Soros-Funded Operatives Weren't Ready When Foleygate Broke

-Updates Below-

Via Macsmind:

The Washington Prowler is reporting that democrats pushed the Foley story even though Soros-funded operatives were not quite ready for the story to break:

One of the stories going around Democrat Party circles is that party operatives like Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and American Family Voices weren’t quite ready for primetime with the opposition research materials they had gathered for the 2006 election cycle.

According to one political consultant with ties to the DNC and other party organizations, “I’m hearing the Foley story wasn’t supposed to drop until about ten days out of the election. It was supposed the coup de grace, not the first shot.”

So why the rush? According to another DNC operative: bad polling numbers across the country. “Bush’s national security speeches were getting traction beyond the base, gas prices were dropping, economic outlook surveys were positive. We were seeing bad Democratic numbers in Missouri, Michigan, Washington, Arizona, Florida Pennsylvania, even parts of New York,” says the operative. “A month before, we were looking at launching an offensive against Republicans who according to polling barely held a five-seat majority if the election were to be held at the end of August. That was doable for Democrats from September 1 to November 7. But by mid-September, Republicans were back to having held seats for a 15-seat majority. In the Senate, it looked like a wash. We held seats in Florida, Nebraska, picked up seats in Pennsylvania, but that that was about it. They were holding in Missouri and possibly within reach of Maryland and Washington. We were looking at a disaster in the making.”

So how to remedy? “You pull out the bright shiny things that distract the average American voter away from the issues we all know they care about — national security, anti-terrorism — and focus on the ugly: Foley and Iraq.”

However, you could argue with the Prowler’s assessment…
American Family Voices the Soros-funded Leftist organization led by former Clinton official Michael Lux, was already making robo-calls on Tuesday after the story broke on Friday asking voters to demand Republican leaders step down:

Besides the CREW group, another George Soros-funded Leftist group, American Family Voices, began making automated robo-calls by Tuesday October 3, 2006, in critical must-win districts after the Foley scandal broke on Friday September 29, 2006.

The AFV website is running an online campaign demanding that Republican leaders step down because of the Foley scandal.

Not bad for a rush-job!

Update: Via Free Republic, Frontpage sent out this press release on Monday accusing CREW of withholding information:

A leftist group with strong ties to the Democratic Party and to radical
billionaire George Soros may have engaged in criminal obstruction of
justice in the Foley case. FBI investigators have accused the group
CREW of concealing evidence of Rep. Mark Foley’s sexual misconduct over
a period of several months.

George Soros’ Open Society Institute contributed $100,000 to CREW in
January 2006.

“CREW is little more than a front for George Soros’ Shadow Party,”
charges David Horowitz. “CREW has been withholding this evidence for
months,
apparently in order to release it just before the election. It
is well known that Soros keeps a tight rein on groups that he funds.
He and his Shadow Party cannot evade responsibility for CREW’s actions..”

At a press conference on Monday, October 2, CREW announced that it had
been holding incriminating e-mails revealing Foley’s sexual misconduct
since at least July 2006. CREW said it turned these e-mails over to
the FBI in July, but the FBI failed to act.

The FBI counters that CREW provided only edited versions of the
e-mails, and refused to surrender the unedited originals.

Investigators say that CREW refuses to divulge where it got the
e-mails, and may have been holding them since at least April 2006 –
months before CREW alerted the FBI of their existence.

In response, CREW has accused the FBI of lying, thus pitting George
Soros’ Shadow Party against America’s top federal law enforcement agency, in a
head-on confrontation.

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