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February 08, 2008

McCain and Connections To Soros ~ Ugly Stuff


This is something I want to share with you. I have been taking notes about this, getting links and putting it together for awhile. There is a lot of information below and some of you might have known about it already. There may be some things here that are new or more detailed so please feel free to get the word out and if you like add it to your information about the candidate known as John McCain. - Wild Thing

The Reform Institute, founded in 2001 after Sen. McCain's failed presidential bid. The chairman of the board of the Reform Institute is ... John McCain. If you go to look at the press releases at, you will see that virtually every release mentions Sen. McCain in the first sentence. Not paragraph, sentence. Who runs the Reform Institute? Who is Richard Davis? He was John McCain's 2000 campaign manager. The counsel to the Reform Institute is Trevor Potter, whose law firm is paid more than $50,000 a year for the work. Who is Trevor Potter? Why, he was legal counsel to McCain 2000! The finance director of the Reform Institute is a woman named Carla Eudy. She was finance director for McCain 2000. The communications director is Crystal Benton; she was McCain's press secretary.

Recently the Reform Institute, which bills itself as "a thoughtful, moderate voice for reform in the campaign finance and election administration debates," launched what it calls the Natural Resources Stewardship Project. And what does natural resources stewardship have to do with "campaign finance and election administration"? As near as I can tell, its only connection to campaign finance and election administration is, as the institute's site tells us, that "Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman have introduced the Climate Stewardship Act" in Congress. And, of course, John McCain is planning to run for president again, and his signature issue, other than campaign finance regulation, is global warming. To run the Natural Resources Stewardship Project, the institute hired John Raidt, who, you guessed it, served 15 years working on "environmental initiatives" for Sen. McCain.

And how is the Reform Institute funded? With contributions, in six figures or more, from individuals and corporations, including the cable company Cablevision. Cable companies are constantly before the Senate Commerce Committee, which Sen. McCain chaired at the time of Cablevision's contribution. In fact, Cablevision gave $200,000 to the Reform Institute around the same time its officials were testifying before the Senate Commerce Committee. Appearance of corruption, anyone?

McCain's Reform Institute for Campaign and Election Issues has long served as a nerve center for the so-called "campaign finance reform". It is a Virginia-based nonprofit group that McCain helped start to promote many of his trademark reform efforts, including increasing the transparency of lobbying and campaign financing.

Now let's look at Rick Davis.

One of the jobs that Rick Davis, John McCain's campaign manager does is to get funds. Now that we are getting down to the nitty gritty in this election let's look at something interesting.

Why does Rick Davis just about exclusively seek out for the major funding from these I will llist below some of them that support McCain, a supposedly conservative Republican? The list of donors published on the Reform Institute's Web site reads like a veritable Who's Who of radical, leftwing foundations.

Donations above $50,000 Or click HERE and go to ABOUT then to Donors.

Mr. William Bloomfield
Carnegie Corporation of New York
CSC Holdings, Inc.
The Educational Foundation of America
The JEHT Foundation
Mr. Jerome Kohlberg, Jr. Revocable Trust
McMullen Family Foundation
OSI Constitution & Legal Policy Program
Proteus Fund
Mr. Charles H. Spaulding
Stuart Family Foundation
Tides Foundation
American International Group Inc

~ The Tides Foundation, which heavily promotes "reproductive justice", giving over $500,000 to pro-abortion efforts. They also actively oppose the death penalty.

~ Educational Foundation Of America, which also supports abortion. EFA also opposes drilling in ANWR. EFA appears to contribute to just about every left-wing cause imaginable, as well as a number of noncontriversial charities and outreach efforts.

~ The Proteus Fund, this group spent $935K on supporting gay marriage initiatives. They have also spent over $800,000 funding nuclear-disarmament and antiwar causes in each of the last two years. Their Security Policy Working Group contains nothing but left-of-center groups like Project on Defense Alternatives, which calls the Iraqi elections "faulty".

~ OSI (Open Society Institute), founded and funded by George Soros. His name is all over it, including the link. is Among a litany of left-wing causes supported by OSI are People For The American Way, to support their Supreme Court Project.

And at the same site iyou can click on Leadership as well in the right side column to see the names you might be familar with, these are only a few names:

Arianna Huffington
U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey (D-NE)
Lindsey Graham...U.S. Senator
former U.S. Senators David Boren (D-OK)
Charles Bass, former congressman (R-NH)

Arianna Huffington serves on the Reform Institute's Advisory Board. Huffington has long acted as a front for George Soros' "campaign finance reform" efforts. In 2000, she organized the so-called Shadow Conventions which provided John McCain with a bully pulpit to stump for his now-infamous McCain-Feingold Act.

McCain is another political chameleon. AND he certainly is no conservative. He will be anywhere, say anything, or do anything to gain power. Add to this McCain was on the committee with JOHN KERRY - where they accepted the NV accounting of our missing in action. And .. of course Kerry was not going to force his friends to account for our men.

Maybe McCain didn't pull the trigger - but he sentenced those men to die in some stinking prison somewhere.

All the way back to 2005, radio talk show host Mark Levin also reported on McCain's connection to Soros, Carnegie Foundation and other far left groups. I took some notes while he spoke about all of this. Then looked it up again this last week.

Soros has hedged his bets on both sides.

And we kept hearing over and over from Huck and McCain and the media, as they kept putting Mitt Romney down constantly for putting his own funds into his campaign! I find it nice that Romney cared enough about his cause to put his money where his mouth is kind of thing. I remember when Mitt was asked about it he said. He didn;'t want anyone to donate more then he did, that way he was not obligated to anyone for favors when he hopefully became President!

Posted by Wild Thing at February 8, 2008 04:50 AM


Does George Soros have to own everything and pull everyone's strings?
I knew he had to be involved with McCain in some way.
We're going to let a socialist win America?
Even Karl Marx said that's how they'd take us--without firing a shot. Because we're too gullible and weak.

Posted by: Lynn at February 8, 2008 08:27 AM

Thank you WT. It's a bit late in the game to do anything about it though this election cycle. But for those ignorant of the real John McCain this is the type of exposure that he should have been getting all along, the fact that he has been in bed with the left all these years has garnered him protection from scrutiny by the media, which is culpable, just as if he were any other deserving Democrat. Like John Kennedy he has become the peoples hero due to the effort of the media make that silk purse out of a sow's ear.

Just a reminder he was a Christian, and praised Christian heritage, he abhored abortions and was a fervent patriot, he served his country honorably in war and was decorated for bravery, he served time in a prison, the man openly challenged his own party members and the maverick often went against them and their wishes, to the point of his being angrily overbearing. He formed an alliance with a group of socialists, he had even been accused of high treason by his peers. He unsuccessfully had ran for office in the past but never gave up the prize, the top job, ultimately he succeded in becoming the majority candidate of the people promising to reform and to heal the differences in the party. That man was Adolf Hitler and he was a national socialist.

Posted by: Jack at February 8, 2008 10:34 AM

Yes, does Soros own everything in our political system? It sure seems like it. And, does anyone in power care, or do they just crave access to his dirty money?

The ONLY reason I will probably have to vote for McCain is because of his temper. If the Left pisses him off, he may actually do something conservative to get back at them. Neither of the other two Marxist candidates have that affliction.

Posted by: TomR at February 8, 2008 12:35 PM

Nice work, WT. I'll have to see if I can find my notes, but the National Resources Stewardship Council is also funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, along with several other leftish environmental groups.

The NRS surfaced last year by defending the consumption of some protected fish species at a Gore function.

Posted by: Rhod at February 8, 2008 01:53 PM

All these groups are fronts for either Communists or extreme socialism. The left to this day are trying to prove that the Rosenbergs were innocent and that McCarthy was crazy.

Now we find out Soros is funding McCain too. It is like Moneo said in his letter to McCain, the only difference between all the ligitimate candidates is the shade of PINK.

Soon there will be only one party. And the communism Soros fled in 1947 from Hungary will be established here.

Posted by: Mark at February 8, 2008 02:34 PM

WT -- Great job! This is the type of issue and information that we need to share with as many people as possible. It doesn't matter who is involved be it McCain, Clinton, and/or Obama. The truth will set the voters free.

Now we have two trigger words to shout out to inflame McCain. AMNESTY! SOROS!

Posted by: Les at February 8, 2008 05:37 PM

Lynn, it sure seems so. I have to wonder how many others Soros owns on either side of the asile. So many things are so deeply hidden it would be hard to find out. Very concerning though.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 8, 2008 06:13 PM

Jack I agree this is what the media could tell people about when they do a run down on the candidates. They never have, even this is mostly information from the past, still all true today but the media has had all this time to tell people. grrrrrr

That is really something about Hitler, wow, thank you so much. I am going to save it.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 8, 2008 06:17 PM

Tom LOL.... and I would love to see it too. Steam coming from his ears all mad and screaming to get his way on a bill or something.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 8, 2008 06:20 PM

Rhod thank you so much. If you find it I will add it to this post, as a record for information.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 8, 2008 06:22 PM

Mark that is perfect way of describing it....."shade of PINK".
I hope we can hang on to the few conservatives in office in the various States. And vote more in if at all possible. If that can happen, maybe in 4 years there might be a chance to have a real conservative, but this is only a hope and a prayer right now.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 8, 2008 06:27 PM

Les, thank you.

I agree, I don't care which party a person is in, this kind of thing about Soros being involved needs to be known. The dirty secrets, the back room politics imo always are something that "we the people" seldom would approve of. And we should know about it.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 8, 2008 06:39 PM