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Leaked Emails: Dems Think Obama’s Nonprofit Army Destroyed The Democratic Party
Daily Caller ^ | 2/17/17 | Rachel Stolzfuss

Posted on 02/17/2017 7:56:39 AM PST by markomalley

Some Democrat organizers blame former President Barack Obama’s grassroots nonprofit for helping destroy the Democrat party, leaked emails show.

The leaders and activists didn’t take news of the nonprofit, Organizing For Action “relaunching” to protect Obamacare well, as they believe the shadow army drained valuable resources and energy from the official Democrat grassroots effort during the election. Obama launched the effort to mobilize Democrats in support of his — and the Democrat Party’s — agenda.

“This is some GRADE A Bullshit right here,” a leader of the Louisiana Democratic Party, Stephen Handwerk, wrote in an email leaked to The Daily Beast. “It also to me seems TONE DEAF–we have lost over 1,000 seats in the past 8 years… all because of this crap.”

The thought is that Obama’s organization diluted the strength of the grassroots army the official state party apparatus was working to build during the election, and so inadvertently contributed to the party’s devastating loss of power. Grassroots organizers and state party leaders have long criticized the group both publicly and privately.

“Yes, it sure is,” Katie Mae Simpson, a leader for the Democrat Party in Maine, replied to Handwerk on the email thread. “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.”


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama

1 posted on 02/17/2017 7:56:39 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

No accident IMO that it is a Democrat from the South seeing this ahead of the rest of the party coming to its senses.


2 posted on 02/17/2017 7:59:57 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: markomalley

“Dems Think Obama’s Nonprofit Army Destroyed The Democratic Party”

Where do I send the thank you card?


3 posted on 02/17/2017 8:01:42 AM PST by MeganC (Democrat by birth, Republican by default, conservative by principle.)
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To: markomalley

How is this entire article not racist?

/s


4 posted on 02/17/2017 8:02:38 AM PST by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: markomalley

The real reason Hillary lost is because she wasn’t out picking turnips in Turnip Commune #43.

That is how the Democrats can win.

Picking turnips.

Everyone must be forced to pick turnips.

That should be the Democrat message.


5 posted on 02/17/2017 8:05:13 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

That wouldn’t work because the van wouldn’t be close enough. Meaning, close enough to chuck Hillary into like a side of beef, when she becomes ‘dehydrated. ‘


6 posted on 02/17/2017 8:08:50 AM PST by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: markomalley

We had been saying for years to liberals that Obama was a narcissistic fraud only for himself and that he could care less of democrats just as republicans. Heck, he could have run on a GOP ticket and the effn RINOs would have been all over it like they were for Jeb.


7 posted on 02/17/2017 8:13:13 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: markomalley
GRADE A Bullshit

How does that compare to Fake News or to Alt-News?

8 posted on 02/17/2017 8:13:18 AM PST by spintreebob
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To: MeganC

Haha!


9 posted on 02/17/2017 8:13:21 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (****happy dance**** BIGLY!!!! Shadilay!)
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To: markomalley

I think they are saying that Obama is the turd in the Democrat punch bowl.


10 posted on 02/17/2017 8:15:45 AM PST by joshua c (Cut the cord! Don't pay for the rope they hang you with.)
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To: markomalley
Next it'll be DRAGONS

11 posted on 02/17/2017 8:16:15 AM PST by capt. norm (Capt norm)
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To: GOPJ; ExTexasRedhead; Jane Long; MinuteGal; jsanders2001; V K Lee; HarleyLady27; ...
Demoralized Dems out of power, are pointing to Obama’s Nonprofit Army (OFA) as the thing that Destroyed The Democratic Party

The thought among leaders of the decimated party is that Obama’s non-profit organization---OFA--- diluted the strength of the official state party apparatus, and contributed to the party’s devastating loss of power. Grassroots organizers and state party leaders have long criticized OFA both publicly and privately.

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“This is some GRADE A Bull**** right here,” a leader of the Louisiana Democratic Party, Stephen Handwerk, wrote in an email leaked to The Daily Beast. “It also to me seems TONE DEAF–we have lost over 1,000 seats in the past 8 years… all because of this crap.”

“Yes, it sure is,” Katie Mae Simpson, Maine Democrat leader. “OFA showed up in Maine, organized a press conference on saving [Obamacare], with one of our Dem legislative leaders, all without ever mentioning that they were in the state and organizing.”

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Striving to remedy the situation, this poster is being distributed to all Democrat offices across the nation.

Poster hanging in Democrat offices nationwide.

12 posted on 02/17/2017 8:19:38 AM PST by Liz (Coulters Law: the MSM's delay in reporting a perp means the less likely its a white Christian)
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To: markomalley

More.
Faster.


13 posted on 02/17/2017 8:20:53 AM PST by Noumenon ("Only the dead have seen an end to war.")
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To: markomalley

“Dems Think Obama’s Nonprofit Army Destroyed The Democratic Party”
Since there is no ‘democracy’ in the Democratic Party only totalitarianism

A coup d’etat?


14 posted on 02/17/2017 8:22:26 AM PST by griswold3
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To: markomalley
They don't even see it themselves.

Obama's goal was NEVER the good of the country or even the democrat party.

He is a muslim infiltraitor. (<~~ emphasis on traitor' see what I did there?)

And his goal was promoting them in all ways possible, for their takeover of the USA.

15 posted on 02/17/2017 8:25:13 AM PST by Mr. K
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To: 9YearLurker

This is likely Carville’s position being parroted. As I see it, they have Carville, Brock, Zero, Warren and Manchin warring for control of the RATS. I’d put my money on Carville.

They’re about to lynch Brock.


16 posted on 02/17/2017 8:25:49 AM PST by txhurl (The LEFT are screaming at the Tsunami, and the Sky, trying to set fire to the Ocean- S.Tom)
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To: 9YearLurker

This is likely Carville’s position being parroted. As I see it, they have Carville, Brock, Zero, Warren and Manchin warring for control of the RATS. I’d put my money on Carville.

They’re about to lynch Brock.


17 posted on 02/17/2017 8:25:49 AM PST by txhurl (The LEFT are screaming at the Tsunami, and the Sky, trying to set fire to the Ocean- S.Tom)
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18 posted on 02/17/2017 8:25:58 AM PST by csvset ( Illegitimi non carborundum)
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To: markomalley

Clearly it was not their policy. /s/


19 posted on 02/17/2017 8:26:09 AM PST by henkster
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To: joshua c

I think they are saying that Obama is the turd in the Democrat punch bowl.

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Not the first time I’ve heard talk that Obama is not doing much good for the Democraps because he’s only about himself 24/7/365. He may start “speaking up” etc. as time goes on, but despite his OFA brownshirts, he’s going to turn the country away from the Dems ..... again. When folks (I know some) comment that they are ‘scared’ of what he might do with his ‘former president’ platform, just look at what he’s done to the Dems over the 8 years he was president. To top it all off, Nazi Pelosi & others, who have also had devastating effect on the Dems, are still ‘in power’ and in denial, saying they only have a ‘communication’ problem. Chelsea Clinton, other than being a twitter twerp, isn’t going anywhere .... her parents are elderly and sick & their power is fading .... Chelsea only derives her ‘perceived’ future power from them. If Trump keeps ‘winning’ and the economy improves such that people recognize the benefit in their own lives, Trump will win re-election & the Dems will be worse off than ever. Frankly, just getting rid of Obamacare and that d@mn mandate, forcing Americans to buy something they do not want & cannot afford, is enough for me, but I’ll take all the “winning” Trump can make happen!!


20 posted on 02/17/2017 8:27:35 AM PST by Qiviut (Obama's Legacy in two words: DONALD TRUMP)
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To: markomalley

Call a waambulance.

Corporate donors funded Obama’s grassroots effort instead of funding the official grassroots effort.


21 posted on 02/17/2017 8:27:40 AM PST by MrEdd (MrEdd)
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To: txhurl

They’re about to lynch Brock.

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This one made me smile:

Dems to David Brock: Stop Helping, You Are Killing Us
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/01/26/dems-to-david-brock-stop-helping-you-are-killing-us.html


22 posted on 02/17/2017 8:29:21 AM PST by Qiviut (Obama's Legacy in two words: DONALD TRUMP)
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To: blueunicorn6

how does one pick turnips?mine grows in the ground.


23 posted on 02/17/2017 8:31:21 AM PST by old gringo (a wise monkey never monkeys with another monkeys monkey.)
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To: MeganC

“Dems Think Obama’s Nonprofit Army Destroyed The Democratic Party”

Should be rephrased to read “Some Dems slowly come to realize that Obama destroyed the Democrat Party.”


24 posted on 02/17/2017 8:33:16 AM PST by angry elephant (My MAGA cap is from a rally in Washingon state in May 2016)
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To: spintreebob

Well, he nailed the jello to the tree.................


25 posted on 02/17/2017 8:37:00 AM PST by Red Badger (If "Majority Rule" was so important in South Africa, why isn't it that way here?.......)
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To: All
Obama handed over his famous state-of-the-art presidential election campaign apparat – the data, the staff, the fundraising – to his non-profit----OFA ---Organizing for Action. NOT to the down-and-out Democratic Party -- as a loyal party member would be expected to do.

Now reality sets in for Democrats ----eight years after Obama came into office, the once-proud Democratic Party is decimated at every level of federal, state and local government.

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AS TILTED IRISH KILT INSIGHTFULLY POSTED: Obama was all about Obama, and NOT the Democratic party; the party was a 'tool'. The Democratic Party was merely 'a means to an end' of promoting Obama, and his carefully laid plans for himself.

Obama has already left the Democratic party divided, now he'll use those same tools for other nefarious purposes.

(Obama's get-rich-quick plan is in motion bigtime.)

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DEMOCRATS SHOULD TAKE NOTE: just before exiting, on 1/4/17, Obama removed all the old computers from the White House. This US Government property is probably relocated to the Obama new "shadow government" operations center. These computers would show what Obama knew, and when he knew it, as well as any email he had w/ OFA.

Democrats should get ahold of these computers that are Obama's electronic links to OFA's clandestine operations and the MO he used to circumvent the Democrat party.

26 posted on 02/17/2017 8:39:06 AM PST by Liz (Coulters Law: the MSM's delay in reporting a perp means the less likely its a white Christian)
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To: markomalley

Did you know Barry sucked co*ks to pay for his cocaine / crack buys.


27 posted on 02/17/2017 8:40:18 AM PST by wetgundog ("Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is No Vice" -AuH2O)
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To: old gringo

Sometimes, the ground around the turnip gets real hard, and you have to use a pick to get them out.

And of course a mine is in the ground. Where else would a mine be?


28 posted on 02/17/2017 8:43:19 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Qiviut

I’m pretty convinced Brock got possible pizzapal Robart to act. Just looking at photos of the Seattle gay scene.

Brock commands the lavender mafia, so the other RATs are afraid to cross him. Carville commands the Dixie mafia, who should, in theory, trump Brock’s. I would guess the Trumka leg-breakers side with Carville.


29 posted on 02/17/2017 8:43:24 AM PST by txhurl (The LEFT are screaming at the Tsunami, and the Sky, trying to set fire to the Ocean- S.Tom)
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To: 9YearLurker

Ah.... Another day of winning (stretching, smiling and yawning).

The left STILL cannot come to terms with why they are losing losers. The Lost Party.


30 posted on 02/17/2017 8:46:22 AM PST by Freemeorkillme
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To: markomalley

Obama is in it for himself (and preserving his 2016 agenda) and the Clintons are in it for their group. Combined they suck the air and money away from other potential RAT candidates. The RATS have bleak prospects for a “national party” at least until the has-beens get the hook and are dragged off center stage.


31 posted on 02/17/2017 8:48:43 AM PST by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: markomalley
“This is some GRADE A Bullshit right here,” Stephen Handwerk, executive director of the Louisiana Democratic Party, wrote in a private Democratic-listserv email...h

I'm guessing Stephen Handwerk will be receiving LOTS of phone calls from what appears to be 'local' phone numbers - accusing him of being racist. Of course these 'local numbers' are calls made from Obama and Soros War Rooms in DC and Maryland... but who's checking right? And a barrage of fake 'letters to the editors' complaining won't help either.

If Stephen Handwerk isn't 'convinced' by the above he'll get the 'protesters' at his gatherings.. bought and paid for courtesy of George Soros and other corrupt liberal elites. (Check CraigsList for local ads)

Good luck Stephen Handwerk - you're gonna need it.

(Oh, did I mention the press is in the pockets of George Soros et al? They're not going to like you anymore Stephen... so sorry... get use bad press...it's gonna be your 'new normal'...)

32 posted on 02/17/2017 9:11:50 AM PST by GOPJ (The swamp is much deeper than any of us suspected... Freeper jimwatx...)
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To: markomalley

Obama’s Army of THUGS!


33 posted on 02/17/2017 9:13:12 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Liz

Liz, is that true that Obama took all the computers out of the White House? Is that COMMON....LEGAL???


34 posted on 02/17/2017 9:15:54 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

The buzz said he did.......that’s US govt property .....and that’s thievery.


35 posted on 02/17/2017 9:40:36 AM PST by Liz (Coulters Law: the MSM's delay in reporting a perp means the less likely its a white Christian)
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To: markomalley

They need to fire Handwerk and Simpson for speaking out against Obama.


36 posted on 02/17/2017 9:45:57 AM PST by xzins (Retired US Army chaplain. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory.)
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Democrats begged David Brock NOT to help them

DAVID BROCK Money Laundering Scheme Exposed:
14 Pro-Clinton Super PACs & Non-Profits Implicated
zerohedge.com ^ | Sep 20, 2016 / FR Posted by Helicondelta

David Brock has 7 non-profits, 3 Super PACs, one 527-committee, one LLC, one joint fundraising committee, and one unregistered solicitor crammed into his office in Washington DC.

Uncovered records expose a constant flow of money between these organizations.

The Bonner Group, his professional solicitor, works off a commission. Every time money gets passed around, Bonner receives a 12.5% cut.

Follow the money: Say, for example, you donate $1,062,857 to Media Matters for America. This is how David Brock would have used your charitable donation in 2014:

1- Media Matters would receive your $1,062,857 donation The Bonner Group would earn a $132,857 commission Media Matters would retain $930,000

2- Next, Media Matters would give what’s left of your entire donation, $930,000, to the Franklin Education Forum The Bonner Group would ‘earn’ a $116,250 commission The Franklin Education Forum would retain $813,750

3- The Franklin Education Forum would then forward the remaining $813,750 to The Franklin Forum The Bonner Group would ‘earn’ a $101,718 commission The Franklin Forum would retain $712,031

In the end, Brock’s solicitor would have pocketed $350,825, almost a third of your initial donation! That’s a far cry from the advertised 12.5% commission....more at zerohedge.com

Can you say kickback?

37 posted on 02/17/2017 9:48:58 AM PST by Liz (Coulters Law: the MSM's delay in reporting a perp means the less likely its a white Christian)
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To: markomalley
democrats
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38 posted on 02/17/2017 9:53:09 AM PST by timestax (American Media = Domestic Enemy)
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To: Liz; LS; DoughtyOne

I commented that though the Democrat Party is dead, ORGANIZING for AMERICA is not.

Obama remains in Washington, obstensably to keep a daughter in school, and not that where he lives matters, but he is there. Obama turned over his entire political apparatus, not to his party, but to OFA. Money trains doubtless will come from Soros, and Bark Obama will be the mouthpiece.

Reading of the total demise and humiliation of the Democrat Party does not mean there’s not a street gang behemoth coming down the pike to take their place, forcing the Democrats and their candidates to go Soros radical, or to go away.

They are after toppling a Republic, nothing else.


39 posted on 02/17/2017 10:14:54 AM PST by RitaOK (Viva Christo Rey! Public Education/Academia are the farm team for more Marxists coming... infinitum.)
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To: MeganC

This war between the democrats needs to be pushed and promoted surreptitiously as much as possible. Divide and conquer worked for the Romans and it works whenever tried. Openly pushing this divide will cause them to unite, subtle shoves at every opportunity need to be the rule of the day for conservatives. The Republican party can’t be trusted to do this as they have been neutered long ago.


40 posted on 02/17/2017 11:05:28 AM PST by sarge83
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To: RitaOK

No question.


41 posted on 02/17/2017 11:10:32 AM PST by Liz (Coulters Law: the MSM's delay in reporting a perp means the less likely its a white Christian)
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To: markomalley

Good. Bout time we had some counter-leaks.

Now I want to see counter-leaks from those in the intelligence community who are sabotaging President Trump.


42 posted on 02/17/2017 11:17:48 AM PST by Lazamataz (TRUMP LIED TO ME!!!! ....He said I'd get sick of winning.... AND I'M NOT SICK OF WINNING YET!!!!)
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To: markomalley

We better hope that the tiny American remnant in the Democrat party can take it back from the Communist/Muslim/Lunatic Fringe mob that have seized control of it.

At some point the GOP will alienate American voters enough that the Democrats will be returned to power. We can’t afford a replay of the Obama Orcs destroying America from within.


43 posted on 02/17/2017 11:27:56 AM PST by Pelham (Liberate Occupied California. Prosecute Sanctuary enablers. Deportation now!)
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To: markomalley

Gosh, he is even worse at community organizing than he was as pResident!

Who knew?


44 posted on 02/17/2017 12:07:41 PM PST by Redleg Duke (He is leading us in Making America Great Again!)
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To: markomalley

I think Obama is fine with wreaking the Dem party — as long as HE winds up in control of the wreckage that remains.


45 posted on 02/17/2017 1:42:11 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (Big government is attractive to those who think that THEY will be in control of it.)
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To: Liz


46 posted on 02/17/2017 3:46:46 PM PST by Chode (may the RATS all die of dehydration from crying)
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