Some fascinating words from George Soros, the man behind so much of the Democratic chaos.
After billions of dollars, is he himself seeing the folly of his ways?
Soros, 87, dropped $25 million on Hillary Clinton and other Democrats. He also backed Barack Obama in 2008.
But now he’s expressing unhappiness, calling Obama his “greatest disappointment.”
From NY Times:
Prompted by an aide, he immediately qualified himself, saying that he hadn’t been disappointed by Obama’s presidency but felt let down on a professional level.
While he had no desire for a formal role in the administration, he had hoped that Obama would seek his counsel, especially on financial and economic matters. Instead, he was frozen out.
After Obama was elected, “he closed the door on me,” Soros said. “He made one phone call thanking me for my support, which was meant to last for five minutes, and I engaged him, and he had to spend another three minutes with me, so I dragged it out to eight minutes.”
He suggested that he had fallen victim to an Obama personality trait. “He was someone who was known from the time when he was competing for the editorship of The Harvard Law Review to take his supporters for granted and to woo his opponents,” Soros said.
What’s perhaps even more stunning than that is what he’s saying about who he will back in 2020. “I don’t particularly want to be a Democrat,” he said, saying there should be more bi-partisanship.
This is the man whose millions launched a thousand protests of all leftist stripes to promote chaos. And suddenly he wants to be bi-partisan? Fascinating.
He wouldn’t say who he would back although he did whack Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand over helping to oust Al Franken from Congress, saying that she was using the #MeToo movement to promote herself.
He said his main goal as a political activist was to see a return to bipartisanship, a surprising claim in light of his lavish support for the Democrats.
It was the extremism of the Republican Party that had prompted him to become a major Democratic donor, he said; he wanted the Republican Party to reform itself into a more moderate party. He said he was not especially partisan himself: “I don’t particularly want to be a Democrat.”
He spoke of his respect for John McCain. He even said he would be inclined to give financial support to moderate Republicans like Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, although he quickly walked back that comment: “I shouldn’t say that. That would hurt them.”
And while the Republicans had made bipartisanship impossible, he didn’t want to see the Democrats become more ideologically rigid and confrontational.
“I’m opposed to the extreme left,” he claimed. “It should stop trying to keep up with the extremists on the right.”
Uh huh. You are the godfather of the extreme left. Cut your support to all the leftist groups that march in the streets and then maybe people will believe you.
But the real question is what does him saying this really mean?