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Thursday, January 05, 2017

How Soros Destroyed the Democratic Party

It was the end of the big year with three zeroes. The first X-Men movie had broken box office records. You couldn’t set foot in a supermarket without listening to Brittney Spears caterwauling, “Oops, I Did It Again.” And Republicans and Democrats had total control of both chambers of legislatures in the same amount of states.

That was the way it was back in the distant days of the year 2000.

In 2016, Republicans control both legislative chambers in 32 states. That’s up from 16 in 2000.

What happened to the big donkey? Among other things, the Democrats decided to sell their base and their soul to a very bad billionaire and they got a very bad deal for both.

It was 2004. The poncho was the hottest fashion trend, there were 5 million new cases of AIDS and a former Nazi collaborator had bought the Democrat Party using the spare change in his sofa cushions.

And gone to war against the will of the people. This was what he modestly called his own “Soros Doctrine”. “It is the central focus of my life,” George Soros declared. It was “a matter of life and death.” He vowed that he would become poor if it meant defeating the President of the United States.

Instead of going to the poorhouse, he threw in at least $15 million, all the spare change in the billionaire’s sofa cushions, dedicated to beating President Bush.

In his best lisping James Bond villain accent, Soros strode into the National Press Club and declared that he had “an important message to deliver to the American Public before the election” that was contained in a pamphlet and a book that he waved in front of the camera. Despite his “I expect you to die, Mr. Bond” voice, the international villain’s delivery was underwhelming. He couldn’t have sold brownies to potheads at four in the morning. He couldn’t even sell Bush-bashing to a roomful of left-wing reporters.

But he could certainly fund those who would. And that’s exactly what he did.

Money poured into the fringe organizations of the left like MoveOn, which had moved on from a petition site to a PAC. In 2004, Soros was its biggest donor. He didn’t manage to bring down Bush, but he helped buy the Democratic Party as a toy for his yowling dorm room of left-wing activists to play with.

Soros hasn’t had a great track record at buying presidential elections. The official $25 million he poured into this one bought him his worst defeat since 2004. But his money did transform the Democrat Party.

And killed it.

Next year the Democracy Alliance was born. A muddy river of cash from Soros and his pals flowed into the organizations of the left. Soros had helped turn Howard Dean, a Vermont politician once as obscure as this cycle’s radical Vermont Socialist, into a contender and a national figure. Dean didn’t get the nomination, but he did get to remake the DNC. Podesta’s Center for American Progress swung the Democrats even further to the left. And it would be Podesta who helped bring Hillary down.

The Democrats became a radical left-wing organization and unviable as a national political party. The Party of Jefferson had become the Party of Soros. And only one of those was up on Mount Rushmore.

Obama’s wins concealed the scale and scope of the disaster. Then the party woke up after Obama to realize that it had lost its old bases in the South and the Rust Belt. The left had hollowed it out and transformed it into a party of coastal urban elites, angry college crybullies and minority coalitions.

Republicans control twice as many state legislative chambers as the Democrats. They boast 25 trifectas , controlling both legislative chambers and the governor’s mansion. Trifectas had gone from being something that wasn’t seen much outside of a few hard red states like Texas to covering much of the South, the Midwest and the West.

The Democrats have a solid lock on the West Coast and a narrow corridor of the Northeast, and little else. The vast majority of the country’s legislatures are in Republican hands. The Democrat Governor’s Association has a membership in the teens. In former strongholds like Arkansas, Dems are going extinct. The party has gone from holding national legislative majorities to becoming a marginal movement.

And the Democrats don’t intend to change course. The way is being cleared for Keith Ellison, the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus with an ugly racist past, to head the DNC. Pelosi will oversee the disaster in the House. And Obama will remain the party’s highest profile national figure.

There could hardly be a clearer signal that the left intends to retain its donkey herding rights. Soros and his ilk have paid for the reins. That is why Pelosi, with her access to donors, will retain her position.

The left had recreated the Democrat Party and marginalized it. Much of this disaster had been funded with Soros money. Like many a theatrical villain, the old monster had been undone by his own hubris. Had Soros aided the Democrats without trying to control them, he would have gained a seat at the table in a national party. Instead he spent a fortune destroying the very thing he was trying to control.

George Soros saw America in terms of its centers of economic and political power. He didn’t care about the vast stretches of small towns and villages, of the more modest cities that he might fly over in his jet but never visit, and the people who lived in them. Like so many globalists who believe that borders shouldn’t exist because the luxury hotels and airports they pass through are interchangeable, the parts of America that mattered to him were in the glittering left-wing bubble inhabited by his fellow elitists.

Trump’s victory, like Brexit, came because the left had left the white working class behind. Its vision of the future as glamorous multicultural city states was overturned in a single night. The idea that Soros had committed so much power and wealth to was of a struggle between populist nationalists and responsible internationalists. But, in a great irony, Bush was hardly the nationalist that Soros believed. Instead Soros spent a great deal of time and wealth to unintentionally elect a populist nationalist.

Leftists used Soros money to focus on their own identity politics obsessions leaving the Dems with little ability to interact with white working class voters. The Ivy and urban leftists who made up the core of the left had come to exist in a narrow world with little room for anything and anyone else.

Soros turned over the Democrats to political fanatics least likely to be able to recognize their own errors. His protégés repeated the great self-destruction of the Soviet Union on a more limited scale

Soros fed a political polarization while assuming, wrongly, that the centers of power mattered, and their outskirts did not. He was proven wrong in both the United States of America and in the United Kingdom. He had made many gambles that paid off. But his biggest gamble took everything with it.

"I don’t believe in standing in the way of an avalanche," Soros complained of the Republican wave in 2010. But he has been trying to do just that. And failing.

"There should be consequences for the outrageous statements and proposals that we've regularly heard from candidates Trump and Cruz," Soros threatened this time around. He predicted a Hillary landslide.

He was wrong.

As Soros plowed more money into the left, its escalating radicalism alienated more of the country. Each “avalanche” was a reaction to the abuses of his radicals. It wasn't Trump or Cruz who suffered the consequences. It wasn't even his own leftists. Rather it was the conservative and eventually the moderate wings of the Democrat party who were swept away by his left-wing avalanches.

The left did not mourn the mass destruction of the moderates. Instead it celebrated the growing purity of the Democrats as a movement of the hard left. It did not notice or care that it was no longer a political force outside a limited number of cities. It anticipated that voters would have no choice but to choose it over the "extremist" Republicans.

It proved to be very, very wrong.

George Soros spent a fortune to turn a national party favorable to the left into an organization that has difficulty appealing to anyone not on the left. He wanted to control a country he did not understand. And, as the left so often does, he achieved his goals and in doing so destroyed them.

(This article originally appeared here at Front Page Magazine)

22 comments:

LL said...

Good article.

Infidel said...

I find it difficult to be certain of his intent, but in past practice what he has done is destabilize countries, causing economic chaos, after which he buys and sells assets at enormous profit. Everyone says he really believes in his political programs, but all I can see is a punter pumping away with intent to mislead, so as to make a big profit in his speculations.

Fascinating topic and article, by the way, probably the single most interesting topic I can think of.

Infidel said...

The avalanche metaphor is a good one. He tries to start avalanches, and then figure out a way to make a profit on them.

ken said...

Once again, you nailed it...

Mr. Cohen said...

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The Democratic Party ignores people like me who oppose so-called “gay rights”.

Now I am proud to be a member of the Conservative Party, which is the ONLY American political party that opposes so-called “gay rights”.

Because I believe in the G_d of Israel and His Torah, the Conservative Party is the ONLY American political party that I can justify belonging to.

Why Muslims Hate Jews:
by Mr. Cohen

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Anonymous said...

Clearly describes today's Democrats.

careyrowland said...

Thanks for your informative analysis. Keep up the good work.

D.D.Mao said...

The recent election could be described in a single thought.


The right distrusted the Middle East, the left distrusted Middle America

James Willie said...

A good chronicle of Soros and the DemocRAT party.

But you miss the point of it all. IMHO, his entire thrust was to destabilize America, cause monetary, financial and social chaos that would lead to either a racial or civil war. He then planned on digging through the ashes either to make more money, or to just feed his ego.

He found willing accomplices in Hitlery, the Presstitutes and the know-nothing 'useful idiots' of the progressive, Communist Left- most of whom sought profit or political power from the manufactured chaos.

He is an evil (or to use Mistress Banhardt's term, a 'diabolical narcissist') Golem who used the Holocaust to feed off his own Jewish people.

I hope that he repents and saves his immortal soul. But if he doesn't, may he abide in the deepest pit of Hell.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Daniel, for putting the last 16 years and this shadowy Machiavelli into focus. We came very close to the defeatist, demographic, and Judicial black hole this time. How Soros with the intelligence and drive to amass such a fortune can, with equal cunning and purpose, seek to destroy Western Civilization is still very troubling.

Your perspective reminds us to stay vigilant.

ABSJ1136

AskTheReferee said...

Excellent analysis. The Irishman.

Dan Kurt said...

Soros did manage to kill off the best sheriff in the USA: Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, AZ.

Dn Kurt

Colorado Conservative said...

I personally would prefer to see the extinction of the Democrat party given how much damage liberal ideology/policy has done to America...even the decades long before Soros and his billions showed up on the scene (Woodrow Wilson anyone?) As for the GOP, they are going to follow the Dems if they do not stop trying to be more and more like them every day.

Infidel said...

The strange thing is, you may be right. The Dems are now like a major league baseball team that lost most of its minor league farm teams. Where are its new prospects going to come from?

And the prospects that are left are largely radical progressives that advocate for destructive programs that can't work, but only make the problems worse.

There seems to be a struggle going on behind the scenes within the party, between radical progressives and old school Dems.

Anonymous said...

It is important to read the entire declassified report from the intelligence community about the DNC hacking as it identifies movements long ago infiltrated by the Russians - anti-fracking for example, occupy wall street for another, and prominent nuclear disarmament groups for still another. None of this is mentioned in the mainstream press, however.

Mike Byrne said...

Insightful article. I am hesitant to celebrate the elected Republican dominance within state and federal legislature, because I have yet to see any fruit borne. Real conservative progress would require no new legislation, but the repeal of a great many Acts and Orders that have been piling up over at least the last 20 years. Return health care to the private sector. Return immigration policy to pre 1960's policy. Defund sanctuary cities that break federal law and universities that ignore the constitution. Those actions would go prove that elected Republicans are not just moderate Democrats (or merely their lackies) who found their original party leaning a bit too far to the left.

Dennis Latham said...

Soros should be in jail and tarred and feathered naked on a weekly basis. It's the first thing you do to the high ranking prisoners in the military when they are defeated. Strip them down naked and they aren't so big and in control then. He for sure under estimated the power of the people the media didn't pander to on a daily basis. This is great stuff. Soros should be prosecuted.

James Graham said...

As a conservative I thank you Mr Soros.

kgeorge152 said...

I don't know if you actually grasp what Soros is and has done. The shallow view you express, of course is accurate on the surface.....but it would be totally accurate if your premise was correct. Although Soros saw the democrat party as an important vehicle for achieving his goals, he never intended to merely achieve a "majority". Soros's ambitions are much more global and I would argue he has achieved a certain success in turning the world toward socialism.

Republicans may indeed control a lot of power, but in case you haven't noticed....half or more of all republicans have become progressive. This has been Soros mission: to redistribute America's wealth to other places....to create a global system of economics controlled by those very elites you describe.....it takes no majority in any national government to accomplish this. Just tacit agreement that a global system can work and of course the corruption that can be bought. Foundations and corporations are rapidly supplanting governments and clandestine military operations are the enforcement mechanism. Soros controls a lot of all of it.

RAM said...

Soros measures his accomplishments by "did they net me lots of money?" I don't think he particularly cares what happened to the Democrats. I'm curious though about how much he's made off his mega-investments in mayhem.

Bloomhere said...

Yes, and the new leftist he put in calls illegals "guests". Let's hope he gets recalled.

Infidel said...

On a tangent, one consequence seems to be that the Democratic organizations are highly dysfunctional in some ways, and now, despite the fact that Comey notified them of the Russian hacking early on, they are blaming him for the fact that higher-ups in the organization didn't learn of it, when in fact it was the dysfunctional nature of their organization that was responsible.

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