Obama Implores Californians To Vote And 'Restore Some Sanity In Our Politics'

10 September, 2018, 18:52 | Author: Frank Williams
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His comments came during a speech at the University of IL at Urbana-Champaign, where he accepted an ethics in government award. The award is named for Senator Paul H. Thomas, who represented IL from 1949 to 1967, according to the school's website.

Bongino also said Americans are sick and exhausted of being talked down to by "elitist goofballs" like Obama, and slammed a quote from former White House staffer Ben Rhodes' book, "The World As It Is", in which Obama apparently said he wondered if America was ready for his presidency.

And in a final fusillade, Obama lambasted Trump, saying that it "should not be Democratic or Republican" to not attack the press as enemies of the people, or use the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a political cudgel, or call on the attorney general not to prosecute members of your own party to help win elections.

"If we don't step up, things can get worse", he said.

On Saturday, the former president will stump for House Democratic candidates from California at an event in Orange County, a conservative-leaning part of California where Republicans are at risk of losing several congressional seats.

"These are some of the men and women, many of them who never imagined running for office", the former president said of the California candidates.

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Obama did not mention Trump on Saturday and instead said the problems in Washington are bigger than one person.

"It shouldn't be Democratic or Republican to say that we don't target groups of people because of what they look like or how they pray", Obama said.

Former President Barack Obama says the midterm elections in November will give Americans the chance to - in his words - "restore some sanity in our politics" by changing control of Congress.

He said stakes were high not just for Democrats but for all Americans, as "people feel scared" about a litany of issues: a troubled health care system, the high costs of education, a warming climate and more. In the social media targeted clip, he said that "basic norms and principles" have been "increasingly violated" and pushed young people to get out and vote.

"I found he's very good for sleeping", Trump added. "As a fellow citizen, not as an ex-president but as a citizen, I'm here to deliver simple message and that is that you need to vote because our democracy depends on it", Obama said, according to Politico. He will spend this Saturday in California stumping for seven congressional candidates at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee event and will head to OH next week to campaign for gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray.

Carlos Barria/ReutersFormer President Barack Obama warned people not to be comforted by the controversial anonymous New York Times op-ed that claims there's a resistance in the Trump administration.

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