George Soros is donating millions of dollars to far-left organizations like MoveOn.org in order to defeat George W. Bush in 2004. Stephen Green notices that this shows how campaign finance reform is a joke.
Soros’ on comments on this issue show that he’s gone off the deep end:
Soros believes that a “supremacist ideology” guides this White House. He hears echoes in its rhetoric of his childhood in occupied Hungary. “When I hear Bush say, ‘You’re either with us or against us,’ it reminds me of the Germans.” It conjures up memories, he said, of Nazi slogans on the walls, Der Feind Hort mit (“The enemy is listening”). “My experiences under Nazi and Soviet rule have sensitized me,” he said in a soft Hungarian accent.
Now I respect Mr. Soros for the work he’s done on bringing democracy to Eastern Europe. However this comment is simply idiotic. There is no rational comparison between today’s America and Nazi Germany. Last time I check Hitler wouldn’t appear in a synogogue telling people that Jews weren’t the enemy as Bush did after September 11. Last time I checked it was Saddam Hussein and not George W. Bush putting people into mass graves. For all this talk about political repression in this country liberals seems to have no problem getting on talk shows and selling books across the country. If Mr. Soros would sit down with those dreaded “neoconservatives” like Paul Wolfowitz he’d find that they share his opinion that democracy is critical to international peace. The only supremisicist ideology being displayed are his – that his political views are more important than those of the American people.
The 2004 election will be one of the dirtiest in American political history. In fact, I’m guessing that we will see an ad directly comparing Bush to Hitler before Election Day. Radical left-wing groups have a hatred of Bush that will be splashed all over the press.
I am also willing to make another prediction – Bush hatred will hand swing voters to the Republican party. There will be a massive backlash against this kind of rabid partisanship as the George Soros radical wing of the Democratic Party takes the helm of the party. If believing that military action against Saddam Hussein is “extreme” than the majority of Americans are extremists. If believing that the United States should work towards spreading democracy is “extreme” than the majority of American are extremists. If believing that Osama bin Laden should not be treated with less scrutiny than Tony Soprano is “extreme” that nearly two thirds of the American populace are “extremists.” At some point playing the “extremist” card becomes patently ridiculous when the people making the charges represent a view that is held by only a minority of the American people.
Mr. Soros would be better off taking that $15.5 million and putting it into dollar bills then setting it aflame. Better yet, there are millions of people in Iraq and Afghanistan who could use schools and education in democracy. Even better, there are millions in Africa who don’t have access to potable water. There are a practically infinite number of causes that Soros could support – it’s sad that someone who has done so much would put his own petty partisanship above common sense and the public good.