Trump Swipes at Obama Speech: ‘I Fell Asleep’

08 September, 2018, 00:12 | Author: Mary Valdez
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Obama has spent much of 2018 writing a book and raising money for his post-presidency foundation, according to CNN. The distance has annoyed some Democrats, who believe their most potent weapon is sitting out the midterms in an effort to maintain decorum that has long since left politics.

"Some of you may think I am exaggerating when I say this election is more important than any I can remember in my lifetime", Obama said in a speech at the University of IL.

Obama is embarking on a campaign swing for Democrats at the same time Trump is planning an ambitious schedule of appearances on behalf of Republican candidates as the GOP girds for the possibility of losing its House majority in the November 6 midterm elections.

Republicans, and many naïve journalists, liked to attribute the hysterical right-wing backlash against Barack Obama to a sudden upsurge in fiscal conservatism. Denouncing the university as a "corrupt institution" for giving Obama an award for ethics in government, Pollak insisted that Obama's "entire speech was based on a false conceit".

"If you thought that elections don't matter, I hope these last two years have corrected that impression", he said. A top focus of his efforts will be helping Democrats retake the House, which he will kick off on Saturday with a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee rally in Orange County, California, for the seven Democrats running there in Republican-held districts Hillary Clinton won in 2016. His office is expected to announce additional travel in the next few weeks. "Now, the former president is determined they never get them back!" "It did not start with Donald Trump, he is a symptom, not the cause". "He's just capitalizing on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years".

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"This time's different. This moment's too important to sit out". He railed against everything from his successor's failure to condemn white nationalists after Charlottesville - "How hard can that be?"

Citing the rise of the far-right and its trafficking in conspiracy theories - including the origins of his birthplace and a war on "science and facts" - Obama asked: "What happened to the Republican party?"

The CEO of Civic Advisors and the CEO of the "When We All Vote" initiative is the same person -- Kyle Lierman, who worked in the Obama White House for then Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett. "They're not doing us a service by actively promoting 90% of the insane stuff that's coming out of this White House and then saying 'Don't worry we're preventing the other 10%'".

The year is 2018, and today, a former US president called out the sitting USA president for failing to denounce Nazis.

"Demagogues promise simple fixes for big problems", Obama said, swiping at Trump. Midterms are often low turnout affairs, and the political party that drives the most voters to the polls usually wins.

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