Barack Obama's campaign speech yesterday in Ohio was billed as a "reframing" and and a "reboot," but as a new video from the Republican National Committee shows, it was really a "replay" of an "old speech," one given April 3 to the Associated Press Luncheon.
"I believe this is a make or break moment for the middle class," Obama said in April. Yesterday, he also said that it's a "make or break moment for the middle class."
Likewise, Obama used this line in both speeches: "Over the last few decades, the income of the top one percent as grown by more than 275 percent to an average of 1.3 million dollars a year."
Watch the numerous examples here, in the RNC video:
"Yesterday's speech was supposed to be full of new ideas to get our economy going, but it turned out to be the same thing President Obama's been saying for four years," said Reince Priebus, chairman of the RNC. "He recycled more rhetoric in yesterday's speech than green jobs he's created during his entire administration. ... The American people are tired of hearing the same empty rhetoric over and over; they're ready for action. We need a president who is going to do something to create good paying jobs to turn this economy around instead of make excuses and plea for 'more time.'"