Soros

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  1. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  2. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    boogeyman is offensive to me. It should be boogey person.
     
  3. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    Frankly, I don't give a damn what is offensive to you. And I know you were saying that just to be flippant.
     
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  4. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    Ya think? Soros as the devil is interesting to follow. Who's the comp on the right? Hitler?

    P.S. That last part was tongue and cheek.
     
  5. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez Beer Prophet

    I'm having a very hard time coming up with a plausible non-sleazy reason for contributing $900K to an out of state DA's race.
     
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  6. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    I was shocked that Soros' $958,000 worth of contributions to Joe Gonzales actually made the front page of the San Antonio Express-News today. They're very a liberal pro-democrat paper.

    I can't imagine why Soros would donate that kind of money to a South Texas D.A. Gonzales describes himself as a "progressive democrat", but still, I can't imagine what impact Soros thinks he can have on the globalization of Texas. S.A. already has a police chief that just released (to Catholic charities) a truck full of illegals to go about their merry way, no questions asked.
     
  7. I35

    I35 5,000+ Posts

    Call him the boogeyman if you want, but Dems colluding with him has done more damage to our great nation than those few trolls did toward the Dems and GOP from Russia on FB could every do. A fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a fraction.......
     
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  8. ProdigalHorn

    ProdigalHorn 10,000+ Posts

    From what I can tell, Hitler isn't doing a whole lot in terms of trying to influence elections or fund politicians at the moment.
     
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  9. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    Soros is an American citizen. Citizens United validates his free speech to put it wherever he wants. Correct?
     
  10. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez Beer Prophet

    It does, and he could have done this before Citizens United as well. However, that doesn't mean people aren't allowed to ask why he's doing it and infer nefarious reasons from it.
     
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  11. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez Beer Prophet

    There's no way to know for sure, but I just don't see much reason to do it. Why this candidate in this race? You don't see billionaires in Texas donating almost a million dollars to Cook County (Chicago) DA candidates, and if that happened, I'd be suspicious. Perhaps the incumbent is considering prosecuting someone who is favored by Soros or has business dealings with Soros. Obviously, I'm speculating on that, but it's about the only reason I can imagine why he'd do it.
     
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  12. ProdigalHorn

    ProdigalHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Yeah I was trying to figure out what part of Citizens United made it wrong to look into who was contributing to campaigns and why. But as we all know, we are in an age where to disagree with a liberal politician causes them to take to Twitter typing "I WILL NOT BE SILENCED." So I guess asking questions or opposing someone politically is considered a violation of free speech.
     
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  13. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez Beer Prophet

    Yep. It's probably the most cliched and superficial straw man argument that people make. I guess it's better than being told that you have blood on your hands if you support the Second Amendment.
     
  14. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    For the record, Soros' candidate, Joe Gonzales, ousted incumbent Democrat Nico La Hood in Bexar County DA race. La Hood blamed Soros' $1 million contribution to Gonzales and says he won't support Gonzales in the election. Gonzales, in typical Leftist fashion, kept calling La Hood, who is white, a racist and bigot throughout the race and even made fun of La Hood's autistic child.
     
  15. ProdigalHorn

    ProdigalHorn 10,000+ Posts

    That may be where Soros simply doesn't understand Texas. Democrats in Texas do well when they are civil and don't wallow in too much identity politics. Those people appeal to progressives, but regardless of whether you think Texas is becoming less conservative, I don't think you can say it's becoming more progressive (except in Austin.)
     
  16. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    The secret to getting Soros to withdraw is at hand

    "George Soros's Far-Left Open Society Foundations to Pull Out of Turkey After Government Accuses Soros Of Trying To Destroy Nations "

    We just need to get everyone to accuse him of "destroying nations." Which seems a fair accusation.

    George Soros's Open Society Foundations to pull out of Turkey
     
  17. Monahorns

    Monahorns 5,000+ Posts

    That can't possibly work. Just say "hey quit destroying nations dude." That is all it ever took? Sounds sketchy.
     
  18. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

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  19. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Believe it or not Soros has teamed with the Koch Brother to pump a bunch of money into the Washington DC "think-tank" brigade. If you dont already know, these folks are pretty thick in DC

    And here is a libertarian take down of those efforts, if interested ....

    The Koch-Soros Quincy Project: A Train Wreck of Neocon and 'Humanitarian' Interventionists
    Those hoping the non-interventionist cause would be given some real muscle if a couple of oligarchs who’ve made fortunes from global interventionism team up and pump millions into Washington think tanks will be sorely disappointed by the train wreck that is the Koch/Soros alliance.

    The result thus far has not been a tectonic shift in favor of a new direction, with new faces and new ideas, but rather an opportunity for these same old Washington think tanks, now flush with even more money, to re-brand their pet interventionisms as “restraint.”
    * * * *
    To begin with, the whole premise is deeply flawed. George Soros is no “left-winger” and Koch is no “right-winger.” It’s false marketing, like the claim that drinking Diet Coke will make you skinny. Both are globalist oligarchs who continue to invest hundreds of millions of dollars to create the kind of world where the elites govern with no accountability except to themselves, and “the interagency,” rather than an elected President of the US, makes US foreign policy.

    As libertarian intellectual Tom Woods once famously quipped, “No matter whom you vote for, you always wind up getting John McCain.” That is exactly the world Koch and Soros want. It’s a world of Davos with fangs, not Mainstreet, USA...."

    The Koch-Soros Peace Fraud - LewRockwell LewRockwell.com
     
  20. Monahorns

    Monahorns 5,000+ Posts

    Disappointed to hear that about Koch. They have done some good things, but they aren't the Conservative bogey men the Left describes them as. Teaming up with Soros is a clear indication they are trying to get accepted into the ruling class world.

    Meanwhile Soros is giving money to at least one leader in the Southern Baptist Convention. He convinced them to accept Critical Theory and Critical Race Theory as doctrines to consider when making SBC policy and for pastors to think through in their sermon prep.
     
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  21. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez Beer Prophet

    Koch was viewed as a boogeyman because they bankrolled a lot of Tea Party and Tea Party-like groups. It didn't help that they were in the oil and gas business, but their activism is what really pissed off the Left. However, you're right. They were never hardline conservatives. They were globalist libertarians - for low taxes and deregulation but also for open borders and not big fans of cultural and social issues.
     
  22. Monahorns

    Monahorns 5,000+ Posts

    Globalist Libertarians. Yes. Working with Soros makes me think they are Left Libertarians which is basically Communists. Left Libertarians consider themselves anarcho-communists. The Koch's seem too capitalistic for that, but now I am not as sure.
     
  23. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  24. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    Shocked I am:lmao:
     
  25. 4th_floor

    4th_floor Dude, where's my laptop?

    Sources?
     
  26. 4th_floor

    4th_floor Dude, where's my laptop?

    How about boogey dirt burglar? Genderless, but evil.
     
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  27. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    His real name is Keyser Soze
     
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  28. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

     
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  29. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    Guessing Soros dark money is even more.
     
  30. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez Beer Prophet

    That's a ridiculous amount of money for one guy in one election cycle. I don't really understand Soros's angle. It can't just be ideological leftism. He's gotta be making money on this, and of course, our media has no curiosity in finding out why he's giving so much.
     
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