Washington Post: Tea Party Supporters Primarily Rich, White Racists

Blog post written by professor tied to liberal billionaire George Soros

Liberal billionaire activist George Soros doesn't like the Tea Party. Now a professor at the university he founded has publicly attacked the group in The Washington Post, claiming Tea Party supporters are primarily old, white, upper middle class, and racist.

Erin K. Jenne, an associate professor at Central European University (CEU), wrote an article which appeared in The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog on Oct. 19. Jenne painted the tea party as a radical group advancing policies “that would make Barry Goldwater blush.” She claimed that surveys show tea party supporters “have somewhat more negative views of minorities” and are “overwhelmingly white, middle-aged to old, slightly more educated and slightly higher income than the median American voter.”

Jenne went on to explain why she thought the Tea Party had radicalized the conservative movement. Employing a “text analytic technique,” Jenne said transcripts from the Iowa Caucus debates proved that Tea Party candidates had moved the GOP “further to the right” from 2008 to 2012. She seemed horrified that conservatives running for president now “openly” campaigned with messages “broadly hostile to the U.S. government.”

This analysis rung hollow, however, given the connection between Jenne’s employer and liberal extremists. CEU was founded by George Soros, the liberal billionaire philanthropist and “Godfather of the Left,” who has fomented revolutions, undermined national currencies and financed radicals around the world.

Soros has no love for the Tea Party, and once claimed that Tea Party supporters are “used and deceived” by forces “they can't fully understand.” These “forces” included Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch, whom Soros once compared to a Nazi.

Soros has contributed more than $250 million to CEU. But using higher education institutions as a tool to propagate his ideology was nothing new for Soros. He has funded many other programs and university classes.

Although Soros told The New York Times, “as a general rule I do not support higher education in the United States,” his track record said otherwise. In addition to the $250 million Soros gave to CEU, his foundation also contributed $76 million to Bard College, an institution that celebrates left-wing causes and encourages students to go out and become activists for their own favorite causes. Soros was able to give his ex-wife control of an entire department at Bard to advance her pro-Palestinian activism. Soros also gave millions to other universities, including American University ($1.9 million), Georgetown University ($5.5 million) and Harvard ($2.9 million).

It is no surprise that Jenne’s analysis fell in line with Soros’ liberal ideology given his connection to CEU. Yet, The Washington Post published Jenne’s analysis as if it were legitimate and credible research.

The Washington Post wasn’t entirely safe from Soros’ influence. The newspaper’s former associate editor, Steve Coll, went on to become president of the New America Foundation and dean of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Both of those groups were heavily funded by Soros. Columbia got $9.7 million and the New America Foundation getting $4.2 million, since 2000.