by William Teach | September 23, 2011 8:33 am
See, if a Republican had been involved in this gaffe, the MSM would be tearing them apart. Since it’s Obama? Not so much. Andrew Malcolm provides the 411
You know all those rusting bridges that President Obama wants to spend billions more dollars repairing to allegedly stimulate the economy?
He’s headed out to one today which he’s described as a “bridge that needs repair between Ohio and Kentucky that’s on one of the busiest trucking routes in North America.” It is on a busy trucking route, spanning the Ohio River between Covington, Ky., and Cincinnati.
The bridge in question, the Brent Spence Bridge, is, like so many other bridges that are called “structurally deficient”, is carrying way more traffic than it was meant to
So, plans are not to repair or replace the Brent Spence Bridge. But to build another bridge nearby to ease the loads.
But here’s the problem, as John Merline graphically notes here, that could screw up all those envisioned photo op shots of the Democrat and the traffic:
The president’s jobs bill is designed for “immediate” highway spending.
And the new $2.3 billion Cincy bridge is not scheduled to even start construction for probably four years, long after Republicans have scheduled the Obama presidency for completion.
And without delays, it wouldn’t be finished until 2022, when no one will be counting Obama’s rounds of golf.
But, Obama standing near the bridge, assailing John Boehner and Republicans makes for great press and photo ops. Of course, assailing your opponent, demonizing them, insulting them, has historically been the best way to get cooperation for them, right?
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