When former US President Barack Hussein Obama, 55 anni, said he was “heartened” by anti-Trump protests, he was sending a message of approval to his troops.
The Big Q: What troops?
The Big A: Yes, Hussein-Obama has an army of agitators, numbering more than 30,000 who will fight his Republican successor at every turn of his historic presidency. And Hussein-Obama will command them from a rented mansion less than 2 miles from the White House.
In what is shaping up to be a highly unusual post-presidency, Hussein-Obama is not just staying behind in Washington, DC. He is working behind the scenes to set up what will effectively be a “shadow” government to not only protect his failed legacy, but to sabotage our incoming administration and its popular “America First” agenda.
He is doing it through a network of leftist nonprofits led by Organizing for Action.
Normally we would expect an organization set up to support a politician and his agenda to close up shop after that candidate leaves office, but not Obama’s OFA.
Rather, it is gearing up for battle, with a growing War Chest and more than 250 offices across the country.
Since Donald Trump’s election, this little-known but well-funded protesting arm has beefed up staff and ramped up recruitment of young liberal activists, declaring on its website, “We’re not backing down.” Determined to salvage Hussein-Obama’s legacy,”it’s drawing battle lines on immigration, Barack Obamacare, race relations and climate change.
Hussein Obama is intimately involved in OFA operations and even Tweets from the group’s account. In fact, he gave marching orders to OFA foot soldiers following President Trump’s upset victory.
“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.”
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 Hussein-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 Hussein-Obama’s campaign organization Obama for America in Y 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 President Trump at the White House.
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 Hussein-Obama pal Eric Holder to end what he and Obama call GOP “gerrymandering” of congressional districts.
Critical to the fight is rebuilding the ravaged Democrat Party.
Mr. Hussein-Obama hopes to install his former civil-rights chief Tom Perez at the helm of the Democratic National Committee.
Mr. Perez is running for the vacant DNC chairmanship, vowing “It’s time to organize and fight. We must stand up to protect President Obama’s accomplishments;” while also promising, “We’re going to build the strongest grass-roots organizing force this country has ever seen.”
“You’re going to see me early next year,” he said after the election, “and we’re going to be in a position where we can start cooking up all kinds of great stuff.”
Added the ex-President: “Point is, I am still fired up and ready to go.”
Paul Ebeling, Editor
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