President Obama Swipes GOP 2016 Field: 'We've Been Walking the Walk' on Middle Class Economics

The president energized Democrats at their winter meeting in D.C.

— -- President Obama delivered a rallying cry to Democrats at the party's winter meeting in Washington, D.C., today, urging an unabashed embrace of his economic record as they head into the 2016 campaign.

“We were told by our good friends the Republicans that our actions would crush jobs, explode the deficits and destroy the country. I mean, I want everybody to do a fact check,” Obama told the crowd.

“If we were to look at the evidence, it’s pretty clear whose theory works,” he said.

“You can’t just talk the talk. You’ve got to do what? You’ve got to walk the walk,” Obama said. “We’ve been walking the walk.”

As for Republicans, he said, “The shift in rhetoric is good if it leads them to engage in different actions. If it doesn’t, then it’s just spin.”

Mr. Obama made no mention of the controversy surrounding former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani’s comments questioning the president's patriotism. But Obama did offer a spirited close to his address, referring to “this great country’s amazing story” and declaration of “God bless, America.”

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