Posts Tagged ‘a real psychological hang up’

Las Vegas Mayor Blasts Obama’s Demagoguery

February 3, 2010

The mayor of Las Vegas apparently doesn’t want to join George Bush, the Republican Party, auto manufacturers, Chrysler investors, banks, brokerage houses, insurance companies, the pharmaceutical industry, the US Chamber of Commerce, lobbyists, the CIA, the US Supreme Court, etc. etc. etc. as straw men for his incessant demagoguery.

There was some excellent bipartisan Obama bashing for his demagoguery this time:

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.

Here’s what Mayor Goodman had to say:

Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman had some harsh words for President Obama Tuesday. Here’s what he had to say hours after the President remarked that people who are trying to save money shouldn’t go to Vegas.

“I guess you’ve all seen the president’s remarks or read about the president’s remarks, well I’ve got some remarks of my own. I was back in Washington, D.C. about two weeks ago, going up and down the halls of the capitol telling people about our economy here, trying to get them to be sympathetic to what we’re trying to accomplish, then I have to read what President Obama said.

“He has a real psychological hang up about the entertainment capitol of the world. An apology won’t be acceptable this time, I don’t know where his vendetta comes from but we’re not going to let him make his bones by lambasting Las Vegas, that’s why (the press) is here today.

He didn’t learn his lesson the first time, but when he hurt our economy by his ill conceived rhetoric, we didn’t think it would happen again, but now that it has I want to assure you, when he comes I’ll do everything I can to give him the boot back to Washington and to visit his failures back there.

“I gotta tell you this, everybody says I shouldn’t say it, but I gotta tell you the way it is. This president is a real slow learner.”

The Mayor then took comments from reporters.

Stay with Action News and for more on this developing story.

I am seriously thinking about making the audio of that last part I have in bold my cell phone ring tone.

Don’t feel back about Hussein having hang ups about Vegas, Mayor; after all, the clown-in-chief has got hang ups about lots and lots of other things, too.

I actually have a suggestion for how Barry Hussein can resolve this: he can go to Las Vegas and bow down before Goodman like he just did to the mayor – yes, that’s right, the MAYOR – of Tampa, Florida:

Obama doesn’t seem to mind bowing down before his betters.  That’s three (or is it four by now?) down, and about 6,692,030,27 to go.

An apology for repeatedly trying to screw Las Vegas might not be acceptable, but an act of weak, appeasing presidential grovelling might do.

No harm in trying, Barry.

Way to go for standing up for your city, Mayor Goodman.  Your other response would have been to apologize for Las Vegas the way Obama has repeatedly apologized for America.