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OFA is DOA to Democratic Party operatives. If they don't control those unprincipled activists, the DNC will be DOA next!

OFA Made the DNC DOA: Obama's Community Organization Ruined the Democratic Party


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Well, this is welcome news, isn’t it? Organizing for Action has turned into a big fat failure for the Democratic Party.

Who would have guessed?

Those obnoxious organizers are so out of touch with reality. They don’t seem to recognize that working men and women of all backgrounds are barely making ends meet. Democrats really believed that a bunch of spoiled, screaming razor-blade snowflakes invading town halls and lecturing people about their Western, white privilege was going to be well-received.

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Most Americans—responsible people who care about the future—want to ensure that their kids are safe, that the trains and the buses move on time, and the roads are safe and secure. Instead of responding to those concerns, the Democratic Party let OFA push a secular utopia in which the government has all the answers.

Friends of mine and well-connected political operatives have been telling me over and over that Organizing for Action is going to make Trump’s Presidency one disaster after another. All these young people and old hippies are going to rebel and fight in the streets, demand socialism at all costs, and harass politicians until they do what the protests and the liberal organizers want.

Here are the problems that OFA faces, though:

  1. Working people and active conservatives have begun to organize, motivated by deeper beliefs and motivations than whatever OFA offers.
  2. The promises for “marriage equality” and Health Care for all have blown up in Democrats’ faces. Why? Economics and fundamental values. These views have been shoved in our faces as correctives to our “backward” Americanism.
  3. Red states are still chaffing under the arrogant stupidity of the whole aggravated progressive agenda.

Check out what the Daily Beast reported:

It is difficult to overstate just how enraged state Democratic activists and leaders are with Organizing for Action (OFA) ...

 

Trouble in paradise!

Trouble in paradise!

Get out the popcorn, Republicans, especially in blue states, where OFA had the most impact. No surprise, though, since those the states were bent on enacting socialism. Obama’s shadow army ended up hurting Democratic fortunes in those states, too. The entire state conference for the Democratic was decimated, absolutely wiped out.

It’s so bad for Democrats, that there are Republican governors in otherwise reliably Democratic states:

  1. Massachusetts (Even though Baker is a total RINO)
  2. Maryland (Go Larry!)
  3. Vermont
  4. New Hampshire
  5. Illinois (and Republicans gained seats in the state legislature in 2016!)

Republicans hold trifectas in 25 states, and enjoy control of legislators and governorships in otherwise Democratic strongholds.

Heckuva job, there, Barry! Let’s never forget that the President is also the de facto leader of his party. OFA should have helped Democrats. Instead, OFA destroyed them.

 

OFA should have helped Democrats. Instead, OFA destroyed them

And it gets worse:

These intra-party tensions aren’t going away, especially now that OFA “relaunched” itself last week to protect the Affordable Care Act ...

Totally tone deaf. All American voters, Democratic and Republican, hate Obamacare. The failing monstrosity gets an “F” on every metric. The President rammed this terrible law through Congress without one Republican vote. Democratic lawmakers had to be bribe US Senators with earmarks to get their votes. The state exchanges have failed all over the country, even in deep blue states like Massachusetts.

“This is some GRADE A Bullsh*t right here,” Stephen Handwerk, executive director of the Louisiana Democratic Party, wrote in a private Democratic-listserv email ...

The Democratic Party has become anti-democratic, refusing commentary or appraisal from the Democratic operatives themselves. Obama still lives in his Saul Alinksy bubble, though. The Democratic Party has itself to blame for electing Barack Obozo in 2008.

In fact, Democrats looked at OFA as a counter-party which disrupted their basic party activities. Other Democratic Party chairs were furious:

”[With] all due respect to President Obama, OFA was created as a shadow party because Obama operatives had no faith in state parties,” Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Jane Kleeb told Politico last week.

The chair for the South Carolina Democratic Party said something similar. “I love Obama, but not OFA.”

Obama and OFA are one. His presidency, his whole political career, has been endless, left-wing community organizing

But therein lies the problem. Obama and OFA are one. His presidency, his whole political career, has been endless, left-wing community organizing. Why are Democrats surprised by this? State Democratic Party leaders are going to keep losing until they recognize that their pre-eminently popular (?) Democratic President was the worst thing to happen to them as well as to the country. The fact that they are trying to divorce OFA from Obama himself shows how Democrats are further embracing permanent minority status.

Obama never cared about his party, anyway, just as he never cared about states like California, Delaware, Rhode Island, or other Democratic bastions. Yet even those states are taking on a red hue, like Maine, where Trump won one electoral vote, and a Republican Congress represents the northern region of the state for the first time in 20 years.

What has made the Democratic brand so impalatable, with OFA leading the charge? Obama was an anti-American radical from Day One who wanted to fundamentally transform this country. An American political party dedicated to tearing down the system—is not going to last very long within the system.

State party leaders have referred to OFA as “The Devil” in private conversations, too. Wow! Democratic infighting was in full force just after Obama’s re-election? Yes, and add to it the floodgate of scandals, the Obamacare rollout, the depressed Democratic turnout in 2014. And now Donald Trump in the White House, while Republicans now control Congress and the Presidency.

OUCH! Democrats have organized themselves right into irrelevance! Anyone who was not drinking the kool-aid could tell that OFA leader/wannabe President Barack Obama was a pompous jackass unhindered by the decimation on his party. Even fellow Democrats endured this reckless disregard.

OFA is DOA to Democratic Party operatives. If they don’t control those unprincipled activists, the DNC will be DOA next! One good note for Republicans: Who would have believed that Obama’s feared OFA would be the best gift to the Republican Party?


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