Thursday, September 08, 2011

Hat Tip From President Obama To Chris Matthews

But Chris missed it!

Hardball's Chris Matthews has been incessantly pounding an old-fashioned, but I think effective, political infrastructure hardball idea, which is to inventory every bridge and highway project in Republican swing/leadership districts and single them out for repair under the President's proposal.

President Obama said: "There are private construction companies all across America just waiting to get to work. There’s a bridge that needs repair between Ohio and Kentucky that’s on one of the busiest trucking routes in North America." He was referring to the aging Brent Spence Bridge on I-75 between Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. It should be noted that Speaker John Boehner is from Ohio and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell from Kentucky. It was no coincidence, and our good friend Chris deserves credit for floating the idea.

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