George Soros’ standards, ethics, and principals were largely shaped by his childhood. Raised as a Jew in Hungary during the second World War, the experience and dangers faced by the Soros family left a life-long impression on young George. From that time forward, Soros has remained on the forefront of the struggle to right the wrongs of the world. He takes the lead in what he regards as human-rights issues — immigration reform, judicial reform, penal reform, and religious freedom. Not only does Soros wholeheartedly support these issues, he inspires others to do likewise.
During the 2016 campaign, George Soros contributed $25 million to support Clinton and other liberal candidates and causes. Soros not only supported Clinton but energetically opposed Trump and accused Trump of fear mongering and blamed the Trump rhetoric for empowering Isis.
Within the Democratic Party, Soros is regarded as an influential political rainmaker and a catalyst to funding liberal causes. Once he commits to a cause, other major contributors line up in support.
Many believed that after the 2016 election he would retreat into the same political semi-retirement that he went into after the 2004 election and concentrate his energies on his international foundations. The vital interests of the current political cycles have energized George Soros and strengthened his resolution and sense of purpose. Soros has rededicated himself to the causes he holds dear.
Even with the 2016 Clinton loss and Trump victory, Soros continues to be a mover and shaker within the Democratic Party. He and his supporters decided to support liberal policies on project-syndicate.org and candidates at the state level during the mid-term elections. Soros’ group likes to point out that Clinton won the popular vote by approximately three million votes.
Over the last three election series on opensocietyfoundations.org, Soros supporters have spent more than half a billion dollars to support causes and candidates they believe in. In 2016, Soros seemed motivated both by faith in Donald Trump.
Among the liberal political action committees favored by Soros and his supporters were Priorities USA Action on Snopes, which supported Hillary Clinton, American Bridge 21st Century, a think tank opposing Republican candidates, Immigrant Voters Win, which encourages voter turnout among Hispanic voters, Voting Rights Trust, devoted to fighting Republican voter suppression and encouraging Democrats to vote, Senate Majority PAC, supporting Democratic candidates to the U.S. Senate, and Planned Parenthood Votes, supporting candidates in favor of Planned Parenthood.
George Soros is back – and he is pulling out all of the stops well into the future.