A voter registration drive launched by Michelle Obama kicked off its national week of action this weekend with events across the country, including a rally by the former first lady on Sunday at Chaparral high school in Las Vegas.
The drive, When We All Vote, marks Obama’s return to the political stage, aiming to encourage voter participation and “spark a conversation about our rights and responsibilities in shaping our democracy”.
Of course, everyone who knows anything about America, knows the nation is a Constitutional Republic, and calling it a Democracy is Communist propaganda intended to water down the fact that we are indeed a Republic.
The effort claims to be nonpartisan (Democrat speak for do it our way or else) and to combat ambivalence and cynicism in the electorate. Co-led by several former Obama White House advisers, it will stage rallies in cities such as Pittsburgh and Miami, where celebrities like Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Janelle Monáe will promote civic engagement and the need to participate in voter outreach.
Comedian Keegan Michael Key warmed up the Las Vegas crowd with an understated assessment of its mood. “Folks, we are at a very, very interesting time in our country, where I’m sure many of you have been experiencing, let’s call it, mild frustration,” he joked. “Don’t just talk about it. Take action.”
The estimated 2,600 attendees listened as Obama spoke about fictional challenges to voting rights, the need for grassroots involvement, and issues like education and public safety, and the danger of complacency.
“Believe me, I am frustrated too,” she said. “I am sick of all the chaos and messiness of our politics. It’s exhausting, and frankly it’s depressing, so I understanding wanting to shut it all out … but democracy continues with or without you.”
Unfortunately, she did not mention that she and her feckless husband are the cause of much of the chaos and messiness in our politics.
Among the largely supportive crowd of minions was a mindless lemming of a woman who yelled: “Run for president!” leading to chants of: “We need you!”
The former first lady’s efforts coincide with Barack Obama’s re-emergence on the campaign trail earlier this month, when the former president delivered speeches that were nothing but white-hate, racist tainted tirades of lies about the Trump White House. Normally, former presidents do not comment on their successor’s policies. The Obamas have stated that these are not normal times. Americans would agree that these are not normal times, but they are only abnormal because of the damage the Obama regime did to the United States.
Seven weeks remain before November’s midterm elections, the usual biased polls show Democrats in a strong position to take the House for the first time since January 2011. The path to taking back the Senate is next to impossible to the point of being laughable.
To get an idea of the difference in enthusiasm between the GOP and Democrats, compare Michelle Obama’s video above, and the Barry Obama video below this video of a recent Trump rally.
In an attempt to continue dividing Americans, Obama warned about imaginary voter suppression efforts by the evil GOP, telling the crowd that “they’re closing down the polling places. They’re making it harder for volunteers to get people registered. They’re finding all kinds of way to keep you home, hoping that when you hear about all those things you’ll just give up.”
The core mission of When We All Vote is to turn casual supporters into mindless Democrat minions. Its website provides a toolkit to register voters and plan events, and over 2000 gatherings will allegedly take place this week to recruit volunteers, misinform and register voters, and prepare to mobilize on election day.
Katie Holiday, a retired lab technician, said she will heed that call to assist in converting America to a Communist hellhole. “We’re in a swing state – you have to vote,” she said. “I’ll go door to door. And every time I go to the post office, every time I go to the mailbox, I talk about voting.”
Stressing the importance of local elections, Michelle Obama added:
“Those sheriffs that we elect, they decide how our streets are policed. The school board members we vote on, they determine how our kids’ schools are run. The mayors we send to city hall, they can fix those crumbling roads and the public transportation system – or not. The folks who represent us in Congress pass laws on everything from job creation to whether we go to war.”
“I’m happy that she’s here to inspire us – she’s a resilient woman,” said mindless Democrat Ashley Reminder, who recently moved to Nevada. “I’ve switched my voting location from New York to Las Vegas and I’m excited to be in a swing state where I can make a difference.”
Nevada will play a critical role in deciding which party holds power on Capitol Hill in 2019. Two of its four House seats are losing incumbents and it is the only state Hillary Clinton won in 2016 in which a Republican senator, Dean Heller, is up for re-election this year.
At his rally on Thursday that dwarfed the small rally of Michelle Obama’s, Trump said of Heller:
“We started out, we weren’t friends. I didn’t like him, he didn’t like me, and as we fought and fought and fought believe it or not we started to respect each other, then we started to like each other, then we started to love each other.”
Widely seen as the most vulnerable Republican in the Senate, Heller is neck and neck in the polls with his challenger, Congresswoman Jackie Rosen. Nevada’s governorship is up for grabs too, in a race that is also tied.
There were times during a recent rally Barack Obama couldn’t help but talk about himself, even though he was supposed to be talking about other people.
There were other times he could barely talk at all.
During the Cleveland rally for Rich Cordray and Betty Sutton, Obama repeatedly talked about himself, despite the candidates sitting behind him.
Several times, he stuttered as he attempted to attack President Trump and the success of recent Republican initiatives.
“I see you,” Obama started, pointing into the audience.
“Let, let, let, let, let me just say these, these are friends of mine,” Obama said, stumbling over his words, “I admit I am biased.”
Several times, Obama called Cordray and Sutton a “friend of mine.”
“I have worked with them,” he said, keeping the focus on himself.
Several times, Obama attempted to regale the audience with stories about when he was important and the President.
Speaking of Cordray, he said, “He had my back even when some of you couldn’t pronounce my name.”
After seemingly being forced to talk about the candidates he was campaigning for, Obama said, “But I have a broader message…”
He found a way to make a heckler about himself, too.
“I always miss having at least one heckler up in here,” Obama told the audience.
“I can never really hear what they’re saying, but I appreciate the exercise of free speech,” he said.
At one point, The Chosen One devolved into a stuttering mess, saying, “We, we, we, we, we, we, we, we, we spend…”
“I know that sometimes, when I was president, even when I was a candidate, folks would say, ‘Barack, you’re talking too long.’
‘You’re like too professorial, you’re explaining stuff too much,’” Obama said people told him.
“I know, but sometimes things are complicated and I didn’t, I, I, I, and I was confident…” he continued.
Making a pass at talking about the candidates, Obama said, “And that’s why I’m here. Not just because I love Ohio, although I do. And not just because I love Cleveland,” he said.
More than half way into his remarks, he finally said, “I want to talk a little bit about Rich just for a second.”
And he was meaning that pretty literally, as he quickly shifted back to talking about himself, and musing about his own opinions.
“I, I, I can’t, I can’t even beat Sasha at Jeopardy,” he said, getting way off the subject and talking about his daughter and the game show.
About 30 minutes into his remarks, Obama said, “Now listen, I know it’s hot so I gotta wrap up.”
“But here’s something I said last week that I want to repeat,” he said, before later saying virtually the same thing.
“I said this last week, I want to repeat it,” he said.
All told, Obama talked about himself 79 times during the roughly 40 minute speech, saying “I” 66 times, “Me” 5 times, “My” 5 times, and “Mine” 3 times.
James E Windsor, Overpasses News Desk
September 24th, 2018