By Sam Youngman - 08/17/10 10:05 AM EDT
President Obama told a Hollywood fundraiser Monday night that he and congressional Democrats have passed the most progressive legislation in decades.
"We have been able to deliver the most progressive legislative agenda — one that helps working families — not just in one generation, maybe two, maybe three," Obama said.
Obama is hitting the campaign trail hard this week before he goes on vacation to Martha's Vineyard, boasting of his administration's accomplishments and accusing Republicans of trying to return to the policies of President George W. Bush.
"This is exactly when you want to be president," Obama said. "This is why I ran, because we have the opportunity to shape history for the better."
With polls showing Democrats in serious trouble during an anti-incumbent election year, Obama said that helping Democrats get elected in November is his "focus over the next several months."
"I hope you understand why we're here tonight," Obama told the crowd at producer John Wells's home. "It's not to take a picture with the president. We're here to make sure those who took the tough votes are rewarded."
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