Skip to comments.John McCain funded by Soros since 2001
Posted on 02/11/2008 8:01:48 PM PST by Tigen
Candidate's Reform Institute also accepted funds from Teresa Kerry
As Sen. John McCain assumes the GOP front-runner mantle, his long-standing, but little-noticed association with left-wing donors such as George Soros and Teresa Heinz Kerry is receiving new attention among his Republican critics.
In 2001, McCain founded the Alexandria, Va.-based Reform Institute as a vehicle to receive funding from George Soros' Open Society Institute and Teresa Heinz Kerry's Tides Foundation and several other prominent non-profit organizations.
McCain used the institute to promote his political agenda and provide compensation to key campaign operatives between elections.
In 2006, the Arizona senator was forced to sever his formal ties with the Reform Institute after a controversial $200,000 contribution from Cablevision came to light. McCain solicited the donation for the Reform Institute using his membership on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. In a letter to the Federal Communications Commission, he supported Cablevision's push to introduce the more profitable al la carte pricing, rather than packages of TV programming.
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When those threads were posted about Soros and Paul, I was never able to discern where the connection was. So, I agree with you there.
But, the white supremicist money wasn’t much better.
There is a thread about foreign contributions affecting the campaign, because small contributions didn’t have to be verified...Paul was involved with that as well.
This is the thread.
I'm trying to decide if that's too much information, or not nearly enough.
No surprise...anyone, and I mean anyone, who has been in national politics as long as McCain is going to have a lot of dirt to answer for. It’s the way our system works.
I’m not questioning all of the contributions. I know SOME Paul supporters are principled people. Yet since we have no idea where most of his money came from...and we do know of one contribution from a known rascist...I think questioning the sources is perfectly understandable.
And it doesn’t just apply to Paul (except that he is one of the leaders in small contributions)
And GW called McCommunist a true Conservative.
Makes me wonder about GW, but not really, he is not a Conservative.
Well soon I will be casting my ballot for POTUS and so far it will be Hillery or Obama, or a 3rd party Conservative should one decide to run.
“Face it, Republicans voted for a liberal and denied a conservative, all because the conservative had a Constitutionalist stance on foreign policy that got mischaracterized as blame America first/surrender monkey.”
The war in Iraq has nothing to do with being a constitutionalist. And if Paul’s money and support were inflated, because of small foreign contributions, than it was unjust.
Nobody forced Paul to blame america in the debates. That was his fault, and his fault alone. He could have just as easily took a principled stand against the war without quoting OBL. Complaining that the mere presence of a foreign base was cause for retaliation.
So, the left wingers want to apply restorative justice to environmental law to fit the meta narrative that they have created out of whole cloth. The Indians are to play the role of the victimized under class while we, and industry are to play the role of the imperialist who exploited the environment at the expense of the Indians.
I should have seen this coming, environmental restorative justice.
McCain-Feingold any one?
I was toying with voting for John McCain in the primary today until I saw that he was funded by Soros. What a tool. Now I have no choice but to vote Ron Paul.
Seems to be the only way.
Let freedom Ping!
Way to go! Just say NO to John McCAin!
Amazing stuff that the mediots have ignored.
“Soros, one of the richest men in the world, backed campaign finance reform with huge cash donations to a wide variety of Washington “reform” special interest groups to accomplish what his funding conduit called an effort “to reduce the corrupting influence of very large donors” and to ban pre-election “issue advocacy” ads by groups like the NRA.
Now, arch-reformer Soros is pouring perhaps as much as $30-million of his own money into left-wing “progressive” organizations he believes are uniquely inoculated against the restrictions of the very law Soros bought and paid for restrictions like the ban on
But this is just the beginning of obvious coordination of this “527” and the DNC. A December 9, 2003 In These Times magazine cover-story described the work of a small network of radical “527s” including MoveOn.org Voter Fund which were “created after McCain-Feingold to circumvent the ban on soft money. Named for the section of the tax code that regulates them, these progressive 527s — nearly all funded and organized by traditional Democratic allies such as labor, environmental and reproductive rights groups — can raise huge sums of unregulated money for voter education and registration so long as they do not advocate for a specific candidate.”