Former President Barack Obama has formally joined the group of Democrats who employ TikTok influencers to advance their political goals.
Obama was a featured in a TikTok video on Monday with content creator Vitus Spehar in a last-minute get out the vote drive. Under The Desk News, a TikTok program that “offers 60 second daily wrap ups of current events, political analysis, and special interest items “explained,” is hosted by Spehar, also known by the handle “V.”
Obama urged people to register to vote and help Democrats in their efforts to pass additional climate regulations, gun control laws, and expanded abortion rights in his guest appearance “behind the desk.”
You can stay “behind my desk” for the time being, but when it’s time to cast your vote, you’re going to have to step up,” Obama stated.
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“You have climate change legislation and gun safety on the ballot. And we can reinstitute Roe v. Wade as the supreme rule of the land when we can elect more pro-choice members of Congress,” he added. You must take some time to cast your vote, thus you are unable to remain here.
Is this the wrong time to admit I supported McCain in the 2008 election?
Obama playfully retorted, “Mmm, as long as you voted.”
The embattled Democrats on the campaign trail are facing voter backlash due to high inflation and rising crime. The former president, who continues to be the most popular person in the Democratic Party despite leaving office over six years ago, has been lending his star power to the Democrats. According to polls, voters prioritize these problems and think the Republican Party is more suited to manage the economy than the incumbent Democrats.
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According to Fox News’ Power Rankings, Republicans will regain control of the House on Tuesday with a predicted gain of around 23 seats. Four crucial elections in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Nevada, which are all considered toss-ups, will determine which party controls the Senate.
The outcome will depend on voter turnout, as it does in every election, and Obama’s appearance on TikTok implies Democrats are trying to turn out as many voters as they can to limit their predicted losses. The Biden White House has utilized TikTok in the past to address topics like transgender medical treatment for children and to advertise its COVID-19 immunization campaign.
Obama and other Democrats who have utilized the platform, which is connected to China, to spread their message to young people were made fun of in the video, which was shared by Libs of TikTok on Twitter.
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Obama has now formally embraced the Democrats’ new, surefire strategy for whenever they need to advance an agenda: working with TikTokers, according to Libs of TikTok.
Chef Andrew Gruel, a star on the Food Network, responded, “Ooof this is painful.”
Now that Obama is using TikTok, there is a real threat to national security, Stephen L. said. Miller, a Spectator contributing editor.