Soros Fund-raising For Franken


Something is very wrong here….

Left-wing billionaire financier George Soros is using his financial muscle at a Manhattan fund-raiser tonight to help Al Franken win a recount in Minnesota’s Senate election.

Soros – the hedge-fund honcho and sugar daddy of the Democratic Party – will host a soirée for Franken at his Carnegie Hill digs to help cover the candidate’s costs to monitor the statewide recount.

How much money does it take to steal an election?

Is ACORN involved?

Secretary of State, Mark (Democrat and proud) Ritchie, is the man in charge of the recount efforts:

Though Ritchie said he leaves his politics at the door when he comes to work, Republicans are suspicious. Conservatives have pointed out Ritchie’s ties to the community activist group ACORN, which has been linked to dubious voter registrations in several states. Another group, Minnesota Majority, has criticized Ritchie for not jumping on questions it has raised about the soundness of the state’s voter rolls.

Minnesota Republicans are right to be concerned. Check out the blatant lie, the always razor sharp Megyn Kelly catches Ritchie telling:

Minnesota Democrats Exposed, your go-to blog for all the latest info on the MN recount efforts reported this interesting nugget from the MinnPost, yesterday:

“Even the observers and lawyers have been instructed by their respective campaigns to not talk to the media. But Minneapolis lawyer Bill Starr, who is volunteering for the Franken campaign, was willing to say a few words. He said he thinks Franken will prevail. His hunch is based on a theory he has.

‘People who voted for Coleman are more likely to have taken the SAT in their lifetime,’ he said. ‘They’ve filled in circles. Franken voters are probably not college-educated. They’re new voters and immigrants. They’ve been brought in by groups like ACORN, from the inner cities. They’re more likely to make mistakes. I’ve bounced this off of minority people, and they agree with me.’”

Good thing a Republican didn’t say anything like that, huh?

The recount data so far, with 42.33% of the ballets recounted, shows 43.28% for Coleman, and 40.07% for Franken.

Let’s pray that Coleman squeaks this one out.

Obama’s Clinton Cabinet

I don’t know why libs are acting surprised by the fact that Obama is tapping so many veterans from the Clinton administration, ( Podesta, Emanuel, Holder, Hillary and others) for his Cabinet positions. Who else was he going to use?

Victor Davis Hanson explains:

Obama’s absence of executive experience and brief tenure in the Senate, Obama never was in a position to assemble an insider team other than the Chicagoan Axlerod. So what was Obama to do when he needed savvy advisors and a brain trust he could count on from the old days to form the nucleus of his advisors and cabinet? He could hardly draw on personal friends like Ayers, Khalidi, Pfleger, Rezko, and Wright. Other than Friends of Bill, the last Democrats to be insiders were the Carterites now in their 80s. So if a Democrat were to be elected President without much experience, and without friends or advisors he could draw upon who were qualified for office and worldly about Washington’s macabre politics, who but the Clintonites were there?

This seems to be an unprecedented development entirely neglected by the media, this sudden reliance on a primary rival’s team—ipso facto an illustration of Obama’s thinner political resumé. It is striking really how there is simply not a dozen or so Chicago vets who worked for Obama in the past as was the case with most other Presidents.

But don’t let these center-left (in most cases) appointments fool you. Obama will get his people in there by hook or by crook. Here’s what Andrew McCarthy thinks will happen:

I expect the Obama appointment strategy to be two-fold . . . and clever. Step One: Establish the precedent for easy confirmations with ostensibly moderate, center-left nominees who are popular enough in the senate that the RINO bloc will quickly get on board. This would establish a working coalition for Obama in the upper chamber (not just on nominations but on legislation) and discourage the remaining GOP ranks from using the filibuster or other procedural stalls.

Step Two: Obama will move the country leftward with the appointments that really matter in government: the hundreds of second- and third-tier (and below) executive agency appointments — the deputy-secretaries, under-secretaries, and associate-this or -that for policy, etc., who work where the rubber of big government meets the road. They are the ones who implement policy, who have a huge hidden role in making policy, and who control the hiring of the thousands of federal employees who do not require confirmation. They include judicial appointees to the district courts (the lowest federal courts) who rule on the vast majority of federal issues — few of which are actually ever appealed. These are the nominations that draw precious little attention, that usually move through the senate on a peremptory voice-vote. It is at this lower-court, administrative-agency, faceless-bureaucracy level that I would expect to see a substantial infusion of hard-Left operatives. This moves the executive branch leftward in stealth, largely by determining from the ground up what policy options are presented to higher officials in government.

One Chicago crony who will remain close to Obama is the far-left David Axelrod, who was Obama’s chief strategist and will now serve as senior adviser to the president.

That, in itself, is scary.

Republicans are going to have their work cut out for them for the next few years.  Maybe we should start wholesale lying, and cheating, too?

Cardinal Predicts “Time Of Trial” For Americans


Cardinal James Francis Stafford, head of the Apostolic Penitentiary of the Holy See, delivered a lecture on Thursday at the Catholic University of America:

Criticizing Obama as “aggressive, disruptive and apocalyptic,” he went on to speak about a decline in respect for human life and the need for Catholics to return to the values of marriage and human dignity.

He’s got Obama pegged, all right. Cardinals tend to have good discernment skills.

Commenting on the results of the recent presidential election, Cardinal Stafford said on Election Day “America suffered a cultural earthquake.” The cardinal argued that President-elect Obama had campaigned on an “extremist anti-life platform” and predicted that the near future would be a time of trial.

“If 1968 was the year of America’s ‘suicide attempt,’ 2008 is the year of America’s exhaustion,” he said, contrasting the year of Humane Vitae’s promulgation with this election year.

“For the next few years, Gethsemane will not be marginal. We will know that garden,” Cardinal Stafford told his audience. Catholics who weep the “hot, angry tears of betrayal” should try to identify with Jesus, who during his agony in the garden was “sick because of love.”

He’s right, too. We are really in for it.


President Bush may be a lame duck, but he’s still alive and kicking:

Ed Morrissey reports:

The Bush administration has decided to push last-minute rule changes in the lame-duck period that would strengthen protections for health providers with religious objections to abortion and contraception.  Objections have come from within the administration itself and from states and providers over the new rules, which they claim greatly overreach already-existing protections and obliterate compromises reached on these issues.  It appears that President Bush has decided to pre-empt the Freedom of Choice Act as his last major domestic effort.

I seem to remember Bill Clinton spending his last remaining days in office procuring pardons (140 of them) as political favors for corrupt cronies.

President Bush is spending his last remaining days defending life.

What a difference character makes.

Thanks to: Gateway Pundit for the great pic.

The Original Koolaid Drinkers Were Commies


Hell, I didn’t know that. We were always made to believe that the Jim Jones cult were a bunch of right-wing Christian wackos.

But noooo:

On November 17, 1978, Jim Jones was a hero to American leftists. On November 18, 1978, Jones orchestrated the killings of 918 people and strangely morphed in the eyes of American leftists into an evangelical Christian fanatic. An unfortunately well-worn narrative, playing out contemporaneously in Pol Pot’s Cambodia, of socialist dreams ending in ghoulish nightmares, then, conveniently shifted to one about the dangers of organized religion. But as The Nation magazine reported at the time, “The temple was as much a left-wing political crusade as a church. In the course of the 1970s, its social program grew steadily more disaffiliated from what Jim Jones came to regard as ‘Fascist America’ and drifted rapidly toward outspoken Communist sympathies.” So much so that the last will and testament of the Peoples Temple, and its individual members who left notes, bequeathed millions of dollars in assets to the Soviet Union. As Jones expressed to a Soviet diplomat upon upon his visit to Jonestown the month before the smiling suicides took place, “For many years, we have let our sympathies be quite publicly known, that the United States government was not our mother, but that the Soviet Union was our spiritual motherland.”

Jim Jones was an evangelical communist who became a minister to infiltrate the church with the gospel according to Marx and Lenin. He was an atheist missionary bringing his message of socialist redemption to the Christian heathen. “I decided, how can I demonstrate my Marxism?,” remembered Jones of his days in 1950s Indiana. “The thought was, infiltrate the church.” So in the forms of Pentecostal ritual, Jones smuggled socialism into the minds of true believers–who gradually became true believers of a different sort. Unless one counts his drug-induced bouts with self-messianism, Jones didn’t believe in God. Get it–a Peoples Temple. He shocked his parishioners, many of whom certainly did believe in God, by dramatically tossing the Bible onto the ground during a sermon. “Nobody’s going to come out of the sky!,” an excited Jones had once informed his flock. “There’s no heaven up there! We’ll have to have heaven down here!” Like so many efforts to usher in the millenium before it, Jones’s Guyanese road to heaven on earth detoured to a hotter afterlife destination.

Read on to see how the left-wing media covered for him, and left-wing politicians enabled him.

The more things change, the more they stay the same….