Obama steps into midterm battle with Illinois speech

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Obama reminded the audience that the economic recovery began during his administration and defended his handling of the 2008 economic collapse.

Obama will be given the award by U.S. Sen. The speech, which can be viewed live below, is taking place at the University of IL at Urbana-Champaign, and is expected to have many Democratic Senators and Congressmen in attendance, including Senator Dick Durbin (D) of IL.

Comedian Kathy Griffin summed up the celebrity sentiment over Obama's speech succinctly, saying, "I love him". "That is not how our democracy is supposed to work".

In his speech, Obama criticized the divisive politics of the Trump era, decrying attacks on the freedom of the press, the justice system, and numerous other controversies.

Last Saturday, at the funeral for Sen.

Below is a roundup of the fawning sycophant celebrity screeds in response to Obama's speech.

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Republican National Committee spokesman Michael Ahrens said in a statement that more Obama wouldn't help the Democrats. "It's a politics that pretends to be fearless and tough, but in fact is born of fear". "This moment really is different".

Obama will hit the campaign trail on Saturday, appearing at a campaign event in southern California before heading to OH next week and to IL and Pennsylvania later in the month.

His stops after that will be in Pennsylvania and NY.

Republicans, and many naïve journalists, liked to attribute the hysterical right-wing backlash against Barack Obama to a sudden upsurge in fiscal conservatism.

President Trump, campaigning himself in North Dakota for a challenger to Democratic Sen. "The consequences of any of us sitting on the sidelines are more dire".

Trump has consistently used Obama as a foil on Twitter to energize his voters, while Democratic incumbent senators are struggling for reelection in states where Obama has never been particularly popular.

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Former President Barack Obama is calling on people to vote in the November election, saying "our democracy depends on it". She co-chairs the group, which is run by her close allies.

He devoted a great portion of the speech to urge the students to vote.

"There is only one check on abuses of power, and that's you and your vote".

"Don't boo - vote", Obama said, kicking off a midterm push to encourage especially low-propensity voters - like the college students he was speaking to - to go to the polls.

"The claim that everything will turn out OK because there are people inside the White House who secretly aren't following the president's orders". Obama made the case that the current GOP has become complicit, turning a blind eye to racist dog whistles and to what has transpired in the Trump White House. "And I'm happy he wants to do it again".

Private Citizen Obama came out swinging, offering a rallying cry to the #resistance for the upcoming midterm elections, and condemning the toxicity of this so-called conservatism ruling in Washington.

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