In an unambiguous brush-back to his former colleagues Obama said, “You know, the days of just pork coming out of Congress as a strategy, those days are over.”
To refute, reject, deny or disagree with a position or argument made by another to advance their agenda. Cross-reference,
brushback, e.g., the brushback pitch in baseball to reclaim the corners of the strike zone from an encroaching batter.
The position advanced by the Applicant was refuted and rejected by the Examiner citing typical brush-back "Laudatory" denial language as set forth in the statute and case law.