Is former President Obama Leading a Shadow Government?

Pennsylvania Representative Mike Kelly was recorded, during a private meeting lamenting, “President Obama himself said he was gonna stay in Washington until his daughter graduated. I think we oughta pitch in to let him go somewhere else because he’s only there for one purpose and one purpose only, and that is to run a shadow government that is gonna totally upset the new agenda.”

Later a Kelly spokesman walked back the accusation. “Rep. Kelly does not believe that President Obama is personally operating a shadow government. He does believe it would be helpful to the new administration if the former president would personally call for an end to all leaks and obstruction by personnel from his administration who currently serve in the executive branch.”

Not “personally operating a shadow government,” but then asking the former President to “call for an end to all the leaks and obstruction.” Does the Congressman believe in the reality of a “shadow government” and that President Obama, if not “personally operating” it, has influence over it?

In all fairness to the former President, the reason he gave for staying in D. C. was so that his youngest daughter Sasha could finish high school. Which is indeed admirable. He was quoted as saying, “We’re going to have to stay a couple of years in D.C. probably so Sasha can finish, transferring someone in the middle of high school? Tough.” Sasha, currently a Sophomore, will graduate in 2019.

However, in view of the numerous leaks, the anti-Trump protests, the rowdy audiences at Republican town hall meetings, and President Trump’s tweet accusing the former President of wiretapping, one wonders if there is perhaps a puppet master working behind the scenes.

Last month, the New York Post ran an article titled, “How Obama is scheming to sabotage Trump’s presidency.” In it they called attention to the efforts of OFA (Organizing for Action), a 501(c)(4) organization touting some 250 offices nationwide and a membership of over 30,000. Organizing for Action has raised over $30,000,000 since 2013. Interestingly, prior to that time, it went by the name Obama for America (OFA), and was the Former President’s campaign organization.

To add fire to the “shadow government” conspiracy theory, it was recently reported that President Obama’s former advisor Valeria Jarrett labeled by some, the Obama Whisperer, had moved into his Kalorama residence in the nation’s capital.

It is alleged that this will be the nerve center of the opposition. Again, allegedly, the ultimate goal is to impeach or force the resignation of President Trump. The dream of every good Leftist.

Furthermore, former Obama Attorney General Eric Holder has been quoted as saying of Obama, “It’s coming. He’s coming.” And he’s ready to roll.” And Obama “will be a more visible part of the effort.” According to Holder these efforts will focus on fundraising and redistricting. Is that all? Really?

Is there a shadow government, is there a puppet master behind the scenes, or are these simply paranoid delusions?

Jay Flickinger and his wife Kelly live in Virginia near their children and grandchildren. He served as a pastor for 20 years. Jay has a Th.D. from Andersonville Theological Seminary.