Outgoing Arizona Senator Jeff Flake has insisted that his last-minute decision to demand that the FBI reopen its background check investigation into Trump SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh wasn't inspired by a pair of young women who accosted him in the halls of the US Capitol and loudly berated him with tear-jerking stories of sexual abuse.
But the timing of Flake's change of heart is certainly curious, and the liberal press has widely heralded the two young women has "heros" for helping to force a delay of Kavanaugh's confirmation by at least another week.
But one thing the progressive press hasn't reported is that the two young women weren't merely concerned citizens speaking truth to power. The reality is that Ana Maria Archila and Maria Gallagher are both professional political activists employed by the Center for Popular Democracy.
And guess who finances the CPD?
According to a report in the New York Post, the CPD is financed primarily by George Soros' Open Society foundation, the massive non-profit that supports groups fighting on behalf of the billionaire investors' political agenda across Europe and the US. That dramatic confrontation in front of a Senators-only elevators was a political stunt organized by a Soros-funded organization. This means that Soros has played as large a role as anybody in helping delay a confirmation vote on Kavanaugh.
Make no mistake. The Center for Popular Democracy is at the heart of the effort to stop Kavanaugh. A source forwarded to me an email sent from the organization: “Last week, you saw protestors interrupting the Kavanaugh hearings, trying to slow it down and show the Judiciary Committee how much they/we care. Those protests were organized by the Women’s March and the Center for Popular Democracy and other groups.”
Archila has another role beyond her duties as co–executive director of the center. She is also a member of the national committee of the New York-based Working Families Party. The WFP was founded in 1998 by the leaders of ACORN, the now-disbanded and disgraced group of community organizers.
In 2009, ACORN finally ran off the rails. Guerrilla videographer James O’Keefe secretly recorded employees in its offices in Brooklyn, Baltimore, Washington and San Bernardino, Calif. O’Keefe and a colleague posed as a prostitute and a pimp and said they were planning to import underage women from El Salvador for the sex trade. They asked for and received advice on getting a housing loan and evading federal taxes.
The impact that this confrontation had on Flake was readily apparent...
...Media reported an instant change in his demeanor, with his "eyes wet" and his chin tucked into his chest.
Additionally, one of the women has ties to the Working Families Party, and organization financed by alumni of ACORN, the group of community organizers that shut down in 2009 after conservative journalist James O'Keefe exposed some of its "organizers" engaging in nefarious behavior on behalf of the organization.
Furthermore, just imagine if two women cornered Dianne Feinstein in an elevator and demanded that she investigate how Christine Blasey Ford's letter describing her alleged assault leaked to the press?
But imagine if two women had cornered a Democratic senator in an elevator and demanded an investigation of who had leaked to the media Christine Blasey Ford’s letter alleging that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her. (Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that he planned to investigate the leak.) There would have been sputtering outrage in media circles, and reporters would have breathlessly hunted down any ties between the women and outside groups.
If there is a takeaway here, it's that the US media is far too lenient on these "activists", often neglecting to perform even a simple background check to determine if they have any affiliations that might be cause for bias.
But given the current climate, we don't expect this to change any time soon.