$39.3 million dollars.
That’s how much George Soros and friends plan to steer to left-wing groups in America through the Democracy Alliance in 2014, according to an exclusive report in the Washington Free Beacon (they’ve been getting a lot good scoops lately).
A secretive dark money group backed by George Soros and other liberal mega-donors is looking to steer nearly $40 million to left-wing groups in 2014 to support high-profile political and policy efforts, according to documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
The documents reveal for the first time the Democracy Alliance’s full portfolio of supported organizations, a large network of powerful liberal groups looking to win key electoral and legislative victories.
The Democracy Alliance connect major donors to influential left-wing activist groups to affect political change.
Doesn’t this sound a lot like the New Israel Fund?
Among the recipients is Organizing for Action, a Barack Obama/White House sanctioned advocacy group.
The Free Beacon’s report says the secretive Democracy Alliance is responsible for around 20% of the financial support for the left-wing organizations they’re helping fund.
The Democracy Alliance does not actually accept those contributions. Instead, it connects donors to a network of groups that it has vetted and strategically endorsed. The goal is to create a collaborative fundraising apparatus that maximizes the effectiveness of large contributions to left-wing groups.
Personally, I have no problem with Soros doing this. The free market of ideas should be free, even for the super rich.
But it does raise the very real question, why is George Soros’s money kosher when it comes to influencing politics and elections (and obviously not only through this organization), while Sheldon Adelson’s money is not?
We all know the answer to that.
Perhaps Adelson needs to also set up an organization that quietly directs funds indirectly to the causes he supports.
Would that win him that highly vaunted Kashrut certification against left-wing criticism?
Of course not, but it would shine the hypocrisy light a little brighter on the double standard.