Former President Barack Obama has warned of the “profoundly dangerous” consequences for democracy that a lack of mobilization among the Democratic electorate in the November 6 midterm elections could have.
“This November’s elections are more important than any I can remember in my lifetime, and that includes when I was on the ballot,” Obama said at a Las Vegas political rally, reports Efe news. “Politicians say (that) every time…(but) this one is really that important.”
“When you hear all this talk about economic miracles right now, remember who started it,” Obama said, adding that he was a politician who based his words and his policies on facts, an apparent allusion to Trump, who has had to back off of his own remarks on numerous occasions because they proved to be factually incorrect.
“Unlike some, I actually try to state facts. I believe in facts. I believe in a fact-based reality and a fact-based politics. I don’t believe in just making stuff up,” said Obama, constantly urging his listeners to get out and vote to make sure that the progressive changes he implemented – but many of which Trump and congressional Republicans are trying to undo – were consolidated.
“Booing doesn’t help anyone. Voting helps,” America’s first African-American president said before the excited and enthusiastic crowd of about 2,000 on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.