The Soros Web and the Spiders Within

October 11, 2010 04:31

George Soros: Obama’s pal and donor, and a man who wielded his power over his 527 groups to help power Obama to the Oval Office.

By Ed Lasky at American Thinker


Barack Obama’s latest straw-man style of attack is focused on the United States Chamber of Commerce. Obama’s latest claim is that the ads run by the Chamber are funded by foreign sources.

Who is helping perpetuating this claim — for which there is no evidence? George Soros: Obama’s pal and donor, and a man who wielded his power over his 527 groups to help power Obama to the Oval Office.
The New York Times charts the path of the “foreign money” charge:

The issue of the chamber’s funding first gained notice this week when ThinkProgress, a blog affiliated with the Center for American Progress, an influential liberal advocacy group, posted a lengthy piece with the headline “Exclusive: Foreign-Funded ‘U.S.’ Chamber of Commerce Running Partisan Attack Ads.”
The piece detailed the chamber’s overseas memberships, but it provided no evidence that the money generated overseas had been used in United States campaigns. Still, liberal groups like pounced on the allegations, resulting in protests at the chamber’s offices, a demand for a federal investigation by Senator Al Franken, Democrat of Minnesota, and ultimately the remarks by Mr. Obama himself.
White House officials acknowledged Friday that they had no specific evidence to indicate that the chamber had used money from foreign entities to finance political attack ads.

Think Progress is a branch of the Center for American Progress, the think-tank founded and funded to a great extent by George Soros and his political allies, Herb and Marion Sandler. The Center has been described by Bloomberg News as the “Soros-Funded Democratic Idea Factory.”

The next step in the proliferation of the man-made virus was to get to spread the canard that the Chamber was using foreign money to fund political campaigns in America. is the jewel in the crown of Soros-funded 527 groups (Soros is the single largest funder of such groups).

Al Franken was the beneficiary of George Soros when he ran his campaign against the incumbent Republican Senator Norm Coleman. Franken owes a great deal to Soros, who was the donor to a range of 527 groups based in Minnesota which ginned up false and specious charges against Coleman — a story that I covered in “The Soros Connection in the Minnesota Senate Race Vote Count.”

Soros wanted Coleman — probably the sharpest monitor and critic of the United Nations — out of the Senate. Coleman was focused like a laser beam when exposing fraud (especially the Oil for Food Scandal) and other problems at the United Nations (see “Why Soros Wants Norm Coleman Out of the Senate“). Soros was a donor to Franken, and he also helped cover the expenses of the legal campaign waged by Franken to take the seat by, among other steps, hosting a big fundraising party at his fancy digs in Manhattan.

The election of Franken was fraught with problems but  nevertheless was made official by Minnesota’s Secretary of State, Mark Ritchie. Ritchie was elected with the help of the Secretary of States Project — an undertaking of a group called the Democracy Alliance. This is a group of billionaires led by George Soros and Democratic activists and operatives (including Anna Burger, a highly placed official of the Service Employees International Union) that has undertaken to change the political landscape of America and is using a bulldozer to do so.

George Soros and Barack Obama have a long history together. Soros was an early and ardent supporter of Senator Barack Obama — even finding a loophole in campaign finance laws that allowed him and Soros family members to escape the limits that normally apply in terms of donor giving. They flooded Obama with money, a topic I covered in an article I wrote for American Thinker back in early 2007 (“Soros, Obama and the Millionaires Exception“).


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