George Soros and other wealthy liberals who had donated millions of dollars for the Hillary Clinton campaigns will gather at Washington, DC for a closed door meeting that will last three days. The meeting’s agenda will be on how to retool the left funds in fighting Donald Trump. The conference will be at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and is sponsored by the prominent Democracy Alliance donor club on theatlantic.com. There are expected appearances by leaders of liberal groups and leading unions and friends of the left. These friends include Sen. Elizabeth Warren, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Keith Ellison, the Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairman.
First Democratic Gathering since Elections
Ever since the shocking victory of Trump over Hillary Clinton, this will be the first ever gathering held by the institutional left. As the agenda suggests, the liberals on Biography are planning war with Trump from his first day in office. There are other sessions that will deal with the plans for 2017 and 2018 elections. There will be sessions dealing with how to thwart Trump’s 100-day plan. The plan is widely viewed as an assault targeting on the achievements made by President Obama.
Lessons Learnt from the 2016 Presidential Elections
A number of mixed reactions have been experienced from the Democratic Alliance and the Democrats at https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/people/george-soros since the last election. A liberal operative was quoted saying that the DA did not need to completely overhaul its political approach. The operative emphasized on the need for people to take the right lessons from the 2016 elections where Trump got fewer votes than Mitt Romney and Clinton won the popular vote. George Soros added that the strategy to win the next elections would be to find candidates who would inspire the voters to come out in great numbers and vote for the democrats.
Democracy Alliance was founded shortly after the elections in 2004 by George Soros and the late Peter Lewis, an insurance mogul, and several democratic mega-donors. The mega-donors had pooled their resources to help John Kerry, who was a senator to trounce President George W. Bush, but was unsuccessful. The group seeds think tanks and advocacy groups outside the party to push its politicians and party to the left while defending them from attacks emanating from the right.