How George Soros Destroyed The Democratic Party

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Submitted by Daniel Greenfield via FrontPageMag.com,

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.

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Normalcy Bias's picture

Soros For Prison 2017!

The_Juggernaut's picture

They sold their souls for campaign dollars and look what it got them.  lmfao.

Croesus's picture

Why wouldn't he? He destroys everything he touches...

How he isn't in prison, and how he hasn't been murdered yet, is amazing to me.

Evil, personified.

AlaricBalth's picture

Where is the outrage concerning Soros' attempted hack of the 2016 election?

Perimetr's picture

I wouldn't give Soros that much credit.

Sure, he helped, but face it, mainstream corporate media is now the Ministry of Truth

And both the Democrat and Republican elites have been working overtime in the last 16 years

to dismantle the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

The Deplorables at least understand they have been betrayed by BOTH parties.

two hoots's picture

"then we must buy a president", said Morgan, Carnegie, Rockefellow  and they did.

Soro's and Buffett, wanting to join that big boys club, both tired and failed miserably.  All money and no influence. 

 

Paul Kersey's picture

I'm guessing that even without the billionaire polarizing meddler Soros, the limousine liberal group, made up of the crooked Clintons, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Washerwoman-Schitz, Chuck 'the fuck' Schumer and the Obamas, was more than enough to sink a very divided, primary election-rigged Democrat Party

For Ages We Shall Reign's picture

We control the media and ssssssssschoolsssssssssssh. It'ssssssssssh only a matter of time goyssssssssssh...

*wrings hands menacingly*

weburke's picture

he is under the control of others

also, the clinton group is and has been regular murderers.

cheka's picture

a few decades ago the dims were viewed as the party of the working man

they ditched the working man to court the various hate groups - nyc skype, gay, black, illegal, globalist warmers, etc

apparently the hate groups don't have the time to vote their dim masters into office

Eirik Magnus Larssen's picture

"they ditched the working man to court the various hate groups - nyc skype, gay, black, illegal, globalist warmers, etc"

Inclusive politics are not at the root of the crisis which the center-left is now experiencing on both sides of the Atlantic. Neoliberalism is.

Neoliberal lobbyists have successfully co-opted the policies & talking points of the center-left over the last two decades, and in so doing, poisoned progressive politics with a deep affinity for Wall Street, financialization, and free trade. Under neoliberalism, equality for all took a back seat to representational diversity within Western popular culture, redistribution was repurposed to include corporate welfare programs & taxpayer funded bail-outs for banks, and tolerance became increasingly subdued by identity politics.

Today, we witness this phenomenon across all major center-left parties & their associated media pundits. A prominent example would be the vocal support that mainstream neoliberal outlets, such as the Financial Times, Bloomberg, and The Economist, are consistently offering to the Social Democratic parties & candidates. These neoliberal platforms take on a public profile of social radicalism on key social issues, while they relentlessly advocate for unfettered free trade and a form of laissez faire capitalism at the same time.

It was the takeover by neoliberalism that heralded the beginning of the end for Social Democracy. Nothing else. The consequences of this neoliberal-sized myopia, stupidity & hubris include historically low levels of trust in public institutions, and a rapidly rising tide of right-wing populism & ethnic nationalism across the West. Neoliberal policy is responsible for the current state of affairs in our societies; ergo, its advocates & pundits are to be held accountable for such events as Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. This fully includes legally accountable.

Paul Kersey's picture

Erik, when haven't England and the US been governed by neoliberals? Neoliberals control by divide and conquer tactics. In the US, elections have always been rural vs city, young vs old, white vs non-white. Even when Obama won, he didn't win the white vote, the rural vote or the old vote. Brexit, too, was about young vs old, rural vs city and white vs non-white.

In the big national elections, it comes down to which sides get out the vote. In the case of the Presidential election, the Democrats, who couldn't have picked a more entitled, crooked and repulsive candidate, just couldn't get out enough of their own vote out her. In the case of the Brexit election, it was the fear of the non-urban whites being over run by immigrants, that made the difference.

fleur de lis's picture

Eirik Minus Larsso has yet to write a word of concern for all the Swedish women, girls, and young boys who were sexually attacked by wild Islamic migrants.

Eirik Minus Larsson identifies with the wild attackers and is more concerned with their welfare checks.

Eirik Minus Larsson does not have a solic understanding of things like Brexit, or the socio-cultural divide and conquer tactics of our "leaders."

Eirik Minus Larsson is a committed Marxist, which means he is a moron.

Furthermore Eirik Minus Larsson was a dead loss with Swedish chicks all his life whiich is why he does not care one bit when they are violently attacked by his wild Islamic friends.

 

Eirik Magnus Larssen's picture

How much do your corporate sponsers pay for each attempt at disrupting public criticism of neoliberalism?

fleur de lis's picture

You sniveling Bolshevik idiot.

What would you know about disruption.

The lives of Swedish women, girls, and young boys are disrupted forever by violent sexual attacks from your wild Islamic friends.

You have never written a word in their defense.

I have more testosterone in one manicured finger than you could ever produce over your whole wreched life.

You have gonads fit for a gnat.

 

 

Eirik Magnus Larssen's picture

I make a salient point about the detrimental influence of neoliberal & corporate lobbying on society, and soon after a troll appears to try divert attention away from the class struggle, and channel it right back to identity politics and the scapegoating of ethnic/religious minorities. It brings to mind the following quote, actually:

"Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacificsts for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country." - Hermann Goering

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_G%C3%B6ring

It makes one wonder what else neoliberals and the far-right might have in common beyond the mutual adoration for corporate welfare & racial hierarchy.

Eirik Magnus Larssen's picture

The irony is thick:

1) https://www2.stetson.edu/library/green/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/prize_...

2) https://intercontinentalcry.org/colonialism-genocide-and-gender-violence...

Your corporate & neoliberal sponsors are the inheritors & beneficiaries of these " American legacies". And judging by the events of the 2008 financial crisis, they are far from being done with destroying the lives of people they somehow deem inherently "inferior".

Perhaps the legacies of class warfare & racial hierarchy should end.

Paul Kersey's picture

EML,would it kill you to be a bit more balanced in your comments? You always end up with a rant about the "far-right" and "identity politics". Do you deny that the far left constantly disparages Jews and working class whites, who these leftists refer to as "white trash" and "trailer trash"? And, if you were to give any kind of balance to your comments, you'd refer to leftists like Brzezinski, Carter, Rubin, Billary Clinton, Summers and Jay Rockefeller as neoliberals. Try not being such a polarizing one-trick pony, or at least save yourself time by using the term,'ditto' for your posts, since most of your posts appear to be redundant pleas for negative attention.

Hermann Goering, please. Now you are resorting to Godwin's Law. How pathetic.

shovelhead's picture

Lovely exposition there, Eirik.

I would suggest, rather than a take-over by this shadowy "Neo-Liberals", that the facts are that normal people don't want to be associated with the completely intellectually bereft policies of the mewling whining SJW's who insist on slaying dragons that don't exist.

The sad fact is that in your insulated worldview, you can't conceive of the dirty deeds your side will engage in to advance their toxic agenda of meddling in everyone else's affairs because you are so "enlightened" and captivated by your fantasy vision of the world as it "should be" rather than a pragmatic view of what truly exists.

Normal people (ie. the center) are waking up and instead of riding aimlessly along, are rejecting your failed policies.

That is all it is. Really.

Eirik Magnus Larssen's picture

"I would suggest, rather than a take-over by this shadowy "Neo-Liberals", that the facts are that normal people don't want to be associated with..."

Are these the "normal people" you are referring to?

https://www.desmogblog.com/2016/09/15/dakota-access-pipeline-fake-twitte...

DaddyO's picture

C'mon, EML, if you're going to post, don't just cut and paste from your favorite mush brained authors. I've been on the hedge a day or two and can tell the difference with regards to your writing, which btw has gotten insufferably mean and hateful lately. Your team lost, get over it and move on, no pun intended.

DaddyO

fleur de lis's picture

 

Eirik Minus Laarsson has yet to write a word of concern for all the Swedish women, girls, and young boys who were sexually attacked by Islamic migrants.

Eirk Minus Larsson identifies with the feral attackers and is more concerned with the migrants and their continued welfare checks.

Eirik Minus Larsson looks down his Marxist nose at everyone else and thinks he knows how functional societies work.

Yet he does not even consider the violence upon his womenfolk thanks to the socialist idiocy he promotes.

Eirik Minus Larsson is a Marxist concubine.

It's a wonder the CIA hasn't tapped him to be a Langley concubine, he would fit in just fine.

 

 

New_Meat's picture

DaddyO--more evidence of Stalinist lock-step thinking, doing the cut'n'paste thing.  Further dishonesty and lack of "transparency" when there is no attribution.

Insufferable in all respects.

But, no, please let them NOT leave this ineffectual state where they wallow.

- Ned

Vageling's picture

You're beginning to contradict yourself. So the "angry white men" are suddenly no the problem? It's actually fucking socialism? Commie shit? Weird... I thought you told me it was fascism! But we can't go after the commies for fucking everything up? Weird... Blame Brexit and Trump... Right... Point to the effect, not the cause. 

Rubicon727's picture

"Inclusive politics are not at the root of the crisis which the center-left is now experiencing on both sides of the Atlantic. Neoliberalism is.

Neoliberal lobbyists have successfully co-opted the policies & talking points of the center-left over the last two decades, and in so doing, poisoned progressive politics with a deep affinity for Wall Street, financialization, and free trade. Under neoliberalism, equality for all took a back seat to representational diversity within Western popular culture, redistribution was repurposed to include corporate welfare programs & taxpayer funded bail-outs for banks, and tolerance became increasingly subdued by identity politics."

Eirik Magnus Larssen has a legion of well qualified economists with impeccable credentials who completely agree with him: Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, Dr. Michael Hudson, Flassbeck of Germany, Max Keiser, and the outstanding professor of economics in Italy with his "Goofy" website. That's to name only a few.

The fanatic rise of Neo-Liberalism has prostrated millions of citizens around the world. It's only a matter of time before this system dies of its own volition.

Lajaw's picture

Viewed as such, yes.  But in reality they have always been about socialism and control.  That's exactly what the KKK attempted to do.  Control others and their actions.

American Gorbachev's picture

yep, soros is finishing the job begun by Scoop Jackson and the DLC

"there's not a dime's worth of difference between the Democratic and Republican parties" - G. Wallace 1968

he was right then, even more correct in 2014

in 2017 ???  time will tell

PrintemDano's picture

The only being that controls Soros is Beelzebub.

 

fleur de lis's picture

If Hellish wants to get even with somebody for losing then let her do something right for a change and go after Soros/Schwarz.

It was just fine with her when Soros/Schwarz antagonized everyone else with Marxist social decay.

It never occured to her that he would drag her down, too.

 

 

G-R-U-N-T's picture

Perhaps Trump will bring justice to Soros, either that or nature itself will take care of him one way or the other! 

fleur de lis's picture

Trump wants to cut deals with the Ruskies.

The Ruskies already have a warrant out for Soros/Schwarz.

Trump could trade Soros/Schwarz to the Ruskies as a bargaining chip.

Win-win for us -- we get a deal and get rid of Soros.

Never to be seen or heard from again.

buttmint's picture

tazs...err....are you are Soros front?

 

JungleCat's picture

"...former Nazi collaborator" ??

Please. He was 14 and a half when the Nazis surrendered in Budapest (where he lived).

Soros may be pernicious, but drop this "Nazi collaborator" bullshit.

fx's picture

The Dems a party of "radical leftists"?? Are you kidding me? they are a bunch of corrupt liars at every party level that has even a slight real influence on state or national policies, by and large. The same ist true for the republicans. Oh, and Soros is no leftist billionaire either. He is a globalist, elitist NWO world government crook who wants to enslave mankind for his own personal enrichment no matter what. His "open society" and "reflexivity" bullsh!t is just some empty talk and blabbering to fool and deceive people. He sold out his fellow jews to the Nazis back in the dark times of the 1930s/1940s; he virtually delivered them to the Nazio slaughterhouse and never ever regretted it. He is doing and always will do the same to everybody else. His only "principle" and "ideology" is "Soros first". he has more money than he can ever spend in his remaining life span, yet he still cannot grab enough $$. Leftist? Not!

HopefulCynical's picture

He is a globalist, elitist NWO world government crook who wants to enslave mankind for his own personal enrichment no matter what.

So, in other words - a leftist.

Not a liberal, no. A LEFTIST.

From the beginning, the Marxist left has been about power and control, all costs, above all else.

JRobby's picture

Soros did a great job helping Oblivio and Hillary obliterate the Democratic Party.

Oblivio - Obliterate - Oblivion 

WestVillageIdiot's picture

And nobody seems to discuss how Putin became Public Enemy Number One in the minds of the Dems after Russia put out a warrant on Soros.  Coincidence? 

strannick's picture

Putin showed the world that you could aspire towards Christian nationhood, and take yourselves out from under the debt enslaved thumb of Zoinist Rothchild Bankers. For that he must be stopped.

cheka's picture

if russia would start taking 3rd world 'refugees' they could get back in skype good graces

buttmint's picture

cheka...good point, you forgot the:

 

/sarc

MEFOBILLS's picture

Soros is a follower of Karl Popper.  Popper had both economic and philosophic ideas on how to organize society.  He coined the term "open society" which was adopted by Soros.

All of Popper's grandparents were Jewish, so automatically one must consider that Popper's ideas are suspect.

Here is a quote from Popper:

http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2016/01/karl-popper-de...

So, in the Middle Ages, the answer to the question “Who should rule?” became the principle: God is the ruler, and He rules through His legitimate human representatives. It was this principle of legitimacy which was first seriously challenged by the Reformation and then by the English revolution of 1648-49 which proclaimed the divine right of the people to rule. But in this revolution the divine right of the people was immediately used to establish the dictatorship of Oliver Cromwell.

______

Interesting thing about Cromwell, there is evidence he was "funded" by Sephardic stock market Capital out of Amsterdam.  Our friends had long designs on England and were intent on overturning their expulsion. (They were expelled from England because they were taking over the land through a usury mechanism i.e. pay off exponential debts with swaps for land.)  Remember, usury is sanctioned by Talmud as a weapon against Goyim.

Cromwell emphasized the Old Testament, and "Jews" were made out to be holy heros - to thus pave the way for return to England.  Sephardic Jews from Amsterdam even printed Bibles (at large expense) to give to English sheep herders so said herders could then read  old testament.  Echo's of this today in Scofield bible, a bible also funded by Jewry to then form Zionist Christianity.

Soros is a currency trader.  He takes his rents on exchange rate differences.  Through a complex mechanism known as the bear raid, he can short and manipulate currencies to go they way he wants.  Part of the game is to influence an economy politically to then insure his bets.  Ukraine is a good example:  foment chaos and exchange rate will move in proportion - and in the direction you want it to go.

So, for all the flowery words of our (((overlords))) you will always find sordid gain.   You almost always will find rent seeking and manipulations.  Often this is accompanied by false hypnotic economic thought, which is designed to snare the unwary.

I have found many errors in Popper's economic doctrine - probably somebody needs to write a book... probably will have to be me.  

Another thing about Soros is that he is Hungarian, yet it was Austrian hereditary kings along with their Jewish money men (taking usury) that undid the wonderful Hungarian system. 

Hungary had a constitutional kingdom that lasted almost 1000 years.  Twice Hungary was attacked by our (((friends))), externally by Austro empire, and then again by Bolsheviks in 1956.

It must suck to be Hungary and be near Pale of Settlement and Polish Jewery.  You will forever be under attack by rent seeking tribesmen.  No wonder Hungary was the first to put up a wall to keep Semites out.  YOU SHALL NOT PASS!

I have long been against exchange rate manipulations.  Soros would not be running his rent seeking game if the world used a Bancor system for external trades (not money).

How retarded are we that we allow floating exchange rates against  "bank credit" that masquerades as national fiat?

Only somebody who is immoral and desirous of sordid gain, would defend the exchange rate system, and its parasitic bear raids.

Soros is just another Parasite, who now has a God complex.

Cheka_Mate's picture

Soros lost roughly 2.5-3 Billion dollars trying to loot Russia in the 90's.

He's just butt hurt.

How else can you condemn Orthodox Russia by Western Cultural Standards but shake hands with House of Saud?

"Morality is thinly veiled self interest." -George Soros 

shovelhead's picture

This election has woken up a lot of people on both sides that what they're watching is a clown car tug of war in a three ring circus in which the audience pays for the show no matter which car wins.

The Trump vote was those choosing the ringleader instead of the clowns and  leaving the tent.

strannick's picture

Dear Democrats;

Next time, dont sell your soul to a very bad billionaire.

Instead, listen to Putins Christmas speech

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-26/vladimir-putin%E2%80%99s-christ...

The Saint's picture

Buffet also predicted a Hillary win as far back as last spring.  Maybe Soros and Buffet could be riding in a plane and .......

 

RiverRoad's picture

Soros and Buffet should've bummed a ride to the Cape with JFK, Jr.

OneEyedJack's picture

Soros was only part of the problem for the democrats, Mostly the blame falls on the ones that let it go into ruin. So blinded by the money, couldn't see the obvious.