Obama/Clinton Camp Aims Never-Trump ‘Organizing Together 2020’ at Battleground States
Feb. 1, 2020 (EIRNS)—Leading figures from the Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton camps have announced a new “Organizing Together 2020” initiative, to mobilize Democrats in six battleground states—Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Florida, North Carolina and Arizona—with big money and a focus on “defeating Donald Trump and all his agenda,” Politico reported Jan. 31. An anonymous “dark money” non-profit, the North Carolina-based Strategic Victory Fund, is financing this operation, estimated to cost between $20-$60 million.
There’s an air of desperation here, given that significant numbers of Democrats have abandoned the party for the Trump campaign, and that the party itself has nothing to offer its members beyond a mish-mash of niche issues—gender equality, women’s rights, transgender rights, LGBTQ rights, etc. The party of Franklin Roosevelt and John Kennedy has long since disappeared.
As Politico reports, the emergence of Organizing Together 2020 marks the “further rise of Democratic shadow groups that are stepping in to fill the gaps of an underfunded national party to blunt the time, money and advertising advantages of Trump.”
The stench emanating from this crowd can’t be missed. Its leaders: former Virginia Governor and Clinton acolyte Terry McAuliffe; Obama “battleground guru” Paul Tewes; Jane Slusser, former national organizing director for millionaire Tom Steyer’s Need To Impeach group; individuals from the campaigns of former candidates Beto O’Rourke, Kamala Harris; well as “progressive forces” grouped in the National Education Association, the SEIU, AFSCME labor organizations; and the liberal governors of New Mexico and Rhode Island, among others.
The Organizing Together 2020 initiative goes along Democratic candidate Sir Mike Bloomberg’s proposed $500 million Democratic turnout campaign, currently led by former Obama campaign honcho Mitch Stewart.