President Obama on Sunday asked a group of enthusiastic supporters at a fundraiser in Chicago whether they’d rather “go forward” and experience a future of “shared prosperity” or backward and support the “policies that got us into this mess in the first place.”
“Too many folks still don’t have a sense that tomorrow will be better than today. And so, the question in this election is which way do we go?” President Obama asked.
“Do we go forward towards a new vision of an America in which prosperity is shared? Or do we go backward to the same policies that got us in the mess in the first place?” he added.
“I believe we have to go forward,” the president said. “I believe we have to keep working to create an America where no matter who you are, no matter what you look like, no matter where you come from, no matter what your last name is, no matter who you love, you can make it here if you try.”
“That’s what’s at stake in November. That’s what is why I am running for a second term as president of the United States of America,” he added.
Does any of this sound familiar? It should. This isn’t the first time the president has talked about “sharing the wealth.” Remember back in 2008 when President Obama was caught off guard by Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher (aka. “Joe the Plumber”)?
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(H/T: RCP), this story has been updated.