Skip to comments.Democrat Billionaires Trying to Fund Liberal Takeover
Posted on 07/26/2006 1:42:35 PM PDT by truthfinder9
Last week, the front page of the Washington Post exposed the details of the shadowy group of Democrat billionaires who are trying to fund the liberal take-over of Congress.
This dangerous group called the "Democracy Alliance" has become "a large source of undisclosed and unaccountable political influence."
In the last nine months alone, the Washington Post reports the so-called "Democracy Alliance" has funneled over $50 million to liberal groups bent on defeating conservatives.
Will you let a club for billionaires buy the Senate?
The Washington Post reported earlier last week that a shadowy club for billionaires called the "Democracy Alliance" is providing millions of dollars behind the scenes to help liberals.
The NRSC is counting on grassroots Americans, and particularly our netroots supporters, to help level the playing field.
Led by billionaires like George Soros and Tim Gill, this shadowy group is made up exclusively of millionaires and billionaires who agree to spend hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars each, with one goal in mind: building a "political infrastructure" to defeat conservatives.
We've got to fight back against these billionaires who want to buy control of Congress!
Our effort to retain control of the U.S. Senate this November is going to determine whether America continues on the path to a stronger, safer, more prosperous future...
...OR whether Harry Reid and his liberal allies in the "Democracy Alliance" capture the Senate this November. If the liberals succeed and we fail, you can bet that they will move swiftly to:
Roll back the pro-growth Bush tax cuts that have revitalized our economy and fight to uphold the "Death Tax" - one of the most un-fair and un-American taxes of all! \ Cut and run from Iraq and undermine our efforts to win the War on Terror.
Give amnesty to illegal immigrants and open our borders to an uncontrolled flood.
Reject fair-minded, qualified judges in favor of liberal activist judges.
Replace core Republican values with laws that encourage partial birth abortion and re-define the definition of traditional marriage between a man and a woman.
You have already helped make a tremendous impact on our Nation's future - and you truly have my sincerest, most heartfelt thanks for that.
But remember, our Republican Senate candidates are gearing up to battle a liberal Democrat campaign machine that is more negative and more desperate than ever before.
Can I count on you to help them fight back?
Remember, these liberal Democrats have virtually unlimited amounts of money from their allies like the shadowy and unaccountable "Democracy Alliance" who will spend whatever it takes to humiliate President Bush and turn back the clock.
That is why the NRSC simply cannot afford to let up in our efforts to stop the liberal Democrats from gaining control of the Senate this fall! Not for a day ... not even for an hour!
Together, I believe we can save our crucial Republican Senate Majority and keep America moving forward under our vision of common-sense and conservative principles.
But you must act now.
Thank you for your dedication to your Party and your much-needed support for the NRSC today.
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The WaPo actually published a front-page story accusing Democrat billionaires and millionares of trying to buy congress? I'd have thought they'd want to keep such a group under wraps.
My representative (Joe Schwarz) doesn't seem to mind taking Soros filthy money.
McClaim-Mygold Act removed all evillllll money from politics.
And furthermore, McClaim-MyGold removed our ability to even protest about the money that was removed from politics.
/sarchasm The gaping gulp between liberals and reality
Maybe I'm just provincial, but it seems to me that more than a few Pubbie Sinators have joined Harry Reid and his liberal allies in the "Democracy Alliance" in thwarting the President's efforts.
Let them spend it all trying to convince others, and fail in their efforts.
But, but, but, I thought only Republicans were rich fat-cats and that Republicans answered to big-business.
The only surprising thing here is that liberals could assemble the skills to become billionaires. Of course, they may have accumulated the wealth through various very efficient means while being ruthlessly apolitical, then only later, looking back in remorse, chose to don the sack cloth and ashes, calling for all the new restrictions on others, so none may follow in their footsteps.
For the most part, few of them chose to become altruistic philanthropists, preferring to trade their position of wealth for a position of power.
Traitors to their class - wasn't that the term?
Meet Tim Gill
Founder and Chairman
A successful entrepreneur, Tim Gill is an active philanthropist who cares passionately about many issues. Through both his philanthropy and socially conscious business practices, Tim is setting a powerful example by valuing all people for their unique talents, backgrounds and skills. Tim founded the Gill Foundation in 1994 with the mission of securing equal opportunity for all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression. Through the Gill Foundation, Tim provides millions of dollars annually to gay and lesbian and HIV/AIDS organizations along with other charitable causes.
Tim has always been an advocate for civil rights. In addition to funding the gay and lesbian movement for equal rights by supporting hundreds of national and state-wide organizations, he is also a strong supporter of social justice organizations and educational institutions. Tim was one of the first major contributors to the Colorado AIDS Project and has long supported local public radio and television through program underwriting.
Through the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado, established by the Gill Foundation, Tim has provided financial support to numerous organizations which serve the general public, such as $100,000 to the American Red Cross for flood relief in Fort Collins, Colorado, more than $200,000 to the Colorado Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, and nearly $1 million to the American Red Cross for Hurrican Katrina disaster relief.
As founder and former Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of Quark, Inc., a desktop and internet software company, Tim was recognized as an innovative business leader. Tim founded Quark, Inc. in 1981 with a $2,000 loan from his parents, and worked to build Quark into a leading developer of page layout software for the graphics market.
Tim is an avid snowboarder, parasailer and hiker, recently reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Tim and his partner Scott Miller live in Denver, Colorado.
Couldn't happen. McClaim-Mygold Act removed all evillllll money from politics.IIRC, there are laws prohibiting illegal immigration also.
What's actually so disgusting to me is that basically all political positions are bought these days. One mighty and free Republic with magnificently designed Constitution...going...going...SOLD to the highest bidder!
If a pauper with principles decided to give it a go, that person would have to be a superhuman to battle not only the opposing party but the media and other assorted powerful moguls.
You don't really think Al Gore retracted his concession in 2000 all by himself, do you? Someone else surely came up with the idea and the bucks to pay for The Great American Chad Hunt.
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Not really you must realized they that liberal elitism is a lust for power and control over other (us the great unwashed)...in the super rich class have not just people with a lust and drive for money but also a lust and drive for power and power over others...
after all if the left real concern was about the poor and downtrodden as they claim... they would just give money out directly to them...not spend on political campaigns to get power....
To see the truth see where "There Money - vs - There Mouth" is....
There mouth may be "for the poor" but there money is "for power"
Well that 'splains all the money for the homosexual causes.
here's the original article:
A New Alliance Of Democrats Spreads Funding
But Some in Party Bristle At Secrecy and Liberal Tilt
By Jim VandeHei and Chris Cillizza
Washington Post Staff Writers
Monday, July 17, 2006; Page A01
An alliance of nearly a hundred of the nation's wealthiest donors is roiling Democratic political circles, directing more than $50 million in the past nine months to liberal think tanks and advocacy groups in what organizers say is the first installment of a long-term campaign to compete more aggressively against conservatives.
A year after its founding, Democracy Alliance has followed up on its pledge to become a major power in the liberal movement. It has lavished millions on groups that have been willing to submit to its extensive screening process and its demands for secrecy.
These include the Center for American Progress, a think tank with an unabashed partisan edge, as well as Media Matters for America, which tracks what it sees as conservative bias in the news media. Several alliance donors are negotiating a major investment in Air America, a liberal talk-radio network.
But the large checks and demanding style wielded by Democracy Alliance organizers in recent months have caused unease among Washington's community of Democratic-linked organizations. The alliance has required organizations that receive its endorsement to sign agreements shielding the identity of donors. Public interest groups said the alliance represents a large source of undisclosed and unaccountable political influence.
bad guys ping
Money down a "rat"hole.
All those billions that oculd be spent on feeding the poor, curing AIDS, stoping global warming, stem cell research.....oh thats right. We the taxpayers have to be raped of our money to fund thier bnllsh!t projects!
Are you telling me that George Soros will give 90% of his current holdings to the Government if he gets his way???
I have said that Soros would spend a quarter of a billion dollars to help Hillary. This group's money is how she plans to take the White House. Well, that plus mysterious "bad luck" for anyone who stands in her way.
Limousine liberals. "I got mine, so I'm just going to kick away the ladder so no one else can improve their economics".
George Soros actually made a statement along those lines.
Bad guy bump!
Haven't they been TRYING (unsuccessfully)
for a liberal takeover for a number of years?
Is this a do-over? ;o)
This democracy alliance coincides with MoveOn's latest activism newsletter:
MoveOn members said our top priority this year should be winning back Congress. So we dreamed up a big plan: "Call For Change," one of the largest volunteer phonebanks in history. Together, we'll call 5 million progressive voters in competitive districts and get them to the polls.
It won't just help win the House. It's about building a movement of engaged voters in red and purple districts across the country.
We've spent months laying the groundwork, and now Call For Change is ready to launch. But we have to commit to hiring organizers and building the tools, so we need to decide now if it's a go. To fund this, we need 10,000 MoveOn members to contribute at least $15 a month until the election.
We think going big is our best shot at changing the direction of our country. But it's up to you. Please sign up as a monthly contributor today. Get a bonus t-shirt before July 31st.
It's a very ambitious plan to win big. Through Call for Change, MoveOn members from New York to San Diego will make over 5 million phone calls into 30 highly competitive House districts plus key Senate races.
We'll combine the energy of 3 million MoveOn members with new technology and cutting edge "microtargeting" techniques that have made Republican turnout efforts successful in recent years.
And to get rolling, we'll deploy 100 skilled field organizers around the country to help our volunteer leaders recruit and support other MoveOn members in their area.
Almost every related organizational newsletter spin off is doing a funding campaign for what ever they are planning.
>>>Maybe I'm just provincial, but it seems to me that more than a few Pubbie Sinators have joined Harry Reid and his liberal allies in the "Democracy Alliance" in thwarting the President's efforts.
They are log cabin republicans. Their monies come from 'support the pubbie' spinoffs of MoveOn, Victory Fund, RINO versions to help take over the republican party.
'Tim is an avid snowboarder, parasailer and hiker, recently reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Tim and his partner Scott Miller live in Denver, Colorado.'
geez, maybe F'n should get HIM as his next VP candidate...a better match I believe...
'Through Call for Change, MoveOn members from New York to San Diego will make over 5 million phone calls into 30 highly competitive House districts plus key Senate races. '
yeah, that will convince those of us who never answer the phone or listen to messages - I hope they spend a LOT of money on this...
and those that answer the phone aren't going to be too happy having Oprah interrupted...
They don't spend their own money on this stuff. They apply for grant monies whenever they do this.
Thanks for the ping!
Don't forget that George Soros spent $25 million of his own money in '04 to get Kerry elected.
To the best of my knowledge, the man in the White House is NOT President "Kerry".
Figured we'd hear more of Soros' antics, as the election nears.
Thanks for the ping.
Thanks for the ping!
Thank you for your dedication to your Party and your much-needed support for the NRSC today.
I guess abramoff is being missed................
Isn't he ever going to go away.