Andrew Marcus jigged this handy-dandy chart up to help illustrate the relationships discussed in his long post at Big Government:
You will notice that the Democratic Socialists of America is featured at the top of the HOP. An important point needs to be made here. President Barack Obama and the Working Families Party are Democratic Socialists.
This is not meant as a judgment. It is simply a fact which the politicians involved with the Working Families Party group should be made to own.
A little info about the Tides Foundation, courtesy of Discover the Networks:
Established in 1976 by California-based activist Drummond Pike, the Tides Foundation was set up as a public charity that receives money from donors and then funnels it to the recipients of their choice. Because many of these recipient groups are quite radical, the donors often prefer not to have their names publicly linked with the donees. By letting the Tides Foundation, in effect, “launder” the money for them and pass it along to the intended beneficiaries, donors can avoid leaving a “paper trail.” Such contributions are called “donor-advised,” or donor-directed, funds.
Through this legal loophole, nonprofit entities can also create for-profit organizations and then funnel money to them through Tides — thereby circumventing the laws that bar nonprofits from directly funding their own for-profit enterprises. Pew Charitable Trusts, for instance, set up three for-profit media companies and then proceeded to fund them via donor-advised contributions to Tides, which (for an 8 percent management fee) in turn sent the money to the media companies.
One big donor is of course, George Soros, who has donated more than $7 million to Tides over the years.
Obama, (and many of the Dems holding the reins of power in Congress) are no ordinary Democrats. Last year, we looked at Obama’s past associations and actions, to make the assessment. Now the evidence is current, obvious and ongoing. It can no longer be denied.
Obama is a Democratic Socialist.
The Republican party should get up to speed and start calling him what he is.
Hat tip: Michelle Malkin, who says:
This is the network to which NY-23 radical leftist Republican Dede Scozzafava and her supporters have hitched their trailer.