George Soros, co-founder of the Democracy Alliace, which launched a plan this month to restore Democratic control at the state level. Photo: International Monetary Fund
With nine months still separating us from the first primaries, the main political activity this month consists of operatives dropping hints to the press about their strategies for the next election. In addition to last week’s spate of presidential announcements, the Washington Post reported that the Democracy Alliance, a “cadre of wealthy liberal donors” co-founded by George Soros, “aims to pour tens of millions of dollars into rebuilding the left’s political might in the states, racing to catch up with a decades-old conservative effort that has reshaped statehouses across the country.”
If this story sounds familiar, it’s because liberals make similar noises after every Democratic debacle—Bush’s “permanent Republican majority,” the “...