George Soros Buys Philly DA

If we were really serious about this whole "investigation" thing, we might investigate whether a billionaire with a very shady history should be able to buy the Philly DA. We seem to make it harder to buy a baseball team or a newspaper than a District Attorney.

And, arguably, it should be the other way around.

George Soros has all but bought another district attorney’s seat.

The left-wing billionaire turned the Philadelphia district attorney’s race on its head by giving $1.45 million to fund a super PAC in support of his preferred candidate, Larry Krasner. Krasner, a progressive lawyer who has never worked as a prosecutor, sailed to an easy victory in the Democratic primary on Tuesday. Because Philadelphia is a Democratic stronghold, Krasner’s primary victory all but guarantees him to win the general election in November.

The influx of money from Soros gave Krasner a significant leg up over his opposition. Despite splitting votes with six other candidates, Krasner, who was not a favorite to win before Soros’ investment, finished 18 points ahead of the second-place finisher. As one Philadelphia Inquirer writer put it after the billionaire’s investment: “Soros changed the game.” 

His intervention on behalf of Krasner was the first time in Philadelphia history that a super PAC had supported a candidate for district attorney, Philadelphia Magazine noted. 

Bad news for anyone living in Philly. Bad news for America.

Larry Krasner was also backed by Bernie Sanders. You know, that guy who claims to be against this sort of thing. Except when he's for it.

 Sanders said. “Krasner’s primary victory is an important step forward in the fight to reform a very broken criminal justice system.”

Putting Jane Sanders and George Soros in jail would be a good start on criminal justice reformn.