We learned last week that international Jew George Soros had infiltrated Sarah Palin's inner circle by hiring her adviser Randy Scheunemann. But the old man's tentacles are long: Not even Palin's Alaska running mate is clean of Soros' foul fingerprints.
Salon's Justin Elliot reported last week that Scheunemann, who is Palin's foreign policy guru, has been on the Soros payroll for years through his lobbying firm Orion Strategies. Soros' Open Society Policy Center has paid him more than $150,000 since 2003 to lobby on issues related to Burma. So we took a look at who else Soros has hired to lobby for him, and—as Glenn Beck would say—the answers will shock you.
Soros Private Equity Partners and Soros Fund Management, two arms of Soros' multibillion-dollar operation, have paid Washington, D.C., über-lobbying firm Patton Boggs $780,000 over the past decade to advance Soros' interests on Capitol Hill and in the White House, according to the Senate's lobbying disclosure database. Hmmm, Patton Boggs—where have we heard that before? Oh, it's where Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell worked until right before he signed up as Sarah Palin's running mate for her 2006 gubernatorial bid. Parnell worked out of Patton Boggs' Anchorage office on oil and gas issues until literally the day before he took office as Palin's lieutenant governor. And then of course Palin installed him as governor just two-and-a-half years later when she quit.
Now, Patton Boggs is an enormous firm, and only in Beck-land could you draw an actual line from Soros to Palin based on the idea that her chief political partner in Alaska politics worked for the law firm Soros employed to flex his muscles on Capitol Hill. But turnabout is fair play, right?
No, to seriously connect Soros to a popular GOP politician—thereby unmasking that politician as a cog in Soros' vast conspiracy to topple the U.S. government—you'd need to show that someone who actually, personally lobbied on behalf of Soros' interests was wrapped up with that politician in a serious way, maybe by holding fundraisers for that politician. That would be something, huh?
Meet Darryl Nirenberg, who is listed on Patton Boggs' disclosures as one of the lobbyists who brought in $200,000 for the firm in 1999 and 2000 by advancing Soros Private Equity Partners' interests with the White House on a proposed $500 million loan guarantee for a Russian oil pipeline. Nirenberg was literally a paid shill for Soros.
And he's a prolific GOP fundraiser. In June of 2009, according to the Sunlight Foundation's Political Party Time database, Nirenberg co-hosted a $2,000-a-plate breakfast for Rep. Eric Cantor, a Tea Party favorite and now the incoming House Majority Leader. The same month, he co-hosted a fundraiser for Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP's alleged budgetary brain. Just last month he co-hosted one for Kelly Ayotte, the Palin-backed Senate candidate from New Hampshire. Since 2006, Nirenberg has hosted fundraisers for 23 Republican candidates, including Rep. Jack Kingston of Georgia and Senator-elect Roy Blunt of Missouri. Nirenberg was also involved, according to this bio for a conference he attended, in Mitt Romney's 2008 presidential campaign.
Anyway, to repeat: A GOP lobbyist and fundraiser has a history of being paid to do George Soros' bidding. Where does it stop, Glenn? Where?