Follow The $$$

The issue is that Biden is not going to cut off his funders — and he is being supported by the same people who are paying for these protests.

US President Joe Biden waves as he walks on the South Lawn of the White House after returning on Marine One, in Washington, DC, on May 6, 2024. Biden is returning from Wilmington where he spent the weekend. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

Right now, there’s a very easy political win for President Joe Biden on the table that has two political facets. Number one would be rejecting these insane anti-American protesters on America’s college campuses. Facet number two would be supporting America’s democratic ally, Israel.

That would be a dual win for the Biden administration, but Joe Biden won’t take the win.

If these protesters were protesting for “white supremacy,” Biden would have no problem whatsoever condemning the message of the protest.

But he won’t condemn these. He’s even having trouble condemning the actual protesters themselves, even though they are incredibly well organized. The Wall Street Journal reported on this last Friday: “The recent wave of pro-Palestinian protests on college campuses came on suddenly and shocked people across the nation. But the political tactics underlying some of the demonstrations were the result of months of training, planning and encouragement by longtime activists and left-wing groups.” 

This is the typical way that the Left works. They’ve been inter-community organizing since the 1960s and Saul Alinsky. There’s a reason Barack Obama was a community organizer. There’s a reason that the 1960s large-scale college organizations were able to push the Democratic Party far to the Left. There’s a reason they had extremely well-organized protesters and well-funded protests during BLM.

The Left knows how to do this. Agitation is an actual business to them. 

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It is not like the Republicans when they get together for a tea party, or even conservatives or Republicans who believed the election was stolen in 2021 and randomly got together on January 6 in a disorganized, ridiculous way and attempted to move into the Capitol building.

But the Left is well-organized. These people are drilled. They’re on message. This is, in fact, an army of activists that has been generated by actual funding and staffing.

The issue is that Biden is not going to cut off his funders — and he is being supported by the same people who are paying for these protests.

The polling data does not support what he’s doing as a matter of politics. It is incredibly stupid to steer away from the center, where Biden needs votes. But he wants the cash. And he is being supported by the same exact people who are funding all of these protests. An article published yesterday by Politico explains this trail:

President Joe Biden has been dogged for months by pro-Palestinian protesters calling him “Genocide Joe” — but some of the groups behind the demonstrations receive financial backing from philanthropists pushing hard for his reelection.

The donors include some of the biggest names in Democratic circles: Soros, Rockefeller and Pritzker, according to a POLITICO analysis. 

Two of the organizers supporting the protests at Columbia University and on other campuses are Jewish Voice for Peace and IfNotNow. Both are supported by the Tides Foundation, which is seeded by Democratic megadonor George Soros and was previously supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It in turn supports numerous small nonprofits that work for social change.

Soros declined to comment. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has previously funded the Tides Foundation and other groups, said it no longer has active grants to Tides. It also does not support Jewish Voice for Peace or IfNotNow.

Another notable Democratic donor whose philanthropy has helped fund the protest movement is David Rockefeller Jr., who sits on the board of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. In 2022, the fund gave $300,000 to the Tides Foundation; according to nonprofit tax forms, Tides has given nearly $500,000 over the past five years to Jewish Voice for Peace, which explicitly describes itself as anti-Zionist.

Several other groups involved in pro-Palestinian protests are backed by a foundation funded by Susan and Nick Pritzker, heir to the Hyatt Hotel empire — and supporters of Biden and numerous Democratic campaigns, including $6,600 to the Biden Victory Fund a few months ago and more than $300,000 during the 2020 campaign.

So why exactly are all of these funds giving money to JVP? Why are they doing all of that? The answer is because the Left believes that these are the leaders of the future. Just as the old crazies took over the campuses in the 60s and then became the powerhouses, administrators, and faculty, now they are hoping to build a new Democratic Party on the back of the radicals.

And Joe Biden is too weak to actually do anything about it.


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