Thursday, October 23, 2008

Obama and Soros Interview

Senator Barack Obama treaded onto Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s home turf last night to meet with prominent Democratic donors and feel out those who might prefer the sound of President Obama to President Clinton (as in Hillary, not Bill).

Amid intensifying presidential musings by Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Obama met with George Soros, the liberal billionaire philanthropist, then some other donors last night at Mr. Soros’s offices. Afterward he spoke at a charity event that was to be followed by a news conference.

One of the donors who met with Mr. Obama, and who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he did not want to offend Mrs. Clinton, said that he and several others had supported Mrs. Clinton’s Senate campaigns but were not committed to her as a presidential candidate....Obama Meets Party Donors in New York, Patrick Healy, NY Times, 12/5/2006

Some wag might express surprise that the "newspaper of record" left that item on their Web archives. Don't forget what George Soros's connection to American politics is. In 2004, he spent millions to try and stop President Bush's reelection. In the 1990s he deliberately undercut, and forced the devaluation of, the British pound. He has long worked with groups and individuals openly hostile to the United States. His thinking should sound familiar, as in this quote from a speech to the Jewish Funders Conference in 2003.

'There is a resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe. The policies of the Bush administration and the Sharon administration contribute to that,' Soros said. “If we change that direction, then anti-Semitism also will diminish,” he said. “I can’t see how one could confront it directly.' Do We Have to Listen When a Billionaire Speaks?,

No doubt the policies of the Roosevelt Administration in the 1940s caused a rise in anti-Semitism in Germany...what can we hope for from a future President with allies like this?


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