George Soros, investment guru, billionaire, liberal political activist, author, pundit, and lightning rod for multiple conspiracy theories, was just as stunned as most of the United States when Donald Trump won the election in 2016. Soros has been documented to have spent or influenced the contribution of $25 million to the failed Clinton campaign.
Soros along with the Clinton team based the expected Democratic victory for the White House on a campaign that specifically targeted minority and women voters on nytimes.com. The lackluster turnout of Blacks who were expected to vote against Trump and a huge turn out from rural Caucasians has the Democrats and Soros asking where they went wrong.
George Soros agenda and the Democratic agenda for a Presidential victory included a large number of ads. Tweets, and debate mentions directed at what are considered to be the liberal point of view on climate change, economic equality, the influence of corporations in politics, and corporate tax increase did not produce the resonance that was expected.
Soros, the Democratic Party, the Clintons, and the liberal media are still scratching their heads in wonder at a Trump victory. Soros and the most influential money that favors the Democratic and liberal agenda as well as leading Congressional and party lights met for the first time on November 14, 2016, in Washington to determine exactly what went wrong and make plans for delaying actions to fight the Trump agenda that is proceeding much faster than expected.
A large part of the puzzle that the group examined was the stunning fact that Trump spent 41 percent of the money that the leading contributors to Clinton’s campaign on nybooks.com did and yet still won. Some of the Democrats feel that the financial wizards need to be eliminated or disposed of in light of the astounding loss by Clinton and the threat to the “liberal” agenda.
George Soros broke with his recent past lack of contributions to Democratic campaigns to come out swinging in a big way in 2105 and 2016. Clinton lost but Soros and his money were influential in removing ultraconservative sheriffs, governors, and state representatives.
The fact that Soros is a head line speaker in the meeting that involves the people who spent the most money for liberal and Democratic causes in 2016 is also a break with his past behavior. The Soros agenda has been described as a movement to fund and defeat all of the Trump campaign promises through all means necessary.
Soros openly likens a Trump Presidency to Communism and Nazism and the personal losses that Soros has endured due to such nationalistic and authoritarian regimes. On a more moderate note, Soros explains that the xenophobia that has been experienced in France and Britain due to Islamic fundamentalist attacks cannot be followed in a United States that has for the past eight years endeavored to engender and establish more freedom and the involvement of more people in the solutions than the country has ever seen.
The message from Soros seems abundantly clear. The agenda is to find what the Clinton campaign did wrong, prepare a Democratic strategy that will take back seats in the House and Senate, fund opponents to the Trump agenda, fund litigation against the Trump plan, and lay the foundations for a Democratic Presidency in 2020.
Soros past experience and his presence bode for changes in the Democratic Party and how campaigns and campaign dollars are managed in the United States.