Beltway Confidential

Team Obama protest turns into Ted Cruz rally

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President Obama asked Organizing for Action to make more noise than anyone else this month in advocating for his agenda, but his old campaign team is less effective this August than is was last November.

“If you don’t let your representatives know where you stand in August, we risk losing an important battle on your home turf,” Obama wrote in a July 30, 2013, email to OFA to promote “Action August.”

But Obama couldn’t rally a group on his home turf. No one showed up today for a scheduled global warming rally on the Georgetown Waterfront in Washington, D.C., according to Phil Kerpen of American Commitment, a conservative non-profit.

OFA did send protesters to a district office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, but Team Cruz sent more supporters — “2X more folks,” according to John Drogin, a Cruz aide who tweeted the below photo.

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