What does Barack Obama have up his sleeve?
The 44th President is itching to sabotage the Trump administration.
After bidding his time, Obama is preparing to launch the biggest threat to Trump yet.
With the midterm elections rapidly approaching, Obama is mapping out his plan to campaign for Democrats to boost their chances of seizing power at every level of government.
“Over the past year, he’s appeared at rallies, done a robocall, made a few endorsements. His office in Washington’s West End neighborhood, about a mile from the White House, has become a destination for Democrats looking to tap the former president for advice.
But with the midterms approaching, people close to him say he’ll shift into higher gear: campaigning, focusing his endorsements on down ballot candidates, and headlining fundraisers. He’ll activate his 15,000-member campaign alumni association for causes and candidates he supports — including the 40 who are running for office themselves. He’s already strategizing behind the scenes with Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez and Eric Holder, who’s chairing his redistricting effort…
…So he’s looking for ways to get involved that rooted in what he believes only he can do.
Obama isn’t expecting to make campaign appearances until the fall, people who’ve been working on the plans say, and when he does, will take cues from the National Democratic Redistricting Committee in looking for endorsements and appearances that play up redistricting. He already has pending requests from the DNC, the NDRC, Organizing for Action, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, but hasn’t yet committed to dates.
The most likely stops will be where races for governor, or perhaps Senate, overlap with competitive races for the House and state legislature. Obama won’t endorse in primaries, but once he does weigh in, will be open to a range of ways to help, from rallies like the one he did for Ralph Northam in the Virginia governor’s race to the robocall he recorded for Doug Jones in the Alabama Senate race.
“He’s going to be out there for candidates, he’ll be out there helping us in meaningful ways, not just in fundraising,” Perez said. “The guy was a state senator in ’04 and he was president of the United States four years later. He knows something about winning elections and building a brand.”
By scheming to elect Democrats to Congress, Obama is advancing one principle – the impeachment of Donald Trump.
The Democrat party base is insane.
They are going to demand their leaders move forward on impeaching the President if they win back control of Congress.
Obama is placing himself on the frontlines of this battle by jumping into the midterm races.
It would be the first time a former President has boosted the impeachment efforts against his predecessor.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.