>Today’s IOKIYAR

>George Soros has finally donated $1 million to Media Matters and right-wing heads are exploding:

George Soros announced today that he was making his first-ever contribution to Media Matters, in the amount of $1 million.  Rush Limbaugh denounced this as “foreign money in American politics” and called Soros “a foreigner.”  Right-wing bloggers echoed this claim (“Foreign Money in Politics: Soros Donates $1 Million to Media Matters”), and the comment section of right-wing blogs discussing this donation are filled with accusations that this constitutes “foreign money in politics.”

Problem is, Soros is an American citizen — has been since 1961. Ooops.

Yeah, I know: they were probably thrown by the funny accent.

Rupert Murdoch, on the other hand, became a U.S. citizen in 1985. I don’t recall any of these right-wing blowhards decrying Murdoch’s “foreign money” donations to the Republican Governors Assn. and U.S. Chamber of Commerce.


So, am I the only one who thinks the Democrats’ slamming the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over its foreign donors has struck a raw nerve? Yeah, I thought so, too.


Filed under conservatives, George Soros, Rupert Murdoch, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

4 responses to “>Today’s IOKIYAR

  1. >Idiotic but typical. Ignorance and hypocrisy reign supreme within the GOP. I hadn't heard this but, oh yes, I'm thrilled.

  2. Jim

    >From what I have read, the whole foreign money and the Chamber of Commerce is based on all of their funds being deposited into a common bank account and then there is no requirement for reporting how the money is internally tracked and spent.From the same line of reasoning, anyone who is paid monehy from a foreign source could be labeled as foreign money if they contribute anything to a political organization. So, while Soros is an American citizen, I would wager that some of his businesses are foreign and would be in the same situation as the Chamber of Commerce. So which is it, is the Chamber using foreign money for political ads? Is Soros? Seems like both sides want to scream about the other but ignore their own operations.

  3. >No problemo! Just retroactively restrict naturalization to ultra-conservative Christians. Go back say, oh, two hundred years to catch any ringers who tried to sneak in with those liberal ideas like anti-slavery, labor laws etc. Round up all the miscreants, put 'em out in the desert in camps and after a year deport any survivors to Chinese coal mines.

  4. >"Soros" = the rightwing's latest two minute hate.A couple minutes ago, it was "Bill Ayers". Give 'em another couple minutes, they'll have found another. Never fails.