“George Soros believes the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United opened the floodgates to special interests’ paying for political ads,” Vachon said. “There is no way those concerned with the public interest can compete with them. Soros has always focused his political giving on grassroots organizing and holding conservatives accountable for the flawed policies they promote. His support of these groups is consistent with those views.”
Even before the announcement Soros had begun doling out funds for Democrats. In the 2012 election cycle he has given at least $203,500 –for him a modest sum– though that number promises to rise exponentially.
Soros has given $75,000 to House Majority PAC and $100,000 to Majority PAC. House Majority PAC said it plans to spend $340,000 on the June 12 special election to replace former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.). Giffords aide Ron Barber, a Democrat, is running against Republican Jesse Kelly to complete the unexpired portion of Giffords’s term.
Media moguls giving money to the two similar super PACs include Hollywood producer and playboy Stephen L. Bing ($250,000), Fred Eychaner ($250,000), Anne Cox Chambers ($100,000), Win McCormack ($100,000), and Rob (Meathead to “All in the Family” fans) Reiner ($5,000).
Soros has donated to Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate including Ohio incumbent Sherrod Brown ($2,000), Rhode Island incumbent Sheldon Whitehouse ($1,000), Washington incumbent Maria Cantwell ($5,000), and purported Cherokee squaw Elizabeth Warren ($2,500) of Massachusetts. Warren is using Soros’s wampum to challenge popular Republican incumbent Scott Brown.
Soros has donated to the House campaigns of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California ($5,000), Nita M. Lowey of New York ($5,000), Howard L. Berman of California ($2,500), and ACORN puppet Hakeem Jeffries ($500), a New York Assemblyman. Soros has also donated to the leadership PACs of Nancy Pelosi (PAC to the Future, $5,000) and John Kerry (Campaign for Our Country, $5,000).
In the current cycle American Bridge 21st Century has received donations from several Democracy Alliance members including philanthropist Stephen M. Silberstein ($200,000), Adaptive Analytics owner Paul R. Rudd ($50,000), clothier Susie Buell ($200,000), Massachusetts philanthropist Barbara Lee ($100,000), former Google software developer David Des Jardins ($200,000), investor Judith Avery ($25,000), and Taco Bell heir Robert McKay ($50,000). Although Progressive Insurance founder Peter B. Lewis, a close friend of Soros, reportedly quit the Democracy Alliance in a disagreement over strategy, he still gave the super PAC $200,000.
American Bridge has also received funding from Hollywood producer J.J. Abrams of “Lost” fame ($37,500), oil company president Lee Fikes ($150,000), Stephen L. Bing ($150,000), publisher Win McCormack ($125,000), art historian Agnes Gund ($200,000), and Henry S. Wallace ($50,000) who is the grandson of Franklin Roosevelt’s Communist-loving vice president, Henry A. Wallace.
But not all has been going well for Soros.
“Spooky Dude,” as Glenn Beck calls him, suffered a major setback in his quest to make America a full-blown socialist country when the left-wing Secretary of State Project apparently withered away after a disastrous 2010 election cycle. The Soros-funded “527” political committee that could accept unlimited financial contributions was formed solely to rig elections for Democrats. In most states the secretary of state is the chief elections officer, so the group aimed to install left-wingers in the often-overlooked but critically important office in order to manipulate the electoral process.
Of course Soros may not need the group’s help to steal elections now that Attorney General Eric Holder is bending over backwards to halt all efforts to ensure ballot box integrity. The Justice Department has blocked several states’ new voter ID laws and is discouraging investigations of voter fraud across the nation.
This creates mischief-making opportunities for other groups. Perhaps it’s time for the New Black Panther Party to hit Soros up for some cash.
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