Barack Obama has said he believes he could have won a third term as president---and only 10 days out of office he told the press he was "heartened" by the level of protest against President Trump.
While as Commander in Chief, he all but abandoned our US Military, now, however, we are learning he is organizing an angry army of agitators to assist in "heartening" himself, while undermining our current president.
It's sad but true.
The New York Post reported this on January 30---10 days after Obama vacated the Oval Office:
In his first statement since leaving office, Obama took aim at Trump’s travel ban against refugees and residents of seven Muslim countries by characterizing the action as a religious test.
“The president fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion,” Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis said in a statement.
In his final days in office, Obama said he wanted to give Trump space to lead, but that he’d speak up when he believed democracy and US values were being challenged.
“President Obama is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country,” Lewis said.
“Citizens exercising their constitutional right to assemble, organize and have their voices heard by their elected officials is exactly what we expect to see when American values are at stake.”
One News Now published an article yesterday documenting just how neglected our military forces have been over the past 8 years. Military leaders are calling it "appalling."
The attention that was not given to our military is, however, focused on the rise of Obama's new army.
The New York Post says, "Obama isn't just staying behind in Washington [now living about 2 miles from the Oval Office]. 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 it's popular 'America First' agenda."
I've seen this kind of activity often during my missionary ministry in third world countries, but I never dreamed I would see it in America.
He's doing it through a network of Leftist nonprofits led by "Organizing for Action (OFA)."
Normally politicians set up these kinds of shops to win elections, then following the election, fold it up.
Instead, he is gearing up his OFA for battle with more than 250 offices across the country. The highly funded organization is beefing up staff, with public records showing the organization now has 32,525 volunteers nationwide. And they are recruiting every single day.
They are working "on behalf" of Barack Obama, not "with him"---right?
Wrong. Obama is personally and intimately involved with the operations of his growing army of angry agitators.
He regularly Tweets from the organization's account, in fact, he gave marching orders to OFA foot soldiers following Trump's victory.
"It's fine for everybody to feel stressed, sad, discouraged," he said in a White House conference call, "But get over it." Demanding they move forward to "Protect what we've accomplished."
He said, "Now is the time for some organizing. So don't mope."
The new army is run by his old aides and campaign workers---some of whom worked from in a rented office in Israel in their unsuccessful attempt to defeat Prime Minister Netanyahu in the last election.
The organization has already raised more than $40 million in contributions and grants and is actively working Obama's 2012 campaign data donor base.
They are directly linked to many of the "protests turned riots" in the past few days.
The "protest" in New York City this past Sunday is an example of what is to come from Obama's "angry army of agitators" over the next 4 years---and beyond.
A Jewish group that organized a "Jewish Rally For Refugees" was funded by the federal government under the Obama administration to resettle refugees. Funding for similar rallies will now be funded by Obama's own organizations.
During the rally, Rep. Keith Ellison, one of 2 Muslims in Congress---a person who was closely linked to the anti-Semitic Nation of Islam group and its founder Louis Farrakhan (also a close friend of Obama's former pastor Jeremiah Wright) publicly compared the Trump administration to the Third Reich, saying, "Those same people who sent Jews back to the Third Reich never left. We will stand up, we will stand together and we will say, refugees are welcome."
New York City Mayor DeBlasio, also a defender of Farrakhan in the 1980s, quoted German Pastor Niemoller who famously said, "First they came for the socialist and I did not speak up because I was not a socialist, then they came....you've heard the quote. However, in this case, he too characterized Trump as the NAZI movement.
Obama's OFA also plans to win back Congress in 2018 and erect a "wall of resistance" against President Trump and the conservatives who support him.
Officially the organization defines itself as "an organization that trains young activists to develop 'organizing skills'."
Barack Obama also has his own Obama Foundation which is now contributing money to OFA and is run by his former political director. "The National Democratic Redistricting Committee," launched last month by close friend and former A/G Eric Holder, is focused on what Obama calls "GOP 'gerrymandering' of congressional districts."
Critical to all this is Obama's effort to get his former civil rights chief Tom Perez elected as head of the Democratic National Committee. Perez is telling anyone who will listen, "It's time to organize...it's time to fight...We're going to build the strongest grassroots organizing force this country has ever seen."
The NY Post says, "Obama will be overseeing it all from a shadow White House located within 2 miles of Trump. It features a mansion, which he's fortifying with the construction of a tall brick perimeter, and a nearby taxpayer-funded office of his own with his own chief of staff and press secretary. Michelle Obama will also have an office there, along with the Obama Foundation."
Following the election, he told his OFA troops, "You're going to see me early next year, and we're going to be in a position where we can start cooking up all kinds of great stuff."
Unlike all former US Presidents who had some class, this former president seems unwilling to go away.
His move of a couple of miles down Pennsylvania Ave. to set up his own shop stands in stark contrast to that of his fellow Democrat Harry S. Truman.
Following the Inauguration of Dwight Eisenhower, former President Harry S. Truman and his wife Bess got in their car and drove home to Missouri.
Yes, times have changed and things have changed---but we've never seen anything like this in America.
This ex-president also told his troops, "Point is, I'm all fired up and ready to go."
Be Vigilant. Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful.