— Published with Permission of ConservativeHQ.com —
Sen. Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary and one of the leaders of the congressional investigation of the wrongdoing at the Obama Justice Department, will hold two town meetings on July 2 and July 3 as a part of his annual 99 Iowa county meetings.*
Grassley will be in Webster County on July 2 and Fayette County on July 3, but there’s growing concern that Grassley’s townhall meetings will be the focus of the Left’s latest attacks on conservatives.
In reaction to the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, Far Left organizations are organizing to target Senator Grassley, who will preside over the confirmation hearing for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
Before President Trump even announced his nominee, a coalition of Far Left organizations and elected officials issued the following joint statement directed at Senator Grassley:
“No President who is the subject of a counterintelligence investigation should receive a hearing for any nomination he makes to the Supreme Court. Senator Grassley already helped steal one seat on the Supreme Court by playing partisan politics. He must not move forward with another theft on behalf of a President who is being investigated by the Justice Department for obstruction of justice and collusion with a foreign government. Until the investigation has run its course, Senator Grassley and the Senate should not move ahead with any nomination made by President Trump.”
Those issuing the statement include the following:
- Progress Iowa
- AFSCME Council 61
- Americans for Democratic Action Iowa
- Asian & Latino Coalition
- Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans
- Iowa Citizen Action Network
- Iowa State Education Association
- Indivisible Iowa
- Iowa Main Street Alliance
- Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
- Planned Parenthood Voters of Iowa
- Democratic state Senator Joe Bolkcom
- Democratic state Senator Rob Hogg
- Democratic Representative Liz Bennett
- Democratic Representative Timi Brown-Powers
- Democratic Representative Chris Hall
- Democratic Representative Vicki Lensing
- Democratic Representative Beth Wessel-Kroeschell
- Stacey Walker, Linn County Supervisor (Democrat)
- Chris Schwartz, Blackhawk County Supervisor (Democrat)
- Alicia Claypool, former Chair, Iowa Civil Rights Commission (Democrat)
- Jonathan Wilson, Des Moines attorney (Democrat)
While those attacking Senator Grassley and President Trump would like Americans to believe that this is a “grassroots” effort, nothing could be further from the truth – and there is a plenty of evidence that Barack Obama, George Soros, Eric Holder and a long list of Far Left activists and billionaires are behind the attacks.
As Paul Sperry recently disclosed in the New York Post, Obama’s nonprofit — Organizing for Action — is not exactly a household name. But it is no less than the organizing and training hub of the anti-Trump resistance.
Most recently, OFA helped stage rallies across the country against the administration’s border policies, which it has decried as “cruel and inhumane.” OFA describes itself as a “nonpartisan grass-roots-driven organization,” but it clearly has a pro-Obama agenda. In fact, it’s run almost entirely by alums from Obama’s campaign and White House, including Jon Carson and Jim Messina, who co-chair the group, and Katie Hogan, who serves as its executive director, according to recent tax filings by the nonprofit.
Though Obama has no official or legal role in OFA, he features the group along with his foundation on his post-presidency Web site and rallies its foot soldiers, who wear blue T-shirts with big white “OFA” letters, in conference calls.
After Trump won, for example, he phoned to “fire up” Carson and his team and told them not to worry, that they would “cook up all kinds” of strategies to reclaim the agenda, according to a Nov. 14, 2016, White House transcript of his OFA conference call. More recently, Obama sent an e-mail to “OFA supporters” urging them to “keep going in 2018,” because “there’s simply too much at stake this year.” Obama has tweeted from OFA’s account before and after leaving the White House, and while he was in the White House, he let OFA control his Twitter account, according to The Atlantic.
Earlier this year, Perry reported, Obama met with Hogan to discuss how the group can flex its muscles during the midterm campaign to help Democrats recapture the House, according to The New York Times. To that end, OFA plans to train and deploy organizers in 27 Republican-held congressional districts, many with heavy Latino populations, that could be key to a Democratic takeover of the House. With offices in DC and Chicago, OFA has already trained more than 40,000 leftist agitators in person or by webinar, according to tax records.
“We’ve seen grassroots organizing make a big difference this past year, it will again in November,” Hogan recently tweeted.
Meanwhile, reported Sperry, OFA has formally partnered with one of the angriest resistance groups, Indivisible Project, which has been criticized for using overly aggressive protest tactics against Republicans at town-hall meetings. Indivisible plans to deploy OFA-trained agitators to storm Republican districts during the Fourth of July recess, starting this weekend, to shout down “Trump’s racist policies,” according to its Web site.
Perry says OFA brings in between $6 million and $14 million in donations a year, and is funded in part by Democracy Alliance, which is connected to the radical group that dispatched agitators to march outside Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s Virginia town house, blaring an audiotape of crying children and chanting “No justice, no sleep!” The group, CREDO Action, also held signs calling Nielsen a “child snatcher” and shouted, “You’re a modern-day Nazi!’
Perry says with the help of 40 full-time staffers, OFA trains volunteers in the hard-core tactics popularized by the late Chicago radical Saul Alinsky, including smearing and intimidating opponents and mobilizing angry mobs to convey the appearance of a mass movement that enjoys a good deal of public support.
Alinsky trainers schooled Obama in these same tactics when he was an organizer in South Side Chicago.
It is important to note to our fellow conservatives that Indivisible Iowa, one of the most antagonistic Far Left organizations involved in the Obama, Soros, and Holder coalition is a signatory to the release attacking Senator Grassley for something that hasn’t even happened yet.
As Mr. Sperry pointed out in the New York Post, Indivisible plans to deploy OFA-trained agitators to storm Republican districts during the Fourth of July recess, starting immediately, to shout down “Trump’s racist policies,” according to its Web site.
We encourage all our CHQ readers and friends in Iowa to attend Senator Grassley’s townhall meetings to counter the Obama, Soros, Holder disruption planned by Indivisible Iowa.