There used to be a tradition of former Presidents keeping quiet about what they thought about future administrations.
But Obama is an advocate and radical who can’t help himself. Instead of retiring and moving far away, Obama bought a luxurious home in Washington, D.C.
Not only that, but now we know what Obama is really up to, and it’s worse than we feared. Obama has at least twelve staff members who have made it their mission to monitor, attack, and undermine President Donald J. Trump!
As the liberal Huffington Post reports, Obama is working tirelessly to take Trump down:
Obama’s also dispatched his team ― more than a dozen strong, working out of an office in the West End neighborhood of Washington ― to keep tabs on the unreported stories. There is a regular conference call for “the Obama network,” a meeting the ex-president attended with former aides a few weeks back, and ad hoc calls to Senate and House Democrats, state-based groups and grassroots organizations.
To these constituencies, Obama staff members have repeated the mantra that they feel obliged to give Trump some space to operate, even as the central legislative achievements of the Obama era come under threat. That both of Obama’s interjections have come in the form of an emailed statement under a spokesman’s name speaks to that.
“For President Obama, this next chapter of his public service will focus on his core principle of grassroots engagement. This was previewed in his farewell address to the country, and has animated in his entire career in public life,” said his spokesman, Eric Schultz.
The question Democrats are asking is whether such an approach is sustainable. While Obama may be invested in upholding norms, his former aides argue that those norms tend to be overstated. While Bush stayed mum during the Obama presidency, for example, many of his top aides were far from reserved, criticizing things both superficial and substantive. Former Vice President Dick Cheney warned just weeks into Obama’s presidency that the new president was inviting a nuclear or biological attack on America.
In addition, Organizing for Action, which still prominently features Obama’s picture on their website, has been front and center in the debate over illegal aliens:
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.
He’s doing it through a network of leftist nonprofits led by Organizing for Action. Normally you’d 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’s 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 Obama’s legacy, it’s drawing battle lines on immigration, ObamaCare, race relations and climate change.
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These staff members are being used to find dirt on Trump, while feeding that information to his larger activist organization. Obama allegedly has been recording doing some “robocalls” for the “resist Trump” movement, and it’s clear the former President is doing everything possible to stop Trump.
How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
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