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Glenn Beck's George Soros Expose Missed One Surprising Thing: His Big Sarah Palin Connection
Business Insider ^ | 11/12/2010 | Courtney Comstock

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.

From Salon:

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.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cuespookymusic; foreignpolicy; georgesoros; mccain; neocons; palin; pds; randyscheuneman; randyscheunemann; sarahpalin; scheuneman; scheunemann; sexism; soros; spookydude; tinfoilhats
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1 posted on 11/12/2010 9:51:40 AM PST by aimhigh
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To: aimhigh

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.


2 posted on 11/12/2010 9:53:43 AM PST by casuist (Audi alteram partem.)
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To: aimhigh
Seven degrees of Kevin Bacon.
3 posted on 11/12/2010 9:54:01 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The people who hate Sarah Palin hate her because they know that her Presidency is inevitable.)
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To: casuist

Buh-bye!!


4 posted on 11/12/2010 9:54:26 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: aimhigh; onyx; maggief; STARWISE; penelopesire

Wonder if Sarah knows...

Does he have his spies everywhere?


5 posted on 11/12/2010 9:55:03 AM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: aimhigh

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.
/s
(rolling eyes)


6 posted on 11/12/2010 9:56:25 AM PST by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
C-ya. Wouldn't want ta'B-ya.
7 posted on 11/12/2010 9:56:36 AM PST by casuist (Audi alteram partem.)
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To: aimhigh

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Scheunemann


8 posted on 11/12/2010 9:57:08 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: aimhigh

WTF???


9 posted on 11/12/2010 9:57:21 AM PST by Sprite518
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To: aimhigh

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.


10 posted on 11/12/2010 9:57:26 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: casuist
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.

For "not being a conspiracy theorist," that's some conspiracy theory ya got there, Skippy.

11 posted on 11/12/2010 9:57:30 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The people who hate Sarah Palin hate her because they know that her Presidency is inevitable.)
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To: casuist
I’m no conspiracy theorist,

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.

12 posted on 11/12/2010 9:57:54 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Moderates manipulate, extremists use violence, but the goal is the same.)
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To: onyx; penelopesire; hoosiermama

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.

More-
http://www.businessinsider.com/glenn-beck-george-soros-sarah-palin-2010-11#ixzz155ibRslh


13 posted on 11/12/2010 9:57:54 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: aimhigh

“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.


14 posted on 11/12/2010 9:57:54 AM PST by ansel12 (Mitt Romney supporter, and anti-tea party figure, Eric Cantor, won this battle.)
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To: aimhigh
"Lobbyist

In 1998, Scheunemann went to work for the public relations firm Mercury Group.[1]

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.[2][3]

Until May 2008, Scheunemann was co-owner of a two-person Washington, D.C. lobbying firm, Orion Strategies, LLC.[4] The firm has lobbied on behalf of the Open Society Policy Center, the Caspian Alliance and the National Rifle Association, among others.[5]

He is a member of the board of directors of the International Republican Institute.[6] [edit] 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.[7][8]

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.[9]

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." [10]

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." [11] 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.[12]"

Heavy RINO connections - needs to be thrown under the Palin bus.

15 posted on 11/12/2010 9:58:13 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: aimhigh
$0R0$ always covers his hedges... anyone think lord McCain was not bought and paid to perform ‘campaign finance reform’? Sarah will have to demonstrate that she has NOT allowed $0R0$ into her chariot. OPEN Borders crowd that sling their cheap accusations about the ‘purists’ amongst US have sold their souls for ‘cheap’ labor.
16 posted on 11/12/2010 9:58:54 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: aimhigh
Perhaps a hit piece by “business insiders” who want the symbiotic back scratching between Wall Street & K Street to continue without disruptions from a Wasilla ruffian and her Tea Party malcontents.
17 posted on 11/12/2010 9:58:54 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: ottbmare

Speed reading?

The associate is reputed to be on SOROS’ PAYROLL!!!!


18 posted on 11/12/2010 9:59:14 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God 's redemption.)
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To: aimhigh
Scheunemann and a partner have since 2003 been paid over $150,000 by one of Soros' organizations for lobbying work

Two words "So what"...I swear some of you (Insert name here) haters will do or say anything against anyone.


19 posted on 11/12/2010 10:00:03 AM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: hosepipe

Nobodys perfect...


20 posted on 11/12/2010 10:00:31 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: casuist
I’m no conspiracy theorist, but could Sarah Palin be another Mitt Romney establishment mole only far, far more cleverly disguised?

That's about as likely as Soros being a secret constitutionalist patriot.

21 posted on 11/12/2010 10:00:31 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: aimhigh

Laughable.


22 posted on 11/12/2010 10:00:37 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: aimhigh; All

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.


23 posted on 11/12/2010 10:00:37 AM PST by shibumi (Wily Pablo loves Flank Steak Tacos)
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To: aimhigh

I do not believe this......BS


24 posted on 11/12/2010 10:01:19 AM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: casuist

Yeah, I’m in big danger of being zotted. LOL


25 posted on 11/12/2010 10:01:47 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: ottbmare

Did you read this? I’m not saying it’s true, but it’s the polar opposite of what you stated.


26 posted on 11/12/2010 10:01:47 AM PST by bcsco
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To: aimhigh

"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?.....

27 posted on 11/12/2010 10:01:57 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: aimhigh
Salon is not a credible source of information. Liberals come up with every untruth they can conceive and throw them up/out into the public domain knowing some of it will stick.

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..

28 posted on 11/12/2010 10:02:06 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: hoosiermama

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.


29 posted on 11/12/2010 10:02:06 AM PST by t-dude
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To: ansel12
In Burma?
30 posted on 11/12/2010 10:02:08 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: hoosiermama

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).


31 posted on 11/12/2010 10:02:31 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: aimhigh
His lawfirm is paid by some Soros fund to lobby for democracy in Burma.

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.

32 posted on 11/12/2010 10:02:35 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: casuist

For a non-conspiracy kind of person you sure can come up with one. Bravo, troll.


33 posted on 11/12/2010 10:03:02 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: aimhigh
Randy Scheunemann
34 posted on 11/12/2010 10:03:02 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: casuist
"I’m not passing judgment. I’m just saying."

More like you're just passing gas through the mouth...

35 posted on 11/12/2010 10:03:12 AM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLHRVPFw0-Y
36 posted on 11/12/2010 10:03:18 AM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: aimhigh

http://www.prisonplanet.com/georgia%E2%80%99s-influence-peddlers-in-washington.html


37 posted on 11/12/2010 10:03:22 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: casuist

“I see dumb people...

... they’re everywhere...

... they walk around like everyone else...

... they don’t even know that they’re dumb...

And...
Some of them...

...THEY POST HERE”


38 posted on 11/12/2010 10:04:36 AM PST by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012. Kill "Obamamosque"@ Ground Zero)
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To: Paladin2

“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.” [11] 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...


39 posted on 11/12/2010 10:05:01 AM PST by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompetence..)
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To: aimhigh
Careful there “Salon”, with statements like that you may have the left loving Sarah as much as we on the right do.
40 posted on 11/12/2010 10:05:03 AM PST by F.J. Mitchell (Zerobama not a Muslim? Obviously then, their most favorite useful idiot..)
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To: aimhigh

“”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???


41 posted on 11/12/2010 10:05:12 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Paladin2
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." [11] 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.[12]"

THIS is the Palin connection? Just wow.
42 posted on 11/12/2010 10:05:43 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (formally known as Kerretarded....I changed my name)
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To: Crim

I think one has to go with the preponderance of the evidence.


43 posted on 11/12/2010 10:06:20 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: SE Mom; hoosiermama; penelopesire

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.


44 posted on 11/12/2010 10:06:30 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: darkwing104
Two words "So what"...I swear some of you (Insert name here) haters will do or say anything against anyone.

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.

45 posted on 11/12/2010 10:06:30 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Erik Latranyi

As soon as I saw Salon was being referenced I stopped reading.


46 posted on 11/12/2010 10:06:44 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: casuist

Did you see the time traveller in the Chaplin film? Maybe that was really Sarah Palin in disguise. She’s a time traveller!


47 posted on 11/12/2010 10:07:02 AM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: Just mythoughts

“”Sarah will have to demonstrate that she has NOT allowed “”

How do you prove a negative?


48 posted on 11/12/2010 10:07:28 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Erik Latranyi
The liberals are REALLY stretching here.

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).

49 posted on 11/12/2010 10:08:30 AM PST by Slyfox
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To: aimhigh
The Hummm, here should be about Courtney Comstock, she is a leftie urinalist, not a business person.

All about nothing.

50 posted on 11/12/2010 10:08:51 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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