‘It’s kind of like a wave that keeps building…’
(Ben Sellers, Liberty Headlines) As Michelle Obama drew controversy Tuesday for outrageously comparing the current Trump administration to a “divorced dad,” it is becoming increasingly clear the former first-lady may be gearing up for a run in 2020.
If so, she would pose the most formidable challenge yet to President Donald Trump, while falsely framing herself as a ‘centrist’ option over radical leftist contenders such as current fundraising powerhouse Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.
Despite flying under the radar, courtesy of a complicit media echo-chamber, the Obama camp has quietly focused in recent weeks on building an infrastructure of super-PACs to support it—and possibly laying the campaign scaffolding in more nefarious ways.
National Democratic Redistricting Committee
Former President Barack Obama cleverly converted his own campaign arm, Obama for America, into the nonprofit Organizing for Action during the period of political dormancy.
Originally established to combat gerrymandering, the NDRC now comprises a network of organizations, including its own super-PAC.
Although they cannot technically coordinate with a campaign, there is nothing that bars these independent political-action committees from using Obama surrogates and allies, like Holder, who could spend unlimited funds on the candidates of their choice.
The group’s massive OFA database also could enable unprecedented mobilization—whether involving volunteer get-out-the-vote efforts or the seedier dispatching of activist radicals to deploy intimidation tactics—all under the stewardship of a man whose endorsement of “kicking” his ideological adversaries was among the less provocative statements he has made lately.
Of course, Michelle Obama deftly repudiated the ex-attorney general for advocating violence while invoking her speech from the 2016 DNC convention, but she can’t control what a super-PAC may do, even if it is linked with her husband’s self-declared “wing-man.”
Likewise, other examples of Michelle Obama’s recent rhetoric, such as her “divorced dad” comments attacking Trump, would seem to play up the narrative that she is less of a dynamic bringer of “hope and change” and more of a moderating, motherly influence who could unite the warring factions in this false dichotomy.
Southern Poverty Law Center
After the recent ouster of its top leaders in a wave of scandal, some may think that the Southern Poverty Law Center is on the ropes.
Perhaps the storied civil-rights-litigators-turned-conservative-attack-dogs, might be gasping their last breath.
If that were the case, though, they certainly would not exit without a swan song befitting their half-a-billion dollars in assets—among them, offshore accounts in at least three Caribbean countries.
As Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., recently observed, the announcement that the SPLC planned to bring in Tina Tchen, Michelle Obama’s former chief of staff, to help it “restructure” amid claims of sexism and racism from its top brass should raise plenty of red flags.
Cotton noted in a recent letter to the IRS, asking it to investigate the SPLC’s book-keeping and its nonprofit designation, that the group’s current status has allowed it to operate a tax-sheltered slush fund to launch defamation attacks on conservative groups.
With super-PAC restructuring similar to what OFA and the NDRC underwent, the SPLC could soon free itself to launch direct political attacks on candidates as well.
“I think it says something about the Southern Poverty Law Center that they recently hired Tina Tchen … to come on and fix their workplace culture,” Cotton said, “or perhaps take advantage of the $500 million they have and form a super-PAC to attack the president and the Republican party next year during the election.”
Jussie Smollett and Chicagoland
When a former president known for narcissistic grandstanding and inappropriately interjecting commentary into local law-enforcement matters (see: Henry Louis Gates, Trayvon Martin) chooses to remain mum on a major race hoax—one in which the imaginary assailants refer to his adopted hometown as “MAGA country”—the silence should be a deafening alarm.
When the aforementioned Tina Tchen inserts herself into the legal case, calling on Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx to drop the charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett without so much as a plea deal, conspiracy is obviously afoot.
And when the out-going mayor of said metropolis—who happens to be Obama’s former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel—and Obama’s chief campaign strategist, David Axelrod, come out as two of prosecutor’s sharpest critics, it smacks of a long-con worthy of Obama idol Saul Alinsky himself.
The “Rules for Radicals” author promoted the precept that “if you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.”
That has been interpreted to mean that if you provoke the other side enough to foment violence then it may be spun to your advantage—particularly when you have former Obama flunkies like deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes, now a CNN correspondent, manipulating the national media narrative.
Test cases—including Ferguson, Baltimore and Charlottesville—all resulted from figures on the Left pushing negatives until they became liabilities for the opposition.
While the country appeared unified in its condemnation of the Smollett hoax, a dedicated faction has maintained Smollett’s innocence—and kept the controversy alive in the headlines.
Dueling protests between police and black activists, led by Jesse Jackson, have already brought the Windy City to the brink of violence.
On “Fox and Friends,” Martin Preib, a vice president with the Chicago lodge of the the Fraternal Order of Police, said the city’s police force was outraged and disgusted by the perversion of justice, which is far from an isolated case in Chi-Town.
“It’s kind of like a wave that keeps building, but this one got so much national attention,” Preib said. “It was nice to see one of the scandals get some attention.”
He said he was encouraged by Trump’s vow to step in.
“I truly hope the federal authorities conduct a thorough investigation and they follow the evidence where it leads,” Preib said. “We’ve noticed a significant change in the Department of Justice from the Obama administration to the Trump administration, and we believe Chicago desperately needs that.”
The stage is now potentially set for a well-timed race-riot, pitting one group of Obama cronies against another, and forcing Trump to take ownership—which in turn will exacerbate the violence being pushed by a coalition of community organizers.
Any guesses as to who might offer to help “heal” the rift?