Obama Campaigns for Seven California Democrats in Key House Districts

Posted September 11, 2018

While Obama has in the past blasted Trump and his policies, this was the first speech in which he used his successor's name. "In two months, we have the chance to restore some sanity to our politics".

At the end of the speech, Obama again stressed how important it is to vote in the upcoming midterm elections.

"I am sorry to say this, but there is one thing your gonna have to live with, the only reason that we have an outsider businessman president is because of you, your lies, your policies, and your divisiveness", she said on her show Saturday night.

"We're supposed to stand up to discrimination, and we're sure as heck supposed to stand up clearly and unequivocally to Nazi sympathizers", he said, a reference to Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year. "He is a symptom, not the cause. He's just capitalizing on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years, a fear and anger that's rooted in our past, but it's also born out of the enormous upheavals that have taken place in your brief lifetimes". He said Mr Obama was trying to take credit for this "incredible thing that's happening to our country".

And Obama tells the crowd in Anaheim that "we're all in this together and that what makes America exceptional and unique is that from all around the world people. came here because they believed in a certain set of ideals".

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Trump, too, has been working to shore up support for his party as the polls approach, holding campaign-style rallies for Republicans running for office, regularly touting the U.S.'s surging economy.

"There is a phrase that we used to use [when I was governor] for staff that acted this way, and it's called 'we know better, '" Paterson said.

Obama gave shout-outs to seven Democratic candidates in competitive House districts across California that are considered crucial to the party's efforts to oust Republicans from control.

Former President Barack Obama is calling on people to vote in the November election, saying "our democracy depends on it".

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. In the other Orange County race, Gil Cisneros, a Democratic philanthropist and Navy veteran, is vying for an open seat created by retiring Republican Ed Royce.

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But he said he chose to speak now because "the stakes really are higher" than before.

"The stakes are high in this election", Obama warned, referring to the congressional elections that will be seen as a referendum on the presidential administration of Donald Trump and Republican rule in Washington.

"It should not be a partisan issue to say that we do not pressure the attorney general or the Federal Bureau of Investigation to use the criminal justice system as a cudgel to punish our political opponents", Obama said.

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