Former President Barack Obama hasn’t been in the spotlight much. Don’t think for a minute he’s just on vacation doing his own thing and not worrying about politics. The Obama’s seemed to be annoyed that they built the biggest Republican party in the history of its existence. They did more to build the party than Ronald Reagan, and that’s sad. The ‘Gipper’ was the people’s champ and will always be remembered as one of the greatest presidents to hold office.
Barack and Michelle could have gone back to their home state and lived a nice quiet life in retirement. Instead, they rented a multi-million dollar house in a very exclusive D.C neighborhood known as Kalorama. The house is worth more than $8 million. Why would they do that? To their small defense, their daughter Sasha Obama was still in school and they wanted her to finish and not transfer schools. However, there was an ulterior motive for staying in the nation’s capital. Barack Obama wanted to make sure he was still very active in everyday politics. He stayed in D.C to make sure he undermined President Trump’s presidency every step of the way. Who does that? Well, an egomaniac is who. Barack Obama made his entire Presidency about himself. He wasn’t sent there to represent the people. He was sent there to represent the special interest in D.C so the rich could get richer, and the poor could become poorer. That’s the reality. President Donald Trump has done more to help this country than any other president before him, and it’s pissed the establishment types off. They’ve been exposed every day by this administration, and up until now, Barack Obama has been getting away with it. Now, the hats are off, and the Obama’s have been busted.
“Thursday night, Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman Tom Perez introduced former President Barack Obama as America’s “real president” at a DNC fundraiser.
“Let’s give it up for the real president of the United States,” Perez said at Thursday’s fundraiser, Politico reported.
“Obama reportedly then told the crowd of Democratic donors that they are “right to be concerned” about Trump’s presidency.
Perez’s false descriptor for Obama is just the latest instance of prominent Democrats abandoning political norms in order to undermine President Trump.” –Daily Caller
Paul 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 history.”
In a 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.
Don’t buy it.
Obama is doing far more to shape the political landscape that 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.
From his 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.
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.
Most 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-chairs the group, and Katie Hogan, who serves as its executive director, according to recent tax filings by the nonprofit.
Though 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 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 Atlantic.
Earlier 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.“