Author’s Note: Drudge is reporting that George Soros is mentioned over 50 times in leaked Clinton campaign emails. This revelation is no surprise to RedState readers who saw my April 4, 2016 piece on the influence George Soros would wield on the Clinton campaign. Just for fun, here it is again.
What a country! Only in America could two virtually unknown foreign-born billionaires by the names of George Soros and Haim Saban wield enough power to practically ensure that the next president of the United States will be a Democrat.
No wonder average Americans feel the system is rigged. Why should we even bother having a presidential election when the outcome is predetermined by two puppet masters manipulating the strings of the electorate? More amazing is both men hold U.S. citizenship in addition to that from their native countries — Soros from Hungary and Saban from Israel.
Am I exaggerating the influence of Soros and Saban? No, because the numerous organizations and powerful media outlets they own and control are working on the front lines and behind the scenes to defeat whoever is the Republican nominee — but especially if that nominee is Donald J. Trump.
Of these two mega-power playing Democrats, Soros has been on the scene for decades and thus has earned a higher media profile. However, even if you have never heard of Haim Saban, you will read later how and why he is on par with Soros.
According to Wikipedia, “George Soros (age 85) is an American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author who is of Jewish-Hungarian ancestry. He is chairman of Soros Fund Management.”
That description only skims the surface and here is one far more telling: In a 2011 Human Events’ reader’s poll, George Soros was voted, “the single most destructive leftist demagogue in the country.” Now five years later from a Republican perspective that rings truer than ever.
Together, these organizations comprise what I call, the “Empire of the Left” with Soros as king. Many are well-known Democrat household names such as Planned Parenthood and the ACLU.
Now during the 2016 election cycle, one of Soros’ goals is to stage protests, wreak havoc and create civil unrest by continuing to fund MoveOn.org, an established left-leaning organization along with a radical newcomer, Black Lives Matter.
As proof, on March 11, Soros must have been ecstatic when minions from those two organizations forced Trump to cancel his Chicago rally and the organization’s leaders immediately used the incident to fundraise for future disruptions.
Surely Soros is counting down the days to July’s Republican National Convention knowing that the host city of Cleveland just recently solicited a bid to buy $50 million in riot gear.
For Soros’ street soldiers this creates an opportunity because he knows the media in general will be sympathetic toward the protesters. Then, if you see disturbing convention images of young minorities tangling with white police officers, be sure to ask who is paying them. At the same time, another Soros-backed organization, Media Matters will spin any unrest and blame Republicans. Soros’ objective of course, is hurt the GOP’s general election chances with minorities and independent voters.
Besides funding politically motivated mayhem in the streets, Soros’ larger and more strategic goal is to flood the electorate with new Hispanic voters in key swing states.
This is being accomplished through his funding of innocuous sounding non-profit groups that are helping to operationalize a powerful initiative from President Obama funded by your tax dollars. Together Obama’s and Soros’ objective is to convert green-card holders into U.S. citizens so they will vote Democrat against Donald Trump.
Recently, several major media outlets including the New York Times have run pieces with similar sounding headlines, “More Latinos Seek Citizenship to Vote against Trump” and reported:
This year immigrants seeking to become citizens can find extra help from nonprofit groups and even from the White House. Last September, President Obama opened a national campaign to galvanize legal residents to take the step. They can now pay the fee, $680, with a credit card, and practice the civics test online. They can get applications at “citizenship corners” in public libraries in many states.
Of course, if Latino immigrants voted Republican in large numbers, it is doubtful that the White House would be using tax dollars to “galvanize legal residents” and solicit “extra help” from several of Soros’ “nonprofit groups” as mentioned in the piece.
Most of these groups were formed to assist and advocate for the rights of undocumented immigrants. They provided such services as helping them receive maximum government benefits, conduct voter registration drives (especially among Hispanic youth with 66,000 of them turning age 18 every month), rally political support for open borders, and now, aid President Obama’s efforts to increase naturalization for purely political purposes. The New York Times piece explains:
Aside from Colorado, naturalization drives are taking place in Nevada and Florida, states likely to be fiercely contested in November where Latino voters could provide a crucial margin. One nonprofit group, the New Americans Campaign, plans to complete 1,500 applications at a session in the Marlins Park baseball stadium in Miami on March 19.
To put this all in context, back in December the Washington Times ran the following headline: “Hispanic activists vow to flood voter rolls with 1 million immigrants, punish Trump, GOP at polls.”
The “activists” mentioned were from the National Partnership for New Americans. This is a Soros-funded group, now partnering with the aforementioned New Americans Campaign, also Soros-funded that was seeking naturalization applicants at Miami’s Marlins Park. However, don’t ever expect to see Soros’ name mentioned with either group or any group for that matter, unless you take the time to Google.
There is no doubt that Trump’s candidacy has provided the motivation for Hispanics to become anti-Trump voters. However, even before Trump emerged, the GOP had a major Hispanic problem. Just after the 2012 election, it was calculated that the 2016 Republican nominee needed to win at least 47 percent of the Hispanic vote. Romney had only won 27 percent compared to 71 percent for Obama. Now, believe it or not, according to a recent poll, Trump improves upon Romney’s performance with Hispanic voters — but still loses this key demographic group to Clinton by a 22-point margin of 57 percent to 35 percent.
Given that Hispanics comprised 10 percent of the total electorate in 2012, it is safe to assume that percentage was going to increase by at least one point based on normal population growth. But now, it could be several points higher considering all the anti-Trump voting hysteria whipped up by influential Hispanic media outlets. One such outlet is Univision, the largest Spanish-language network in the U.S., which brings us to its chairman, Haim Saban.
In addition to his role as Univision’s co-owner and chairman, Saban is one of the Clinton’s largest financial backers. He has contributed between $10 and $25 million to the Clinton Foundation and it’s no surprise that his wife Cheryl is a Director on the Foundation board.
More revealing, in a 2014 Bloomberg interview Saban was asked how much he was prepared to contribute to Hillary’s presidential campaign and answered, “as much as needed.” So far, Haim and Cheryl combined have contributed $5 million to Mrs. Clinton’s campaign super PAC.
But more than millions in hard cash, as co-owner of Univision, a cable channel that has been in a perpetual feud with Donald Trump since his infamous presidential announcement last June, Saban’s real contribution to Clinton’s campaign will be difficult to quantify.
For example, on March 16, Bill O’Reilly had Univision’s key anchor and star, Jorge Ramos as a guest on his highly rated Fox News show. (Ramos, you may remember got kicked-out of a Trump press conference last August.)
During the show, O’Reilly asked Ramos a reasonable journalistic question resulting in this exchange:
O’Reilly: “If you, the top guy, has demonized [Trump] as a racist, how can you possibly cover him?”
Ramos: “I think as a journalist you have to take a stand when it comes to racism,”
O’Reilly: “How you can cover him, Jorge?”
Ramos: “Corruption, public life, dictatorship, and human rights — if you don’t take a stand in those instances, then what’s our goal as journalists?”
Like I said, it is hard to put a price tag on Univision’s 2016 coverage when Ramos’ big boss is a Clinton sugar daddy hell-bent on defeating Trump and electing Clinton.
Besides Univision, Saban’s media empire also includes The Root, an activist African-American website, from where he can help turn out another important voting block for Hillary.
Then in January, Univision purchased a 40 percent controlling stake in The Onion including a future option to buy it all. As an extremely popular satirical website, The Onion boasts a large following among Millennials. Again, Saban can manipulate and motivate them to vote against Trump or any Republican nominee with its snarky, clever content.
The influence of Soros’ and Saban’s empires on the 2016 presidential campaign cannot be overstated and if Trump is the nominee, they are prepared for all-out war.
Not only do both men have a tremendous ability to turn out Hispanic voters in record numbers that could sway the outcome of the 2016 election, but in Saban’s case, the African-American and Millennial vote as well.
Moreover, with one click, Soros can rally and deploy the “loony-left” to protest or make trouble on any given day.
Republican strategists and the eventual nominee must develop a plan to counter these two billionaires or the White House could be lost.
It is well established that Soros will stop at nothing to keep his direct line to the White House. On the other hand, Saban is currently making substantial down payments on his future Hillary-hotline through a combination of cash and maximization of his media assets.
Sadly, preventing these two highly motivated self-serving billionaires from achieving their 2016 goals looks extremely difficult at this moment.
Myra Adams is a producer & political writer. She was on the 2004 Bush campaign creative team and 2008 McCain campaign Ad Council. Writing credits include National Review, Washington Examiner, Breitbart, Daily Beast, World Net Daily, RedState and Daily Caller.
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