Las Vegas is mad and republicans and democrats both are criticizing him for disparaging the "Sin City". Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman said, "I'll do everything I can to give him the boot". The Democratic Senate majority leader Harry Reid issued a statement that was headlined "Reid to Obama: 'Lay off Las Vegas'". He went on to say, "The President needs to lay off Las Vegas and stop making it the poster child for where people shouldn't be spending their money. To truly re-energize our economy, we need people to travel to Las Vegas. I would much rather tourists and business travelers spend their money in Las Vegas than spend it overseas."
Can I say one thing? ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! This was an amazingly honest thing for a president to say. Usually we get the "go out and shop" speeches designed to make us as irresponsible as our government while we waste our money hoping to jump-start a weakened economy. Well, I say great job Mr. President! Do not back down from the lawmakers who obviously cower politically to the money making machine that is Las Vegas. The city is a cesspool of filth! There I said it. I actually feel better now. Besides legalized prostitution and gambling it has bankrupted many families over the years by capitalizing on addiction.
All our president did was to invoke common sense. Be assured that if democrats, republicans, and Las Vegas are angry, then someone must have spoken the truth. The Washington Post said that he veered from his notes when he said this. If that is the case, then maybe he should do it more often. I can't stand it when people bash everything a president does just because he is not in their party. Well, I'm an independent and I criticized his actions less than a week ago but, today I am voicing my support. I hope he does not cave to the politically correct people begging for apologies. If anything, Harry Reid should apologize for encouraging Americans to be financial morons.