She’s baaaaack. Not that she ever fully left, but former First Lady Michelle Obama is roaring onto the scene with a new political initiative. It is called When We All Vote. She wants people to register to vote and she’s brought some celebrities to help spread the word.
“Voting is the only way to ensure that our values and priorities are represented in the halls of power,” Obama said in a statement. “And it’s not enough to just vote for president every four years. We all have to vote in every single election: for mayor, governor, school board, state legislature and Congress.”
“The future of our families, our communities and our country belongs to those of us who show up, cast our votes, and make our voices heard,” she concluded.
Naturally, Obama claims this is a non-partisan initiative. Yes, I know. That’s pretty funny coming from such a hyper-partisan woman but the woman is trying to raise money so other people can foot the bill. She and her fellow organizers hope to raise an $8 million budget through corporate sponsorships and foundation grants.
Her YouTube video launched on Thursday and she was really going for the everywoman approach. She’s sitting in front of window blinds in a non-descript white shirt and talking into the camera before she brings in her celeb pals with her cell phone.
What a gal, right? She just wants everyone to do their civic duty and register to vote. You’ll note, though, that while she hits all the usual identity politics groups – sports stars, country western music stars, a Broadway star, to appeal to all groups imaginable, all of them are well-known liberals. Remember this is the woman who is married to the famous Divider-in-Chief, Barack Obama. While he was in South Africa delivering a loosely veiled attack in a speech on President Trump and his supporters in America for a Nelson Mandela birthday celebration, Michelle was launching a “bi-partisan” initiative.
CNN called the video a “star-studded” one. Clearly, it is aimed at the youngest of eligible voters. Actor Tom Hanks, Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda, Houston Rockets player Chris Paul, and singers Janelle Monae, Faith Hill, and Tim McGraw are all listed as co-chairs of the group.
The former first lady appears in a PSA released Thursday from the new organization “When We All Vote” alongside actor Tom Hanks, Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda, Houston Rockets player Chris Paul, and singers Janelle Monae, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, all of whom are co-chairs of the group.
Hey, friends! I’m joining @MichelleObama, @tomhanks, @Lin_Manuel, @JanelleMonae, @CP3,@TheTimMcGraw & @FaithHill to make sure every American understands the rights and
responsibilities we all share in shaping our democracy. That means: VOTING!
Join us: https://t.co/Quhnrdxx4y pic.twitter.com/9eP7DmbDvT
— COMMON (@common) July 19, 2018
Democrats are disappointed at the alleged bi-partisan tilt of the former First Lady’s initiative. She may campaign for some candidates leading up to the mid-term elections in November but it is unlikely she will be deployed very much. She’s known for her speeches to the left. The speech I remember though, was one that certainly caught the attention of conservatives – in February, 2008, Michelle Obama campaigned for her husband, Senator Barack Obama as he ran for president. She told her audience, “For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country. Not just because Barack is doing well, but I think people are hungry for change.”
For the first time? Really? It was a nauseating statement from a successful African-American woman hoping to live in the White House. So she was full of hope and change for eight years and then she lost the feeling again as Donald Trump was elected as president. She used her final interview as First Lady to tell Oprah Winfrey that she thought the hope was lost.
The First Lady used her final interview in the White House to tell Oprah Winfrey that a ‘grown up’ should be in charge of the country.
Looking forward to president-elect Trump’s looming inauguration, she said even though hope was lost, it was necessary to move on.
‘Now we’re feeling what not having hope feels like. Hope is necessary,’ she said in her first direct response to the November 9 election result.
Michelle Obama will now become the Nag-in-Chief to get people to register to vote so that she can save America from the successes President Trump has accomplished that her husband failed miserably trying to do. The economy is strong, unemployment is at all-time lows, Americans are optimistic about their lives now, tax laws are being reformed, and small businesses are flourishing. Only a partisan leftist would try to sincerely tell unregistered Americans of voting age that change is needed now. But you knew that already, didn’t you?