George Soros Turning Against Obama?

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According to some loose-lipped folks that attended a private event for the Democracy Alliance in Washington today, the hedge-fund billionaire and longtime Democratic donor George Soros is very upset about the last election, not least because his plans to grow a crop of Maui Wowie in his front yard were stymied, and he hinted darkly that the president may not have his support for much longer.


"We need to draw a line," he said, according to several Democratic sources. "And if this president can't do what we need, it is time to start looking somewhere else."

A spokesman for Soros told the Huffington Post that Soros "fully supports the president as the leader of the Democratic Party. He was not suggesting that we seek another candidate for 2012 ... His comments were made in a private, informal conversation that was about the need for progressives to be more forceful in promoting their agenda. He was stressing the importance of being heard by elected officials." He just didn't expect anyone would, you know, hear him.


George Soros Tells Progressive Donors Obama Might Not Be the Best Investment [HuffPo]