That whole 1998 tape has surfaced, the one in which Obama talked about loving redistribution and so forth. Well, there's another aspect of it, and it's exactly what this campaign is. He says in 1998 what he believes a winning coalition is. Welfare recipients would be a majority coalition for somebody. It's exactly what he's doing. That's his campaign, and we pointed it out to you. This is October 19th in Chicago, 1998. Loyola University, then-state senator The One.I dunno, I would think making $30,000 a year is pretty good. You've got husband and wife, and two kids presumably. That's not poor - unless they live in some wealthy neigbhorhood where all their income goes to paying their rent. Here's a tip...just move somewhere cheaper!
OBAMA: What I think will re-engage people in politics is if we’re doing significant, serious policy work around what I will label the "working poor," although my definition of the working poor is not simply folks making minimum wage, but it’s also families of four who are making $30,000 a year. They are struggling. And to the extent that we are doing research figuring out what kinds of government action would successfully make their lives better, we are then putting together a potential majority coalition to move those agendas forward.
Monday, September 24, 2012
The 1988 tape
Here's Rush's transcript:
Posted by Barbara Peterson at 8:38 PM