Obama-backed group hosts climate change rally, no one shows up
Back in June, President Barack Obama laid out a series of anti-consumer executive actions he was taking in an effort to combat climate change. The message appealed to his radical environmental base, but it fell flat with most Americans.
Like most organizations across the ideological spectrum, President Obama’s grassroots group, Organizing for Action (OFA), was hoping to use the August recess to push activists to get involved on a number issues, including promoting ObamaCare and the White House’s climate change agenda.
There’s only one problem — no one is showing up. That’s right, Organizing for Action has hosted a couple of events this month to push President Obama’s agenda only to find little or no attendance at all. Here’s the story via the NRCC:
We already knew that Organizing for Action, President Obama’s former campaign arm, was going to ignore jobs and the economy during the group’s “Action August.” We were’t surprised that this announcement came just days after the President’s “pivot” back to the economy.
But we are a little surprised that, apparently, even liberals aren’t showing up to push the President’s unpopular big government agenda (okay, we aren’t surprised.) OFA earlier this month kicked off their Action August with an event in Virginia touting ObamaCare – only one attendee showed up. [On Tuesday], OFA organized an event in Washington, DC promoting Obama’s climate change agenda, and NO ONE showed up to that one.
A Pew Research poll released back in June found that though most Americans believe climate change is real, they aren’t all that concerned about it. Gallup released a poll last year showing that global warming was dead last in a list of Americans’ environmental concerns, though the firm released a poll earlier this year that found that concerns have recently risen.
Among the reasons President Obama has held up the Keystone XL Pipeline is because of his concerns about its impact on climate change. However, the State Department has said that the pipeline will not have a significant impact on the environment. Polls show overwhelming support for the pipeline.
In other words, OFA is losing the messaging war in a big, big way.