July 17, 2006

VANGUARD FUND (via Steve Jacobson):

A New Alliance Of Democrats Spreads Funding: But Some in Party Bristle At Secrecy and Liberal Tilt (Jim VandeHei and Chris Cillizza, July 17, 2006, Washington Post)

An alliance of nearly a hundred of the nation's wealthiest donors is roiling Democratic political circles, directing more than $50 million in the past nine months to liberal think tanks and advocacy groups in what organizers say is the first installment of a long-term campaign to compete more aggressively against conservatives. [...]

But the large checks and demanding style wielded by Democracy Alliance organizers in recent months have caused unease among Washington's community of Democratic-linked organizations. The alliance has required organizations that receive its endorsement to sign agreements shielding the identity of donors. Public interest groups said the alliance represents a large source of undisclosed and unaccountable political influence.

Democracy Alliance also has left some Washington political activists concerned about what they perceive as a distinctly liberal tilt to the group's funding decisions. Some activists said they worry that the alliance's new clout may lead to groups with a more centrist ideology becoming starved for resources.

If the Party had popular support it wouldn't need such funding from elites who despise the 60%-95% of Americans who disagree with them. It isn't possible to overstate how alienated the Left's bagmen are from the American mainstream.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 17, 2006 8:24 AM

Only problem is, the bastards have a pretty big bag, and they plan on creating pretty big mischief with its contents...

Posted by: M. Murcek at July 17, 2006 9:04 AM

These overly long "New Yorker" pieces are too hard on the old eyes, so I just skimmed it, but this popped out at me, ... he (Soros) created the Open Society, ...

It's easy to tell what the left is doing because they broadcast their intentions by using newspeak. They do the opposite of what they say and for some reason have gotten away with it for lo these many decades.

Posted by: erp at July 17, 2006 9:16 AM