Having dug the United States into the deepest hole since the Civil War, Obama has pledged to do his best to inspire continued digging after he leaves the presidency.
He is leaving office after creating the threat of economic collapse from record debt, social collapse through explosive racial discord and the destruction of the American polity. Add international instability with the looming potential for world-wide military conflict, Obama walks away with a toxic legacy.
He now promises his adherents to use his only skill, that of community organizer (agitator), to foster discord and the furtherance of his disastrous personal philosophy hardly distinguishable from that of Karl Marx with the addition of a disdain for the principles of the founding and the refusal throughout his desultory eight years to recognize the exceptionalism that is America.
With his policies having been thoroughly rejected he vows to trudge on undeterred.
Obama preps for post-presidency feud with Trump
From the Washington Examiner: By SUSAN FERRECHIO (@SUSANFERRECHIO) •11/26/16
When George W. Bush left the White House in early 2009, he boarded a helicopter and went home to Texas, where he mostly remained silent about President Obama’s actions.
This presidential transition is shaping up a little differently.
Rather than returning home to Illinois, President Obama is moving just down the street from the White House to a mansion in the tony Kalorama neighborhood.
And rather than remaining quiet, Obama, 55, who will become one of the youngest ex-presidents in history, has promised to dive in with grassroots liberals seeking to oppose Donald Trump, a man he has been feuding with for years.
Obama last week told his political arm, Organizing for America, that he is “fired up and ready to go,” in leading the resistance to Trump, whose victory over Hillary Clinton devastated liberals.
Obama had apparently been preparing for a much quieter retirement from the White House, but Clinton’s loss has changed those plans, he said.
Not only is Obama grappling with a Democratic party that lacks a new leader, but a Trump presidency coupled with GOP control of Congress virtually guarantees an effort to undo his signature achievements, including Obamacare, immigrationregulations and a slew of environmental rules.
“I promise you that next year Michelle and I are going to be right there with you, and the clouds are going to start parting and the sun is going to come back out, and we’re going to be busy, involved in the amazing stuff that we’ve been doing all these years before,” Obama told downtrodden supporters on the call.
Not only is Obama poised to become the most politically active ex-president in modern history, his vice president is also vowing to stay involved in the Democratic Party.
Biden rejected efforts to get him to take the helm of the embattled Democratic National Committee, but an aide said he “intends to remain deeply involved in helping shape the direction of the Democratic Party moving forward.”
All told, Obama and Biden may become the first ex-White House team to directly mobilize a party against their successor. And they may have a lot to mobilize against, since Trump has pledged to reverse so much of Obama’s work.
For starters, Trump has promised as one of his first acts as president to sign a bill repealing the Affordable Health Care law, which critics believe is collapsing. Democratic strategist Christopher Hahn said Obama may weigh in on that move without directly targeting Trump.
“I think the president will express regrets about the healthcare law being repealed, but I don’t think he’ll be openly critical of Trump about that,” Hahn told the Washington Examiner.
Other Democratic strategists predict Obama will jump right into the fray based on his history of attacking Trump.