From the Writings of David Horowitz: May 4, 2010


The radicalism shaping the Democratic Party is part of a broad-ranging, forty-year effort of New Left radicals to infiltrate the institutions of American society and culture, and redirect their purposes and ends. These institutions include the courts, schools, universities, churches, mass media, unions, foundations, corporations and government agencies…During the 2004 election campaign, through an extraordinary series of legal and financial maneuvers, a network of radicals gained de facto control over the Democratic Party, and thus over any future Democratic presidency.

This party within the party has no official name, but some journalists and commentators have dubbed it the Shadow Party, which we have accepted for better or for worse. The Shadow Party operates through a complex of non-profit groups organized and coordinated by leftwing billionaire George Soros. Composed of leftwing think tanks, foundations, activist websites, Section 527 “stealth PACs,” public employee unions and radical “non-governmental organizations” or NGOs, the Shadow Party has the appearance of a government-in-exile.

Technically, the Shadow Party is a private network, with no formal connection to the Democratic Party. Yet, in the 2004 election, the Shadow Party contributed more than $300 million to Democrats. Such contributions mean electoral life and death. For reasons we will explain in these pages, the official Democratic Party has lost access, in recent years, to many of their most lucrative funding sources. Without Shadow Party cash, they would wither away. To survive, the party must appease George Soros and his allies and accommodate their radical agendas.

Members of the Shadow Party are thrilled with their own achievement. The MoveOn PAC, which is one of its parts, is headed by Soros operative Eli Pariser who on December 9, 2004 boasted, “Now it’s our party. We bought it, we own it.”

The Shadow Party (with Richard Poe)

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