With His Legacy At Risk And Democrats In Disarray Obama Vows To Fight Trump As Private Citizen

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In 2008, with Republicans having been handed a massive defeat that resulted in Democrat control of all three branches of government in Washington D.C., George W. Bush decided to do the honorable thing by bowing to the will of the people and vowing not to publicly criticize the new President-elect.  Now, 8 years later, President Obama finds himself in the exact same position as the American people have dealt his "legacy" a massive blow by handing Republicans total control of Congress and the White House.

But, unlike Bush, who had the humility to accept the will of the electorate, according to the New York Times, Obama has every intention of sticking around Washington D.C. in his retirement to fight the newly elected president.  While White House aides say they expect Obama to try to refrain from criticizing Trump during the transition, Obama himself has indicated that all bets are off once he becomes a "private citizen."

“I’m going to be constrained in what I do with all of you until I am again a private citizen,” Mr. Obama, who will be living a few miles from the White House next year, told a meeting this past week of Organizing for Action, the group that maintains his political movement. “But that’s not so far off.”


For Mr. Obama, a return to the partisan fray was never the intention. His library and foundation will serve as a platform for him to travel around the world, confront systemic issues of race relations, and push for technological change aimed at improving society.


But that vision assumed that his presidential legacy would be protected and nurtured by Mrs. Clinton in the Oval Office.


In his remarks to activists, Mr. Obama urged them to stop moping and to ratchet up their opposition to Mr. Trump by Thanksgiving. He promised to join their cause soon after, telling them: “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.”


He has echoed that message in private conversations, making it clear that he may not completely pattern himself after George W. Bush, who almost never criticized his successor.


One friend of Mr. Obama’s, who requested anonymity to discuss private discussions with the president, said the election results seemed to have made him more willing to remain part of the political debate.


“Everyone he talks to walks away with this impression,” the friend said.


In an interview with The New Yorker this week, Mr. Obama said that if Mrs. Clinton had won the election, he might have just turned over the keys and walked away on Inauguration Day. With Mr. Trump’s victory, he said he felt “some responsibility to at least offer my counsel” to the Democratic Party’s political warriors he leaves behind in Washington.

Why is it just so hard for Democrats to accept the fact that there is an unspoken majority of the American electorate that is unhappy with their leftist policies and Obama's "Hope & Change" farce.

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But Obama isn't the only person gearing up for a fight with the Trump administration.  Neera Tanden, the President of the Center for American Progress who gained notoriety for several controversial email exchanges with John Podesta exposed by WikiLeaks, is already organizing protests in Washington D.C. for inauguration week.  We can't wait to see what kind of surprising characters Tanden, Robert Creamer and George Soros can bus in from all over the country to provoke riots that can then be blamed on the Trump administration.

Neera Tanden, an adviser to Mrs. Clinton and the president of the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, said her organization had begun hosting daily meetings and conference calls as it plots the best way to resist Mr. Trump.


She called Mr. Trump’s first appointments extreme and said they had helped to “stiffen the spines” of Democrats. And she said the election had sparked a grass-roots awakening, with largely peaceful protests across the country.


Two planned rallies in Washington — one for immigration and civil rights on Jan. 14, and another focused on women the day after the inauguration — were devised mostly by social media campaigns. Activists in Washington expect hundredsof thousands of people to gather for the second rally.


But Ms. Tanden warned of dangers posed by the Trump administration, and warned against treating them “in normal Washington political terms.”


“I think the issue is, we do have the makings of an administration that could do more damage to democratic norms than any presidency in my lifetime,” she said.

Meanwhile, proving that they learned absolutely nothing from the 2016 election, other democrats have said they're anxiously awaiting the return of Hillary Clinton to the public scene.

Some Democrats say they are eager for Mrs. Clinton to re-emerge after a period of recovery interrupted so far only by a speech to the Children’s Defense Fund on Wednesday.


It is unclear when, or if, she might return to politics, though many Democrats said they would welcome it. “She’s one tough lady, and public service is in her blood,” said Representative Adam Schiff of California. “Don’t expect her to go quietly into that good night.”

Almost two full weeks have passed since November 8th and democrats and the mainstream media still have not figured out what happened on election night.  The election of Donald Trump was a wholesale rejection by the American electorate, not just of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, but of everything tied to the corrupt, elitist, establishment ruling class in Washington D.C.  And just to be perfectly clear, this includes you folks at the New York Times and all of the mainstream media that have been exposed by WikiLeaks as nothing more than cheerleaders for the democratic party.  So, feel free to keep fighting these battles, organizing your protests and lashing out at the American electorate for their decision...although you haven't realized it yet...you've already lost the war.

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bamawatson's picture

ahahahahahahahahaha !!!!

Liberal's picture

I'm with you, Dear Leader! I won't rest until you are the first black first lady ofthis country!!!

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) Liberal Nov 20, 2016 7:06 PM

You think we are a divided country!  How about 16 dead and 50 wounded because a monkey pulled a scarf off of a school girl?  Now, those people are DIVIDED!



Occident Mortal's picture

After January nobody cares what Obama thinks.

WestVillageIdiot's picture

There is humor in hearing that Obama is going to "fight".  Unless this guy is spoon-fed words he can't complete a sentence.  If Obama ever had an original idea the damn thing would die of loneliness. 

Droll Troll's picture

 “ … helped to stiffen the spines of Democrats …”
 When, exactly, was it that Democrats developed spines ?

TeamDepends's picture

Face it Barry, the only thing you will be cooking up is crack in some Middle Eastern hellhole because it won't be safe for you to walk the streets. But by all means, give it a shot.

Son of Loki's picture

Hussein Barrack is in a panic mode since his approval rating amongst the American middle class is now in the low single digits---below 8%. Only Hillayr's is worse.

Trump's approval rating is over 62% and he is not even pres yet!

FatTony7915726's picture

Mulatto bullshit.  That is his calling card.  Legacy? Fuck you!

PT's picture

So is there anyone out there loosening the wheel nuts on the paid-protestor buses?  Errr, metaphorically speaking of course.  Or perhaps literally too.  Ummm, it's not like you haven't been given plenty of time to investigate, plan, prepare.  After Project Veritas, time for a Project Veri-bus?  Bury-bus?

OverTheHedge's picture

I've got to go and do some work, no time to read all the comments, so apologies if someone else has already said this,but, "I'll have more leeway after the election...."

So THAT'S what he meant.

RiverRoad's picture

Can't wait for some cop to stop you while you're riding around DC, Barry.   LOL.

CrowTRobot's picture

Invertebrates do not have spines....

TBT or not TBT's picture

Democrats used to intern people in camps, lynch people for being uppity blacks, and nuke actual cities to drive home their point.

Perimetr's picture

Hopefully Obama will be fighting from a jail cell

to reverse his conviction of TREASON

shamus001's picture

Exactly! First audit the ex dictator in charge, then as soon as the left groups smash ANYTHING!- Arrest the leaders of those groups for TERRORISM! 

Because terrorising the local population and intimidation through violent actions is EXACTLY what their doing!


Trump! When you get the keys, and this @sshole joins Clintons, and Soros, ROUND Em UP FOR SEDITION, & CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT TERRORISM!

That'll teach em, we dont do $hit like this in America! You dont like your elected official, tough titty, hire a lawyer to address your greivances, or contribute to an organization who has attorneys to investigate crimes.

WE DO NOT HARM FELLOW CITIZENS HERE! That makes you ALL CRIMINALS by all laws in this nation that have stood for centuries.

Vatican_cameo's picture


"Mr. Obama, who will be living a few miles from the White House next year".

Well, there goes the Neighborhood.  I wonder if he'll have an EBT card and a Section 8 Housing subsidy?

CheapBastard's picture

Obama Gangsters has a view of democracy that if you lose a democratically held election, you turn around and try to overtrhow the new legally elected governement.


It's called treason and Sotero may find himself under jurisdiction of his very own Patriot Act in a deep dark jail with no access to a lawyer for months.

Some might call it, "Divine Justice."

Amicus Curiae's picture

just bought his FIFTH house I gather

in cali

near gerald fords

so yeah prob WILL claim more benefits

max2205's picture

Barry is a two hit wonder....na na na nah goodbye 

Handful of Dust's picture

Obama and Hillary have only one goal---to destroy America.

i poop pink ice cream's picture

Likely true - because that is the role that the global banking cabal ordered them to play.

Nexus789's picture

He should sod off and play golf.  Probably crap at that as well. 

SAE6065's picture

I like using Buck Ofama.  Got to be politically correct , right.

drendebe10's picture

Contrast this with the past 8 years demeanor of dumber than a box of rocks Dubya.  The illegal Indonesian kenyan alien muslim fudgepacker is one of the most divisive & despicable human turds on the face of the earth .  

ThanksChump's picture

Aaaand, it's a good idea to broadcast your clever strategy??


These idiots are the worst planners ever. I know full-on stoners who plot/scheme far better than these jackholes, and the stoners have trouble planning a drive thru order.


Stay classy, Zero.

August's picture

The longer Ozero and Lady Clinton remain the fighting "public face" of the democrat side, the better things are for all of us;  trotting out the 'magic negro" and "Bill Clinton's wife" will only get you so far....   

nmewn's picture

Soros is replacing his outdated Community Organizer Teleprompter with the Alinsky model Fighting Teleprompter XF1000, instead of the "Thats not who we are." and "Todays the day I waved my hand and stopped the oceans from rising." there will be more of the "Bitter clingers? Now who the hell are they?" variety of bilge scrolling by for him to blurt out.

Perfect for a Mom's Jean wearing, half-a-sissy from Chicago.

espirit's picture

It will be interesting to see Secret Service shooting it out with Secret Service.

Bet on the winner here.

bigfire's picture

He think he'll be fighting Donald Trump on the golf course.  Of course, no President have ever put in more times on the links while in the office as Lord Barack Obama.  

SoDamnMad's picture

I wonder how many SS are assigned to him as ex-president and whether they will stand and fight like the 4 in Bengazi that tried to protect the ambassador that Hillary sold out.

joeyman9's picture

Maybe Trump will shutdown his controllers over at Langly.

Lumberjack's picture

Enjoy the country clubs now that you won't be welcome at later. It won't be because of your color or race but because you are an asshole.


RiverRoad's picture

And the nastier the Dems get, the nastier the special prosecuter can be.  Think about that Hillary.

Al Gophilia's picture

Without your deep state sychophants backing you up, you got nuttin, cos you diddn do nuffin.

LetThemEatRand's picture

The deep state isn't going away just because Trump was elected.  Even if he is 100% for real in his intentions to "drain the swamp," he'll be taking on people who have literally killed former Presidents who dared cross them.  And they control the media, so expect daily bashing of Trump and questioning of everything he does.

Proctologist's picture

If Trump pushes too hard he'll be towed by six white horses, not to shortly after inauguration.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Let,

Perhaps speaking to those compromised, Criminal Scum Fuck Fascist Zio / NeoCon's isn't a waste of time as so much it is to tell them & their Global Elite Master's that there's a new Sheriff in town.

This election was about the Lawlessness, Espionge the Intelligence Community has on everyone compromised within a Criminal Corrupt System.

The Criminal Clinton Froundation is key to taking down a massive Global Crime Synicate, Officails & Foreign Governements. Along with the Satanic Child Global Pedo Ring.

Hang them all. Fuck the Deep State

azusgm's picture

PizzaGate is the latest hot bulging dome of the Satanic Child Global Pedo Ring. That thing needs to be lanced and drained publicly enough so that nobody misses the point of who is involved and how long it has been going on.

The Clintons

The Podesta Brothers

Many, many others.

The Franklin/Boys Town scandal

The Penn State pedophile ring

Barney Frank too?


Chupacabra-322's picture

Trump and or the NYPD needs to arrest these Sick, Twisted Pure Evil Satanic Scum Fucks. He will become an accessory if he looks the other way & does nothing.

The World Waits.

thinkmoretalkless's picture

Duly noted and expected. I have consistently under estimated Trump I hope that continues.

nmewn's picture

The Deep State needs the imprimatur of "the law" and people to accept it as equal for all thus, viable & just.  

Until he sends Jeff Sessions to meet with someone on an airport tarmac who is under federal investigation for multiple violations of the Espionage Act & running a money laundering/tax avoidance/patronage selling scheme as a "charitable foundation" (lol) it might be a good idea to see how far he cuts into the bureaucratic fat first ;-)  

espirit's picture

Easy to say when as a citizen you're protected by a Secret Service Detail.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

"We won't be a Just Society until we have a multiracial hermaphrodite with a stump leg, Downs Syndrome, lizard pupils and bio-chip implants."

Is what I'd expect from the Libtards.

Peterk_kk's picture

These people are addicted to power, nothing else.  They love the lifestyle but have nothing to offer.

If Mrs Obama runs she will get trampled on because America has had enough of dynasties.

If the Democrats don't wake up then they will be in the wilderness for a long time.

They must understand that under the Obama administration they have

1.  Lost the Presidency

2.  Lost 11 Senate seats

3.  Lost 38 House seats

4.  Lost 900 legislatures seats.

If the Democrats cannot see that the election was a total repudiation of Obama then heaven help them if they turn to Mrs Obama.


SheHunter's picture

Off topic but today when I click a thumbs up on someone's post the count jumps up 2 or 3 notches.  Whazza...anyone else seeing this?  Not end of universe but curious.

Klingon Foundation's picture

I think that if you were to refresh your screen just before you vote, you would find that the vote had increased before you voted, your vote essentially refreshed the screen and included the other up votes. Many have commented about this so it seemed a good idea to explain. The only reason I know this is becaue I refresh often and notice the frequent change in votes. in fact, that is why I do refresh often.