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.
We all expect hardball and ugly politics when large amounts of power are in play, but there are tactics and methods which go beyond hardball. But the Dem attack machine, funded by Soros organizations, appears to have no conscience whatsoever - which is why I am so offended by it all. You can't really blame it all on Soros - they are working hand-in-hand. It's a war for them.
If everyone is going to get a bit ad hominem here, let's be reminded that Soros was a Nazi collaborator, despite being Jewish. OK, he was young, but it might say something about how he operates: he admits "that's when my character was formed."
When someone at MoveOn claimed to "own the Democratic Party," they weren't kidding. The Dems jump when Soros says jump. Tammy:
The purely fascist tactic of ritual defamation, condemning dissent, and attempts to silence voices that do not pledge allegiance to the Left, has now consumed local and federal Democrat lawmakers.
In one of the most remarkable and shameless displays of Thought Police tactics, Democrats now carry the water for the Soros Gestapos which exist to squelch public discussion of which they do not approve or does not confirm to their nihilistic leftist agenda.
Make no mistake--this is one of many volleys launched in an effort to revive the necessary and ultimate leftist grab for power--a return of the so-called Fairness Doctrine, which would kill the freedom of market and listener driven talk radio.
I don't know whether it's about the Fairness Doctrine or about shutting up opinion preparatory to the election, but I do think it is all about intimidation. After all, they already have Imus' head as a prize - and as a warning. Read Tammy's whole rant.
Soros and the handful of other billionaires who work with him to remake this country to their liking obviously have some very smart people working for them. Think of what's going on now as preparing the battlespace for the general campaign. Destroy or weaken the credibility of their conservative critics with the independent voter and the way is smoothed for a Democratic win.
The cynic in me believes what is going on is that Soros, et al, are spending a little money now to save a lot more money later. By manipulating public debate into bland non partisan meandering, they have to spend less on attack ads, printing protest signs, and bribes, err donations.
Don't worry about Soros.
Worry about the roughly 3 billion Scaife has dumped into "think tanks" from the right that Fair.org shows are quoted 4 or more times as often as 'liberal' academics on any political subject, and NEVER forget the DeVos and Coors contributions to the Nazificaion of America.