On Monday, First Lady Michelle Obama used the upcoming State of the Union address to fundraise for the Democratic Party. She wrote a letter to the group’s mailing list requesting that followers “chip in $10 or more and help protect Obamacare.”
Michelle’s pitch for fundraising comes as President Obama stumps for a return of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to the Speakership office in the House of Representatives. Obama’s entire second term is imperiled by the fact that Republicans have the upper hand in the House and Senate races in 2014. President Obama will reportedly use his State of the Union address to bash Congress and push the notion of vast swaths of executive action.
Here’s the text of Michelle’s letter:
Earlier this month, because of what you did, it became illegal for insurance companies to discriminate against the up to 129 million Americans living with pre-existing conditions. Young Americans are able to stay on their parents’ health care plans as they get on their feet, and we can now know that our insurance companies won’t put lifetime caps on our coverage.
You should be so proud of that. That happened because you organized, you talked to your friends and neighbors, and you chipped in what you could, when you could, to elect Barack and a Congress who supported his agenda.
Today, I’m asking you to do it again.
So before Barack gives his State of the Union address tomorrow, chip in $10 or more and help protect Obamacare:
Thank you so much,
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013). He is also Editor-in-Chief of TruthRevolt.org. Follow Ben Shapiro on Twitter @benshapiro.