fooled into believing that because you don’t see Barack Obama
attacking President Trump from behind a microphone, that he’s
not active in behind the scenes efforts to take down President
Trump and destroy his Make America Great Again agenda.
Obama could’ve moved back to Chicago, the place he falsely calls
home, the place where residents are on the hook for $200 million
to build a shrine to him.
Obama, who grew up in Hawaii, but likes to call Chicago his
hometown, landed the ultimate slap in the face to Chicago
residents. The man without a legacy and his good friend, Chicago
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, are pulling a disgusting bait and switch on
Illinois residents. Instead of building a presidential library,
as promised to the City Council, the Obama Presidential Center
organizers will instead, build a massive shrine to Barack and
Michelle Obama, at the cost of almost $200 million to Illinois
and Michelle had such close ties to the city of Chicago, why did
they choose to stay embedded in DC?
night, Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman Tom
Perez introduced former President Barack Obama as America’s
“real president” at a DNC fundraiser.
give it up for the real president of the United States,” Perez
said at Thursday’s fundraiser, Politico
reportedly then told the crowd of Democratic donors that they
are “right to be concerned” about Trump’s presidency.
false descriptor for Obama is just the latest instance of
prominent Democrats abandoning political norms in order to
undermine President Trump. –Daily
Sperry of the New
York Post reports – If you believe
recent media accounts, the former Democratic president has
suddenly transcended the political fray. It’s as if a newly
“Zen-like” Barack Obama is content to just write his memoir and
let Donald Trump and Republicans write the next chapter of
cover story asking “Where is Barack Obama?” for example, New
York magazine concluded
that the 44th president has “virtually disappeared” from
the political scene and is sitting idly by as his legacy is
dismantled piece by piece. From an exclusive interview, the
periodical concluded Obama was “modeling his political
engagement out of office after George W. Bush’s” — that is,
staying out of the rough-and-tumble of politics, maintaining
distance from his former office and resigning himself to be an
elder statesman fading into the sunset.
doing far more to shape the political landscape than is visible.
In fact, for an ex-prez, he’s taking an unusually active role in
politics, including helping radical protest groups fight Trump
and his policies and devising a scheme to flip the GOP majority
in the House and permanently turn red seats blue.
sprawling DC office not far from the White House, where he
oversees a full-time staff of 20, Obama has held regular
meetings with Democratic lawmakers, as well as DNC chief Tom
Perez, whom he personally helped install to run the Democratic
Party. Obama has also met with his attorney general, Eric
Holder, to craft a strategy to redraw congressional district
maps in Democrats’ favor, according to Politico. Holder now runs
the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which Obama
helped his old friend launch.
who maintains a home in Chicago, originally said he only planned
to stay in Washington temporarily, until his youngest daughter,
Sasha, now 17, finished high school there. But the family is
clearly putting down deeper roots. They recently bought their DC
rental home and erected a massive security wall around the
property, which includes offices, and are installing a swimming
may be true Obama does not want to engage directly in Washington
politics, including personally protesting Trump’s policies, he
is using a political-organizing group he founded to do that for
nonprofit — Organizing for Action — is not exactly a household
name. But it is no less than the organizing and training hub of
the anti-Trump resistance.
recently, OFA helped stage rallies across the country against
the administration’s border policies, which it has decried as
“cruel and inhumane.” OFA describes itself as a “nonpartisan
grass-roots-driven organization,” but it clearly has a pro-Obama
agenda. In fact, it’s run almost entirely by alums from Obama’s
campaign and White House, including Jon Carson and Jim Messina,
who co-chair the group, and Katie Hogan, who serves as its
executive director, according to recent tax filings by the
Obama has no official or legal role in OFA, he features the
group along with his foundation on his post-presidency Web site
and rallies its foot soldiers, who wear blue T-shirts with big
white “OFA” letters, in conference calls. After Trump won, for
example, he phoned to “fire up” Carson and his team and told
them not to worry, that they would “cook up all kinds” of
strategies to reclaim the agenda, according to a Nov. 14, 2016,
White House transcript of his OFA conference call. More
recently, Obama sent an e-mail to “OFA supporters” urging them
to “keep going in 2018,” because “there’s simply too much at
stake this year.” Obama has tweeted from OFA’s account before
and after leaving the White House, and while he was in the White
House, he let OFA control his Twitter account, according to The
this year, moreover, he met with Hogan to discuss how the group
can flex its muscles during the midterm campaign to help
Democrats recapture the House, according to The New York Times.
To that end, OFA plans to train and deploy organizers in 27
Republican-held congressional districts, many with heavy Latino
populations, that could be key to a Democratic takeover of the
House. With offices in DC and Chicago, OFA has already trained
more than 40,000 leftist agitators in person or by webinar,
according to tax records.