Hillary’s Defeat Fails To Dampen The Spirit of George Soros

In 2004, billionaire and philanthropist, George Soros was active opposing the presidency of George Bush because he thought that actions of Bush would lead to a weaker America. Accordingly, he poured millions of dollars in his campaign to support John Kerry. Unluckily, George Bush became the president. Years after his massive campaign on project-syndicate.org, George Soros surfaced again to resist Donald Trump for the presidency. Just like the last time, he spent a little fortune to support Hillary Clinton. Yet, Donald Trump pulled out a chock win against Hillary Clinton. Despite these loses, George Soros is not backing down as he was an influential figure in the Democracy Alliance club meeting in Washington on Politico where top Democrats and liberals convened to resist Donald Trump’s illegitimate moves.

The Democracy Alliance club meeting was held one week after the announcement of election results. Behind the closed doors, George Soros and his colleagues deliberated how they can counter and thwart policies of Donald Trump. Among the attendees were such prominent figures as House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairman Keith Ellison.

It is interesting to note that Democracy Alliance donor club is a brainchild of George Soros who wanted to stand against the extremist policies and right-wing agendas on discoverthenetworks.org. The club is used as a platform for liberal organisations, labor unions, democrat politicians and left-wing activists to devise powerful policies. The DA club is functional since many years and it also represents the belief of George Soros who is against the hate-mongering speeches against minorities and women. In fact, George Soros was also a victim of prejudice and hate when living in former communist states. He and his family underwent persecution during the Holocaust and Nazi eras. Therefore, George Soros actively spends his fortune to support immigrants, refugees, minorities and individuals from less-privileges societies.

Talking about the agenda of the meeting, Gara LaMarche, the president of the DA, concluded that members will need to reassess their priorities. He acknowledged that something may have went wrong because these were the type of elections where everyone saw Democrats winning. As a result, members will need to reflect on new policies that will also include legislative policy battles in Blue-Collar working communities. For instance, Rep. Ellison, a Democratic candidate from Minnesota suggested that more funds should be channeled towards training campaign activists and developing effective policies.

Regarding the funds, the Democracy Alliance donor club receives funding from more than 100 prominent members including Soros, Tom Steyer and Donald Sussman. The membership asks everyone to contribute at least $200,000 every year to recommend groups. Besides, an annual fee of $30,000 is required to support DA staff and its meeting including VIP and cultural awareness visits. Recently, the group visited the recently opened National Museum of African American History and Culture. Since its inception, the DA club has successfully gathered more than $500 Million that also includes donation from political left such as the watchdog group Media Matters, the policy advocacy outfit Center for American Progress and the data firm Catalist.

Dick DeVos Makes Generous Contribution to Support Marco Rubio

Billionaire Dick DeVos of the prestigious DeVos family recently announced his endorsement of the republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio. The Senator’s campaign is in vital need of support and the the DeVos family’s endorsement of his campaign could mean a revitalization for the Rubio camp. 

DeVos listed as one of his reasons for backing the Florida senator the focus and commitment Marco Rubio shows in the educational field and his focus and commitment to improving the educational system as a whole. The businessman first gained knowledge of Marco Rubio when the presidential hopeful was the speaker of the house of the Florida House of Representatives in 2006. Devon stated that Rubio showed impressive leadership skills even as a young congressman and that he was impressed with Rubio’s ability to implement change a state level during their campaign for enhanced school choice reform in 2006. The businessman sites these among the many reasons that he and his family decided to endorse Marco Rubio for president. 

Dick stated that the decision to back presidential candidate Marco Rubio came just after republican nominee Jeb Bush decided to leave the presidential race following his disappointing results in the highly anticipated South Carolina presidential primary. 
The former Florida governor finished fourth in the race following presidential candidates Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio. Devon announced that through his endorsement of Marco Rubio, he would like to help the candidate to gain the momentum necessary to successfully win the nomination for the republican candidate for president. The businessman relayed that he had high hopes for Rubio’s campaign and expected the senator to do well in the remaining primaries. 

Dick DeVos is a member of one of the wealthiest families in the country and has contributed to a number of republican presidential and politically affiliated campaigns. Dick accumulated his wealth during his time at Amway (see MLIVE article) where he made the company successful on a global scale before leaving to found his own business. In addition to the many campaign contributions made by DeVos, his charitable contributions through his family foundation include donations made to artistic, educational, and religious organizations to name a few. DeVos also created an educational initiative along with his wife in order to provide private school funding to low income individuals. Devos and his wife have created several educational initiatives, including a scholarship for students in developing nations to receive M.B.A. degrees at university (find his resume on New Netherland Institute).

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Posted by Dick DeVos on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

In 2006, DeVos ran for governor of Michigan. Although his campaign was not successful, DeVos continued to contribute to local and national political campaigns and create successful programs around the world. Dick’s endorsement of Marco Rubio will contribute to the campaign’s revitalization and will help the campaign to gain endorsement by other businessmen and organizations. For more information regarding Dick DeVos’ contribution to the Marco Rubio campaign the original article can be found here.