Two items of note.
First, Obama gets called out for lying in a speech Monday to the Building and Construction Trades Department conference about Republicans not wanting to fix bridges.
Second, people who have ties to Occupy Cleveland were caught trying to blow up the Brecksville-Northfield High Level Bridge, which spans the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and carries a four-lane highway.
Which brings to mind this Obama statement regarding the Occupy Movement: "The most important thing we can do right now is those of us in leadership letting people know that we understand their struggles and we are on their side."
So to sum up:
•Republicans don't want to fix bridges, Obama does.
•Obama supports the Occupiers.
•Occupy has within its members, those who want to blow up bridges.
But hey, we might be dealing with a Broken Windows situation here. The more bridges Occupy can blow up, the more federal spending we'll need to repair them -- thus the more we will stimulate the economy and put construction workers back to work! Hey, maybe that explains why Obama was friends with Bill Ayers. It was macro-economic policy.
Maybe Obama secretly wants the Occupiers to succeed in blowing up bridges to help stimulate the economy.
Speaking of being reminded of past Obama statements, let's reprise this one, coupled with his statement about Occupy:
You go into these towns in Ohio like Cleveland and, like a lot of towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for my 3 1/2 years and promises of magic green jobs have proven to be a lie. And they fell through in 2009, and 2010 and 2011 and with my policies there really is no hope for 2012 or beyond and yet I keep saying that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not.
And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to bombs designed to blow up bridges ... as a way to explain their frustrations.
The most important thing we can do right now is those of us in leadership letting people know that we understand their struggles and we are on their side.