Barack Obama is used to unyielding respect and worship from other Democrats.
That all changed in the blink of an eye.
And Barack Obama was just hit with a nasty surprise that left him shaking his head in rage.
After Barack Obama won the White House in 2008, his campaign created the nonprofit Organizing for Action.
Democrats blamed the fact they lost 1,000 down ballot races during the Obama years in part because Organizing for Action sucked up the donations and grassroots volunteers that could have went to the Democrat National Committee and state parties.
In a rebuke to Obama, every leading 2020 Presidential candidate signed a pledge not to create their own version of Organizing for Action.
The Daily Caller reports:
The Association of State Democratic Committees announced Tuesday that every leading presidential contender has vowed not to create “any organizing or messaging infrastructure that is parallel or duplicative” to the DNC or state parties. The signed pledge also binds candidates to publicly call on their supporters not to launch outside groups on their behalf.
It’s an enormous change for the party, one that will likely strengthen the DNC and state parties after what many Democrats considered neglect of the party infrastructure during the Obama years. It also throws into question the future of Our Revolution, the Bernie Sanders-created grass-roots organization, which state party leaders say would appear to violate the agreement if Sanders wins the general election.
“It’s a huge shift,” said Jane Kleeb, chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party. The move sends two messages, she added: “You cannot create another OFA,” and “the DNC is an important national infrastructure, but it’s not in the states — we are.”
“[State parties] are never the shiny object that gets funded with all the appeals from podcasts or big donors,” Kleeb added.
In reality, Democrats lost 1,000 down ballot races during Obama’s time in office because the American people revolted against his socialist policy agenda.
But other Democrats willing to defy Obama’s example in setting up an outside group shows Democrats will not willingly follow the Obama model because of the political disaster it inflicted on the Democrat Party.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.