Oops he did it again folks and guess what … Barack Obama is not that innocent.
How is President Obama supposed to expect civility when he hardly practices it himself? Barack Obama is a “TOXIC” President. This President just does not know when to hold his tongue. It would appear like he has been taking lessons from Joe “gaffe” Biden.
In a Town Hall meeting in New Hampshire, President Barack Hussein Obama once again put his foot squarely in his mouth and said the following jab at Las Vegas, Nevada.
That’s it Mr. President, tell people not to travel and vacation to Vegas, an area that is solely dependent upon tourism and corporate gatherings. Yet another brilliant plank in the Obama stimulus jobs plan. However, which was more ridiculous, attacking Las Vegas or telling Americans to tighten their belts and wallets while presenting the largest government spending bill in history? UNREAL!
Obama said that people should not “blow a bunch of cash in Vegas” during a tough recession. Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman called for Obama to apologize after he made comparable comments last February.
“When times are tough, you tighten your belts,” he said at the forum.” You don’t go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don’t blow a bunch of cash in Vegas when you’re trying to save for college.”
Why would Obama once again specifically target an individual city like Las Vegas, yet again? Obama targeted and made a similar statement about Las Vegas last February at a town hall in Elkhart, IN.
“You can’t get corporate jets. You can’t go take that trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayers’ dime,” he said.
The Presidents comments drew criticism from politicians, but was it enough? Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman called for Obama to apologize then withdrew his request. Obama is supposed to travel to Nevada this month to campaign for embattled Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. How is that supposed to happen? Have the President of the United States bad mouth and insult your state, then come and campaign for the Senate Majority leader who is losing in the polls and act like every thing is fine in paradise.
His statement Tuesday drew sharp criticism from Nevada lawmakers. “The President needs to lay off Las Vegas and stop making it the poster child for where people shouldn’t be spending their money,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat. “Las Vegas is suffering through one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, and we cannot afford for the President to bring us down any further,” added Republican Senator John Ensign. “Nevada has one of the most distressed economies in the country, and the President has done little to focus on job creation over the past year. Discouraging people from coming to our state to make a political point adds insult to injury,” said Republican Congressman Dean Heller.
In a letter to Reid, the president backed away from the perceived slight. Addressing the letter “Dear Harry,” Obama wrote: “I hope you know that during my Town Hall today, I wasn’t saying anything negative about Las Vegas. I was making the simple point that families use vacation dollars, not college tuition money, to have fun. There is no place better to have fun than Vegas, one of our country’s great destinations. I have always enjoyed my visits, look forward to visiting in a few weeks, and hope folks will visit in record numbers this year.”
This defiant, refusal to listen to the people, “Bring it on” President has a serious fatal flaw. Mr. President, it is not the Republican party that is telling you “NO” it is the American people who is doing so.
EXIT QUESTION: How does this President continue to do things and make comments that are obviously wrong and inappropriate to so many others?