In this era of reaching politics, there are those whose clout and influence is so powerful that it is reverberating throughout Capitol Hill far and wide. Many of these people are referred to as movers and shakers. Their influence is known even to the most casual voter. A great example of such an influencer is George Soros.
George Soros is widely known for his passion for the liberal Democratic message. He has been a liberal Democrat for as long as he can remember. The first time he began advocating for these views was during his time attending the Lending School of Economics. Upon graduation, he started the Soros Fund Management where he was able to amass a $25.2 billion net worth according to Forbes.com. This wealth allowed Soros the flex his muscles and begin affecting change both here in America and also around the world.
George Soros is the founder of the Open Society Foundations. This nonprofit was started to help encourage and strengthen weak democracies around the globe and also help other governments transition to the Democratic model. The Open Society Foundations was started with an $11 billion donation from George Soros. Over the last 30 years, the Open Society Foundations has been able to help democracies in South America, Africa, and also Europe. Recently, George Soros gave an additional $18 billion to the Open Society Foundations so they could begin making headway into Asia. Over the years, the Open Society Foundations has seen $300 billion go through their coffers which have been used to promote education and women’s rights abroad.
George Soros began influencing American politics through the Open Society Foundations in the year 2004. In 2004, we were at war with both Afghanistan and Iraq thanks to incumbent President George W. Bush’s warmongering ways. George Soros wanted to see this change since it created a terrible situation in the Middle East. George Soros knew a Democratic president could make the change he needed, so he backed John Kerry’s campaign with $27 million donation.
In 2008, George Soros would aid Barack Obama in his meteoric rise to the presidency. George Soros gave $15 million to the Democratic Party to help Barack Obama. After eight years of liberal policy, George Soros was left happy. In 2016, George Soros again flexed his financial muscle by backing Hillary Rodham Clinton. She was up against billionaire Donald Trump, and George Soros thought that he would even the odds. He dropped $25 million to bankroll the DNC and help Hillary Clinton in her run against Donald Trump. In addition to the $25 million, George Soros also backed many state senators with donations upwards of $1.5 million.
The Open Society Foundations continues to support liberal democracy here in the United States of America by funding several nonprofits such as MoveOn.org, black lives matter, and Planned Parenthood Votes. Various super PACs have felt the blessing of George Soros backing them, and Donald Trump knows that the fight is on the ground.
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