Media manages to report on Michelle Obama’s ‘nonpartisan’ voter registration push without laughing


Imagine being able to publish the word “non-partisan” when talking about any initiative headed by Michelle Obama? It’s not a bridge too far for Politico and others:

The word “nonpartisan” here should only be said while accompanied by the most exaggerated finger quotes possible:

Michelle Obama is jumping into the 2018 campaigns with a voter registration initiative that will be strictly nonpartisan — exciting and frustrating top Democrats who’d like the popular former first lady to actively campaign for candidates.

The initiative, scheduled to be launched Thursday, is the result of months of quiet conversations and planning full of false starts and uncertainty about whether to go forward. It will have the former first lady appear in public service announcements and at live events throughout the country into the fall, according to multiple people informed of the plans.

She’ll be joined by several A-list celebrities, including actor Tom Hanks, country stars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Houston Rockets star Chris Paul, singer Janelle Monae and “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Nothing says “nonpartisan” movement to me more than the inclusion of Michelle Obama and the “Hamilton” creator who said Trump’s going straight to hell.

Author: Doug Powers

Doug Powers is a writer, editor and commentator covering news of the day from a conservative viewpoint with an occasional shot of irreverence and a chaser of snark. Townhall Media writer/editor. alum. Bowling novice. Long-suffering Detroit Lions fan. Contact: