Listening to Michelle Obama on 2014, one is amazed to find almost nothing about improving the economy. Maybe to Liberals raising the minimum wage and inflicting more lawsuits on employers establishing “equal pay” for men and women are considered helpful to the economy, but that won’t do anything for the labor participation rate except lower it even further. Even if these programs didn’t cause further unemployment, they would not help anyone get hired.
So all that is left is abortion and immigration. According to Politico.com, “The first lady lists equal pay, immigration, an increase in the minimum wage and reproductive rights as the issues that need to get Democrats motivated.”
Since I think the only reason Democrats are fired up about immigration “reform” is to gain more Democratic voters, the only substantial issue there is abortion.
In a new video recorded for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, first lady Michelle Obama says Democrats need to take this year’s midterms more seriously than they did either of her husband’s presidential elections.
The video, her first effort on behalf of Democrats beyond a few scattered fundraisers so far, launches the DCCC’s new 1millionvotesfor2014.com website, timed to coincide with the 100-day countdown until the election.
“When it comes to the midterm elections this November, we need you to be as passionate and as hungry as you were in 2008 and 2012 – in fact, you need to be even more passionate and more hungry to get Democrats elected to Congress because these elections will be even hard and even closer than those presidential elections,” she says in the video, sent to donors Sunday morning in a fundraising email with her name on it that repeated the “commit to vote” theme repeated throughout.
So—take it from the first Lady—immigration, “equal pay,” abortion, and a “minimum wage hike” are all hanging in the balance in the 2014 elections.
You know what you need to do.
The video comes between a Democratic National Committee fundraiser she did in Chicago last Thursday and another private roundtable she’s doing in Washington on Monday.
“Make no mistake about it: Barack’s last campaign was not in 2012, Barack’s last campaign is this year, 2014,” she said last week in Chicago. “Because the election in 2012 wasn’t the change that we sought, it was only the chance to make that change.”
So this is their last chance. What are you going to do about it?