You would think a political party or movement that just had their tails handed to them on Election Day would change their tone. You would think that an astute President would moderate some initiatives to govern the rest of his term since the people have spoken.
Not a chance. Barack Obama and leftist organizations have dug in their spurs, and are moving left, fast.
I cite two examples how the President and leftist groups are continuing their ideological rampage...
First, Barack Obama has re-ignited his political action organization, Organizing for Action, formerly known as Organizing for America (OFA). This is Obama's "grassroots" organization that helps boost public sentiment for his lefty policies. OFA has been active throughout Obama's Presidency and continues to operate in all 50 states.
OFA had a bit of a hit placed on their funding in 2014. Obama made a directive in March, 2014, for contributors who support OFA to contribute directly to Democrat U.S. Senators seeking election. Since the election is over, that revenue flow will return to Obama's group. OFA has received major funding from various progressive organizations and billionaire donors such as George Soros.
Now, through a communication to Organizing for Action donors, staff and activists, Obama issued the following statement for OFA to get in gear to support his policies. Obama sent this message on November 10, 2014:
Two years: That's all the time I have left as your president.
I know what I'm going to be fighting for until I leave this office.
And the work you do now with OFA -- whatever it is that you choose to fight for -- will define what we can achieve together in that time.
So let's go. If it's raising the minimum wage for hard-working Americans or fixing our broken immigration system that fires you up, I need you to stand up for it. If it's gun violence prevention, speak out. If it's marriage equality, or women's rights, or getting serious about fighting climate change, your voice is needed like never before.
The elected officials I'll work with in the last two years of my presidency need to be reminded that people like you aren't going away.
They need to know you won't let the special interests in Washington drown out the voices of Americans who want to drive our country forward. That's what OFA was built to do.
So today, I'm asking directly: Will you commit to finish what you started with OFA?
I want to be clear about this: The difference you make isn't theoretical -- what you choose to do has a concrete impact.
When it comes to health care reform and the effort to help Americans across the country get covered in the months ahead, the role you play will be life-changing for real people. I've seen it.
Because of you, and groups like OFA, the face of American politics is fundamentally different today. You've changed what it means to get involved, and you've redefined how power is built.
Last week's election doesn't change that -- it just makes your job all the more critical.
With or without help from Congress, I'm not done making real change for the American people. And I bet you aren't, either.
Let's hear it. Thank you! - Barack Obama
|George Soros: Godfather and Financier of the Left|
Secondly, even after the massive Republican victory on November 4, I point to how the progressive left is working another angle to push their liberal policies.
This time the Left is targeting state government legislation. Typically, the Right has dominated legislation in statehouses since Obama took office. Now the Left realizes they need to target statehouses to lobby their progressive policies.
Among the plethora of progressive organizations spawned and funded by the likes of George Soros, another birthing is in the works. A new group is being formed called SiX. Short for State Innovation Exchange (SiX). Short-term, SiX will set forth to pressure state legislators to support issues like higher minimum wage and pro-environment reforms. Long-term the organization plans to go head to head versus conservative groups like ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) to counter their lobbying efforts state by state.
SiX is receiving designated funding from the Democracy Alliance liberal funding club. Who happens to be founded by George Soros. Democracy Alliance is laying out the cash for this initiative promising an annual revenue stream of $10 million. This funding is to establish SiX from coast to coast and begin direct lobbying of legislators.
Bottom line: Never under estimate the will of the Left. Especially the progressive left. Obama and progressives are dead set to continue their policies to the end. Despite political upheaval, they are committed to win at all cost. And, will drive their agenda like nails in a coffin.