It is no secret, or it shouldn’t be, that George Soros, his family, and organizations affiliated with him are heavily funding John Cranley’s congressional run against incumbment Steve Chabot.
It also is no secret, or shouldn’t be, that John Cranley’s run is also being funded by many organizations, current congresspersons, and other individuals whose views are diametrically opposed to Cranley’s stated prolife views, and in general opposed to the views of the large majority of 1st District Voters on a wide variety of issues.
In case all of this is news to you, here are links to Federal Elections Commission web pages with the proof:
- Committees Who Gave to To This Candidate (scroll down to get past old 2000 contributions) — Far-far left Congressmen include Conyers, Steny “Slavish” Hoyer, John “Redeploy to Okinawa” Murtha, Nancy (who wants to be boss) Pelosi, Loretta “I Stole the 1996 Election From Bob Dornan” Sanchez (requires free registration), Ted “I will veto any legislation restricting abortion” Strickland, and Stephanie Tubbs Jones. Then there are the unions who have taken money from many of their workers for political purposes against their will, including the “national health care now” UFCW. Throw in the NEA, trial lawyers, assorted enviros, and other progressives, and you have a mix of contributors who are either being fooled bigtime, or are giving us tangible clues as to the kind of congressman John Cranley would really be. I would suggest that it’s the latter.
- Individuals Who Gave (link is to an indexed page which has individuals grouped by letter; 2000 contributions are mixed in with 2006) — It is probably little known that Cranley’s relationship with the Soros family (scroll down alphabetically) goes back to his original 2000 run, when he received $13,500; this cycle, he has received $5,200 so far (there may be other extended family contributions under different last names).
The long-term relationship with Soros makes the following linkage relevant. Here’s George Soros, in his own words in December 1998 on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” on his feelings about surviving the Holocaust, and on his necessary (because he was only a teenager at the time) collaboration with the Nazis by helping his father confiscate property from Jews:
(CBS reporter STEVE) KROFT: (Voiceover) You’re a Hungarian Jew…
Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Mm-hmm.
KROFT: (Voiceover) …who escaped the Holocaust…
(Vintage footage of women walking by train)
Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Mm-hmm.
(Vintage footage of people getting on train)
KROFT: (Voiceover) …by–by posing as a Christian.
Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Right.
(Vintage footage of women helping each other get on train; train door closing with people in boxcar)
KROFT: (Voiceover) And you watched lots of people get shipped off to the death camps.
Mr. SOROS: Right. I was 14 years old. And I would say that that’s when my character was made.
KROFT: In what way?
Mr. SOROS: That one should think ahead. One should understand and–and anticipate events and when–when one is threatened. It was a tremendous threat of evil. I mean, it was a–a very personal experience of evil.
KROFT: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson.
Mr. SOROS: Yes. Yes.
KROFT: Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.
Mr. SOROS: Yes. That’s right. Yes.
KROFT: I mean, that’s–that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?
Mr. SOROS: Not–not at all. Not at all. Maybe as a child you don’t–you don’t see the connection. But it was–it created no–no problem at all.
KROFT: No feeling of guilt?
Mr. SOROS: No.
KROFT: For example that, ‘I’m Jewish and here I am, watching these people go. I could just as easily be there. I should be there.’ None of that?
Mr. SOROS: Well, of course I c–I could be on the other side or I could be the one from whom the thing is being taken away. But there was no sense that I shouldn’t be there, because that was–well, actually, in a funny way, it’s just like in markets–that if I weren’t there–of course, I wasn’t doing it, but somebody else would–would–would be taking it away anyhow. And it was the–whether I was there or not, I was only a spectator, the property was being taken away. So the–I had no role in taking away that property. So I had no sense of guilt.
What person wouldn’t feel at least a tinge of guilt over stripping his own people of their worldly goods — people who were condemned to die as long as the ovens were operating? Soros is not saying “I felt bad, but I got over it by …..,” he’s saying that, though he was clearly seeing evil, he was emotionally unaffected by it.
I will remember this the next time somebody gives me grief about “heartless” (supposedly always conservative and/or Republican) businesspeople.
Sweetness & Light responds “All of (this) would seem to indicate that Mr. Soros has no conscience.”
And George Soros is not only the driving financial force behind John Cranley’s current campaign but apparently his political career.
John, as a fellow St. X grad, let me just say: You should know better.
UPDATE: Director Blue Doug Ross has more (HT e-mailer Larwyn). Insert John Cranley’s pic where Howard Dean’s appears.
UPDATE 2: I am told that John Cranley has received more than I originally found (more than $30,000) from the Soros clan during the course of his political career (two congressional runs and three council races), including more than $12,000 during the early stage of the current race. The Cincinnati Post way back in April said that the total was $19,500. That plus the $5,200 I cited, plus probable contributions in non-Soros family names, plus City Council money that’s not able to be found online, makes that $30,000 claim very credible.