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Friday, December 16, 2016

Obama Plans to Rule America Outside the White House

Barack Obama has two faces. After Trump’s victory and Hillary’s defeat, the public Obama has been gracious and diplomatic. His lectures to Trump, directly and indirectly, are couched in praise. He echoed the feeling of millions on both sides when he said, "We are now all rooting for his success”.

That’s a lie. Or rather a disguise.

Obama and his aides had, in one insider narrative, decided to don the “mask of decorum”. The contempt for Trump still seeps through the mask. And the mask hides Obama’s next big move.

President Obama is over. He knows that. There are still some things that he can do before he leaves office, but everything except the most destructive, can be undone by his successor. The next phase of his campaign will not be fought from the White House. It will be fought against the White House .

The other Obama is emerging in conference calls with his supporters. “One of the challenges that I’ve discovered being president is I’d like to be organizer-in-chief, but it’s hard,” he said in one call.

Obama can no longer be commander-in-chief. Instead he’s plotting to become organizer-in-chief.

The infrastructure for the organization was put into place long before anyone thought that Hillary might lose. Organizing for Action gave him his own organizing hub. If Hillary had won, it would have been a pressure group. Now that Trump won, it’s an axis to build a personal counterrevolution around.

In his post-election conference call with his OFA troops, Obama told them, “I’m giving you like a week and a half to get over it”. Then it would be time to “move forward not only to protect what we’ve accomplished, but also to see this as an opportunity”. What opportunity could there be in Trump’s win?

Obama is now the only major national figure still standing among the Democrats. After Hillary’s defeat, he’s worked hard to attribute the loss to her shortcomings, not his policies and decisions. That’s not just to soothe his ego. If he’s going to dictate the future of his party, he can’t afford to be blamed for its latest disaster. And Obama is still determined to dictate the future of the party and the country.

In conventional politics, Obama is done. There’s no way back into the White House. And Hillary’s fate won’t leave much enthusiasm for nominating the uncharismatic spouse of a charismatic ex-president.

But Obama is not a conventional politician. He’s an organizer and a campaigner at the vanguard of a radical movement that seeks to control traditional institutions, but doesn’t feel bound by them. Unlike Bill Clinton, his plans don’t begin and end with the White House. As an organizer, Obama is equipped to build bases of power outside traditional institutions. And that is exactly what he is doing.

The demoralization of the Democrats is, as Obama put it, an opportunity. Social chaos is a time for the left to overthrow and undermine traditional institutions. Fear, anger and despair are radicalizing. The left has always operated by throwing bombs and then profiting from the fallout. That’s Obama’s agenda. Having wrecked the country and the Democrats, he sees that not as a setback, but as an opportunity.

“The network that you represent, you're perfectly poised to do that,” Obama told his OFAers. “In other words, now is the time for some organizing.”

While the leftist rioters in the streets are garnering the most attention, the real threat comes from the network of staffers dubbed Obama Anonymous which are beginning to organize and coordinate. OFA is Obama’s equivalent of the Clinton Foundation. The Clintons built Clintonworld around staffers, but its goal was harvesting money. Obama Inc. is being built around organizing and activism. Like Clintonworld, it will be a network encompassing a variety of political and non-profit institutions. Unlike them, it will be much less focused on directing money to its bosses in preparation for an election. Instead it will function like a traditional leftist movement, merging influence operations with crowdsourced mobilization.

OFA will be far more dangerous in the wild than the Clinton Foundation ever was. The Clintons hoped to ride back to power on a giant wave of money. Obama is taking a much more radical course.

The staffers exiting government are being wired into Obama Inc. whether or not they take jobs directly working for him. The OFA alumni are building networks across organizations while taking their marching orders from him. They expect Obama to lead them back from the wilderness and into the halls of power.

He’s told them so.

“I'm going to be constrained in what I do with all of you until I am again a private citizen. But that's not so far off,” he assured them. “I'm still fired up and I'm still ready to go.” His next comments promised that radical political change could and would take place.

Obama isn’t going to retire. He’s not going to spend years puttering around with a presidential library. He’s not even going to set up a Clintonesque slush fund and try to make his wife president. Instead he wants to force radical change from outside the White House by using the network he’s built.

While the public Obama wraps up business at the White House, concludes yet another world tour, alternating between praising Trump and offering him condescending advice, the other Obama is preparing to deploy a network that will dominate the Dems and set the agenda on the left.

If Obama succeeds, then he will get another shot at picking his White House successor. But beyond that, he’s been handed the keys to an organizing machine that will allow him to set even more of the agenda for his party than ever before. And he has a cause that is sending the party reeling back into his arms.

Obama believes that he can rule America from outside the White House. And he might be right.

Political norms and old rules have been falling faster than leaves in an autumn wind. If Obama sets out to move the center of power outside the White House and into an organization that will control national politics through the left, it would be dangerous to assume that he can’t and won’t succeed.

The Democrats didn’t respond to their defeat, one of a sequence, by trying to move to the center. Instead there is every sign that they are moving further to the left. Keith Ellison, a radical leftist with an anti-Semitic past, is tipped to head the DNC. Schumer still has the Senate, but Elizabeth Warren may have it before too long. Combine that with Obama as the president-in-exile and the Dems will be more radical and extremist than they were even when Obama was sitting in the White House.

The Democrats are ceasing to be a national party. Instead they are becoming a nationalizing party. They are losing their presence in much of the country, from state legislature to state legislature, and becoming the party of major cities and the national government. Their agenda is to move power from local areas to central ones, from the villages and the suburbs to the cities, from states to D.C. and from locally elected legislators in D.C. to the satellite bureaucracies of the Federal government.

Obama sees Hillary’s defeat as an opportunity to burn the Dem’s last bridges with the larger country and its “bitter clingers”, to double down on nationalizing power and to define the political narrative around the agendas of urban elites. The left crippled the Democrats. Now it wants to utterly consume them.

Barack Obama is still being vague and coy about his plans. He informs reporters that he will attack Trump when it comes to "core questions about our values and ideals". But the “faithful” are getting much clearer signals. “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 to do.”

The election was a catastrophic disaster for the Democrats, but it opened all sorts of doors for Obama.

Hillary’s defeat removes the Clintons, his only real internal rivals, off the stage. Trump’s triumph in working class areas cuts more ties with the traditional Dem base and transforms it into a party of left-wing urban elites and their radical agendas. And the popular figures on the left, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Keith Ellison, lack his national stature, speaking skills and organization.

Obama will move to consolidate the left. And then the Democrats. He will function as a president-in-exile heading up the opposition to Trump. When it comes to verbally challenging Trump, Obama will be more likely to be interviewed and heard than Ellison or Schumer. And his people will coordinate responses across the left from street level organizing to think tanks and policy moves.

Some of it is ego.

Obama believes that he can find the key to beating Trump in the traditional tactics of the left. But most is ideology and power. Obama is not done transforming America. And America isn’t done with him yet.

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting. Counterpoint: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poz6W0znOfk

He's not very smart, tough to see him accomplishing much in the new world.

Anonymous said...

So it would be better to keep him handcuffed and in solitary.

Infidel said...

Quite prescient. This could turn out to be your best article.

Anonymous said...

I've only read the title of your piece and shout from the hills, "Thank God Obama will do this," for fear of our country in the hands of an idiot. Right, Danny Boy?

Bearinheart said...

And God is not done with him either. Ezekiel 7:3-4

0th3rs said...

After meeting Trump at the WH, O-bomber did say that Trump was not an ideologue, but strictly business-oriented. Let them organize and peacefully agitate, while we create opportunity for more and more people and celebrate freedom. Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukkah!

Anonymous said...

Seems like Obama has destroyed the Democrats. So I say, by all means, let him continue.

Look, he's lazy, a fool, and his policies are garbage. let him speak. let him attract money and attention. By all means, let him continue his path of destruction for the Democrats.

Anonymous said...

At some point, just like the donors to Hillary, people will look around and realize he accomplished nothing. he burned through their goodwill, money, political capital, offices. Hundreds of democratic leaders have been burned on the pyre in sacrifice. For what? What did he accomplish?

Obama is the cool, lazy, friend who came for a week and stayed for six months, sleeping on your couch, watching daytime TV, eating your food, not working, and not looking all that hard for a place. What happens to those guys? Sooner or later they wear out their welcome. people get bored with their shtick. They never come to a good end.

At some point Democrats will give him the boot.

Dennis Latham said...

I do think you give Obama more credit for advance planning than is the real case. He's a racist agitator and not much more. He served his purpose in the overall collapse of America, but Trump wasn't in the equation. Now his overseas controllers will find ways to make him more disruptive. He did manage to destroy the Middle East the rest of the way and get rid of of many of our loyal allies there. The stupid left went right along with it. We have to support that creep and his racist wife for the rest of their lives. That's is what is really a bad deal for America. The good deal is he is finally leaving office and it's going to take awhile to fix the damage.

Anonymous said...

There is nothing in this piece I can disagree with, but the problem is that Obama is habitually lazy. He is the poster child for President Trump's "low energy" insult. Like everything else he has ever done, he will grow bored with the adulation of his sycophants and go hit the links.

Should Obama somehow find energy to pursue this course with a purpose, there are two ways President Trump can thwart him:

The first is to use the honeymoon of the economic boom that follows the last eight moribund years to reduce the pool of ne'er-do-wells susceptible to community agitating.

Should Obama still find enough followers to press himself as a thorn in President Trump's side, then President Trump can take a populist "iron fist" approach to all the organs of the left that draw their sustenance from the federal government. Based on water-cooler talk about the Department of Energy stance on the transition team's information request about AGW cultists, the more the elites squeal, the louder ordinary people cheer.

These jokers have no idea what or whom they're fooling with.

D.D.Mao said...

Mr. Greenfield:

I found your above article most interesting and the most likely scenario that I've read yet.

President Obama realizes that his legacy is about to vanish in a stroke of a pen and he needs something to point to where he can say "I built that". After all his vision of "This is the moment when the rise of the oceans begin to slow and our planet begins to heal" has passed. His passion has been campaigning for the pass eight years so seeing his approval rate is now above 50% he (and the DNC)feels he can continue his polarizing identity politics by attacking all those racist Trump supporters who "cling to their Bibles and guns." He is fond of the term "Never let a crisis go to waste" and the crumbling of the House of Clinton gives him the perfect opportunity. Lastly as a lesson learnt from the Clintons there seems no need to be tied to following protocol by being DNC chairman when you can be a force outside the system.


Once again thank you for your enlightening piece.

Anonymous said...

His laziness will overtake him. He will not be effective as the leader of the left. He will sit upstairs, smoke, eat 7 almonds and wait for the opportunity to go campaigning.

Anonymous said...

If he really has been the Manchurian Candidate, who pulled the strings? Soros? The Saudis? If Daniel's projections are true, will they still pull them?

Anonymous said...

If Trump follows through on his promises - and succeeds, then Obama and the OFA become an irrelevant "nattering nabobs of negativism," complaining about how great America is again.

Anonymous said...

Demographics is Everything. Obama knows what the GOP dinosaurs never realized. The key is electing a New People.
Now all that mass third world immigration is going to pay off for the Left. The colonies of muslims in tiny Mid West towns will begin to metastasize, linking up, amalgamating, forming power groups .. Third World Brooklyn will link up with Third World Baltimore.. Bill di Blasio with Rawlings Blake with Van Jones and Obama will be organizing..plotting steering.. and whites as usual will be a day late in realizing whats happening

DK said...

When Barack Obama was first elected in 2008, Democrats controlled the entire Government - after 8 Years of Obama, Democrats CONTROL Nothing - Democrats are so ignorant they Idolize and Worship the man whose policies took them from Complete Victory to complete and Utter Defeat.

Jim Simpson said...

Obama said he would defend "core questions about our values and ideals". He has no core values. He does have ideals: turning America into a communist state as his mentor indoctrinated him to think. I think he is going to find more resistance than he anticipates.

Unknown said...

If Obama were fighting against the spineless and clueless GOP, he would probably succeed. But he is going up against Trump and I predict Trump will crush him.

Anonymous said...

Imagine a scenario of increased BLM riots and ISIS attacks in the USA. Sponsored/instigated by Obama, with blame aimed at Trump, totally supported but the MSM. An assault on the idea of any form of free market and capitalism, playing into the hands of Sanders and Warren et al.

Anonymous said...

Epitaph for Barry:
'This dude
did no man
good'

Alicia Sinclair said...

Another stunning article, but i`m more optimistic.
Obama may well be the liberals air freshener and lucky rabbits foot-totemic icon.
We know him to be Alinskys puppet-a third rate mind but looks the very embodiment of the Benetton dream. Eight years-and look what`s he`s left us with.
Dead embassy staff, chaos in Iran and the Middle East and a load of lost golf balls when he ought to have been doing something about that economy and the freefall influence of Gods own blessed plot that leads us all.
THIS was President Bystander...not that the liberal luvvies and his house-trained media would DARE be so honest.
Hence the election of Trump-about the only way that we could get our message across to the tin ears of the coasts and DC, Chicago too.

William said...

Trump needs to use the bureaucracy that has been weaponized by Obama against the man's future plans. IRS rectal exams for any and all Obama cronies, slow-rolling approvals for tax status of any organizations established to further his goals, maximum prosecutuion of any and all legal violations, etc.

Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

Lefties don't govern effectively because it requires them to be constructive. They're great at protest, advocacy and activism because they get to be destructive. Leftism doesn't not contribute, it criticises. Leftism does not engage, it whines. Leftism does not create, it destroys. They are destroyers. They believe they can perfect humanity, but they have to kill lots of humans to save their unattainable, idealistic fantasies. It's always more, more, more. More pain, more destruction, more death. It is fitting that Obama shall continue to be their leader.

Robohobo said...

To paraphrase The Virginia Freeman's Society in their article about Hamilton Electors around the idea that Obama would be heading a movement ....".....become(ing) the party of major cities and the national government. Their agenda is to move power from local areas to central ones, from the villages and the suburbs to the cities, from states to D.C. and from locally elected legislators in D.C. to the satellite bureaucracies of the Federal government."

"Let us frame it in a different light. The people you just told to go pound sand on average purchase enough firearms in three months to outfit the Russian and Chinese frontline troops. Every. Three. Months."

Somehow, The Deep State/Leviathan have not really thought this through fully.

Anonymous said...

In other words, instead of working covertly for George Soros, Obama is going to work overtly for George Soros. Soros actually runs the Democrat party; Obama and Hillary are only hand-puppets.

If Jeff Sessions wants to, he can gather enough evidence---there's plenty of it---to indict Soros for trying to subvert our government and destroy our country. If Sessions takes Soros out, Obama is nothing.

Chip said...

Bring it on boy !

Tatiana Shariff said...

Dennis - you said it!!!

Anonymous said...

I fear this...

Henry said...

This would bother me if the man were even approaching middling competent. But the only thing that really made Obama a threat was the room he was sitting in. Take that away, and he's just another Norman Thomas.

Robert What? said...

As the exiled Democrats create more and more havoc and destruction, which side will the police and armed forces come down on? For example, when rioting and looting leftists start tearing up a rural town and its businesses, will the police (a) try to protect the residents, (b) look the other way or (c) arrest and confiscate the guns of the residents who try to protect their homes and businesses?

Anonymous said...

No gentleman like #44! And Mrs #44. That's for sure...

Anonymous said...

Obama the worse president this country has had, benefiting always the enemies of this country, liberating terrorist, drug addicts that do not deserve to be free,alienating our friend and enforcing our enemies can be moved out of the political field because he doesn't understand the movement created by Trump. We have laws and Guts

Anonymous said...

The War Against Collectivism is age old, and constant. They never give up. Fortunately, socialism NEVER works, and Obama is the latest political slime to prove it never will work. Let's hope that Trump embraces free market capitalism as much as possible, the results will go a long way to defeat the private citizen Leftist that this ex-President will be.

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous "At some point, just like the donors to Hillary, people will look around and realize he accomplished nothing.” – He accomplished nothing in relation to your rational conservative expectation of the role and responsibilities of the President of the United States of America – that America that he has all but emasculated.

On the other hand he accomplished becoming POTUS in the face of being unaccomplished, unknown and possessing a shady background. Need I remind of his adulterated associations with the following patrons of evil:

• “Rev.” Jeremiah Alvesta Wright Jr., pastor emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago
• “Rev.” Al Sharpton of Crown Heights fame
• Louis Farrakhan, Sr - he is the leader of the religious group Nation of Islam and served as the minister of major mosques in Boston and others
• Bill Ayers – Weather Underground
• Tony Rezko – Chicago Mafia
o David Axelrod
o Rahm Emanuel
• Bill & Hillary Clinton?
The list goes on and on and on.

This criminal, racist treasonous bastard belongs in prison but soon will be free to ratchet up the forces he has assembled to continue the takedown of America. And I haven’t even mentioned his communist background ingrained through his association with Frank Marshall Davis and of course the fact he is a moslim. Scary what this scumbag, drug addled, Saul Alinsky influenced traitor, might embark on once unconstrained by the visibility the White House subjected him to. I suspect his choom and cocaine use might return to pre-POTUS levels.

I recall this from the traitor in 2008 – “Back in 2008, Barack Obama, then a presidential candidate, called for a “civilian national security force.” And he wanted it wanted it as big as all of the nation’s military branches” – from WMD - Look for development of this as he agitates going forward. One might think there is a connection between this and the evolution of BLM.

This is an outstanding article Daniel not least because of its prescience.

The Irishman.

FuzzyBear said...

So Obamanation is going to help the firearms industry by keeping demand high? I believe that was his only notable achievement.

Dick Stanley said...

Everything Bronco Bama touched in eight years (except gun sales) turned to shit. He's the last person anybody should worry about.

Anonymous said...

You wrote a very thoughtful piece, carefully crafted, well researched and nicely edited. Then you negated your own argument with this: "Barack Obama is over."

Losers who hang around the stadium after the game is finished get little respect. The truth is there will aways be Obots, just as there are those who still worship Carter. Their credibility and that of their leaders is buried under an eight-year string of failures.

Even the press can't help them now. It's own credibility is even lower than theirs.

The sky is not falling. Obastard will give it a year. At the end of that year, when the economy is booming, our borders are secure and the DC swamp is drained he will tuck his tail between his legs and slink off to Hawaii.

You were right. Barack Obama is over.

creeper

Anonymous said...

For years, I have suggested Americans read Nelson DeMille's book, "The Charm School"then you would realize what has and is happening.

Anonymous said...

I think he's going launch a gay porn career/bath house franchiser under the name Obama-lama-ding-dong.

Anonymous said...

Yup

Anonymous said...

Yup

Gunny G said...

Good ONE!
As always!
Dick Gaines
aka: Gunny G
gunnyg.wordpress.com
gunnyg@gmail.com

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