Hillary "Attack Dog" David Brock Plotting With Soros, Steyer, Sussman To "Kick Trump's Ass"

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The last time we encountered David Brock, Hillary Clinton's so called media "attack dog", was two months ago when we exposed a money laundering scheme involving over a dozen of his Pro-Clinton SuperPACs. Now, it appears that unable to concede defeat, the man who aligned his career with Hillary Clinton, is going for blood, and is soliciting the help, but mostly money, of Clinton's top donors.

According to Politico, Brock is launching his own Koch-brothers-like donor network to finance attacks on President-elect Donald Trump and to rebuild the political left after Trump’s stunning victory over Clinton last week. In an email sent out on Thursday night, Brock emailed more than 200 of the biggest donors on the left, including finance titans George Soros, Tom Steyer and Donald Sussman all of whom invested millions of dollars in Clinton's campaign with nothing to show for it, inviting them to a private retreat in Palm Beach during inauguration weekend to assess what Democrats did wrong in 2016, figure out how to correct it and raise cash for those initiatives.

This will be THE gathering for Democratic donors from across the country to hear from a broad and diverse group of leaders about the next steps for progressives under a Trump Administration,” Brock wrote to the donors in an email.  “What better way to spend inaugural weekend than talking about how to kick Donald Trump’s ass?” Brock said.

The retreat, which is planned as the first in a series of regular gatherings, will feature appearances by an array of Democratic elected officials, operatives and liberal thinkers and group officials, Brock explained in an interview.

While it is unclear how many of the addressed billionaires confirmed their presence at this "secret" gathering, Brock predicted there would be significant interest, noting that the keynote address at his last major donor conference, back in 2013, was delivered by former President Bill Clinton. It is unclear how much Clinton received for one hours of his time.

Brock is a self-described "right-wing hitman-turned-Clinton enforcer" who has used his relationships with some of the left’s wealthiet supporters and billionaire donors to build an armada of aggressive political outfits that have become pillars of the institutional left and that raised a combined $65 million during the 2016 cycle. As profiled previously, Brock’s groups include the conservative media monitoring non-profit Media Matters, the opposition research super PAC American Bridge and the legal watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

That's not all: other groups in his network include the liberal media-funding vehicle American Independent Institute, the media-training non-profit Franklin Forum and the for-profit social media operation ShareBlue, which The New York Times described as “Hillary Clinton’s Outrage Machine.” A seventh group, a super PAC called Correct the Record that was created to coordinate directly with Clinton’s campaign, is winding down, though Brock said that a number of its functions and personnel likely will be absorbed by his other groups.

And yet one wonders if Brock's attempt to square things up with Trump isn't too little, too late, especially for a many who like Huma Abedin, has been so closely associated with Hillary and her now defunct political career: Brock acknowledged in the interview: "There is no question that we poured our heart and soul into this election for Hillary, but these institutions were built before her campaign and were intended to outlast it.”

To separate himself from the Clintons whom he server so well over the years, Brock said in his email to donors that he created Media Matters more than a decade ago to help the left push back during George W. Bush’s presidency.

“In 2005, we were part of a successful progressive effort to regroup, retool and recover,” he wrote. “While today’s situation is more dire, media matters more than ever.”

But the biggest problem for Brock is that he is likely stepping on the very toes of those whose money he is after: as Politico notes, the Palm Beach retreat seems to be a challenge to the 12-year-old Democracy Alliance, a club of liberal financiers that was started by Soros and a handful of other major donors to fund the institutional left. In fact, the club, which held its annual winter meeting this week in Washington, helped launch Media Matters, and many of Brock’s donors belong to its ranks. Brock said he’s inviting the president of the DA, as the club is known, to his Palm Beach retreat.

There is one way Brock's network hopes to differentiate itself: while the Democracy Alliance at its winter meeting discussed ways to push back on the Trump administration, many of the group’s members have tried to train its focus on pressuring Democrats from the left on issues like fighting climate change, money in politics and drug laws; Brock however is more overtly and aggressively political, and has been "largely agnostic on the philosophical divisions with which Democrats are grappling."

“We don’t think of this as representing a faction of the Democratic Party, but a cross-section of it, so we’re not going to precook things ideologically,” he said. “It is very politically minded, and there is an urgency to it.”

At this point two questions emerge: one of the main reasons why Clinton lost is precisely due to behind the scenes scheming such as this, where political "attack dog" operatives would meet with billionaires and strategize how to shift public perception on any number of items. That has now been proven to be a losing strategy. Have the democrats truly not learned anything from their most shocking failure in history?

The next question is just how much more "overtly and aggressively political" will Brock, whose organizations have been alleged to be behind a number of the anti-Trump riots in recent months, be in his quest to take down, or rather "kick the ass" of Donald Trump. Because if there is one thing that is so far missing from the most scandalous political election in recent history, it is an attempt to physically eliminate the president. We can only hope that the "hitman-turned-Clinton enforcer" will not decide to go that far.

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sheikurbootie's picture

There are a little over 400, yes 400 BILLIONAIRES in the US.  Give me a break.  The Dems are desperate, but even the LIBERAL billionaires are smart enough to know it's OVER.  The illegals are fucking gone, the wall will be built, the agenda will change.  America first!

Raffie's picture

Sooner or later the call for Trump supporters will go out to march on these people and throw them a curb party.

Pinto Currency's picture

Julian Assange and Wikileaks aren't done dropping information on Hillary or pedophile David Brock:

http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=56839

https://twitter.com/ThomasBernpaine

Delving Eye's picture

Cannot wait for Hillzebub's trial. I see a white Ford Bronco racing down the Saw Mill River Parkway from Chappaqua ... to Soros' house.

Never One Roach's picture

"If the pants suit fits, must not acquit!"

Four chan's picture

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letsit (not verified) Four chan Nov 18, 2016 12:05 AM

Trump will destroy himself as he does the bidding of the money power. http://bit.ly/2fhGqif

stizazz's picture

Don't doubt it for a second.

techies-r-us's picture
techies-r-us (not verified) stizazz Nov 18, 2016 12:08 AM

When was there ever a President who didn't do the bidding of the super rich?

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) techies-r-us Nov 18, 2016 12:28 AM

Andrew Jackson

WillyGroper's picture

how about the trail of tears?

genocide/pedophilia is the stock n trade.

he did fight the banksters.

A Nanny Moose's picture

Your baby called. It wants the bathwater back.

jeff montanye's picture

nice turn of phrase, but, as well, the question was do the bidding of the rich, not be kind to indigenous people.

i hope the opposition (and trump's supporters) do keep him to his promises to the working class and of his campaign generally.

the dispicable obama is fair warning to all that words and deeds are very different things.

Dame Ednas Possum's picture

Guys.
Do a google search on David Brock's boyfriend James Alefantis of 'Comet Ping Pong' and 'l'enfant bar & grill' (noting that ' J'aime l'enfant ' = 'I love children' in French). Google his full name 'James Achilles Alefantis' which can be construed as: my weakness is that I love children. There is a trail of damning evidence that outs this pervert's exploits as a central broker of paedophile activity in Washington. GQ Magazine rank him as the 49th most powerful person in Washington for some unknown reason! And he's the queer partner of David Brock.

Or google 'Podesta McCann' and look at the police indentikit images released in 2013 of the main suspects in the abduction of missing toddler Madeline McCann in Portugal in 2007 and compare these to the photographs of John and Tony Podesta - good freinds of James Alefantis. See much resemblance? http://www.abeldanger.net/2016/11/podestas-pizza-and-pedophiles-baphomet...

And see how the Podesta's are linked to liberal British politician Sir Clement Freud (who lived several hundred metres from where Madeline McCann was abducted and who was recently revealed as a predatory paedophile. See how the Podesta's are linked to Freud by 'Sarah Latham' (http://www.p2016.org/clinton/clintonorg.html) Podesta's Chief of Staff and a long time employee of Freud Communications. Wikileaks released emails that show John Podesta holidaying in Portugal in 2013.

Note also that the first Podesta email released by Wikileaks was dated 4th May 2007... the day after Madeline McCann disappeared. Has John boy been doing some email bleaching to hide his trail also?

These sick fucks need to be taken down so that they can no longer harm society.

BabaLooey's picture

I agree Edna...but McCann was abducted in 2007. If either Pedodesta was there then, then it might be damning. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Madeleine_McCann

WillyGroper's picture

one of the wikileaks emails had him in portugal the day after she was abducted.

Dame Ednas Possum's picture

We'd need a link for that one Willy. Although I've looked through a selection of Podesta emails, I've not yet see the email you refer to.

I agree that it's not a conclusive slam dunk, but the missing pieces are just that... missing, rather than contradictory. Checking of immigration records would reveal the Podesta's whereabouts in early May 2007.

There is more than enough circumstantial coincidence to warrant much deeper investigation.

BabaLooey's picture

I have combed through the emails, looking for that exact thing Edna. So far, no luck. Passport records are the key here.

Tarzan's picture

These Progressives have been loosing grip of the political system for a couple decades now.  But their institutional grip of Media and Education has never been stronger.  This is their forte... Controlling the propaganda machine, spewing lies!

Like the "Fake" news lie, where the truth tellers are maligned and the liars are propped up. 

Like the whole bullshit mantra of Trump not being Presidential, not having the temperament for the job, not ready day one, while Hillary can't climb two steps without assistance, while she losses it in a scream fest with Brazile, as she blows up over Matt Lauer asking questions that weren't approved, while she allows the nations most guarded secrets to be hacked.

The old guard is loosing grip, there are cracks in the machine, Truth will win in the end, the meek will inherit the earth!

 

 

MalteseFalcon's picture

Someone will bring a cell phone to this meeting. 

The participants and their comments will be outed.

"Because if there is one thing that is so far missing from the most scandalous political election in recent history, it is an attempt to physically eliminate the president. We can only hope that the "hitman-turned-Clinton enforcer" will not decide to go that far."

Clinton isn't the only suspect here.  No further explanation needed for those of you tuned into the murder of JFK.

Theta_Burn's picture

Careful Trump, David Brock.. once again is on the prowl for man ass..

Being a weirdo is a prerequisit of the progressive bowel movement..

WillyGroper's picture

some of u folks take the cake.

as long as it's not you all is good.

a bank is the "only" bidding of the rich.

tell me again, who owns the land?

could it be the pope? nah, he's made vow to poverty.

not a merchant involved either, no doubt.

Kidbuck's picture

You either defend your civilization with all the force necessary or you get marched to a reservation, if you are lucky. Surrender, as Hillary and Brock demand, will lead to a trail of tears for productive civilized citizens who want to negotiate treaties and not fight.

CuttingEdge's picture

Killing (trashing) the messenger is the only trick Soros Inc, and their lackeys the MSM know. Wiki helped by making it it so much more widely known, as did their own slant on the election pitched at morons.

Not expecting it to change, because they are blind to their ongoing excremental coverage of Trump chewing up their collective integrity and credibility like an industrial wood-chipper.

Maybe the fact that a godfather of alt-right media has been given the keys to their kingdom has fried their minds?

WillyGroper's picture

defense is necessary...and getting more so.

between robots, the monetary beta (headed here) in India/Sweden it's gonna get tuff.

in the digital world all they have to do is hack "glitch" ebt, credit cards or whack bammy phones, the zombies are going to get far worse.

piliage's picture

Teddy 'trust buster' Roosevelt

Bendromeda Strain's picture

I'm curious - when you respond to a 3rd level sockpuppet, does like the whole sock drawer explode or something?

BabaLooey's picture

Oh look....a troika of trolls.

Nice one liners kids. Not go back to your cartoons.

Memedada's picture

Someone questioning your dear leader? They must be Trolls!

My take on this is still: there will come no solutions and/or change for the better from within the system. Voting will not, and have never, change anything – voting in an undemocratic system (a system created by and owned by the corporations/a fascist system) only serves to legitimize illegitimate power.

Trump – and his followers – present no threat to TPTB. They fight a war that can only be won by TPTB – a war of fragmentation (divide and conquer).

Not before the US plebs realizes that they’re fighting the same enemy from two directions (one focusing on “big state” and the other on “big business” – like the “difference” between the Tea Party and the Occupy-movement) and unite will there be any hope for US.

You’ve been conditioned to kick downwards and keep your eyes downwards (the poor are to blame, the FSA, the immigrants, the “illegals” etc.) so you don’t look up to the top of the Ponzi-scheme (from which Trump has made his “fortune”/stack of fiat/numbers).

And yes, you’ll be a loyal supporter of Trump to the end (like many supported Obama to the end – even though he clearly did not do what he said). But don’t call all of us who don’t believe in the US system (no matter who’s selected as figurehead) trolls just because we have a NATURAL (based on experience and a knowledge of history) distrust of all people seeking and gaining power in a rigged system.

 

BabaLooey's picture

Incorrect.

Trump is a swift kick in the balls TO the "Dear Leaders" - who have fucked this country up hugely.

I AM a Trump supporter. I am NOT a 'big government" supporter.

I "self-identify" as an INDEPENDENT - which to me, means I do NOT blanket support EITHER parties "platforms".

I am, and will be, quick to point out and disagree with Trump if he screws up. And he will get it wrong sometimes. So will I. IF Trump is outted as a tool/NOT what he said, I most certainly will NOT be a "supporter till the end" - as will many of the Trump people on this forum - or others.

The DIFFERENCE is - in my opinion? Trump is the first BUSINESSMAN the country has elected. (and FUCK GW Bush; saying he was one is akin to saying Lena Dunham is a babe). 

Trump had NOTHING TO DO with the mess we're in. Nothing.

"TPTB" threw everything they could at Trump. 

YOU show signs up give-up. Not me.

Trump knows full well that if he is outted as a tool FOR "TPTB", he will be vilified by the very people that put him into office - myself included

NOT something a 70 year old egocentric billionaire that did not have to run, wants on his legacy to end his life.

No. I worry that these motherfuckers are going to take out Trump, and use some Sandy Hook/Lee Harvey plant to do it.

I would be happy if Trump STAYS in NYC  - and right at TT. Safer.

j0nx's picture

You three clowns are all the same person using different accounts. Ban them!

JamesBond's picture

Let me repeat this.
It's called an audit and it will shut them the fuck up.

jb

jeff montanye's picture

let's have a fair investigation of 9-11 and it will put many deserving people in jail for life.

the lies begin so far back in time and with perps totally dead but this crime is dimensions different from pearl harbor or even jfk.

it must be revealed.

Al Gophilia's picture

Fair question, post 1913. Oh, and not forgetting Hamilton.

hoos bin pharteen's picture

Spam alert.  Note the obscured link.  

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) letsit Nov 18, 2016 12:14 AM

(((George Soros, Tom Steyer and Donald Sussman )))

Lumberjack's picture
Rep. Chellie Pingree announces she and Donald Sussman are divorcing

Maine's congresswoman says the split with her husband of four years is amicable and a mutual decision.

 

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/08/pingree-sussman-announce-separation/

 

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Note: The divorce was finalized this last August. 

Lumberjack's picture
Maine women – and men – organize to join Women’s March on Washington

The action is scheduled for the day after Donald Trump is sworn in as president.

 

http://www.centralmaine.com/2016/11/17/maine-women-and-men-organize-to-j...

CuttingEdge's picture

Any acknowledgement of a visit to that website is an automatic downtick.

Sorry.

GreatUncle's picture

No reccomending spamming links

 

FireBrander's picture

Didn't Trump just KICK THESE FUCKNUTS ASSES?

Geesh, they still don't get it; outside of seriously fucked up major cities, AMERICA IS TIRED OF THEIR BULLSHIT.

A Nanny Moose's picture

Seriously. They do not understand that the world is done with misanthropic, do-gooding, snot-nosed, coffee-house hipster communists.

These fucking communist lunatics cannot begin to fathom why nobody is buying the egalitarian genocidal claptrap they continue to pedal. This is how cognitively dissonant they are. There is only one path forward.....physical removal

jeff montanye's picture

don't know what the name for this rhetorical device is, but love the way you link near opposites: misanthropic do-gooding, egalitarian genocidal.

however i disagree that physical removal is the only path forward: the defeat of their media monopoly is in progress, the public is seeing what crimes they commit to succeed politically and, now with someone about to have control of the department of justice who will use it to support the rule of law and the constitution (if trump is not a fraud), we may yet see trials that rip open the the lunatic claptrap.

not sure they are hipsters though.  certainly they are not communists: the rich benefit from and support them, not so with actual communists (why the ussr and red china were such pariahs for so long).

mvsjcl's picture

Hey, Nanny, that's peddle, by the way.

Memedada's picture

You’re a sad human being.

The ALT-right is not the only game in town. US is de facto a corporatist totalitarian system (a system owned by private interests). Your political ideology (some form of “conservatism” and/or fake/US-corporate-created “libertarianism”) will only enforce that system.

The opposition from the left is not the DNC/Democratic party. That party (like the Republican party – and Trump) only serves its corporate masters/donors. It is not left-wing. USA have no (official) left-wing.

And you wouldn’t be able to define communism (an ideology that I don’t support) as anything than the terms you’ve been force-fed by your corporate masters (something to do with “statism”, “cultural Marxism”, “taxes” etc. – all terms irrelevant to define communism).

There is a left-wing in US but you’ve never heard about it – it’s not in the news (or the controlled opposition internet sites – as this/ZH sadly have become).

The call to physically remove “ideas/people” you don’t like is sweet music in the ears of TPTB. The FEMA-camps will serve a purpose and you’ll help along.

Dame Ednas Possum's picture

So is most of the other 95% of the human species.

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Chris Dakota (not verified) letsit Nov 18, 2016 1:00 AM

The liberal meltdown has been more satisfying than I ever could have wished for. It's just not right to enjoy someone else's misery, or is it. :-)