No man has a larger stake in a president Barack Obama administration than ultra-liberal billionaire George Soros.
This decade, the Hungarian-born hedge fund investor has poured tens of millions of dollars into left-wing attack groups and Democratic campaigns. Soros’ grand plan is to destroy the Republican Party and conservative movement, while promoting the wish list of the political Left.
With Democratic victories Tuesday, Soros may be on the cusp of fulfilling his dreams of social reorder — funded by a fortune of $7 billion he amassed through rampant speculation on world currencies.
Soros has channeled his gains into such groups as Moveon.org and the Center for American Progress, not to mention the Democratic Party and its candidates. He may rightly have claimed any Democrat victory as his own this Election Day and expect President Obama to adopt his American vision.
“Soros is Obama’s principal patron,” said Richard Lawrence Poe, co-author with David Horowitz of “The Shadow Party,” a critical look at the network of left-wing tax-exempt groups the investor sponsors. The groups in turn doled out money to liberal candidates such as Obama.
The book’s subtitle is, “How George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party.”
“He created Obama,” Poe told HUMAN EVENTS. “An Obama presidency will be a Soros presidency.”
Poe said federal election records show Soros jump-started Obama’s 2004 U.S. Senate campaign with $60,000 from himself and family members.
“These personal contributions are but a drop in the bucket compared to the unknown quantities of money Soros has channeled into the Obama campaign through his so-called Shadow Party,” the author said.
To understand the 78-year-old Soros’ world view, first look at his two obsessions: he dislikes President Bush intently, likening him to Hitler. And he dismisses the war on terror as a waste of time.
Then there is the press. Any one on the Left with lots of money who bankrolls liberal causes typically receives flattering coverage. Soros is no exception. He enjoys puff-ball treatment from the New York Times, Washington Post and their followers.
CNBC, for example, presents the talking-head Soros as a non-partisan investor, never telling viewers of his liberal crusade to destroy Republicans and how that might color his views.
His hatred of Bush and of the war against radical Islamic terrorists stand as the underpinnings for scores of leftist positions.
He funds his causes through his New York City-based Open Society Institute. Its web site is full of flowery prose about eliminating hunger, bringing social justice and encouraging diversity of opinion.
But beneath the propaganda is a financial grant system channeled to the hard left.
Click the link for “U.S. Programs” and this national security objective pops up: “Shifting the paradigm away from the ‘war on terror.'” In other words, terrorists are victims and the U.S. is the perpetrator and must be stopped. The web page portrays America as a racist society at its roots.
Other Soros demands:
— Legalize gay marriage and euthanasia, and make abortion more available. He funds groups that claim they are Catholics for choice.
— Legalize illegal drugs, or at least reduce the penalties. Soros believes crack cocaine dealers are victims because powder cocaine sellers receive shorter prisoner sentences. They are typically white, while crack users are black, he says.
— Give felons the right to vote and end the death penalty.
— New rights for illegal aliens.
— An end to U.S. global supremacy.
“George Soros has stated repeatedly and explicitly that he views the United States and its capitalist ideology as a threat to world peace,” said Poe. “A consistent pattern, both in his political giving and in his philanthropic endeavors is to press for policies whose only possible effect will be to bankrupt the United States and end the reign of the U.S. dollar as the world’s dominant exchange currency. Soros wishes to replace the U.S. dollar with a global currency, issued by a global bank.”
Soros told the Washington Post in 2003 that defeating Bush’s reelection “is the central focus of my life” and “a matter of life and death.”
“When I hear Bush say, ‘You’re either with us or against us,’ ” Soros said, “it reminds me of the Germans. It conjures up memories of Nazi slogans on the walls, Der Feind Hort mit [The enemy is listening]. My experiences under Nazi and Soviet rule have sensitized me.”
He reportedly gave $5 million to Moveon.org, which promptly ran video ads comparing Bush to Hitler. An image of a saluting Hitler gives way to Bush taking the oath of office. Get it?
Despite the Open Society Institute’s lofty mission statement, Soros likes this sort of bare-knuckle personal destruction.
After all, Bush is not the only person Moveon.org has savaged. It called Gen. David Petraeus a commander who is betraying his country. In 2004, Moveon.org attacked the evangelical beliefs of George Gallup Jr., son of Gallup’s founder, because the company produced a presidential poll it did not like.
On the war, Soros has written that “terrorism is an abstraction.”
In his book, “The Age of Fallibility: Consequences of the War on Terror,” he wrote, “The Bush administration and the Nazi and communist regimes all engaged in the politics of fear. Indeed, the Bush administration has been able to improve on the techniques used by the Nazi and Communist propaganda machines by drawing on the innovations of the advertising and marketing industries.”
When Mr. Soros comes to Washington next year, Democrats will be listening. If they don’t, Moveon.org has some videos ready.