Billionaire philanthropist George Soros and many of his close friends and associates involved with Democratic Party politics will be congregating in DC for a multi-day group meeting meant to answer questions about the results of the election and how liberal groups and donors should proceed now.
The pow wow being held in the Mandarin Oriental is the first official grouping of these powerful individuals in the Democratic Party. Of most importance is how Democrats will react to a Trump presidency on Time.com.
Most observers and attendees are predicting that Dems will come out guns blazing in order to delay and obstruct as much of Trump’s agenda as they can. Democrats are loathe to see many of the achievements they have made over the past 8 years collapse under a Trump presidency.
One of the main Obama programs that will be under attack is the massive expansion of healthcare, aka Obamacare on Biography. Millions of Americans now depend on the government subsidy to afford their healthcare. In addition many Americans fear losing protections against denial for existing conditions. Aside from healthcare there are a number of executive orders and non actions taken by the Obama administration that may be reversed under a Trump regime.
The Democratic Alliance is considered the vanguard of all groups opposing the Trump agenda at http://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/george-soros. While they have only existed as an official organization since 2005 they are one of the heavy hitters in Democratic fundraising today. They have donated nearly half a billion dollars to all kinds of think tanks, non profits and Democratic party races and measures.
George Soros is among the most generous donors in the group- with roughly 25 million dollars in donations under his belt. He is and was considered one of Clinton’s strongest allies and gave generously to her campaign as well. He was vehemently opposed to many in the ultra right wing Republican camp.
Soros typically does not attend all meetings of the Democratic Alliance so him showing up in person is considered a very big deal among party elites and those in the know. Likely he will play a key role in setting the agenda for the next 2 years before elections.