's excellent work in promoting progressive causes, Soros would be hard-pressed to have found a better target
for his largess. $5 million big ones.
Soros has now given $15.5 million to progressive organizations devoted to ousting Bush in 2004. At this rate, Soros may soon be our version of Richard Scaife -- funder extraordinaire for the right.
The Republicans are throwing their predictable hissy fit:
"It's incredibly ironic that George Soros is trying to create a more open society by using an unregulated, under-the-radar-screen, shadowy, soft-money group to do it," Republican National Committee spokeswoman Christine Iverson said. "George Soros has purchased the Democratic Party."
Fact is, Soros has billions at his disposal, and is showing a willingness to put his money where his mouth is. And given the tens of millions -- or more -- he may throw against Bush, the GOP has every reason to be worried.
The GOP has thrived by outspending the Democrats. Given financial parity, Democratic Party issues will win the day.
So anything, or anyone, that can erode that advantage will earn the full force of the GOP smear machine. Expect Soros to get hit hard. And hopefully, Soros will hit back. With more cash.