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« on: Jun 30, 2018, 07:29:45 pm »
 

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I found a New York Post editorial on what Obama is really doing these days. I'm just finding out about this and it calls for more looking into, but look at what this writer is insinuating.

The myth of Obama’s ‘disappearance’

By Paul Sperry

June 30, 2018 | 9:01am | Updated

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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 than 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.

Obama, who maintains a home in Chicago, originally said he only planned to stay in Washington temporarily, until his youngest daughter, Sasha, now 17, finished high school there. But the family is clearly putting down deeper roots. They recently bought their DC rental home and erected a massive security wall around the property, which includes offices, and are installing a swimming pool.

While it may be true Obama does not want to engage directly in Washington politics, including personally protesting Trump’s policies, he is using a political-organizing group he founded to do that for him.

That 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-chair 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 a 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.

“We’ve seen grassroots organizing make a big difference this past year, it will again in November,” Hogan recently tweeted.

Meanwhile, OFA has formally partnered with one of the angriest resistance groups, Indivisible Project, which has been criticized for using overly aggressive protest tactics against Republicans at town-hall meetings. Indivisible plans to deploy OFA-trained agitators to storm Republican districts during the Fourth of July recess, starting this weekend, to shout down “Trump’s racist policies,” according to its Web site.

OFA brings in between $6 million and $14 million in donations a year, and is funded in part by Democracy Alliance, which is connected to the radical group that dispatched agitators to march outside Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s Virginia town house, blaring an audiotape of crying immigrant children and chanting “No justice, no sleep!” The group, CREDO Action, also held signs calling Nielsen a “child snatcher” and shouted, “You’re a modern-day Nazi!’

With the help of 40 full-time staffers, OFA trains volunteers in the hard-core tactics popularized by the late Chicago radical Saul Alinsky, including smearing and intimidating opponents and mobilizing angry mobs to convey the appearance of a mass movement that enjoys a good deal of public support.

Alinsky trainers schooled Obama in these same tactics when he was an organizer in South Side Chicago.

Meanwhile, Hogan and OFA have partnered with Obama and Holder’s gerrymandering project to manufacture future Democrat victories.

Republicans are so alarmed by Obama’s permanent presence and political interference they are raising money from donors based on these fears, warning in a recent fund-raising newsletter about “his scheme to interfere in the 2018 midterms,” according to a June 22 e-mail from House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.

In public, Obama has skillfully kept his distance from recent anti-Trump protests and politicking. But behind the scenes, he really may be coordinating the resistance — and acting as its organizer in chief.

Paul Sperry is a former Hoover Institution media fellow and author of the bestseller “Infiltration.”

Here is the OFA's website...

https://ofa.us/

Indivisible Project

https://indivisible.org/

Democracy Alliance

https://democracyalliance.org/

You should stop voting for anyone who says 'our great democracy.' You're giving these socialists legitimacy by turning a blind eye to those kinds of statements.



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Re: Organizing For Action (OFA) - Obama
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I found a New York Post editorial on what Obama is really doing these days. I'm just finding out about this and it calls for more looking into, but look at what this writer is insinuating.

The myth of Obama’s ‘disappearance’

By Paul Sperry

June 30, 2018 | 9:01am | Updated

Here is the OFA's website...

https://ofa.us/

Indivisible Project

https://indivisible.org/

Democracy Alliance

https://democracyalliance.org/

You should stop voting for anyone who says 'our great democracy.' You're giving these socialists legitimacy by turning a blind eye to those kinds of statements.



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This is great stuff. Thanks for posting this... Many have been wondering where Barack Hussein has been keeping himself and until this past week even the democrat, socialist, communist left sites have been wondering the same thing. Alex has devoted a few segments over the last year on the Obama OFA "non-affiliation" as well of it's Soros funded real-affiliates. Obama came out earlier this week with a speech on "Fear and the loss of democracy." When logic tells us that at the very least democracy divides people into two camps... if you add fear and loathing to one camp as Barack Hussein was doing in that speech, you will have a volatile situation at least among those who buy into it.

...I must agree with your conclusion wholeheartedly... Democracy or as I call it, "Damn-o-cracy is the preferred fallback system of kings. It is a system that can by a simple majority change the rules for all except the king. Even as is seen in the parliamentary democracies of Europe and elsewhere they must form a coalition of the many divided smaller party's to gain the majority, but even then if the "system" doesn't like it they can refuse to acquiesce... The bureaucratic systems are the queen's ministers by the way and the crown will have no BREXIT.

The Founders of this Nation were emphatically against democracy as a serious governmental form. You will not find the word democracy or any of it's derivatives anywhere in the Constitution. This includes the Enabling document that impelled the States to form the new nation, namely the Declaration of Independence. Nor will you find it in 1787 Constitution, or the Bill of Rights. These together are the 3 Charters of Freedom beter known as The Constitution.

In 1787 the States ratified in the Virginia Constitutional Convention, by 3/4 vote, the form and structure of the federal government with specific powers and responsibilities to the states as well as setting the governmental guidelines that the national government and the states would adopt. That form was and is still a Constitutional Republic. As insurance the federal government had the power to guarantee a Republican form of government for itself and each of the States as well.(Art.IV,Sec.4) This ratified document is the main body of constitutional rules and procedures usually called the 1787 Constitution.

However like the Constitution's Enabling document, The Declaration of Independence, the entire Constitution could not be ratified by a simple majority, or even a ratifying 2/3 majority, but only by a unanimous vote. Anything less would sow the seeds of division. The 4 states that would not ratify the 1787 document as well as countless folks within the ratifying states were emphatic that the federal power be forbidden from crossing certain lines pertaining to the Rights of the People.

So, it was at this period from 1788 to 1791 that the third and some will say, the most important part of the Constitution was framed... with it's own preamble, resolve, and articles were added as part and parcel of the Constitution. they are the laws or bill of governmental prohibitions on the behalf of the people.

The biggest lie in the world is the Idea that voting is singularly a process of democracy... it is not, it is in fact a method of decision making that is as old as the hills. The kings of old took it as their own because the "ideal" of 'majority rule" is so illogically appealing. Yet voting is not used only in democracies and if you think about it you can see what I mean. A republic uses the vote as a matter of procedure not as a means for law...

In our system of checks and balances, to truly become law in our Constitutional republic as it was designed a bill begins by facing a vote. Usually it will require a simple majority vote, and then be signed. There are times however where it will face a Presidential Veto, be returned to Congress to be passed by a majority of 2/3 to become law, but that is not the end of it... All federal law, and I mean all, then faces the most powerful veto of all.

Enter the last Article of the Constitution, the Tenth Article of the Bill of Rights, The Delegated Powers Clause... If 3/4 of the states say NO to a federal law, I don't care if Congress passed it 100%... using the 10th Article of the Bill of Rights as State power nullification in 3/4s of the States... That Means NO! It is not a law. If the Supreme Court wants to weigh in' to bad, they have no power to overrule the Ratifying majority of the States even by a 9 to 0 decision.

Article Ten - The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

The bottom line is the entire foundation of the Nation belongs to We the People. Not to 50%+1 of us, but to all of us together with our individual foibles and protected rights held high in mutual tolerance. There ain't room here in a Constitutional Republic for a 50%+1 divide and conquer "democracy"...besides, you won't find the "D" word at all, not even once in our three charter Constitution as it was ratified by the States, on Dec. 15, 1791.

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