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(The Hill)   The big Democratic donors, including George Soros, are still sitting on their wallets   (thehill.com) divider line 13
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2006-09-07 10:59:28 AM  
...this get greenlit, with no comments and few views? Jesus fark, what has Fark become?

/Oh, and boobies.
 
2006-09-07 11:01:57 AM  
My guess is the wing-nuts are too happily complacent to work up enough pique to post something snarky here. Why? Because they have ABC doing everything they want and more.

Just a theory.
 
2006-09-07 11:06:08 AM  
Soros runs the Democratic controlled Shadow Government from the liberal-cave located ina remot Swiss mountain fortress.

He's about the only thing that can distract O'Reilly from jacking it to Jenna Jamesen videos.

Not that there's anything wrong with jacking it to her videos, just think of O'Reilly doing it.
 
2006-09-07 11:13:02 AM  
Bloody William:
"...this get greenlit, with no comments and few views?"

It's also an insanely bad article. Rahm Emmanuel is complaining about donors to the Democratic Party and to Democratic candidates; Soros et. al. donated primarily to the 527s. While they tended to support Democratic candidates (OK, non-Bush candidates), they aren't affiliated with the Democrats.

Further, the guy who put up $23 MM (or so, I question that number too) is Peter Lewis of Progressive Insurance, not Paul Lewis, who as far as I can tell did not cofound Microsoft.
 
2006-09-07 11:13:21 AM  
Soros runs the Democratic controlled Shadow Government from the liberal-cave located ina remot Swiss mountain fortress.

hey, you forgot to mention the Nazis. don't forget the Nazis
 
2006-09-07 11:21:03 AM  
IMHO:

Lots of very powerful democrats bet a ton of money on a losing horse just a couple years back.

The DNC needs to produce some winners to convince even the faithful to put money behind them again.
 
2006-09-07 11:22:47 AM  
revskippy: Lots of very powerful democrats bet a ton of money on a losing horse just a couple years back.

Why the long face?
 
2006-09-07 11:26:56 AM  
TFA: "There was a lot of questioning about where money went and was it spent properly," said Andy Spahn, an advisor to Hollywood donors. "In some part that led to disillusionment and cynicism about 527s."

I haven't heard much about this, really, not being snarky. Then again, I'm not a Democrat nor a rabid Rupublican.
 
2006-09-07 11:29:11 AM  
Ummm, from the Farking Article:

"Soros has given less than $2 million, Lewis a paltry $1.1 million, and the others even less."

So, "Soros sitting on his wallet" equals "Gave two million dollars this election cycle". Okayyyy...

Now, granted, it's much less than what he gave in 2004, but this isn't a presidential year.
 
2006-09-07 11:32:31 AM  
2006-09-07 11:26:56 AM chaddsfarkprefect

No, conventional wisdom is that ACT was fairly ineffective, mainly due to restrictions on it coordinating with the canidates, so you would have the same work done twice (IE, ACT people would cover an area to get out the vote, and then Kerry people would cover the same area, since the ACT people couldn't, under the law, talk to the Kerry people).

527s are most effective when they air attack ads against a canidate, a la Swift Boat Veterans for Truth against Kerry.
 
2006-09-07 11:50:19 AM  
Geotpf: 527s are most effective when they air attack ads against a canidate, a la Swift Boat Veterans for Truth against Kerry.

Top 20 527 groups, 2004 election cycle

Some of these listings identify a parent organization that has created a 527 group but that also engages in many nonpolitical activities. Democratic/liberal leaning groups are highlighted in blue, Republican/conservative leaning groups are highlighted in red.
Rank Name 2004 Fundraising 2004 Expenditures
1 America Coming Together $78,652,163 $76,270,931
2 Joint Victory Campaign 2004* $71,809,666 $72,347,983
3 Media Fund $59,394,183 $54,429,053

4 Progress for America $44,929,174 $35,437,204
5 Service Employees International Union $42,609,668 $43,979,395
6 American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees $24,998,802 $25,465,222

7 Swift Boat Veterans for Truth $16,818,390 $22,424,420
8 Club for Growth $13,383,974 $16,575,435

9 MoveOn.org $12,517,365 $21,205,288
10 New Democratic Network $12,221,608 $12,194,451
11 Citizens for a Strong Senate $12,848,730 $10,143,121
12 Sierra Club $8,727,127 $6,147,176
13 EMILY's List $7,684,046 $7,938,328
14 Voices for Working Families $7,466,056 $6,809,102

15 College Republican National Committee $6,372,843 $8,207,393
16 AFL-CIO $6,322,226 $6,380,028
17 League of Conservation Voters $6,049,500 $4,947,072

18 Club for Growth $4,115,037 $3,927,530
19 Democratic Victory $3,824,969 $2,603,654
20 Laborers Union $3,294,410 $3,274,785
 
2006-09-07 11:50:30 AM  
Geotpf
527s are most effective when they air attack ads against a canidate, a la Swift Boat Veterans for Truth against Kerry.

That is my impression. Maybe such not-so-effective, hyper-negative ads will disappear in my lifetime.

/What's that noise? It seems a monkey flew out of my butt.
 
2006-09-07 01:25:16 PM  
George Soros, like every other democrat, knows they have the house and senate locked up, why waste money and effort on actually campaigning.

500 eggs = 500 chickens.

/obvious

//cheer GOP majorities
 
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