San Francisco (Obama.net)- The Midterm Elections in the United States of America are just over three weeks away. And as expected, with the lack of bipartisan support in neither the House of Representatives nor the Senate, Republicans and Democrats are at each other’s throats as the election nears.
Each side is trying to label the other as the one that would lead the United States down the wrong path.
With the Democrats working hard to rebuild the American economy, the Republicans are trying to label the actions of the Democrats as counterproductive and as moves that would only increase the America debt.
But the Democrats are firing back against the Republicans and their claims.
Sunday, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, President Barack Obama gave a speech during a rally to speak on behalf of his fellow Democrats and to promote them in the days leading up to the November 2nd elections.
Obama called the Republicans out on all of the money they receive from special interest groups. Obama spoke about how letting the Republicans get that money privately means that the special interest groups are really the ones dictating American politics, not the citizens of the United States. Because of a Supreme Court decision this year, the Republicans do not have to tell the American people whom they get their money from.
Obama said, “You can’t let it happen. Don’t let them hijack your agenda. The American people deserve to know who’s trying to sway their elections, and you can’t stand by and let the special interests drown the voices of the American people.”
The President further explained, “you don’t know. It could be the oil industry, it could be the insurance industry, it could even be foreign owned corporations. You don’t know because they don’t have to disclose. Now that’s not just a threat to Democrats, that’s a threat to our democracy.”
As the time before the election is becoming less and less, Obama and his fellow Democrats are in full speed trying to make sure that they enter November 3rd with as many seats in Congress as possible. While Republicans and even a few Tea Party members are expected to take some seats from Democrats, Obama and his party are still counting on walking away that day with the majority in both the House of Representatives and the United States Senate.