‘Uncover the birth certificate’: Obama shoots at Trump’s ‘nativityism’ during interim suspension

Former President Barack Obama visited Milwaukee on the afternoon of Saturday, October 29, to campaign for another “Democrat with a funny name”, Wisconsin Democratic Senator candidate Mandela Barnes. It was an opportunity for Obama to denounce former President Donald Trump for harassing him with a racist dog whistle that made him question his American citizenship throughout his presidency. Obama gave a big round of applause and said, “Mandela, get ready to dig up your birth certificate.” Maybe he shouldn’t be like you because he’s a Democrat with a funny name just because Mandela’s name is Mandela, not in this auditorium, but elsewhere in Wisconsin. . Don’t share your values,” Obama said on the stage of a high school gym in Milwaukee. He said of the GOP’s offensive ad “suggesting that Mandela is dangerous and different.” “I mean, we’ve seen this,” Obama said. “It sounds pretty familiar, doesn’t it?” Obama jokingly called Trump’s “living” conspiracy “the good old days.” At the time, Trump and the White House were only asking Obama to release his long birth certificate. “Remember the craziest thing he ever said?” Obama said he never mentioned Trump’s name. “Now, that doesn’t even make the Top 10 list crazy.” Obama traveled to Wisconsin two years ago prior to the midterm elections in which President Joe Biden won by just 20,000 votes. Barnes is facing an incumbent senator. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) was accused by Obama of attempting to provide a fake electorate to then Vice President Mike Pence to undermine Wisconsin’s 2020 presidential election results. “What if it didn’t provoke a uniform anger?” Obama said. “What do you need?” The similarity between Barnes and Obama goes beyond “funny names.” Barnes built his own political path following Obama’s framework, starting his career as a community organizer in Milwaukee for the same national network that Obama served on Chicago’s South Side. The beginnings of this lineage and Barnes’ sharp rise in Wisconsin’s political ranks (26 state congressman and 32 lieutenant governor) have been compared to the former president’s soaring to the highest office in the United States. Wisconsin Democrats who took to the stage on Saturday were eager to remind the crowd of these comparisons. A local Democratic organizer noted that the state has an opportunity to “elect our first black senator,” just as the state had its first black president 14 years ago. Barnes noted that returning home from work in the summer, he heard then State Senator Obama’s keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. “It was a speech that literally changed my life,” he said. Obama also campaigned for the Democratic governor. Tony Evers faces a fierce re-election race with Republican nominee Tim Michels, who has been backed by former Governor Tommy Thompson. Evera, who will soon turn 71 (his birthday is in November), mocked Ever’s Wheaties-esque charm, saying “it has a slightly more Clark Kent vibe than that of Superman.” “But he may be the best hope of democracy in Wisconsin. That is another reason he deserves your vote.” Obama has also launched a critique of politics’ “collapse of basic manners”. “The habit of saying the worst things about people creates a dangerous atmosphere,” Obama reasoned. He condemned “excessive and crazy rhetoric” and “elected officials.” [who] Do not refuse any more.” Obama also called for right-wing efforts to undermine fair elections through voting blackmail and vigilant tactics. “Telling supporters to stand outside polling places with guns and tactical gear is the kind of thing that ends up hurting people,” Obama said. Obama began his criticism with a prayer for Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Democrat), who was seriously injured after attacking him with a hammer in his San Francisco home on Friday. Nancy. His statement reflected a similar point he made when he appeared in Detroit early on Saturday. The former president’s appearance marked the third of Obama’s five-state midterm elections. His journey focuses on urban centers with a high concentration of black voters—states where turnout may be decisive in constituencies and US Senate primaries. Of all his stops, Milwaukee looks particularly great with a warning story. Hillary Clinton was infamous for skipping the Wisconsin campaign in the 2016 general election for a tactical decision criticized for the erosion of black voters that underpinned Obama’s healthy margin of victory in 2008 and 2012. President Joe Biden defeated Trump, and Milwaukee’s turnout hasn’t gotten any better than it was in 2016. At the time, Obama’s return to Milwaukee was an effort to recover the “Obama Landslide.” The crowd showed the eagerness to bring it back when the former president won first place in 2008, bursting with spontaneous calls and response slogans that characterized Obama’s rally: “Fire, Ready!” I said Obama at the beginning of his speech. “I’m here to ask you to vote.” But some Wisconsin Democrats were concerned about prospective voters not in the crowd on Saturday afternoon. North Division High School, located in Milwaukee’s 53206 zip code, is one of Milwaukee’s poorest and most imprisoned areas and is the most sought-after destination for black voter Democrats to vote in November. But Assemblyman David Bowen paused for a moment because the thousands of people who had gathered at North Division’s gym were far more white than the surrounding area. Bowen, who attended the meeting on Saturday, told Rolling Stone: Anecdotes from the crowd confirmed Bowen’s fears. Sisters Kim and Jermaine Jordan, who live in the same neighborhood as the school where Obama spoke, said they couldn’t convince their five children in their 20s and 30s to come to Obama’s rally or vote on Election Day. Both happen in that high school. “They say, ‘What’s the point?’” Kim Jordan told Rolling Stone. Nevertheless, the two promised to bring their children to the polls on Tuesday, November 8.
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