Former President Barack Obama officially entered the 2018 midterm elections Friday; telling students in Illinois the Republican Party is “capitalizing on resentment” to retain control of Congress this fall.
Obama was speaking at the University of Illinois when he slammed President Trump and the GOP for using a “playbook as old as time” and urged young Americans to get out and vote “because our democracy depends on it.”
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“You need to vote because our democracy depends on it. … Just a glance at recent headlines should tell you this moment really is different,” he said.
“You happen to be coming of age during one of those moments. 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,” added Obama.
BLUE WAVE CRASHING: DNC Chief Delivers Address to EMPTY EVENT at Atlanta Mall
DNC Chairman Tom Perez delivered remarks to liberal supporters at an “indoor Latin mall” in Atlanta, Georgia this week, speaking to a nearly empty room as Democrats struggle to connect with American voters just months ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
Perez was speaking at the Plaza Fiesta shopping center Wednesday when he slammed President Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress; telling the left-wing activists to “get out and vote” this November.
“Michelle Obama always said, ‘We they go low, we go high.’ I have a variant of that. When they go low, we go vote,” said Perez to the nearly empty room.
DNC Chair Tom Perez is here on Buford Highway addressing Hispanic voters. Starting out in Spanish, he said his brother was born here and his father was stationed at Fort McPherson. pic.twitter.com/wws1cozHOX
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“And when we put fear on the ballot, we don’t do so hot. Let’s face it, fear won in 2016, but let’s also face it, hope is making a huge comeback,” he added.
Watch Perez’ comments above.
BLUE WAVE CRASHING: Democrat Advantage TUMBLES Ahead of 2018 Midterms
The Democratic Party’s national advantage over their Republican opponents continued to collapse this week; shrinking to four percentage points after double-digit leads just months ago.
A recent survey by CBS News shows the liberal advantage largely evaporating ahead of the 2018 midterms, with 36 percent of those asked saying the GOP should retain control of Congress and 40% hoping for a left-wing “blue wave” in November.
The shrinking advantage and surprising poll numbers were conducted after the President’s “zero tolerance” policy on illegal immigration made national headlines, with the Commander-in-Chief urging Congress to find a permanent solution to the escalating border crisis.
“CBS’s poll, which sampled 2,063 adults between June 21-22, 2018 and has a margin of error of 2.6 percent, also shows there are a significant number of Trump supporters who opposed the zero-tolerance policy but did not hold the president responsible. The results also suggest voters are compartmentalizing the issue,” writes the Daily Caller.
Read the full report here.