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Oops, Obama Touts His Jobs Plan Today At An Ohio Bridge That Won't Qualify
LA Times ^ | 9/22/11 | Andrew Malcolm

Posted on 09/22/2011 2:15:09 PM PDT by Lmo56

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.

It's the Brent Spence Bridge. It doesn't really need repairs. It's got decades of good life left in its steel spans. It's just overloaded. The bridge was built to handle 85,000 cars and trucks a day, which seemed like a lot back during construction in the Nixon era.

Today, the bridge sort of handles more than 150,000 vehicles a day with frequent jam-ups.

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: brentspencebridge; bridge; democrats; economy; fail; kenyanvillageidiot; nobama2012; obama; ohio
So much for "shovel-ready" ...
1 posted on 09/22/2011 2:15:14 PM PDT by Lmo56
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To: Lmo56

The guy admits “There are no shovel ready jobs”; laughs about the stimulus not being as shovel ready as they thought; then goes out and bets his career on “shovel ready jobs.”

No wonder even Bill Clinton is throwing him under the bus.


2 posted on 09/22/2011 2:19:22 PM PDT by Brookhaven
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To: Lmo56

Geez what a dumas


3 posted on 09/22/2011 2:21:29 PM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket~!!!)
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To: Lmo56

It’s not really an Ohio bridge. Only the on and off ramps on the Cincy side are in Ohio. Ya see, the Ohio River is all in Kentucky. Bank to bank.


4 posted on 09/22/2011 2:23:24 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Lmo56

After the hand waving thing yesterday, I called him “President Oblivious.” It was a joke, but I’m starting to think it’s reality too.

Touts his job stimulus plan in front of a bridge that will not be eligible for funds.

President Oblivious strikes again.


5 posted on 09/22/2011 2:24:33 PM PDT by Brookhaven
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To: Lmo56

Known it for sometime now, not only is Obama not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but....he is mentally challenged at best!!! it would not be too bad if his staff could cover for this buffoon, but....there is not one sane or capable person on the entire staff. Dems, you better wake up and get rid of this total incompetent Obama dude, or......you dudes & chicks are going down, big time, with him, come November, 2012. And.....Dems, please tell your DNC chick, Debbie Wasserman Schultz to stop constantly blinking her eyes when interviewed on FNC!!! She looked like an insane woman this morning on Fox & Friends. Shucks, she probably is really, not all there, all the time!!! Some Chairwoman you Dems have chosen. What do you expect, Obama the idiot made the choice!!!


6 posted on 09/22/2011 2:27:58 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Lmo56
Gang Leader Who Can't Even Screw Up Properly


7 posted on 09/22/2011 2:32:38 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Muslims who advocate, support, or carry out Jihad give the other 1% a bad name)
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To: Brookhaven
No wonder even Bill Clinton is throwing him under the bus.

Bubba Klintoon is a racist.
8 posted on 09/22/2011 2:34:36 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Mr. K
Geez what a dumas

If I was Obama - I'd be kickin' the ass of the dipshit that convinced me to do this photo-op ... then I'd be kickin' the ass of the dipshit [me] that agreed to do it ...

9 posted on 09/22/2011 2:37:53 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Brookhaven
Picking this particular bridge is so plainly political (to get in a dig at Boehner and McConnell) that even the sheeple who get their news from ABC, NBC, and CBS may realize it.

If he just needed a photo-op at a bridge, there must be plenty of bridges in Maryland or Virginia that would have served just as well, and wouldn't have required taking a trip on Air Force One.

10 posted on 09/22/2011 2:39:10 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Cheerio

Bubba may be laying the groundwork for Lurleen to run in 2012.


11 posted on 09/22/2011 2:40:27 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Doesn’t He have people to to His homework for him? Or are they all kept in the dark because of the absence of solar panels on the White House?


12 posted on 09/22/2011 2:41:01 PM PDT by DanMiller (Dan Miller)
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To: Lmo56
Actually, this bridge might collapse sooner than expected. Getting a visit from "The Won" seems to be hazardous.

Solyndra is one well known example, but there are others. Like Cardinal Fastener.

Did Obama actually touch this bridge? If he did, any bets on how long before it falls?

13 posted on 09/22/2011 2:41:32 PM PDT by cc2k ( If having an "R" makes you conservative, does walking into a barn make you a horse's (_*_)?)
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To: Lmo56

Jeeze!

How many moves will 0bama’s handlers screw up! One after another after another...


14 posted on 09/22/2011 2:47:10 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (What came first, capitalism or a road?)
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To: cc2k
Actually, this bridge might collapse sooner than expected.

The bridge isn't in danger of collapsing - it is just being overused. The new project would be a new span to offload traffic from the existing bridge ...

15 posted on 09/22/2011 2:47:12 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Lmo56

This better be on “The Grapevine” tonight...


16 posted on 09/22/2011 2:48:01 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (What came first, capitalism or a road?)
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To: holdonnow

ping


17 posted on 09/22/2011 2:50:54 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (What came first, capitalism or a road?)
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To: Lmo56
Lmo56 wrote:
The bridge isn't in danger of collapsing - it is just being overused. The new project would be a new span to offload traffic from the existing bridge ...
Maybe you didn't read my full post.

Or maybe I should have added a </sarcasm> tag in there somewhere.

18 posted on 09/22/2011 2:51:27 PM PDT by cc2k ( If having an "R" makes you conservative, does walking into a barn make you a horse's (_*_)?)
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To: Lmo56

The republican mantra everyday should be: WHERE IS THE JOBS BILL?


19 posted on 09/22/2011 2:52:26 PM PDT by HChampagne
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To: Lmo56

The world economy is collapsing today and he’s off giving a campaign speech on a bridge. You really can’t make this stuff up.


20 posted on 09/22/2011 2:53:45 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Lmo56
Down the Ohio river a bit @ Louisville and Indiana the main bridge is out because it is structurally unsound. Wrong bridge Zero.
21 posted on 09/22/2011 3:01:49 PM PDT by Oystir
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To: Lmo56

“Don’t play politics” he says and then goes to a bridge spanning Boehner’s and MCConnell’s districts. RAT to the core. Projecting in high def!


22 posted on 09/22/2011 4:07:50 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: jersey117

I wish he’d do the world a favor and jump off one of these bridges.


23 posted on 09/22/2011 6:41:49 PM PDT by ponygirl (People are calling our President the Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers; thatÂ’s not allowed is it?)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
" Ya see, the Ohio River is all in Kentucky. Bank to bank."

You are correct. I learned that when I lived in KY. Another thing the Cincy bridge doesn't lead to Covington. It leads to Newport, KY.

24 posted on 09/22/2011 7:38:42 PM PDT by OldEagle
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; Liz; Las Vegas Dave; BillyBoy

The Obama White House staff is starting to reflect its boss. It can’t even arrange a photo opportunity without botching it. If they try hard enough, they can find a bridge that will benefit. Just look in one of the other 56 states.


25 posted on 09/22/2011 8:08:26 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; Liz; Las Vegas Dave; BillyBoy

“It can’t even arrange a photo opportunity without botching it.”

Yep!


26 posted on 09/22/2011 8:24:40 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Why?)
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To: Oystir

Obama was trying to rake rand Paul over the coals over that bridge today. However, obama won’t admit that he is increasingly losing political capital.


27 posted on 09/22/2011 9:15:59 PM PDT by Crucial
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To: Brookhaven
I called him “President Oblivious.”

I have adopted the name "President Trainwreck".

28 posted on 09/23/2011 3:44:58 AM PDT by Go Gordon
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To: Brookhaven
I called him “President Oblivious.”

I have adopted the name "President Trainwreck".

29 posted on 09/23/2011 4:04:43 AM PDT by Go Gordon
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To: cc2k

Cardinal Fastener? Isn’t he in line to be the next Pope?


30 posted on 09/23/2011 6:14:24 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a liberal is like teaching algebra to a tomcat.)
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