What's the president got against Vegas?
Senator Harry Reid's got problems. Health Care has fallen apart, for the time being. Unemployment is at a historic and sustained 10% high, Massachusetts was lost to the Republicans, and as the Obama Administration's budge hit the ground like multi-trillion dollar corpse, the president hand's Reid another booby prize, by knocking Las Vegas, again:
"During the president's town hall meeting in Nashua, New Hampshire, he discussed the need to curb spending during tough economic times. "When times are tough, you tighten your belts," the president said. "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."
So Reid responded
"The President needs to lay off Las Vegas and stop making it the poster child for where people shouldn't be spending their money,"
Senator Reid seems to forget that telling people how to spend their money is what Democrats do.
But things are different now. In his home state of Nevada, unemployment recently topped 13%. Harry's poll numbers are hovering around 36% while the president's approval is 49% having dropped from 55%.
The president's hectoring is not helping Harry Reid who stands at the edge of the electoral abyss as the November elections come rush along. If anything, the president is giving Reid a rhetorical push over the edge.