It is significant that Soros and two of his sons have contributed $2000 each to Brad Carson, the Democratic Senate candidate in Oklahoma. His Republican opponent, Dr. Tom Coburn, was a member of the U.S. House for six years, where he developed a reputation as a leading opponent of efforts to legalize marijuana and fund needle exchange programs that facilitate illicit drug use. Coburn exposed Soros-style "harm reduction" as a backdoor approach to legalization of illicit drugs. Coburn was also a strong supporter of drug testing and even fought to require drug testing of members of Congress. Coburn and his staff voluntarily underwent drug testing. If elected to the Senate, say his supporters, Coburn would be the chamber's leading voice for protecting children from the dangers of drug abuse and a scientific voice of reason against the Soros-supported movement that seeks to legalize drugs. It's no wonder that Soros and his sons have targeted Coburn for defeat.
Soros has also contributed to Barack Obama, running for the Senate as a Democrat from Illinois. CNSNews.com reports that, "Not only did Soros donate to Obama's campaign, but four other family members - Jennifer, sons Jonathan and Robert and wife Susan - did as well. Because of a special provision campaign finance laws, the Soroses were able to give a collective $60,000 to Obama during his primary challenge."
One of the questions I raised toward the end of Part 3 was whether George Soros, in deciding to support Obama in his Presidential bid, was not in fact deciding to back a horse he had been backing all along, but which now seemed able to win the Presidential race -- and, of course, we see that this looks to be the case.
The last paragraph quoted in the passage above references an article from CNSNews.com; we now look at that article, Unlike Kerry, Barack Obama Covets George Soros' Support by Robert B. Bluey, CNSNews.com Staff Writer, July 27, 2004:
Boston (CNSNews.com) - Without a formidable Republican opponent in his U.S. Senate race, Barack Obama has little reason not to take money from billionaire liberal financier George Soros, a man other Democrats keep at a distance.
When Obama takes the stage Tuesday night for a prime-time address at the Democratic National Convention, the candidate for Senate in Illinois will be introduced to a wider audience for the first time, bringing heightened scrutiny to the relative political newcomer's campaign.
Democrats expect him to pass any test he faces. They view Obama as a rising star within their party, touting his good looks and ability to connect with voters. If elected Nov. 2, he would become the first black to hold a Senate seat since Carol Moseley Braun, also from Illinois.
Obama, however, is different from most Democrats because of his willingness to embrace the controversial Soros. Shortly after Soros equated the abuses at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Obama joined him for a New York fund-raiser June 7.
The event, held at Soros' home, boosted Obama's campaign at a time he was still facing a challenge from Republican Jack Ryan. After news broke about information in Ryan's divorce records, the candidate was forced to drop out. The Illinois GOP has yet to find a replacement.
Obama, meanwhile, has emerged as the party's young face. He was selected over longtime party stalwarts to speak Tuesday night, and Obama has seized the opportunity.
Little has been made of his connection to Soros, although it is quite unique. Not only did George Soros donate to Obama's campaign, but four other family members -- Jennifer, sons Jonathan and Robert and wife Susan -- did as well.
Because of a special provision campaign finance laws, the Soroses were able to give a collective $60,000 to Obama during his primary challenge. Obama faced millionaire Blair Hull, which allowed donors to give more than typically allowed.
Here you can review the report on George Soros' contribution to Senator Obama's 2004 election to the Senate, addressed just now in the quote, and here you can review the report on George Soros' donation to Senator Obama's 2008 Presidential bid.
Keep in mind that Mr. Soros' personal contribution is only the very small tip of a very large iceberg. When a man with the wealth, power and influence of George Soros decides to back someone, money finds its way to that someone from all different directions: Soros' employees and family members will contribute, as will PACs where Soros has influence; the money from the PACs will be back-filled by Soros & Co., assuming it was not already given to the PAC with the explicit instructions that the PAC use it to make a contribution to the candidate Soros is supporting.
Money may also flow through the DNC, and may go through the various state and county Democratic Party central committees as well. In short, the money will be there, hidden in plain sight; the researcher merely needs to understand that the trees that can be distinguished are the edge of the forest.
Continuing with the July 27, 2004, article Unlike Kerry, Barack Obama Covets George Soros' Support:
Obama is one of only a handful of candidates to get a personal contribution from George Soros. The others include Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), Bob Graham (D-Fla.), John Kerry (D-Mass.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos, and former Vermont governor Howard Dean
"Why did George support Obama?" his spokesman, Michael Vachon, asked rhetorically. "Because when they met in Chicago a couple of months ago, it was apparent that Barack Obama was an emerging national leader, and he would be an important addition to the Senate."
Vachon said Obama is the only candidate this election cycle Soros has met personally, with the first powwow in March. Asked why Soros hasn't sought out a meeting with Kerry, the man he is pulling for to defeat President Bush on Nov. 2, Vachon said it was just a matter of Soros keeping his distance.
"George is a major funder of an independent 527 group, and it probably makes more sense for him and Kerry to keep each other at arm's length," Vachon said.
Those meetings with Obama have caught the attention of the Illinois Republican Party, said spokesman Jason Gerwig.
"Barack Obama and his liberal voting record have gotten a free ride," Gerwig said. "His aspirations seemed to be focused more nationally now than they do on Illinois, especially if you look at some of the money he's taken from Soros and from left-coast liberals."
Already in 2004, somebody smelled a rat -- even then, it was evident that Illinois State Senator Barack Obama was going to use the Illinois seat in the U.S. Senate as a stepping stone to higher office, and that he was going to be George Soros' front-man.
People make a big deal about the "neocon" crowd, and I point out the extensive corruption of Bush and the other neocons, especially in the context of the Sibel Edmonds case. Seeing how widespread is that corruption, some people go so far as to suggest that not all "neocons" are Republicans, but that some are Democrats.
Without addressing that per se, I would like to call attention to the phenomenon of neolibs. The Democratic Party was Clintonized in the 1990's by our two co-Presidents, but Clintonites represent only one corrupt faction of today's neolib Democrat machine.
(In addition to the neocons and neolibs, there is a third neoplayer on the world scene; the dynamic interplay of these three corrupt groups as they cloak their self-serving corruption in ideological garb is at the root of a great many of the world's problems -- more on that in another post, perhaps. Meanwhile, for a good laugh, read Neocon or not? How to tell if someone is a Neocon.)
We return to Unlike Kerry, Barack Obama Covets George Soros' Support from 2004:
On issues like health care, education, energy and the economy, Obama has articulated defined positions on his campaign website. But on other matters, the candidate hasn't been challenged to say where he stands. Obama's campaign didn't return CNSNews.com's calls.
"He's more of a socialist than he is even a Democrat," said a critic, Cathy Santos, co-founder of the Chicago-based Republican Young Professionals. "A lot of his policies have the government taking care of people. Instead of giving people a leg up, he would rather give them a leg."
Soros initially was attracted to Obama because of his vision on education and health care, Vachon said. But Santos said if Obama got his way, the U.S. health care system would be worse than what Clinton proposed after her husband was elected president. She also said voters should be wary of Obama's "any time, anywhere" stance on abortion.
Worse than what Clinton proposed -- that's saying something!
Illinois Republicans have also grown frustrated with the glowing media coverage Obama has received. Three publications, The New York Times, New Republic and The New Yorker, have all written at length about Obama, who is still only a state senator from the Midwest.
"He's turned into being this darling, but he still hasn't had to talk about the issues," Santos said. "No one really knows where he stands on a lot of these issues. Until we have a Senate candidate, if we have one, no one's going to know how liberal he is until he starts casting votes."
Worse than Hillary Clinton....
From Cracking the Case: An Interview With Sibel Edmonds by Scott Horton, August 22, 2005:
SH: Okay, and you mention when you talk about criminal activity, drug-running, money-laundering, weapons-smuggling...
SE: And these activities overlap. It's not like okay, you have certain criminal entities that are involved in nuclear black market, and then you have certain entities bringing narcotics from the East. You have the same players when you look into these activities at high-levels you come across the same players, they are the same people.
SH: Well, when we're talking about those kind of levels of liquid cash money we probably also have to include major banks too, right?
SE: Financial institutions, yes.
Worse than Hillary Clinton... that's hard to imagine.
From 'The Stakes Are Too High for Us to Stop Fighting Now' An interview with FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds by Christopher Deliso August 15, 2005:
CD: But you can start from anywhere --
SE: That's the beauty of it. You can start from the AIPAC angle. You can start from the Plame case. You can start from my case. They all end up going to the same place, and they revolve around the same nucleus of people. There may be a lot of them, but it is one group. And they are very dangerous for all of us.
Stay tuned for Part 5 of Proxy Fight.