Thursday, October 21, 2010

Limbaugh calls Soros donation "foreign money".

Rush Limbaugh has attacked a George Soros donation to Media Matters as "foreign money" being used in American politics.

"You want to talk a little foreign money in politics? George Soros has admitted to donating $1 million to Media Matters for America."
I know Soros has a foreign sounding name, Rush, but he is actually an American citizen:
George Soros, however, is an American citizen, with the full panoply of rights citizenship bestows (including the right to vote or run for office). He's been an American citizen for almost 50 years, since the age of 31 (Business Week: "George Soros became a naturalized American citizen in New York on Dec. 18, 1961, according to the Immigration & Naturalization Service").
Limbaugh doesn't even bother to check his facts before he spouts this kind of rubbish. What is it about the American right that they always see leftists with funny sounding names - Obama, Soros - as somehow non-Americans?

Pretty soon now you will have to have an (R) after your name in your passport to pass their nationality test.


daveawayfromhome said...

This is especially ironic for a guy who spends as much time on Fox News as Limbaugh does. Murdoch is as "foreign" as Soros is.

Kel said...

Great point, Dave.