Obama fires Reid!
Okay well not really, Obama can’t do that. Only the voters can, but Obama just nailed the final nail in Reid’s coffin. I wonder if Reid will be “stepping down due to family issues” soon?
When times are tough, you — 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.
That cause the Democratic Mayor of Las Vegas, and ex mob lawyer, Oscar Goodman to come out swinging.
“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.”
Ouch! A slow learner. Was that dig at Obama anyway related to Rahm’s “retard” comment that got him in hot water?
Reid of course had to jump in on this Dem vs Dem cat fight.
“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.
Harry Reid of course, has no right to say anything about profligate spending, even to Obama. It’s the pot calling the kettle. Especially when the Senate voted to raise the debt limit by $1,900,000,000,000.00 dollars recently.
Of course this is very very bad news for Harry Reid. The whole country isn’t very happy with him, much less Vegas. Reid has a 52% unapproval rating in Nevada alone. That was in January, before he raised the spending limit and before the latest Obama flap.
Nevada politics is strange. Nevada is actually very much independent, although the influx of Californians, running from their own mistakes has shifted it more and more Left. There is a huge Mormon population in Las Vegas. Harry Reid is Mormon. That’s not a knock against Reid, I know a lot of Mormons, and the are very good people. Of all the various religions, I hold LDS in a high esteem, they actually try to practice what they preach, for the most part.
Simply put, Mormons stick together. That is entirely rational considering the amount of persecution they have gone through over the years. In Missouri until June 25, 1976, it was perfectly legal to kill a Mormon if they were on your property. Harry Reid has only maintained his Senate seat because he is Mormon.
It seems kind of odd, considering how conservative most Mormons are. But that only underscores the fact that they stick together. This next election, I don’t think Reid can count on the Mormon support he used to have. Prop 8 in California, did a lot of damage. By now, everyone should know that the Mormon community were big proponents of Prop 8. The largely liberal attacks against the Church didn’t help Reid, nor did his criticism of the Mormon community over it.
Now we have Obama coming in, not once but twice, slamming Las Vegas for populist points. Goodman, being the good politician he is, channeled a lot of anger from the shitty Vegas economy at Obama and Reid took a lot of collateral damage. Trust me when I say Las Vegas is in the shitter. Everyone thinks Vegas is a gambling town. That is true, but over the last decade a significant portion of the local economy came from the Housing Boom.
Now Reid might have been able to pull of a win, if he had the Mormon support. Ha, he can thank his fellow “tolerant” liberals for screwing that pooch for him. So simply put, Obama just fired Reid.
So now I can honestly say something positive about Obama!