John Kasich Takes $700K From Socialist George Soros

Apparently John Kasich will take money from anyone. After finding his campaign unable to finance ads in Utah, Kasich finally got bankrolled $700,000 to keep going — courtesy of none other than George Soros. According to Kasich, he's just trying to keep Trump below 15 percent in Utah.

"Well, Trump is at 10 percent. He's not at 15 percent; he's at 10 percent," Glenn said Monday on The Glenn Beck Program. "And why, Kasich, are your ads aimed at Cruz?"

That's a very good question. Another is why would George Soros would give money to a Republican presidential candidate. As usual, Soros is using his money to rig a preferred outcome — and that preference is not likely to be stopping Donald Trump.

"If that was what you were trying to do, you would fund Cruz, you wouldn't fund Kasich," Glenn said. "You would fund the guy who actually has a chance of doing it."

Glenn also shared some behind-the-scenes intel on why Kasich is staying in the race.

"No matter what happens, he's not getting out because he thinks that he's Abraham Lincoln," Glenn said.

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Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:

GLENN: George Soros also is giving 700 -- or, gave $700,000 to Kasich's campaign.

PAT: Yeah. And the article -- this appeared in both CNS News and Breitbart and other places over the weekend, even though it's mathematically -- not just mathematically impossible for Kasich to win, he also has to win eight states before he can be considered at the convention, and that's not going to happen either. I mean, he's one for 28 right now. He knows.

GLENN: Kasich knows he's not -- here's the behind the scenes: Talked to several people over the weekend who have spoken to John Kasich. Some of them are his friends. And I've said, "What are you doing? What is happening? You're a friend with John Kasich. Have you talked to him?"

"Oh, yes, I have. Yes, I have."

"What does he say?"

"He's not getting out. He thinks he's Abraham Lincoln."

PAT: Good golly.

GLENN: Those are his friends.

PAT: I know Abraham Lincoln. You're no Abraham Lincoln.

GLENN: Abraham Lincoln, so he went to the convention, and it was a contested convention, and he won in like the ninth vote. And that's how we have Abraham Lincoln: He won in the ninth vote. John Kasich thinks -- he's not getting out. No matter what happens, he's not getting out because he thinks that he's Abraham Lincoln.

PAT: So just -- it was a simple search of Kasich's campaign donation list, and they found that the Soros fund management is the sixth highest individual donor with $202,700.

GLENN: What does that tell you?

PAT: Seventh largest donor is the Ducane HEP Family Office, with 150. The super PAC side, Kasich's New Day for America received 150,000 from Stanley HEP Druckenmiller, who operates the Ducane family office. All of these, you know, employed by the Soros Fund Management Team.

So he's -- all together, if you add it up, it's $700,000 from Soros people. Soros and his surrogates giving to the Kasich campaign. What is that about?

GLENN: Soros -- so you know, Kasich couldn't run ads in Utah. Suddenly, he finds enough money to run ads in Utah. And he says, "Hey, I'm just trying to keep Trump under 15 percent." Well, Trump is at 10 percent. He's not at 15 percent; he's at 10 percent. And why, Kasich, are your ads aimed at Cruz?

PAT: Yeah, you would think they would be aimed at Trump.

GLENN: He is going after Cruz, and he's being a surrogate for Donald Trump. Now, I don't know how the Soros thing works and what Soros -- what game Soros is playing, other than trying to keep Cruz out.

PAT: Yeah. And they're saying he's trying to keep Trump out. I doubt that.

GLENN: Who, Soros is? I don't think --

PAT: I think it's likely he's trying to keep Cruz out.

GLENN: If that was what you were trying to do, you would fund Cruz, you wouldn't fund Kasich. You would fund the guy who actually has a chance of doing it.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: I don't know, but I know this: Soros like the imams over in Iran, like the -- the people over in Europe that are -- what is it, The Coming Insurrection people, like Occupy Wall Street, like Black Lives Matter, they all want one thing, and that is chaos.

Featured Image: Soros Fund Management Chairman George Soros attends a meeting with finance and development ministers, international partners and the presidents of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea about the ongoing efforts to recover from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa during the World Bank- International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings April 17, 2015 in Washington, DC. The World Bank announced Friday that it would provide an additional US $650 million over the next year to help Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to recover from the social, economic and health impact of the Ebola crisis. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

This was one of the first homesteads in the area in the 1880's and was just begging to be brought back to its original glory — with a touch of modern. When we first purchased the property, it was full of old stuff without any running water, central heat or AC, so needless to say, we had a huge project ahead of us. It took some vision and a whole lot of trust, but the mess we started with seven years ago is now a place we hope the original owners would be proud of.

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But finding the right craftsman is a different story.

Matt Jensen and his assistant Rob did this entire job from sketches I made. Because he built this in his off hours it took just over a year, but so worth the wait. It wasn't easy as it was 18"out of square. He had to build around that as the entire thing we felt would collapse. Matt just reinforced the structure and we love its imperfections.

Here are a few pictures of the process and the transformation from where we started to where we are now:

​How it was

It doesn't look like much yet, but just you wait and see!

By request a photo tour of the restored cabin. I start doing the interior design in earnest tomorrow after the show, but all of the construction guys are now done. So I mopped the floors, washed the sheets, some friends helped by washing the windows. And now the unofficial / official tour.

The Property

The views are absolutely stunning and completely peaceful.

The Hong Kong protesters flocking to the streets in opposition to the Chinese government have a new symbol to display their defiance: the Stars and Stripes. Upset over the looming threat to their freedom, the American flag symbolizes everything they cherish and are fighting to preserve.

But it seems our president isn't returning the love.

Trump recently doubled down on the United States' indifference to the conflict, after initially commenting that whatever happens is between Hong Kong and China alone. But he's wrong — what happens is crucial in spreading the liberal values that America wants to accompany us on the world stage. After all, "America First" doesn't mean merely focusing on our own domestic problems. It means supporting liberal democracy everywhere.

The protests have been raging on the streets since April, when the government of Hong Kong proposed an extradition bill that would have allowed them to send accused criminals to be tried in mainland China. Of course, when dealing with a communist regime, that's a terrifying prospect — and one that threatens the judicial independence of the city. Thankfully, the protesters succeeded in getting Hong Kong's leaders to suspend the bill from consideration. But everyone knew that the bill was a blatant attempt by the Chinese government to encroach on Hong Kong's autonomy. And now Hong Kong's people are demanding full-on democratic reforms to halt any similar moves in the future.

After a generation under the "one country, two systems" policy, the people of Hong Kong are accustomed to much greater political and economic freedom relative to the rest of China. For the protesters, it's about more than a single bill. Resisting Xi Jinping and the Communist Party means the survival of a liberal democracy within distance of China's totalitarian grasp — a goal that should be shared by the United States. Instead, President Trump has retreated to his administration's flawed "America First" mindset.

This is an ideal opportunity for the United States to assert our strength by supporting democratic values abroad. In his inaugural address, Trump said he wanted "friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world" while "understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their interests first." But at what point is respecting sovereignty enabling dictatorships? American interests are shaped by the principles of our founding: political freedom, free markets, and human rights. Conversely, the interests of China's Communist Party are the exact opposite. When these values come into conflict, as they have in Hong Kong, it's our responsibility to take a stand for freedom — even if those who need it aren't within our country's borders.

Of course, that's not a call for military action. Putting pressure on Hong Kong is a matter of rhetoric and positioning — vital tenets of effective diplomacy. When it comes to heavy-handed world powers, it's an approach that can really work. When the Solidarity movement began organizing against communism in Poland, President Reagan openly condemned the Soviet military's imposition of martial law. His administration's support for the pro-democracy movement helped the Polish people gain liberal reforms from the Soviet regime. Similarly, President Trump doesn't need to be overly cautious about retribution from Xi Jinping and the Chinese government. Open, strong support for democracy in Hong Kong not only advances America's governing principles, but also weakens China's brand of authoritarianism.

After creating a commission to study the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote last month that the principles of our Constitution are central "not only to Americans," but to the rest of the world. He was right — putting "America First" means being the first advocate for freedom across the globe. Nothing shows the strength of our country more than when, in crucial moments of their own history, other nations find inspiration in our flag.

Let's join the people of Hong Kong in their defiance of tyranny.

Matt Liles is a writer and Young Voices contributor from Austin, Texas.

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