Money can’t buy everything. Ask New York billionaire and former Nazi collaborator George Soros who poured millions of dollars, along with other donors attempting to “buy” would-be progressive prosecutors in California.
Soros’ attempt to reshape California’s criminal justice system with far-left leaning candidates in Tuesday’s midterm election, took a decisive hit with most suffering crucial loses.
The 87-year old mogul and Chairman of Soros Fund Management, is reputed to be worth in excess of 25 billion dollars, spending untold millions in support of far left organizations and radical progressive causes, and again backing candidates in the “golden state” running for DA, who favor lower incarceration rates, crackdowns on police misconduct and a bail system that doesn’t discriminate against the poor.
However former Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley interviewed recently by the Los Angeles Times, had a different take on the Soros backed candidates commenting: “These people who want to create their own social policy are not worthy of the office, if they win in San Diego or Sacramento, L.A. is next.”
Cooley insightful analogy was on target in San Diego County with the candidacy of Soros backed Geneviéve Jones-Wright, who attacked the policies of her conservative opponent for “criminalizing poverty.”
Soros reportedly spent well over 1.5 million dollars in propping up Wright through a political action committee. However on Tuesday, the voters spoke at the ballot-box and Wright was easily defeated by the incumbent, Republican District Attorney Summer Stephan who captured over 64% of the vote, to Wright’s 36%. A margin of about 28% when the final numbers are tallied
In another Soros backed match-up, Republican Sacramento County, District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert defeated Democrat Noah Phillips by a nearly 2-to-1 margin, getting 65% of the vote. Phillips like Wright also ran a negative campaign targeting Schubert for failing to prosecute a police officer who shot a civilian. However, Phillips hesitated to explain the details surrounding the shooting. The so-called “civilian” was an armed robbery suspect who refused to drop his weapon.
An eyewitness to the shooting described the confrontation stating at the time; “The suspect stopped running and there was a confrontation between the suspect and the officer. The suspect refused to comply with the officer’s orders, at which point the officer not only fearing for his safety but for the safety of others fired his service weapon striking the suspect.”
Soros funded the Phillips campaign to the tune of over $400,000 and was personally involved with assisting in the production and scripting of ads.
After her decisive win over Phillips, Schubert expressed her appreciation to the voters saying; “This is a good day for the people. You can’t buy an election in the county of Sacramento. Here’s to four more years.”
Moreover, the wife of Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz contributed more than $650,000 to a political action group led by another Soros backed group “Black Lives Matter” along with black activist Shaun King.
Perhaps the biggest surprise emerging from “La-la land” is just how savvy voters are in choosing candidates. For example in counties where wealthy progressive donors poured money in support of their candidates, places like Yolo County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino County, those candidates were easily defeated. Which suggests California isn’t as progressive as advertised.
In fact, there’s a growing rebellion taking place with over a dozen municipalities and communities in California joining forces with President Trump’s lawsuit against the governor’s unconstitutional sanctuary law, prohibiting ICE agents from enforcing federal immigration laws, endangering both law enforcement agents and the community at large.
Why else would Soros and his progressive colleagues concentrate on California and spend untold millions of dollars in their attempt to change the criminal justice system?