In an effort to highlight the need for the American Jobs Act, which would provide billions in new infrastructure funding, the president will deliver a speech within sight of a “functionally obsolete” bridge on the Ohio River.
Though the president disavowed “political grandstanding” in an address to Congress earlier this month, even the communications staff at the White House could not deny the political motives behind the visit. “This was on a long list, but it was notable because it connects . . . Ohio and Kentucky,” White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer told the Cincinnati Enquirer on Tuesday, referring to the home states of House speaker John Boehner (R.) and Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R.) respectively. “It says a lot that the bridge that would connect the states of two such powerful leaders would be considered functionally obsolete.”
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