Speaker Dennis Hastert, On Soros:

"I also believe that 527 political organizations set a dangerous precedent for political discourse because we don't know where the money comes from. For all we know, funding for some of the 527s might come from foreign sources or worse."

Back by popular demand, it's the handy Soros vs. Moon chart:

Which sugar daddy is right for you? A consumer's guide
George Soros
Reverend Moon
Claim to fame Investor Cult leader (Unification Church), businessman, owns The Washington Times and UPI
Agenda Liberal democracy Moon-centered theocracy
Net worth $5-7 billion $10 billion in assets
Big gifts $35 million to the liberal groups MoveOn.org, Americans Coming Together, and the Center for American Progress His Times loses $100 million every year promoting the Republican cause. Pays lavish speaking fees to George H.W. Bush, William Bennett, and others. Has spotted Jerry Falwell and other hard-up Christian evangelicals for millions of dollars. Grassroots promotion of the Faith-Based Initiative, more. Cut a check for the "Contra" part of Iran-Contra. Maze of crypto-Moonist conservative foundations (like the American Family Coalition)
Controversial idea Wants to legalize drugs. Has been called a "left-wing crank" by Tony Blankley Claims to be the Messiah and True Father of humanity. Has urged deacons to "tear down the cross." ("My enemies are America and Christianity. How am I going to win over those enemies?" he mused in 1993.)
Shocking quote Compares War on Terror talk to Nazi slogans heard in his boyhood: "When I hear Bush say, 'You're either with us or against us,' it reminds me of the Germans." Calls the Holocaust payback for killing Christ: "Jewish people, you have to repent. Jesus was the King of Israel. Through the principle of indemnity Hitler killed six million Jews. That is why."
Pet causes Anti-Communism in the old East Bloc (i.e. Polish Solidarity). Fostering "open societies" throughout the world. Funding study of the root causes of crime. Campaign finance reform Anti-Communism in Asia, South America. Reconciliation of Korean "Fatherland." Amending the U.S. Constitution to enforce sexual purity. Abstinence. Ensuring that newlyweds make love in white robes, with his photo nearby
Thoughts "I propose replacing the Bush doctrine of pre-emptive military action with preventive action of a constructive and affirmative nature. Increased foreign aid or better and fairer trade rules, for example..." "Individualism is what God hates most"..."The separation between religion and politics is what Satan likes most."
Deprogrammers hired to rescue teenagers from his remote compound? No http://www.rickross.com/reference/unif/videos/video1.html
Does business with North Korea? No http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/55a/158.html
Buying influence Vows he'll buy a Bush defeat "I influenced America through the Washington Times and so many different activities," he says. Claim: "Republicans' only hope is to unite with Father."
Trouble in court Convicted of insider trading in France, fined $2 million Landed in federal prison in the early '80s for tax crimes and conspiracy to obstruct justice. Also, a group of lawyers in Japan attacked his "spiritual sales": aggressive missionaries scamming widows out of $622 million, by telling them their husbands would burn in hell unless they bought certain objects.
Coronated the Messiah in a bizarre Congressional ceremony at the Dirksen Senate Office building? No http://www.gorenfeld.net/blog/2004/05/im-and-i-approve-this-messiah.html
Claims to be endorsed by former president William Howard Taft (1909-1913)? Unknown http://www.gorenfeld.net/blog/2003_11_01_barchive.html#106944823849008606

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(Click check boxes for more information. Note: For purposes of accuracy, the simple description of Moon as a "Republican" has been removed, in mind of the uptick in Democrats drawn to his recent events. Moon's politics, however, remain conservative and he's been rewarded with $450,000 in your tax dollars for some...er..."faith-based programs"

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