He’s crept out of the shadows to launch his newest initiative.
And it’s a plan that could destroy the GOP for good.
Obama is now laser focused on the redistricting that will take place after the 2020 census.
State legislatures and Governors draw the congressional district and state house maps that determine the pool of constituents elected officials represent.
Democrats were wiped out at the state level in the 2010 midterms and the GOP got to set the legislative maps.
The left believes “gerrymandering” is why they can’t win back control of State Houses in 2020 to draw maps that will choke off the GOP’s chance to win power and set the agenda for a generation.
“Barack Obama will make the first official political move of his post-presidency on Thursday, headlining a private fundraiser for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee at a private home in Washington.
The event, which will also be attended by NDRC chair Eric Holder and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, is to support the group he’s helping back to coordinate Democratic efforts in state races and lawsuits to push back on Republican success in gerrymandering over many cycles. In many statehouses and Congress, that’s left Democrats at a baked-in disadvantage.
Obama oversaw massive losses for his party in state legislatures and in the House during his presidency, but has said tackling redistricting is a major political priority after leaving the White House. So far since he walked out of the Oval Office in January, he’s been circumspect in his political involvement—and aside from releasing several statements in defense of Obamacare, he’s kept his political activity to making calls to Democratic National Committee members in support of Tom Perez’s chair bid and throwing a steady stream of subtle digs at President Donald Trump in paid and public speeches.”
Beneath the surface of the high profile national political battles, the GOP used their dominance at the state level to roll back the ability of union bosses to collect forced dues, implement pro-Life policies and reject Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion.
This put a serious roadblock in Obama’s attempts to fundamentally transform America.
And it’s been a sore spot in liberal politics for the last 7 years.
Now Obama is scheming to complete his attempts to radically alter America.
His redistricting scheme – if successful – would allow Democrats to steamroll GOP opposition at the state level and draw maps that could prevent a Republican majority in Congress for a generation.
When Obama was President i argued with anyone that made negative statements about him, even close family. He was our President!!He is not our President now!!!we must respect the Office. Our country is going in another direction!!let’s give our new leaders a chance. Our constitution protects our frailties. It’s that simple!! Dont get so bent out of shape! Put your energy in understanding the power of your VOTE.
Wake up Americans! Time to restore the American Spirit of our Founding Fathers and respect the memories of all who have given their lives so we may be Free!!! Remember Freedom is not free! We all need to do our part!
Remember the words of JFK: “Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country!
That begins with our respect for one another and our respect for the lessons given to us by our forefathers … and mothers!
From an 86+yr.old ‘grand-auntie’ whose deceased brother-in-law was a tank company commander in WWII, is buried at Arlington National Cemetery…
I wish he’d just go away!
Sadly, you are right, T. Donaldson. Obama is working towards changing “We the People” to “We the Collective”. Decades ago I read Bertrand Russell regarding “World Government.” I, being young and gullible, trusted it would not happen in my lifetime. I am not dead; however, my concerns are not for me but the younger generations.
Obama has been duplicitous, a subversive for decades, accelerating his Collectivist vision for America while playing president.
When I think about the days Before Obie came along I smile about how good we had it. We were forced into listening to his Vile Communistic Rhetoric for 8 long years. Every time he rears his corrupted head now, I get a Bad feeling in my gut.
THE TIME IS UPON US. IT’S TIME FOR THE PRESIDENT TO DECLARE A NATIONAL EMERGENCE AND OUTLAW THE RESISTANCE AND INDICT THE LEADERS SUCH AS BARRACK OBAMA,MICHELLE OBAMA, HILLARY CLINTON, SOROS, PELOSI, SCHUMER AND OTHER PROMINENT PLAYERS. YES, THERE WILL BE VIOLENT PROTESTS BUT IT IS WHAT IT IS. TAKE NAMES AND KICK ASS WHERE REQUIRED.
Obama doesn’t have to do anything. “Moderate” Republican Senators are doing all the heavy lifting for him by ignoring reasonable conservative efforts to make the Obamacare “Repeal and Replace” bill acceptable to the conservatives that are the strength of the Republican Party. A Democrat-light Republican Party will die in the 2018 elections, because moderate Republicans and Independents won’t provide sufficient support. It wasn’t moderates that got President Trump elected and a Republican majority in the Senate.
The more I learn about politics – the heavier my heart gets. It is all manipulation and corruption – pure and simple. The will of the people means nothing anymore and the globalists who believe so strongly in one world government and one world currency care not one iota for “we the people”.