What's said in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas -- though apparently that doesn't apply to what's said about Las Vegas elsewhere in the world.It's just funny watching Barry bend over backwards for his white, liberal, elitist massahs on the Left. Harry Reid makes racist remarks about him and there's Barry, like 5 minutes later, defending him. Barry refers to Vegas in a lighthearted speech about the economy, makes Reid angry and is then forced to write a letter explaining himself. What a sorry excuse for a black man, much less a President.
President Obama is in trouble -- again -- with Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman over a comment citing Sin City.
Namely, this one yesterday in New Hampshire about saving money in tough economic times: "You don't blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you're trying to save for college. You prioritize. You make tough choices. It's time your government did the same."
Goodman didn't see the point, noting that his city is suffering from a lack of lifeblood: Tourists who gamble. With cash.
"I'll do everything I can to give him the boot," Goodman said of Obama. "This president is a real slow learner."
A year ago, Obama said at a town hall in Indiana that corporations shouldn't use federal bailout money for trips to Las Vegas. That comment didn't sit well with city fathers either.
The president and Goodman have a quick chance to work things out. Obama is headed to Las Vegas later this month for a jobs event Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada native facing a tough re-election bid.
We should also point out that Obama carried Nevada over John McCain in the 2008 election.
Obama also sent Reid a letter explaining he was trying to make a point about not overspending in a tight economy.
"There is no place better to have fun than Vegas," Obama wrote, "one of our country's great destinations."
The Oval couldn't agree more. Though some folks need to lighten up a little bit over there.