With His Legacy At Risk And Democrats In Disarray Obama Vows To Fight Trump As Private Citizen
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.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 20, 2016.