So Ron Paul’s in bed with George Soros? That’s the take away from Daniel Greenfield in a column he wrote yesterday for frontpagemag.com titled “Ron Paul’s Soros Defense Plan”. Another blog, MarkAmerica.com quoting, Daniel Greenfield’s piece, ratchets up the rhetoric a whole “nother” notch, with this headline “Ron Paul: Soros Puppet?
The basis for Greenfield’s claim is this. Paul co-authored (with Barney Frank!) a Huffington Post editorial in July of 2010, that called for reduced military spending. In the Huffington piece, Paul and Frank introduced (and provide a link to) the Sustainable Defense Task Force.
The task force recommended a $trillion in defense cuts. Greenfield takes exception to Paul and Frank’s claim that the task force consisted of “experts on military expenditures that span the ideological spectrum”. Greenfield wrote, “The experts, however, didn’t quite “span the ideological spectrum” — more like float under it.”
I’m getting to the “Soros connection, keep reading!
Greenfield goes on to describe the task force as “The panel of experts who would decide how to best gut national defense”. He points to Lawrence J. Kolb who is affiliated with the Center for American Progress, and Miriam Pemberton of the Institute for Policy Studies.
If you want to know what the Center, the Foundation and the Institute all have in common, it’s Hungarian and smells like stale cabbage and the death of nations.
We all presumably know that George Soros is Hungarian.
Greentfield cites several other task force members with connections to Soros funded groups including: Christopher Hellman of the National Priorities Project (NPP). The mission of NPP, according to its website, is to make “complex federal budget information transparent and accessible so people can prioritize and influence how their tax dollars are spent.” Miriam Pemberton is also connected to the NPP. acording to Greenfield, “The man behind the curtain at NPP? (is) none other than our favorite Hungarian James Bond villain.” (Oh that’s right, Oddjob wasn’t Hungarian.)
Greenfield connects nine other members of The Sustainable Defense Task Force to groups linked to Soros. He then offers three suggestions as to “why Ron Paul would allow George Soros that much power and influence over America’s defense policy.”
1. Paul just didn’t do his homework
2. He knew and didn’t care, “that he had no objection to being part of a left-right alliance against the American Empire”.
3. Paul “put his (Soros’s) experts in charge of America’s defense policy”, because Soros (through a web of front organizations of course) paid for an ad during the 2008 primaries, which praised Paul’s opposition to the Iraq War.
Greenfield concludes with this
I’m not one to dabble in conspiracy theories, (Oh really?!) but when Soros pays for an ad praising you during the Republican primaries and then you put his experts in charge of America’s defense policy, then maybe some questions should be asked.
Greenfield’s report might not be as viral as The Dancing Baby, but considering the subject matter, it’s getting pretty good play. Most of it is supportive of Greenfield’s anti Paul, anti Soros views.
A post went up today on Ulsterman Report titled “Ron Paul Endorsed by George Soros “Blue Republican” Organization”. Here’s how the Blue Republicans identify themselves on their website
We are people who have never before thought of joining the Republican party, but are going to do so for one year to ensure that Ron Paul wins the Republican nomination for President in 2012.
Most of us identify as Democrats or Independents and/or supported Obama in 2008. We believe that on issues that matter most – war vs. peace (Iraq, Yemen etc.), civil liberties (Patriot Act etc.), and crony corporatism (bailouts etc.) – Obama has pursued a course similar to George Bush.
So how do we know that the Blue Republicans are another Soros front? Ulsterman.com explains
The term Blue Republican was coined by leftist Robin Koerner, who runs an organization called WatchingAmerica.com. The current cover story on the front page of that website is an article detailing how Barack Obama’s victory in 2012 is essential to saving the “American model” and draws heavily from a George Soros-sponsored Center forAmerican Progress study as proof. A WatchingAmerica linked article SAID THE FOLLOWING regarding Mr. Soros:
Hedge fund financier George Soros is actively advocating for freedom of the press and thespread of democracy through the Open Society Foundations.
Advertisers on the website include MSNBC and the Al Waref Institute – a pro-Muslim anti-Israel think tank based in Washington D.C. whose founder, Marah Bukai takes meetings with such figures as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
It seems interesting then that an organization that appears quite hopeful to see Barack Obama re-elected in 2012, and is clearly linked to progressive anti-American globalist George Soros is simultaneously calling for Democrats to register as Republicans and support Ron Paul in the Republican primaries does it not?
Did you follow that? Robin Koerner runs an organization called WatchingAmerica.com. Watchingamerica.com posts a pro Obama piece that quotes a George Soros-sponsored Center forAmerican Progress study. (That’s true.) Therefore, Soros has endorsed Ron Paul, via “his” Blue Republican Organization.
It’s got to be true. I read it on the internet. And you know what else? If Ron Paul gets the nomination, Soros is going to be his running mate.