Since Obama left office and set up shop nearby in Washington, D.C., with his so-called “shadow government” he has drawn not only the criticism of Republicans, but the strong ire from his fellow Democrats as well. It’s ironic, but when Obama was first elected president back in 2008, it was those exact skills – his community organizing skills – those same colleagues and Democrats raved about. But now that Trump’s president, they are humming a different tune.
Obama’s Organizing For Action (OFA) is a nonprofit 501(c)4 organization and community organizing project that advocates for the agenda of former U.S. President Barack Obama. It’s listed as a NON-PARTISAN organization. What a joke. It was suppose to help Democrats across the nation. It’s been helping them alright…helping them lose seats. Several Democrats are not happy. These paid and so-called “grassroots” members are also going after every GOP at every federal, state and local level.
H/T Daily Beast:
It is difficult to overstate just how enraged state Democratic activists and leaders are with Organizing for Action (OFA), the political and community-organizing army that grew out of Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns.
The nonprofit, which functions as a sort of parallel-Democratic National Committee, was founded to mobilize Democratic voters and supporters in defense of President Obama’s, and the Democratic Party’s, agenda. Instead, the organization has drawn the intense ire, both public and private, of grassroots organizers and state parties that are convinced that OFA inadvertently helped decimate Democrats at the state and local level, while Republicans cemented historic levels of power and Donald J. Trump actually became leader of the free world.
OFA “relaunched” itself last week to protect the Affordable Care Act, boost turnout at congressional townhalls, and train “grassroots organizers” gearing up for the Trump era.
“This is some GRADE A Bull right here,” Stephen Handwerk, executive director of the Louisiana Democratic Party, wrote in a private Democratic-listserv email obtained by The Daily Beast. Handwerk was reacting to news of OFA’s post-election retooling, which was shared “without comment” to the group of state-level Dems by Crystal Kay Perkins, executive director for Texas Democrats.
“It also to me seems TONE DEAF—we have lost over 1,000 seats in the past 8 years… all because of this crap,” Handwerk continued.
“[With] all due respect to President Obama, OFA was created as a shadow party because Obama operatives had no faith in state parties,” Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Jane Kleeb told Politico last week.
Let’s face it, what Obama is doing is highly unusual for any former president. He didn’t just stay around to “hang out” in Washington with his bottom dwellers or colleagues in the swamp. Nope. Since leaving office, Obama has not only been working diligently to deligitimize Trump’s presidency with his “shadow government” and “non-partisan” group, the OFA, but he’s been taking action to sabotage every move of Trump’s to ‘Make America Great Again’.
Obama is not only fighting to retain his legacy, but salvage “his crowning achievement”, Obamacare. It’s an all out fight. He’s beefing up “grassroots” organization and building his army of “foot soldiers” across America to fight against Trump’s policies to restore jobs and ‘Make America Great’.
It seems Obama’s army or “foot soldiers” from the OFA have been out in force attending townhalls especially if those townhalls are hosted by Republicans. We also know Obama’s “foot soldiers” have been given directions and a manual on “how to mobilize” against ROP lawmakers at these townhall meetings. You know what they say…perception is everything!
The manual, published with OFA partner “Indivisible,” advises protesters to go into halls quietly so as not to raise alarms, and “grab seats at the front of the room but do not all sit together.” Rather, spread out in pairs to make it seem like the whole room opposes the Republican host’s positions. “This will help reinforce the impression of broad consensus.” It also urges them to ask “hostile” questions — while keeping “a firm hold on the mic” — and loudly boo the GOP politician if he isn’t “giving you real answers.”
“Express your concern [to the event’s hosts]they are giving a platform to pro-Trump authoritarianism, racism, and corruption,” it says.
“Even the safest [Republican] will be deeply alarmed by signs of organized opposition,” it reads, “because these actions create the impression that they’re not connected to their district and not listening to their constituents.”
“Creates the impression” even when not factual, because the group doesn’t care about what is accurate. It’s only concern is power.”
The group even details how it uses the mainstream media to push its propaganda.
Recently, we saw most of these paid organizers’ actions demonstrated at a townhall held by Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R), didn’t we? What these embeciles of the MSM DIDN’T report was that these so-called “grassroots” protesters were nothing more than paid organizers from the OFA working under Obama’s direction and funded by George Soros. As I said earlier, the OFA, Obama and Soros are working hard to deligitimize Trump, his presidency and his administration along with every member of the GOP at EVERY level – federal, state and local. They are also trying to ensure the rest of sheeple or uneducated Americans who watch only MSM, feel like the GOP is disorganized and out of touch with the real constituents. THIS couldn’t be any further from the truth! But who said the MSM knows anything about telling the TRUTH?
In my lifetime, I’ve never seen a former president, like Obama, fight so hard against a current president, like President Trump, when it comes to improving America, reducing regulations to restore our economy, and returning to law and order. What former president Obama is doing is an OUTCRY. It’s anti-American and it’s unheard of. Make no mistake Obama, Soros and the OFA are out to destroy any member of the GOP, and for that matter, any Democrat who gets in their way. This is about power. This is about those that lost power…getting it back and doing everything they can to cause disruption along President Trump’s way to ‘Make America Great Again’.
On Tuesday night American author and commentator, Paul Sperry, told Sean Hannity, Obama’s shadow government is working against President Trump.
Paul Sperry: These other protests against Trump and also these protesters in these town hall meetings, Obama and his organizers, it turns out are behind those protests. They’re not spontaneous. They’re being organized… In the case of these marches and these other protests, these are being organized by a group founded by Obama called Organizing for Action. It’s a radical Alinsky group. It’s got a lot of money and they’re training an army of agitators to sabotage Trump and his policies while at the same time protecting Obama’s legacy.
As two Democratic operatives independently said in reference to OFA it’s “The Devil.”
Speaking of Obama, here’s what he had to say about OFA:
Remember when Obama said, “I’m committed to working with anyone from either party to put the American people first”?
Democrats are right, that’s a bunch of “Grade A BS” too!
But what’s NOT BS…is Obama’s colleagues and Democrats referring to the OFA as “The Devil”.