Liberals sometimes mock conservatives for treating billionaire progressive power broker George Soros as an all-purpose villain, the “man behind the curtain” manipulating money markets while financing dangerous leftist causes.
However, new evidence reveals that, in fact, Soros is more involved in politics than he’s been in a while.
Announcing, “George Soros is back,” Politico reports:
The billionaire investor, who scaled back his political giving after a then-unprecedented $27 million spending spree to try to defeat President George W. Bush in 2004, has quietly reemerged as a leading funder of Democratic politics — and as a leading boogeyman of conservatives.
Soros has donated or committed more than $25 million to boost Hillary Clinton and other Democratic candidates and causes, according to Federal Election Commission records and interviews with his associates and Democratic fundraising operatives. (…)
The giving pattern and motivations seem similar to 2004, when Soros, motivated by a deep and abiding opposition to the Iraq War and other Bush administration policies, sprinkled $27 million around a handful of liberal groups boosting John Kerry’s unsuccessful challenge to Bush.
Note the key word: “unsuccessful.”
You have to scroll down pretty far to find one particularly juicy bit: That all those daily jabs by Glenn Beck on down really “ate at” the wealthy and powerful deal maker.
So all his money couldn’t buy John Kerry the White House, even when George Bush was arguably the most hated man in America. And all that nasty conservative criticism gets him down. He wants to put Hillary over the top, but maybe Soros isn’t quite the Great and Powerful Oz after all.