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Another Sign Blake Masters Can Pull This Off? Obama Seems Afraid of Him

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In the weeks and now just days leading up to the midterm elections, Republican chances of taking back control of not just the House but also the Senate have been getting better and better. This includes specific races, such as the Arizona Senate race where Republican Blake Masters is challenging Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ), a vulnerable incumbent. Masters had some help earlier this week in that the Libertarian candidate, Marc Victor, dropped out of the race and endorsed him on Monday, as Katie and Matt highlighted. He also may be getting some assistance from another unlikely source, President Barack Obama.

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Obama may be 'helping' Masters in that the lengths he goes to attack him and accuse him of promoting the assault on Paul Pelosi, shows he could very well be afraid of him. As our friends at Twitchy highlighted, Obama blamed Masters for such an attack because he dares to call abortion out for what it is.

"We know where Mark's opponent stands, he supports a nationwide abortion ban," Obama claimed, conveniently leaving out that that ban is at 15-weeks, based on when unborn children can feel pain, and that there are exceptions. He went on to remind that Masters called abortion "demonic" and "a religious sacrifice." 

The former president equated such a stance pro-life stance with the attack on Mr. Pelosi by arguing "again, that's the over the top kind of language that ends up getting people hurt, 'cause if your opponents are 'demonic,' well, then there's, there's no constraint on what you think you can do to them. Break into their homes, hit people with hammers, 'cause they're demons, it's 'demonic.'"

There's a lot to unpack with how ludicrous that kind of a blame game is. First of all, to recognize the abortion procedure as "demonic" does not mean one is calling those who believe in abortion "demonic." Most importantly, though, there is zero evidence that the suspect who allegedly attacked Pelosi, David DePape, did so because he was motivated by abortion politics, or anything else that Masters said. DePape is also reportedly mentally ill.  

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Townhall has reached out to the Blake Masters campaign but has not yet heard back. Masters did address Obama's remarks over his Twitter account, though, in the form of a quote retweet with a picture of his family. 

This was hardly the only ridiculous claim that Obama made during Wednesday's campaign stop. As David Siders at POLITICO highlighted, Obama claimed that if so-called "election deniers" are elected, "then democracy as we know it may not survive in Arizona." For good measure he added that "that’s not an exaggeration. That is a fact."

The former president is hardly the only one to issue such dire warnings about our "democracy," as other Democrats and their political pundit friends as well as allies in the mainstream media have also done so. An MSNBC historian, as Katie highlighted, even warned historians will look back and see this time as "whether our children will be arrested or conceivably killed" and that "we're on the edge of a brutal authoritarian system."

President Joe Biden has also been campaigning for Democratic candidates, sort of, but it's clearly Obama that the party members really want. The former president has campaigned in others states as well, including Wisconsin and Nevada.

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The Senate race is very much considered a toss up. RealClearPolitics even projects that the race will be a "GOP Pick Up," and shows only a +1.0 lead for Kelly. 

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