A Giant Cockroach In The Political Kitchen

Michelle Malkin says that if MoveOn.org can’t stand the heat, it should get out of the political kitchen.

She’s referring to the response of the George Soros funded organization to the small retailers who sell T-shirts and mugs on the internet critical of the ‘Generous Betray Us’ smear ads .

Michelle Malkin:

I heard from one of the independent T-shirt sellers targeted by MoveOn.org last week. The seller is a lifelong Democrat and member of the military. Incensed by the attack on Gen. Petraeus, the retailer opened up a shop at online store CafePress. The homemade designs at the PoliStew Cafe (www.cafepress.com/polistew) were stark and simple: “Move Away from Move On!” “MoveOn.org NoFriend to Dems.” “General Petraeus has done more for this country than MoveOn.org.”

For daring to raise a voice and raise some money for the troops (all proceeds from the sale of his items go to the National Military Family Association charity), this T-shirt seller earned the wrath of MoveOn.org’s lawyers. MoveOn.org chief operating officer Carrie Olson brought down the sledgehammer. She sent a cease-and-desist letter to CafePress demanding that PoliStew Cafe’s items and other anti-MoveOn.org merchandise be removed from the store.

Let’s examine this giant cockroach that’s been running rampant and defiling our ‘political kitchen’. I’m talking about George Soros, himself.

Since 2003, tearing down what he considers the “fascist” tyranny of the United States has been the central focus of his 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.

MoveOn.org would have to be his crown jewel in this effort.

Starting off as a small left wing fringe group, it’s been bulked up by Soros’ cash to the tune of $5 million since 2004.

Now it uses professional public relations type tactics to undercut the Iraq War effort.

MoveOn’s discounted full-page NYT’s ad branded General Petraeus as ‘General Betray Us’.

The ad ran on the same day that Petraeus delivered his progress report on the surge in Iraq.

They’ve also put out ads depicting President Bush as a Nazi.

“We have to go through a certain de-Nazification process,” he told this year’s Davos conference in Switzerland.

Aligning himself with the extreme left, his group was instrumental in getting Howard Dean elected as the Chairman of the Democratic Party, pulling the whole party leftward.

Soros also has financed spin outfits such as Media Matters that specialize in providing distorted conservative political statements as grist for leftist politicians and media.Media Matters (and MoveOn.org) succeeded last year in denying incumbent Lieberman the Democratic nomination for Senate in Connecticut and effectively drove the moderate out of his own party. Net result: Fewer Democrats, including today’s crop running for office, are willing to challenge any Soros-financed pressure group.

The whiff of election fraud can be found in his  “philanthropy”.

He has also bankrolled groups involved in the manipulation of elections, an activity that has increased since his money came into the picture. Two groups — Americans Coming Together and the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now — were sanctioned recently by the Federal Election Commission for fraud.

Soros pledged $10 million to ACT, which has since been fined $775,000 for illegally funneling $70 million set aside for voter registrations to Democratic candidates.

He also gave at least $150,000 to ACORN, the left-wing group best known for pushing minimum-wage hikes, marching for illegal-immigrant amnesty and harassing Wal-Mart. ACORN has been accused of voter fraud in 13 states since 2004 and was convicted of falsifying signatures in a voter registration drive last July, drawing a fine of $25,000 in Washington state.

Soros says he has ended funding to voter-drive organizations, but he still heads a secretive rich-man’s club called “Democracy Alliance” that has doled out $20 million to activist groups like ACORN.

Ever wonder why the left often comes off looking sympathetic to terrorists?

Alot of Soros’ money is devoted to groups like the ACLU to empower criminals, “including lawsuits on behalf of terrorists’ ‘civil rights’.”

Soros’ Open Society Institute gave $20,000 for the legal defense of radical attorney Lynne Stewart. She was convicted in 2002 of abetting jailed terrorists after the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Soros is also involved in the financing of a 9/11 memorial at ground zero, the World Trade Center Memorial Cultural Complex — which critics say blames the U.S. for 9/11.

The fundamental difference between how a conservative looks at the war on terror and how a far leftist looks at it:

“Bush says (the terrorists) hate us for what we are, not what we do, and I think that’s false,” Soros told an audience at UC Berkeley last year.

He doesn’t believe that the war on terror can be won, and seems bound and determined to prevent America from achieving victory in Iraq. That does not suit his purposes, which is to weaken the US, and move toward a one world government.

While he has criticized the United Nations occasionally, he favors U.N. dominance in world affairs, sees the European Union as a model for “open society” and has called for a global central bank.

Anyone who doesn’t agree with this vision, or who doesn’t fit cozily into his multilateral model, gets a visit from Soros-backed groups.

MoveOn.org, for example, led the charge to keep John Bolton out of a permanent seat in the U.N., and Bankwatch piled on to topple Paul Wolfowitz at the World Bank.

In fact, pick any cause that seeks to weaken the U.S. and it’s hard not to find Soros’ name on its list of financial backers. Most of these causes are financed by relatively small amounts, but that’s all that’s needed to make trouble.

And without the cash, countless bad ideas would have no presence in American political debate at all.

What keeps these groups on cue, and Democrats in line, is the prospect that any funding from Soros can be stepped up to massive levels. It’s probably no coincidence that Soros was a big backer of campaign finance reforms that have allowed nominally nonpartisan groups like MoveOn.org to strike with the kinds of tactics they are using.

It’s obvious that what our country needs is a huge can of RAID to get rid of this menace.

Where’s the Orkin man when you need him?

33 thoughts on “A Giant Cockroach In The Political Kitchen

  1. Great post, Deb. This bug has been my personal bete noire for some time. Someday the extent of Soros’ and his cohorts reach into our political process will be exposed fully and people will be shocked.

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  2. Thanks Jackstraw.

    I don’t know if there’s anything anyone can do about it outside of changing existing campaign finance laws.

    Media Matters, however is in violation of it’s not for profit, non-partisan, tax exempt status, I don’t know why the IRS doesn’t investigate them,

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  4. This post, along with each of the responses that supported it, was deceptive poppycock when it was written; it is even more obviously nonsense now, in June of 2009. Paranoid lies about a man and a mission which advocated for the cause of open government and common sense, in an era of unwise and destructive policies by a deluded and deceptive secret government. History will reflect the correctness of Mr. Soros’ judgment of the maladministration of G. W. Bush. Most Americans are able to assess that in a more immediate manner, by the mess W’s administration left us.

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  5. You must be joking.
    Recent events demonstrate now more than ever all of our worst fears about the man and his insidious designs on our nation.

    I think more and more Americans are moving away from the deceptive lies Soros spent gazillions of dollars propagating.

    As Obama continues to destroy the American economy, doing in all cases, the opposite of what would help, a recent poll shows that Americans now trust Republicans more with the economy than Democrats.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/trust_on_issues/trust_on_issues

    For the first time that I can remember.

    That’s how badly your man in the WH is screwing things up.

    You can’t blame the horrendous economy on Bush, who doesn’t even begin to compare to Obama and the Democrats when it comes to mismanaging the economy.

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  6. No I’m not joking.

    Your comment is a perfect example of the fear-mongering that has taken the place of reasoned and honest observation.

    What does “the man and his insidious designs on our nation” mean? That’s simply baseless hate-speech. George Soros has invested, all over the world, in democracy and public health. At his hedge-fund, he made two billion dollars from this monetary crisis but only after he published articles warning everyone, who could read, that this collapse was coming and suggesting ways to minimize the negative impact of the contraction in apparent value of what we now know to be toxic assets.

    If living in a democratic and open society with decent public health and without expensive and destructive unnecessary wars is a “deceptive lie” then you’re right. If not, then I submit that you don’t know what you’re talking about but have taken up the cause of those who demonize Mr. Soros to advance a less democratic ideology.

    As to our president: The entire world can see that this is a brilliant and profoundly decent man, who is doing his best at a damned-near-impossible job. Why can’t you see that?

    I’m not a big fan of the Geitner/Summers economic team, but to blame President Obama for making an effort to avert the worst consequences of thirty years of high-risk economic policy, is simply dishonest. Were it not for President Obama’s efforts we would be in a world-wide depression now. That may, in the end, turn out to be unavoidable, but the situation is certainly the consequence of past administrations both Republican and Democratic. President Obama did not authorize irresponsible deregulation which allowed and rewarded what were clearly bad investments in the development of worthless derivative products; profligate spending by a Republican congress or the expensive and unrewarding war-of-choice in Iraq.

    As to the President’s economic decisions, I think the problem is so overwhelming that he took the advice of world-class economists, where the Republicans could only offer doing nothing, cutting taxes and twiddling their thumbs while millions of people suffered. Personally, i appreciate his response, although I am concerned that, if the debt is not brought under control, it won’t work. As Maggie Thatcher said: “The trouble with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.” We all know that but only a dishonest person would deny that Republicans drove us into this swamp of debt. Just take out the trillions of dollars squandered in Iraq, to satisfy the delusions of the spoiled-brat, incompetent and unqualified idiot-son of a decent president, then tell me how much stronger our economic picture would be, without the burden of that debt.

    In the end, blame is an fool’s game. How about joining together with me and many other Americans, in paying attention to how the stimulus money is spent. One thing we should all agree on it that this money must be spent wisely and well. Every dollar of the stimulus, that is not invested in our future, diminishes that future. If this money is wisely invested, it will, in the end, do no harm and may even advance the long term prosperity of Americans.

    If you want to do something useful, observe how the money is being spent in your state and your community and report waste and fraud. What we know about those who feed at the government trough is that if we don’t watch our money they will steal it. That is independent of party and ideology. That’s a fact.

    There is so much self-righteous and wrong in what you said and from so many perspectives that it was difficult to respond but that’s a start.

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  7. Joey… Soros and Obama are committed to a statist/Socialistic styled government. That’s not fear mongering…that’s not hate speech…you expose yourself as the koolaid drinker you are when you use language like that.

    Okay? I’m a conservative. I’m for free market, capitalistic policies. I believe in checks and balances. Your guys are all about accumulating power to themselves.

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  8. nicedeb wrote: “It’s obvious that what our country needs is a huge can of RAID to get rid of this menace. Where’s the Orkin man when you need him?”

    This ugly and stupid comment is a veiled threat on George Soros’ life. This is the equivalent of calling Dr. George Tiller “Tiller the Baby Killer.”

    Had I read those last lines, I would not have commented on her contemptible and error-filled post. People, who threaten the lives of those with whom they disagree (even metaphorically), don’t deserve a verbal response.

    PS. Almost everybody now knows that Mr. Soros was right about Bush/Cheney. They conducted what will go down, as the worst administration in US history. Even the record of insiders reflect that incompetence of that cabal. Once again, George Soros demonstrated that he sees clearly what others only figure-out later. In the case of Bush/Cheney, too many failed to see that disaster until after irreparable harm had been accomplished.

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  9. This ugly and stupid comment is a veiled threat on George Soros’ life.

    A huge can of raid? Now I KNOW you’re kidding me.

    Better alert Janet Napolitano. Right wing wacko threatens lefty billionaire with huge can of raid.

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  10. nicedeb: You’re a conservative? Then take some responsibility for the fact that W. and the Republican congress disgraced the word “conservative” for a generation. Until that responsibility for the acts of so-called “conservatives” is taken, the conservative party has no future in national elections.

    I don’t know how old you are but I’d be willing to guess that I’ve been a conservative since before you were born. I read Senator Goldwater’s “Conscience of a Conservative” in 1964 and began my political life in his campaign. I am currently on an advisory panel for a serious Republican candidate for Governor of California.

    It is important to note that, Pro-Choice Senator Goldwater, would be unwelcome in Rush Limbaugh’s Republican Party. That is part of the reason that I find the current state of the national GOP to be a disgrace; google my former congressman, Pete McCloskey, and read what he wrote upon leaving the party in disgust (after 58 years).

    At the end of this missive, I attached a few quotes from my journal, to show what conservatism means to me. It does not mean association with the current batch of vacuous, slandering slime-balls who have nothing to add to policy debates except doctrinaire nonsense at a time when profound ideas are needed.

    The utter incompetence of George W. Bush allowed a level of fraud that broke people’s faith in free markets. Without massive government intervention we would have gone into free-fall and taken the world economy with us. I am an Obama Republican. America will need a powerful principled conservative party to restrain governmental intervention after this critical period- I don’t doubt that it will be a thankless and difficult task. However, we do not yet have the making of such a party because the GOP’s leaders lack either the intelligence, the character or both. Until the Republican Party is regenerated with integrity, energy and incite, we are in a precarious state, but I trust the character & competence of President Obama far more than the gaggle of bigots, blabbermouths, opportunists, ideologues and cheap-shot artists who speak for today’s GOP.

    I believe that those with the intelligence to appreciate the precarious state of the country and the world, as they were handed to President Obama in January, will support this president, even while we respectfully disagree with some of his policies and decisions. It is our obligation to advocate for improvements in Obama’s policies since the chaotic Republican Party has no realistic alternative other than rabid rhetoric and unprincipled obstruction. I believe aspirations to the contrary (eg. Palin/Huckabee or Romney/Gingrich in 2012) are self-delusional.

    ======
    A few guotes from “Conscience of a Conservative” by Senator Barry Goldwater with Brent Bozell:

    “The true Conservative was sympathetic with the plight of the hapless peasant under the tyranny of the French monarchy. And he was equally revolted at the attempt to solve that problem by a mob tyranny that paraded under the banner of egalitarianism.  The conscience of The Conservative is pricked by anyone who would debase the dignity of the individual human being. Today, therefore, he is at odds with the dictators who rule by terror and equally with those gentler collectivists who ask our permission to play God with the human race…. With this view of the nature of man, it is understandable that the Conservative looks upon politics as the art of achieving the maximum amount of freedom for individuals that is consistent with the maintenance of the social order.” 

    “With this view of the nature of man, it is understandable that the Conservative e looks upon politics as the art of achieving the maximum amount of freedom for individuals that is consistent with the maintenance of the social order.  The Conservative is the first to understand that the practice of freedom requires the establishment of of order: it is impossible for one man to be free if another is able to deny him the exercise of his freedom. But the conservative also recognizes that political power on which order is based is a self-aggrandizing force; that its appetite grows with eating. He knows that the utmost vigilance and care are required to keep political power within proper bounds.”

    “The delicate balance that ideally exists between freedom and order has long since tipped against freedom practically everywhere on earth.  In some countries, freedom is altogether down and order holds absolute sway. In our country the trend is less far advanced, but it is well along and gathering momentum every day.  Thus, for the American Conservative, there is no difficulty in identifying the day’s overriding political challenge: it is to preserve and extend freedom.”

    “The framers of the Constitution had learned the lesson, They were not only students of history but victims of it; they knew from vivid, personal experience that freedom depends on effective restraints against the accumulation of power in a single authority.”

    “What have you given us?” a woman asked Ben Franklin toward the close of the Constitutional Convention. “A Republic,” he said, if you can keep it.”

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  11. This ugly and stupid comment is a veiled threat on George Soros’ life.

    A huge can of raid? Now I KNOW you’re kidding me.

    Better alert Janet Napolitano. Right wing wacko threatens lefty billionaire with huge can of raid.

    nicedeb: when you call someone “a cockroach” then call for a a “can of Raid” that is a metaphor for murder.

    i wasn’t talking about criminal law, I was speaking about the English language. We are responsible for the words we use and the images that they present.

    As GB Shaw wrote long ago: “People would be far more careful in expressing their opinions, if they realized what their opinions tell us about them.”

    In English, you wrote an ugly and threatening metaphor. I assume you did not mean what you wrote in the way that I took it to mean in the way that the words can clearly be interpreted to mean, but that does not change what you wrote.

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  12. Nice try. I was openly using quote from my journal to illustrate the post that I wrote in direct response to your comment. that’s not what you called: “Astroturfing.”

    You don’t have to deal with what I wrote, but that response is pure BS.

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  13. when you call someone “a cockroach” then call for a a “can of Raid” that is a metaphor for murder.

    Don’t be an ass. It was meant as a metaphor for ridding the “political kitchen” of his repugnant influences, nothing more.

    This soros funded Move on ad was truly despicable, however:

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  14. In the end, blame is an fool’s game.

    Joey, Go back through your hundreds of words of blame and read what you wrote.

    PS. Almost everybody now knows that Mr. Soros was right about Bush/Cheney.

    I guess. If “almost everybody” = the 52% who voted for Obama. And how many evil Bush/Cheney policies that he ran against has he decided to hold on to?

    BTW, getting the metaphorical vapors over the cockroach line is pathetic. Grow a pair.

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  15. >>The utter incompetence of George W. Bush allowed a level of fraud that broke people’s faith in free markets. Without massive government intervention we would have gone into free-fall and taken the world economy with us. I am an Obama Republican.

    Because everyone knows Obama is about as conservative as they come.

    Can you point out the specific policies that Bush either advocated or enacted that “broke people’s faith in free markets”? Please be specific and cite evidence.

    I’m betting you can’t. In fact, I know you can’t.

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  16. I don’t like the ad. i would not have written it. I would not have paid for it. I do not like the comparison to Hitler. Hitler was evil by intention. George W. Bush was incompetent, who did evil by ignorance. I will not defend this ad.

    However, on the facts of the War in Iraq. It was justified by lies about WMD and about Saddam Hussein’s connections with al Queada. Both of which have been thoroughly discredited and both of which never had any basis in reality. These lies have resulted in 4311 US military deaths as of yesterday, along with an untold number of Iraqi deaths that are reported to range from just over 100,000 to one million.

    The Bush/Cheney administration’s ill-managed war in Iraq was not worth one of those American lives. By all accounts, that war multiplied the number of terrorists who are our actual enemies and destroyed America’s credibility around the world. I have a personal grudge against the administration, because I gave them the benefit of the doubt, and actually argued in favor of the war based upon the false assumption that they had intel-based knowledge that I did not, which turned out to be false. The administration knew better that I that they were lying. Who can defend that?

    I still dislike that ad. I won’t defend it. But the underlying truth that Bush administration propaganda justified unjust aggression and precipitated an unwarranted invasion of Iraq, was spot on. I find those facts far more “despicable” than the ugly and inappropriate metaphor that was used to bring the point home.

    The worst thing that I have to say about that bad ad was that it probably turned more people off than it pissed off at Bush. That is, because it was bad advertising it failed. I would have preferred an ad that was not despicable so that people would have thought about the war and not the ill-mannered ad.

    That is essentially the same criticism I had of the “cockroach and RAID” metaphor, which I also find unpleasant and inferior.

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  17. The worst thing that I have to say about that bad ad was that it probably turned more people off than it pissed off at Bush.

    That’s the worst thing you can say about the ad?

    Really Joey? Bush was the President of the United States at the time, and that’s the worst you can say about it?

    But I make a cockroach metaphor about a far leftist billionaire meddling in American politics and you get the vapors?

    Please.

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  18. The Bush/Cheney administration’s ill-managed war in Iraq was not worth one of those American lives.

    Even if I were able to put aside the longview of the end result, I couldn’t share your view. You see, many of my neighbors and friends were actually there. Several of them, more than once. They don’t subscribe to your views. In fact, there are an awful lot of them who can look at the images of the war that the left couldn’t squelch, like the lady with the purple finger, and they feel pride and a sense of accomplishment. When you make such sweeping generalization, perhaps you should ask the ones who actually went what they think it was worth.

    By all accounts, that war multiplied the number of terrorists who are our actual enemies and destroyed America’s credibility around the world.

    No, not all accounts. I know, Newsweek and Time, and NYT are committed to reporting the “news” that Harry Reid declares to be true, but I would hate to get in the way of a good meme that even the most incapable of thought on the left could repeat with perfect confidence and conviction.

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  19. I know that many good Americans did good things in Iraq and many suffered in ways that they will be paying for for the rest of their lives. The war in Iraq was unnecessary and, from beginning to end, it was bad for America. That’s my standard.

    Yea, that is the worst think I have to say about the ad. It sucked but it did not threaten anybody and the underlying message was the truth. Bush/Cheney lied us into an unnecessary war. That squandered the lives of American heros. If you ask me, that’s treason.

    So, please… you obviously have it all figured out. Talk to each other then see how much influence your opinions have on anything like public policy for the next eight years… I’m outta here. This is a waste of time.

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  20. There are still “Bush lied people died” fanatics around? Even though it’s been shown that he didn’t lie? Pathetic.

    The war in Iraq was unnecessary and, from beginning to end, it was bad for America.

    And that little gem earns you a “zero” in history and geopolitics.

    This ugly and stupid comment is a veiled threat on George Soros’ life.

    Oh. You’re a full-time idiot, then. Never mind.

    I’m outta here. This is a waste of time.

    Feel free to stay far, far away.

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  21. How could someone troll nicedeb? Fucking communist. And defending George Soros, really? I didn’t think there was anyone that retarded/evil actually walking around.

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  22. I didn’t think there was anyone that retarded/evil actually walking around.

    Carl, you should have seen the guy I had trolling on my ACORN posts for the past couple of days passionately defending Scott Levenson.

    Scott Levenson!

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