Republicans promised in their Pledge To America: “With common-sense exceptions for seniors, veterans, and our troops, we will roll back government spending to pre-stimulus, pre-bailout levels, saving us at least $100 billion in the first year alone and putting us on a path to begin paying down the debt, balancing the budget, and ending the spending spree in Washington that threatens our children’s future.”
Last November, 2010, Americans returned Republicans to power in the House for two main purposes:
1. Repeal and/or defund ObamaCare
2. Drastically reduce spending
It was because of our votes that John Boehner became Speaker of the House.
But Boehner and the GOP didn’t cut $100 billion as promised. In fact, they ended up increasing spending in some areas. And they certainly didn’t push very hard to defund Obamacare.
The American people expect results, not excuses. The TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party movement fought tooth and nail to defeat ObamaCare, even though we knew it was an uphill battle. We expect the Republican leaders in Washington to fight just as hard and to keep their promises!
And we expect it NOW.
Soon, the House will decide whether or not to increase the debt limit. Americans have spoken soundly, and a large majority oppose any increase in a limit that has been increased 10 times in 11 years!
“Liberalism is a mental disease.”
Conservatives joke about it. Psychiatrist Lyle Rossiter and talk radio polemicist Michael Savage both wrote books about it. Now, we have actual proof!
There’s a Congressman in Oregon named David Wu who ran for reélection last November and was reélected — despite the fact that:
His aides and staffers were so troubled by Wu’s mental illness that, 3 days before the election, they staged an intervention, demanding he admit himself into a psychiatric hospital — a demand Wu rejected.
His campaign virtually shut down in the last days before November 2. Wu did not even appear in person but relied on canned appeals on Facebook.
Neither Wu’s campaign staff nor the media told voters about their grave concerns about the Congressman’s psychological state, thereby demonstrating their priorities.
And so a mentally ill man got reélected to a 7th term. Immediately after he won reélection, many members of his senior staff quit but continued the deception by keeping the truth about Wu under wraps.
In blue-state Oregon, Democrats will vote even for a looney-bin so long as he has a (D) after his name — and America be damned. ~Eowyn
Oregon Democrat Rep. David Wu
Rep. David Wu’s staff confronted him over concerns about his mental health By Charles Pope and Janie Har – Oregonlive.com – February 18, 2011
WASHINGTON — Three days before the Nov. 2 election, U.S. Rep. David Wu’s most loyal and senior staffers were so alarmed by his erratic behavior that they demanded he enter a hospital for psychiatric treatment.
Their concern had been spiking for weeks in tandem with the Oregon Democrat’s increasingly unpredictable performance on the campaign trail and in private. He was loud and sometimes angry, some of them told The Oregonian. He said kooky things to staff and — more worrisome with a tough election fast approaching — around potential voters and donors. Most of all, they were worried for Wu, a 55-year-old single father of two children. Earlier and gentler efforts had failed, so the tight-knit group of high-level staff took other steps, including quiet inquiries about the availability of beds in hospitals in Portland and Washington, D.C., multiple sources familiar with the effort told The Oregonian. Several staff members confronted Wu for the final time on Oct. 30. Wu’s psychiatrist was brought into that meeting as well, joining the group at the Portland campaign headquarters by speaker phone. The meeting was held after four consecutive days of troubling behavior that led the staff to agree that Wu needed a higher level of medical care, according to people intimately familiar with the events of that period.
“This is way beyond acceptable levels and the charade needs to end NOW,” wrote Lisa Grove, a senior and long-serving campaign pollster, in an e-mail to colleagues that day. “No enabling by any potential enablers, he needs help and you need to be protected. Nothing else matters right now. Nothing else.” Wu, however, remained defiant, sources said. He left the meeting and said he was going to a movie.
Faced with a stalemate, the campaign essentially shut down at the very time when most other candidates were at their most frenzied. No public announcement was made, but campaign staff withdrew and Wu did not hold another formal campaign event until he emerged on Tuesday night after winning a seventh term.
Last month, The Oregonian reported that at least a half-dozen members of Wu’s staff had resigned after he won re-election in November. That group included his longtime chief of staff and his spokeswoman. In addition, he lost his campaign pollster and his fundraiser.
Wu declined to be interviewed for that story, and he declined to be interviewed for this one, despite multiple attempts by The Oregonian to reach him. He rushed away from a reporter after a speech on the U.S. House floor on Friday. Late Friday his office sent a prepared statement. In it he said that he was “not always at my best with staff or constituents” and that he sought “professional medical care.” “Some of my stress was derived from a very tough campaign, but I was also dealing with raising two children alone and the death of my father. I fully acknowledge that I could have dealt with these difficult circumstances better, and I remain focused on being a good father to my children and a strong representative for the people of Oregon,” the statement said.
This account is based on The Oregonian’s interviews with multiple sources who worked for his congressional office, his campaign, and in some cases, both. Each had detailed knowledge of campaign events and the rippling concern about Wu. The people interviewed are still working in politics in Washington and in Oregon, and talked on the condition that they not be named. Together, they offer a consistent and independent account, backed up by e-mails, that reveals serious and expanding concerns about Wu’s deteriorating condition in the last days before the election.
Beginning of the end
For some staffers, the beginning of the end was Wednesday, Oct. 27, when Wu delivered a belligerent and rambling 19-minute monologue to Washington County Democrats that some in the audience said was inappropriate for the friendly crowd. His behavior left staff members aghast.
That Thursday, on a downtown Portland sidewalk in front of Central Drugs, several staff members pleaded with him to get into their car for a private intervention. Wu refused and took off on foot. His campaign staff could only watch helplessly, afraid what their candidate might say or do. They returned to the campaign office and sent the few remaining people home. He later called in his employees and reprimanded them for blowing things out of proportion and accused the predominantly female staff of being overly emotional, sources told The Oregonian.
On Friday, Oct. 29, Wu attended a fundraiser at which U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was the featured guest. Wu tried to get Sebelius to talk to his children on his cell phone. That evening, he talked his way through security at Portland International Airport in order to meet his young children at the gate, only to solicit votes from passengers as his kids skipped ahead, according to a report filed with Port of Portland police. Later, the duty manager was reprimanded for letting Wu past the security checkpoint.
In the early morning of Saturday, several odd messages written from Wu’s private House of Representatives e-mail address were sent to some staffers, all female, with still others copied on them. One message was written in the name and voice of Wu’s son. “Cut him some slack, man. What he does when he’s wasted is send emails, not harass people he works with.” Yet another was purportedly signed by both children, who are adolescents. It praised the female staffer for sticking by Wu. “My Dad says you’re the best because not even my Mom put up with him for [REDACTED: #] years and you have. We think you’re cool.”
Aides with knowledge of the messages told The Oregonian they were convinced all were written by David Wu. The messages were sent from his BlackBerry around 1:30 a.m. Moreover, the private e-mail address of a member of Congress is closely guarded and it would be highly unusual for another person other than the elected official to have access to the account. Wu also forwarded a cheery photo of himself dressed as a tiger for Halloween. He had both hands — paws — held up to either side of his face. He was grinning broadly.
At that point, staff knew something was terribly wrong with their candidate. That Saturday, Oct. 30, they checked for available hospital beds and consulted with his psychiatrist. Veteran pollster Grove sent staffers the e-mail that signaled the end. She declined to comment for this story but earlier told The Oregonian that she would never work for Wu again.
There was no doubt Wu was having a rough 2010. He had separated from his wife, and he faced a credible opponent — Republican Rob Cornilles — in a difficult year for all Democrats. He told people he had stopped drinking in July.
But staffers and others who encountered Wu say his behavior that fall was not an ordinary response to stress. As the campaign wore on, they said, Wu became unpredictable and sometimes loopy, saying the wrong thing at the wrong time and often not making sense. Nor would he own up to their concerns.
Campaign staffers were seeing an entirely different picture of the campaign than the public. Upbeat Facebook feeds under Wu’s name, written by his communications team, appeared on the campaign’s website. They bore little similarity to real life within the campaign, which by then had split largely into two — Wu and the rest of staff. He made few campaign appearances and near the end of the campaign was even placed under what one campaign official characterized as “house arrest.” A spokesman disputed that, saying Wu went to a football game that Saturday and on other errands and activities through the weekend.
Previous erratic behavior
Wu had shown signs of erratic behavior before.In 2007, he accused the Bush White House of acting like fake Klingons. In 2003, he appeared to go catatonic before a crucial vote on Medicare. Sources reported that over the years Wu would have normal periods, followed by times when he seemed disturbed. Each episode seemed more erratic, they said. But just before the election, they said, was the worst they had seen. As Election Day approached, the prevailing mood, according to one person, “was that the only thing worse than losing the campaign would be winning it.” Voters saw none of the turmoil within the campaign. On Sunday, Oct. 31, Wu’s Facebook page thanked “incredible volunteers” for knocking on doors to get out the vote. On election night, as returns were tallied, Wu’s staff posted a final message on his page. “In a year of hard-fought contests, my race was no exception. I am humbled by the confidence that Oregonians continue to place in me and grateful for all the volunteers, staff, and friends who have stood by my side throughout this campaign. Thank you for your support!” Wu had been elected to a seventh term in Congress.
What we did last November 2 is only a beginning. To really reverse the wrong course the Left had led this country, for decades, will take much hard work and time of which we have little before the devolution becomes irreversible.
We must stay informed, despite the MSM, and watch the political class like a hawk. Remember Thomas Jefferson’s prescient warning in his letter to Edward Carrington, 1787: “If once they [the people] become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves.” ~Eowyn Waning Optimism
By Tom in NC
I used to be pretty much an optimist who could usually see the silver lining in any situation, especially after discussing it with my wife. This government, however, is stripping away my optimism and our freedom as fast as professional car thieves can strip a car.
I have little hope that our country will recover from this all-out socialist assault and as long as there are liberals in the media, the ACLU, the NEA, CAIR, the enviromental wack jobs and the liberal media, things won’t be getting any better. We are at the mercy of an out-of-control government that cares little, if any, about the average hardworking taxpaying citizen of this country. Obama and the Democrats are more than willing to:
Give blanket amnesty to illegals.
Keep the unemployment rate high while consistently extending unemployment benefits, putting even more hardships on an already overburdened taxpayer.
Watch gas prices rise.
Destroy our healthcare system.
Give absolute and unyielding power to the unions.
Sink the dollar.
Grope us at airports under the guise of protecting us.
Bow before our enemies.
Indoctrinate our kids in socialist ideology at every level of education.
Usurp the authority of parents in the raising of our children.
Bend over backwards to accomodate Muslims and anything associated with Islam while at the same time trashing Christians and Christianity.
Astronomically raise our national debt and deficits.
Lie about transparency in government, lie about spending, lie about taxes and conduct the most dishonest scandal ridden administration in the history of our government.
Until we take a stand, not just against these politicians but against all the special interest groups that support them, things will never get any better. We have already seen what is happening in Europe and the citizens there are pretty much powerless because their governments have stripped them of their guns and now, socialism and Sharia rule with an iron fist.
I don’t know what it is going to take before the American people say enough is enough. Do we not see what is happening? Do we not care that our government is ruining our and our children and grandchildren’s future for decades to come? Are we simply not willing to take own destinies in our hands and fight back?
This president and this government care nothing for our opinions, care not when millions of us gather in Washington, D.C. to protest their policies, and care not when we vote overwhelmingly against those policies. We now have control of the House but the liberals still control the Senate and the White House.
I fear that the Republicans are sometimes too willing to compromise instead of fight, and as we all know, we can’t take two more years of liberal policies. Our economy and our infrastructure will essentially collapse under the weight of socialism. It is only a matter of time before our country becomes a police state; it has already started in our airports with invasive searches and in our healthcare with bureaucrats making life and death decisions for us. Soon the FCC will control the Internet in direct violation of the first amendment to the Constitution.
But they won’t stop there, you can bet on that. Liberals won’t stop until our freedoms are history unless WEstop them. It’s time to take the bull by the balls and show these pompous bastards who’s the boss in this country. It’s WE THE PEOPLE, not you the government, who run this country. WE pay your bloated salaries, WE produce the goods and services that keep this country running, WE are the entrepreneurs who take the risks and do the hiring in the private sector.
Do you really want to take us on? We can make you and we can also break you. You might want to keep that in mind the next time you try to ram some more of your BS legislation down our throats. Deep down inside, we Americans still have the pioneering, patritiotic fighting spirit of our forefathers. The last thing you bureaucrats will want to do is bring it to the surface!
On November 2, 2010, voters elected 13 new GOP senators, many of whom are the citizen legislators envisioned and intended by our Founding Fathers, having never held elective office before. This new crop of senators are already making their presence felt, even before they are sworn into office next January.
Emboldened by the new freshman class, Senate Republicans are standing up to their supposed leader, Mitch McConnell, insisting that he reverse his previous stance and endorse an end to earmarks or pork — and McConnell conceded. Now, Republicans in both the Senate and the House are united against earmarks. Way to go, GOP!
H/t beloved fellow Tina! ~Eowyn Top GOP Senator Flips on Proposal to Ban Earmarks
NewsMax.com – November 15, 2010
In a major victory for tea party activists, the top Republican in the Senate reversed course on Monday and endorsed a moratorium on pork-barrel projects known as earmarks.
Earmarking is the longtime Washington practice in which lawmakers insert money for home-state projects like road and bridge work into spending bills.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said he’s heeding the message that voters sent in midterm elections that swept Democrats from power in the House. He says he can’t accuse Democrats of failing to ignore the wishes of the American people and then be guilty of the same thing. McConnell’s move heads off a battle with conservative Republican senators who had signaled they would force a vote Tuesday on banning the practice. House GOP leaders have already endorsed a ban on earmarking.
“Nearly every day that the Senate’s been in session for the past two years, I have come down to this spot and said that Democrats are ignoring the wishes of the American people,” McConnell said in a surprise announcement in a Senate floor speech. “When it comes to earmarks, I won’t be guilty of the same thing.” McConnell, a 26-year veteran of the Senate and longtime member of the Appropriations Committee, had been a strong defender of earmarking, even in a recent speech and a Sunday morning talk show appearance. Then, he had argued that earmarks shift too much power to President Barack Obama and wouldn’t save taxpayers any money.
“I know the good that has come from the projects I have helped support throughout my state. I don’t apologize for them,” McConnell said. “But there is simply no doubt that the abuse of this practice has caused Americans to view it as a symbol of the waste and the out-of-control spending that every Republican in Washington is determined to fight.”
Just hours before McConnell spoke, Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., promoted the ban in remarks to tea party activists at a Capitol rally. “Tomorrow, the Republicans in the Senate are going to start answering that question: Have we learned our lesson? Are we going to go a different way?” DeMint said. “If the Senate Republicans fail to pass a ban on earmarks tomorrow, obviously they have not gotten the message.”
The election to the Senate in Alaska is still unsettled because some 80,000 write-in ballots and 31,000 absentee ballots, many of which are military votes, are still to be counted. It’s a neck-to-neck race between Republican nominee Joe Miller and sore loser RINO Lisa Murkowski who had lost the GOP primary but insisted on staying in the race as a spoiler write-in candidate.
Now, there is video evidence, aired by FoxNews’ Huckabee, of a federal government contractor at an Alaskan airbase openly urging his employees to write in Murkowski’s name in order to protect funding for their jobs. The contractor even provided cards for the employees to take with them to the polls.
What this government contractor did is against the law. Federal law prohibits electioneering.
Furthermore, the Miller campaign discovered that Demonrat VP Joe Biden is a good friend of ostensibly Republican Lisa Murkowski. In an interview with the Associated Press, Murkowski bragged that Biden had called and congratualted her. In other words, she is not a true Republican, even less a Conservative. Murkowski instead is a member of the bi-partisan self-designated Political Ruling Class who care about their own interests but have only disdain for We, the “little” People.
Elitist spoiler Lisa Murkowski
Murkowski is a reminder of Thomas Jefferson’s warning to us down the ages: “If once they [the people] become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves.” -Thomas Jefferson, letter to Edward Carrington, 1787.
Murkowski has friends in high places in DC and Alaska. Her father, Frank Murkowki, was the state’s Senator for 20 years (1982-2002) and its Governor from 2002 to 2006. Lisa’s tentacles evidently extend into Alaska state government because last Friday, the Division of Elections began validating absentee ballots without notifying the Miller campaign. This directly conflicts with the state’s Election Observers’ Handbook that states the Division of Elections must “notify” the campaign “24 hours in advance of the time of ballot review….”
Not only did the Division of Elections not give a 24-hour advance notice, it never even notified Joe Miller, who learned about this from an Alaska Republican Party official on Friday morning after the validation process had already begun. Given that, there is every reason for Joe Miller to wonder about the integrity of the voting and vote-counting process in Alaska.
Joe Miller is appealing to us to help him ensure a fair vote count in Alaska. Please click here to donate!
H/t beloved fellows Tina, FS, and my friend Bob W. ~Eowyn
As conservative patriots, we rightly are gratified by the 11-2 electoral tsunami of last Tuesday which swept so many Demorats from the House, Senate, state governorships, and state legislatures.
But we all know that the rot is not just confined to the political realm but goes much deeper, as beloved fellow Joseph Fasciani reminds us in his op-ed below. November 2nd was merely the opening skirmish of what will be a long, arduous, and hard-fought battle to take back America — a battle that must begin within each one of us. ~Eowyn Needed: Americans’ Rediscovery of Our Moral Compass
by Joseph E. Fasciani
As a strict Constitutionalist and avid reader of history, I appreciate the historical snippets that are posted on the Fellowship of the Minds, such as November 2’s “Quote for Election Day” of the quote by John Adams. They are much-needed reminders of what we’ve forgotten, but at such a grave loss!
The founders of our nation were extremely well-versed in history’s moral lessons, and having learned from them, fashioned documents that would form the basis not just for a new nation. For, though unintended and likely unforeseen by the Founders, the new America became and continues to be a beacon for a new world civilization as well.
It is we who have failed them, and never the reverse order, as those who demand a fictive “political correctness” would insist. It behooves us to reflect deeply on the terribly flawed, likely fatal, damage we have created. Would that a simple change of political representatives last Tuesday could correct that!
As an American now living in Canada, I have a perspective that is more continental in scope than perhaps that of my countrymen. The United States and Canada both need to re-examine the basis of their polity and nationhood. We need to admit and accept that, although many of us are not their direct biological progeny, we nevertheless are — by our volition — the ideational and cultural inheritors of “white” Europeans, classically educated people who viewed our potential futures in a very long historical time-line, one which we forget at our peril.
As for myself, I would make the reading and, dare I hope, the understanding of Dr. Richard Weaver’s masterpiece, Ideas Have Consequences, required of every high school student before graduating. The most eloquent writer of the Southern Agrarian Conservative movement, he best states our moral and ethical dilemmas, and the ways out of them, in my opinion. Of course, I would be opposed by every stripe of liberal/progressive/nativist parent….
Dr. Weaver’s Ideas Have Consequences has NEVER gone out of print since it was first published in 1947. You can download the Introduction and first two chapters HERE. As Weaver reminds us in the closing paragraphs of the second chapter:
“The mere notion of infinite progress is destructive. If the goal recedes forever, one point is no nearer it than the last. All that we can do is compare meaninglessly yesterday, to-day, and tomorrow. Aristotle noted that the concept of infinity makes impossible the idea of the good. If a series of things is hierarchically ordered, it is conditioned from top to bottom and so cannot be infinite. If it is infinite, it cannot be conditioned from top to bottom, and there is no higher and lower.
Now such a look at the nature of things is imperative, for our conception of metaphysical reality finally governs our conception of everything else, and, if we feel that creation does not express purpose, it is impossible to find an authorization for purpose in our lives. Indeed, the assertion of purpose in a world we felt to be purposeless would be a form of sentimentality.”
Until we regain our moral and ethical compass, elections do nothing more than shift the executives at a board meeting of the directors of the SS Titanic. It is this unspoken, yet keenly felt dereliction of political duty, that “we, the People” most painfully feel and long for a resolution ere we commit national and civilizational suicide.
But that moral resolve must come from within, not from without, as it is that outlook which brought us to our present state.
What took place last Tuesday on November 2 was a Conservative electoral tsunami, the beginning of our taking back our country from the Left’s decades-long “transformation” hi-jacking of America. Little publicized and little known are two very strange but interesting state initiatives: The Denver ET vote and the Cambridge NWO vote.
The Greys are the most often reported ETs purportedly seen by abductees. Christians and some UFologists believe they are actually demons in the guise of ETs.
“Shall the voters for the City and County of Denver adopt an Initiated Ordinance to require the creation of an extraterrestrial affairs commission to help ensure the health, safety, and cultural awareness of Denver residents and visitors in relation to potential encounters or interactions with extraterrestrial intelligent beings or their vehicles, and fund such commission from grants, gifts and donations?”
The proposed ordinance includes a declaration of findings, purposes of the commission, appointing the members, and powers and duties of the commission. The commission would be funded by grants, gifts and donations and would not require any funding from the Denver city budget.
Had it passed, the Denver mayor would have to select seven volunteers for a commission to meet twice a year and gather the most compelling evidence regarding the existence of extraterrestrials and UFOs and put it on the city’s website. In addition, the initiative’s author, Jeff Peckman, said the commission would have been a place where citizens could report sightings and where the risks and benefits of assess the risks and benefits of dealing with the E.T.s. could be assessed.
Initiative 300 was voted down by a whopping 84% majority (84 to 16) of Denver voters.
Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote to amend the state constitution to allow Massachusetts voters, through a law enacted by initiative petition, to vote to delegate their powers concerning international affairs to a democratically elected legislative body of a global federal union of democratic nations?
Although the measure was rejected (57% or 1,960 “No” votes vs. 43% or 1,480 “Yes” votes), although it is still disconcerting that as many as 1,480 American citizens are prepared to cede their sovereign rights as Americans to a supposedly-democratically-elected global government!
H/t UrbanSurvival. ~Eowyn
One of the issues California voters are asked to vote on this Tuesday is Proposition 19, which would legalize the production and possession of “small” amounts of marijuana (aka cannabis).
California already legalizes the “medical” use of marijuana since November 1996 — a practice that is widely abused. According to the federal government (DEA), “there is no state regulation or standard of the cultivation and/or distribution medical marijuana. California leaves the establishment of any guidelines to local jurisdictions, which can widely vary. Local and state law enforcement counterparts cannot distinguish between illegal marijuana grows and grows that qualify as medical exemptions. Many self-designated medical marijuana growers are, in fact, growing marijuana for illegal, ‘recreational’ use.”
Now California seeks to legalize marijuana altogether. And the evil George Soros, international financial speculator profiteer and sugar daddy to Obama and the Left,has poured $1 million into Prop. 19. Contrary to the pro-cannabis myth, marijuana is not harmless but has serious medical effects.Daily smokers of marijuana have a 5.7 times higher risk of lung cancer than non-users. Cannabis use is also correlated with the development of anxiety, depression, and psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia. The legalization of addictive mind-altering drugs is part of the “break down of cultural standards of morality,” which is one of the 45 Communist Goals for America.
H/t beloved fellows Tina, Steve, and my friend Sol. ~Eowyn Time to declare war on the sugar daddy from hell and force behind Obama regime
By Jeffrey T. Kuhner – World Tribune – October 29, 2010
George Soros is back. The leftist billionaire wrote a column this week calling for the legalization of marijuana. In the Wall Street Journal’s op-ed pages, Mr. Soros supports California’s Proposition 19, the ballot initiative that would legalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana and its domestic cultivation. Proposition 19 is a major step toward Mr. Soros’ ultimate goal: the legalization of almost all hard drugs — including cocaine and heroin. This is a cause Mr. Soros has pushed — and bankrolled — for decades. It would take America closer to his vision of a European-style permissive social democracy. The prevalence of drugs threatens the very fabric of our society, destroying the lives (and brains) of millions of Americans. It also fosters child abuse, domestic violence, crime, illegitimacy, AIDS and social breakdown. It is a public scourge whose use should not be encouraged or legally sanctioned, but eradicated. The fact that legalization would result in more drug-induced deaths and higher addiction rates, especially among children and teenagers, means nothing to Mr. Soros. He champions the culture of death. Abortion, atheism, pornography, gay marriage, euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide — these are the issues central to Mr. Soros’ progressive agenda. Media elites pay little attention to Mr. Soros and his nefarious activities because they share his political philosophy. Hence, they refuse to shine a spotlight on his secretive, rapacious and immoral behavior. They are complicit in covering up his shady, manipulative and destructive business dealings and his extreme neo-Marxist views. Mr. Soros is the sugar daddy of the Democratic Party and the modern left. His net worth is more than $7 billion. He is one of the richest and most influential men in the world. Almost every major liberal organization, think tank or media outlet has been the beneficiary of Mr. Soros’ largesse. The Nation magazine, Mother Jones, Media Matters, MoveOn.org, NPR and the Center for American Progress — all together they have received tens of millions of dollars from the financier. They serve as front groups and propaganda vehicles to promote Mr. Soros’ brand of transnational socialism. He has poured hundreds of millions into the former communist bloc. The former Soviet empire has thus become the Soros empire. Mr. Soros has worked behind the scenes to destabilize and influence governments such as Croatia, Slovakia, Serbia, Georgia, Kosovo and Ukraine. In the process, he has plundered countries’ natural resources.
Mr. Soros is a liberal imperialist who seeks to erect one-world government. He is a rabid anti-capitalist. He favors high taxes, lavish public spending, welfare statism, massive redistribution of wealth to the poor and a tightly controlled international regulatory financial system. He despises nationalism and the West’s Judeo-Christian heritage. His aim is to usher in a new global order — one based on scientific materialism and progressive social engineering. He champions amnesty for illegal immigrants and erasing our borders with Mexico and Canada. In his view, religion, nation-states and the family are repressive, antiquated institutions that must be abolished. He is the enemy of democracy and America.
During the presidency of George W. Bush, Mr. Soros called for “regime change.” He spent nearly $25 million hoping to defeat Mr. Bush in 2004. He failed — barely. The billionaire is fostering greater financial chaos to devalue our currency. Mr. Soros is betting against the U.S. dollar, attempting to undermine its value on the global markets. Destroy the dollar, and America’s economic might goes with it. Mr. Soros wants to repeat his legendary 1992 assault on Britain’s pound sterling, in which he nearly bankrupted London’s central bank and caused an economic crisis — forcing English taxpayers to pick up the costly tab. Mr. Soros made out like a bandit, pocketing about $1 billion from his currency-manipulation scheme.
He is a shrewd student of history. Like Leon Trotsky, one of the founders of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, Mr. Soros believes in fomenting permanent crisis in the service of permanent revolution. A protracted economic crisis will decimate the middle class — and bring with it the acceptance of unprecedented government intervention. This is what he hoped would happen over the past several years.
Mr. Soros is a hypocrite. He claims to want higher taxes on the wealthy and stricter corporate regulations. But his investment fund is registered in the Netherlands Antilles, enabling him to dodge income and dividend taxes to Uncle Sam. His investments and money are sheltered in offshore accounts — away from the clutches of the Internal Revenue Service or the watchful eye of the Securities and Exchange Commission. In 2002, he was convicted in France of insider trading. He has financial interests tied to Latin American drug cartels. For example, he reportedly has a major stake in Banco de Colombia, a bank known to be laundering money for drug kingpins. In short, he thinks the rules do not apply to him. Mr. Soros is ultimately an amoral megalomaniac who is detached from reality. He refers to himself as “the pope’s boss.” He has admitted to having messianic impulses. “I fancied myself as some kind of god,” he once said. He went on to emphasize that “truth be known, I carried some rather potent messianic fantasies with me from childhood, which I felt I had to control, otherwise they might get me in trouble.” Yet Mr. Soros claims he has learned to deal with them — by embracing his world historical destiny. “It is a sort of disease when you consider yourself some kind of god, the creator of everything, but I feel comfortable about it now since I began to live it out.”
The fact that Mr. Soros is the power behind the Obama regime reveals its moral and intellectual bankruptcy — and the depths to which liberalism has fallen. Rather than being a hero and benefactor, he should be an embarrassment to liberals everywhere. Moreover, he poses a clear and present danger to the republic and its founding values. If Republicans regain control of Congress, they should launch an investigation into Mr. Soros’ nefarious political activities and shady financial dealings. He has declared war on conservatives; it is time we declare war on him.