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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 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?


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

Why is the president wasting time and political capital campaigning for George Soros's pick in the Pennsylvania primary?


1 posted on 11/06/2004 7:25:59 PM PST by vannrox
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To: vannrox

Great post. THANK YOU!


2 posted on 11/06/2004 7:27:54 PM PST by PGalt
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To: vannrox
Specter defines the term RINO. .....the ultimate example. .....a leftist through and through.
3 posted on 11/06/2004 7:28:21 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: vannrox
and why does Spector continue to use Rush as his mouthpiece???
4 posted on 11/06/2004 7:29:04 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Mr. Mojo
Yo SOROS!

I heard them chanting "who's your daddy" during the Republican celebrations.

5 posted on 11/06/2004 7:30:05 PM PST by Enterprise (The left hates the Constitution. Islamic Fascism hates America. Natural allies.)
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To: vannrox
"While Specter never may have glimpsed Soros's checkbook, he cannot honestly claim to have "no connection" to this group."

How o you spell KY Jelly in Hungarian
6 posted on 11/06/2004 7:31:46 PM PST by sierrahome (Proud member of the Geo. W. Bush Reelection Team)
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To: vannrox
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."

'I got no connection'? 'I got no knowledge"?

Reminds me of "Can I get me a fishing license?"

7 posted on 11/06/2004 7:32:01 PM PST by kezekiel
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To: vannrox

Great find. Very timely.

More and more the truth comes out.

Let's keep this thing going! Specter cannot Chair!


8 posted on 11/06/2004 7:33:25 PM PST by Cedar
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To: Mr. Mojo

what is a Rhino


9 posted on 11/06/2004 7:33:58 PM PST by since1868
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To: since1868
No H in the word.

Republican In Name Only

10 posted on 11/06/2004 7:34:54 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: vannrox

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.


11 posted on 11/06/2004 7:35:18 PM PST by TBP
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To: Mr. Mojo

First on my list of RINO - Got to Go!


12 posted on 11/06/2004 7:35:24 PM PST by AnimalLover ((Are there special rules and regulations for the big guys?))
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To: vannrox

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.

http://stopspecter.savethegop.com/


13 posted on 11/06/2004 7:35:34 PM PST by narses (If you want ON or OFF my Catholic Ping List email me. + http://www.alamo-girl.com/)
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To: Mr. Mojo

gotit


14 posted on 11/06/2004 7:39:42 PM PST by since1868
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To: PGalt

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!


15 posted on 11/06/2004 7:40:44 PM PST by finallyatexan
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To: Enterprise
GRASSROOTSPA EXCLUSIVE: BOMBSHELL: SPECTER SLAMS CONSERVATIVES IN CAMPAIGN LETTER, ATTACKS PRO-LIFERS, CHRISTIANS

Read The Letter Here

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

16 posted on 11/06/2004 7:45:16 PM PST by vannrox (The Preamble to the Bill of Rights - without it, our Bill of Rights is meaningless!)
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To: vannrox

BUMP


17 posted on 11/06/2004 7:46:41 PM PST by kitkat (Forgive me God, for I have gloated. (and I'm gonna keep on doing it.))
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To: vannrox

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.


18 posted on 11/06/2004 7:49:36 PM PST by whadizit (an)
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To: vannrox
"I will not give up our Party to radical extremists without a fight."

What a f'n putz.

19 posted on 11/06/2004 7:50:36 PM PST by Enterprise (The left hates the Constitution. Islamic Fascism hates America. Natural allies.)
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To: TBP
voted first for Toomey in the primary, then for Clymer in the general.

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.

20 posted on 11/06/2004 7:50:50 PM PST by Tula Git
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To: All
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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To: vannrox
>> 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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To: All

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


Update:

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

Allies:

Laura Ingram

National Right to Life Committee

NRO - The Corner

Confused Conservatives:

Hugh Hewitt

Contact Information:

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Contact Information for all Senators

Sen. Orrin Hatch, UT, current Committee Chair PH: 202-224-5251 FX: 202-224-6331

Sen. Jon Kyl, AZ PH: 202-224-4521 FX: 202-224-2207

Sen. John Cornyn, TX PH: 202-224-2934 FX: 202-228-2856

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Sen. Jeff Sessions, AL PH: 202-224-4124 FX: 202-224-3149

Sen. Lindsey Graham, SC PH: 202-224-5972 FX: 202-224-3808

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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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To: Calpernia

ping


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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To: vannrox

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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To: TBP

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 (...meet familyop, you can be sure of one thing: you have entered the sick mind of a combat engineer.)
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To: familyop; vannrox; All
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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To: VaBthang4
"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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