A memo has leaked recently as part of the WikiLeaks releases from the account of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta. In it, the dark money Clinton talks about is actually evidenced — and it is being funneled to the left in an effort to fundamentally transform the United States.
The Daily Caller reported:
The memo went out to several major Clinton donors, including George Soros, Peter Lewis, Steve Bing and Herb and Marion Sandler, giving them a preview of an upcoming September 27, 2007 meeting between the donors and Podesta, who was president of the Soros-funded Center for American Progress at that time.
“Our meeting in New York brings together the most generous funders of progressive causes and progressive infrastructure in the country,” the memo read.
“We sit in September 2007, in a much different position than August 2003, when the same group literally jump-started an independent effort to change course in this country.”
From there, the memo goes on to illustrate the steps the left planned to take to divide the country and push their radical agenda.
“Control the political discourse” via a “strong echo chamber.”
So much effort over the past few years has been focused on better coordinating, strengthening, and developing progressive institutions and leaders.
Now that this enhanced infrastructure is in place—grassroots organizing; multi-issue advocacy groups; think tanks; youth outreach; faith communities; micro-targeting outfits; the netroots and blogosphere—we need to better utilize these networks to drive the content of politics through a strong ‘echo chamber’ and message delivery system.
As the Daily Caller noted, Obama adviser Ben Rhodes boasted about the use of the media as an “echo chamber” to frame the disastrous Iran Nuclear deal. Guess who created that echo chamber? It was a liberal non-profit that requested funding from none other than Soros.
Get out the Vote — i.e., the progressive vote.
“Non-partisan voter registration can be highly effective in delivering progressive voters to the polls,” the memo stated. “The Sandler family and OSI are already deeply involved in funding organizations to do this work in communities of color and with respect to unmarried women.”
“Securing advantageous demographic and geographical trends” for progressives.
The memo went on about the importance of essentially dividing and conquering. They want to divide the country along various demographic lines (race, gender, age, education level, economic strata, etc.) and secure them for the progressive movement. Millennials, women, and Latinos were seen as especially important to target.
While the memo specifically targeted Latinos, progressives think they’ve got blacks locked down. The memo described blacks as the “most reliable bloc in the Democratic camp.”
This is what the left is doing to “fundamentally transform” America and it is truly disturbing. You can take a look at the full memo below:
George and Jonathan Soros, Peter and Jonathan Lewis, Herb and Marion Sandler, Steve Bing, John Sperling, Michael Vachon
Andy Stern, Anna Burger, and John Podesta writing as private citi!ens”
Septe#ber $%, $&&%
OUTLOOK FOR THE 2008 ELECTIONS
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(or the 7epublicans to clai# the #antle o( change or conservative principle+ ‘he 7epublican presidential candidate will atte#pt to be the true heir o( 7onald 7eagan and #ay try to position hi#sel( as an agent (or change, Sar)o!y style+ 3e#ust continually re#ind voters that the no#inee and all the rest o( the 7epublicancandidates are the residual (orces o( the (ailed Bush years+
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Beyond tying the candidate to Bush, we #ust not be shy about re#inding voters o( the personal (aults and character li#itations o( the 7epublican Party leader+ ‘he current crop o( candidates is relatively un)nown to A#ericans and will be ripe (or de(inition through serious opposition research and #edia wor)+ ‘his will not happen organically+ t will re2uire sustained pressure and a willingness to play politics by their rules+
En!+re that demo&ra)hc! ! de!tn(
An 9e#erging progressive #a1ority: is a realistic possibility in ter#s o( de#ographic and voting patterns+ But it is inco#plete in ter#s o( organi!ing and political wor)+ 3o#en, co##unities o( color, and highly educated pro(essionals are core parts o( the progressive coalition+ 5ationally, and in )ey battleground states, their in(luence is growing+ Latinos and young voters are 2uic)ly solidi(ying in this coalition as well+ But #any o( these voters are new to the process+ All o( these groups.in addition to wor)ing class voters and independents pic)ed up in $&&6.will re2uire signi(icantlong;ter# engage#ent in order to )eep the# reliably on our side+
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A >e#ocratic president with an e0panded geographical base and ?&& or #ore electoral votes+ Sen+ John Derry received $$ electoral votes in $&&+”
Getting within stri)ing distance o( 6& votes in the Senate and holding the House with a strengthened #a1ority+
Signi(icant strengthening o( base >e#ocratic voters and (urther solidi(ication o( wavering independent and #oderate voters+
Additional gains in the @@ gubernatorial races and strengthening o( state legislative control in the lead up to redistricting a(ter $&@&+
A clear #andate (or progressive action on the issues we care #ost about4 (inancial security and opportunity (or low; and #iddle;inco#e voters, universal ?
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