Thursday at a rally in Ohio in support of Democratic candidate for governor Richard Cordray, former President Barack Obama, hinting at President Donald Trump, went after “demagogues,” “bigots” and “fear mongers,” who he said try to “exploit America’s history of division.”
And it makes people feel that the game is rigged, and nobody’s looking out for them.
“In a healthy democracy, when everybody’s participating and paying attention, and listening, voting, people of good will in both parties, they call out bigots and fear mongers,” the former president told the crowd.
But, when there’s a vacuum in our democracy, when we don’t vote, when we take our basic rights for granted, other voices fill the void.
Still without mentioning any names, Obama claimed these “demagogues” will make it harder for young people, minorities and poor people to vote, all while giving billionaires “outside influence.”