Former President Obama came forth on Thursday to slam the president and the GOP for putting up “crazy” behavior from its leaders.
“What you’re seeing is Republicans in Congress who are bending over backwards to try to shield and deflect oversight of this behavior and accountability and consequences,” he said, speaking at a rally in Ohio for gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray. This is serious. You know it is. And frankly even some of the Republicans know it is. They will say it, they just don’t do anything about it. … They say, ‘we’ll put up with crazy’ in exchange for tax reform and deregulation.”
Obama made a call for a return to “checks and balances” in the upcoming election, stating that it is a chance to “restore some sanity” to the arena of politics.
“This is not normal what we’re seeing. It is radical,” he said. “It is a vision that says that it’s more important for those who are in power to protect that power even when it hurts the country.”
He pointed to “political darkness” that has infected politics and ripped “demagogues,” stating that good leaders get the job done without needing to tweet to take credit for it.
“When we don’t vote, when we take our voice for granted, demagogues get out there and they promise simple fixes,” he declared. “They’ll try to pretend like they have answers even when they don’t know the problem. … We don’t need leaders yakking and yakking everyday instead of doing the work.”
Obama has taken off on the campaign trail ahead of the midterms, to fight President Trump for the first time since leaving office.
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