In recent days, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton both claimed President Trump and Republicans are trying to win the November midterms by scaring voters.
But in some back-handed way of offering hope, both are actually fear-mongering themselves.
While rallying Democrats for Pennsylvania candidates on Friday night, Obama went off the deep end, claiming Republicans want to leave the disabled and those in nursing homes “out in the cold.”
A glum-faced Hillary claimed that Trump is going to go on a firing spree after the election, presumably because that’s what Hitler did, and we all know how much he loves Hitler, so…yeah…
“They’re trying to scare the heck out of you,” Obama said before launching into an anti-Trump screed and stoking fear about the President’s agenda.
“When we take our basic rights for granted, then other voices fill the void,” Obama warned.
“And they promise to fight for the little guy, even as they are helping the wealthiest and the most powerful. And they promised they’re going to take on corruption in Washington, and then they just plunder,” he said.
“And they start undermining our institutions of democracy,” Obama continued, waving his finger, “just so it can entrench their power further. And they’ll unwind our campaign finance laws so that billionaires have even more influence and they’ll make it even harder for young people to vote and minorities to vote and the poor to vote.”
Obama predicted Republicans will “subsidize corporate polluters,” before going on to slam the Trump tax cut.
He went on to claim in order to “pay for” the tax decrease, Republicans will “cut help for working families.”
Obama said what he thinks Republicans will do will be “radical” — a word he never used when describing Islamic terrorists blowing up women in children.
“And all they want to do is protect their power, even if it hurts the country,” he declared.
Meanwhile, on “Maddow” last week, Hillary speculated that President Trump is going to “wholesale fire people … and if we don’t have one or both houses of Congress in place, he will be even more uncontrollable and unaccountable.”
Hillary surmised that Trump will “fire people in the White House and his administration who he thinks are crossing him, questioning him, undermining him.”
She went on to claim Trump is “close to being uncontrollable.”
Who is the real fear monger?
Or, as Obama went on to tell his audience, “The good news is, in a healthy democracy, that kind of fear mongering doesn’t work.”