Despite its original purpose, Obama’s Organizing for Action is an army with a singular purpose: To resist Trump. OFA owns 250 field offices across the nation with 14 full-time field organizers who, according to NBC, are strategically placed in states “home to key senators as part of its campaign to defend Obama’s signature healthcare law.”
NBC reports that the group is growing. “We’re bringing in thousands of new people who have never been engaged before, connecting them to a nationwide grassroots network, providing them with cost-free training, and empowering them to apply those skills to make change in their communities.”
Prior to Trump, has any president had such an army formed against him by a former president? To do so by openly using bullying as a tactic is quite concerning. This is a strategy often used in the infant stage of a coup.
Obama’s OFA is an army. Politico points out that Organizing for Action’s scheme to turn the Republican party against itself to maintain ObamaCare sent protestors to lawmakers’ townhall meetings to heckle and disrupt. Strategically, they sent members to cheer for John McCain, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski — exactly the same members who are now bucking the GOP by speaking out against President Trump’s effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare.
What is going on?
On the barackobama.com website dedicated to The Office of Barack and Michelle Obama, there are two links: OFA (Organizing for Action) is first, followed by The Obama Foundation.
Obama once said that he was “heartened” by anti-Trump protests. After Trump’s victory, Obama told his OFA staff, “It is fine for everybody to feel stressed, sad, discouraged. But get over it…move forward to protect what we’ve accomplished.”
Those were the marching orders. Since then, the group has actively bullied, protested, and rioted at numerous events in response to many issues that fit the Obama agenda. Nonetheless, they are registered with the IRS as non-partisan.
The OFA Facebook page has about 2.6 million likes. Interestingly enough, Obama’s Facebook page has become a forum for him to post periodic video addresses to his followers.
Whether you believe in the idea that Obama has created and is now operating a Shadow Government or not, you must see that his reach and involvement substantiates the idea. Something greater than a “conspiracy theory” is going on.
Many anticipated Obama’s return to politics even before he left the White House. I don’t think anyone could argue that he didn’t enjoy a positive relationship with the mainstream media. This love affair with journalists and reporters sometimes is most evident in the spin.
In August, Newsweek had an article anticipating Obama’s autumn return to the political arena. In spite of knowledge about Obama’s OFA and his considerably obedient former employees among the current administrative offices, Newsweek portrayed Obama’s return as a sitting-duck position.
Quoting SMU political science professor Cal Jilson, who originally told The Hill, “He would be the target against which Trump would direct his fury. From Trump’s perspective, nothing better could happen.”
It’s almost laughable as Newsweek goes on to quote former Obama Assistant Defense Secretary Derek Chollet. “The president has a very unusual obsession with his predecessor and is constantly comparing himself to President Obama.”
Really? This is a bizarre take on the situation.
Like him or not, since the election — actually, before — Trump has been and is getting attacked by Obama sympathizers at a frequency and severity few political figures could tolerate.Listen to the podcast here….