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As we enter a new era of politics, we hope to see that Obama has the courage to fight the policies that Progressives hate. Will he have the fortitude to turn the economic future of America to help the working man? Or will he turn out to be just a pawn of big money, as he seems to be right now.

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

The Threat That Confronts America, and especially THE CHIMP_JUNTA!!! George Soros and his Billion$$$

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Attack on Scrooge McDuck
Gene Lyons
Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2004

According to the seers and soothsayers of the right, a terrible new threat confronts America and its inspired leader George W. Bush. Like Shakespeare’s Calpurnia, they warn their mighty Caesar of lionesses whelping in the streets, strange omens and portents in the night sky, and they do fear them. The Wall Street Journal editorial page has waxed apoplectic; James K. Glassman of the American Enterprise Institute forsees "a great threat not just to the re-election of George Bush, but
to our truly open society."
(Can you believe this idiotic bullshit??? A threat to not only our society but to FUCKING GEORGE W BUSH???)

Even the Washington Post has expressed alarm. And what’s the cause of all this hubbub? Simple: the Democrats have found a Scrooge McDuck of their own. International financier George Soros, among the richest men in the world, plans to devote a small fraction of his estimated $7 billion to defeating President Bush. The
Hungarian-born tycoon, who emigrated from England to the U.S. in 1956, has pledged a reported $18 million to three liberal organizations: $5 million to internet advocacy group MoveOn. org, $3 million to former Clinton aide John Podesta’s Center for American Progress, and another $10 million toward a Democratic voter registration drive.

Sounds ominous, right? By taking advantage of an obscure constitutional loophole permitting even billionaires to oppose Bush, Soros bids to overturn the natural order. As if that weren’t enough, he’s taken to writing books and articles and granting interviews explaining why he believes that Bush’s re-election would have terrible consequences for
America and the world.

Writers in the Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s Washington Times have expressed consternation that a foreign-born citizen would be so cheeky. A website called has described the Jewish financier as a "descendant of Shylock." The Postasks Democrats to compare the consequences of "conservative financier Richard Mellon Scaife opening his bank account on behalf of Mr. Bush."

It’s worth wondering what’s in Washington Post water coolers these

The reclusive Mr. Scaife, who unlike Soros inherited his pile, has bankrolled right-wing causes for decades. Had editors read their own newspaper’s fine reporting back in 1999, they might realize that without Scaife’s largesse, we might not have such ornaments to democracy as the Federalist Society, the American Enterprise Institute, or the American Spectator magazine.

Scaife’s funding of the Spectator’s secretive, $2.6 million "Arkansas Project" during the Clinton years contributed to the care and feeding of Whitewater witness David Hale, a convicted felon making absurd allegations against the president. It also financed articles describing the president of the United States as a drug smuggler and murderer. Operatives hired by the Spectator even probed the private lives of journalists deemed unfriendly to Kenneth Starr. Unlike Clinton’s sexual antics, Starr placed his office’s investigation of the "Arkansas Project" under seal. Grand Jury secrets, you see.

The estimable Mr. Soros, in contrast, works in broad daylight. He even writes his own books. His latest, entitled "The Bubble of American Supremacy" argues that the Bush administration has responded to the 9/11 terror attacks exactly as Osama bin Laden wanted it to: by implementing "a radical foreign policy agenda" in which might makes right. An excerpt appeared in the December 2003 Atlantic Monthly. "The Bush doctrine," Soros wrote "... is built on two pillars: the United States will do everything in its power to maintain its unquestioned military supremacy; and the United States arrogates the right to pre-emptive action. In effect, the doctrine establishes two classes of sovereignty: the sovereignty of the United States, which takes precedence over international treaties and obligations; and the sovereignty of all other states, which is subject to the will of the United States. This is reminiscent of George Orwell’s ‘ Animal Farm’: all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."

The Bush doctrine, Soros recently told Josh Marshall, "is unacceptable cannot possibly be accepted—by the rest of the world." By invading Iraq under false pretenses, he thinks, the U.S. rid the world of a despicable tyrant at the expense of its fundamental credibility. When President Bush uses farcically Orwellian doublespeak like "weapons of mass destruction-related program activities" to describe Saddam’s non-existent military threat, he doesn’t even expect to be believed by any but the dullest voters. And when Bush boasts, as he did in his State of the Union speech, that "no one can now doubt the word of America," and that he "will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our country," he doesn’t mean that Iraq’s imaginary links to 9/11 have been proven. He means that any nation he threatens had better back down.

Having lived under Nazi and communist occupation, Soros insists that people who call Bush a "fascist" are both wrong and counter-productive. He also insists, however, that an ideology of pure power is profoundly un-American and doomed to fail. How that makes the man a danger to democracy, I cannot imagine.

• Free-lance columnist Gene Lyons is a Little Rock author and recipient of the National Magazine Award.


Register to vote, folks. It will take two votes for every real vote...Chimp_junta means to steal this election.


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