President Barack Obama apparently believes he’s found the right formula for chiding Republicans who opposed the $787 billion economic stimulus — because he used it again.
On the one-year anniversary of signing the Recovery Act, Obama acknowledged the controversy that the measure continues to generate.
“And part of that is because there are those, let’s face it, across the aisle who have tried to score political points by attacking what we did, even as many of them show up at ribbon-cutting ceremonies for projects in their districts,” Obama said.
That echoed Obama’s January 29 remarks when he told a roomful of Republicans at the GOP House Issues Conference in Baltimore: “And let’s face it, some of you have been at the ribbon-cuttings for some of these important projects in your communities.”
The president didn’t name any names either time, so we asked a couple of White House aides and were directed to this Dan Pfeiffer posting on the White House blog on Wednesday. It does name names.