It’s time to fight Soros with Soros.
The Republican Party needs a concerted effort to tackle the “tragic” influence that leftist billionaire George Soros has had on crime and the quality of life in the Big Apple and other major cities, officials have said. GOP insiders at the Post.
“We need a Republican George Soros,” demanded conservative and Republican Manhattan commentator Jackie Toboroff, a former candidate for Soho City Council, calling the progressive activist “a ghoul haunting our legal institutions, bringing chaos to our southern border and lawlessness in our streets.”
The perfect counter to Soros should have more than deep pockets, Toboroff said. They will also need conservative street cred, social media savvy, messaging and campaign finance savvy, and a willingness to fight deep in the political trenches.
A Republican wishlist of potential candidates includes tycoons Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, Ronald Lauder, Rebekah Mercer, John Catsimatidis and Miriam Adelson – who, along with her late husband Sheldon, have donated $218 million to “solidly Republicans/Conservatives. , parties and PAC during the 2020 electoral cycle, according to OpenSecrets.org.
Thiel left his longtime position on the board of Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, earlier this week to advocate for pro-Trump policies. He declined to comment to The Post when asked if confronting Soros was part of his plan.
Former President Trump himself would be the perfect man for the job, said Staten Island Republican Mary Reilly.
“Trump can bring the money, he can bring the crowds together,” she said. “I don’t know if another (Trump) election would be the right thing for all of us. But he can play a huge role here.
Soros, 91 years old, has spent tens of millions funding progressive candidates in district attorney races across the country amid moves to abolish bail and defund the police. It also funds granting organizations such as the Foundation to Promote Open Society to distribute money to progressive organizations and candidates.
“Soros has invested heavily in 26 different DA races across the country and now he’s had 26 woke culture DAs elected,” said Catsimatidis, a conservative supermarket mogul and WABC 770 radio host. in our cities.
Taking financial arms against Soros “is a distinct possibility,” he said. “But first we have to straighten out the streets of New York. If we can win big here, other cities will follow.
Catsimatidis credits Soros with a “sophisticated” campaign finance system that has successfully funded major city district attorneys supporting woke agendas, such as ending mass incarceration.
Soros-funded winners include ADs Chesa Boudin in San Francisco, Kim Foxx in Cook County, Illinois, Larry Krasner in Philadelphia, Marylin Mosby in Baltimore and now Alvin Bragg in Manhattan, who took office Jan. 1.
San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia and Baltimore have all been plagued by record crime waves since Soros-backed candidates became top prosecutors. New York has also been plagued by crime since Bragg took office. Police data shows crime is up in 72 of the city’s 77 precincts so far this year, including 21 of Bragg’s Manhattan’s 22 precincts.
The district attorney issued a now infamous crime memo on his first day in office last month, ordering Manhattan prosecutors to avoid seeking jail time for a long list of offenses.
Bragg backtracked on some of his positions, issuing a new memo on Feb. 4 calling for commercial thefts committed with knives and holding a store or other business with a gun, only to be prosecuted again as than crimes. He also said this week he would consider tougher penalties for thieves following a Post article showing a man brazenly stealing steaks from a Trader Joe’s in broad daylight.
Soros has “effectively destroyed the criminal justice system in America,” former NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton said last month.