Billionaires and millionaires rub elbows behind closed doors with Democratic pols and progressive foundations
BY: Alana Goodman | Free Beacon
May 1, 2014 4:15 pm
Democrats have long railed against the lack of transparency in political funding, but security was airtight this week as a hush-hush network of progressive moneymen and activists held a closed-door conference to map out their plan to shift U.S. policy to the left.
At the elegant Ritz Carlton hotel in downtown Chicago, wealthy donors, Democratic politicians, and representatives from left-leaning activist groups met for a conference hosted by the Democracy Alliance, a progressive donor network that funnels millions of dollars to undisclosed activist groups and political causes.
The four-day conference, which was closed to the public and media, drew high-profile Democrats including DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, and White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.
Access to the conference was invite-only and tightly controlled. Democracy Alliance officials manned a table outside the entrance to the conference areas, where attendees heard speeches by progressive rising stars like New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio and Kentucky Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes.
Got to love how the hypocrisy on the Left is on full display. Reid makes his daily rants against the Koch bros and they have such a gathering of elites clearly setting the agenda. And at the very same time they are spouting their minimum wage talking point and telling everyone they are the spokespeople for the middle class. What BS.