Soros Blows a Clinton-Style Gasket at Fox's Cavuto
NRO Media Blog notes that George Soros blew a Clinton-style gasket at Neil Cavuto on Fox Thursday afternoon. Cavuto raised his accented ire by noting that he may not be paying all those taxes on the super-rich that the Left constantly demands, since his Quantum Fund is registered in the Netherlands Antilles, in Curacao:
Cavuto: "So your taxes in this country... are they at the 35 percent rate?"
Soros: "I would like to discuss policy. You are now falling into the trap of your colleagues at Fox who shall remain nameless because I think they are so disreputable, I wouldn't want to mention their names!"
Cavuto: "Mr. Soros, I don't think -- "
Soros: "I respect you. That's why I came here, alright? Let's not get personal."
Cavuto: "What I'm asking you --"
Soros: "Let's talk about policy!"
Soros later named names of the "disreputable" -- Bill O'Reilly, because he also pointed out the Curacao connection.
Before the anger, Cavuto pressed Soros, whose new books disparages the concept of a war on terrorism, about why all his money against Bush in 2004 failed to work:
Soros: "I think there is, unfortunately, something wrong with our electorate. Because we don't like hearing inconvenient truths. [Uh-oh, Al Gore-speak.] We want leaders to tell us what we want to hear, everything is fine, we are in charge. Unfortunately, we have to face reality."
Cavuto: "What's the reality to you? You've said essentially the war on terror is a mistake."
Soros: "That is what I'm saying. It's a natural way to respond to a terrorist attack. If we're attacked, we have to hit back, call it a war. But the way this phrase, this figure of speech was implemented actually was counterproductive. It has made the terrorist threat much bigger, and it has really endangered our dominant position in the world."
Cavuto noted that the new Soros book says we must "repudiate" the war on terror, and that it's done more harm than good. Soros added that "there's a lot wrong with the war on terror that people don't understand." Soros must be constantly frustrated that the American people aren't as bright as he is. Cavuto also pressed him for making Nazi comparisons:
Cavuto: "You say when ‘I heard President Bush say either you are with us or you are with the terrorists, I was reminded of Nazi propaganda.’ You're a very smart man. London School of Economics. Is that a proper statement to compare the leader of the free world to a Nazi?"
Soros: "I did not call President Bush a Nazi."
Cavuto: "You said, reminded you of Nazi propaganda."
Soros: "When people who criticize the administration's policies are called traitors, that is exactly what the Nazis did. That does does remind me, and I do take objection to it. Because that's against the principles of critical discussion which has made this country great and I really have to stand up for that."