We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The top 2007 giver to 527s is — drum roll, please — George Soros, with $3.5 million in contributions to Democrat-affiliated groups. The rest of the top ten are Rachel Mellon, with $3.48 million to Democratic-affiliated groups, Sheldon Adelson, with $2 million to Republican-affiliated groups, Fred Godley, with $1.1 million to Republican-affiliated groups, Donald Sussman, with $1 million to Democratic-affiliated groups, Stephen Bing, with $883,000 to Democratic-affiliated groups, Robert Bingham, with $812,000 to Democratic-affiliated groups, Lee Fikes, with $600,000 to Democratic-affiliated groups, John R. Hunting, with $593,000 to Democratic-affiliated groups, and Francine Goldstein, with $500,000 to Democratic-affiliated groups. (It should be noted that the two Republicans in the top ten, Adelson and Godley, gave most of their money to Gingrich.) And you should remember that these are 2007 figures — off-year figures — and the contributions will likely go way up in 2008.
Well, so much for McCain-Feingold. The Lefties took advantage of that loophole before the Repubs, didn't they?
What'll really stick in your craw is how much of your tax money such left-wing "foundations" as the Tides Foundation (famously backed by Teresa Heinz Kerry) and Soro's Open Society Foundation grab via flat-out government cash grants.
We're paying people--LOTS of people--to subvert the nation and the Constitution -- always in the name of charity, or planned parenthood, or AIDs programs, or some other such noble fig-leaf front. Yes, charity is a good thing -- but -- use your internet and take a look at what goes on under its banner over there in left field.
The lefties always know the rule book far better than the oppo. Hell, they wrote the damn thing.