Now it’s Politico that is doing the highlighting, pointing out the special-interest-driven conference that began last night in Washington, D.C.. The meeting of the bizarrely-named Democracy Alliance is bringing uber-liberal George Soros and his far-Left billionaire friends together with what remains of the Democrats’ leadership – like Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Warren, and the soon-to-be Chairman of the Democrat National Committee, Rep. Keith Ellison.
As Politico describes it, “George Soros and other rich liberals who spent tens of millions of dollars trying to elect Hillary Clinton are gathering in Washington for a three-day, closed door meeting to retool the big-money left to fight back against Donald Trump.”
The meeting may not go as smoothly as planned, however, as even some Democrats are wondering about their allegiance to Soros and his buddies. Again, from Politico, “the meeting also comes as many liberals are reassessing their approach to politics — and the role of the Democracy Alliance, or DA, as the club is known in Democratic finance circles. The DA, its donors and beneficiary groups over the last decade have had a major hand in shaping the institutions of the left, including by orienting some of its key organizations around Clinton.”
The critique of the DA was particularly harsh from one anonymous, of course, consultant. “‘The DA itself should be called into question,’ said one Democratic strategist who has been active in the group and is attending the meeting. ‘You can make a very good case it’s nothing more than a social club for a handful wealthy white donors and labor union officials to drink wine and read memos, as the Democratic Party burns down around them.’”
The DA has played the major financial role in the development of the modern attack-dog elements of the Democrat Party, as Politico points out. ““The group requires its members — a group that now numbers more than 100 and includes finance titans like Soros, Tom Steyer and Donald Sussman, as well as major labor unions and liberal foundations — to contribute a total of at least $200,000 a year to recommended groups. Members also pay annual dues of $30,000 to fund the DA staff and its meetings…Since its inception in 2005, the DA has steered upward of $500 million to a range of groups, including pillars of the political left such as the watchdog group Media Matters, the policy advocacy outfit Center for American Progress and the data firm Catalist — all of which are run by Clinton allies who are expected to send representatives to the DA meeting.”
For that half-billion dollars of far-Left investment, the DA now sees a record-low number of Democrat Governors, no majorities in Washington, D.C., and control of fewer state legislatures than ever before.
Heckuva job, Georgie.