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The Hillary-Soros Axis

by Richard Poe
Friday, October 5, 2007

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NewsMax Bloggergate Story

NewsMax ran a slightly edited version of my October 11, 2007 Bloggergate story on October 18, 2007. The NewsMax version appeared here.

BLOGGERGATE: A 7-Part Series
Hillary, Soros and the Blog-for-Pay Scandal that Never Made the News

Bloggers Take Democrat Bribes, October 10, 2003

BLOGGERGATE: Unfolding Scandal or False Alarm?, October 12, 2003

BLOGGERGATE: Media Matters Implicated in Blogger Payoffs, October 10, 2006

The Hillary-Soros Axis, October 5, 2007

BLOGGERGATE: Hillary Leads Army of Paid Bloggers, October 11, 2007

Hillary’s Paid Bloggers, October 22, 2007

Hillary Planned Bloggergate in 1995, October 29, 2007



Hillary Clinton boasted in an August 4 speech that she “helped start” Media Matters and the Center for American Progress, both tax-free, non-profit groups barred from coordinating their activities with federal candidates such as Hillary.

In our book The Shadow Party, my esteemed co-author David Horowitz and I exposed the Hillary-Soros Axis — a covert alliance between Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and multibillionaire kingmaker George Soros. As Election Day 2008 approaches, their once-secretive alliance is growing more overt by the minute.

A major leak in the information dyke opened three days ago, when an anonymous person calling himself james1053 posted on YouTube.com a shaky, hand-held videotape of Hillary Clinton addressing a conference of leftist bloggers at the YearlyKos Convention on August 4 in Chicago. (1)

In her speech, Hillary boasted that she played a significant role in founding Media Matters for America and the Center for American Progress, two organizations which play pivotal roles in the Soros Shadow Party. Mr. Horowitz and I gave the name “Shadow Party” to the network of tax-free, non-profit pressure groups Soros created to gain leverage over U.S. politics. (2) Speaking to an audience of leftwing bloggers at the YearlyKos Convention, Hillary said:

Hillary: I would wish that we had this active and fighting a blogosphere about fifteen years ago, because we have certainly suffered over the last years from a real imbalance in the political world in our country, but we are righting that balance —- or lefting that balance —- I’m not sure which,

[laughter from audience]

and certainly are better prepared and more focused on taking our arguments and making them effective and disseminating them widely and really putting together a network in the blogosphere. In a lot of the new progressive infrastructure, institutions that I helped to start and support like Media Matters and Center for American Progress, we’re beginning to match what I had said for years was the advantage of the other side. You know, when I made that comment about the vast rightwing conspiracy, I wasn’t kidding. (3)

Hillary Clinton

YearlyKos Convention, Chicago

August 4, 2008



Prior to Hillary’s revelation at the YearlyKos Convention, David Horowitz and I had already discussed her behind-the-scenes role in Soros’s network, in our book The Shadow Party. I summarized our findings in an interview with Jamie Glazov of FrontPage:


SHADOW PARTY cover

FrontPage: You and David Horowitz charge that Hillary Clinton has a secret alliance with Soros.

Poe: That’s right. They have to keep their alliance secret because any political coordination between them would violate federal election law. Soros’s Shadow Party is barred by law from coordinating its activities with official Democratic Party candidates, such as Hillary.

It’s a poorly-kept secret, however. At the annual Take Back America conference on June 3, 2004, Hillary gave Soros a glowing introduction, saying, “We need people like George Soros, who is fearless, and willing to step up when it counts.” More importantly, her right hand man, Harold Ickes — who served the Clinton White House as deputy chief of staff — now serves Soros as de facto CEO of the Shadow Party. Ickes plays a significant role in running Hillary’s political machine and Soros’ Shadow Party simultaneously. This is arguably illegal, but no controlling authority seems willing to intervene.

The institutional manifestation of the Hillary-Soros axis is a group called the Center for American Progress, whose president John Podesta formerly served as chief of staff to the Clinton White House. Hillary has no official connection to the Center. However, her dominance of the organization seems to be something of an open secret among leftists. One insider told a UPI reporter that the Center is “the official Hillary Clinton think tank.” Robert Dreyfuss of The Nation wrote of the Center, “It’s not completely wrong to see it as a shadow government, a kind of Clinton White House-in-exile — or a White House staff in readiness for President Hillary Clinton.” The Center for American Progress received its start-up funding from Soros and was, in fact, Soros’ brainchild. (4) Keep reading »

Richard Poe interviewed by Jamie Glazov

FrontPageMagazine.com

August 29, 2006


For political junkies, here is a complete transcript of Senator Clinton’s remarks at the YearlyKos Convention, sponsored by the leftwing blog DailyKos:


Hillary’s Speech: Full Transcript

YearlyKos Convention, Chicago


August 4, 2007

[Applause]

Thank you.

Well, I am delighted to be here and I thank you all for your understanding about working out the time and I’m very grateful to you for that. I thank Peter for the terrific job that he does every single day representing me. I thank Judd for all of his extraordinary work on my behalf, and I thank Howard who has been with me for longer than either of us care to remember, and I’m so happy to have the three of them here. They’re here in case somebody asks me something and I have a senior moment and I can’t remember.

But I think — I just lost the microphone, no, it’s working. Here we go. Is that okay? No, no, I don’t want to shout. Is that any better? The vast rightwing conspiracy.

[laughter, cheers and applause]

Well, let me start by saying something that might surprise some of you because I’m aware that, you know, not everybody says nice things about me, but, and I know it’s a burden I have to bear, but let me start by saying something perhaps a little unexpected and that is thank you. Thank you for caring so much and being so involved in helping us create a modern progressive movement in America. And what you have done in a relatively short period of time is really to stand up against the rightwing noise machine, present an alternative with facts that back up what your arguments are, your claims are, and give a lot of support to what is the progressive agenda of the Democratic Party. I would wish that we had this active and fighting a blogosphere about fifteen years ago, because we have certainly suffered over the last years from a real imbalance in the political world in our country, but we are righting that balance —- or lefting that balance —-

[laughter from audience]

— I’m not sure which, and certainly are better prepared and more focused on taking our arguments and making them effective and disseminating them widely and really putting together a network in the blogosphere, in a lot of the new progressive infrastructure, institutions that I helped to start and support like Media Matters and Center for American Progress, we’re beginning to match what I had said for years was the advantage of the other side. You know, when I made that comment about the vast rightwing conspiracy, I wasn’t kidding. What I never could have predicted…

Unidentified male voice: You were right! You were right!

…is that it was not a conspiracy. It’s wide open and out there for everybody to see, and unfortunately they elected a president and a vice president with whom we’ve had to contend for the last six and a half years. But the fact is, they were better organized, more mission driven and better prepared to take on the political battles of the last part of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century.

So I really do appreciate the individual and collective effort that all of you are putting in to be part of this frontline of the progressive movement.

The second thing I want to say is that I think it makes those of us who run for and hold office a little sharper, a little more kind of focused ourselves and on our toes when it comes to putting out our positions, defending our positions, fighting for our positions, something that I haven’t had any trouble doing in my life but it’s nice to, you know, we have some accountability and some new ideas coming in. Don’t tell anybody, but I actually read blogs, but please don’t share that with anyone.

[laughter]

And I find myself, you know, sometimes saying oh come on, and sometimes saying, you know, that’s a really good point and trying to figure out how to work that into an argument I’m making or legislation I’m drafting, so I really appreciate not just the fighting words and the standing up and the being counted, but the substance that comes through a lot of the blogging that you do.

Thirdly, I think that our lives have changed so our politics has to change. We are living in a 24/7 media world. It is not always easy, as you might guess, but it is the reality, and so part of what you help to do is to create a space where that 24/7 world can really stand up and be heard on what we’re trying to do who are out in the political arena.

You know, running for office, holding office, is probably more challenging in some respects because of that 24/7 world, so therefore having people who share our overall goals, even if we disagree on tactics or strategy, but understanding where we’re trying to take our country is really helpful because then it’s not just one voice or a couple of voices, it’s millions of voices.

And, you know, I doubt, you know, that we can, we can’t go back and rewrite history certainly, but I think about what if we had the blogosphere in ’93 or ’94 when I was working on health care and being hammered and they were raising $300 million and distorting everything we were trying to do and we made our own mistakes but a lot of it was trying to do something that was worth doing which we will get done when I’m president finally —-

[cheers and applause]

Well, lastly, I just want to commend my campaign for their outreach and their hard work, and I was very proud of them when Bill O’Reilly was up to his usual tricks trying to intimidate people and bully people into not coming to Chicago, a great city that I was born in and love dearly —- Cubs, not Sox —-

[laughter and applause]

I still have a t-shirt which says No Lights at Wrigley Field.

[laughter and applause]

But, you know, I was very proud of my campaign standing up and really calling O’Reilly out and saying oh come on, you know, look, there are things on Daily Kos that I would agree with and sometimes, you know, look, people do go over the line, but hello, is Bill O’Reilly to be making [inaudible]?

[cheers and applause]

You know that [inaudible] listen and watch him and I thought Howard did a terrific job, sort of going in the lion’s den [inaudible]

[cheers and applause]

So with that, let me throw it open and I’d love it if, Peter, would you call on people, and I’d love the idea of people introducing themselves…

[end of tape]



by Richard Poe
October 5, 2007 09:24 AM ET




NOTES

1. John Gibson, “Online Slime Machine Media Matters Co-Founded by Hillary Clinton“, The Big Story with Gibson and Nauert, Fox News Network, 2 October 2007

2. David Horowitz and Richard Poe, “The Shadow Party, Part 1“, FrontPageMagazine.com, 6 October 2004

The Shadow Party, Part 2“, 7 October 2004

The Shadow Party, Part 3“, 11 October 2004

3. Speech by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, YearlyKos Convention, Chicago, August 4, 2008

4. Jamie Glazov, “The Shadow Party (FrontPage Interviews Co-Author Richard Poe)”, FrontPageMagazine.com, 29 August 2006

NewsMax Bloggergate Story

NewsMax ran a slightly edited version of my October 11, 2007 Bloggergate story on October 18, 2007. The NewsMax version appeared here.

BLOGGERGATE: A 7-Part Series
Hillary, Soros and the Blog-for-Pay Scandal that Never Made the News

Bloggers Take Democrat Bribes, October 10, 2003

BLOGGERGATE: Unfolding Scandal or False Alarm?, October 12, 2003

BLOGGERGATE: Media Matters Implicated in Blogger Payoffs, October 10, 2006

The Hillary-Soros Axis, October 5, 2007

BLOGGERGATE: Hillary Leads Army of Paid Bloggers, October 11, 2007

Hillary’s Paid Bloggers, October 22, 2007

Hillary Planned Bloggergate in 1995, October 29, 2007


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