The election of Donald Trump as president can rightly be seen as a referendum not only on the Obama presidency, but also on all for which Hillary Clinton stands. As such, it was a personal disaster for both of them. And it’s one they both richly deserved.
Nobody expects Mr. Obama to be thrilled with Donald Trump’s presidency. In many ways, President Trump represents a repudiation of his predecessor’s policies and beliefs. Mr. Obama’s failure to see Hillary Clinton follow him in the presidency puts whatever legacy Mr. Obama might have in serious jeopardy.
One way for Mr. Obama to address his situation would be to be gracious, and support causes he believes in without launching into attacks on President Trump. Again, that would be the gracious thing for Mr. Obama to do. Hence, it’s not likely to happen. Instead, we’re going to see something else.
Mr. Obama has already started to organize opposition to President Trump’s agenda. “In what’s shaping up to be a highly unusual post-presidency, Obama isn’t just staying behind in Washington. He’s working behind the scenes to set up what will effectively be a shadow government to not only protect his threatened legacy, but to sabotage the incoming administration and its popular ‘America First’ agenda.”
This is all being orchestrated through an Obama-controlled organization known as “Organization for Action.” So what has this group been up to? “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 Obama’s legacy,’it’s drawing battle lines on immigration, ObamaCare, race relations and climate change.'”
So this group is determined to “salvage Obama’s legacy?” What legacy? A failed healthcare program? The destroyed nation of Libya? A Middle-East in turmoil? Strained relations with Russia? Strained race relations at home? Another ten trillion dollars in national indebtedness? The fact remains that Mr. Obama has no legacy to salvage. About the best that can be said is that the nation survived eight years of misgovernment.
What is to be known about Mr. Obama’s organization? “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!'”
The New York Post also says: 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 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.”
In addition, the group has been aggressive in its fund-raising efforts: “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.”“Now is the time for some organizing,” he said. “So don’t mope.”
It’s very clear that Mr. Obama is going on the attack. We would not be surprised to learn that leftists such as George Soros might find this something he would like to fund. In any rate, those who put President Trump in office must realize that now is not the time to rest on our accomplishments. The opposition has not been vanquished, just defeated in one very important battle. The struggle for the soul of America continues.
Source: New York Post