Like he has so often, President Obama wasn't about to let facts get in the way of his rhetoric. Obama said that Boehner, McConnell, and the GOP needed to pass his bill to help rebuild bridges like the Brent Spence, only his own press secretary would be forced to admit that the bridge won't qualify for funding under the Obama plan. Even if it did, attacking Boehner and McConnell over this bridge is ridiculous since both support the current project to build a new bridge alleviating the excess traffic.
So if the bridge doesn't qualify and the preexisting plan to repair it is supported by the two Republican leaders he called out, why did Obama give the speech he gave at that site?
|President Obama, fighting for a proposal that will do nothing for the bridge behind him.|
It's all about the image for this administration.