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    George Soros Dumps Big Money Into U.S. District Attorney Races

    George Soros Dumps Big Money Into U.S. District Attorney Races

    “Soros has used his considerable finances and political clout to challenge district attorneys that do not fit into his progressive ideological agenda…”

    “I have always harbored an exaggerated view of my self-importance. To put it bluntly, I fancied myself as some kind of god.”

    – Billionaire Hedge Fund Operator George Soros, from his own book, “The Alchemy of Finance”

     

    The man who broke the Bank of England, Democratic mega-donor George Soros, uses his wealth and influence in United States elections. Now Soros has moved his concentration to District Attorney races across the country.

    Backed by millions in funding from billionaire Soros, the American Civil Liberties Union announced in April 2017 a campaign to target, remove, and replace pro-law enforcement, anti-illegal immigration district attorneys around the country. Described by the ACLU as “major drivers of mass incarceration, lacking accountability and transparency, and posing obstacles to criminal justice reform,” the ACLU received a $50 million grant from George Soros’ Open Society Foundations in 2014 to turn DA races, according to McClatchy News Bureau.

    The Soros-funded California Justice and Public Safety PAC is invested heavily in the district attorney’s races in Sacramento, Alameda County, and San Diego. Newspapers describe Soros’ campaign funding as “part of a broader effort by the billionaire’s political organization to help progressive candidates running for district attorney across the nation.”

    Soros spent $1 million against Bexar County Texas DA Nico LaHood who opposes sanctuary cities, The Daily Caller reported. Soros’ super PAC, Texas Justice & Public Safety, churned out attack ads against LaHood, accusing him of being racist.

    “Soros has the routine down,” the Daily Signal reported. “He uses powerhouse Democratic law firm Perkins Coie to set up a super PAC named some variant of ‘Justice & Public Safety.’ The super PAC will surface late in a DA race, using the kind of capital typically reserved for a national political race to fund a series of attack ads benefitting Soros’ preferred candidate, who wins almost every time.” (Perkins Coie is the law firm that compiled the dubious Trump-Russia dossier.)

    Philadelphia Justice and Safety, another of Soros’ super PACs, spent $1.6 million in Soros’ money pushing the progressive candidate in 2017.

    Pushing “progressive” candidates who won’t seek death sentences, will ignore low-level drug crimes, and won’t imprison people who can’t make bail, is the platform Soros relies on the ACLU to identify. “The hedge-fund tycoon has spent about $10 million since 2015 to back progressive candidates for prosecutor in places as diverse as Chicago, Orlando, Houston, and Shreveport, La., through a network of affiliated super PACs, according to campaign-finance reports,” the Philly Inquirer reported.

    Soros’ Florida PAC dropped $1.4 million for television ads in the final weeks of the campaign for progressive candidate Aramis Ayala, ensuring the ouster of the incumbent state attorney for Orange and Osceola Counties. When she took office Ayala immediately announced a moratorium on seeking the death penalty.

    Soros was responsible for the defeat of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, spending a cool $2 million to oust the hard-nosed lawman, who fought illegal immigration.

    Incumbents report that Soros’ massive infusion of campaign funds is smothering, and allows the progressive challengers to exponentially out-purchase radio and television advertisements, and flood the airwaves with last minute campaign messaging.

    “Billionaire Social Activist George Soros has brought his war against law enforcement to San Diego and he’s spending more than $1 million to support anti-law enforcement candidate Genevieve Jones-Wright for District Attorney,” the threattosandiego.com website states, created by incumbent DA Summer Stephan. The website associates Soros with Antifa groups and anti-law enforcement groups – and is not a stretch in California.

    At a recent news conference, “D.A. Stephan and supporters stood with community members and crime victims as they talked about the incumbent district attorney’s track record as victim’s advocate,” the San Diego UT reported. “Some held signs expressing opposition to Soros. One such sign said ‘Outside money doesn’t buy justice.’ Another said, ‘$oro$.’”

    In my home town, a PAC controlled by Soros is funding the campaign of a leftist, anti-law enforcement deputy district attorney running to unseat Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert. Schubert’s challenger, Noah Phillips blames the fatal police shooting of career criminal Stephon Clark last March as evidence that Schubert, along with the rest of Sacramento County law enforcement, is racially biased.  Phillips has raised $750,000, thanks in large part to Soros, who paid for the political ads now running on TV.

    One such commercial says, “We need to end racial profiling and police misconduct. And right now the system is broken.”

    D.A. Anne Marie Schubert created a statewide law enforcement task force in 2016, which recently arrested the notorious “Golden State Killer,” also known in Sacramento as the “East Area Rapist.” And Schubert has a lengthy history of being tough on crime, wherever it takes her, which in Sacramento, CA, makes her a racist according to the Soros-funded left.

    Why is George Soros Buying Democrat Politicians and DAs?

    Soros has made personal campaign contributions to numerous Democrat politicians including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Charlie Rangel, Al Franken, Sherrod Brown, Nancy Pelosi, Al Gore and many more. Additionally, in 2007 and 2008 Soros funded Green For All and the Ella Baker Center, from Soros’ main organization, the Open Society Institute. Van Jones who describes himself as a Communist, led  the leader these groups at that time.

    According to a recent Association of Mature American Citizens articleWhy is George Soros Buying District Attorneys?, “Over the last few years, progressive billionaire George Soros has dumped millions of dollars into district attorney races around the country. Soros has used his considerable finances and political clout to challenge district attorneys that do not fit into his progressive ideological agenda including:”

    2015, Scott Colom and Robert Shuler Smith, $400,000

    2016, Andrew Warren, Hillsborough County, Fla.

    2016, Kim Foxx, Cook County, Ill.

    2016, Kim Ogg, Harris County, Texas $600,000

    2016, Aramis Ayala, Orlando, Fla., $1.4 million

    2017, Larry Krasner Philadelphia, Pa., $1.45 million

    2018, Joe Gonzales Bexar County, Texas, $958,000

    Should George Soros be determining the outcomes of District Attorneys races around the country? Why is George Soros Buying District Attorneys? And before we vote, we must ask ourselves why the American Civil Liberties Union is investing large resources and utilizing its organizational skills in local district attorney races this year.

     

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    elle | May 9, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    It would be helpful if the GOP could provide a list of the Soros funded candidates circulated so that people could vote against them.


     
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    DeplorableLanie | May 9, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    What happened to campaign donation limits? I thought we could only give so much to one candidate? How is it that he can give millions to the DNC and not go over the limits???


       
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      Milhouse in reply to DeplorableLanie. | May 9, 2018 at 8:39 pm

      The DNC is not a candidate. And there isn’t and can’t be any limit on what people spend independently to persuade voters to their point of view, so long as it isn’t coordinated with the candidate.


         
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        elle in reply to Milhouse. | May 10, 2018 at 12:22 am

        Another Milhouse moment. Unable to get past small details to engage the bigger picture.

        Random Poster: Milhouse! Your stove has caught fire!!
        Milhouse: Stoves do no burn, you idiot! Fool!

          Heh, this made me laugh because it captures Milhouse’s pedantry so well! Nothing against Milhouse, though, he must know this is a great caricature of some of his posts. 😛


           
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          Milhouse in reply to elle. | May 10, 2018 at 3:45 am

          Not so. The whole point of DeplorableLanie’s comment rests on the restrictions that only apply and can only apply to actual candidates. The fact that the DNC isn’t one is therefore a key distinction, not some trivial detail. Congress can’t restrict donations to political organizations that aren’t earmarked for a specific candidate, because there is no compelling government interest in doing so, since such organizations aren’t subject to corruption in the way that candidates are.


             
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            JohnSmith100 in reply to Milhouse. | May 10, 2018 at 8:33 am

            Gee, I think that Soros is corrupted. Look at how he makes, and how he spends the money. It seems to me that there is a rot on both ends of his dealings.


             
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            Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | May 10, 2018 at 1:50 pm

            He makes his money legally and honestly, and he spends it the same way any of us would if we had that kind of money — on furthering the political causes about which he feels passionately. That we disagree with those causes and think them harmful to the country and to the public is irrelevant; it makes him our opponent, not a criminal and certainly not the Devil.


     
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    randian | May 10, 2018 at 1:17 am

    I assume the purpose of buying district attorneys is to direct who and what will be (or won’t be) investigated and prosecuted.


       
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      Milhouse in reply to randian. | May 10, 2018 at 3:49 am

      He’s not buying district attorneys. At most he’s buying district attorneyships for candidates whose thinking he likes. Those people are not beholden to him, and he doesn’t expect any favors from them, he just expects them to perform the way they campaigned, to carry out the pro-criminal and anti-police policies they truly believe in.


         
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        94Corvette in reply to Milhouse. | May 10, 2018 at 10:22 am

        Here in Houston he contributed $600,000 to Karen Ogg in the last election cycle. Within the last few months a close friend of mine was assaulted while he was accompanying a 16 yo youth to an ‘alternative’ school. The youth beat him severely giving him three concussions and leaving him with PTSD and seizures which render him unable to drive or to work. Karen Ogg’s office did not let my friend know of the trial date for the youth, did not call him to allow him to testify on his behalf. This youth, with two prior convictions for assault and on probation, was had his sentence probated again. This is the kind of ‘justice’ that Soros wants. The bottom line is that the average US citizen once had comfort that the rule of law applied to all. Now, we’re seeing that it doesn’t. This distrust is just part of the plan the progressives have to destroy our country.


           
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          Milhouse in reply to 94Corvette. | May 10, 2018 at 1:56 pm

          Indeed, that is the kind of policing he supports, and it’s wrong. But it does not support an allegation of corruption. He supports that level of policing for the same reason we support a very different one: because he thinks it right.

          He thinks it right and appropriate for the justice system to be biased in favor of defendants and against their alleged victims. Actually we do too; our constitution is very much based on that proposition. But we differ on how far it should be biased in that direction. He wants it to tilt a lot further for defendants than we do, and you correctly point out the awful results of that sort of policy, and why we think the bias should be a lot less pronounced. This doesn’t make him corrupt, it just makes him wrong (in our opinion).

      You are correct. The reason for buying DAs is the same as the state AGs who are lefties – they use the office to go after political enemies.


     
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    clayusmcret | May 10, 2018 at 6:48 am

    Of course. He’s learned that regardless of what laws a state or local government create, unless the State AG or DA’s prosecute, the laws are meaningless. And in most cases, they cannot be compelled to enforce the law.


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