Obama says midterms are ‘chance to restore some sanity in our politics’

Obama says midterms are ‘chance to restore some sanity in our politics’
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[Ed. – They aren’t, though, because the Left will be voting.]

Former President Barack Obama hit the campaign trail in California on Saturday, where he struck an optimistic note for Democratic Party activists ahead of November’s midterms — a day after a speech in which he ripped into President Trump.

“In two months we have a chance to restore some sanity in our politics,” he told the cheering crowd.

Obama introduced congressional candidates at the event, held in Orange County — a Republican stronghold in the blue state — and told activists that there was a choice “between those who promote politics of hope and those who exploit politics of fear.”

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“During these times of uncertainty, it’s always tempting for politicians for their own gain and for people in power to try and see if they can divide people, scapegoat folks, turn them on each other,” he said.

He also urged activists to push back against lobbyists and special interests: “This is a government for everybody, it’s not for sale, that’s what we believe in.”

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