George Soros and other far-left billionaires recently concluded a three-day conference with Democratic Party activists and leaders to plan a war against President-elect Donald Trump’s administration.
Soros, along with the other far-left billionaires who make up the “Democracy Alliance” (DA), met for a three-day investors conference at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC.
“This is our first time to gather and talk since the cataclysm of Election Day,” the conference agenda noted.
DA President Greg LaMarche, formerly Vice President and Director of U.S. Programs for the Soros-founded Open Society Foundation (the same organization responsible for encouraging the overthrow of the Russian-backed Ukrainian government under Viktor Yanukovych), held a panel discussion with “four of the most thoughtful leaders of the Progressive community” on Sunday, the first day of the conference.
SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry, Center for Community Change President Deepak Bhargava, and Demos President Heather McGhee were part of the panel along with Van Jones, a longtime Democratic activist and CNN analyst who recently suggested Donald Trump’s election was due to a “white-lash” against a demographically-changing country.
“The 2016 election has upended much of what we thought we knew about American politics,” the agenda continued.
“It has shown a roiling discontent with the political establishment, and there is ferment in the air. Forces of reaction, caution, and progress will joust for power in the coming period.”
The work of organizations such as 350 Action, CPD Action, CWA, Demos Action, MoveOn.org, People’s Action, Pico Action, Wellstone Action and Working Families Party to “intervene in national and state politics beginning early in 2017” was discussed as well.
Prominent members of the Democratic Party, including Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, Minnesota Congressman (and candidate for Chair of the Democratic National Committee) Keith Ellison, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi also attended the conference,
The “Democracy Alliance” and its wealth benefactors have a well-documented history of funding far-left causes, having funneled over $500 million to left-leaning groups since its founding in 2005.
One of the DA’s favorite causes is stoking racial division. In November 2015, members of Black Lives Matter met with the Democracy Alliance to discuss funding for the fledgling organization.
“The DA, as the club is known in Democratic circles, is recommending its donors step up check writing to a handful of endorsed groups that have supported the Black Lives Matter movement,” Politico reported at the time.
“And the club and some of its members also are considering ways to funnel support directly to scrappier local groups that have utilized confrontational tactics to inject their grievances into the political debate.”
As the Democratic Party begins to reassess its message and strategy following Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump, some strategists have called into question the effectiveness of mega-donor organizations like the Democracy Alliance.
“The DA itself should be called into question,” said one Democratic strategist who has been active in the DA and attended the conference. “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.”