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Dem Leaders Think Obama’s “New” Organization is “Bullsh*t”

Dem Leaders Think Obama’s “New” Organization is “Bullsh*t”

“I love and adore everything about President Obama except for OFA”

Remember Organizing for Action (OFA)? The grassroots army that made Senator Obama President Obama?

OFA recently relaunched to protect Progressive values from the new Republican governance. Though it worked wonders for President Obama’s political aspirations, top Democratic operatives claim it almost killed the Democratic party.

“This is some GRADE A Bullshit right here,” said Stephen Handwerk, Executive Director of the Louisiana Democratic Party.

Asawin Suebsaeng of The Daily Beast reports:

“This is some GRADE A Bullshit right here,” Stephen Handwerk, executive director of the Louisiana Democratic Party, wrote in a private Democratic-listserv email obtained by The Daily Beast. Handwerk was reacting to news of OFA’s post-election retooling, which was shared “without comment” to the group of state-level Dems by Crystal Kay Perkins, executive director for Texas Democrats.

“It also to me seems TONE DEAF—we have lost over 1,000 seats in the past 8 years… all because of this crap,” Handwerk continued. “Let’s get through the next two weeks—but then we gotta figure this out and keep the pressure on. WOW.”

Others on the thread shared these sentiments.

“Yes, it sure is,” Katie Mae Simpson, executive director for the Maine Democratic Party, replied. “OFA showed up in Maine, organized a press conference on saving [Obamacare], with one of our Dem legislative leaders speaking, all without ever mentioning that they were in state and organizing. They hired someone I know, which is somewhat helpful, but my god, they don’t have a very good alliance-building process.”

Such grievances, though expressed privately, are nothing new among state Democratic Party leadership.
“[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.

“I love and adore everything about President Obama except for OFA,” South Carolina Democratic Party chairman Jaime Harrison (who is also running to chair the Democratic National Committee) said at a recent DNC “future forum,” according to The Washington Post.

“Tone deaf” is a good way to put it. Democrats are losing control of state houses across the country and OFA has siphoned support and resources away from the party infrastructure.

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Let’s hope….

Part of the left’s problems is this absolute love and adoration for the man who fancied himself a king. Everywhere he campaigned, Dems lost seats. He’s a pretender, a fraud, and a narcissistic man-child who cares nothing for anyone, save himself. Why would you hitch your wagon to this “fraud star?”

    A King? What King promises to lower the tides and heal the planet? Obama fashioned himself a god and his followers fainted in his presence or had tingling in their legs…

      alaskabob in reply to bt1. | February 17, 2017 at 4:41 pm

      Absolutely correct…even King Cnute of old England knew he could’t control the tides and proved it….

I vaguely remember that there was talk of the Rs splitting into a conservative and center parties. But, if Trump fixes a bunch of things, that may not occur.

Instead, we may be seeing the Ds splitting into a Ctrl-Left/Progrssive party and a more moderate D party.

    According to Breitbart never Trump fool Sen Mike Lee is at the heritage foundation lecturing on how conservatives need to join the nationalist populist Trump train and become the voices for the forgotten man. So Trump is unifying the GOP.

    I think I heard Rags head exploding earlier.

      Has Rags (bless his heart) disappeared? Perhaps the Prof gave him a time-out for his language?

        Ragspierre in reply to Liz. | February 17, 2017 at 6:44 pm

        “This is some GRADE A Bullshit right here,” said Stephen Handwerk, Executive Director of the Louisiana Democratic Party.

        You mean like that, you poor hypocrite…???

          healthguyfsu in reply to Ragspierre. | February 17, 2017 at 7:09 pm

          Have you ever written a post without an insult? I liked you before as a man of much knowledge and even wisdom.

          You only do yourself a disservice when you can’t help yourself. I guess you’re kinda like Trump in that regard.

          Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | February 17, 2017 at 7:31 pm

          Yah, I should just let people slime me hypocritically.

          I liked you better when you were honest.

          healthguyfsu in reply to Ragspierre. | February 18, 2017 at 3:58 am

          Honesty is all we have.

          Alas, I still manage to only insult at about 10-20% your rate, and that seems a bit hefty to me and leads to self-reflection on how I treat others.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | February 17, 2017 at 3:22 pm

OAF did Obama say?

OAF Obama!

Aborted. Obama’s Choice.

Is congress going on a break for two weeks – I mean shutting things down so that “recess appointments” can occur?

If so, could that impact Cabinet appointments as well as appointments to the courts?

I hope that Trump stays in DC and just keeps putting out Executive Actions.

Off topic but……..has anyone heard from Ragspierre lately?

Party discipline will come to the rescue. With the D’rats, it always does.

Dems will admit that the path blazed by Dear Leader-From-Behind is a disaster for the Party and for the country … but only in private. But when bloviating in the press, haranguing a captive audience, or voting, they’ll carry on as if anybody who wants to halt the Train to Disaster is a Nazi, a Russian stooge, an inbreed troglodyte, blah blah. And all the while, the cliff keeps getting closer.

The Party mascot shouldn’t be a donkey, it should be a lemming.

That marxist putz had 8 years to lead the country. Instead he ran the WH like a frat house, implemented every anti-American policy he could, killed jobs, imported lots of non-citizens and dumped all over the taxpayer who was footing the bill for all this. If he finishes off the entire dem party, that will be the only good thing he’s done.

DINORightMarie | February 17, 2017 at 4:40 pm

… “I love and adore everything about President Obama except for OFA,” …

The problem with that statement: OFA IS 100% OBAMA!

It is his brainchild, his baby, his Community Organizer ideology personified.

Can’t separate the two!! It is both frightening and illuminating that ANYONE in Dem leadership doesn’t KNOW that – unless, of course, they are truly as ignorant and vapid as we have said, even though they believe they are our “betters” who know more on how we need to live/eat/drink/etc. etc. etc.

Name me any soulless hack in the history of politics that shut down their own money funnel?

OFA is here to stay- and it will grow if it gets even a hint of success as a shakedown-astro turf machine.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | February 17, 2017 at 6:34 pm

I think OFA should organize more left wing activism. Democrats need to dress up like vaginas more often; send more bloody used tampons to the Texas governor; burn down more cities; and form more mobs to stop people from talking on university campuses.

If OFA can help ramp those things up I’m confident everyone will be clamoring to put Democrats in charge again. They’ll be golden.

Since both you and T-rumpBart are both well-known liars, put up the link.

    Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | February 17, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Reply to Gary (The Liar) Britt.

    Head perfectly intact.

    Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | February 17, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    There’s the whole Mike Lee pressention that Gary (The Liar) was lying about.

    Search of any use of the word “Nationalist”.

    Do one for “Populist”.

    Next, try “forgotten”, as in “forgotten man”.

    Then do one for “conservative”.

    I’ll leave it to all of you to complete my demonstration.

      All you have demonstrated once again is that you are a liar and a moron. Your link is to a more than 3 year old video and not to Lee speaking to Heritage this month in 2017.

      I leave it to you and others to Google up your picture next to the word IDIOT.

        Ragspierre in reply to garybritt. | February 17, 2017 at 9:44 pm

        Here, I’ll demonstrate integrity, which is the word you should Google to find me.

        You are correct. I erred. I found the text of an old speech in a too quick search. Mea culpa. Heavy week of drafting and trials.

        Having scanned Lee’s speech, I find it deeply disappointing. Conservatives are not Populist/Nationalists, though I’ve said we can find some common cause. This is natural, since Der Donald has hi-jacked so many conservative ideas and themes.

        But I don’t lie, Liar. And my head is very much intact.

        Nice job of trolling and thread-jacking for your man-crush, like it was your job or something.

        I must really have hurt that butt of yours, that you come back to the attack like this from out of the blue.

        I’m so glad…!!!

          “This is natural, since Der Donald has hi-jacked so many conservative ideas and themes.”

          Yea, got it. You don’t want “conservative ideas and themes” unless the “right” people push them. They’ve done such a damn good job the last 30 years, why would anyone want to try something more effective?

          It’s killing you. President Donald Trump, conservative.

          Hey! One month down. Only 47 to go before the next election extends it another 48.

          Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | February 18, 2017 at 9:43 am

          “President Donald Trump, conservative.”

          Of course he isn’t. He’s told you a thousand times, and you’re too enthralled to listen or watch.

          You even EXPLICITLY contradict your butt-buddy, Gary (The Liar) Britt.

          Der Donald is a Progressive who has co-opted a few rightist ideas (though he may actually believe a small number of those).

          Watch and see.

“GRADE A Bullshit…”

Fits anything ‘Obama’ to a tee.

No one could not have said it better.

Obama For-ks America

Favor, please: when doing a story on Obama (or Clinton, or Trayvon Martin, for that matter) – could the editors here choose a picture than a photo other than one that would have been chosen by the bad subject’s press agent?

The photo above is not reflective of the hate-monger that we suffered through for 8 years anymore than Clinton’s 30 year old photoshopped photos, or Martin’s baby pictures reflect either of them.

Better yet: no photo at all. We know what they looked liked.

To add to above, we not only know what they look like, we’d just as soon not have to see them again.

MaxWebXperienZ | February 18, 2017 at 6:44 pm

Obama’s legacy in three words: Donald J. Trump