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Soros became a major political donor in the US during George W. Bush's presidency. Angered by what he saw as an effort by the Bush administration to use the war on terror to stoke fear and stifle dissent, he began donating vast sums to Democratic candidates and progressive causes. He helped fund the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, as well as MoveOn.org, and spent more than $US20 million backing John Kerry's unsuccessful bid to deny Bush a second term in 2004.

Soros was an early backer of Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. In Paris, Soros tells me that Obama was "actually my greatest disappointment". Prompted by an aide, he immediately qualifies 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 says. "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 says.

During the 2016 election cycle, Soros contributed more than $US25 million to Hillary Clinton and other Democratic candidates and causes. While he had foreseen the possibility of a Trump-like figure emerging ("The American public has proven remarkably susceptible to the manipulation of truth, which increasingly dominates the country's political discourse," he wrote in The Guardian in 2007), he was as surprised as everyone else that the Trump-like figure turned out to be Donald Trump. Soros tells me that he knew Trump casually and had even socialised with him. (About 30 years ago, a friend of Soros's dated one of Trump's senior people, and they all went out for dinner a few times.) "I had no idea he had any political ambition," Soros says. Trump tried to coax him into becoming the lead tenant in one of his commercial buildings, he says. "I told him I couldn't afford it," Soros recalls with a chuckle.

He says he'd been "very afraid" that Trump would "blow up the world rather than suffer a setback to his narcissism" but was pleased that the president's ego had instead led him to reach out to North Korea. "I think the danger of nuclear war has been greatly reduced, and that's a big relief." It is the extremism of the Republican Party that has prompted him to become a major Democratic donor, he says; he wants the Republican Party to reform itself into a more moderate party. He says he is not especially partisan himself: "I don't particularly want to be a Democrat."

https://www.watoday.com.au/world/north-america/george-soros-on-the-new-world-disorder-20181030-p50cua.html

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"The American public has proven remarkably susceptible to the manipulation of truth, which increasingly dominates the country's political discourse. Indeed, a whole network of publications, some of which manage to parade as mainstream media, is devoted to the task."


George Soros, 12/11/2007

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I expect this thread will be a slow burner Isaac, so keep at it. Thumbs Up


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Isaac soloman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Nov 2018 at 8:17pm
And your point?

There are other threads doing the same.

We could keep having inane conversations and bringing it to others attention.

Has had a few views.

Who gives a bleep.
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Ok, I will leave you to it. Thumbs Up
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I like that George writes in a left wing publication who's business model is to beg for money from it's readers to enable it's existance, because it can't attract subscribers ... sort of ironic wouldn't you say ...
In reference to every post in the Trump thread ... "There may have been a tiny bit of license taken there" ... Ok, Thanks for the "heads up" PT!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tlazolteotl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Nov 2018 at 7:57am
Originally posted by Dr E Dr E wrote:

I like that George writes in a left wing publication who's business model is to beg for money from it's readers to enable it's existance, because it can't attract subscribers ... sort of ironic wouldn't you say ...


No.
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Another world war is probably inevitable .     A frightening thought but the unsettled areas of the world , keep erupting.
Iran may not take kindly to the increasing sanctions . Like I said, frightening.
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If Democrats win the House tomorrow you can take war to the bank maxie, as the cornered rat in Washington lashes out.
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War on Mexico seems unavoidable.
In reference to every post in the Trump thread ... "There may have been a tiny bit of license taken there" ... Ok, Thanks for the "heads up" PT!
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Originally posted by Dr E Dr E wrote:

War on Mexico seems unavoidable.

American war effort to be financed my Mexico LOL
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Originally posted by Whale Whale wrote:

Originally posted by Dr E Dr E wrote:

War on Mexico seems unavoidable.

American war effort to be financed my by Mexico LOL
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I'm warming to your trifecta strategy in the cup Whale!
In reference to every post in the Trump thread ... "There may have been a tiny bit of license taken there" ... Ok, Thanks for the "heads up" PT!
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