CommieTunes 13: Obama’s Boss
Only one man could have a more grotesquely distended ego than Barack Hussein Obama â€” Obama’s boss, the sinister zillionaire who bought the Democrat Party, Nazi collaborator George Soros:
Wouldn’t it be interesting to learn what Soros knows about the financial collapse of 2008 that ushered his minion B. Hussein into power?
Soros’s CAP gives Obama his marching orders to subvert the will of the people
Ed Lasky/American Thinker
George Soros funds the Center for American Progress, which has been characterized as Barack Obama’s Ideas Factory. John Podesta, its head, led the transition team when Barack Obama became President. The Center has also become a hiring hall for the Obama team, filling its positions with former employees (among these was controversial Van Jones — who now is back at the Center).
Apparently, George Soros and his Center are upset that the American people placed a roadblock in their plans when we rose up and painted the nation red. The Center now is providing a blueprint of ways Barack Obama can do an end run around the people’s will by resorting to methods that will strike many of us as being improper-to say the least. Relying on executive orders, interpretation of regulations, rule -making and the like they are collectively a recipe for even more power being assumed by President Obama.
From Tuesday’s Politico Playbook:
[The] Center for American Progress today is releasing a report, “Power of the President,” proposing 30 executive actions the president can take to advance progressive change in the areas of energy, the economy, health care, education, foreign policy, and national security. “The following authorities can be used to ensure progress on key issues facing the country today: Executive orders, Rulemaking, Agency management, Convening and creating public-private partnerships , Commanding the armed forces, Diplomacy.
The New York Times fleshes out these proposals with some suggestions about policy changes across the board. The ideology of George Soros shines through the Center’s report as it justifies this forceful approach to circumvent Congress when it states that:
[The] legislative battles that Mr. Obama waged during his first two years – notably on health care and financial regulatory reform – have created a weariness among the general public with the process of making laws. And it hints it has not helped Mr. Obama politically in the process.
In other words, when Congress passed a variety of laws Americans became dismayed by the horse-trading and bribes that were resorted to by Democrats to impose these policies on us. Instead of compromise and listening to the American people, Soros counsels that more forceful measures should be used to override the will of the American people.
To gain some perspective on the massive levels of funding that George Soros lavishes on the far Left, be sure to view this vital document: Organizations Funded Directly by George Soros and his Open Society Institute
George Soros is one of the most powerful men on earth. A New York hedge fund manager, he has amassed a personal fortune estimated at aboutÂ $13 billionÂ (as of 2009). His management company controls billions more in investor assets. Since 1979, Soros’ foundation network â€” whose flagship is theÂ Open Society InstituteÂ (OSI) â€” has dispensed more than $5 billion to a multitude of organizations whoseÂ objectives are consistent with those of Soros. (The President of OSI and the Soros Foundation Network is Aryeh Neier, former Director of the socialist League for Industrial Democracy.) With assets of $1.93 billion as of 2008, OSI alone donates scores of millions of dollarsÂ annually to these various groups, whose major agendas can be summarized as follows:
- promoting the view that America isÂ institutionally an oppressive nation
- promoting the election of leftist political candidates throughout the United States
- opposing virtually all post-9/11 national security measures enacted by U.S. government, particularly the Patriot Act
- depicting American military actions as unjust, unwarranted, and immoral
- promoting open borders, mass immigration, and a watering down of current immigration laws
- promoting a dramaticÂ expansion of social welfare programs funded by ever-escalating taxes
- promoting social welfare benefits and amnesty for illegal aliens
- defending suspected anti-American terrorists and their abetters
- financing the recruitment and training of future activist leaders of the political Left
- advocating America’s unilateral disarmament and/or a steep reduction inÂ its military spending
- opposing the death penalty in all circumstances
- promoting socialized medicine in the United States
- promoting the tenets of radical environmentalism, whose ultimate goal, as writer Michael Berliner hasÂ explained,Â isÂ “not clean air and clean water, [but] rather …Â the demolition of technological/industrial civilization”
- bringing American foreign policy under the control of the United Nations
- promoting racial and ethnic preferences in academia and the business world alike
To view a list of many of the more important organizations that support these agendas and have received direct funding from Soros and his Open Society Institute in recent years,Â CLICK HERE. (Comprehensive profiles of each are available in the “Groups” category ofÂ DiscoverTheNetworks.org.)
There are also numerous “secondary” or “indirect” affiliates of the Soros network. These include organizations which do not receive direct funding from Soros and OSI,Â but which are funded by one or more organizations that do. These secondary affiliates also include organizations that work collaboratively orÂ synergistically withÂ Soros-funded groups. To view a list of some of these organizations,Â click here. (Comprehensive profiles of each are available in the “Groups” category ofÂ DiscoverTheNetworks.org.)
In one of his most significant and effective efforts toÂ shape the American political landscape, Soros was the prime mover in the creation of the so-called “Shadow DemocraticÂ Party,” or “Shadow Party,” in 2003. This term refers to a nationwide network of more than five-dozenÂ unions, non-profit activist groups, and think tanksÂ whose agendas are ideologically to the left, and which are engaged in campaigning for the Democrats. This network’s activities include fundraising, get-out-the-vote drives, political advertising, opposition research, and media manipulation.
The Shadow Party wasÂ conceived and organizedÂ principally byÂ George Soros,Â Hillary ClintonÂ andÂ Harold McEwan IckesÂ â€” all identified with theÂ Democratic PartyÂ left. Other key players included:
- Morton H. Halperin: Director of Soros’Â Open Society Institute
- John Podesta: Democrat strategist and former chief of staff forÂ Bill Clinton
- Jeremy Rosner: Democrat strategist and pollster, ex-foreign policy speechwriter for Bill Clinton
- Robert Boorstin: Democrat strategist and pollster, ex-national security speechwriter for Bill Clinton
- Carl Pope: Co-founder ofÂ America Coming Together, Democrat strategist, andSierra ClubÂ Executive Director
- Steve Rosenthal: Labor leader, CEO of America Coming Together, and former chief advisor on union matters to Clinton Labor SecretaryÂ Robert Reich
- Peter Lewis: Major Democrat donor and insurance entrepreneur
- Rob Glaser: Major Democrat donor and Silicon Valley pioneer
- Ellen Malcolm: Co-founder and President of America Coming Together,Â and founder ofÂ EMILY’s List
- Rob McKay: Major Democrat donor, Taco Bell heir, and McKay Family Foundation President
- Lewis and Dorothy Cullman: Major Democrat donors
To develop the Shadow Party as a cohesive entity, Harold Ickes undertook the task of building a 21st-century version of the Left’s traditional alliance of the “oppressed”Â and “disenfranchised.” By the time Ickes was done, he had created or helped to create six new groups, and had co-opted a seventh calledÂ MoveOn.org. Together, these seven groups constituted the administrative core of the newly formed Shadow Party:
- America Coming Together
- America Votes
- Center for American Progress
- Joint Victory Campaign 2004
- Media Fund
- Thunder Road Group
These organizations, along with the many leftist groups with which they collaborate, haveÂ played a major role in helping Soros advance his political and social agendas.
According to Richard Poe, co-author (with David Horowitz) of the 2006 bookÂ The Shadow Party:
“The Shadow Party is the real power driving the Democrat machine.Â It is a network of radicals dedicated to transforming our constitutional republic into a socialist hive. The leader of these radicals is … George Soros.Â He has essentially privatized the Democratic Party, bringing it under his personal control.Â The Shadow Party is the instrument through which he exerts that control.Â … It works by siphoning off hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign contributions that would have gone to the Democratic Party in normal times, and putting those contributions at the personal disposal of Mr. Soros.Â He then uses that money to buy influence and loyalty where he sees fit.Â In 2003, Soros set up a network of privately-owned groups which acts as a shadow or mirror image of the Party.Â It performs all the functions we would normally expect the real Democratic Party to perform, such as shaping the Party platform, fielding candidates, running campaigns, and so forth.Â However, it performs these functions under the private supervision of Mr. Soros and his associates. The Shadow Party derives its power from its ability to raise huge sums of money.Â By controlling the Democrat purse strings, the Shadow Party can make or break any Democrat candidate by deciding whether or not to fund him. During the 2004 election cycle, the Shadow Party raised more than $300 million for Democrat candidates, prompting one of its operatives, MoveOn PAC directorEli Pariser, to declare, ‘Now it’s our party.Â We bought it, we own it…’”Soros in 2004Â spent some $26 millionÂ trying, unsuccessfully, to defeat President Bush’s reelection bid, a task SorosÂ calledÂ “the central focus of my life” and “a matter of life and death.” He hasÂ likenedÂ Republicans generally, and the Bush administration in particular, to “the Nazi and communist regimes” in the sense that they are “all engaged in the politics of fear.” “Indeed,” heÂ wroteÂ in 2006, “the Bush administration has been able to improve on the techniques used by the Nazi and Communist propaganda machines byÂ drawing on the innovations of the advertising and marketing industries.” Soros elaborated on this theme at the January 2007Â World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where heÂ toldÂ reporters: “America needs to . . . go through a certain de-Nazification process.”
Soros has beenÂ a staunch supporter ofÂ HillaryÂ Clinton, who, in turn, has long admired Soros and shares many of his agendas.Â At a 2004 “Take Back America” conference in Washington, DC, Mrs. Clinton introduced Soros with these words:
“Now, among the many people who have stood up and said, ‘I cannot sit by and let this happen to the country I love,’ is George Soros, and I have known George Soros for a long time now, and I first came across his work in the former Soviet Union, in Eastern Europe, when I was privileged to travel there, both on my own and with my husband on behalf of our country. …Â [W]e need people like George Soros, who is fearless, and willing to step up when it counts.” (Cited in David Horowitz and Richard Poe,Â The Shadow Party, p. 53)
In December of 2006, Soros met withÂ Democratic presidential hopefulÂ Barack Obamain his (Soros’) New York office. Soros had previously hosted a fundraiser for Obama duringÂ the latter’sÂ 2004 campaign for the Senate. On January 16, 2007, Obama announced the creation of a presidential exploratory committee, and within hoursÂ Soros sent the senator a contribution of $2,100, the maximum amount allowable under campaign finance laws. Later that week the New YorkÂ Daily News reportedÂ that Soros would back Obama over Senator Hillary Clinton, whom he had supported in the past. Soros’ announcement was seen as a repudiation of Clinton’s presidential aspirations, though Soros said he would support the New York senator were she to win the Democratic nomination.
By the time Obama was elected, it was clear that his economic and political prescriptions for America were quite consistent with those of Soros. For example, in a November 2008 interview withÂ Spiegel, Soros made some comments which foreshadowed precisely the course that President Obama’s administration would eventually pursue in 2009.Â SaidÂ Soros:
“I think we need a large stimulus package which will provide funds for state and local government to maintain their budgets … For such a program to be successful, the federal government would need to provide hundreds of billions of dollars. In addition, another infrastructure program is necessary. In total, the cost would be in the 300 to 600 billion dollar range…. I think this is a great opportunity to finally deal with global warming and energy dependence. The U.S. needs a cap and trade system with auctioning of licenses for emissions rights. I would use the revenues from these auctions to launch a new, environmentally friendly energy policy.”The interviewer then said: “Your proposal would be dismissed on Wall Street as ‘big government.’ Republicans might call it European-style ‘socialism.’” Soros replied:
“That is exactly what we need now. I am against market fundamentalism. I think this propaganda that government involvement is always bad has been very successful â€” but also very harmful to our society…. I think it is better to have a government that wants to provide good government than a government that doesn’t believe in government…. At times of recession, running a budget deficit is highly desirable.”