Traditionally, former presidents pack their bags and fade into the shadows as their successor takes the wheel and steer the country down the path decided by the voters, but as we saw for eight years Barack Obama is anything but traditional.
Apparently, Obama has no plans whatsoever to leave Washington but instead plans to remain an active figure on the political scene. In other words, Obama will not offer his successor the same respect he himself was shown by George W. Bush.
Back in December we learned that Obama is building a “shadow government” to fight Donald Trump in a mansion he rented a few blocks away from the White House.
Obama in a sense of outrage over this incoming Trump Administration, which he thinks is going to wipe out his legacy. So he’s setting up this kind of almost insurgency, picking people in foreign affairs, labor, abortion, union matters and setting them up to start appearing on television, making speeches and doing op-ed pieces for next four years, you’re going to see not only a Trump Administration but you’re going to see a shadow government opposing the Trump.
Now a shocking report from the New York Post reveals that Obama is creating a literal army of agitators to disrupt both President Trump and the nation as they take to the streets in protest to “protect” what Obama “accomplished” in the White House.
Obama is using his Organizing for Action group to direct a network of far-left non-profits across the country in protecting his threatened legacy and sabotaging President Trump’s “America First” agenda. Thus far, Obama’s network has over 250 offices and a growing army of 30,000-plus foot soldiers, who are “drawing battle lines on immigration, ObamaCare, race relations and climate change.”
“It is fine for everybody to feel stressed, sad, discouraged,” he said in a conference call from the White House. “But get over it.” He demanded they “move forward to protect what we’ve accomplished.”
“Now is the time for some organizing,” he said. “So don’t mope.”
More from the Post:
Far from sulking, OFA activists helped organize anti-Trump marches across US cities, some of which turned into riots. After Trump issued a temporary ban on immigration from seven terror-prone Muslim nations, the demonstrators jammed airports, chanting: “No ban, no wall, sanctuary for all!”
Run by old Obama aides and campaign workers, federal tax records show “nonpartisan” OFA marshals 32,525 volunteers nationwide. Registered as a 501(c)(4), it doesn’t have to disclose its donors, but they’ve been generous. OFA has raised more than $40 million in contributions and grants since evolving from Obama’s campaign organization Obama for America in 2013.
OFA, in IRS filings, says it trains young activists to develop “organizing skills.” Armed with Obama’s 2012 campaign database, OFA plans to get out the vote for Democratic candidates it’s grooming to win back Congress and erect a wall of resistance to Trump at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue.
It will be aided in that effort by the Obama Foundation, run by Obama’s former political director, and the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, launched last month by Obama pal Eric Holder to end what he and Obama call GOP “gerrymandering” of congressional districts.
All of this will be possible with Obama overseeing the operations from his “shadow” White House just two miles from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., which is heavily fortified with a massive brick wall and round the clock security. He also has a taxpayer-funded office nearby with his own chief of staff and press secretary, and even his wife Michelle is opening an office there along with the Obama Foundation.
So while Obama claims to be staying in Washington to let his girls finish school, it appears the truth is that he’s staying there so he can stay front and center in national politics.