Oh my: If Obama won’t fight for the left’s agenda, we should look elsewhere, says … George Soros

posted at 5:32 pm on November 17, 2010 by Allahpundit

Meaningless blather aimed at applying a bit of pressure to The One in case he’s tempted to meet Boehner in the middle, but still way, way too fun not to blog. Just the thought of Media Matters abandoning its anti-Fox drudgery to start firing off press releases knocking Obama gives me a case of the warm fuzzies.

At a private meeting on Tuesday afternoon, George Soros, a longtime supporter of progressive causes, voiced blunt criticism of the Obama administration, going so far as to suggest that Democratic donors direct their support somewhere other than the president…

According to multiple sources with knowledge of his remarks, Soros told those in attendance that he is “used to fighting losing battles but doesn’t like to lose without fighting.”

“We have just lost this election, we need to draw a line,” he said, according to several Democratic sources. “And if this president can’t do what we need, it is time to start looking somewhere else.”…

“Mr. Soros fully supports the president as the leader of the Democratic Party,” said Vachon. “He was not suggesting that we seek another candidate for 2012. His comments were made in a private, informal conversation that was about the need for progressives to be more forceful in promoting their agenda. He was stressing the importance of being heard by elected officials.”

The spin afterwards was that Soros wasn’t talking about a primary challenge, merely the creation of a progressive “infrastructure” to do things Obama either can’t or won’t do. Oddly enough, I thought that “infrastructure” already existed and that its component parts were known to receive checks from George Soros from time to time, but evidently they mean a new, more robust infrastructure that will solve the problem that produced such a devastating loss two weeks ago. And what is that problem? Quote: “The main concern [at the meeting] was about messaging.” Of course it was.

The only reason I’m inclined to believe that Soros was not, in fact, hinting at primarying The One is because, as we’ve discussed here umpteen times before, you’ll never beat him. He’ll clean up among black Democrats, as he did in 2008, and he’ll win plenty of centrist Dems alienated by the hard-leftism of whoever’s dumb enough to challenge him. And of course, there won’t be a serious third-party challenge either. Don’t take my word for it; just listen to the media’s technocrat dreamboat.

Bloomberg, who isn’t affiliated with Republicans or Democrats, said a candidate running outside the two-party system couldn’t get a majority of the 538 votes in the Electoral College, which would trigger a provision in the U.S. Constitution giving the House of Representatives power to decide the election.

“Unless you get a majority, it goes to the House,” he said today during a conference sponsored by the Wall Street Journal in Washington. “It’s going to go to the Republicans because the Republicans have just taken over the House.”

Indeed, which is why this breathless HuffPo piece by Howard Fineman about a Mike Bloomberg/Joe Scarborough ticket simply must be a joke. Somehow, Bloomy’s going to take 270 of 538 electoral votes from a sitting president and a GOP challenger? And the guy who’s going to help him do it is … a morning-show host on MSNBC? In that case, why not, say, a David Petraeus/Steve Doocy ticket instead? They’d have much less money to work with than Bloomberg/Scarborough, but on the upside, we wouldn’t have to endure endless lectures from the ticket about the Ground Zero mosque. And hey — Brian Kilmeade as Secretary of State!

Here’s Scarborough denying denying denying that there’s anything to this at all.

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His comments were made in a private, informal conversation that was about the need for progressives to be more forceful in promoting their agenda

So Soros is suggesting that his favored national socialists advance their agenda in the more traditional European manner? Perhaps he can give them specific guidance based on his early role in doing so….

18-1 on November 17, 2010 at 5:34 PM

Imploding.

upinak on November 17, 2010 at 5:34 PM

Be MORE forceful about promoting their agenda? REALLY?

The only things missing in the Left’s “promotion” for the last two years were gunpoints and jackboots.

IronDioPriest on November 17, 2010 at 5:36 PM

Please! Who thinks up this crap?

silvernana on November 17, 2010 at 5:37 PM

“The main concern [at the meeting] was about messaging.” Of course it was.

We give, they take, what is not to like?

18-1 on November 17, 2010 at 5:37 PM

Suitcases full of money down the drain.

Ya vol!

fogw on November 17, 2010 at 5:41 PM

Ohhhh brooottther…

OmahaConservative on November 17, 2010 at 5:41 PM

God I loathe so called “progressives.” Leave our country alone you nutbags!

jawkneemusic on November 17, 2010 at 5:41 PM

Soros is really going to have to shell out the big bucks to pay off the Congressional Black Caucus to basically shiv Obama and support Hillary or some other challenger in 2012.

He might not have to fork over the money during the primary, but thowing the first African-American president under the bus Soros’ gold-plated limo likely isn’t going to do much to get black voters turnout up to 2008′s levels unless there’s a huge GOTV vote in those areas. So someone’s going to have to do something to get the enthusiam back up if the Democrats have turned Barack into a non-person by convention time, and funding Kos or David Brock over at Media Matters isn’t going to cut it in November, 2012.

jon1979 on November 17, 2010 at 5:42 PM

Soros is close to remaking the US in his Open Society image. He’s spending millions, probably billions to see it happen. I would never take anything Soros says lightly.

darwin on November 17, 2010 at 5:42 PM

Ve vill have to begin to chasti-eeze prezzeedint obamuh

blatantblue on November 17, 2010 at 5:42 PM

The puppeteer pulling the strings……….

dmann on November 17, 2010 at 5:43 PM

So, wait, if we get a third candidate to run that can siphon away enough electoral votes the House decides the President? Let’s get this plan rolling! lol

kagai on November 17, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Doocy regularly reads HotAir. He’ll be thrilled you’ve tapped him for VP.

txsurveyor on November 17, 2010 at 5:43 PM

So…Georgie Boy is about to cut Obama off at the knees?

OK…so what’s the problem?

As for promoting left/progressive causes…if the product has value, merit, utility…people will buy it.

We ain’t buying.

coldwarrior on November 17, 2010 at 5:43 PM

That would be awesome if he meant a primary challenger. It`d have the effect of the puppet master cutting the strings.

ThePrez on November 17, 2010 at 5:43 PM

“daddy, what does irrelevant mean?”

Electrongod on November 17, 2010 at 5:44 PM

Don’t watch what Sorsos mouth, watch what his hands are doing.

The Puppeteer still has his hand up Barry’s backside and moving his mouth.

portlandon on November 17, 2010 at 5:44 PM

So, wait, if we get a third candidate to run that can siphon away enough electoral votes the House decides the President? Let’s get this plan rolling! lol

kagai on November 17, 2010 at 5:43 PM

If that happens, the odds are 2-1 that the GOP candidate would win by vertue that the House will still be in GOP control for awhile if they practice fiscal restraint

ConservativePartyNow on November 17, 2010 at 5:45 PM

“And if this president can’t do what we need, it is time to start looking somewhere else.”…

“Mr. Soros fully supports the president as the leader of the Democratic Party,” said Vachon.

Soros supports Barry? Sure didn’t sound like it.

Rather I think Soros is telling the Democrats if they don’t start accomplishing what SOROS WANTS, he’ll take his money elsewhere.

GarandFan on November 17, 2010 at 5:45 PM

Spooky dude!

csdeven on November 17, 2010 at 5:45 PM

Soros is upset Obama didnt crash the economy faster and make him richer quicker.

Either that or the thought of investigations into how the economy got screwed up in the first place might have old Soros running scared. He needs Obama to fight to prevent that.

William Amos on November 17, 2010 at 5:48 PM

I don’t know here. If Obama pulls further to the left, to please the bug eyed windbag…he’ll lose for sure.

Soros must be advising Obama to heed Podestas’ advice, and just become a dictator. I don’t know?

I don’t trust any of them, and I don’t know if I can get thru 2012? lol This really is a stressful!

capejasmine on November 17, 2010 at 5:48 PM

Obama heard the threat…go back to the plantation, apologize, and we will let you continue to serve us and not work the fields.

right2bright on November 17, 2010 at 5:48 PM

Bloomberg couldn’t win a national election with his and Soros’ money.

molonlabe28 on November 17, 2010 at 5:48 PM

A signal that Soros is ready to crash our currency?

portlandon on November 17, 2010 at 5:48 PM

So I guess this means Obama won’t be triangulating, moving toward the center, compromising with the republicans?

Skandia Recluse on November 17, 2010 at 5:48 PM

When you’ve lost Soros…..?

Wait, what do you do when you’ve lost your billionaire sugar daddy?

Hannibal Smith on November 17, 2010 at 5:48 PM

Of course, thanks to Obama and the 2008 media dereliction of duty, there will never be another cypher candidate that can follow the Won’s strategy of being everything to everyone. I think you are right AP, no democrat will defeat Obama….unless they were Black(er) and had an actual record of “centrist” positions. Do we know anyone who fits that bill? Hmmmmmm.

Mord on November 17, 2010 at 5:49 PM

“And if this president can’t do what we need, it is time to start looking somewhere else.”…

This is horrible…a dog wouldn’t be treated this way…

right2bright on November 17, 2010 at 5:49 PM

Aren’t there laws against openly subverting the Government and our Republic?

Key West Reader on November 17, 2010 at 5:50 PM

Funny thing, this Soros stuff.

A couple years ago a lot of us were called tin-foil-hat types because we raised the issue of Soros being behind Obama’s campaign, and a lot of progressive “think tanks” and Leftist media centers…

And Soros just proved all of it…he owns Obama.

How he came to own Obama…now that is where the real investigative journalism is going to have to do the real work.

MSM? Ya up to the challenge? No? Why am I not surprised?

coldwarrior on November 17, 2010 at 5:50 PM

Wait, what do you do when you’ve lost your billionaire sugar daddy?

Hannibal Smith on November 17, 2010 at 5:48 PM

Well you fire up AF-1 and fly around somewhere trying to look impotent. I mean, important.

Key West Reader on November 17, 2010 at 5:51 PM

POPCORN! Getcher hot buttered popcorn!

katy the mean old lady on November 17, 2010 at 5:51 PM

Oh great! Now Obama will get stressed again and take another vacation.

Electrongod on November 17, 2010 at 5:54 PM

Dude – Soros has spent billions to build a party to his image and he wants ROI. Looks like he is still trying to control Obama…and he will probably succeed.

The more the Obama presidency goes on, the more I am convinced the progressives put up a guy they thought would charm the crowds as they pulled his puppet strings. It is becoming clearer and clearer, Obama is not making ANY of the decisions from the WH. He’s the sales guy, Pelosi is the one who is supposed to do the actual governing.

This would explain why he is pissed he is getting the blame.

ramrants on November 17, 2010 at 5:54 PM

Michelle clutches the pearls!

RedRedRice on November 17, 2010 at 5:57 PM

The Left loves to eat their own. Seriously, they talk about a GOP purge, but all we were doing was voting in the primaries for candidates we felt better represented our values, the left cannabilizes the guy they worshipped as a messiah only 2 years ago.

Lets get to the real issue here, aside from those moronic college kids jumping about and down in the street when Obama won, the majority of the left knew full well Obama was a big risk to put in the Whitehouse, but his inexperience would also allow him to be controlled. Well, he has been so ineffective and weak that the liberals are ready to wash their hands with him because they know, and always did, that Obama is not fit for office. What’s the use of having a tool in the White House when that tool is broken and ineffective?

Daemonocracy on November 17, 2010 at 6:00 PM

“And if this president can’t do what we need, it is time to start looking somewhere else.”…

Hmmmmmm…sounds like somebody just became expendable.

CPT. Charles on November 17, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Hillary could still pull out the nomination if she challenges Obama. She actually won the primary but because of the screwy way the dems elect their nominee, he got more “caucus” votes than she did and barely beat her. Come 2012, there will be a lot of disillusioned democrats that voted Obama but will switch to Clinton.

Plus, he isn’t going to get anywhere near the number of young people he did in 2008. That shine wore off 2 months after he took office. Besides, all those college students that came out to support him in 2008 will be unemployed college graduates with a massive student loan debt in 2012.

ramrants on November 17, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Only way Soros is going to make billions betting against the dollar is if zero collapses the economy and the worth of the dollar. If zero won’t do it, then Soros is forced to do it himself.

TimTebowSavesAmerica on November 17, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Quote: “The main concern [at the meeting] was about messaging.”

Two weeks later, Joseph Goebbels was hired.

Wait, you were talking about a recent meeting.

BobMbx on November 17, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Be MORE forceful about promoting their agenda? REALLY?

The only things missing in the Left’s “promotion” for the last two years were gunpoints and jackboots.

IronDioPriest on November 17, 2010 at 5:36 PM

Given Uncle George’s background, that may be exactly what he has in mind.

slickwillie2001 on November 17, 2010 at 6:01 PM

I won’t watch the video up top because I am not that bored.

Dr Evil on November 17, 2010 at 6:02 PM

I think what we are seeing here is a… warning shot. Soros is reminding Obama that he made him what he is. If Obama fails to accomplish what Soros wants, then he will cut the strings, and find another person to use.

Obama must be keenly aware that he will become dust without Soros’ support. No one in the modern Democratic Party can survive without him. 2008 proved that.

The question is: what does Soros want? And if Obama fails, who does go to next? For the moment I think he means backing Pelosi in pushing the agenda… But who knows?

Shogun144 on November 17, 2010 at 6:03 PM

PS–the message:

I put you on that fencepost…

CPT. Charles on November 17, 2010 at 6:03 PM

What if Uncle George dredges up a 100% black or hispanic candidate?

Actually, hispanics are the democratics’ chosen group to pander to in the future; blacks are soon to be downgraded to a category with American Indians as far as being catered to by the democratics.

slickwillie2001 on November 17, 2010 at 6:06 PM

Oh great! Now Obama will get stressed again and take another vacation.

Electrongod on November 17, 2010 at 5:54 PM

And that would be a bad thing, how?

OmahaConservative on November 17, 2010 at 6:06 PM

and he’ll win plenty of centrist Dems

i wonder about that…the heath shulers of the country may say enough is enough, no?

cmsinaz on November 17, 2010 at 6:07 PM

Breaking News:

Noted terrorist skates on murder charges, conspiracy…not so much.

Next up…KSM.

Good job AG Holder./s

CPT. Charles on November 17, 2010 at 6:10 PM

The Puppeteer still has his hand up Barry’s backside and moving his mouth.

portlandon on November 17, 2010 at 5:44 PM

O’bama? Simply Jerry Mahoney to Soros’ Paul Winchell.

With Joe Biden as Knucklehead Smiff.

Del Dolemonte on November 17, 2010 at 6:10 PM

CPT. Charles on November 17, 2010 at 6:10 PM

yeah, just saw that on special report…

heckuva job

cmsinaz on November 17, 2010 at 6:11 PM

Soros is really going to have to shell out the big bucks to pay off the Congressional Black Caucus to basically shiv Obama and support Hillary or some other challenger in 2012.

If Clyburn is any indication all he’s gotta do is front a few flashy cars and throw out some titles and they’ll do whatever he wants. Pretty cheap overall.

Oldnuke on November 17, 2010 at 6:12 PM

So……….

that’s what jerking a rug from beneath some one looks like….

more please ;-P

RealMc on November 17, 2010 at 6:12 PM

and he’ll win plenty of centrist Dems

i wonder about that…the heath shulers of the country may say enough is enough, no?

cmsinaz on November 17, 2010 at 6:07 PM

Not with Evan Bayh running as well.

ConservativePartyNow on November 17, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Wait, what do you do when you’ve lost your billionaire sugar daddy?

Hannibal Smith on November 17, 2010 at 5:48 PM

Blame George W. Bush? Obama is dumb enough that he would probably try it. It’s not like he can really do anything else.

BruthaMan on November 17, 2010 at 6:13 PM

Ahhh. Barry hasn’t brought European style socialism fast enough (and the riots that come with it) for the old man is all.

BowHuntingTexas on November 17, 2010 at 6:16 PM

In that case, why not, say, a David Petraeus/Steve Doocy ticket instead? They’d have much less money to work with than Bloomberg/Scarborough, but on the upside, we wouldn’t have to endure endless lectures from the ticket about the Ground Zero mosque. And hey — Brian Kilmeade as Secretary of State!

Woo hoo!!

Buy Danish on November 17, 2010 at 6:16 PM

And that would be a bad thing, how?

OmahaConservative on November 17, 2010 at 6:06 PM

The same conclusion I came to just after I clicked the submit button.

Electrongod on November 17, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Glen Beck bringing stinky Soros out in the open?

dragondrop on November 17, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Not with Evan Bayh running as well.

ConservativePartyNow on November 17, 2010 at 6:12 PM

ya think he’ll run against dear leader?

cmsinaz on November 17, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Isn’t this fun, my fellow Airheads? Remember how, just 2 weeks ago, the Repubs were supposedly going to turn on each other “like drag queens at a wig sale”? Now we look like the only adults in the room.

Fortunata on November 17, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Our dear reader is nothing but a reader afterall.

tarpon on November 17, 2010 at 6:26 PM

He was stressing the importance of being heard by elected officials.

Yeah Georgy – sucks to be ignored, doesn’t it?

I do fear that Soros is powerful enough and has the drive to cause some major shenanigans before he kicks.

tru2tx on November 17, 2010 at 6:31 PM

Glen Beck bringing stinky Soros out in the open?

dragondrop on November 17, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Heard Beck talking about this a couple of days ago. He said that one of Soros’s top aides had a sit down with one of Beck’s people. The point of the conversation was that Beck was hurting Mr.Soros and his interests and that he’d better knock it off.

Oldnuke on November 17, 2010 at 6:33 PM

I’d like to see Bloomberg run.

Simply because, as much of a nanny-stater as he is, he’d certainly siphon away at least a few of The One’s votes.

Vyce on November 17, 2010 at 6:42 PM

cmsinaz on November 17, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Yep.

ConservativePartyNow on November 17, 2010 at 6:43 PM

ConservativePartyNow on November 17, 2010 at 6:43 PM

hmmmmmm

cmsinaz on November 17, 2010 at 6:44 PM

Breaking News:

Noted terrorist skates on murder charges, conspiracy…not so much.

Next up…KSM.

Good job AG Holder./s

CPT. Charles on November 17, 2010 at 6:10 PM

Dr. K just trashed dear leader’s administration…
got off on 284 counts….UNSTINKINGBELIEVABLE

cmsinaz on November 17, 2010 at 6:45 PM

Soros may have to revisit this. The Obama administration just scored a huge win. Somehow they managed to get Akhmed Ghailaini (sp?) acquitted of over 280 counts of terrorism! Way to go Eric! Now if only they can get him a light sentence for the one count of conspiracy to damage property it’ll be a total victory. Hell he could even be back out blowing siht up in a couple of years if they handle it right.

Oldnuke on November 17, 2010 at 6:45 PM

The question is: what does Soros want?

Shogun144 on November 17, 2010 at 6:03 PM

He wants advance warning of all the stupid shi*t that the Obamanoids do that upsets the market. As long as Soros has time to take a counterposition, it’s cool.

pedestrian on November 17, 2010 at 6:56 PM

This guy is a freakin’ MONSTER. I think it has something to do with his Center for American Progress, where Van Jones is (Mark Levin added that up a few minutes ago); the idiot czars in Da House; the attempt to pass legislation administratively versus via voting, etc.

Why is it that he hates America so much – or in his own sick way why he loves it so much? Power and games. Sure. Resources? Like oil? Money? Like the discussion of confiscating 401K’s? OK. Because he’s a little bitty man in a country that totally BLEW HIS COMMIE PLAN JUST OVER TWO WEEKS AGO? I bet that’s it. I bet his mommy made him eat goulash when he REALLY wanted Ravioli. ARGH!

Yellowdog12 on November 17, 2010 at 7:04 PM

You can’t even see Soros’ mouth move when BHO speaks…

d1carter on November 17, 2010 at 7:05 PM

Quickly! Someone call Central Casting, and get those styrofoam Roman columns to Washington DC!

VastRightWingConspirator on November 17, 2010 at 7:23 PM

Didn’t any of you see the 3 day expose on George Soros Glenn Beck ran? He covered this. It’s the top down, bottom up, and inside out strategy Van Jones was talking about.

mizflame98 on November 17, 2010 at 7:29 PM

So George leaked his comments in a double secret triple cross. It won’t make me like or trust his allegedly former BFF Barry.

George’s investment moves maybe a better indicator of where his intentions lie, although Lucifer is notoriously manipulative.

obladioblada on November 17, 2010 at 7:32 PM

Didn’t any of you see the 3 day expose on George Soros Glenn Beck ran? He covered this. It’s the top down, bottom up, and inside out strategy Van Jones was talking about.

mizflame98 on November 17, 2010 at 7:29 PM

yeap they got the top down now they are pushing for a bottom up which I think the TSA is a part of. It all comes together. We must defeat the communists/marxists and their new world order. We must ensure the ideals founded by the USA are pushed to another generation.

unseen on November 17, 2010 at 7:34 PM

Soros is evil. Do not underestimate him.

marinetbryant on November 17, 2010 at 7:37 PM

Hey guys check out the headline with pictur at Drudge.

unseen on November 17, 2010 at 7:40 PM

Hey guys check out the headline with pictur at Drudge.

unseen on November 17, 2010 at 7:40 PM

lolz. Thanks for the heads-up. She is beautiful.

OmahaConservative on November 17, 2010 at 7:56 PM

He must be talking about Hillary.

lilium on November 17, 2010 at 7:58 PM

What does Soros do to Obama when Soros doesn’t get his way?

I wonder where Soros was on November 22, 1963?

cebj25 on November 17, 2010 at 8:40 PM

Its almost as if Mr. Soros is feeling a bit of pressure… that a schedule is slipping away from him…

But at least he had the good sense to follow Mr. Beck’s advice to buy gold. Just a bit late off the mark, is all.

ajacksonian on November 17, 2010 at 8:42 PM

So George must have lost a bit of change this past election cycle.
I feel his pain. Really.

SJBill on November 18, 2010 at 12:44 AM

The EU is falling apart.

Forming the EU was part I of Soros’ dream.

Part II was to tank the US enough that it needed to join with the EU in order to stabilize both the EU and American markets (mutual benefit/welfare society).

He wants “One World”.

We are still teetering on the brink as to what will happen.

Greyledge Gal on November 18, 2010 at 1:48 AM

Soros make scum look palatable. The man is a pox on civilization.

zoyclem on November 18, 2010 at 7:13 AM

I sense a resurrection of ACORN coming – if it isn’t here already.

rspock on November 18, 2010 at 10:17 AM

When is Soros going to die? We don’t need his influence anymore. He’s spooky dude……

adamsmith on November 18, 2010 at 12:55 PM

When you turn on the lights the cockroaches run around in crazy ways to find the corners of darkness…

La Cucaracha, la Cucaracha…. da da da da da da….

petunia on November 18, 2010 at 3:13 PM