If the liberal media were to tell the tale, they’d have you believing former President Barack Obama has all but disappeared into the fabric of America in a pursuit of his “inner Zen.”
The New Yorker even went so far as to compare Obama to his predecessor, George W. Bush, who busies himself painting sunsets in the age of Trump.
But don’t buy it says conservative author and political commentator Paul Sperry in a New York Post op-ed.
As far as Sperry is concerned, it’s all a myth:
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.
Sperry notes that while the Obama’s said they were stay in DC until daughter Sasha, 17, finishes high school, recent improvements to their property, such as a swimming pool currently being installed, suggests “deeper roots.”
He also pointed out that Obama is using his political-organizing group, Organizing for Action, to engage in politics on his behalf — to include involvement in the anti-Trump resistance.
The former president has adequately insulated himself from being directly linked to OFA, but the connections are there nonetheless, Sperry shares.
“In public, Obama has skillfully kept his distance from recent anti-Trump protests and politicking,” Sperry offered in conclusion. “But behind the scenes, he really may be coordinating the resistance — and acting as its organizer in chief.”
But, as Fox News contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy said on social media about this “shadow government,” once a community organizer, always a community organizer.
She also said that Obama’s actions, while receiving cover from a media still engaged in a slobbering love affair with him, are “totally unprecedented in US history.”
Campos-Duffy tweeted: “When U elect America’s 1st community organizer Prez, you get a community organizer ex-Prez. Obama & Valerie Jarrett R running a shadow government ‘resistance’ from Obama’s home office, just a few miles from White House. Totally unprecedented in US history.”
When U elect America’s 1st community organizer Prez, you get a community organizer ex-Prez. Obama & Valerie Jarrett R running a shadow government “resistance” from Obama’s home office, just a few miles from White House. Totally unprecedented in US history https://t.co/5Oso99MZsX
— Rachel Campos-Duffy (@RCamposDuffy) June 30, 2018
Here’s a few other reactions from Twitter:
If this is true obama is leading the resistance https://t.co/ydznCeIAiy
— Charles Gasparino (@CGasparino) June 30, 2018
Most recently, OFA helped stage rallies across the country against the administration’s border policies https://t.co/Twwpi1p9jF I should have known it was Obama’s fan club.
— Mickey White (@BiasedGirl) June 30, 2018
The myth of @BarackObama‘s ‘disappearance’ — his group, “Organizing for America,” is masterminding anti-Trump protests and media coverage thereof. https://t.co/l67XFcPORe via @nypost
— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) July 1, 2018
Working behind the scenes … leaving no fingerprints. Pulling the levers of anti-Trump movement with plausible deniability. https://t.co/9IaRe65htX
— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilson997) July 1, 2018
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