by WorldTribune Staff, November 14, 2016
Even before Donald Trump is sworn in as the U.S.’s 45th president on Jan. 20, 2017, George Soros and his top-drawer Democrat allies plan to start fighting – just like it’s 1917.
The Soros-led cadre gathered in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 13 for a three-day, closed-door summit to retool the big-money Left and, if the meeting’s agenda is any indication, “liberals plan full-on trench warfare against Trump from Day One,” a Politico reported.
The conference’s agenda calls Trump’s 100-day plan “a terrifying assault on President Obama’s achievements — and our progressive vision for an equitable and just nation.”
The meeting, organized by the Democracy Alliance (DA) at Washington’s high-priced Mandarin Oriental hotel, will include appearances by House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairman Keith Ellison.
The Democracy Alliance was launched after the 2004 election by Soros, the late insurance mogul Peter Lewis, and a handful of fellow Democratic mega-donors who had combined to spend tens of millions trying to boost then-Sen. John Kerry’s ultimately unsuccessful challenge to then-President George W. Bush.
“The DA, its donors and beneficiary groups over the last decade have had a major hand in shaping the institutions of the left, including by orienting some of its key organizations around Clinton, and by basing their strategy around the idea that minorities and women constituted a so-called ‘rising American electorate’ that could tip elections to Democrats,” the Politico report said.
That didn’t happen.
“The DA itself should be called into question,” said one Democratic strategist. “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.”
Gara LaMarche, the president of the DA, told donors gathered at the Mandarin on Nov. 13 that some reassessment was in order.
“You don’t lose an election you were supposed to win, with so much at stake, without making some big mistakes, in assumptions, strategy and tactics.”
In his post-election emails to donors and operatives, LaMarche acknowledged the group had to “scrap many of the original plans for the conference,” explaining “while we made no explicit assumptions about the outcome, the conference we planned, and the agenda you have seen, made more sense in the event of a Hillary Clinton victory.”