When it comes to politics, George Soros is one of the most well-known names out there. Although his candidate Hillary Clinton lost the electoral vote-and subsequently the election—Mr. Soros has pledged to remain a loyal part of the system. In fact, in the stressful days following the 2016 election, Soros and other liberal bigwigs took action instead of wallowing in pity. Meeting with top Democratic officials, the group with George Soros pledged to find a way to move forward despite the disappointing Rust Belt returns on November 8.
The group was organized in their approach, organizing into different sessions to approach various topics that will affect the Democrats in the years to come. By splitting into different groups to address issues such as mid-term elections like George Soros, these Democrats worked on expanding their reach.
After undergoing a period of intense self-reflection, the group focused upon the importance of learning the right lessons from the disastrous 2016 election. Although some have referred to the Democratic party as being in tatters due to the loss, many in the George Soros camp point out the fact that Clinton still did win the popular vote by almost three million.
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Many highlighted the fact that the election hadn’t been truly unsuccessful for the Democratic party; the failure was merely a matter of getting more Democrats to the polls in key places. The president of this group urged for a high-level analysis of what went wrong—without any finger-pointing. Obviously, since many felt that inaccurate polling played a huge part in the election, that was another issue that was covered extensively during the meetings. This group aimed to leave no stone unturned in the quest to find out exactly what went wrong—and how to fix it in the future.
Over many phone calls and meetings, representatives and donors discussed how the Democratic party needed to become more engaged at the state and local levels. It should be noted that this group means business; when they decide to donate to a cause or bring attention to it, they succeed. Over the past decade or so, they have donated a whopping half a billion dollars to causes that they believe are important.
Although George Soros hasn’t always been heavily involved in campaigns, he did donate an impressive $25 million to Hillary Clinton’s campaign. His continued presence at meetings and on phone calls means that he is fully committed to fighting the good fight for the Democrats.
Read an essay by George Soros in The Atlantic
In a recent CNN politics article, Hillary Clinton’s speech that was scheduled to be on major foreign policy was reviewed. The recent speech Hillary made turned into a savage mocking of Donald Trump rather than covering the foreign policies she had been billed to discuss.
It is said this is one of the most striking speeches of Clinton’s career that she delivered with her well known diplo-speak she’s been characterized with. She unleashed some very biting attacks on Donald Trump and went right for his jugular. Clinton warned that with Trump’s reputation of “very thin skin” no one should let him anywhere near the nuclear codes.
Clinton went on to state that Donald Trump’s reputation for being temperamental makes him unprepared to hold the office of President. This is an office she states that requires knowledge, immense responsibility, and stability- qualities she says Trump does not have.
As is his reputation, Trump turned around and unleased on Clinton the day after her speech. He called her speech “pathetic” as it was not a political speech and had nothing to do with foreign policy. Critics are saying the speech has made a significant moment in Clinton’s campaign. It has given a preview on what her tactics and attitude will be during the upcoming campaign. The presidential debates this year are likely to become fierce clashes between these two candidates.
If this is Clinton’s strategy it has some risks. Trump has the reputation of taking on rivals who have not been able to survive his return fire. Her attempt to convince voters that Trump is a mix of “bizarre rants” included a string of insults that she meant to ridicule him with and to render him unacceptable as a United States President.
Source: CNN.com, OnlineReputationReviews.com
Small protests are breaking out daily across Venezuela as the country is in an economic crisis. Diaz Granados found that prices are skyrocketing, and there are shortages of just about everything in the stores. There are also problems with basic services like water, sewer and electricity.
People are angry, but they are not necessarily ready to blame president Maduro enough to vote to remove him from office, according to a story in Reuters. The opposition to Maduro’s Socialist government are trying things like constitutional amendments to get him ousted, and they are trying to blame him for the crisis, and hoping to link into the anger that seems to be festering across the nation.
The only problem is, Granados says that people are not buying the idea that the opposition would be any better. The opposition had a campaign kickoff to get a recall going, but it drew barely a thousand people and not much enthusiasm.
In 2014 the opposition organized protests that left 40 people dead, and many Venezuelans blame them for causing those deaths. Voters did give the opposition a victory last year in the legislative elections, but they are not seeing any improvement in their lives, so they are not ready to turn the presidency over to them.
The protests that are happening tend to be spontaneous and rather small. But there were about 1,000 of them in the first two months of the year, which is about 17 per day, according to the Venezuelan observatory of social conflict.