'Things That Make You Go, Huh?? Obama’s Unlikely New BFF On Bridges: Rand Paul'
President Obama is getting a little strange bedfellow help on his plans to rebuild the nation's bridges from the unlikeliest of sources: none other than Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).
Paul accompanied the President on Air Force One Tuesday to Cincinnati and attended Obama's jobs speech in front of the crumbling Brent Spence Bridge, which spans Southern Ohio, conveniently close to Speaker John Boehner's (R-OH) district, and Northern Kentucky, home to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Both Boehner and McConnell have rejected the majority of the President's jobs plan.
But Obama and Tea Party darling Paul seemed downright chummy Tuesday. The President even gave him a shout-out to Paul during his opening remarks.
"Senator Rand Paul is here," Obama said.
The pro-Obama crowd responded with a resounding, "boooo."
The President told the crowd it was okay: "Rand is going to be supporting bridges."
Of course, Paul isn't really supporting the President's plan to rebuild the nation's infrastructure, even though he would like to see several of the aging bridges in Kentucky renovated with federal dollars. Instead, he has his own, alternative proposal.
Paul has said he wants to pay for the needed bridge repairs from an emergency bridge fund that would tap money previously set aside for projects that Paul has deemed unnecessary.
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we all know the tea party was co-opted by the neocons & etc right?
maybe for the sole reason of demonizing 2 aparently straight shooters, the pauls
we all know that they're not racists just out to get poor obama just because he's black, right?
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