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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Groups that George Soros Touches Turns to Dust, Not Gold

(Hat Tip tip Gateway Pundit for the image.)

George Soros is a very very rich man that believes if he throws enough money around he can buy America.

If being rich was the only means to judge a man, then he would be considered very successful, but instead, it seems that politically motivated groups that this "Midas" touches, doesn't turn to gold but turns to dust.

Lets start with Media Matters and their connection to Soros:

Media Matters can no longer deny its Soros affiliation because "once you have the names (of donors), once you know that Peter Lewis is involved, you can't deny it," said Horowitz, who as a conservative, co-founded the Los Angeles-based Center for the Study of the Popular Culture and Front Page, a news and commentary website.

Horowitz said he is not surprised that Brock's group altered its statement after being questioned about donations. "[Brock is] a guy who turned on his friends. He was a sleazy gossip sort of writer when he was on the right, and he's a sleazy gossip writer on the left, and an unscrupulous one on both sides," Horowitz said.

First Media Matters tried to smear Bill O'Reilly, which has been shown to be another instance where they have cherry picked comments, shown them to their readers, then when the complete transcript comes out, they are shown to be the liars they are.

Juan Williams in a Time piece takes them and CNN to task for this with "What Bill O'Reilly Really Said to Me".

So, O'Reilly says to me that the reality to black life is very different from the low-life behavior glorified by the rappers. He told me he was at a restaurant in Harlem recently and there was no one shouting profanity, no one threatening people. Then he mentioned going to an Anita Baker concert with an audience that was half black, and in sharp contrast to the corrosive images on TV, well dressed and well behaved.

I joked with O'Reilly that for him, a guy from Long Island, a visit to Harlem was like a "foreign trip." That's when he brought up his grandma. He said she was prejudiced against black people because she knew no flesh-and-blood black folks but only the one-dimensional TV coverage of black criminals shooting each other and the rappers and comedians glorifying "gangsta" life and thug cool. He criticized his grandmother as irrational for being afraid of people she really did not know.

I defended his grandma.

After watching all those racist, minstrel images of black people, I argued, she is right to buy into stereotypes of blacks as ignorant, oversexed and violent. And I said while I worried about his grandma having racist images justified in her mind I had bigger worries.

The most pernicious damage being done by the twisted presentation of black life in pop culture is the self-destructive message being beamed into young, vulnerable black brains. Young black people, searching for affirmation of their racial identity, are minute by minute being sold on the cheap idea that they are authentically black only if they imitate the violent, threatening attitude of the rappers and use the gutter language coming from the minstrels on TV.

The lesson from the rappers and comedians is that any young brother or sister who is proud to be black has to treat education with indifference, dismiss love and marriage as the business of white people and dress like the rappers who dress like prisoners — no comb in the jail so they wear doo-rags all day, and no belts so their pants hang down around their butts.

That was the heart and soul of the conversation between O'Reilly and me. The point of the whole exchange was to defeat corrupt, untrue and racist images of real black people.

So imagine how totally astounded I was when I heard O'Reilly was attacked on the basis of that radio conversation as a "racist." He was slammed for saying he went to a restaurant in Harlem and had a good time. He was slammed for saying the audience at the concert was nicely dressed. The suggestion was that O'Reilly had racist preconceptions about the restaurant and the concert crowd.

That twisted assumption led me to say publicly that the attacks on O'Reilly amounted to an effort to take what he said totally out of context in an attempt to brand him a racist by a liberal group that disagrees with much of his politics. But the out-of-context attacks on O'Reilly picked up speed and ended up on CNN, where one commentator branded me a "Happy Negro" for allowing O'Reilly to get by with making racist comments without objection.

Busted on that bit of cherry picking and misleading their readers, Media Matters then tries again with Rush Limbaugh, which we discussed extensively yesterday and today, proving agains how they distorted, lied, showed only partial transcripts and led the whole left side of the blogosphere as well as the Democratic politicians that take their marching orders from the left side of the blogosphere, right off a cliff with them.

Media Matters has just given up its credibility in favor of lying and distorting and misleading its readers. DUST.

Air America, which I am sure everyone remembers, had to file for bankruptcy:

Through an emergency bailout plan, a coalition of wealthy liberal political activists are poised to at least temporarily save Air America Radio. On the way: as much as $8 million in sorely-needed cash to fund ongoing operations.

With particular support from San Francisco and Silicon Valley multimillionaires, the group has an unusual number of contributors from outside the Beltway.
According to Human Events, the organization's key members include:

Rob Stein
Andrew Rappaport
Simon Rosenberg
Mike McCurry
Steven Gluckstern
Ann S. Bowers
Albert Yates
Marc and Susie T. Buell
Anne Bartley
Alan Patricof Donor
Bren Simon Donor
Chris Gabrieli Donor
Rob Reiner Donor
George Soros Donor Financier
Peter Lewis Donor
Air America. DUST.

America Coming Together, also financed by George Soros has just been fined the third largest fine in the history of the FEC, for violating campaign finance laws.

The fine was $775,000 they had to pay as settlement.

we now have the 527 Group, America Coming Together, financed by George Soros and labor organizations that sunk more than $100 million into campaign activities intended to help Democrats in the 2004 elections.
America Coming Together. DUST. and their connection to George Soros:

Soros, who has financed efforts to promote open societies in more than 50 countries around the world, is bringing the fight home, he said. On Monday, he and a partner committed up to $5 million to, a liberal activist group, bringing to $15.5 million the total of his personal contributions to oust Bush.

MoveOn has just had two amendments/resolutions, one from the senate and one from the house that has condemned their attack ad against General Petraeus, a four star general.

That ad backfired bigtime.

Rasmussen shows that 58% of Americans disapproved of the ad making false accusations against General Petraeus and only 23% approve.

Twenty-three percent (23%) of Americans approve of an ad run in the New York Times “that referred to General Petraeus as General Betray Us?” A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 58% disapproved. Those figures include 12% who Strongly Approve and 42% who Strongly Disapprove.

Self-identified liberals were evenly divided—45% approve and 39% disapprove. However, only 19% of moderate voters approve while 62% disapprove.

It gets worse for and the Democrats:

Forty-seven percent (47%) of all adults say that “stunts like the ad” hurt the cause they believe in. Only 12% believe they help the cause while 17% say there is no impact. Twenty-four percent (24%) are not sure. Again, political liberals are divided with 27% saying they help and 32% taking the opposite view. Fifty percent (50%) of moderates and 57% of conservatives say that these sorts of events hurt the cause the group is trying to promote.

Captain's Quarters explains how the news gets even worse from looking at the cross tabs over at Rasmussen. DUST.

Democrats association with

Liberal powerhouse MoveOn has a message for the "professional election losers" who run the Democratic Party: "We bought it, we own it, we're going to take it back."

In a scathing e-mail from the head of MoveOn's political action committee to the group's supporters on Thursday targets outgoing Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe as a tool of corporate donors who alienated both traditional and progressive Democrats.

"For years, the party has been led by elite Washington insiders who are closer to corporate lobbyists than they are to the Democratic base," said the e-mail from MoveOn PAC's Eli Pariser. "But we can't afford four more years of leadership by a consulting class of professional election losers."

Under McAuliffe's leadership, the message said, the party coddled the same corporate donors that fund Republicans to bring in money at the expense of vision and integrity.

"In the last year, grass-roots contributors like us gave more than $300 million to the Kerry campaign and the DNC, and proved that the party doesn't need corporate cash to be competitive," the message continued. "Now it's our party: we bought it, we own it, and we're going to take it back."

More on and their association with George Soros from CNN Money:

The Left: The smear ad published against Gen. Petraeus has drawn attention to its sponsor, But the fingerprints of the group's chief financial backer, George Soros, were all over it.....


And since 2003, tearing down what he views as the "fascist" tyranny of the United States, as he has put it, is "the central focus of my life."

Through networks of nongovernmental organizations, Soros intends to ruin the presidency of George W. Bush "by any legal means necessary" and knock America off its global pedestal. "His view of America is so negative," says Sen. Joe Lieberman, who, like Gen. David Petraeus, has been a target of Soros' electoral "philanthropy." "The places he's put his money are ... so destructive that it unsettles me." Soros' aim seems to be to make the U.S. just another client state easily controlled by the United Nations and other one-world groups where he has lots of friends.

Best known among these groups is, a previously small fringe-left group to which Soros has given $5 million since 2004. Bulked up by cash, the group now uses professional public relations tactics to undercut the Iraq War effort, with its latest a full-page New York Times ad that branded Gen. Petraeus "General Betray Us."

The "shadow party, George Soros and Hillary Clinton: (That link is to Red State)

" The Shadow Party was conceived and organized principally by George Soros, Hillary Clinton and Harold McEwan Ickes -- all identified with the Democratic Party left."

"As of August 2004, the husband-wife team of George Soros and Susan Soros had contributed $13,120,000 to Shadow Party groups and operations, second only to Soros' longtime friend and collaborator, insurance mogul Peter B. Lewis ($14,175,000). The third leading donor was Jane Fonda ($13,085,750), followed by Hollywood producer Stephen Bing in fourth place ($9,869,014). Other major funders of the Shadow Party include the Tides Foundation and the Open Society Institute."

"When the Clintons left office, Soros dedicated himself to restoring Hillary to the White House."

" When Soros targets a country for "regime change," he begins by creating a shadow government -- a fully formed government-in-exile, ready to assume power when the opportunity arises. The Shadow Party Soros has built in America greatly resembles those he has created in other countries, prior to instigating a coup."

"Hillary Clinton tries to minimize the depth of her involvement with the Center for American Progress. But persistent press leaks confirm that she -- and not its official President, John Podesta -- has ultimate authority at CAP."

Air Americas troubles are public after they had to file for bankruptcy, Media Matters in this last week has just destroyed their own credibility, and their attack against General Petraeus managed to turn most of the country against them and rally them behind General Petraeus, America Coming Together had to settle with a $775,000 settlement for claims of finance fraud.

What do all these groups have in common?

George Soros.

The man that thinks he can buy America, the man that funds which is the organization that has stated publicly they own the Democratic party.

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust.