The Obamas refuse to leave the American people alone.
Though it’s customary for presidents to leave the public eye after completing their terms, Barack and Michelle Obama continue to insert themselves into the national debate.
Now the Obamas are taking on a new role to combat Donald Trump and the Republicans in the midterm elections.
The Obamas and the Clintons just won’t go away. Despite losing the 2016 election in embarrassing fashion, Hillary refuses to accept to defeat and go away.
Hillary has repeatedly blamed everyone except herself for the loss to Trump, even against the wishes of her party; several prominent Democrats, as well as members of the mainstream media, have told Hillary she needs to step aside. She won’t. She foolishly believes she’s at the forefront of the ragtag #Resistance.
The Obamas refuse to go away, too.
Barack Obama attacked Trump for pulling out of the deeply flawed Paris Climate Accord, and chimed in on other topics since leaving office in January 2017.
The Obamas also signed a lucrative deal with Netflix to create “nonpartisan” content, which is laughable. Their scripted and non-scripted shows will undoubtedly forward their progressive politics.
If that wasn’t enough, Michelle Obama is now getting involved in the 2018 midterm elections.
The former First Lady has launched a star-studded voter registration initiative called “When We All Vote” that features Tom Hanks, “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, country music icons Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul, and singer/actress Janelle Monáe.
Obama told People magazine:
“Voting is the only way to ensure that our values and priorities are represented in the halls of power…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 leaders we elect to these offices help determine just about every aspect of our lives and our democracy. So 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.”
Former Obama chief strategist Valerie Jarrett and several other staffers and advisers are joining in on the initiative.
The “When We All Vote” PAC will have an alleged budget of $8 million, and will feature training seminars and rallies with many celebrities in the fold.
Miranda was a staunch Hillary Clinton supporter, and Hanks and Paul have both been vocal with anti-Trump rhetoric.
Using Hollywood and entertainment to push an agenda is a particularly common tool of the left.
Hillary had an army of celebrities campaigning for her in 2016. LeBron James, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Chlöe Grace Moretz, Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling, Katy Perry, and several other stars stumped for her.
It still wasn’t enough, as Trump defied the polls and cruised to victory.
The left is really fired up this election cycle, so they’re doubling and tripling down on the celebrity endorsements.
They’re desperate to bring about the “blue wave” they’ve been counting on for a year. The party out of power tends to do well in the midterms, but the generic congressional ballot has Democrats with a modest lead down from the +25 wipeout they were hoping for.
If the Democrats retake the House, they will move for the immediate impeachment of Donald Trump. It wouldn’t bear any fruit, but it will give them the political theater for which they’re desperate.
In order to ensure this happens, the Democrats are breaking out Michelle Obama and the other big guns.
The parade of celebrities wasn’t enough to propel Hillary to victory, so only time will tell if this latest Hollywood offensive will be successful.