"Beyond Resistance" - Soros, Pelosi Headline Left's Biggest Dark Money Conference

Authored by Brent Scher and Joe Schoffstall via FreeBeacon.com,

A secretive three-day conference where big money liberal donors are plotting the next steps of the "resistance" will be headlined by Friday speeches by billionaire George Soros and Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, according to internal documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

The Democracy Alliance, a donor club of deep-pocketed liberal donors that each pledge to direct hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding to approved left-wing groups, descended on California's posh La Costa Resort on Wednesday morning for its fall donor summit. The group continued its tradition of secrecy, promising all members and guests of the summit their participation would "remain confidential."

The first page of the conference agenda, which was obtained by the Washington Free Beacon and can be viewed in its entirety below, lays out "participation guidelines," explaining that the Democracy Alliance is a "safe place" for donors and activists to meet.

Guests are instructed not to share members' names with the press and not to post to any social media sites, to contact Democracy Alliance if "the media or a blogger" contacts them, and to "refrain from leaving sensitive materials out where others may find them."

This latter directive was ignored.

The agenda for the meeting, titled "Beyond #Resistance: Reclaiming our Progressive Future," lays out three full days of events culminating in a Friday night dinner headlined by Pelosi.

A few hours earlier guests can attend "A Talk with George Soros," who will be introduced with a "special videotaped message" by Democratic senator Kamala Harris (Calif.).

All of the events are scheduled to take place at the La Costa Resort, which features 17 tennis courts of both clay and hard surfaces including one with 1,000 seats for spectators, 36 holes of golf on the Legends Course and the Champions Course, an array of pools including three hot tubs that overlook said golf courses, a spa building, and the Deepak Chopra Center, where guests can do yoga or receive mind-body medical consultations.

Pelosi and Harris are not the only two politicians to have a presence at the swanky conference - Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf (D.) held a Thursday event on his reelection efforts, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) will speak on Friday about "Russian interference in the 2016 election," and Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D., Minn.), who chairs the DCCC, will attend a "festive brunch" on Saturday morning. Also making a "special appearance" on Friday will be Virginia's governor-elect Ralph Northam.

The agenda also lists "special guests" at the conference, some more famous than others. Attendees showcased in the agenda range from failed California politician Sandra Fluke to liberal CNN contributor Van Jones to Center for American Progress CEO Neera Tanden.

Jones was headlining a Thursday dinner on "going outside the bubble" and learning from Trump voters.

Not all events and prominent guests are listed in the conference agenda.

Not listed, for example, was a Thursday night happy hour hosted by Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, who was spotted in attendance.

Also not listed as a special guest at the conference was David Brock, who checked in early Wednesday afternoon and has made himself highly visible at La Costa - slowly strolling around the sprawling property and staying up at the hotel bar till past midnight.

Brock is not a "partner" of Democracy Alliance - in fact, he has worked to create his own liberal donor network - but groups he controls, such as Media Matters for America, are among the many groups Democracy Alliance directs funding to.

Not listed in the agenda or spotted at the resort has been billionaire Tom Steyer, one of Democracy Alliance's most prominent members in the past. Pelosi publicly reprimanded Steyer earlier this month for running a $10 million ad calling for President Trump's impeachment.

Also not listed in the Democracy Alliance program was a meeting held by Patriotic Millionaires, who gave a Thursday morning briefing on the "tax fight" and "what is at stake." The briefing was delivered by Larry Mishel of Americans for Tax Fairness, Thea Lee of Economic Policy Institute, and Jacob Leibenluft, a member of the Obama administration's National Economic Council who is now with the Centeron Budget and Policy Priorities.

Not all meetings at the conference are open to all guests. Some meetings are "by invitation only," "for prospective partners only," or for "partners only."

Right before Pelosi's speech, for example, will be a "Partners only" forum dedicated to "committing resources."

The Democracy Alliance has never made its commitment decisions available to the public.

Democracy Alliance president Gara LaMarche wrote in a letter to attendees included in the agenda that President Trump's November victory was "the most cataclysmic election of modern history."

Comments

land_of_the_few TBT or not TBT Sat, 11/18/2017 - 07:24 Permalink

Legionnaires' Disease just doesn't do the necessary when required. Can't get the staff.Couldn't they airdrop some angry Zulus or something?Oh and since they are into Chopra and Yoga, here's some fun for them:-Alleged Sexual Predator And “Yogi To The Stars” Bikram Choudhury Accused Of Hiding Fleet Of SupercarsChoudhury made a reported £60 million fortune — and attracted clients including Lady Gaga, Madonna, and David Beckham — by creating a yoga routine that was meant to be practiced inside a room heated to 105 degrees Fahrenheit. But his empire crumbled after Jafa-Bodden and six former students accused him of sex crimes ranging from sexual harassment to rape.Jafa-Bodden was awarded Choudhury’s assets, which encompass 700 franchises and 43 cars, including “13 Rolls-Royces, eight Bentleys, and three Ferraris,” according to The Mail On Sunday.http://crimefeed.com/2017/01/27851/In October last year, Choudhury gave an interview to HBO’s Real Sports where he referred to the women who accused him of rape as “trash,” that “one drop of my sperm” cost $1 million, and that his yoga can cure “Parkinson’s disease, Aids, cancer.”He would sit on a throne at the front of this vast room filled with trainees. There would be a girl stroking his hair, another massaging his back and another stroking him under orange towels that would be placed on his lap.http://khojkhabarnews.com/2017/01/04/yoga-guru-slept-with-over-5000-wom…

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GreatUncle Normalcy Bias Fri, 11/17/2017 - 21:47 Permalink

Ain't that the truth ... bit like Obamacare why were you denied readnig it before you signed it if its was so good ... because it was shit. This is the same as the trans-altlantic trade treaty with europe that was not allowed to be dscussed or proclaimed.If it is secret it is secret because it is SO BAD FOR YOU.If it made no diiference or marginally bad nobody cares.

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MsCreant Fri, 11/17/2017 - 18:57 Permalink

100 years ago, I bet Pelosi was a pretty woman. Soros, never, man or woman. Not even a pretty "swamp thing."Meanwhile, that plaster job around the eyes is frightening. They put the "plastic" in her plastic surgery. Why don't they just put a hit out on T and get it over with? Me thinketh they resistith too muchith. (Said in my best Daffy Duck slobbering salacious slurrscent).

RumpleShitzkin Fri, 11/17/2017 - 19:06 Permalink

Every one of you need to book mark that program and read it.

Getting this is great. Not only a look at the playbook of the enemy...it’s a damn who’s who in social marxism.

With pictures and mini bios.

Good find Tyler. This is gold.

aqualech Fri, 11/17/2017 - 19:09 Permalink

They are too stupid to realize that THEY are what is wrong with the Dem Party.  Establishment Evil.  Nothing new here.....Both of their pictures....all I can think of is "too corrupt and evil to just die normal and timely deaths".  Something like sociopathic vampires.Do the poor actually think these sociopaths have their best interests at heart?