Lindsey Graham: Obama criticism of Trump bound to backfire

by Ben Pena September 8, 2018, 2:27
Lindsey Graham: Obama criticism of Trump bound to backfire

"He is a symptom, not a cause", Obama told students at the University of IL at Urbana-Champaign. "He is just capitalizing on resentment that politicians have been fanning for years".

He said voters would have to do it for them.

That kind of equivocation, Obama argued, isn't one that has its roots in the Republican Party, referring back to one of his favorite presidents and fellow IL son, Abraham Lincoln.

The president was widely censured by officials from across the political spectrum, and later clarified that he condemned neo-Nazis and white supremacy. "Suddenly deficits do not matter", Obama said.

"It's not conservative, it sure isn't normal. It's radical. It's a vision that says the protection of our power and those who back us is all that matters", he said.

Going further than he has in the past, Obama called the current political environment "extraordinary". They're unsafe times. But here's the good news: "In two months we have the chance - not the certainty, but the chance - to return some semblance of sanity to our politics", the former president continued.

"Here's the good news - in two months we have the chance ... to restore some semblance of sanity to our politics". Most of the economists "suggested Mr. Trump's election deserves at least some credit" for the upturn.

"The Federal Reserve pumped so much money into this economy, you've got to put an asterisk on what President Trump has done", he said on the Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto".

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The speech comes ahead of his first midterm campaign events, beginning Saturday, in the political battleground of Orange County, Calif., where he will stump for several Democratic House candidates.

Obama is likely to be less helpful in some of the most competitive Senate races playing out in states Trump won. They also said he is better positioned than nearly anyone else in the party to raise huge amounts of campaign cash.

Former President Barack Obama speaks at the memorial service of Senator John McCain at National Cathedral in Washington, Sept. 1, 2018. Doug Jones's upset victory in Alabama instead of a more high-profile public appearances. Wilson has repeatedly denounced Trump as a curse for right-wing politics.

"What's gonna fix our democracy is you". "Those who believe in democracy and civil rights and a common humanity will always have the upper hand". Typically, former U.S. presidents refrain from directly criticizing their successors.

Obama said during a speech Friday at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign that "you can not sit back and wait for a savior". "We are preventing the other 10 percent". "The biggest threat to our democracy is indifference". "Our democracy depends upon it", he said. He will also campaign this month in IL and Pennsylvania, and will headline a fundraiser for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee in New York City.

In August, Obama endorsed 81 Democratic contenders in 14 states, emphasizing young, diverse candidates running for state-level offices in an attempt to help new party leaders establish themselves.

Obama said it's not an exaggeration to say the midterm elections are the most important in his lifetime.

On Thursday, the former president is scheduled to campaign in Cleveland for Richard Cordray's campaign for Ohio Governor.

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