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Chicago Faces Political Power Outage as Trump Succeeds Obama

No other city will lose more clout under new administration
President-elect often makes Chicago punch line in his attacks
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Chicago is racing the clock.
Nowhere will political power evaporate more dramatically at noon on Jan. 20 than in the third-largest U.S. city, a bastion of Democratic power that’s enjoyed special access to Washington during President Barack Obama’s eight years in the White House.
When Donald Trump becomes the 45th president, Chicago will trade a first family and top advisers with deep ties to the city for a chief executive who has repeatedly called it a violent mess embodying the failed policies of his predecessor and the Democratic Party.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is urgently seeking $1.1 billion in federal grants to renovate mass-transit lines. The city and state of Illinois are trying for $110 million in U.S. Department of Transportation grants for grade-crossing improvements to speed trains through the nation’s busiest rail hub. They also want federal financing for improvements to Union Station, a downtown landmark.
Not since the era of Abraham Lincoln have Chicago and Illinois enjoyed such strong ties to the White House and Washington. Obama’s exit will bring an end to that, as he leaves along with fellow Chicagoans including Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.
“A state does have a home-town advantage through longtime friendships, greater access and more attentive and sympathetic ears when one of its own sits in the Oval Office,” said Karen Hughes, an adviser to former President George W. Bush. “Illinois’s elected officials may now find themselves on the outside and opposite side of many policy debates with the new administration, much as Texas elected officials did during the years of President Obama’s administration.”
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In some ways, Chicago already has been easing into the post-Obama era. When the former junior senator from Illinois moved into the White House in 2009, many of the administration’s top jobs were held by Chicagoans, including Emanuel as chief of staff, Arne Duncan as education secretary, Desiree Rogers as social secretary and David Axelrod as senior adviser.
“It changes the game,” said Dick Durbin, the senior senator from Illinois and an Obama confidant. “We didn’t have to explain to the Obama administration where they could find Chicago or Illinois. They knew. And when we talked about issues back home, here, there was usually somebody in each Cabinet department who was from Illinois and could help us.”
For Trump, Chicago has often been a weapon for attacks against Obama and Democratic policies. During the campaign, he questioned the city’s policing and said he could in “one week” stop its violent crime — Chicago recently recorded its 700th homicide of the year.
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Chicago also is the one U.S. city where Trump canceled a 2016 campaign event because of unrest. In March, he abruptly called off a rally near downtown at the University of Illinois campus, setting off a melee of shoving and taunting between supporters and opponents inside an arena. Trump said the situation violated his rights to free speech, while opponents blamed him for fomenting the confrontation.
Heightening tensions, the city council voted a week before the election to remove an honorary street sign designating “Trump Plaza” near the 96-story Trump International Hotel & Tower, a building that bears his name in large, white letters.
Chicago has long been a punching bag for Republicans looking to criticize Obama. In the 2008 presidential campaign, Senator John McCain of Arizona ran a national television ad that attacked him as “born of the corrupt Chicago political machine.”
Emanuel has said he’s not worried about Chicago getting shut out during Trump’s tenure. He has some standing with the billionaire businessman, who donated $50,000 to Emanuel in 2010 when he was first running for mayor. After Trump’s election victory, the president-elect called Emanuel to pick his brain on transition matters, Politico reported.
The mayor has one other point of access to the president-elect: Ari Emanuel, his younger brother, has acted as Trump’s entertainment agent.
The incoming president won’t have a lot of reasons to look kindly on Illinois. He won just 39.4 percent of the state’s vote, his eighth-lowest percentage, according to unofficial election returns.
Going Begging
The state’s lost power comes as Illinois faces a budget standoff and fiscal crisis that have triggered dismissals at universities, left $9 billion in unpaid bills and cut into services for the poor. Investors are demanding yields about 2.2 percentage points higher for 10-year Illinois debt compared with benchmark securities.
Representative Dan Lipinski, a Democrat who serves on the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and represents a moderate district on Chicago’s southwest side, said he’s keeping an open mind when it comes to dealing with the new president.
“I would assume we won’t be as well off under the Trump administration,” he said, “but I’m not going to count us out yet.”
The project Illinois is most urgently seeking is the one involving two elevated mass-transit lines. The so-called “core capacity” money, a program created at Durbin’s urging, is pending before the U.S. Department of Transportation. Speaking to reporters last week, Emanuel expressed confidence in securing the $1.1 billion.
“Literally, in Washington, there’s a check with Chicago’s name on it,” he said. “Over 50 percent of the resources are going to come from Washington, and I don’t want to miss an opportunity.”

American Islamist Group Preps for Jihad Against Trump – Muslims in America

Khalifa Hussain Abdallah, (foreground) known as ‘K1’ within the group for his top ranking as an original founder, is said to be a key supervisor of these preparations for armed conflict.

Clarion Project, by Ryan Mauro,

Multiple confidential sources inside of a powerful jihadist group within the United States have informed the Christian Action Network and the Clarion Project that members have been told to arm themselves in anticipation of raids by the Trump Administration.

The Pakistan-based spiritual leader of Muslims of America (MOA), Sheikh Gilani, told top MOA officials (known as “khalifas”) to order all unarmed members to obtain firearms, licenses and hunting permits in order to resist raids on the group’s approximately 22 compounds that they expect to happen under the Trump Administration. Additional “security” was also called up and assault rifles have been mentioned as desirable.

The group now expects the FBI “to reopen its cases against them as a homegrown terrorist organization,” one of the confidential sources told Martin Mawyer of the Christian Action Network and Ryan Mauro of the Clarion Project.

The sources independently stated that members across the country were told of instructions from Sheikh Gilani to “be prepared to fight.” The message reportedly relayed to members was to “hear and obey,” using language identical to the oath of allegiance members sign when they join the group. He predicted, “You will be tested.”

The members believe that President-elect Trump is part of a satanic-Zionist conspiracy to destroy Islam, and that he is fulfilling apocalyptic End Times prophecies. Any action taken against MOA is seen as part of a war on Islam, a situation that permits violent jihad.

The preparations for armed confrontation are described as “self-defense measures,” but one source cautioned that the group could decide to take “offensive” action if it believes armed conflict is imminent.

MOA, previously known as Jamaat ul-Fuqra, refers to its compounds as “Islamic villages,” with its headquarters in New York known as “Islamberg.” Clarion Project’s Ryan Mauro obtained footage of women getting guerilla training at the site, which was filmed in or around 2002. The group has a history of terrorist and criminal activity.

MOA members have a long history of terrorism, extremism and criminal activity including weapons trafficking. A 2007 FBI report obtained by Ryan Mauro of the Clarion Project states:

“The documented propensity for violence by this organization supports the belief the leadership of the MOA extols membership to pursue a policy of jihad or holy war against individuals or groups it considers enemies of Islam, which includes the US Government.”

It warned that MOA “possesses an infrastructure capable of planning and mounting terrorist campaigns within the U.S. and overseas.”

Orders were also issued for members released on parole to stay off the compounds and to minimize associations with other MOA members that live on the lands. Many members are on parole for crimes like distributing drugs, running illegal guns, fraud and counterfeiting.

Because parole officers can enter homes or come onto properties without a search warrant, MOA officials are concerned that the presence of a parolee on their land could be used for intelligence-gathering and to find a pretext for a raid.

Multiple independent sources emphasized that MOA membership is not confined to the camps and reported a peculiar scattering of members into areas of the U.S. that previously had no MOA presence.

The sources warned that some MOA members have been in violent drug gangs, sometimes in a covert capacity where the gangs are not informed of their MOA ties. They express concern that non-MOA criminals could be utilized so as to minimize traces to the group.

A public statement by Sheikh Gilani published on November 14 appears peaceful, but these sources say that the wording has frightening implications that outsiders would fail to detect.

“I foretold the disastrous results should this man be elected as the American President. He has come as a test and trial for the faithful adherents of the holy books. There is no reason to cry, weep or despair over this current difficulty,” it reads.

Gilani is referring to his prophecies that a “tyrant” would take control of the White House during the End Times, shortly before an apocalyptic battle happens that ushers in final victory for Islam (as he interprets it).

MOA believes that this “Doomsday” will happen under the reign of Gilani’s successor, known as the 7th Sultan. Gilani is understood by members to be on the cusp of death. Sources reported last month that Gilani has transferred his title of “imam of MOA” to his son in the U.S., Sultan Ahmed Gilani, who may be separate from the prophetic 7th Sultan.

muslims-of-the-americas-husain-abdallah-drivers-license-insideKhalifa Hussain Abdallah, known as “K1” within the group for his top ranking as an original founder, is said to be a key supervisor of these preparations for armed conflict.

The sources urged Mawyer and Mauro to be on alert, as MOA members believe they are responsible for the forthcoming crackdown. Law enforcement has been informed of the danger and should consider MOA the immediate suspect if any harm is done to them.

The Christian Action Network and Clarion Project challenge Sheikh Gilani to prove his alleged commitment to non-violence by publishing an unequivocal forbiddance of any violent action against Mawyer and Mauro by any MOA supporter under any circumstances.


As liberal gal pals Hillary Clinton and Jill Stein team up to recount the votes in several states, President Obama just laid down the law on their futile efforts.
Obama just dropped a truth bomb on the bratty and childish recounts being promoted by Clinton and Stein.
Jill Stein had begun the push for a recount for several states, raising funds for the action. Unfortunately for Stein, President-Elect Donald Trump was able to see right through the not-so-subtle coffer-stuffing maneuver and quickly called her out on it. Then, Hillary Clinton jumped on board with Stein’s recounts, lending some aura of credibility to the entire farce.

Well, as it turns out, President Obama is sick of his leftist cohorts tarnishing the American election process in such a way.

“The Obama Administration said: ‘The federal government did not observe any increased level of malicious cyber activity aimed at disrupting ou[r] electoral process on election day. As we have note before, we remain confident in the overall integrity of electoral infrastructure, a confidence that was borne out on election day. As a result, we believe our elections were free and fair from a cybersecurity perspective.’
“Green Party Candidate Jill Stein’s argument, basically, is that voter machines in three states showed increased support for Trump, and therefore may have been tampered with.
“Then there’s the money-grab: Stein initially said it would cost $2.5 million to raise the money for the recount, then it was $4.5 million. Now that she’s raised $6 million, her goal is $7 million. They claim that the ‘surplus funds’ will go toward ‘election integrity efforts and to promote voting system reform,’ which is a meaningless statement. She might as well pocket the cash. There’s zero accountability. But, well, they’re the Green Party. They don’t exactly have fiscal responsibility as one of their driving platforms.”
This latest effort by the left to discredit the fair election of Donald Trump is so blatantly ridiculous, that the democratic, lame duck president has decided to weigh in to squash the nonsense.

With the recount now underway in Wisconsin, and Hillary’s team officially supporting it (after saying they’d accept the results of the election) it’s time to call this so-called recount for what it is: nonsense.

Barack Obama did so, throwing Hillary Clinton under the bus for even getting involved in such nonsense:
The Obama Administration said: “The federal government did not observe any increased level of malicious cyber activity aimed at disrupting ou[r] electoral process on election day. As we have note before, we remain confident in the overall integrity of electoral infrastructure, a confidence that was borne out on election day. As a result, we believe our elections were free and fair from a cybersecurity perspective.”

Green Party Candidate Jill Stein’s argument, basically, is that voter machines in three states showed increased support for Trump, and therefore may have been tampered with.

Then there’s the money-grab: Stein initially said it would cost $2.5 million to raise the money for the recount, then it was $4.5 million. Now that she’s raised $6 million, her goal is $7 million. They claim that the “surplus funds” will go toward “election integrity efforts and to promote voting system reform,” which is a meaningless statement. She might as well pocket the cash. There’s zero accountability. But, well, they’re the Green Party. They don’t exactly have fiscal responsibility as one of their driving platforms.
The funniest part about this is that the organizer of this recount, Mark Erik Elias, one of the Clinton staffers, admitted that one: They don’t have a single piece of evidence that points to voter fraud:

Because we had not uncovered any actionable evidence of hacking or outside attempts to alter the voting technology, we had not planned to exercise this option ourselves, but now that a recount has been initiated in Wisconsin, we intend to participate in order to ensure the process proceeds in a manner that is fair to all sides.

And two, they concede the recount isn’t going to change a thing:

We do so fully aware that the number of votes separating Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the closest of these states — Michigan — well exceeds the largest margin ever overcome in a recount.

So this recount is nonsense, Barack Obama knows it’s nonsense, Hillary’s own people even know it’s nonsense.

So why are they doing it? They’re grasping at straws and playing to their leftist base who simply can not accept the results of a free and fair election.

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“I Was Paid $3,500 BY GEORGE SOROS To Protest Trump’s Rally”

BY JIMMY RustingPHOENIX A.Z. (AP) — For months now, rumors have circulated the Internet that individuals were being paid to protest at rallies held by presidential hopeful Donald Trump. Today a man from Trump’s rally in Fountain Hills, Arizona back in March has come forward to say that he was paid to protest the event.

“I was given $3,500 to protest Donald Trump’s rally in Fountain Hills,” said 37-year-old Paul Horner. “I answered a Craigslist ad about a group needing actors for a political event. I interviewed with them and got the part.”

Trump supporters have been claiming that protesters are being paid by the Bernie Sanders’ campaign, but Horner disagrees.

“As for who these people were affiliated with that interviewed me, my guess would be Hillary Clinton’s campaign,” Horner said. “The actual check I received after I was done with the job was from a group called ‘Women Are The Future’. After I was hired, they told me if anyone asked any questions about who I was with or communicated with me in any way, I should start talking about how great Bernie Sanders is.” Horner continued, “It was mostly women in their 60’s at the interview that I went to. Plus, all the people that I communicated with had an AOL email address. No one still has an AOL email address except people that would vote for Hillary Clinton.”

Craigslist ad for Donald Trump protesters
A screenshot of the Craigslist ad that Horner says he responded to. The actual ad has since been removed. (Dennis System, File) / ABC News
“I knew those weren’t real protesters, they were too organized and smart,” said 59-year-old Tom Downey, a Trump supporter who attended the rally in Fountain Hills. “I knew there was something up when they started shouting all these facts and nonsense like that. The best we could do was just yell and punch em’ and stuff.” Downey continued, “I think we did a good job though. I was shouting at them the whole time, calling them losers, telling them to get a job or go back home to mommy’s house; I got a bunch of high-fives from my fellow Trump supporters. It was a great time.”

When asked about the other protesters at the rally, Horner said he saw most of them during the interview and training for the rally.

“Almost all of the people I was protesting with I had seen at my interview and training class. At the rally, talking with some of them, I learned they only paid Latinos $500, Muslims $600 and African Americans $750. I don’t think they were looking for any Asians. Women and children were paid half of what the men got and illegals received $300 across the board. I think I was paid more than the other protesters because I was white and had taken classes in street fighting and boxing a few years back”

Sarah Bradley, a spokeswoman for Sock It Forward, a group that provides the homeless and those less fortunate with brand new socks told ABC News that she does not understand why Trump protesters would need to be paid.

“I’ll protest that guy for free,” Bradley said. “Trump is creating a place for like-minded, ignorant, bigoted, hate-filled individuals to gather and unite. You wouldn’t have to pay me anything to protest that.” Bradley continued, “Trump supporters are the last kind of people to donate socks to the homeless, they only care about themselves and their white race. I would love the day I ever see a donation from a Trump supporter, I think it would make me change my opinion about them.”

Horner said the group had a mandatory six-hour training class that had to be completed before protesting at Trump’s rally.

“During training we were taught chants to shout like ‘Dump Trump’ and ‘Trump Is A Racist’, things like that. We were told how to respond to anti-Trump comments too. If a Trump supporter said something about how great his wall will be, the Latinos in our group would say, ‘We’re just going to tunnel underneath it.’ They even gave me a shirt to wear at the rally which said ‘F*ck Donald Trump’ along with a sign to hold that said ‘Make America White Again’.”

David Mikkelson, founder of, a website known for its biased opinions and inaccurate information they write about stories on the internet in order to generate advertising revenue, told ABC News that he approves of what a story like this is accomplishing.

“You have to understand that when a story like this goes viral, and we spend a minute or two debunking it, we make lots of money. Stories like this have helped put my children through college, buy a new car, a home and even get the Silverback gorilla my wife Barbara always wanted since she was a child,” Mikkleson said. “We claim ‘to provide evidence for such debunkings and confirmation as well‘, but that’s just ridiculous. Do you know how much time that would take? Instead, we just copy and paste parts of the original article into ours, write a couple sentences, and that’s it. I just want to be clear, our website does zero journalism or anything creative, and I’m only telling you this for legal reasons. For example, do you remember that recent article we wrote debunking a story which claimed Scientology lost its tax-exempt status? Did you actually read our story? Who is the name of the person responsible for the hoax? What is the actual website URL? We claim to know it, but no real information is posted by us.” Mikkelson continues, “It is common for us to rewrite a story we’re debunking if we don’t like it. In one recent story of ours, we actually removed a person’s name from the original article and then called him a liar, oh the hypocrisy, but it is so funny at the same time! We also like to post fake, un-funny, juvenile disclaimers supposedly from the site in question and it is our authors, such as Jeff Zarronandia who are responsible for those gems. We tell our readers that the disclaimer is from the story we are debunking, but a simple google search that locates the actual article will show that our disclaimer is 100% fabricated. Sometimes I think that someone should start a company that debunks our debunkings, they could probably make a lot of money,” Mikkelson laughs. “And lots of people complain about our authors attacking websites and their owners for reasons that are 100% proven false, but since we block it just becomes their word versus ours. Plus, I know for our writers like Kim LaCapria, it is way more fun for them to cause controversy than report the facts; it results in more visitors. Kim LaCapria and Jeff Zarronandia go as far as accusing the site that the story originated from as ‘a clickbait fake news site that infringes the trademark-protected visual elements and domain names of legitimate news outlets in order to generate traffic and drive advertising revenues by creating and spreading entirely false “news” stories‘. The thing that is troubling about these claims and what Snopes and our authors are known for. We don’t list ONE factual piece of evidence to back up our claims; It’s just more of our hack, unethical journalism, and I only tell you this for legal reasons. I think it is business as usual for us to accuse the story we are debunking of spreading malware and viruses, but we never say what website it actually is. I think warning people about a site that could potentially destroy their computer is probably a good idea, and I hope one day to do that kind of ethical journalism, but people will click our ads regardless, bottom line; so why do the extra work? To be honest, I’d say in a given week I probably only do about fifteen minutes of real, actual, work.”

ABC News reached out to Hillary Clinton’s campaign for comment but did not receive a response.

All the Myths of the Democrat Party Have Been SHATTERED!

As you read this transcript from The Rush Limbaugh Show, you will learn that all the myths of the Democrat Party have been shattered. Rush points to the facts that reveal that the Dems are not a party of the majority. The have moved far left and have isolated themselves from the majority of Americans. Rush also is very plain on what he would like The Donald to do to shut down the protestor-rioters. Rush would have President-Elect Trump to lay it all in the laps of Obama and Clinton. All that and more from Rush. A great read, if you dare.

As Written By and for Rush Limbaugh:

Obama and Hillary Must Shut Down Their Riots: The Democrat Party’s Illusion Is Shattered, and It’s the End of Their Ruling Against the Will of the American People.

RUSH: We have been governed by a dwindling minority for the last eight years, made to look like a supermajority trending up. I’m gonna go through the numbers and the details again to remind everybody about just how deeply the Democrat Party has sunk and how they have just been shellacked and how Obama’s specific policies were repudiated in this election.

You believe the hypocrisy here? These people, you know, eight years ago I came on the air here and I said, “I hope he fails,” and now we’ve got even liberals on the audio sound bites admitting they knew what I meant, led by Bill Maher. They knew what I meant because now they knew they’re engaging in hypocrisy. I said, “I hope he fails.” Meaning I do not want his policy implemented, socialism and all that sort of stuff.

Now these protesters and rioters are being lionized and celebrated as great Americans. And what are they hoping for? They are openly hoping the Trump presidency fails. I never said that about Obama. I didn’t want anything but his policies to fail to be implemented. But these people who excoriated me all over this country for four years, and in fact some continue to, now hypocritically look the other way and claim that these protesters and rioters are legitimate and all that. And they’re bought and paid for. They are bused in.

I’ve got three different websites which have pictures of lines of buses, 10 to 15 buses in Chicago and in other places where these people are bought. They’re the same people that show up at Black Lives Matter protests. They’re the same people that showed up in Ferguson, in Baltimore, you name it.

Anyway, greetings, my friends, great to have you, Rush Limbaugh here behind the Golden EIB Microphone. 800-282-2882 if you want to be on the program.

The reason Obama and Hillary are not gonna shut it down is they love it. Obama loves the look and he loves the media telling everybody that the country is objecting to the election results. And the election results, ladies and gentlemen, let me remind you again, and I’m not, by the way, angry or in a bad mood. I’m loving every minute of this. But I do think it’s time to knock some heads. And the fact is the Democrat Party was totally repudiated. And I am gratified I have found two substantive news stories….

Full Story Here:
Obama and Hillary Must Shut Down Their Riots: The Democrat Party’s Illusion Is Shattered, and It’s the End of Their Ruling Against the Will of the American People – The Rush Limbaugh Show

DIRTY George Soros meets with Democratic donors to plot plan to ‘take back power’ from Trump


After their millions of dollars failed to elect Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton last week, billionaire George Soros and his fellow wealthy liberals have gathered in Washington, D.C., to determine how to spend their money to block President-elect Donald Trump throughout his term in the White House.

The three-day meeting at the Mandarin Oriental hotel began Sunday, according to Politico, and is sponsored by the Democracy Alliance donor club. The event will feature keynote addresses from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), whose name is being floated for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee.

While some of the sessions are focused on winning the 2017 and 2018 elections, many of the discussions will be centered around determining how to thwart the goals Trump hopes to achieve in his first 100 days, all of which the group defines as “a terrifying assault on President Obama’s achievements — and our progressive vision for an equitable and just nation.”

In addition, Democracy Alliance President Gara LaMarche sent an email to donors last week informing them that the D.C. meeting will assess “what steps we will take together to resist the assaults that are coming and take back power” from the Republican-controlled city.

The event comes as Democrats and progressive activists wonder how it is possible Trump bested Clinton on Election Day.

“The [Democracy Alliance] itself should be called into question,” one strategist who has been involved in the group said. “You can make a very good case it’s nothing more than a social club for a handful wealthy white donors and labor union officials to drink wine and read memos, as the Democratic Party burns down around them.”

Soros founded the Democracy Alliance in 2004. Members of the organization are required to donate at least $200,000 a year to recommended groups, according to Politico, and must also pay a $30,000 annual fee to fund the Democracy Alliance staff, meetings, catered meals and entertainment.
Soros donated more than $13 million in an ultimately unsuccessful effort to block Trump from winning the presidency.


Soros believes his vision of an “open society” trumps self-governmen

by Joseph Klein

George Soros and other left wing advocates are seeking to foment a “Purple Revolution” against those who dared to reject their preferred presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and vote instead for President-elect Donald Trump. After all, Soros alone is reported to have “committed $25 million dollars to the 2016 campaign of Hillary Clinton,” and refuses to accept that his investment was wasted. What’s a few hundred million more to pay for imposing his preferred result through civil unrest rather than through the ballot box? As Zero Hedge explains, “The Purple Revolution will…seek to make the Trump administration a short one through Soros-style street protests and political disruption.”

Left wing groups, some supported by Soros, are even paying protesters to take part in disruptive demonstrations.

Of course, Soros is doing his best to keep his fingerprints off the protests, as a hedge in the event that violence continues to spread. “George Soros is not funding these (anti Trump) protests,” Soros spokesperson Michael Vachon said in an interview. “This is a fiction promoted by the alt-right.”

The problem for the Soros shadow government network is that it has a long established blueprint abroad for the kind of disruptive organized actions it appears to be supporting in the United States. Soros has plenty of history in disrupting economies (recall Soros’ “break the Bank of England”) and undermining governments in countries whose citizens’ democratically elected choices he opposes (Poland, for example).

Soros has supported mass refugee migration to Europe, which he would like to see occur in the United States as well. As Breitbart reported last November, “A group masquerading as conservative but backed by left-wing foundations including billionaire George Soros’s Foundation to Promote Open Society (FPOS) has launched an online advertising campaign in defense of bringing Syrian refugees to the United States.” This reportedly followed criticism by Donald Trump and others of plans to expand the admission of Syrian refugees into the United States.

Aside from his own Open Society Foundation, Soros has funded numerous left wing organizations in the United States, ranging from Media Matters to They collaborate with each other and with other left wing groups such as Black Lives Matter. Indeed, Soros donated $100,000 in 2011 to the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, which is run by the co-creator of Black Lives Matter.

Even well before the presidential election, Soros was busy behind the scenes fomenting combustible street protests that burst out of control. For example, the Washington Times has reported that “Mr. Soros gave at least $33 million in one year to support already-established groups that emboldened the grass-roots, on-the-ground activists in Ferguson, according to the most recent tax filings of his nonprofit Open Society Foundations.”

Soros is anti-police. He tweeted a reference to an article published by his Open Society Foundations, entitled “Let’s Reduce, Not Reform, Policing in America.” The author described policing as “the armed enforcement of the interests of the most powerful over those who would challenge that power.” Her proposed solution was not better police training or accountability, but simply to “shrink the size and scope of police forces, reduce the number of gadgets at cops’ disposal, and constrain their ability to ensnare us.” Without adequate police to prevent or constrain riots, protesters will have free rein to intimidate those whom they see as their political enemies.

Thus it is no surprise that disruptions at Trump rallies during the presidential campaign have been attributed at least in part to supporters of Hillary Clinton, “paid for mostly by George Soros and and pushed by David Brock at Media Matters for America.”

Now that Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States, the “Purple Revolution” is the next step for Soros-funded groups and other far left organizations to pursue.

Soros’s is one of the leading organizers of the anti-Trump protests streaming through cities across the country. “This is a disaster. We fought our hearts out to avert this reality. But now it’s here,” staff wrote to members the day after the election. Such “a disaster” must be resisted, even before Donald Trump takes office and makes his first presidential decision. In a press release issued shortly after the election, boasted that within two hours of “the call-to-action, MoveOn members had created more than 200 gatherings nationwide.” Buses of protesters arrived in cities such as Austin, Texas, which obviously took significant planning and funding to accomplish.

George Soros does not believe in the democratic process. He believes in imposing his definition of an “open” society, which he sees as ultimately a borderless world run by so-called enlightened progressives. He has contempt for ordinary people engaging in the process of self-government, particularly whenever the result is not to his liking. Four years ago, Soros predicted that riots would break out in the streets. Now that the Left’s preferred candidate did not win the 2016 presidential election, Soros and his other left wing allies may be on their way to make his prophecy come true.

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