Skip to comments.Glenn Beck's George Soros Expose Missed One Surprising Thing: His Big Sarah Palin Connection
Posted on 11/12/2010 9:51:35 AM PST by aimhigh
Glenn Beck's epic takedown of George Soros left out something interesting. One of Sarah Palin's top aids, Randy Scheunemann, has been on Soros' payroll for years.
Given Soros' alleged role plotting to destroy the United States, Beck and his Fox viewership might be surprised to learn that one of Sarah Palin's top aides, [Scheunemann], has been on Soros' payroll for years.
(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...
I’m no conspiracy theorist, but could Sarah Palin be another Mitt Romney establishment mole only far, far more cleverly disguised? I’m not passing judgment. I’m just saying.
Wonder if Sarah knows...
Does he have his spies everywhere?
Oh, my goodness. How terrible. Imagine the horror. An actual associate of The Palin on Beck’s payroll! Just shocking. I think I’m going to have to lie down with a cold cloth over my forehead. Beck and his entire staff now need to cast out this demon and go through some kind of purification rite.
So, Open Society gives some money to a lobbying firm in which Scheunemann is a partner and now he is “on the payroll” of George Soros?
The liberals are REALLY stretching here.
For "not being a conspiracy theorist," that's some conspiracy theory ya got there, Skippy.
You spend an inordinate amount of time here telling us what you're not in just about every post.
What you are though is a troll.
I wonder if Sarah is aware of this connection.
....Scheunemann and a partner have since 2003 been paid over $150,000 by one of Soros’ organizations for lobbying work, according to federal disclosure forms reviewed by Salon. The lobbying, which has continued to the present, centers on legislation involving sanctions and democracy promotion in Burma.
“Scheunemann and a partner have since 2003 been paid over $150,000 by one of Soros’ organizations for lobbying work, according to federal disclosure forms reviewed by Salon. The lobbying, which has continued to the present, centers on legislation involving sanctions and democracy promotion in Burma.”
Looks pretty removed to me.
In 1998, Scheunemann went to work for the public relations firm Mercury Group.
During the 2002 and early 2003 campaign by the George W. Bush administration to generate public support for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Scheunemann had a close association with Iraq exile Ahmad Chalabi.
Until May 2008, Scheunemann was co-owner of a two-person Washington, D.C. lobbying firm, Orion Strategies, LLC. The firm has lobbied on behalf of the Open Society Policy Center, the Caspian Alliance and the National Rifle Association, among others.
He is a member of the board of directors of the International Republican Institute.  2008 McCain presidential advisor
While the foreign affairs advisor to Republican presidential candidate John McCain, Scheunemann was also a registered foreign agent (lobbyist) for the Republic of Georgia.
On April 17, 2008, McCain spoke on the phone with Georgia President Mikheil Saakashvili about the situation in South Ossetia and Abkhazia, two troubled provinces that are considered part of Georgia but have been de facto independent since 1990. That same day, McCain issued a public statement condemning Russia and expressing strong support for the Georgian position. Also on that same day, Georgia signed a new, $200,000 lobbying contract with Scheunemann's firm, Orion Strategies. Scheunemann remained with Orion Strategies until May 15, when the McCain campaign imposed an anti-lobbyist policy and he was required to separate himself from the company.
In mid-July 2008, The Sunday Times linked Scheunemann to Stephen Payne, a lobbyist covertly filmed as he discussed a lobbying contract and offered to arrange meetings with Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and others, and recommended donations to the George W. Bush Presidential Library. Payne said Scheunemann had been "working with me on my payroll for five of the last eight years." 
A day after the election, a CNN article claimed that Scheunemann had been fired by the McCain campaign a week earlier for "trashing" campaign staff and "positioning himself with Palin at the expense of John McCain's campaign message."  A later article, however, stated that Scheunemann had not been fired, but that many of McCain's top staff wanted him fired and removed his access to his campaign email and Blackberry."
Heavy RINO connections - needs to be thrown under the Palin bus.
The associate is reputed to be on SOROS’ PAYROLL!!!!
Two words "So what"...I swear some of you (Insert name here) haters will do or say anything against anyone.
That's about as likely as Soros being a secret constitutionalist patriot.
Just an initial gut reaction.
Soros is slimy, but not stupid.
Professional gamblers, including those who gamble on the markets, cover their bets.
In the grand scheme of things, his tentacles reach so far in so many directions that it would be tough to form a large organization without having one of his minions included.
I do not believe this......BS
Yeah, I’m in big danger of being zotted. LOL
Did you read this? I’m not saying it’s true, but it’s the polar opposite of what you stated.
"Before joining Clusterstock, Courtney was at Forbes.com. She graduated with a bachelor's degree from UPenn and during college, she interned at CBS news and the magazine Next American City. Now Courtney lives in Brooklyn, NY."
"Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/author/courtney-comstock#ixzz155k22FK4"
Not guilty, but.....CBS?.....
Do not trust this information.
Wouldn't Soros do his best to marginalize Sarah? Look at the purpose behind comments and definitely look at the source..
Randy Scheunemann came on board from the McCain campaign. He was one of the few that seemed to support Sarah and he has stayed on with her.
He is an experienced political operative...but I’m sure the Palin’s had no knowledge of his involvement with Soros, or his previous work for Burma. They met him through McCain.
The guy must have been introduced to Sarah during the 2008 campaign from Juan McCain, who was a beneficiary of Soros (and I imagine his whacked out daughter Megan is also on the Soros gravy train).
Soros money is everywhere. I would imagine it's almost impossible for a lobbyist/lawyer in DC not to step in some.
He is not an agent for Soros, as this idiot implies.
For a non-conspiracy kind of person you sure can come up with one. Bravo, troll.
More like you're just passing gas through the mouth...
“I see dumb people...
... they’re everywhere...
... they walk around like everyone else...
... they don’t even know that they’re dumb...
Some of them...
...THEY POST HERE”
“Heavy RINO connections - needs to be thrown under the Palin bus.”
You miss the last line of what you posted?
“positioning himself with Palin at the expense of John McCain’s campaign message.”  A later article, however, stated that Scheunemann had not been fired, but that many of McCain’s top staff wanted him fired and removed his access to his campaign email and Blackberry”
Looks to me as his loyalty is better placed....it was McCain staffers ho stabbed Palin in the back...a well established fact by now...
“”One of Sarah Palin’s top aids, Randy Scheunemann, has been on Soros’ payroll for years.””
Where on earth in the article is there anything other than this one sentence that ties him to Sarah Palin? Just making the statement is supposed to mean something???
I think one has to go with the preponderance of the evidence.
I read the link.
I’m not sure we should post the details here, because I don’t know how much has to be excerpted as per copyright law.
It’s a flimsy connection like a fourth cousin twice removed and the amount is nebulous.
Glenn Beck will certainly have something to say about it, and no I don’t think Sarah Palin is aware of it.
She is George Soros’s worst nightmare.
Ignorance is bliss, $0R0$ will use whomever he can to bring US down. I voted in 2008 because of Sarah, however, I am not going to delude myself into idolatry of one human being that is above being willingly or in ignorance who the orchestra-tors of our doom are putting in motion.
Some times the 'left' will present someone as the point of ridicule (BUSH) just to see the rest of US take up their defense. I have NO clue just how politically astute Sarah is, however, lord McCain a $0R0$ chump leaves me questioning her skill.
As soon as I saw Salon was being referenced I stopped reading.
Did you see the time traveller in the Chaplin film? Maybe that was really Sarah Palin in disguise. She’s a time traveller!
“”Sarah will have to demonstrate that she has NOT allowed “”
How do you prove a negative?
Agreed. How do we know that he didn't take on Open Society merely to show his diverse talents in lobbying on his business's resume?
It's not like he spent his whole life heading the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS).
All about nothing.