Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy Meets Secretly In Miami

This week, at an exclusive resort in Miami Beach, George Soros and other prominent left-wing billionaires and their political operatives held a top secret meeting at the ultra exclusive Biltmore Hotel to discuss strategy for the 2012 elections.

The conference was held under the aegis of a group known as Democracy Alliance (DA), a collection of heavyweight wealthy leftist donors formed in 2005.

Dues start at $30,000 per year, and additionally, members pledge to contribute at least $170,000 per year to groups sponsored by DA.

In the luxurious 150-acre resort, attendees spotted included Andy Stern, the former president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and frequent White House visitor, DA board member and Soros spokesman Michael Vachon, Ari Rabin-Havt, the executive vice president of the Soros-funded Media Matters for America (MMFA), and a number of other familiar faces:

The Center for American Progress (CAP), a liberal think tank with deep ties to the Obama administration, was also heavily represented. CAP president Neera Tanden joined former Rep. Tom Perriello (D., Va.), president and CEO of the CAP Action Fund, and Van Jones, a senior fellow and former White House green jobs adviser, among others.

Jones did not respond to the Free Beacon’s requests for comment.

The Center for American Progress has been at the forefront of a coordinated campaign to discredit and demonize conservative donors and to demand transparency in political giving.

However, CAP does not disclose its donors, nor does it mention its participation in the Democracy Alliance on its website.{...}

Inside the rooms, which cost as much as $3,000 per night, guests are invited to enjoy $8 bottles of Evian. The accompanying literature features advertisements for private Swiss banks such as E. Gutzwiller & Cie.

Controversial former Rep. Alan Grayson (D., Fla.), who nicknamed his most recent opponent and current congressman Daniel Webster (R., Fla.) “Taliban Dan,” cracked jokes in the elevators.

DA board members such as Steve Phillips, Donald Sussman, and Kelly Craighead, each with connections to major left-leaning political organizations, were less recognizable, but perhaps of equal or greater import.

Phillips, who serves as secretary for the DA, oversees a number of political action committees such as PAC+, which focuses on Latino voters, and PowerPAC.org, a “statewide social justice organization working with community organizations and activists to build political power in California.”

Sussman, a hedge-fund manager who invests in Chinese companies, is married to Rep. Chellie Pingree (D., Maine) and currently serves on the board of CAP.

Another prominent hedge fund manager, Thomas E. Steyer of Farallon Capital Management, also sits on CAP’s board.

Craighead is the DA’s president and managing director. She formerly worked as a “strategic consultant” to liberal groups like MMFA.

Other notable attendees include Cynthia Ryan, a principal at the investment firm Schooner Capital, who has bundled between $200,000 and $500,000 for Obama’s reelection campaign.

The SEIU’s Larry McNeil, identified as a long-time “Saul Alinski organizer” [sic] in one online biography, was there with his wife Anne Bartley, currently a trustee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and a top contributor to the EMILY’s List Women Vote! PAC.

Sandor Straus, a prominent investment manager who has given at least $115,000 to Democratic candidates and liberal organizations this cycle, and Al Yates, the former Colorado State University president who played a pivotal role in the DA’s formation, were also in attendance.{...}

DA chairman and Big Taco baron Rob McKay, who also sits on the board of Priorities USA, hosted a $35,800-a-head fundraiser for Obama earlier this year.

Visher, the DA spokesperson, told the Free Beacon that the group’s members should be allowed to meet and advance their agenda in private.

She cited the New York Times’ Nicholas Confessore as a reporter whose work was appropriately respectful of the network’s privacy.

Confessore reported last week that the DA was planning to “convene near Miami,” but did not provide additional details such as the exact location of the event or notable invitees.

When contacted by the Free Beacon regarding his reasoning for not reporting such information, Confessore referred us to Eileen Murphy, the Times’ vice president of corporate communications.

“You are getting into a level of detail regarding our reporting and editing process here that we do not typically discuss publicly,” Murphy said in an email. “Sorry I won’t be able to be of much assistance.”

Attendees and operatives who weren't privy to several top secret meeting of this Left bent one tenth of one percent elite were invited to attend workshops with titles like “Occupy the Voting Booth” and “The 1 Percent Rule.”

In case you haven't realized, this was a sitdown to determine not just how to get President Obama re-elected, but what kind of payback to extract from him in exchange. There has been much talk in 'progressive' circles about either abandoning the Democrats or pressuring the party to move even further Left, if that's possible.
The patrons of the DA and similar groups represented at this gathering will dicker with President Obama on a price to gain the assistance of their troops and their resources to create a new order that leaves them permanently in place as the aristocracy behind the throne.

Hitler and the German industrialists made a similar bargain.

But then, if you research George Soros' history, he's very familiar with this sort of thing. And intimately familiar with the Nazis and how they operated.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sort of like the Kremlin south.