“The Republicans lost because they were too conservative.” “No, not conservative enough.” “They lost because they disappointed the religious right.” “No, because they are too tied to the religious right.”
Many of us feel the loss was due to what I call “McCain-Soros.”
Ever since the passage of McCain-Feingold, money has poured into organizations such as MoveOn.org, which in turn demonizes Republicans, painting a portrait of them as the incarnation of evil. The ads have had as their goal one thing: leaving a sour taste in the mouth of the electorate over anything Republican, conservative or religious. It has worked. The soft Republican, such as Sen. Lincoln Chaffee, went down with the tough Republican, such as Sen. Rick Santorum.
These ads, paid for by George Soros, Peter Lewis and other multi-millionaire leftists are the direct result of, and have been made possible by, the passage of McCain-Feingold, which opened the door to unlimited spending by left-wing fat cats on behalf of liberal candidates and causes. Until its passage, contributions were, basically, limited to the political parties and candidates themselves, but with a cap. Until the passage of McCain-Feingold, a cap was placed on how much Soros could underwrite in his lust for power and influence.
Sen. John McCain (R.-Ariz.) has made it possible for George Soros and other billionaire transnationalists to effect and determine the outcome of our elections and thus U.S. destiny, indeed world destiny. And that is exactly what the wealthy internationalists have always craved.
Certainly, McCain was aware that if the most liberal member of the Senate, Russ Feingold (D.-Wis.), was pushing a piece of legislation, its purpose was not to help conservative causes but the far left ones that are Feingold’s life’s mission. Indeed, Feingold had a hard time finding a sponsor across the aisle willing to proffer the “bipartisan” aura he needed to gain passage for this liberal dream.
Feingold understood, as we now all do, the Achilles’ heel of John McCain. To wit: I am the “cleaner” and wiser Republican. I stand out from the pack. “Take the dirty money out of politics” became McCain’s slogan. He did, and now we have the “clean” money of George Soros and Peter Lewis, so clean that it can be spread around, infinitely, for every left-wing cause. It was noble, a campaign finance “reform,” so befitting of Mr. Noble.
President Bush did not veto it. We didn’t fight it, assured that it would be overturned by the courts as “limiting free speech.” But, it wasn’t overturned. Everyone passed the buck hoping that the next link in the process would stop it.
Democrats since Bill Clinton do one thing: they campaign every day as if it is the day preceding an election. They demonize Republicans, our motives. The message they telegraph is not so much about our policy but our “sinister” goals. It is Halliburton, profiteering from war, mean-spiritedness, dogmatism over compassion. It is 24/7/365.
The purpose of the ads is not to illuminate their political positions. It is to destroy the Republican candidate and officeholder, the persona of the conservative. Through osmosis — after a five year daily barrage of ads on radio, TV and in newspapers — it appears to have worked.
Republicans, on the other hand, don’t begin serious campaigning until the month before the election and have never learned the Goebbles technique so familiar, and comfortable, to Democrats: demonize the person, demonize the group. Do so every day, until respectable people find it offensive to be associated with, let alone vote for, such terrible people. The Muslims are doing it against Israel, against Jews, and they are indeed swaying Europe, prevailing.
The paid-for-by-Soros ads contributed mightily to the Republican defeat. Having won the House and Senate, Democrats can save some money by no longer having to pay for as many ads since they will use their committee positions to demonize and destroy conservatives through Democrat witch hunts under chairmen who have a Torquemada/Inquisition-like intent toward those they are “investigating.” Instead of paid ads, the mainstream media will for free, as news, nightly furnish Americans the audios and visuals from the congressional hearings — the images — that will make anyone associated with the Republican party look like a thief, greedy, a conspirator — Al Capone.
Companies that contributed too much to Republican candidates will be hauled in and scrutinized under a series of bogus charges. The public will love it, for the Democrats and 527s have spent the last few years laying the demonization groundwork regarding companies such as Exxon, Phillip Morris, Merck, Diebold, Halliburton, Wal-Mart: big oil, big tobacco, big pharmaceutical, giant retailers, etc. If “smart,” these companies will mend their ways and learn their lesson regarding who should be the major beneficiary of their contributions. After all, inquisitors simply want and always accept repentance.
So thank you, John McCain, for your tireless efforts in behalf of McCain-Soros, clean money and motives and “reform.” You have helped bring your party down. Thanks for being the gang leader of the “Gang of 14,” which stood in the way of up-or-down confirmation of conservative justices. Hats off to you for redefining torture so that effective interrogation of jihadists is forever impossible. As a reward, you wish, now, to lead the party and become its Presidential nominee and standard bearer. I don’t think so.