Do you ever get the feeling that Tea Party Republicans see the phrase “Ignorance Is Bliss” as a Mission Statement?


It doesn't sound like a careless remark to me.....It sounds like sound advice!

I just wanted to thank my Republican Friend Gene for giving me the link to this article. He was trying to make a point that the President was telling people not to go to Nevada.  This article has confirmed my view of how honorable our President is.  The President gave advice that my own father would give if I couldn't pay my rent or feed my children!  He stood against the banks and companies who think it's okay to spend the bail-outs in Vegas partying!
  It's obvious the President meant they shouldn't be spending that money anywhere partying!  Again this proves that our President will campaign for the Democrats but he won't sell out his morals and beliefs to get someone elected.  It also shows me that those in Nevada who are angry are probably republicans who don't care that the rest of the country is hurting as well but it's okay for people who are down and out to spend their last dime as long as the people in Nevada benefit.  It is okay for the companies who got the bail-outs to spend it on parties in Vegas as long as the people in Nevada benefit!  Shame on anyone who feels this way and calls them self patriots!  The President did NOT owe Nevada an apology.  Nevada owes the American people an apology and they owe the President an apology!

This happened in Feb and the Republicans are still trying to use it.-Mem 

Barack Obama tells Americans 'don't go to Las Vegas'

A careless remark by President Barack Obama about Las Vegas has triggered a furious backlash from Nevada’s cash-strapped gambling city and a key Democratic ally fighting a tough re-election battle in the state.

By Toby Harnden in Washington
Published: 6:57PM GMT 03 Feb 2010

Speaking about the economy at an event in New Hampshire, Mr Obama told Americans: “When times are tough, you tighten your belts.  “You don’t go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don’t blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you’re trying to save for college. You prioritise. You make tough choices.” 

The economy of the world’s most famous gambling and entertainment destination is heavily dependent on tourism and Las Vegans were already incensed by a comment from Mr Obama last year that companies should not use federal bail out money for trips to the city.

Tourism and casino officials said the comment hurt the city after companies cancelled meetings in Las Vegas and re-arranged them elsewhere.

Mr Obama’s latest remark about Las Vegas prompted a swift and angry retort from Harry Reid, the Senate Majority Leader, who has an uphill battle to win re-election in Nevada, which has an unemployment rate of 13 per cent, in the November mid-term elections.

“The President needs to lay off Las Vegas and stop making it the poster child for where people shouldn’t be spending their money,” he said in a statement. “To truly re-energise our economy, we need people to travel to Las Vegas. I would much rather tourists and business travellers spend their money in Las Vegas than spend it overseas.”

Before the day was out, Mr Obama had hurriedly dispatched a letter to Mr Reid. “I hope you know that during my Town Hall today, I wasn’t saying anything negative about Las Vegas,” he wrote. “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.”

It was the latest political blow to Mr Reid after the failure to pass the health care bill and controversy over statements that Mr Obama had been an attractive presidential candidate because he was a “light-skinned” black man “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one”.

Oscar Goodman, the Mayor of Las Vegas and an independent, described Mr Obama as “a real slow learner” who had a “psychological hang-up” about the city. “He has to step up right away and say, you know, he wasn’t thinking. Sometimes when he’s not using his monitors and reading what he says, he doesn’t think. And this is one of those times he didn’t think, and he should straighten out the record because he’s been here, he knows Las Vegas is a great place.”

Last year, Mr Obama apologised and during a visit to Nellis Air Force Base outside Las Vegas said that it was good to get out of Washington and “there’s nothing like a quick trip to Vegas in the middle of the week”.
But Mr Goodman said that this time an apology wouldn’t be enough. “I’ll do everything I can to give him the boot.”

One last comment from me! -Nevada you think you are hurting now, what are you going to do when Sharon Angles or the Tea Party candidate gets through with you?  No jobs, no health care, no homes, no unemployment and no SSI!  Vote republican or tea party and send us pictures of the new Las Vegas! It will no longer be called Sin City, but Tent City and what happens in Vegas will not stay in Vegas because a picture of you and your new tent will be all over the national news!-Mem

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