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Soros Network Ready to Boost Radical Groups
Frontpage ^ | 7/11/2014 | Matthew Vadum

Posted on 07/11/2014 4:05:33 AM PDT by markomalley

Amidst internal dissent, George Soros’s shadowy political funding powerhouse is planning to execute a $200 million fundraising campaign this election cycle in order to benefit key groups pushing for a permanent radical left-wing Democrat majority.

The billionaire members of the elite fundraising empire known as the Democracy Alliance have reportedly funneled $500 million or more into leftist and pro-Democrat organizations. The goal of the Alliance is to foster a permanent political infrastructure of left-wing nonprofits, think tanks, media outlets, leadership schools, and activist groups.

Among the groups benefiting from the Alliance’s largesse are the John Podesta-founded Center for American Progress, Media Matters for America, America Votes, and Organizing for Action (an outfit that grew out of the Obama campaign and used to be known as Organizing for America).

Much of the money being spent by groups that enjoy support from the Democracy Alliance is being devoted to class warfare and the vilification of right-leaning billionaires Charles and David Koch in order to distract from President Obama’s failed policies. Members of the Alliance are “obsessed with” the Kochs’ funding network, according to Politico‘s Ken Vogel.

“Conservatives, particularly the Koch Brothers, are playing for keeps with an even more pronounced financial advantages [sic] than in recent election cycles,” according to a 62-page briefing book Democracy Alliance donors received before the annual spring of the group at Chicago’s luxurious Ritz-Carlton hotel.

“The briefing book reveals a sort of DA-funded extra-party political machine,” Vogel writes, “that includes sophisticated voter databases and plans to mobilize pivotal Democratic voting blocs, air ads boosting Democratic candidates, while also — perhaps ironically — working to reduce the influence of money in politics.”

As Vogel reports, the Democracy Alliance is embracing a series of projects its leadership believes help to advance the leftist cause.

According to internal documents, at the Chicago meeting the Alliance recommended increasing annual funding of the alleged “conservative misinformation” watchdog Media Matters for America from last year’s level of $2.4 million to $3 million in order to back the group’s “Metis” software for “tracking conservative smears.”

The Alliance also supports training for “acts of civil disobedience” by groups such as the New Organizing Institute, and funding for the Progressive Leaders Network, which has been described as the left-wing counterpart to the American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC, which writes model legislation that it promotes in state legislatures, suffered mightily in past years as a result of false accusations of racism that the Van Jones-founded group Color of Change level at it based on ALEC’s previous support for voter ID laws.

The Alliance boasts that its support of Harold Ickes’s progressive voter contract outfit, Catalist, helped bring Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) in as a supporter of the (failed) Manchin-Toomey gun control bill, by applying voter pressure to the freshman senator.

The Alliance aspires to play a “lead national role in the fight against voter suppression in the lead up to the 2014 election” by supporting the Brennan Center at New York University. The Center generates an unending stream of propaganda promoting the lie that voter fraud is a figment of conservatives’ imagination.

But not all the limousine leftists of the Democracy Alliance are happy campers, according to internal documents obtained by Lachlan Markay of the Washington Free Beacon.

The group’s president, George Soros protege Gara LaMarche, believes the Alliance hasn’t been aggressive enough in steering the ship of state to port. He reportedly told the meeting attendees in Chicago that Alliance members need to spend “the hundreds of millions of dollars that will be necessary to make a serious effort” to elect Democratic candidates and push more leftist policies.

LaMarche acknowledged separately that some former members “had the perception we were not sufficiently independent of the Democratic Party or the White House, or failed to take a long enough view of infrastructure and power-building beyond the next election cycle.”

Facebook magnate and New Republic editor Chris Hughes joined the Democracy Alliance last year but his husband Sean Eldridge, a Democratic congressional candidate in New York, did not.

Internal documents say the two have “indicated that they are unlikely to renew their membership in 2014” but “have indicated that they would like to return to the DA at a later date.”

Two other Alliance members quit outright. Art dealer Ronald Feldman and manufacturing executive Donald Budinger left the group earlier this year.

“Three other partners—former investment banker and U.S. ambassador to Germany Phil Murphy, tech entrepreneur Tim Gill, and Steve Cohen, whose professional associations are not clear—are at risk of ceasing their involvement with the DA,” Markay writes. To offset the losses, the group aspires to bring 16 new members into the fold by the end of 2014.

According to LaMarche, some Alliance members feel there “is a sense … that we have become a bit stalled. … We haven’t grown enough as a partnership to keep pace with the challenges before us.”

The invitation-only member-based Alliance, co-founded by radical billionaire Soros, describes itself on its website as a “first-of-its-kind partnership of change-makers who are committed to a stronger democracy and a more progressive America.” The Democracy Alliance keeps its membership confidential but the names of members leak out from time to time.

The Democracy Alliance is registered as a taxable nonprofit corporation (in the District of Columbia) in order to prevent public scrutiny of its finances and internal affairs.

It is a collection of more than 100 socialist venture capitalists, spoiled brat rich kids, heirs and heiresses, Hollywood moguls, and unethical bankers that funds left-wing groups that aspire to smash the American system. It was created following the 2004 elections, which brought stinging defeats to the Left in battles for the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives — long before most in the media had even heard of the Koch brothers. Leftist blogger Markos Moulitsas has called the Alliance “a vast, Vast Left Wing Conspiracy to rival” the conservative movement.

The Democracy Alliance recently announced that its new chairman of the board is John C. Stocks, executive director of the National Education Association. His NEA bio states that the signature of his career has been “an unmatched drive for social justice and positive change in education.” He also served as a Democratic member of the Idaho state senate and was honored in 2007 by the Saul Alinsky-inspired Midwest Academy, which trains community organizers. Stocks succeeds Taco Bell heir Rob McKay as Alliance chairman.

By giving to far-left philanthropies that wish to abolish the border such as Soros’s Open Society Foundations (formerly Open Society Institute), Democracy Alliance members fund the open borders free-for-all immigration policies that laid the foundation for the ongoing invasion of southern states by illegal aliens from Latin America.

Soros himself has also given more than $100 million to groups that support “immigrant rights,” immigration amnesty, and open borders since 1997. The idea is to flood America with reliably Democratic future voters who will support Soros’s extreme policy agenda.

Soros makes little effort to conceal his contempt for this nation. He openly favors the collapse of the greenback and the decline of America in general. “The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States,” he has said.

Soros praises Red China effusively, saying the totalitarian nation that cuts babies from unauthorized pregnancies from the wombs of their mothers, tortures and kills religious dissenters such as Falun Gong members, and runs over eminent domain resisters with steam-rollers, has “a better-functioning government than the United States.”

It is only logical that Hillary Clinton, who presided over the shameful Benghazi saga and coverup as secretary of state, would be Soros’s choice for the White House in 2016. Clinton is a hardcore Alinsky devotee just like President Obama.

Soros came out as an early supporter of the Benghazi bungler’s prospective presidential candidacy.

And because Soros’s wealthy leftist friends in the Democracy Alliance often follow his lead, a tsunami of early money may be poised to boost the former U.S. secretary of state’s campaign.

Whether the American people are ready for Barack Obama’s third term is a separate question.


TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: soros4obama; soros4romney; teamromney; teamsoros

1 posted on 07/11/2014 4:05:33 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Prediction, ALL of this will backfire, revolt is coming.


2 posted on 07/11/2014 4:08:17 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: markomalley

Soros smells blood in the water.


3 posted on 07/11/2014 4:15:23 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: markomalley

This evil madman should be arrested for aiding and abetting violence and insurrection.

If and when the articles of Impeachment are brought against this president, he is making sure the rioters will be well funded.


4 posted on 07/11/2014 4:28:00 AM PDT by RetSignman (obama: "For the love of Alinsky, how much more do I have to do to get them to impeach me"?)
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To: markomalley

Whether the American people are ready for Barack Obama’s third term is a separate question.

NO EFFIN WAY.


5 posted on 07/11/2014 4:29:01 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog (OBAMA ..IMPEACH, REMOVE, AND IMPRISON. NOW IS THE TIME!!!)
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To: All

Why is this Nazi collaborator still breathing?


6 posted on 07/11/2014 4:31:36 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: RetSignman

“If and when the articles of Impeachment are brought against this president, he is making sure the rioters will be well funded.”

He will never be impeached, and he doesn’t need rioters. The government workforce (including military and law enforcement) are on his payroll for all intents and purposes. Obama wasn’t elected by just ghetto people on welfare; he was elected by those dependent on the government for jobs as well.

Consider every public employee you know as a Dem agent.


7 posted on 07/11/2014 4:33:39 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

“The billionaire members of the elite fundraising empire known as the Democracy Alliance have reportedly funneled $500 million or more into leftist and pro-Democrat organizations. The goal of the Alliance is to foster a permanent political infrastructure of left-wing nonprofits, think tanks, media outlets, leadership schools, and activist groups.”

Great. They just told President Cruz who to have the IRS target, since the media doesn’t think targeting groups is a big deal and apparently not illegal.


8 posted on 07/11/2014 4:38:26 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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To: Maverick68; All

Here are the core groups receiving funding.

Center for American Progress
Media Matters for America
America Votes
Organizing for Action
American Constitution Society
Black Civic Engagement Fund
Brennan Center for Justice
Catalist
Center for Community Change
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Latino Engagement Fund
New Media Ventures
New Organizing Institute
Progressive Majority
ProgressNow
State Voices
Women’s Equality Center
Youth Engagement Fund
Common Purpose Project
Fund for the Republic
State Engagement Initiative
Center for Media and Democracy
MapLight


9 posted on 07/11/2014 4:38:57 AM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary & remove the son of a kenyan mooslimb)
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To: markomalley
The enemy lines could not be clearer. These anarchists need to be taken down as soon as possible. They are now out in the open, unabashed, funding the demise of America. The only way to do it civilly is to get honest prosecutors and judges who will put these radicals in jail as traitors. We need another aggressive Joe McCarthy purge to drive the anti-American bastards back into their rat holes.
10 posted on 07/11/2014 4:39:22 AM PDT by iontheball
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To: Maverick68

My question exactly. He should be added to the target list for target pratice.


11 posted on 07/11/2014 4:47:35 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: markomalley

The Democracy Alliance keeps its membership confidential but the names of members leak out from time to time.


Lois Lerner gave soros IRS confidential tax info. I’m guessing that’s why Stockman put an arrest warrent out for her.


12 posted on 07/11/2014 5:07:13 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: markomalley; Biggirl
the Democracy Alliance have reportedly funneled $500 million or more into leftist and pro-Democrat organizations. The goal of the Alliance is to foster a permanent political infrastructure of left-wing nonprofits, think tanks, media outlets, leadership schools, and activist groups.

What we must understand and then reckon with is that this half billion dollars is intended to be leveraged and become many billions. How will that happen? At your expense.

If we look at the Soros nonprofits, indeed if we look at virtually all left-wing nonprofits and left-wing organizations which affect the culture and ultimately the vote, we will see that most of these organizations are subsidized somehow by government. In some instances, like government unions, the government forces employees to pay a share of their government wages to union bosses to turn over to the Democrat party. In other instances, like academic excursions, the government directly underwrites left-wing projects with grants and the university itself indirectly with student loans. Outreach groups are subsidized like Acorn who was provided fat contracts to allegedly do good as they emphatically did well.

As these multiplicity of left-wing organizations grow they breed dependent worker bees who not only vote but get out the vote on behalf of Democrats.

The leveraging effect generates more economic and political power which feeds upon itself and grows inexorably until we see a Republican Establishment so utterly intimidated that it expands its energies to frustrate its own base rather than to take on such a powerful and well-financed left-wing juggernaut.

With all his faults, Mitt Romney at least understood how this process was working when he made his 47% comments and spoke that which must never be uttered. The reality is that conservative electoral chances are being diminished not just by a demographic tsunami engulfing us but by and economic juggernaut overwhelming us. The numbers are clearly worse than 47% today.

My feeling is that if we do not act promptly through the one possible line of resistance, Article V amendment process, we simply will be overwhelmed at the polls and despised in Washington.


13 posted on 07/11/2014 5:15:06 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: kearnyirish2
Consider every public employee you know as a Dem agent

I wouldn't go that far. There are many good man and women who are in the military and department of defense. My husband for one who retired earlier than he wanted because of the things he saw going on. There are many “yes men” and my husband refused to be a part of doing things and spending LARGE sums of money on projects that were not necessary. Obama has managed to find reasons to get run of many good leaders. Your right to be cautious though.
14 posted on 07/11/2014 5:16:00 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: markomalley
Remember MacArthur? He was right and I fear we are close to seeing the fruit of the commie/marxist plan complete if those on the right don't stop the left. Problem is, I think people like Boehner, McConnell,.....know what's happening and don't care because they know they have there Cadillac healthcare plans, not obamacare, a very nice pension and power.

So many people in this country are so naive to think nothing like this could happen here. Pray to God He intervenes and stops this evil.

15 posted on 07/11/2014 5:23:03 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: nathanbedford

What we must understand and then reckon with is that this half billion dollars is intended to be leveraged and become many billions. How will that happen? At your expense.


The Internal Revenue Service may have delivered more than $5 billion in refund checks to identity thieves who filed fraudulent tax returns for 2011, Treasury Department investigators said Thursday. They estimate another $21 billion could make its way to ID thieves’ pockets over the next five years.

The IRS is detecting far fewer fraudulent tax refund claims than actually occur, according to a government audit that warned the widespread problem could undermine public trust in the U.S. tax system. Although the IRS detected about 940,000 fraudulent returns for last year claiming $6.5 billion in refunds, there were potentially another 1.5 million undetected cases of thieves seeking refunds after assuming the identity of a dead person, child or someone else who normally wouldn’t file a tax return.


16 posted on 07/11/2014 5:30:35 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: markomalley

Why isn’t there a bullet in this vermin’s head yet?


17 posted on 07/11/2014 5:44:51 AM PDT by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: seeker41

Kentucky Democrat Senate candidate — and current Secretary of State for Kentucky — Alison Grimes attended the April 29 meeting of the Democracy Alliance (not reported in the mainstream media) and yet reporters still are not “clear” on her position on immigration. Ha!


18 posted on 07/11/2014 5:45:23 AM PDT by browniexyz
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To: browniexyz

You mention one Secretary of State. Another, Mark Ritchie of Minnesota, is owned by Georgy Schwartz and makes no secret of it.


19 posted on 07/11/2014 8:27:12 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: markomalley

bfl


20 posted on 07/11/2014 11:05:34 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

Doesn’t matter when sore-ASS croaks. He’s got a solid legacy of lefties to take up his cause.

Personally, I think this country is doomed. Ø is but a symptom of a much bigger disease (illiterate electorate).

Until we kill both DOEs nothing will change. And it will only get worse.

Ø is but a symptom!!!!!!!!!!!


21 posted on 07/11/2014 11:19:50 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

“They just told President Cruz who to have the IRS target, since the media doesn’t think targeting groups is a big deal and apparently not illegal.”

One could only wish...


22 posted on 07/12/2014 3:52:02 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Linda Frances

Your husband left; others are stuck trying to finish twenty years (and I understand that). Too many government workers (especially those jumping on the gravy train now - post-Afghanistan and post-Iraq) will simply guard their paychecks at the ballot box. I see it more with municipal employees than military, though that is also changing.

One dirtbag I know was preaching the virtues of paid fire departments (he is employed as one in my town), and when I asked why he had moved out of town to northwestern NJ (without a paid department protecting his wife and children) he shut up. Laughing all the way to the bank on our expense, but he doesn’t want to pay for the same.


23 posted on 07/12/2014 4:12:34 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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