Obama Fail Of The Day

So, Barack Obama has his “jobs” bill that is designed specifically to force all Republicans to “obstruct” it so Obama can have a talking point in an attempt to raise his abysmal and falling poll numbers. So, Obama decides what better place for a photo-op than a bridge that needs repair between the Speaker of the House’s state and the Senate Minority Leader’s state. So, Obama jets off to Cincinnati, Ohio, to tout the “shovel-ready” infrastructure spending in his “jobs” bill. And the hilarity ensues from there.

Remember the last big-spending bill that Obama touted as “shovel-ready”? That Porkulus bill that did not produce jobs and that Obama had to admit was not “shovel-ready”? Well, here’s round two. Andrew Malcom provides some of the detail in the Los Angeles Times. (I know, right? The normally sycophantic LA Slimes. HT Hot Air Headlines)

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.

RTWT.

The bridge doesn’t need repairs. It’s not scheduled to get the repairs it doesn’t need. A new bridge is scheduled to be built, at a cost of 3.2 billion dollars, to ease the congestion. But it’s not scheduled to start for another four years. There goes that “shovel-ready” crapola again. And the false integrity again.

Oh, and guess which state the Ohio River is in. Ohio? Wrong. Ohio’s border stops at the river’s edge. So, touting a “shovel-ready” that won’t start for another four years job to repair a bridge that isn’t in need of repairs and isn’t scheduled for repairs in a state that isn’t even responsible for repairing it is one huge compound fail.

UPDATE
Allahpundit weighs in on Obama’s dishonest campaigning in Ohio.

Here’s video of him in front of the bridge today, following Maxine Waters’s advice to “fight” by stuttering his way to class-warrior glory. Speaking of things that are crumbling: His approval’s at 39/57 in Florida, which not long ago was a swing state if you can believe it, and a new Democratic poll of 60 battleground congressional districts held by Republicans finds that 50 percent support the GOP incumbent compared to 41 percent who support a Democratic challenger — a slight increase since the midterms last year. …

Obama’s reelection campaign, which started in January, 2009, got off to a rocky start and it’s been fail after fail after fail ever since.
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28 Comments

  1. So, Barack Obama has his “jobs” bill that is designed specifically to force all Republicans to “obstruct” it

    You do realise that attempting to have America fail to improve their political chances is NOT something Republicans “have” to do. They could, well, put the best interests of the US before their own political gain.

    You know, there’s not a single solitary example on the planet, not one, of a country that is succesful because the economy has triumphed over the government and choked it off and driven the tax rates to zero, driven the regulations to nonexistent and abolished all government programs, except for defense, so people in my income group never have to pay a nickel to see a cow jump over the moon. There is no example of a succesful country that looks like that.

    Bill Clinton, commenting on teabagger policies.

  2. “Remember the last big-spending bill that Obama touted as “shovel-ready”? That Porkulus bill that did not produce jobs ….”

    Liar Hitchcock, again!

    Hitchcock here is one of a network of liar propagandists who are Obama haters. They will stop at nothing to get rid of him, even if it means ruining our country and economy in the process. You want evidence? Read any one of Hitchcocks posts! These are actions of self-destructionists, who wish to drag us all down to their subterranean levels!!!

  3. LOL … remember, Hitch — “created or saved!” What other president has been judged on that?? NONE! How many jobs did Bush “save?”

    What a sad joke …

  4. “LOL … remember, Hitch — “created or saved!” What other president has been judged on that?? NONE! How many jobs did Bush “save?”

    What a sad joke …”

    You wish, Hube, but you are wrong again!

    The chart depicts “Private Sector Jobs Growth”, and is based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  5. You wish, Hube, but you are wrong again!

    The chart depicts “Private Sector Jobs Growth”, and is based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    Uh huh. And the proof that these were a result of the porkulus??

  6. You keep reposting these charts as if they’re gospel, Perry. AGAIN, based on the dates, how in the world is it “Republican policies” on the left of the chart … when the Democrats ran the House and Senate then? You just never can get past your dogma — somehow that’s exclusively GOP policies, yet now, when the GOP holds but one house of the legislature … it’s still the GOP’s fault for everything!

    IOW, you’re a laugh a minute.

  7. “IOW, you’re a laugh a minute.”

    A Repub administration took us to war in Afghanistan then Iraq, a Repub administration did not pay for these wars, nor did they pay for Medicare Part D, yet they decreased taxes twice in favor of the wealthy, all these building up deficits and the debt, leading to the Great Recession. I don’t think even the most rabid Right wingnut would dispute this overall summary of events.

    So the “laugh a minute” is exactly who, Hubie? You and yours ought to be weeping because of your sins of commission!!!

  8. A Repub administration took us to war in Afghanistan then Iraq, a Repub administration did not pay for these wars, nor did they pay for Medicare Part D, yet they decreased taxes twice in favor of the wealthy, all these building up deficits and the debt, leading to the Great Recession. I don’t think even the most rabid Right wingnut would dispute this overall summary of events.

    So the “laugh a minute” is exactly who, Hubie? You and yours ought to be weeping because of your sins of commission!!!

    Once again, based on the dates of your chart: you keep reposting these charts as if they’re gospel, Perry. AGAIN, based on the dates, how in the world is it “Republican policies” on the left of the chart … when the Democrats ran the House and Senate then?

  9. “Once again, based on the dates of your chart: you keep reposting these charts as if they’re gospel, Perry. AGAIN, based on the dates, how in the world is it “Republican policies” on the left of the chart … when the Democrats ran the House and Senate then?”

    Classic wingnut irrationality on display here. Hube, the same message is here too, but you refuse to pay attention, because your ideology has frozen your brain. Here, one more time, from the NYT:

    The outcome is all about policy, policy, policy and the costs thereof. The Dem Congress in 2007-2008 was hardly a match for a Presidential veto and/or a Senate filibuster threat and/or a defecting Dem Senator.

  10. Once again, Perry, you keep using that Obama Lies chart that has been thoroughly debunked. I would question your integrity, Perry, but as we’ve seen, you never had any.

  11. And of course, Perry, you have nothing to say about Obama’s pack of lies he spread while standing nearby to a bridge that doesn’t even qualify in his “jobs” bill (that was nothing but a campaign tactic). Why is it, Perry, that you cannot admit Obama tried to sell a pack of lies while standing nearby to a bridge that doesn’t even qualify, just for a photo-op?

  12. The Dem Congress in 2007-2008 was hardly a match for a Presidential veto and/or a Senate filibuster threat and/or a defecting Dem Senator.

    As I said — you’re a laugh a minute. But somehow — just somehow! — the GOP controlling ONE CHAMBER of the legislature is now responsible for our [economic] woes!

    As we’ve all said Perry, you’ve uttered so many inconsistent inanities, you can’t keep track of them all. This one in particular is a real keeper.

  13. “And of course, Perry, you have nothing to say about Obama’s pack of lies he spread while standing nearby to a bridge that doesn’t even qualify in his “jobs” bill (that was nothing but a campaign tactic). Why is it, Perry, that you cannot admit Obama tried to sell a pack of lies while standing nearby to a bridge that doesn’t even qualify, just for a photo-op?”

    President Obama used that bridge as an example of national infrastructure repair needs. I heard his speech, and did not hear him cite this as a target for his AJA.

    And sure, I agree, it is good political campaigning and salesmanship, which is why it has wingnuts like you and McConnell so aggravated. Bring it on! Most of the people know the truth; it is to them that the President is speaking in order to reinforce the truth about our rusting infrastructure.

  14. “Once again, Perry, you keep using that Obama Lies chart that has been thoroughly debunked. I would question your integrity, Perry, but as we’ve seen, you never had any.”

    The chart has factual information that you are unwilling to face. That’s on you, John!

  15. President Obama used that bridge as an example of national infrastructure repair needs. I heard his speech, and did not hear him cite this as a target for his AJA.

    And Solyndra was just an “example” of an up-and-coming green company, right?

  16. The chart has factual information that you are unwilling to face. That’s on you, John!

    Yeah, that’s right Hitch — like somehow how the GOP is responsible for our troubles now when they hold only one chamber of one branch of gov., but when the Dems hold ALL of the legislature, they’re not responsible for ANYTHING. That’s “Perry factual information” for you.

  17. Perry, I linked to my Numbers Democrats Don’t Want You To See article (which made Post of the Day at the Ivy League professor’s blogsite) in my Sarah Palin Suddenly Electable article — the one where you couldn’t even be bothered to follow any links (as if that were somehow different from your standard MO). The data concerning the US citizens is not on your radical Leftist side on practically anything, Perry.

    Heck, even my links in my update on this article, which you are so incapable of actually reading for comprehension or following the links, show the Democrats are very clearly in deep water with the public. But you’ll keep your head up your butt and in the sand simultaneously (how do you pull that off, anyway?) and refuse to face the facts on the ground because none of the facts on the ground support your out-of-touch worldview.

  18. Once again, Perry, you keep using that Obama Lies chart that has been thoroughly debunked.

    “thoroughly debunked” according to you?

    Where are those mobile weapons labs, l1ar?

  19. Classic wingnut irrationality on display here. Hube, the same message is here too, but you refuse to pay attention, because your ideology has frozen your brain

    Perry, John Cole nailed the teabaggers precisely today:

    What is so frustrating about it all is how do you fight someone who rejects reality? How do you have a sensible policy debate with people who reject basic facts? It’s like trying to debate members of a cargo cult- the modern GOP carry the crosses but have no idea what it means to be christian. They talk about free markets, but have no understanding of economics. Just say deregulate and tax cuts a lot, and MAGIC WILL HAPPEN. Evolution? LIES! Climate change? LIES! Modern Medicine and vaccines? LIES! KEEP GOVERNMENT OUT OF MY MEDICARE! That scooter just magically showed up from the scooter store, like a coca cola bottle from heaven!

    The cargo cult analogy is closer than many of us are comfortable admitting, and our media has decided to just cover their eyes and pretend that it’s just two sides of the same coin. It’s crazy.

    I can see Obama being a one term President – the amount of hysteria whipped up against him by w1ngnuts, much of it based on racism, may be enough to push him out of office. And even one term of any of the 1diots leading the Republican slate will stuff up your country in ways we can’t even imagine – who would have ever thought that Bush would turn out so bad?

    And the f0ols here will be stumbling around saying “how did that happen? must be someone else’s fault!”

    [retrieved - pH]

  20. More than half the public — 56% — disapproves of the President’s performance.

    There are several other indications in the poll of how opinion about the President has changed over time. Well over half the country has concerns about what the President says. 57% believes most of what he says is what he wants people to hear, and not what he really believes. That is one point short of the highest percentage recorded on this question in this poll.

    Linky.

  21. PiaToR, I agree, John Cole has it right. And your point about hysteria pushing President Obama out of a second term is right on, unfortunately. When a seemingly reasonable person like Dana partners himself with these hysterical people, you know we are out.of.control as a nation. So to be honest, continuing on this downhill slope will surprise me not one bit.

  22. When a seemingly reasonable person like Dana partners himself with these hysterical people, you know we are out.of.control as a nation.

    Not to mention going out of his way to supply a blog to a hypocritical, disingenuous, memory-challenged, dogmatic psychopath leftist who’s older than a Model T.

  23. “Not to mention going out of his way to supply a blog to a hypocritical, disingenuous, memory-challenged, dogmatic psychopath leftist who’s older than a Model T.”

    And your specific example is exactly what, Hube? Or is it just that you don’t agree with me, and this childish piece of crap is all that you can come up with?

  24. And your specific example is exactly what, Hube? Or is it just that you don’t agree with me, and this childish piece of crap is all that you can come up with?

    Oh, you wanna play little games, old man? What are your specific examples? You made the initial charge. You honestly don’t think I (or Hitch or whoever) couldn’t counter your examples of us “hysterical out of control” people with our own of you? Or Phoe? Or, to use your approach, are we “hysterical and out of control” merely b/c you don’t agree with me, and this childish piece of crap is all that you can come up with?

  25. Perry wrote:

    When a seemingly reasonable person like Dana partners himself with these hysterical people, you know we are out.of.control as a nation.

    But that’s just it: I don’t partner myself with hysterical people! I don’t partner myself with people who scream about how utterly unfair it is that the Republicans used the filibuster in the Senate, nor have I been partnering myself with those who have claimed that opposition to President Obama and his agenda must be racist, nor with those who have claimed, when they held both houses of the Congress and the Presidency that it’s the wicked Republicans fault that the things they wanted didn’t get done, even though the legislation they wanted was actually passed.

    Now, I have stood along those who have voiced the apparently radical opinion that you shouldn’t spend more money than you have, with those who have said that a group paying almost twice its share of the economy in taxes is paying its fair share — and more — of taxes, and with those who see Americans fighting for other people’s freedom as a better idea than surrendering to dictatorship. Somehow, I never thought those to be radical ideas.

  26. Hube wrote:

    Not to mention going out of his way to supply a blog to a hypocritical, disingenuous, memory-challenged, dogmatic psychopath leftist who’s older than a Model T.

    Now, that’s not fair! The Model T was produced from 1908 through 1927, while Perry was born in 1934. He is, therefore, younger than a Model T!

  27. Now, that’s not fair! The Model T was produced from 1908 through 1927, while Perry was born in 1934. He is, therefore, younger than a Model T!

    LOL … at least someone has a sense of humor here! :-)

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