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John McCain funded by Soros since 2001
WND ^ | February 12, 2008 | Jerome R. Corsi

Posted on 02/11/2008 8:01:48 PM PST by Tigen

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To: unspun

of interest ping


151 posted on 02/11/2008 9:21:34 PM PST by pissant (Time for a CONSERVATIVE party)
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To: floriduh voter

Maybe the Log Cabiners?


152 posted on 02/11/2008 9:23:54 PM PST by pissant (Time for a CONSERVATIVE party)
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To: DogBarkTree
nah...this is the photo of McCain in his FBI files.....
153 posted on 02/11/2008 9:23:54 PM PST by Dick Vomer (liberals suck....... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.,)
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To: pissant

bump


154 posted on 02/11/2008 9:23:57 PM PST by txhurl (Don't sausage me, bro!)
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To: littlehouse36

Isn’t he a McCainiac?


155 posted on 02/11/2008 9:24:21 PM PST by isrul
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To: CJ Wolf; incindiary; Extremely Extreme Extremist
Ping a roo
156 posted on 02/11/2008 9:24:44 PM PST by murphE (I refuse to choose evil, even if it is the lesser of two.)
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To: El Gato

There isn’t anything new here. I’ve had four links to McCain’s Soros connections that I’ve been posting repeatedly for months.


157 posted on 02/11/2008 9:26:42 PM PST by TigersEye (I'm a maverick. I'm sticking with conservatism.)
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To: unspun

At this point, I’d like to encourage everyone to vote for my very conservative dog, Spike. He’s a great Jack Russell Terrier. He would never screw us like McCain surely will. At most, he’d ask for is dog treat in every pot. He’s in favor of smaller government, tax cuts, and crushing our enemies.


158 posted on 02/11/2008 9:27:56 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: Tigen

http://www.riehlworldview.com/carnivorous_conservative/2008/01/why-did-mccain.html

Why Did McCain Resign From The Reform Institute?
Michelle Malkin has the low down on McCain’s indisputable ties to the Reform Institute. Ironic that Moveon.org funding Soros supported the group that helped McCain champion Campaign Finance Reform, which Soros took advantage of almost immediately after passage. But why did McCain resign as Chair in 2005?

Two years ago, the Associated Press disclosed that CASH Holdings, a Cablevision Systems subsidiary, had contributed $200,000 to the Reform Institute. Two McCain political aides, who also were involved in the Reform Institute, solicited the donations, which were given in $100,000 installments in 2003 and 2004.

It at least appears to be the case that McCain may have resigned due to conflicts of interest given his role as Chairman of the Commerce Committee. Didn’t he just brag on that in last night’s debate? Is this what the New York Times may be holding until the general election, assuming the candidate they endorsed is in the race? A bunch of lobbyists dropped cash in the Reform Institute, too.

Two years ago, the Associated Press disclosed that CASH Holdings, a Cablevision Systems subsidiary, had contributed $200,000 to the Reform Institute. Two McCain political aides, who also were involved in the Reform Institute, solicited the donations, which were given in $100,000 installments in 2003 and 2004.

McCain, long a proponent of a la carte pricing, urged federal regulators in May 2004 to support the idea, quoting Dolan’s testimony before the Commerce Committee in May 2003. McCain denied there was any conflict of interest. Federal campaign records examined by U.S. News show that Cablevision Systems’ pac gave $10,000 to McCain’s Senate re-election committee in February 2003—just a month before the senator urged other cable companies, in writing, to follow Cablevision’s lead on a la carte pricing. Shortly after the AP story, McCain stepped down as chairman of the Reform Institute’s advisory board in March 2005.

As for the Reform Institute, a lobbyist who knows McCain well says bluntly: “The Reform Institute is McCain’s Achilles heel.” Engaging in political activity would have violated the institute’s tax-exempt status, but McCain, campaign aides, and institute officials all deny that the organization has played any role in promoting his presidential candidacy.


159 posted on 02/11/2008 9:29:17 PM PST by khnyny (Quid Est Veritas)
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To: floriduh voter
"There were photos in today’s St. Pete Times. Lindsey Graham, Juan McCain and Charlie Crist were standing on McCain’s balconey and the photog shot it from behind. All their behinds. Lindsey had the biggest “blank” in the picture. Maybe this is on google by now."

Pretty appropriate!! The 3 stooges are all Asses!!

160 posted on 02/11/2008 9:29:26 PM PST by LADY J
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To: isrul

Yes, Medved jumped on the McCain train when it was cool (in January) and now he’s stuck.


161 posted on 02/11/2008 9:30:05 PM PST by littlehouse36 (Don't blame me, I voted for Romney)
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To: Tigen

Phone call for Mitt Romney.


162 posted on 02/11/2008 9:30:22 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: TigersEye

Post em here again! Nobody was paying attention to McQUeeg a few weeks ago.


163 posted on 02/11/2008 9:30:35 PM PST by pissant (Time for a CONSERVATIVE party)
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To: Miss Behave

I never thought I would ever envy a park bench.


164 posted on 02/11/2008 9:33:23 PM PST by L.N. Smithee ("San Francisco Zoo" is redundant.)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

He’s in favor of smaller government, tax beef cuts, and crushing our enemies.


165 posted on 02/11/2008 9:34:04 PM PST by littlehouse36 (Don't blame me, I voted for Romney)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
"At this point, I’d like to encourage everyone to vote for my very conservative dog, Spike. He’s a great Jack Russell Terrier. He would never screw us like McCain surely will. At most, he’d ask for is dog treat in every pot. He’s in favor of smaller government, tax cuts, and crushing our enemies."

I have two mini dachshunds. Oscar can be VP & Buck can be Secretary of State!!

166 posted on 02/11/2008 9:34:18 PM PST by LADY J
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To: Miss Behave

You know you made me (and many others) look...for pics on your profile page. ;^)


167 posted on 02/11/2008 9:36:15 PM PST by TigersEye (I'm a maverick. I'm sticking with conservatism.)
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To: Tigen

That’s it dammit. Republicans need a nation-wide protest. We need to get off our rears, stop typing on keyboards in rage and start marching and protesting.


168 posted on 02/11/2008 9:36:51 PM PST by TheThinker
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To: murphE
Hmm. If true, it's not surprising. He's a globalist, just like Soros. Most of them are globalist RINO's, except you know who. I'm still waiting for people to wake up.
169 posted on 02/11/2008 9:37:13 PM PST by incindiary (James 1:25)
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woops, no apostrophe needed. I hate typos. :p


170 posted on 02/11/2008 9:38:28 PM PST by incindiary (James 1:25)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

My Jack Russell, Cookie, would be happy to consider the VP spot. Her only requirements in life are a super sturdy Kong doggie toy, a warm inviting lap, and beef jerkey as far as the eye can see.


171 posted on 02/11/2008 9:39:22 PM PST by kimmie7 (At the end of the day it comes down to the Lord and me, not me and the GOP.)
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To: El Gato

Romney got out way too soon. He should’ve stayed in until at least after March 4th primaries. I have a feeling McCain would’ve bled to political death. Unfortunately, there’s nobody left to pick up the pieces right now (sorry Hucksters).


172 posted on 02/11/2008 9:41:48 PM PST by Azzurri
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To: kimmie7
"My Jack Russell, Cookie, would be happy to consider the VP spot. Her only requirements in life are a super sturdy Kong doggie toy, a warm inviting lap, and beef jerkey as far as the eye can see."

Looks like my little dachsie Oscar has some competition for the VP spot.

Let's run a clean campaign...he's a conservative!!

173 posted on 02/11/2008 9:43:18 PM PST by LADY J
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To: pissant

In the 2005 filing, I noticed the following:

• A contribution of $713K, still anonymous.

• The mission of the group was changed from wanting “participation in elections” (rough quote from memory) to now supporting the mission I posted earlier (Climate Change, Immigration, Campaign Finance).

• Richard Davis being replaced as President on 12/16 by Amo Houghton of Alexandria, VA. Two additional directors added: Cheryl Perrin and Charlie Kolb. (Compensation “NONE” for all three)

• Two employees noted at $52K/$63K, respectively: Crystal Lee Benton, Communications Director. Winifred Walsh Strzelecki, Field Director.

• Listed as “Prof Serv.”: Caplin and Drysdale, “Legal Services,” $51,523 and John Raidt, “Consulting” $143,000 (P.O. box in Arlington, VA)

• Same statement included regarding non-disclosure of an “anonymous” donor.

• They put $375K of their donation into stock: SHS Coca-Cola Company for a sweet $19K short-term gain.

Without a subscription, I can’t view anything earlier than 2003. I could only view 2003, 2004, and 2005. Nothing more current is included on Guidestar:
http://www.guidestar.org/pqShowGsReport.do?npoId=679906


174 posted on 02/11/2008 9:43:29 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: littlehouse36; Grunthor; KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Care to join us on the sunny side of the butt bench?


175 posted on 02/11/2008 9:46:32 PM PST by Miss Behave (Beloved daughter of Miss Creant, super sister of danged Miss Ology, and proud mother of Miss Hap.)
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To: calcowgirl

BUMPED for The Truth


176 posted on 02/11/2008 9:48:27 PM PST by jokar (The Church age is the only time we will be able to Glorify God, http://www.gbible.org)
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To: Azzurri
The dirty secret is that the media will not report.

There is no way that either men will have enough delegates before the convention, if Huck stays in and Romney keeps his delegates and doesn't endorse McCain.

177 posted on 02/11/2008 9:51:09 PM PST by factmart
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To: calcowgirl

Thanks. This may yet come in handy.


178 posted on 02/11/2008 9:51:44 PM PST by pissant (Time for a CONSERVATIVE party)
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To: Travis McGee
More on Hernandez from the Reform Institute's website:

Reform Institute Senior Fellow Receives Award (06-15-07)

Reform Institute Senior Fellow Juan Hernandez received the Esperanza Advocate Award at the Esperanza USA 2007 National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast and Conference on June 15 for his work advocating comprehensive immigration reform. Other awardees and speakers at the event included President Bush, Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY), Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL), DNC Chairman Howard Dean, and Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA).

179 posted on 02/11/2008 9:52:24 PM PST by L.N. Smithee ("San Francisco Zoo" is redundant.)
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To: pissant
I wonder what their activities were, aside from paying salaries to some deadweight?

Well, Davis got a heft salary at first. He was cut back to $45K in this filing (2005). Perhaps that was after the Cablevision thing hit the news?

As to what they do, I don't know. Prior to 2005's filing, they had a few computers and printers listed on their asset list--nothing extravagant. The first software they got was Quick-books but there is not indication that they deal in extensive accounting. Their other software was File-Maker Pro, spending over $1300 in 2003 (creating some sort of database? For what?). In this 2005 filing, they dropped some money on more office furniture, more computers, their own server ($5K) . They seem to have picked up the pace on something. They also broke down and bought MS Office.

180 posted on 02/11/2008 9:52:53 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: Tigen
No big deal.

Soros has been funding Ron Paul's presidential campaign since Day One if you believe some of the posters on this site.

(I thought Corsi was off-limits here. Or does he get a pass for an anti-McCain screed?)

181 posted on 02/11/2008 9:54:10 PM PST by logician2u
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To: CJ Wolf

Let pingdom free!


182 posted on 02/11/2008 9:55:32 PM PST by logician2u
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To: jokar
BUMPED for The Truth

Bump back at ya... for Thanks!

183 posted on 02/11/2008 9:56:55 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: pissant
I posted them on this very thread that we are on at post #142. I don't want to tweak the mods again by posting them too often.
184 posted on 02/11/2008 9:58:13 PM PST by TigersEye (I'm a maverick. I'm sticking with conservatism.)
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To: BGHater

LOL! Love it - good tagline.


185 posted on 02/11/2008 9:58:38 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: calcowgirl

Interesting tidbit, Cecilia Martinez, Executive Director of the Reform Institute wrote a book.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0765807513/qid=1065472145/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_1/103-9746177-3119028?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

Environmental Justice: International Discourses in Political Economy, Energy and Environmental Policy (International Discourses in Political Economy, Energy and Environmental Policy, 8) (Paperback)
by John Byrne (Author), Leigh Glover (Author), Cecilia Martinez (Author)


186 posted on 02/11/2008 9:58:50 PM PST by khnyny (Quid Est Veritas)
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To: FBD
never forget, too, that McCain almost defected from the Republican party in 2001

And the libs told him - STAY PUT, YOU ARE MORE EFFECTIVE TO US WHERE YOU ARE! And/or possibly the GOP said, you will be our anointed one in 2008.
187 posted on 02/11/2008 10:01:57 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: calcowgirl

Very interesting. I still did not see a direct Soros/Tides connection in the article. That gives me a bit of caution.


188 posted on 02/11/2008 10:02:34 PM PST by pissant (Time for a CONSERVATIVE party)
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To: TigersEye

A reference back is equally good!


189 posted on 02/11/2008 10:03:02 PM PST by pissant (Time for a CONSERVATIVE party)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I see it as sleeping on the job - he’s bored with the GOP.


190 posted on 02/11/2008 10:04:18 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: isrul

I just noticed this poll on hannitys site.

Huckabee vs. McCain
On Saturday Gov. Huckabee had a stronger showing than expected.

Do you think Mike stands a chance against McCain?

View Past Results

74% - Yes
21% - No
4% - Not sure yet


191 posted on 02/11/2008 10:07:24 PM PST by Tigen
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To: pissant

I try to do that now with a one link post-back. When I update the list with a few new links I post it on a relevant new thread and start back-linking to that. I’ve added about 8-10 links since yesterday afternoon.


192 posted on 02/11/2008 10:07:29 PM PST by TigersEye (I'm a maverick. I'm sticking with conservatism.)
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To: Pajamajan

And to think - one or two blips on any other candidate’s ‘resume’ and they are cast aside - McCain’s are truly over the top.


193 posted on 02/11/2008 10:07:37 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: pissant

Why is it - his staff left early on in the campaign - lack of funds and then in a moment - he’s back in business and rose to the top - funds no problem?


194 posted on 02/11/2008 10:09:42 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: khnyny

Interesting. I wonder if the Reform Institute is funding or backing the publication of Climate Change propaganda.

It’s on google books—gotta check it out:
http://books.google.com/books?id=9XqJ3RxhlQ8C


195 posted on 02/11/2008 10:10:55 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: floriduh voter
all the races have got to be fixed

There is NO DOUBT in my mind - it's all too obvious. No one should stay home - vote against the establishment's chosen.
196 posted on 02/11/2008 10:12:46 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: calcowgirl

That was what I was thinking.

What is even more interesting is this:

http://www.reforminstitute.org/about/AboutAdvisory.aspx

These 2 guys are on the Business & Finance Advisory Committee of the Reform Institute....

Al Zapanta
President and CEO
U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce

Col. Eric Rojo
U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce


197 posted on 02/11/2008 10:14:46 PM PST by khnyny (Quid Est Veritas)
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To: pissant

I’m all for caution, but in this case, it used to be on their website and has been written about before from some pretty reliable folks:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1360852/posts

John McCain Gets Soros Cash
DiscovertheNetwork.org / March 10, 2005 | Richard Poe
Posted on 03/11/2005 8:59:18 AM PST by edcoil

Senator John McCain’s Reform Institute has suffered some bad press recently due to its involvement in an influence-peddling scandal with Cablevision. As usual, however, mainstream media have failed to go to the root of the matter.

Founded on June 26, 2001, McCain’s Reform Institute for Campaign and Election Issues has long served as a nerve center for the so-called “campaign finance reform” movement – a movement which has done nothing to clean up campaign finance, but has done a great deal to empower federal judges and government bureaucrats to regulate political speech, in defiance of the Bill of Rights.

Now here’s the kicker. The list of donors published on the Reform Institute’s Web site reads like a veritable Who’s Who of radical, leftwing foundations, including the Tides Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Proteus Fund and George Soros’ Open Society Institute. (hat tip, Winfield Myers)


198 posted on 02/11/2008 10:15:13 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: TigersEye

Yes and I read one or two of them - thank you. This may not be news to some but not everyone can read every thread. So the more it’s posted, the better.


199 posted on 02/11/2008 10:16:08 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: PhilDragoo
GREAT graphic and true too Phil.

Thank you for the link as well. This is so important for everyone to know about!!

200 posted on 02/11/2008 10:17:58 PM PST by Brandie (Just a Dittohead that loves America. NO way McCain.)
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