George Soros blew up traditional politics by breaking with the Democrat party and investing directly in local candidates like sheriffs and especially district attorneys, the gatekeepers for all criminal prosecution.
The idea was to push far-left agendas by electing loyal DAs who would refuse to prosecute violations of any laws that Soros didn’t like, like laws restricting abortions or gender mutilation surgeries. That way you don’t even need to change any laws. Easy peasy.
To his credit, George Soros recognized the local, local, local strategy even before it was popular.
And he recognized that it was way cheaper to help a DA get elected than to help a presidential candidate or even a senator gain office.
So Soros transformed county after county, even many bright-red counties, into woke legal sanctuary counties where hardened criminals get released back onto the streets within hours, instead of being buried beneath the jail where they belong.
But things may be changing. Soros made a big mistake.
His carefully-elected DA’s are falling one by one.
It turns out that, if you elect mentally-undersized hacks and crooks willing to violate their oaths of office, they’ll eventually hang themselves. From California to Texas to Florida, Soros DAs are falling, one by one. Just in Florida, Governor
DeSantis has removed two big-county DAs for violating their oaths to uphold the law.
There’s a hard political lesson here.
The two parties each run a “farm team” system to develop candidates, for a reason. To gain party support, local candidates have to prove themselves through volunteering in the party before they get support for entry-level local offices like clerk, tax appraiser, or dogcatcher.
The parties then watch and see which candidates successfully hold office and don’t embarrass themselves (or anybody else).
Then the parties “promote” the good ones to higher local office, like city council, county commission, or mayor.
Once a local official shows political skill, and doesn’t collapse under piles of bones falling out of their closets, the parties run those proven local officials for higher state office. Then, successful state office-holders will be moved up to federal. You get the idea.
George Soros was too impatient to wait for the democrat farm team to produce viable super-woke candidates. Frustrated with the slow pace, the billionaire bypassed the Democrat Party’s normal farm-team system and ran his own slate of crooked candidates, flooding their campaigns with cash and overwhelming their opponents.
The Fulton County District Attorney leading the Trump “election subversion” case, Fani Willis, political experience was a single stint as a “municipal judge,” which was as glorified traffic court magistrate — an appointed position.
Like Fani Willis, many of the other Soros candidates were not proven political campaigners. They were far-left partisans without any prior political track record.
Now Soros’s DAs are collapsing under the weight of rookie mistakes, flaming out from one self-inflicted injury after another. They’re mistakes experienced politicians wouldn’t make. This is what happens when anyone, Soros or anybody else, bypasses the established system to get to the finish line faster.
From time to time, grassroots conservatives have made the very same mistake and learned the hard way. It happened with the Tea Party and more recently with some MAGA candidates.
Usually conservatives get frustrated about establishment “RINO” candidates, so they buck the party system and run a first-timer for a higher office like state representative or even for Congress. Sometimes conservatives will even primary the Republican incumbent with an inexperienced candidate. Then, the well-intentioned but politically-inexperienced conservative candidate will flame out after some embarrassing self-inflicted injury, like the nice young Tea Party lady who made the ill-advised TV commercial denying she was a witch:
This is what’s happening to George Soros. There is a reason for the farm team system, and skipping the line gets you district attorneys who hire adulterous hacks, sleep with them, authorize millions in unwarranted pay, and implicate the White House in high crimes and misdemeanors.
In other words, these folks create train wrecks.
Soros’s empire of hyper-partisan politicians might burn itself down to the ground — and do generational harm to the democrat party in the meantime.
Sure, other partisans don’t care about crooked DAs, but normal people do. DA’s like Fani Willis, Chesa Boudin, Mark Gonzalez, Andrew Warren, and Monique Warrell are all examples of ex-Soros DA’s (or soon to be ex-DA’s) who badly tarnished the democrat brand on their way out.