The Left has no problem with "dark money" when it benefits them


To hear the incessant liberal bleating about the Koch Brothers – Senator Harry Reid commandeers the floor of the World’s Greatest Deliberative Body at least once a week to rail against them, secure in the knowledge his targets can’t sue him for slander as long as he’s stealing America’s time for his little tirades – you’d think they were biggest source of corrupting political money in America.  In fact, they come in about sixty-eight slots down the list of big givers.  The top ten are all Democrat donors, quite a few of them labor unions.

And then you’ve got the Left’s billionaire sugar daddies.  Harry Reid and his ilk never have a bad word to say about them, for some reason.  Just try to imagine if the Koch Brothers were involved in the kind of skulduggery the Media Research Center finds that lovable old liberal grandpa George Soros financing:

Legal battles against state governor’s with higher political aspirations keep cropping up. But looking deeper into attacks on Republican governors from Texas, Wisconsin and Louisiana reveals George Soros’ checkbook was behind it all – but the news media aren’t about to point that out. 

The group that first filed an indictment charge against Texas Gov. Rick Perry was funded by Soros, the liberal billionaire, but the trail of his money didn’t end there. Both the recall election for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and an even less successful recall attempt for Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal were rooted in Soros-funded groups. Between them, these three potential Republican presidential candidates were targeted by groups receiving more than $6.3 million from Soros. 

The media should be reporting on this connection, but so far they have completely ignored it. None of the broadcast news coverage of Walker’s recall election or Perry’s indictment on ABC, CBS or NBC have mentioned Soros. Attempts to recall Jindal weren’t mentioned by the networks, although left-wing outlets like The Huffington Post tried to promote them.

Yes, I somehow think that if the Kochs were surreptitiously funding groups that launched political assassinations against successful Democrat governors – absurdly abusing the authority of state officials in the effort to indict Governor Perry for threatening to defund the office of an obnoxious drunk who threatened the cops who busted her, or the mind-boggling witch hunt in Wisconsin that never came up with a speck of dirt on Governor Walker, but intimidated conservatives in the state so thoroughly that he’s now in a neck-and-neck race for re-election – we’d be hearing a lot about it in the media, to say nothing of the national resources congressional Democrats would hijack to stage theatrical productions on Capitol Hill.

The Kochs have never even contemplated anything like the shadowy spiderweb of pressure groups and pliant Democrat officials Soros has created, or environmental extremist Tom Steyer’s flat-out cash-on-the-barrelhead offer to purchase the Democrat Party.  It’s standard procedure in politics to claim that the other side’s money is all “dark” and scary, their allies are all nefarious “special interests,” and their supporters are short-sighted and selfish.  But the drama emanating from liberals ever since the Citizens United decision is an eye-rolling embarrassment that can only be swallowed by those who pretend the likes of Soros, Steyer, and numerous other left-wing cash dispensers don’t exist at all.


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