Who Is Behind Barack Obama’s Rise to Stardom?

By Victor Thorn

Is Barack Obama the product of a vast socialist
conspiracy designed to undermine the fundamental tenets established by our
Founding Fathers, all bankrolled and organized by elite financiers? The answer
is unequivocally yes.

To deconstruct this labyrinth-like network, one
must start at the top with global slash and burn speculator George Soros and his
ties to the world’s most powerful banking family. Journalist, historian and
economic researcher William Engdahl sets the stage.

“Soros has been
identified as a front man for the Rothschild banking group. Understandably,
neither he nor the Rothschilds wants this important fact to be public.” He
continues, “Soros’s connection to the ultra-secret international finance circles
of the Rothschilds is not just an ordinary or accidental banking

Finally, in a November 1, 1996 article, Engdahl writes,
“From the very first days when Soros created his own investment fund in 1969, he
owed his success to his relation to the Rothschild family banking network.”

Soros, through his Open Society Institute, funnels approximately $300
million a year into various liberal venues, including the influential
MoveOn.org, which he owns. According to veteran researcher Anton Chaitkin, Soros
also hand-picked Barack Obama to challenge Hillary Clinton (and ultimately
defeat GOP nominee John McCain). On Sept. 5, 2008, he wrote, “Barack Obama came
under special Soros sponsorship in the 2004 U.S. Senate race [and] raised
$60,000 for his campaign.” After attaining victory, Obama met personally with
Soros, then attended a fundraiser at his home.

Chaitkin elaborates further in
“Soros Runs British Foreign Office Coup Against U.S. Elections,” an online
article. “On December 4, 2006, two years after getting into the U.S. Senate,
Barack Obama went to Soros’s New York office to be interviewed for higher
office. Soros then took Obama into a conference room for other politically
subordinate billionaires. With money and connections assured, Obama announced
for the presidency soon afterward.”

Lets look at the words of Michelle
Obama from a June 19, 2008 speech. She said, “We’re going to have to change our
traditions and our history.” She explained further on Aug. 25, 2008. “All of us
are driven by a simple belief that the world as it is just won’t do. We have an
obligation to fight for the world as it should be.”

Who, precisely, will
determine how our world should be? Mrs. Obama’s poignant phrase was lifted
directly from Saul Alinsky, a Chicago-based Jewish extremist who penned the
handbook for far-left causes, Rules for Radicals.

To implement
his plans to undermine America, an intricate network needed to be established
that would spread its tentacles throughout every aspect of society. One of the
primary vehicles they utilized was the Tides Foundation, to which Soros
contributed $13 million from 1997-2003. Established by Jewish antiwar activist
Drummond Pike in 1976, this tax-exempt organization serves a very important
function. According to researcher Ben Johnson of Front Page Magazine in
September 2004, they “allow high-profile individuals to fund extremist
organizations by ‘laundering’ their money through Tides, leaving no paper

In essence, after taking a 10 percent cut, Tides has fed over
$300 million to entities such as cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, MoveOn.org and
those who advocate abortion-on-demand, all the while assuring contributors
they won’t be publicly linked to these causes. One look at the Tide
Foundation’s board reveals who calls the shots.

Drummond, senior vice
president Gary Schwartz, and executive vice president Ellen Friedman are all
Jewish. Pike also used his leverage to bail out ACORN’s welfare rights leader
Wade Rathke, after he embezzled $948,507. To protect Rathke, ACORN

never contacted law enforcement officials or sought
prosecution. Instead, Stephanie Strom of The New York Times wrote on Aug.
17, 2008, “The organization announced that an anonymous supporter had agreed” to
pay off the debt. That man was Drummond Pike. To cover their tracks, Arthur
Schwartz (also Jewish) now coordinates their slippery public

Of course, Barack Obama began his political career as the
chief national trainer for ACORN, which now faces lawsuits in 14 states for
voter fraud. Obama’s mentor as a community organizer in Chicago was Gerald
Kellman, a Saul Alinksy protegé. To begin his meteoric rise toward the White
House, money originated from what Clarice Feldman of American Thinker calls the
“Gang of Four”— Soros, Peter Lewis, Stephen Bing and Herbert & Marion
Sandler. All are Jewish billionaires.

One of Obama’s most important
backers was Marilyn Katz (Jewish), who oversaw security for the SDS (Students
for a Democratic Society) and advocated violent guerrilla tactics toward the
police (as did Obama associate William Ayers of the Weather Underground). Katz
became a fundraising bundler for Obama, as well as hosting fundraisers and
serving as an Illinois delegate at the 2008 Democratic National

The Tides Foundation controls the San Francisco-based Apollo
which “absolutely believes that government is the solution to all
social and economic problems.”

On July 28, Phil Kerpen of Americans for
Prosperity described how the “Apollo Alliance is designed to bring together the
elements of organized labor with community organizers and green groups.” More
importantly, Kerpen revealed that the Apollo Alliance “put out a draft stimulus
bill in 2008 . . . that included almost everything that ended up being in the
final stimulus bill.”

Van Jones, Obama’s new “green jobs czar,” described
the Apollo Alliance as a “grand unified field theory for progressive left
causes.” Who exactly is Van Jones? After participating in the 1992 L.A. riots
(for which he was arrested and incarcerated), Jones told the East Bay Express on
November 2, 2005, “I met all these young radical people of color—I mean, really
radical Communists and anarchists. And it was like: this is what I need to be
part of. I spent the next 10 years of my life working with
a lot of these
people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary. I was a rowdy black
revolutionary on April 28th, and when the verdicts came down on April 29th, I
was a Communist.”

To round out this list, the SEIU (Service Employees
International Union) is primarily responsible for what is contained in Obama’s
socialized health care bill. Andy Stern and Anna Burger lead the SEIU, both of
whom are Jewish cronies of George Soros. Their vice president is Gerald Hudson
(Jewish). Pushing this bill and the stimulus package to various media outlets is
Robert Borosage (Jewish) of the Institute for America’s Future (also a huge
recipient of Soros’s funding). Overseeing the housing and banking industries is
none other than Barney Frank (Jewish), chairman of the House Financial Services
Committee. Last but not least, Key members of Obama’s inner circle—David
Axelrod, Lawrence Summers and Rahm Emanuel are Jewish and

Putting this complicated matter into perspective is
educational theorist
and critic David Solway. On July 7, 2009 he wrote, “We
Jews are
a sly and surreptitious people . It pains me to admit this, but
candor compels. . . . [T]he best way to bring America to its knees, to weaken
its will to survive, to cleverly turn it against itself, was to do everything in
our considerable arsenal of means to deliver the White House to Barack

The conspiracy has been completed, and now the Jewish
Rothschild-Soros connection controls voter registration (ACORN), money
laundering (Tides), billions in stimulus spending (Apollo), possibly the future
of health care (SEIU), finance (Franks), and the Oval Office’s inner workings
(Emanuel, Axelrod and Summers).

President’s socialist takeover must be stopped

Well, well looks like there may be a storm       cloud on the horizon for Obama… keep your fingers crossed that this all       comes true.
FINALLY — SOMEONE IN THE MEDIA HAS STATED THE       OBVIOUS.    Please share widely!!!  Perhaps other writers       will grow SPINES.   A strong article and hopefully not the       last public newspaper to do so.

President’s socialist takeover must       be stopped
By Jeffrey T. Kuhner
The Washington Times

President Obama has engaged in numerous high crimes and       misdemeanors. The Democratic majority in Congress is in peril as Americans       reject his agenda. Yet more must be done: Mr. Obama should be       impeached.

He is slowly – piece by painful piece – erecting a       socialist dictatorship. We are not there – yet. But he is putting America       on that dangerous path. He is undermining our constitutional system of       checks and balances; subverting democratic procedures and the rule of law;       presiding over a corrupt, gangster regime; and assaulting the very pillars       of traditional capitalism. Like Venezuela ‘s leftist strongman, Hugo       Chavez, Mr. Obama is bent on imposing a revolution from above – one that       is polarizing America along racial, political and ideological lines. Mr.       Obama is the most divisive president since Richard Nixon. His policies are       Balkanizing the country. It’s time for him to go.

He has abused his       office and violated his oath to uphold the Constitution. His health care       overhaul was rammed through Congress. It was – and remains – opposed by a       majority of the people. It could only be passed through bribery and       political intimidation. The Louisiana Purchase, the Cornhusker Kickback,       the $5 billion Medicaid set-aside for Florida Sen. Bill Nelson – taxpayer       money was used as a virtual slush fund to buy swing votes. Moreover, the       law is blatantly unconstitutional: The federal government does not have       the right to coerce every citizen to purchase a good or service. This is       not in the Constitution, and it represents an unprecedented expansion of       power.

Mr. Obama is waging a frontal assault on property rights.       The BP oil spill is a case in point. BP clearly is responsible for the       spill and its massive economic and environmental damage to the Gulf. There       is a legal process for claims to be adjudicated, but Mr. Obama has behaved       more like Mr. Chavez or Russia ‘s Vladimir Putin: He has bullied BP into       setting up a $20 billion compensation fund administered by an Obama       appointee. In other words, the assets of a private company are to be       raided to serve a political agenda. Billions will be dispensed arbitrarily       in compensation to oil-spill victims – much of it to Democratic       constituents. This is cronyism and creeping authoritarianism.

Mr.       Obama’s multicultural socialism seeks to eradicate traditional America .       He has created a command-and-control health care system. He has       essentially nationalized the big banks, the financial sector, the       automakers and the student loan industry. He next wants to pass       “cap-and-trade,” which would bring industry and manufacturing under the       heel of big government. The state is intervening in every aspect of       American life – beyond its constitutionally delegated bounds. Under Mr.       Obama, the Constitution has become a meaningless scrap of paper.

To       provide the shock troops for his socialist takeover, Mr. Obama calls for       “comprehensive immigration reform” – granting amnesty to 12 million to 20       million illegal aliens. This would forge a permanent Democratic electoral       majority. It would sound the death knell for our national sovereignty.       Amnesty rewards lawlessness and criminal behavior; it signifies the       surrender of our porous southern border to a massive illegal invasion. It       means the death of American nationhood. We will no longer be a country,       but the colony of a global socialist empire.

Rather than defending       our homeland, Mr. Obama’s Justice Department has sued Arizona for its       immigration law. He is siding with criminals against his fellow Americans.       His actions desecrate his constitutional oath to protect U.S. citizens       from enemies foreign and domestic. He is thus encouraging more illegal       immigration as Washington refuses to protect our borders. Mr. Obama’s       decision on this case is treasonous.

As president, he is supposed       to respect the rule of law. Instead, his administration has dropped       charges of voter intimidation against members of the New Black Panther       Party. This was done even though their menacing behavior was caught on       tape: men in military garb brandishing clubs and threatening whites at a       polling site. A Justice Department lawyer intimately involved in the case,       J. Christian Adams, resigned in protest. Mr. Adams says that under Mr.       Obama, there is a new policy: Cases involving black defendants and white       victims – no matter how much they cry for justice – are not to be       prosecuted. This is more than institutionalized racism. It is an       abrogation of civil rights laws. The Justice Department’s behavior is       illegal.. It poses a direct threat to the integrity of our democracy and       the sanctity of our electoral process.

The gun running of “fast and       furious” and continuing attempt to cover up, pass the blame and hide from       the responsibility by Obama and Holder is indicative of Obama’s       ignoring  the Constitution and his lawlessness. It was undoubtedly an       effort to create a public outcry for more gun control. In my opinion, his       plan also was to cause chaos for the Mexican citizens by letting the guns       go into the drug cartels’ hands and terrorize the Mexican citizens.       Forcing them to flee north across the border. Which would create a need       for a refugee program for the fleeing Mexicans. Hence, an urgent need for       amnesty for the sudden influx of illegal immigrants.       dwr.

Corruption in the administration is rampant. Washington no       longer has a government; rather, it has a gangster regime. The Chicago way       has become the Washington way. Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is a political       hit man.. He is an amoral, ruthless operator. It was Mr. Emanuel who       reached out to Rep. Joe Sestak, Pennsylvania Democrat, offering a       high-ranking job in the hopes of persuading Mr. Sestak to pull out of the       primary against Sen. Arlen Specter. It was Mr. Emanuel who offered another       government position to Andrew Romanoff to do the same in the Colorado       Democratic Senate primary. And it was Mr. Emanuel – as the trial of former       Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has revealed – who acted as the go-between       to try to have Valerie Jarrett parachuted into Mr. Obama’s former Senate       seat. The only question was: What did Mr. Blagojevich want in       exchange?

This is not simply sleazy Chicago machine politics. It is       the systematic breaking of the law – bribery, attempt to interfere (and       manipulate) elections using taxpayer-funded jobs, influence peddling and       abuse of power.

The common misperception on the right is that Mr.       Obama is another Jimmy Carter: an incompetent liberal whose presidency is       being reduced to rubble under the onslaught of repeated failures. The very       opposite, however, is true. He is the most consequential president in our       lifetime, transforming America into something our Founding Fathers would       find not only unrecognizable, but repugnant. Like all radical       revolutionaries, he is consumed by the pursuit of power – attaining it,       wielding it and maximizing it. Mr.. Obama’s fledgling thug state must be       stopped.

It is more crucial now than ever that the leadership in       the House instigate a committee to investigate every aspect of Obama’s       administration, his cabinet and his czars. He will stop at nothing, we the       people should stop at nothing and turn over every stone Obama has placed       to bury our Constitution. dwr.

If Republicans win back Congress in       November, they should – and likely will – launch formal investigations       into this criminal, scandal-ridden administration. Rep. Darrell Issa,       California Republican and ranking member of the Oversight and Government       Reform Committee, has promised as much. Mr. Obama has betrayed the       American people. Impeachment is the only answer.. This usurper must       fall.

free goodies

I have never heard this said as plain or as well. Class war at its best.




The folks who are getting the free goodies, don’t like the folks who are paying for the free goodies,

Because the folks who are paying for the free goodies,

Can no longer afford to pay for both the free goodies and their own goodies,


The folks who are paying for the free goodies,

Want the free goodies to stop.

and the the folks who are getting the free goodies,

Want even more free goodies on top of the free goodies they are already getting!

Now… The people who are forcing the people who Pay for the free goodies,

Have told the people who are RECEIVING the free goodies,

That the people who are PAYING for the free goodies,

Are being mean, prejudiced, and racist.

So… the people who are GETTING the free goodies,

Have been convinced they need to hate the people who are paying for the free goodies,

By the people who are forcing some people to pay for their free goodies,

And giving them the free goodies in the first place.

We have let the free goodies giving go on for so long that there are

Now more people getting free goodies than paying for the free goodies.

Now understand this. All great democracies have committed financial suicide

somewhere between 200 and 250 years after being founded. The reason?

The voters figured out they could vote themselves money from the treasury by electing

people who promised to give them money from the treasury in exchange for electing them.

The United States officially became a Republic in 1776, 231 years ago. The number of people now

getting free goodies outnumbers the people paying for the free goodies. We have one chance to change that

in 2012. Failure to change that spells the end of the United States as we know it.




A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves!

I’M 100% for PASSING THIS ON!!!

Let’s Take a Stand!!!

Obama: Gone!

Borders: Closed!

Language: English only

Culture: Constitution, and the Bill of Rights!

Drug Free: Mandatory Drug Screening before Welfare!

NO freebies to: Non-Citizens!

We the people are coming!

Only 86% will send this on. Should be a 100%. What will you do?

Obama Falling Short on Israel

Morning Bell: Obama Falling Short on Israel

Posted By Mike Brownfield On September 22, 2011 @ 11:02 am In Ongoing Priorities | No Comments

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is taking his people’s bid for statehood to the United Nations this week with a speech set for Friday, followed by a formal application for membership to the U.N. shortly thereafter. If Palestine succeeds in its unilateral efforts, it would be detrimental to U.S. interests in the region, isolate Israel, and deal a major setback to Israeli–Palestinian peace prospects.

Palestine’s move comes despite intense U.S. diplomatic efforts and words [1] from President Barack Obama warning that “efforts to delegitimize Israel will end in failure.” The President has vowed [2] to veto any such attempt in the U.N. Security Council and, in a speech yesterday [3] to the U.N., he reaffirmed his support for Israel and a peace process that ensures its security. Heritage’s Brett Schaefer, though, writes [4] that the President’s words were marred by a soft-pedaling stance toward Palestine.

President Obama proffered a more robust defense of Israel than has been his want, perhaps driven by a desire to bolster waning support among American Jewish voters. Even so, he still maintained a false moral equivalence between the Palestinians and Israel, stating, “That truth – that each side has legitimate aspirations – is what makes peace so hard. And the deadlock will only be broken when each side learns to stand in each other’s shoes.

The President’s words yesterday come after nearly three years of being weak on Israel, failing to condemn those who threaten the country’s existence, and failing to draw a distinction between a freedom-loving nation and those who seek to wipe it off the map. Here in America, the President’s weakness on Israel drew a strong rebuke in the recent special election in New York’s 9th Congressional District where a Republican upset a Democrat in a heavily Jewish, Democratic stronghold. Though any words in support of the United States’ friend and ally are welcome, the President has far to go in offering the support that Israel needs and deserves.

Heritage expert James Carafano explains [5]:

Mr. Obama’s approach [to the peace process] has achieved nothing. Instead, the Palestinians are repaying his efforts with a U.N. campaign that seems designed to embarrass the White House. Like Jimmy Carter before him, Mr. Obama is finding that when American presidents present a face of international accommodation and ambivalence, they get taken advantage of. Weakness invites aggression.

Palestine’s move, not surprisingly, has drawn stiff opposition from Israel, which sees Palestine’s effort as an end-run around the peace process. Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacted to the news of Abbas’ effort with a stiff condemnation [6], saying that peace can only be achieved through negotiations:

The leadership of the Palestinian authority has consistently evaded peace negotiations with Israel. When the Palestinian authority abandons these futile and unilateral measures at the UN, it will find Israel to be a genuine partner for direct peace negotiations.

If Palestine fails in its effort to force a vote for statehood in the Security Council, which will occur if the U.S. exercises its veto, it will likely follow up with a General Assembly resolution recognizing its statehood and elevating its status at the U.N. from an observer entity to a non-member state observer. Schaefer explains [7] the ramifications of such a move:

Success in either effort would be detrimental to U.S. and Israeli interests and illustrate the need for a more hard-nosed policy, in coordination with Congress, to use America’s financial leverage to protect and advance U.S. interests at the U.N.

Palestine’s efforts this week will prove a test of President Obama’s strategy to engage at the U.N., rather than to exercise U.S. muscle in order to advance its interests. But should Palestine succeed and the U.S. fail, Schaefer explains that “it would raise serious questions about the depth of goodwill garnered by its ‘engagement’ strategy and whether the U.S. should assume a tougher approach at the U.N.”

There are other tools at the President’s disposal in dealing with the U.N.–namely, Congress. Washington can take a hard-nosed approach and use U.S. financial leverage to advance its policy priorities. And that means withholding contributions to the U.N., as well as foreign aid to countries who vote against U.S. interests.

Palestine itself is one of the largest per capita recipients of foreign aid in the world. As Heritage’s James Phillips explained in recent Congressional testimony [8]:

U.S. aid to the Palestinians is aimed at supporting Israeli–Palestinian peace negotiations; strengthening and reforming the Palestinian Authority, which was created through those negotiations; and improving the living standards of Palestinians to demonstrate the benefits of peaceful coexistence with Israel. These are laudable goals, but unfortunately, peace negotiations have bogged down. Even worse, the Palestinian Authority has reached a rapprochement with Hamas, the Islamist extremist organization with a long record of terrorism, which not only is opposed to peace negotiations with Israel, but remains implacably committed to Israel’s destruction.

Now is not the time for President Obama to turn his back on the region’s strongest democracy. Instead, the United States should reaffirm its commitment to strengthening its alliance with Israel and remain strong in the face of U.N. action designed to embarrass the U.S. and weaken the peace process.

Quick Hits:

  • The House yesterday rejected a temporary spending bill [9] that would have funded the government through November. Four dozen conservatives voted against the measure because it left spending higher than the cap set in the House GOP budget.
  • The Federal Reserve took steps yesterday to stimulate the economy by buying long-term Treasury bonds in order to lower interest rates on mortgages, but the market responded negatively [10] with the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index dropping 3 percent.
  • President Obama’s “Buffett Rule” — a plan to raise tax rates on wealthy Americans — is bad news for technology startups [11], and a similar policy in California [12] has been a plague on the state’s finances.
  • NATO has agreed to extend its mission in Libya another 90 days [13], and today the commanding general said isolated groups of pro-Qadhafi forces continue to threaten local people.
  • Former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean says Obamacare will boost small-business job growth, but he couldn’t be more wrong. Read the story on Foundry.org. [




Can you cry under water?
How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?
If money doesn’t grow on trees then why do banks have branches? Since bread is square, then why is sandwich meat round?
Why do you have to “put your two cents in”.. . but it’s only a “penny for your thoughts”? Where’s that extra penny going to?
Once you’re in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity?
Why does a round pizza come in a square box?
What disease did cured ham actually have?
How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?
Why is it that people say they “slept like a baby” when babies wake up like every two hours?
If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing?
If you drink Pepsi at work in the Coke factory, will they fire you?
Why are you IN a movie, but you’re ON TV?
Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?
How come we choose from just two people for President and fifty for Miss America?
Why do doctors leave the room while you change? They’re going to see you naked anyway.
If a 911 operator has a heart attack, whom does he/she call?
Why is “bra” singular and “panties” plural?
Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet soup?
Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, “I think I’ll squeeze these dangly things here, and drink whatever comes out!”
Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?
Why is there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer?
When your photo is taken for your driver’s license, why do they tell you to smile? If you are stopped by the police and asked for your license, are you going to be smiling?
If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song about him?
Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the carpool lane?
If the professor on Gilligan’s Island can make a radio out of a coconut, why can’t he fix a hole in a boat?
Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They’re both dogs!
If Wyle E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that ACME stuff, why didn’t he just buy dinner?
If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what is baby oil made from?
If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?
Is Disney World the only people trap operated by a mouse?
Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?
Why did you just try singing the two songs above?
Why do they call it an asteroid when it’s outside the hemisphere, but call it a hemorrhoid when it’s ….
Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog’s face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him for a car ride; he sticks his head out the window. That’s all folks, hope ya have a great day!

Republicans Criticize Obama Trip to Ohio Bridge Years From Being ‘Shovel-Ready’

Republicans Criticize Obama Trip to Ohio Bridge Years From Being  ‘Shovel-Ready’


Published September 22, 2011 | FoxNews.com


Republicans criticized President  Obama ahead of his visit Thursday to a bridge in Cincinnati, saying the  project he’s using as a backdrop to the public push for a new jobs  bill is going forward with or without the stimulus package.

GOP lawmakers also noted the project is at least four years from being  shovel-ready and questioned why the president was holding his event on the Ohio  side since the bridge is owned by Kentucky.

“But I respect his decision in a presidential year to do it on the Cincinnati  side of the river considering the Ohio electoral votes,” Rep. Geoff Davis,  R-Ky., quipped.

Davis and other Republicans acknowledged the importance of the bridge for  people traveling between Ohio and Covington, Ky. But they said the stimulus bill  won’t necessarily help the project along in the near-term.

“The Brent Spence Bridge is technically not a shovel-ready project,” Davis  told Fox News.

The Republican  National Committee pointed to reporting from FOX 19 in Cincinnati noting that even if the  federal government contributes $1.9 billion, another $500 million from state and  local authorities would still be needed. The project so far has only $90 million  to its name.

With full funding,  requirements like environmental studies would still push ground-breaking off for  another four years.

“Obama’s stimulus rhetoric fails to span the gap to Realityville,” the RNC  said in a memo.

On the Senate floor Thursday morning, Senate Republican Leader Mitch  McConnell complained that the administration was trying to use controversial  stimulus proposals to fund infrastructure projects that should already be  funded.

“The president made the same promises when he was selling his first  stimulus,” McConnell said.

In a letter to Obama, Davis and Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, who represents the  other side of the bridge, thanked him for his interest but urged him to instead  throw his support behind a bill that would “stop the federal government from  imposing excessive regulations on cement manufacturers that threaten thousands  of American jobs.” They noted he would be near a concrete plant Thursday  afternoon.

The bill, which passed out of committee Wednesday, is headed for a floor vote  in the coming weeks. It would stop regulation that Republicans say will cost business  millions of dollars annually in compliance costs, and could lead to the  shut-down of as many as a dozen plants.

But environmentalists and others are opposed to the bill. Earth Justice said  in a statement that the bill would erode Clean Air Act protections against some  of the nation’s “worst polluters” by stripping restrictions on emissions from  cement companies. The group said the bill would encourage the companies “to burn tires,  plastics and other wastes without controlling or monitoring the resulting  pollution.”

Regarding the trip to the Ohio bridge, the White  House says Obama’s visit isn’t political, calling the bridge “functionally  obsolete.”

“It desperately needs rebuilding, as do substandard roads and bridges all  across America,” White House spokeswoman Amy Brundage said. “As the two most  powerful Republicans in Washington, Speaker Boehner and Senator (Mitch)  McConnell can either kill this jobs bill or help the president pass it right  away.

“Instead of looking for every excuse to justify doing nothing about the  damaged infrastructure in their states, we believe it’s in their interest and  the country’s interest to act as soon as possible and put people back to  work.”

Obama and others argue that the  government has a responsibility to fix America’s crumbling bridges, pointing  to the country’s decaying infrastructure as a symptom of lagging competitiveness  globally. The group Americans United for Change referenced a report claiming the  president’s bill would ensure thousands of structurally deficient bridges would  be safe, in pushing Congress to pass the package.

McConnell said Wednesday Obama’s visit to the bridge isn’t fooling  anyone.

“President Obama may think the best way to distract people from the  challenges we face is to stand near a bridge in a swing state and pit one group  of Americans against another, and hope his critics look bad if they don’t go  along with him,” he said on the Senate floor. “But I don’t think he’s fooling  anybody.”

Chabot said that while he supporting funding for the bridge, the issue  shouldn’t be used to rally support for the president’s $450 billion stimulus  bill. “The first stimulus didn’t work and we don’t need another one,” he  said.

The bridge, built in 1963, has long been in the sights of federal officials  looking to renovate the stretch along Interstate 75, which the Federal Highway  Administration says is long overdue for renovation to accommodate massive growth  in the region over the years.

Analysis for the bridge repair began in earnest this year after initial  drawings were submitted in April 2010. This month the FHA was to begin taking  public comment. The FHA construction schedule lists its start time in 2015, with  an estimated completion date of 2022.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/09/22/republicans-mock-obama-trip-to-ohio-bridge-years-from-being-shovel-ready/print#ixzz1YhQhcKLs