Former President Barack Obama will remain on the sidelines no longer.
Obama will host a global summit this fall in Chicago aimed at inspiring and empowering people to “change the world.”
Wait a minute … Didn’t his slogan involve the word ‘change’ and didn’t he have eight full years to accomplish said change?
During his farewell address, Obama even said ‘mission accomplished.’
“You are the best supporters and organizers anybody could ever hope for, and I will be forever grateful,” he declared to an adoring crowd. “Because you did change the world.”
Just not enough, apparently.
In a video message, Obama
announces warns of his return to politics. He’s starting by hosting a leadership summit to guide his followers back to his simplistic mantra of ‘hope and change’ and community organizing.
“We want to inspire and empower people to change the world,” Obama says in the video message. “And we hope you’ll be a part of it.”
The former President indicated he’d be mobilizing his community organizers, perhaps against the Trump agenda.
“This leadership summit will be a place to gather and learn from one another, and then go back to your communities to lead others in the hard work of change,” he announced.
The liberal media could hardly contain their excitement. Newsweek gleefully announced, “Obama is returning to politics this fall, and Trump isn’t going to like it.”
To be honest, neither is America.
This could, however, be a blessing for Republicans. Obama’s return will coincide with the year-long push towards the 2018 elections.
In 2014, Obama trumpeted that “my policies are on the ballot, every single one of them.” The Democrats then went out and lost the Senate to Republicans.
The 2016 presidential election was widely seen as a referendum on a perceived third term for Obama, which was lost in epic fashion. In September of that year, he pleaded with voters not to go third party.
“If there’s one message I want to deliver to everybody -– if you don’t vote, that’s a vote for Trump,” Obama said during a radio interview. “If you don’t vote, that’s a vote for Trump. If you vote for a third-party candidate who’s got no chance to win, that’s a vote for Trump. The notion somehow that well, I’m not as inspired because Barack and Michelle are not on the ballot this time, maybe we’ve got to take it easy –- my legacy is on the ballot!”
And we all know how the American people responded to that idea…
— Rock4Trump2020 (@Rock4Trump) January 19, 2017
Obama’s party was decimated during his tenure, suffering historic losses at every conceivable level of government. Let’s hope Republican voters greet his return to politics with the same level of enthusiasm this time around.
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