Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.
“We must give Congress no choice,” Michelle Obama rants in the latest bulletin from her When We All Vote organization.
That’s how dictators or aspiring dictators talk.
After Democrats spuriously warned of a “threat to democracy” from Republicans, they once again demonstrate that they are the real threat.
And that the party of radicals is projecting its own actions and attitudes onto Republicans.
Michelle Obama’s letter threatens to “organize at least 100,000” people to “contact their Senators, calling on them to do everything they can to pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.”
Considering the violent results of past leftist pressure campaigns on the Senate and House, leading to surges of death threats, and the aggressive harassment of even moderate Senate Dems like Manchin and Synema during the recent coup efforts, there’s little doubt that mobilizing 100,000 leftist extremists for a campaign that falsely accuses opponents of being a threat to democracy risks more death threats, harassments, and even possible acts of violence.
Beyond that Michelle promises that her organization and its radical allies will register more than a million new voters and “recruit thousands of lawyers to protect voters in the states where the freedom to vote is threatened.” But as she and her husband know quite well, the freedom to vote is absolute in every state. Sometimes even two, three, and four times in Chicago.
While the former first spouse falsely accuses Republicans of an “unprecedented assault” on “our democracy”, and falsely equates voter integrity with Jim Crow, she’s acting as the front for an actual unprecedented Democrat assault on voter rights and on the Republic.
The Freedom to Vote Act would be a federal coup against federalism, overriding local voters and putting the power in the hands of federal judges to draw their own electoral maps.
The FVA coup would allow leftist activists to quickly appeal maps to federal judges and then instruct courts to put their own maps “temporarily” into place. Just to make sure that the maps would go their way, the appeals would go through the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Combined with the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act which imposes federal oversight of local elections by exploiting the civil rights emergency of the 60s to permanently shift local authority over to the D.C. establishment, these two bills amount to a D.C. coup against America.
Michelle Obama and the Dems keep invoking John Lewis and segregation, but as the Supreme Court found in the decision that struck down the permanent civil rights emergency in which states had to get approval to run their own elections from the feds after, “data from the most recent election indicate that African-American voter turnout exceeded white voter turnout in five of the six States… with a gap in the sixth State of less than one half of one percent.”
Despite false claims by Michelle Obama, Democrats, and their media, there is no systemic racism and no pattern of voter suppression. If there were, the Democrats would not have been able to pull off what they did in Georgia, and would not be trying to win races in the South.
What the John Lewis flavor of the VRA would do is allow Dem activists to petition Dem judges to blacklist states and lock them down for their party by micromanaging every election detail. Combined with the flow of Zuckerbucks and other private lefty donor interventions, a public-private ruling class operating out of D.C., New York City, and San Francisco would be able to hijack any state and ‘Californicate’ its election practices to make sure Dems can’t lose.
The FVA would also enable massive amounts of voter fraud by outlawing voter ID, forcing same-day voter registration, and mandating ‘no excuse’ mail ballots that could be counted up to a week after the election was over. Any mail ballot with the right date on the envelope, even if there isn’t a legitimate postmark, would be counted, making voter fraud all but irresistible.
And that would give the Dem voter fraud machine plenty of time to “catch up” and “find more votes” in any scenario barring a massive and undeniable landslide.
This isn’t the “right to vote”, it’s the right to blatantly commit voter fraud while suppressing any statewide efforts to maintain voter integrity.
What’s behind Michelle Obama’s threats?
When We All Vote is one of the organizations set up under the Obama umbrella. Like a lot of Obama ventures, it’s a mix of annoying celebrities, Tom Hanks and his wife, Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda, and soccer star Megan Rapinoe, but behind it is Civic Nation, one of the major planks of Obamaworld, which has benefited from funding from Pierre Omidyar’s Democracy Fund, Carnegie, Mellon, and other lefty foundations along with opportunistic infusions from the NFL, MLB, and the Sherwood Foundation, run by Warren Buffett’s daughter.
But, until now, Civic Nation and operations like When We All Vote had been mostly underwhelming. Michelle Obama’s letter suggests that’s about to change.
The agenda is fairly clear.
The Obama operation is getting behind the Democrat coup against the Republic. Plan A is a pressure campaign to force the passage of FVA and the updated VRA so that the Democrats can freely rig elections and override state election practices and rules when it suits them.
Plan B is to build a database of volunteers from that pressure campaign to transform into organizers during the upcoming election. It’s no coincidence that Michelle Obama wants to recruit 100,000 volunteers for the pressure campaign for the Democrat coup and 100,000 volunteers to register and turn out voters if the coup under the false flag of voting rights fails.
Ramping up that kind of operation will take more money than When We All Vote currently appears to possess. And the Michelle Obama letter is both a sales pitch to backers and donors to step up and an announcement that she intends to be a player in the upcoming elections.
Some have long speculated that Michelle Obama may be harboring her own political ambitions. There’s been little sign of that in the past and even When We All Vote had previously resembled the usual vanity projects full of dissolute celebrities eager to be associated with the Obamas.
The ambitious plans laid out in the letter suggest that she intends to move beyond that.
The Obamas have been limited players in the past two elections. Barack Obama was unhappy with the candidacies of both Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden. With the party facing no good options in 2024, he could very well be in a position to be able to play kingmaker or queenmaker.
The Michelle Obama letter is a more aggressive play from the Obamas than we’ve seen since leaving office. It suggests that they’re moving beyond fussing around with their library, taking vacations, or giving the occasional speech, but intend to be major players all over again.
And they’re doing it in the usual sanctimonious style Americans have come to know and loathe.
When an Obama declares, “we must give Congress no choice,” it’s hard not to hear echoes of the old thuggish Obama, “get in their face” and “punish our enemies” of the eight years that broke our politics. Even while Democrats warn of a threat to democracy, Michelle reminds us that the threat to the Republic has always come from inside the house of the jackass.