Published: Mon, September 10, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

U.S. midterm elections a chance to 'restore sanity', says Barack Obama

U.S. midterm elections a chance to 'restore sanity', says Barack Obama

"He is just capitalizing on resentment that politicians have been fanning for years", the former President said. "When there is a vacuum in our democracy ... other voices fill the void".

"I think Democrats, no party preference and moderate Republicans long for the day of 'no drama Obama, ' instead of the current president", Rouda said.

He went on to attack the administration's repeal of climate change legislation, saying: "They've made it so that the only nation on earth to pull out of the global climate agreement, it's not North Korea, it's not Syria, it's not Russian Federation or Saudi Arabia". "It reminds the Republicans why these midterms are important". "We have the change to flip the House of Representatives and make sure there are real checks and balances in Washington".

Jedediah Bila said this was a reminder of the "professorial" lecturing from Obama that people got exhausted of contrasted with how Trump "speaks with people".

Former President Barack Obama blasted President Donald Trump and called on voters to show up in November.

Obama, who is 57, said the greatest threat to U.S. democracy comes not from any single individual, or even from any group of billionaires seeking to dominate the nation's politics.

Jacob Rees-Mogg points to former President Obama for "creating the circumstances that allowed Donald Trump to come through".

"Sending Obama out on the campaign trail forces every single red state Democrat to defend the failures of the Obama presidency", noted national GOP spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany in an opinion piece for Fox News. Lindsey Graham, an ally and sometimes critic of Trump said in a statement after the speech.

Outside Saturday's event there were around 18 pro-Trump demonstrators, with one woman wearing a "Make California Great Again" shirt, borrowing from Trump's campaign slogan.

Barack Obama headlined his first campaign rally of 2018 in Anaheim, Calif. Saturday, following a stinging speech on Friday in which he criticized current USA president Donald Trump.

Obama raised concerns over Trump's approach, referring to it indirectly as "this political darkness", according to The Washington Post. "That unfortunately has been a spiral that we have been on for the last couple of years". "As a fellow citizen, not as an ex-president", he said, "but as a fellow citizen, I am here to deliver a simple message and that is that you need to vote because our democracy depends on it".

"You happen to be coming of age during one of those moments", Obama told the audience. "It works for me", Whitaker said. "We've seen basic norms and principles that have served us well for decades increasingly violated", Obama said.

President Obama is expected to deliver a similar message in Cleveland on Thursday, when he campaigns on behalf of Richard Cordray, the Democratic nominee for OH governor, and other Democrats.

While voters in California stepped it up for Clinton in the 2016 presidential elections, giving her a 4 million vote edge over Trump, Orange County has remained steadfastly Republican.

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