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Thu Sep 27, 2012, 03:59 PM

Report: George Soros Donates $1 Million To Democratic Super PAC

Source: TPM

Billionaire financier George Soros is donating $1 million to Priorities USA, a super PAC supporting President Obama's re-election, according to the New York Times. He plans on giving another $500,000 to Democratic super PACs aimed at winning House and Senate races. Previously Soros had indicated he planned to remain on the sidelines in 2012 when it came to funding partisan groups.




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Soros Gives $1 Million to Democratic ‘Super PAC’
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/27/soros-gives-1-million-to-democratic-super-pac/

The billionaire George Soros is committing $1 million to Priorities USA Action, the “super PAC” supporting President Obama, two people with knowledge of the decision said Thursday, a significant donation that could help spur further contributions to the group in the closing weeks of the election.

A longtime political adviser to Mr. Soros, Michael Vachon, made the announcement at a luncheon on Thursday hosted by the Democracy Alliance, a group of liberal donors who have already invested heavily in building grassroots organizations and research institutes. Mr. Soros will also give an additional $500,000 to two super PACs backing congressional Democrats. Other donors at the lunch were expected to commit between at least $10 million more to Democratic super PACs, suggesting that many — like Mr. Soros — had overcome their aversion to the purely advertising-oriented super PACs.

The luncheon, which was headlined by former President Bill Clinton, suggested a rapprochement of sorts between progressive donors who have traditionally favored movement-building and Democratic strategists who badly want large checks to finance the party’s emerging super PAC apparatus, which only in recent months have begun to draw significant financial support, much of it from traditional party sources like Hollywood, trial lawyers, and unions.

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Reply Report: George Soros Donates $1 Million To Democratic Super PAC (Original post)
cal04 Sep 2012 OP
colsohlibgal Sep 2012 #1
Frustratedlady Sep 2012 #8
Angry Dragon Sep 2012 #2
musiclawyer Sep 2012 #3
flamingdem Sep 2012 #4
FailureToCommunicate Sep 2012 #5
TexasBushwhacker Sep 2012 #13
Guy Whitey Corngood Sep 2012 #6
Chiyo-chichi Sep 2012 #7
DLine Sep 2012 #9
alp227 Sep 2012 #16
dreamnightwind Sep 2012 #10
marions ghost Sep 2012 #11
flamingdem Sep 2012 #15
marions ghost Sep 2012 #17
flamingdem Sep 2012 #18
marions ghost Sep 2012 #19
flamingdem Sep 2012 #21
Beacool Sep 2012 #12
marions ghost Sep 2012 #20
DavidL Sep 2012 #14

Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 04:06 PM

1. UH OH

This is the rights big evil rich boogeyman, they'll be going nuts! Way to poke them with a stick George, a million buck stick.

Love our rich guys, we have the ones who are empathetic, not greedy to the last dime.

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Response to colsohlibgal (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 05:17 PM

8. My first thought was this announcement was going to singe their hair!

They despise Soros, for whatever reason. I knew at one time, but forgot.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 04:10 PM

2. 4....3....2....1

republicans yelling that rich democrats trying to buy elections

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 04:15 PM

3. This is significant

This means Soros now thinks that POTUS has the prize. Soros' money is basically insurance to make sure it's not stolen.

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Response to musiclawyer (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 04:27 PM

4. Good point, also I think he appreciates Obama again

He was very angry about the tax extensions for the wealthy and has only been donating to Media Matters etc not directly to the campaign, he's more progressive than the party.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 04:56 PM

5. Gee, compared to Sheldon Adelson, Soros seems like a piker...

Come on all you progressive millionaires, how bout coughing up a bit more?

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 06:55 PM

13. No shit, don't forget the Kochs and Karl Rove

The GOP has several billionaires with open checkbooks, and we have Soros. Of course Bill Maher gave $1 million to Obama's Super PAC too, so I guess we have the cool factor going for us.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 05:00 PM

6. That's it??!!

I kid I kid. $$

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 05:20 PM

9. I can hear the Becktards and Dittoheads now...

Soros money trying to buy the election and kill democracy. The Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson are just defending freedom.

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Response to DLine (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 07:06 PM

16. "Becktards?" Nah I'd say something like "Beckerheads"

"-Tard" slang is for middle schoolers and any board that tolerates "libtard" (says a lot).

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 05:40 PM

10. Interesting

Glad to have some of his money for our side. He is the right's favorite whipping boy, ad they often bring up his name to show, using false equivalence, that both sides do it.

There is a Youtube video of him from january where he at one point says there's not much difference between Obama and Romney:
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Personally I tend to agree with him, though now that Romney has shown more of his true colors he is obviously worse than Obama, in fact I'd say he is barely human. And the real point is that the people behind Romney are much worse than the people behind Obama. The neocons are mostly hidden behind the curtain, but Romney is their front-end and they would be back in power should he win.

Winning the House would be HUGE, maybe this money will help towards that end.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 06:23 PM

11. Kinda cheap

for a billionaire.

Soros could have done more over the last decade. Just a trickle...

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 06:58 PM

15. Yeah, right, he's given many, many millions!

please

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #15)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 07:17 PM

17. when was that

musta missed it.

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #17)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 07:19 PM

18. you did, use the google, he's a philanthropist on many issues nt

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #18)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 07:42 PM

19. around the world, yes

Not so much to political PACS --but he shouldn't have to.

I'm being cynical. The whole rich deciders thing pisses me off. I guess some attempt to atone for their sins...

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #19)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 07:52 PM

21. yes he is, medical marijuana is one he fully funded in AZ

it was big news that he wasn't going to give to the dems this year, he may not give the same as the repukes but he's the number 1 or was in 2008

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 06:33 PM

12. It's all about the money.

Soros for the left, the Koch brothers for the right, etc.

Sickening on all sides. No wonder so many people tune out from anything political.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 07:44 PM

20. Exactly--sickening on both sides....

n/t

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 06:56 PM

14. Sheldon Adelson donates 70M$, Soros donates 1.5M$

 

Now, it's obvious: Soros is influencing the voters unfairly. <<snark>>

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