Skip to comments.George Soros and the Shadow Democratic Party (Corrupt Collectivists Alert)
Posted on 08/05/2006 10:41:55 AM PDT by bornacatholic
Did you ever wonder how a small group of Boomer radicals took over the Democratic Party, the universities, the media and Bolshiewood? David Horowitz may know. Whats more, he thinks its happening again, with what he and Richard Poe call the Shadow Party, a George Soros conglomerate that can mobilize some $300 million in political money to control the Dems.
Horowitz explains, in a chilling interview with Bill Steigerwald of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, based on his new book with Richard Poe called The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party (Nelson Current).
George Soros, a billionaire, has engineered campaign finance reform, by pouring tens of millions of dollars and getting others to do it too into the campaign finance reform movement. What this did was it limited the ability of the political parties to raise money. As soon as the campaign finance laws came into place, they had a loophole and naturally they would, because Soros was behind this for private organizations like MoveOn.org, called 527s, that could collect money.
Soros managed to put together a coalition, which we call the Shadow Party, which accounted for about $300 million in the Democratic campaign. Actually, it was much more than that. He put together a group that orchestrated media ads, so that meant that his groups, since they were in place before the democratic nominee was even chosen, were able to shape the message of the John Kerry campaign and, in effect, control the campaign that way.
The Stalinesque purge of Joe Lieberman is a case in point. If Lieberman is defeated, no Democrat will dare to stand up against the hard-Left party line.
But it goes further. According to Horowitz,
...through another organization they have, Americans Coming Together, they also put together the ground war. ACT was composed of big government unions, like SEIU, and teacher unions. They were able to produce 100,000 campaign workers and huge amounts of money to knock on doors and get out the vote. Because Soros and the group he put together control both the ground war and the air war of Democratic campaigns, that means that every elected Democratic official has got to pay attention to what they say. [....]
No Democrat can certainly be elected without it. Hes made an alliance of course with Hillary Clinton and the Clinton team, which is the organization called the Center for American Progress, which is run by Clintons former chief of staff, John Podesta, and there is a whole constellation of organizations around that solidifies his power. So there really is no other center of power that is significant in the Democratic Party anymore.
... What they want is a form of socialism.
Although Im averse to conspiracy theories, the Horowitz account is certainly consistent with the public record. Of the top twenty 527 organizations (which do not have to publicly report their contributors), at least fourteen are Left-leaning, accounting for more than $300 million. Five unions are in the top twenty 527s, using compulsory members dues. Just two of those unions swing $66 million, plus of course a lot of union-paid campaign staff that are not counted as campaign contributions. All by itself ACT has $ 78 million.
So much for campaign finance reform.
The big concern is centralization of power in people like Soros, a modern robber baron who used to enjoy knocking over the currencies of countries like Malaysia. But he has gone on to bigger things. It is no surprise to see the Clintons in bed with Soros, since they instinctively go for the smell of money and power. Bill Clinton cant be president any more, but he loves to pull strings behind the scenes. If Hillary gets into the White House the Clintons can have another eight years of power. And we know they have never stopped being Sixties radicals. They are not small-d democrats; they are elitist radicals who know what is best for all of us, and are delighted to force us do it. On top of all that, they exercise unbelievably bad judgment in terms of national security.
One straw in the wind is the fate of Congressman Curt Weldon, now in trouble for re-election in Pennsylvania. Weldon is one of the few Congress members to try to hold our sorry intelligence community to account. Weldon has been targeted by all the apoplectic has-beens of the Clinton National Security apparatus. If we lose Curt Weldon in Congress the Left would cheer, but the country would be in worse trouble than it is today.
Its a dangerous world. The Left is in denial of danger- or worse, they are ready to sabotage the country and damn the consequences. It might be time to pay heed to that old radical, David Horowitz.
If the left, again, gets control of the Presidency during these perilous times, we may be doomed.
I'm a lot more concerned about Soros puppets within the GOP.
I'm a lot more concerned about Soros puppets within the GOP.
Point well made -- it is clear that RINOs are being generated by power AND money.
My congressman Joe Schwarz is among the worst.
A tip for liberals, don't let creepy old rich guys run your party.
Done deal, bornacatholic, with their control of MySpaceand /YouTube, and unprecedented dumbing down on the boob tube.
The conspiracy might not be a theory...
It is about money. Take the money away and the problem goes away.
I don't look at politics like many others do. I don't compare republican candidates to what I insist is THE conservative position vis a vis the Constitution, Foreign Policy, Economics, Morality etc. If i did that, I wouldn't have anyone to vote for. I just go into the voting booth and play the political cards I have been dealt.
I also think that once Americans wake-up to the deadly threat Islam poses to us, we will produce great leaders. We always have in the past. It seems to be bred into the American bones
I imagine there are goofballs, and weirdoes, and lay-abouts, and dopers, and entrepreuners, and teachers, and laborers who are just biding time waiting for some great cause to serve. They may not even know that chasing skirts, doing dope, watching sports, gambling etc is just a cheap substitute for the masculine desire to be involved is some great quest - such as defending Liberty.
And politics seems like such a shallow substitute for a grand quest when all material needs are already supplied by your country. All those men will be ready after the next one or two attacks on American soil. And then, no mercy will be available for the Jihadists.
Awaken the American Giant and there will be Hell to pay.
Did you know the Soros family used to be the Schwarz family?
I prolly am insane but I hope Hilary gets the dems nomination. Men who haven't voted in 40 years will register just for the pleasure of voting against her while I don't think women, in numbers sufficient, will vote for her just because she appears to be a woman.
I've always thought well of David Horowitz. His book, "Radical Son," was an eye opener to me.
"If Hillary gets into the White House the Clintons can have another eight years of power. And we know they have never stopped being Sixties radicals. They are not small-d democrats; they are elitist radicals who know what is best for all of us, and are delighted to force us do it. On top of all that, they exercise unbelievably bad judgment in terms of national security."
The Clintons are quite aware of all that they do. It is bad judgement in terms of what our constitution says, but it is excellent judgement for leading our country to socialism, and ultimately, communism...
Yeah, me too. "Second Thoughts" was the first of his that I read
But, don't be afraid of Hilary. Bill could win the voter's hearts with his faux sincerity. Hilary can only instill a chill into the hearts of most of the men who voted for Billy Jeff
Thanks. I really hope you are right!
Speaking of old, old George will be 76 on 12 August. Just thought I'm mention he won't be around forever, no matter how rich he is. Obviously he hasn't faced his mortality yet or he would give up his association with the devil.
Horowitz is supposed to be on Hannity and Colmes discussing this book tonight.
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