Hope & Change: Las Vegas Mayor Goodman Rejects Barack Obama Invitation, Harry Reid Looks For Obama’s Campaign Help


Here is some Hope & Change you can believe in …

The Mayor of Las Vegas, Oscar Goodman, has refused an invitation to meet with President Obama who is in Las Vegas to host a town hall meeting.  Goodman called President Barack Obama after his NH Town Hall meeting where The One once again dissed Las Vegas and told people not to visit there.


Not every one is so welcoming of The One

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.”

So what would any common sense Mayor do in a case when a President not once, but twice attacks your city … tell him to kiss off, that’s what.

“I’ve got other things to do quite frankly for my constituents here in Las Vegas who rely on me to do the right thing as a mayor,” explained Mayor Goodman.

Mayor Goodman has more important things like attend budget meetings during a major shortfall than meet with President Barack Obama. That rejection comes even though he’s invited by the White House.

“Were you surprised to get that invitation in light of comments you’ve made before and your opinion on him and what he says,” asked Action News reporter Heather Klein.

“A little bit in the sense [that] I would think they would know that I would say I’m not coming,” said Mayor Goodman.

President Obama: Not Welcome in Las Vegas. I guess we won’t be seeing The Chosen One at the craps table in Vegas any time soon. However, that did not stop Obama from venturing West to Nevada to try and help embattled Senate Majority leader Harry Reid in his reelection bid. One where Reid is trailing all potential GOP challengers and sees himself with miserable favorable ratings.  Obama looks to buy votes in Nevada with his new foreclosure rescue program. Dude, they need jobs. What good is a mortgage rescue plan if you do not have a job to pay the mortgage, no matter what it is reduced to?

One wonders just what type of help that poll falling Barack Obama can offer to Reid. If it’s anything like the help Obama provided to Corzine in NJ, Coakley in Massachusetts, and Deeds in VA, you may more call it the kiss of death than help.

In the end following the Obama visit, watch the Mayors approval ratings soar because he stood up for the people of Vegas and against Obama, while Reid was nothing more than a lap dog.

EXIT QUESTION: With falling poll numbers and losing the people’s trust, would you really want to have Barack Obama campaigning for you?

UPDATE I: What a joke, suddenly Obama loves Las Vegas when he is in Las Vegas. I guess Obama is a firm believer of what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, including his pandering to the voters to get Harry Reid elected.

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  • Comments

    9 Responses to “Hope & Change: Las Vegas Mayor Goodman Rejects Barack Obama Invitation, Harry Reid Looks For Obama’s Campaign Help”

    1. Buster on February 19th, 2010 11:50 am

      ROFLMAO !!!
      call it the kiss of death than help
      ROFLMAO !!!
      The bummer is the kiss of death he gave to the USA’s economy !!!

    2. Buster on February 19th, 2010 11:57 am

      Looks like the snake oil peddler got bit !!!

    3. LilPuma on February 19th, 2010 12:34 pm

      Gee, and it was only a year ago that Obama gambled with several hundred billion taxpayer dollars. And he lost. Reminds me of Coldplay’s recent hit Viva la Vida:

      “…..I used to rule the world
      Seas would rise when I gave the word
      Now in the morning I sleep alone
      Sweep the streets I used to own

      I used to roll the dice
      Feel the fear in my enemy’s eyes
      Listened as the crowd would sing
      Now the old king is dead long live the king
      One minute I held the key
      Next the walls were closed on me
      And I discovered that my castles stand
      Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand…..”

    4. super dave on February 19th, 2010 12:59 pm


    5. Scott on February 19th, 2010 1:06 pm

      Good for this mayor and his backlash at Obama’s attempt to try and tell people how and they should spend their hard earned money.

      The reason Obama said this because he knows he is going to raise taxes.

    6. Buster on February 19th, 2010 4:07 pm

      obama will be know as the president that had sex with the United States !!!

    7. Sanny on February 19th, 2010 4:29 pm

      More Mayors and/or Governors should do the exact same thing….tell the Anointed One he is not welcome in their city.

      HE SHOULD BE PERSONA NON GRATIA…….and maybe he’ll get the message that he ‘STINKS’….who is he to tell WE THE PEOPLE where to spend our money.

      He just got the Mafia Kiss……from Las Vegas.

    8. Greg the mongoose on February 19th, 2010 6:06 pm

      Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman is my HERO of the week. God Bless Las Vegas, and Mayor Oscar Goodman.

    9. RussVet on February 20th, 2010 6:35 pm

      Anybody got the email of Mayor Goodman…. time to take a vacation to Las Vegas.

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