Barack Obama Warns of a Dangerous Political Climate in the U.S.

Barack Obama Warns of a Dangerous Political Climate in the U.S.

Speaking in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Barack Obama said: “The habit of demonizing political opponents, of saying crazy things, creates a dangerous climate. We’ve gotten politicians who work not to bring people together, but to stir up divisions and make us angry and afraid of each other just for their own gain.”

Barack Obama is wrapping up a five-state tour aimed at stopping the Democratic candidates from losing popularity. After speaking in Pittsburgh, he went to Temple University in Philadelphia, where he plans to speak with Joe Biden.

Biden began his day by speaking to Illinois in support of House candidate Lauren Underwood, who insists that Republicans are able to jeopardize Medicare and Social Security by ending federal programs that lower prescription drug prices.

Republican candidates argue that Democrats have resorted to political violence, citing the widespread anti-racist protests that rocked the country in 2020. They criticized Democrats for failing to beat inflation and crime, two major issues for voters that worry them even more than the issue of abortion rights restrictions (according to most opinion polls).

Republican candidate for senator from Pennsylvania, Mehmet Oz, criticized his Democratic opponent, John Fetterman, and President Joe Biden on Twitter for failing to provide enough support for the energy industry. If elected, Oz promised to fight inflation. “As your next senator, I will focus on issues that matter to voters in all communities, including lowering prices on everything from gas to food,” he wrote.

Both parties have given a lot of attention to Pennsylvania because its voters have repeatedly switched from one party to the other in the last four presidential elections.

About 38.8 million Americans have already voted early (in person or by mail), according to the U.S. Elections Project. Election officials warn that it could be several days after Election Day before the final results are clear in tightly contested states such as Pennsylvania or Georgia.