all GOP Senators!

I believe all this is decided when the GOP caucuses. But we still lack information on this. I have conflicting reports, they caucus next week, they caucus in the next two weeks. I believe the Senate is in recess until November 16th, but it is possible the GOP caucus in before then. We need understand the process more if we want to impact it.

Keep up the Good Work: We are being heard!

Watch out for Specter: Specter knows he is in trouble. Specter is going on the talk show circuit to make his case. Don't buy into his BS. Specter will point out that he has supported Bush's nominees. He voted for Thomas. He voted for Scalia. Of course, so did Senator Kerry and 96 other Senators. Like Senator Kerry, Specter wants to maintain the liberal balance on the court. They will only support a conservative judge if it does not threaten Roe v. Wade. Senator Specter says he doesn't have a litmus test. But just ask Specter what he would do if the court were divided 5-4 on abortion. I am 100% convinced Specter would pull out any and all stops to make sure a pro-abortion judge is appointed. The more I learn about Specter, the more I see that protecting Roe v. Wade is his number one priority. This is why Specter will do and say ANYTHING to get the Judiciary Chairman assignment. Specter is a snake, when he goes to pat you on the back watch out for the knife in his hand. Specter flat out hates social conservatives and 'strict constructionist' judges. Specter is a 'living document' guy.

Our Resolve:

Whereas, liberal Senator Arlen Specter is in line to be Chairman of the Judiciary Committee.

Whereas, liberal Arlen Specter has a stated litmus test against pro-abortion judges.

Whereas, liberal Arlen Specter has stated he will fight against conservative judges

Whereas, in the past liberal Arlen Specter has helped defeat great judges like Robert Bork,

Whereas, the Democrats have loaded the Judiciary Committee with extreme liberals such as Kennedy, Feinstein, Leahy, and Schumer.

Whereas, liberal Arlen Specter is in a position to turn our huge and historic election victory into a defeat by killing the nomination of all decent judges,

Be it resolved, that we will do whatever it takes to get liberal Arlen Specter off the Judiciary Committee


Laura Ingram

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25 posted on 11/06/2004 8:49:57 PM PST by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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26 posted on 11/06/2004 8:52:39 PM PST by nw_arizona_granny (On this day your Prayers are needed!!!!!!!)
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To: vannrox

I don't think Arlen is going anywhere, no committe chair for you.

27 posted on 11/06/2004 9:04:15 PM PST by agincourt1415 (OK, Democrats ITS OVER, GET OVER IT!)
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Specter is a political heretic. A blasphemous heretic.

28 posted on 11/06/2004 9:19:07 PM PST by Jaysun
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Oh, I think Specter is only one of several Soros puppets in the Republican Party. McCain is probably the biggest. Specter has to be kicked from the Judiciary Committee. Oherwise it's going to be nothing but Kennedys and Souters appointed to the Federal bench.

29 posted on 11/06/2004 9:38:18 PM PST by Bogolyubski
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To: vannrox

Good find

30 posted on 11/06/2004 10:31:02 PM PST by Nov3 ("This is the best election night in history." --DNC chair Terry McAuliffe Nov. 2,2004 8p.m.)
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To: vannrox
"Why is the president wasting time and political capital campaigning for George Soros's pick in the Pennsylvania primary?"

...because he was extremely busy, gave Specter the benefit of the doubt and didn't know about his Democrat connections.

One thing's for sure, though. We must see to it that another senator (Kyl, Sessions or Grassley) gets that Chair position.
31 posted on 11/06/2004 11:12:25 PM PST by familyop ( familyop, you can be sure of one thing: you have entered the sick mind of a combat engineer.)
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In case anyone missed it. . .

Good article from National Review Online 'The Editors on Arlen Specter on National Review Online'Nov. 5

. . . and posted Nov. 5 by Churchillbuff as well.("The Door for Specter" (and don't let it hit you on the way out)

32 posted on 11/07/2004 12:09:17 AM PST by cricket (Don't lose your head. . vote Republican. . .)
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"Rove says Specter promised Bush expedited handling of judicial nominations"

For me...that is the signal from the White House to let him be.
I can only deduce that they've made some quid pro quo deals concerning Specter's election and W's nominees.

I'll now hold my fire. Once we merge with the enemy on the nominees I'll watch for Specter's activity. If at that point he gets in the way, the White House will turn on him and I'll get back to going after him.

For now it is clear, the White House will obliquely support him...therefore I cease fire.

33 posted on 11/07/2004 9:15:24 AM PST by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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