On Tuesday (November 1) night, with a week to go to the midterm elections, former President Barack Obama, while campaigning in Nevada, defended Democrats against Republican attacks.
Obama has spent the past few weeks jet-setting across the country stumping for various Democratic Candidates amid fears that crime and inflation could bolster support for Republicans and cause a Red Wave.
The former President came to the defense of Democrats while delivering remarks at Cheyenne High School in North Las Vegas.
Obama was flanked by vulnerable Democratic incumbents: Gov. Steve Sisolak and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto. The former President also urged those in attendance to vote for Democrats up and down the ticket.
Many of Obama’s talking points on Tuesday were similar to rhetoric he used during the 2018 midterm election cycle at a stop in Nevada, reiterating criticism around “political darkness” while warning voters it would be “profoundly dangerous” to stay at home on Election Day.
However, Obama also touched on the latest headwinds facing Democrats — the cost of gas and food — which Republicans have capitalized on in the millions of dollars they’ve spent on commercials discussing the high prices and placing the blame squarely on Democrats.
Obama mentioned the Republican ads in his remarks, questioning, “If you watch these ads, Republicans talk about it a lot, but what’s their answer exactly? What is their economic policy?”
He then mocked Republicans for wanting to cut taxes, claiming, “That’s their answer to everything,” explaining that Democrats were the ones who have plans to “take on drug companies to lower prices, to get the oil industry to clean up its act, to pass laws to make housing more affordable.”