Congressman, headed to minority status, predicts Dem overreach
Republicans in the House of Representatives, including Jim Banks, are preparing for at least two years in the minority after Election Day.
Predictions of a "Blue Wave" on Election Day could be coming true for Democrats but nervous Republicans are watching someone help their cause as the midterm elections draw closer: Barack Obama.
"Obama re-emerges to remind voters why they elected Trump," reads a Washington Times op-ed that describes Obama's campaign speech that bashed Trump and attempted to scare voters about saving democracy.
Obama spoke last week at the University of Illinois and is scheduled to speak at campaign stops across the country to help Democratic candidates, CNN reported.
"Barack Obama is just what the Democrats need," CNN suggested in its own op-ed.
The former president's campaign swing through several states comes as Democrats are organized and motivated by their hatred of Trump, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ackowledged this week that a half-dozen senate races are statistically tied two months out from Election Day.
The Senate map at RealClearPolitics predicts nine toss-ups with Democrats expected to hold 44 seats and the GOP holding 47. In the House of Representatives, there are 42 toss-ups with Democrats holding 202 seats and the GOP holding 191, the RCP average show.
Obama told the crowd of students he had to break his silence because things had become so "dire," and he suggested that Trump's booming economy was actually a result of his own policies.
The former president failed to mention that during his tenure his Democratic party lost over 1,000 seats to Republicans.
Every time Obama speaks on behalf of Democrats, he is reminding voters why Trump won the presidency, American Family Radio talk show host Bryan Fischer tells OneNewsNow.
"If anything," says Fischer, "it will boost conservative turnout and motivate voters to elect lawmakers who will support President Trump’s agenda and oppose the socialist tendencies of Democrats.”
"The more former President Obama speaks about the ‘good ol years’ of his presidency, the more likely President Trump is to get re-elected,” Sen. Lindsey Graham said in a statement after Obama's speech.
Dr. Charles Dunn, professor emeritus of government at Clemson University, says Obama's influence has actually waned in the Democratic Party and questioned why one of his first stops is California.
"You really shouldn't need Obama to win in California if you're a Democrat," Dunn observes. "So this suggests that Democrats are in a little more trouble if they're putting out there a former president to go to California first."
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