This is so staggering to me that I can barely put one word after the other, so I'm just going to give you the bare bones here. It's such a swamp, and I have still another (related) swamp to blog after this.
There is a George Soros "thaing" called SOS, or Secretary of State Project (of the "Democracy Alliance"). At their website, they celebrate their past success:
To Our SoS Project Supporters -
Since we launched in the fall of 2006, we have engaged in eleven races and have backed the winning candidate in nine states, including: Ohio, Minnesota, Iowa, Oregon, New Mexico, Montana, Nevada, West Virginia and Missouri. We lost only in Michigan and Colorado (and there by a tiny margin).
In 2008, we ran a sophisticated, highly targeted campaign in Montana which made the difference in a major upset – ousting the incumbent Republican Secretary of State. Most analysts anticipate a tough 2012 Senate race in Montana, and it is critical to have a fair Secretary of State in place. In Oregon we helped beat back a late unexpected surge to capture a critical open seat.
We are proud of our 2006 victory in Minnesota, where long time reformer Mark Ritchie pulled off a major upset with our support. He was later under fierce media and legal scrutiny as he oversaw the recount of the Franken/Coleman senatorial race. Ritchie operated with transparency and integrity, such that the Minnesota Supreme Court unanimously ruled to uphold the extremely close election results, finally sending Franken to the Senate where his vote has been much needed.
With your support, we have made a major difference.
This is terribly relevant in West Virginia as we're having "issues" (and court cases) here - right now - over the ballot for our special election that will send either Gov. Joe Mansion [kidding. It's Manchin. Originally Mancini.] or John Raese to the Senate for the remainder of Robert Byrd's term. Whoever wins will be seated immediately, not in January next year. So it's a big deal all the way around. And the SOS "victory" of 2008 - otherwise known as our Secretary of State, Natalie Tennant - is at the center of it all.
People right here in my own neighborhood of the blogosphere have been all over this stuff; Ed Lasky says he talked about it two years ago on Bill O'Reilly. And so we all say, where the hell was I? That's a good question.
According to Discover The Networks, George Soros is "hiding in plain sight" behind the Democracy Alliance and its Secretary of State Project. Beware: This swamp must have been modeled on the rabbit warren of "palestinian" causes at the United Nations, because it totally "floods the zone" and is all interconnected and overlapping. Try not to get dizzy.
The SoS Project was formed largely from the Democracy Alliance which is a group of mega-wealthy individuals whose long term objective is to raise upwards of $200 million for progressive organizations. Among the members of the Democracy Alliance are George Soros, Drummond Pike, Norman Lear, Rob Reiner, SEIU and Rob Glaser. Both Glaser’s Glaser Progress Foundation and Democracy Alliance were 2008 donors to Marxist/McChesney’s Free Press “lets take over all the media and the internet” think tank.
At the DNC 2008 national convention in Denver Soros gave the go-ahead for the Democracy Alliance to be a grantee of the Secretary of State Project. Because the Secretary of State Project is set up as a 527 organization it can accept unlimited donations and does not have to disclose the donors until after an election cycle.
Go left, left again, and slightly deeper and you'll come to the inevitable MoveOn, ACORN and SEIU.
And then there's Act Blue, "the number one online fundraising tool for Democrats." Who knew? They've literally raised hundreds of millions since 2004.