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Rich Leftists Bankroll John McCain's Assault on Freedom
Stiff Right Jab ^ | February 11, 2008 | Steve Farrell

Posted on 08/02/2008 2:00:33 PM PDT by average american student

If you are not yet alarmed and outraged by radical Republican John McCain’s “bipartisan” campaign finance “reform” package, which is in no way bipartisan, Monday’s revelation from the American Conservative Union Foundation (ACU) should put an end to your complacency.

In its latest report, “Who’s Buying Campaign Finance Reform?” (1) the ACU unveils the secret that some conservatives have suspected all along: The campaign finance reform ‘movement’ has, contrary to its anti-big money agenda, raised and spent more than $73 million since 1996; has, contrary to its bipartisan claims, been funded by “wealthy Democratic Party soft-money donors, ultra-liberal foundations and Democratic operatives;” and has, contrary to its equality of donations philosophy, received astronomical donations from a few key individuals and foundations.

“There’s too much money in campaign finance reform,” the ACU quips. A few examples of individual contributions:

George Soros contributed $4.7 million to the “movement for reform”; funneled more than $600,000 to Arizonans for Clean Elections (ACE), single-handedly accounting for more than 71 percent of the group’s entire funding; and Soros, and “seven of his wealthiest friends, created their own political committee – the Campaign for a Progressive Future – which funded almost $2 million of political activities in 2000, including $200,000 to the Million Mom PAC.”

Steven T. Kirsch, soft-money “abolitionist,” contributed $500,000 in soft money to finance campaign finance “reform” groups in 2000, and $1.8 million in independent expenditures against the candidacy of President George W. Bush last year.

“Jerome Kohlberg, who spent more than $400,000 of his own money against the campaign of Republican Senator Jim Bunning, R-Ky., in 1998, also donated $100,000 to the Campaign for America.” He “subsequently bought television ads pleading ‘Let’s get the $100,000 checks out of politics.’ ”

Or how about some of their liberal foundation donors: ...

(Excerpt) Read more at stiffrightjab.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 2008; acu; campaignfinance; conspiracy; donors; electionreform; johnmccain; poorpoorrinos; republican; rinos; soros; tinfoil
Blast from the past: A hard hitting reminder about John McCain's assault on the first amendment, and the leftist sources that financed that assault (masquerading as campaign finance reform) featured in NewsMax.com and The American Conservative Union, March 28, 2001.

When I noticed Fox News linked into this one today, reading it again, renewed my conviction that we are dealing with anything but a dyed in the wool political conservative who's on our side when it comes to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Sad but true, McCain's interests are elsewhere, and many a leftist foundation has him in its hip pocket.

My initial solution begins with refusing to be fooled again into lending a hand to a Republican Party presidential candidate who will betray us, and undermine whatever remnants of conservatism/true liberalism (classical liberalism) remain among us.

Better to organize and ready the forces to preserve the Constitution during the McCain or Obama presidency. Either way, we'll likely have a constitutional war on our hands that won't say 'quit.'

1 posted on 08/02/2008 2:00:33 PM PDT by average american student
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To: average american student
Sad but true, McCain's interests are elsewhere, and many a leftist foundation has him in its hip pocket. My initial solution begins with refusing to be fooled again into lending a hand to a Republican Party presidential candidate who will betray us, and undermine whatever remnants of conservatism/true liberalism (classical liberalism) remain among us.

Yup... We may have to go third party and let Obama win for four years before regrouping. I'm more concerned about getting a grip on congress and senate.

2 posted on 08/02/2008 2:04:07 PM PDT by mainestategop (MAINE: Come in and get taxed)
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To: average american student

The choice is...
continue to belittle McCain on the differences between us and allow a divide to let Obama get elected OR unite behind McCain, a less than perfect candidate but at least we know who he is. I fully admit that McCain wasn’t my first choice (Romney) but the race is Obama OR McCain. Regardless of who is elected we are going to have to watch them...

I know too many people who are making a stand on principle (and I still respect these people) and saying they just won’t vote for McCain. If we aren’t careful, WE are going to elect Obama...


3 posted on 08/02/2008 2:11:07 PM PDT by Hootch (Another perspective)
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To: Hootch

It is a pure fool who votes in a way to facilitate nObama’s election.


4 posted on 08/02/2008 2:14:57 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper (A vote for third party is a vote for nObama)
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To: Hootch

“I fully admit that McCain wasn’t my first choice (Romney) but the race is Obama OR McCain. Regardless of who is elected we are going to have to watch them...”

Absolutely. We can apply leverage with McCain. Obama will shut us out completely.

I can foresee an America a few years now with an economy roaring with home grown energy production, with curbed spending, with moderate choices for the bench, and yes— with a rough immigration fight. That’s McCain.

I can also foresee an America with a ‘misery index’ from hell, with YOUNG leftists in the Supreme Court for the rest of our lives, and with a HOPELESS immigration flood / along with dual citizen voter fraud of unprecedented levels. That’s Obama. The dual citizen voters would crush all hopes of US prosperity and freedom. We would likely get sucked into complete subordination to the UN if Obama is elected.


5 posted on 08/02/2008 2:17:46 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (The Dum-bama Banking Committee offers free breathalysers and inhilators for asthmatics in 58 states.)
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To: mainestategop
Looking Down the Ticket

What’s a disgruntled conservative blogger to do this election?

A: open up the five hundredth “Lesser of Two Evils” should-I-actually-vote-for-that-squish-McCain debate, or

B: Look around for some actual conservatives to back?

You might not find any at the top of the ticket, but the real conservatives are out there, running for Congress all around the country.

6 posted on 08/02/2008 2:30:56 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: big'ol_freeper
It is a pure fool who votes in a way to facilitate nObama’s election.

One's vote for a particular candidate has no bearing on the aggregate election, especially if the opposing candidate in question does not take the initiative to work for that vote.

7 posted on 08/02/2008 2:33:21 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (BARACK OBAMA WILL SAVE US! HE HAS RISEN!!)
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To: Hootch
I know too many people who are making a stand on principle (and I still respect these people) and saying they just won’t vote for McCain. If we aren’t careful, WE are going to elect Obama.

You don't have to worry about that. The Bradley Effect is going to take care of Obama. McCain's dream of independents and moderates crossing over to vote for him will materialize, which of course will spell the end of the conservative right.

8 posted on 08/02/2008 2:34:48 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (BARACK OBAMA WILL SAVE US! HE HAS RISEN!!)
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To: Hootch

Winning means nothing if it isn’t about defending principle. This is no “small flaw” in the fabric of McCain - he has betrayed your freedom of speech, intentionally, to serve the left who pays for his unprincipled antics.

This is a man born and bread in the Establishment, who the left wing media WANTED as the Republican Candidate, and has ALWAYS sided with ... who they KNOW if elected (even if they’d be even happier with Obama) will do more havoc on the grass roots of the Republican Party - and thus the country - than Obama ever could.

If Obama wins, conservatives will unite against him, and it will revive the conservative and classical liberal movement in the party and in the country.

If McCain wins, this man owned by the left, will do just as Bush did before him, but perhaps with more openness and zest, dismantle what is left of the best of the “conservative,” “pro-constitutional,” “Judeo-Christian” defending party. And this will be so because it’s called “follow the chief.”

Bush II did it, Bush I did it, Reagan’s second term did it, and Nixon did it.

I remind you, Reagan came to power, a legitimate conservative with powerful leadership skills on a very very conservative set of campaign promises, BECAUSE OF THE VERY LIBERAL (SUPPOSEDLY CLUELESS ... NOT!) PRESIDENT JAMES EARL CARTER.

He botched things up so bad, he betrayed so many of our allies, he so weakened our defense, he taxed us so heavily, etc., that he made it ripe for a Reagan.

That’s my point. And it’s the point many are making.

We don’t need another Bush or worse.

And as someone else said, we need to focus on Congress. The presidency is lost either way.

Just my opinion, though. Maybe you can you have something other than a thems against us (Dems against Republicats) argument. I’m all ears.


9 posted on 08/02/2008 2:39:33 PM PDT by average american student
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

You said: One’s vote for a particular candidate has no bearing on the aggregate election..

Unless I am completely missing your point, that is a bizarre statement. One’s vote is one vote that makes up a total vote and certainly does have a bearing on the aggregate.

Now if you were to make the argument that “I live in a solidly blue state that has no chance of giving it’s electoral votes to anyone but nObama” I could understand the argument, even if I don’t agree with the protest vote approach.


10 posted on 08/02/2008 2:40:54 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper (A vote for third party is a vote for nObama)
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To: the anti-liberal

who are these true conservatives? i am truly at a loss. even my better half is voting for nobama. she may be right. i will vote 3rd party.


11 posted on 08/02/2008 2:42:11 PM PDT by bronxboy
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To: the anti-liberal

Just a reminder about that valid point.

Bush II made it a policy, especially in 2004, to cut off all election funds to conservative congressional candidates and hand them over to moderates all over the country.

This is just another shot across the bow warning about voting in another establishment man just to say we win against a far left liberal.

If Congress is the key, at least it should be, then keeping a man who has LONG proved himself in the pocket of the left, a man any informed conservative/classical lib NEVER would have wanted for our presidential candidate, is vitally important.

Money does matter. And the whole point of this Campaign Finance Fiasco/Assault on the First Amendment is that McCain did it in the light of day, something he KNEW would silence the political right in the last months of election cycles, and that critical juncture, thus giving the media left even more power to sway the vote come the finish line.

And so, what do we then think he will do with those election funds if elected? Everything in his power to promote true blue through and through conservative constitutionalist congressmen. Not a chance ...


12 posted on 08/02/2008 2:49:42 PM PDT by average american student
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To: average american student

rrrr ... that was “keeping OUT a man”

sorry


13 posted on 08/02/2008 2:51:44 PM PDT by average american student
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To: average american student
The 'out' does make a difference :^)

I am amazed and flabbergasted at the fact the two such unpalatable candidates are... candidates.

I blame the MSM.

It's the 'little' people inside the bureaucratic machine that does the actual work - the people in the White House who are there year after year, president after president, and those folks in congress and in local governments.

I suspect that an Obambi administration would fall apart very quickly and so become ineffective right away - but McCain's won't and, though he calls himself a Republican, he'll act to effectively pass Democrat and Liberal policies.

But if we fill congress and all local governments with conservatives and sane people we have a much better chance of maintaining order and sanity over all.

14 posted on 08/02/2008 3:04:34 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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There is a reason I have been warning about the supporters Ron Paul attracts.

From anti-semetic NeoNazis at Stormfront and Secular Anarchists to Whorehouse moguls and rabid anti-war Leftists,

the Mob Zombies of Ron Paul are growing in numbers and awash with cash, thanks in measure to the front groups MoveOn.org, Code Pink, Iraqcampaign.org of International Socialist Powerbroker George Soros, who both covertly and openly - is helping to fund and aid the Ron Paul campaign.


15 posted on 08/02/2008 3:06:42 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Don't Blame Me - I Supported Duncan Hunter)
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To: average american student

Watch McCain shoot up in the polls just before the election. Conservatives will stay home thinking McCain is going to win anyways and Obama will win. Cannot say I blame conservatives for not supporting McCain, he has dome more damage to conservative advancements than Obama (so far).

Look both McCain and Obama are left wing pukes........Obama more so, but McCain will hurt conservatism further also. McCain hates conservatives, you can take that to the bank.


16 posted on 08/02/2008 3:46:24 PM PDT by free_life (If you ask Jesus to forgive you and to save you, He will.)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

What “leverage” do we have over McCain except our votes?


17 posted on 08/02/2008 5:21:08 PM PDT by billybudd
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To: billybudd

“What “leverage” do we have over McCain except our votes?”

Congress. The House is re-elected every two years. I admit, McCain was at the bottom of my list, but he’s the only one standing in Obama’s way now.

Secondly, McCain will want our help for his legacy. Of course, there may ultimately be a complete divide between us and him, but what kind of leverage will we have with Obama?

Here’s something to think about:

Saul Alinsky dedicated his book, Rules for Radicals, to Lucifer. “And Obama taught Alinsky methodology.”


18 posted on 08/02/2008 5:27:25 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (The Dum-bama Banking Committee offers free breathalysers and inhilators for asthmatics in 58 states.)
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To: free_life

“McCain hates conservatives, you can take that to the bank.”

He reportedly says ‘F’ you to a lot of his conservative colleagues. It’s going to be hard to hold my nose, but I will. And if he ends up in the White House, I want him to have the most miserable stay there in presidential history. We should make him feel GLAD to get out of the White House.


19 posted on 08/02/2008 5:30:32 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (The Dum-bama Banking Committee offers free breathalysers and inhilators for asthmatics in 58 states.)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

If McCain wins, he will be the lead of the Republican party, meaning more-of-the-same RINO liberalism, 10x worse than with Bush. You would rather have the death of the conservative movement than a temporary loss of a presidency? (By the same logic, we can elect a true conservative congress to keep Obama from doing anything crazy.)


20 posted on 08/02/2008 5:31:36 PM PDT by billybudd
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To: Hootch
"...but the race is Obama OR McCain."

No, the race is between Soros et.al. first choice, Obama, and his back-up boy, McCain. It's a lose-lose proposition, but Republicans have actually convinced themselves that a Soros owned Republican is somehow better than a Soros owned Democrat.

There isn't even any lesser of two evils in this one.

21 posted on 08/02/2008 5:34:44 PM PDT by penowa
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To: big'ol_freeper

Correctamundo.


22 posted on 08/02/2008 5:37:27 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: billybudd

“You would rather have the death of the conservative movement than a temporary loss of a presidency? (By the same logic, we can elect a true conservative congress to keep Obama from doing anything crazy.)”

Here’s how I see it: if Obama wins, we have dual citizenship votes. What I mean by that is— people can cross the border like crazy and vote, then they can travel back to their true countries. Busfuls of rent-a-votes. While McCain is a nut on immigration, I don’t think he’ll go that far.

So with that in mind, there is HOPE with McCain. I see little hope if any if we ‘temporarilly’ lose with Obama.

Regarding the fairness doctrine— if Obama wins, you can kiss free speech goodbye. Once again, there is HOPE with McCain, but little hope with a ‘temporary’ loss with Obama.

The Rats are not playing a game with us. They’ve been seeking to deliver a knock-out blow to conservatives ever since 94.

Take a look at Canada’s history. A bunch of conservative leaders there were thrown in jail while liberal leaders got away with exposing their voters to tainted prison blood from Arkansas. The IRS will be used to target conservative leaders, as well as other branches. Remember how Rush was targeted for pain killers? That’s just a small warning sign. I don’t foresee us bouncing back from this ‘temporary’ loss.


23 posted on 08/02/2008 5:50:10 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (The Dum-bama Banking Committee offers free breathalysers and inhilators for asthmatics in 58 states.)
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To: billybudd
Oh I apologize— in answer to your question about the ‘congress only’ strategy. I think it is difficult to tell people on the street, “Vote for congress but not for McCain.” A lot of people would simply not vote.

We might lose some senate seats. And if we win any, it apparently won't be very many. But let's assume we achieve everything you want.

But let's assume we somehow gain control of 65 seats. Then President Obama appoints radicals to the bench. Most likely, the senate would rubber stamp them. Historically, that's what Republican senators do. But let's suppose we don't. Then he recess appoints his radical judges. And it is very unlikely that even with 65 senators, that we would vote down the absentee appointments.

The Supreme Court has a lot of old liberal geezers wishing for Obama to win. They've been holding out, waiting for Bush to leave.

The judiciary is beginning to meddle with property rights [look at Kelo], IMMIGRANTS’ RIGHTS, free speech, and surrendering our sovereignty to the UN. I believe that if Obama wins, our system will collapse. The same would have been true, BTW, if it were Hillary.

24 posted on 08/02/2008 6:14:38 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (The Dum-bama Banking Committee offers free breathalysers and inhilators for asthmatics in 58 states.)
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To: average american student
McCain is definitely a Soros man.

John McCain funded by Soros since 2001

John McCain Gets Soros Cash

McCain/Soros by Rabbi Areyh Spero

McCain-Soros Toppled GOP Candidates Nov. 21, 2006

Soros' "Reform" (an article about Soros‘ instrumental hand in McCain/Feingold)

John McCain: George Soros' Useful Idiot?

Through The Weeds; John McCain, George Soros and the Reform Institute

McCain’s Reform Institute donor list:

Reform Institute greatfully acknowleges Sen. McCain as past Chairman:

25 posted on 08/02/2008 8:27:59 PM PDT by TigersEye (Berlin '36 ... Olympics for murdering regimes. ... Beijing '08)
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To: All

The left has bought this election. They win either way. I just do not believe that McCain got to where he is because he is that popular with the right. The Republicans are the right, right? Not under this current reality we find ourselves in. Com’on wake up, the fix is not only in, it has been done already. This whole country will move decidedly left by the legal acts of congress, the Presidency and the new SCOTUS.

Soros and his bunch of elite leftists will be thrilled if McCain wins. And why would that be? Not hard to figure what they want to do to this country and how they plan to do it.
The power is on the left......in the government (all levels), the media (except conservatives on net...they are already planning to fix that), the courts, the sheeple that buy the lefts baloney. There is a remnant of conservatives and that will grow when the left gains full political power, it will wake some of the sheeple up.


26 posted on 08/03/2008 12:22:48 PM PDT by free_life (If you ask Jesus to forgive you and to save you, He will.)
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To: average american student

The important election fight this year is Congress. The best way to improve Congress is for McCain to go full bore on Drill Now. He hs to include ANWR, too. That could well get us a more conservative congress that will not pass an Amnesty bill. Amnesty is the single most important issue. On it rides the possiblity that the country will completely socialize after 4 years with McCain or sooner with Hussein. If we can get a Congress that will defy either of these men, we can come back in four or eight years. With Amnesty there is no road back.


27 posted on 08/03/2008 5:27:56 PM PDT by arthurus
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