Is Obama Leading a Shadow Government?

Is Obama Leading a Shadow Government?

Most of the headlines say something like this: “Former President Barack Obama Establishes Shadow Government to Ambush Trump at Every Turn.” Unbelievably, the guy who just HAD to get away somewhere and play golf every other weekend, also bucked the century-old tradition of riding off into the sunset, which is how every other former president has done it for the last hundred years.
At first, a lot of people thought the story had to be fake news. It sounded too crazy—too conspiratorial. Many of the major media outlets were trying to tiptoe around it, afraid to touch it. But, now that it’s been circulating for several days, it’s starting to pop up in a few major newspapers and websites. Even Rush Limbaugh has vouched for its validity.
So what is this dark, mysterious thing they are calling a “shadow government,” also referred to as “deep state?” The names are in reference to its connection with embedded Obama intelligence people left behind when the Obama administration packed up their tents. Breitbart seems to think the members of this organization are composed of “Obama holdovers,” or those who were in the Obama administration, and are still employed at the White House. Breitbart believes it is these holdovers who are leaking information in an attempt to derail President Trump. National Security Adviser Mike Flynn was their first great success. And, there will be more.
John Hayward, a writer for Breitbart, had some very telling insight into what he believes the shadow government really is. Hayward describes them as “a handful of people with lots of reporters in their address books, using strategic leaks to twist the dials on the Beltway media pressure cooker.” And that pressure cooker has Donald Trump’s name on it.
Rush Limbaugh called the shadow government an “entrenched bureaucratic sabotage of the Trump administration” and said that it’s being directed by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Its funding? No surprise to hear Breitbart’s discuss how many fingerprints George Soros has left all over Obama’s shadow government. Obama’s primary activist organization, Organizing for Action, is actually just what was left of his campaign organization with a new name slapped on it and a whole lot of new money infused from donors.
Last week, OFA officials told NBC News the organization was ramping up operations nationwide in an effort to preserve Obama’s signature achievements like the Affordable Care Act. As part of that effort, the group recently hired 14 field organizers in key states, adding to a growing infrastructure that boasts more than 250 offices nationwide and more than 32,000 volunteers.
There has been a lot of speculation about the specific purpose of Obama’s shadow government, other than just derailing Trump. Some have said this is about preserving the Iranian nuclear deal. John Haywood of Breitbart, really hits at the heart of the matter and the main reason why the Dems just can’t seem to let go. Haywood describes them as thinking they are “brave resistance fighters against Trump tyranny,” calling it a “fantasy that has become absolutely pervasive in left-wing culture today.”
Shadow government or not, those of us living in a reality with a president who goes by the name of Donald Trump would probably do best to just keep things real. After all, someone has to.