At the Pinecrest home of Alonzo Mourning, the basketball star’s wife, Tracy Mourning, introduced President Obama during a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser on Thursday night. But she first told a story of how her mother, a cleaning woman, struggled to make sure she felt she had everything she needed.
“When those damned Republicans are in office, I’m struggling,” Tracy Mourning said her mother would tell her.
Obama spoke shortly after 8:30 p.m. and told the wealthy donors that they need to give back to the party and the community.
Obama said he and others succeeded because of their parents. But society helped as well.