Liberal money funnels to, politicizes Internet

We keep hearing claims that a lot of money goes into the pockets of so-called right-wing groups, but we hear nary a word from the media of where the really big bucks originate and where they end up.

That's too bad because if the truth were known Americans would discover that those huge political contributions we keep hearing about really help finance far-left candidates and their generally wacko political causes.

Liberals already control many aspects of American life, and they have undue influence on the Internet. Let's get the Internet back and stop supporting the Democrats with our dollars.

What do I mean?

As I reported last summer, people who use e-mail or other services from companies such as Google, AOL, Yahoo, Microsoft and Apple are unwittingly helping the liberals. These companies are, and will continue to be, huge supporters of those who are damaging our country.

The influence of these companies also extends internationally, where the liberal grip on the Internet has been demonstrated anew in the turmoil in Egypt.

There, according to media reports, it is playing a key role in stirring up the mass protests that are clogging the streets of Cairo and other Egyptian cities such as Alexandria, and fueling demands for the immediate ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

While I support the Egyptians who truly yearn for greater freedom on the American model, I am concerned that the movement is being manipulated by those who favor a hard-line, Iranian-style, Islamic theocracy.

According to The Jerusalem Post, Google executive Wael Ghonim, just released from 12 days of Egyptian detention, confirmed that he was responsible for the Facebook page that ignited "the revolution of the youth of the Internet."

This is the same Google where CEO Eric Schmidt is a personal friend of President Barack Obama, and a member of Obama's Council of Advisers on Science and Technology.

Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page contributed a whopping $140,000 to the liberal side of the same-sex-marriage campaign in California, a favorite cause of liberals.

Public records of political donations provide ample evidence of overwhelming liberal bias in the executive suites and boardrooms of the Internet companies.

And if anyone needed additional proof, AOL's decision this week to purchase The Huffington Post represents a $315 million commitment to liberal propaganda.

Yet we continue to hear the big lie that the really big bucks help conservative political candidates and causes.

Here's the truth.

With the help of his friends in the top Internet companies, Barack Obama raised more than half a billion dollars online for his 2008 campaign, as reported by The Washington Post. That's not chump change. It helped put him in the White House.

Is that where you want your money to go?

I didn't think so, so I started the very first conservative e-mail service provider. My website, Reagan.com, has more details.

Your purchase will help me promote true Reagan values to win back our country in 2012.

Liberals have gone too far to influence the Internet and the political process.

But we can fight back, one e-mail address at a time.

Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of "The New Reagan Revolution" (St. Martin's Press, 2011). He is the founder and chairman of The Reagan Group and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Visit his website at www.reagan.com, or e-mail comments to Reagan@caglecartoons.com.