Skip to comments.Reid: Don't Blame Obama For Vegas Blacklisting
Posted on 07/26/2009 12:58:47 PM PDT by swheats
On Thursday, Sen. Harry Reid said don't blame the Obama administration for the government travel restrictions to resort destinations like Las Vegas.
Reid said the policy came from the Bush administration. Holding nearly 50 pages of e-mails and memos, Reid explained.
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But if the Bush Administration did put out memos saying this, it was an internal email/memo and not put on blast as Obama did nationally.
BLAME BUSH strikes again.
We all should get used to it. “Blame Bush” is going to be the common theme for the 2010 elections. Every republican candidate is going to be linked to Bush and the MSN is going to lay it on the public thick.
Is there a time limit on how long they can keep blaming Bush? Good grief, enough already. What cry-baby whiners.
Well, why the hell doesn't Ogabe CHANGE it?
Oh, yeah. Because he'd rather point fingers than actually fix anything.
I dont know it looks like odumbo is quickly becoming the new Bush in the polls
Dem 2006 Reid/Pelosi congress “NO to everything Energy Policy” plus Congressional Black Caucas, Frank and Dood covering for Fannie & Freddie frauds killed the economy.
Also, if there is anything bad for America; Obama will not change it.
They were still blaming Hoover in 1937... 5 years later.
Did W. EVER state ANY of this PUBLICLY??????????????
There must be a great betting line in Vegas on the speed with which ‘Bush’s fault’ is mentioned in news. What? $100 for under 1 minute? 30 seconds?
Vegas can at least make money somehow. Maybe there are adult paraphenalia with ‘blame bush’ on them, or 2fers at the Chicken Ranch for appropriate attire.
AGREED!! Bush did put that in (actually Paulson, the Corporate Socialist).
BUT Obama is the f***ing President. That sissy can do it if he wants.
Bush did a lot of bad things at the end of his term (TARP, for example) and Obama is digging it!!
Didn’t Bush think ahead?
Did everyone notice that you dont bash really Bad Presidents? President Reagan never mentioned Carter’s cursed name, and President Bush never said a bad thing aout the Bent One! President Bush saved Us from the terror of the Clinton years and the degredation and Embaressment! and then along comes Zero trashing everything about OUR WONDERFUL AMERICA! I stand by my tagline:-)
p.s.: Reid isn’t worth wasting electrons on!:-P
So if Obama didn’t agree with it, then how come he didn’t sign an EO saying otherwise?
He sure didn’t hesitate to sign an EO sealing all reference to his birth records? And that was his first day in office.
Heck, no. That's how Granholm (MI) got re-elected. It's how her lieutenant governor, John Cherry, is planning to run his campaign to take her place because of term limits.
He's such an anus.
I have here two memos both from the Bush White House, the Bush Justice Department saying, Don’t bring people to Reno or Las Vegas and Atlantic City,’ Reid said.
“Those memos, dated April 2006 and April 2008, state that certain destinations like Las Vegas need to be approved as conference destinations.”
No difference between an internal memo and the need for approving government agencies going to LV and the POTUS declaring publicly that a public company (Wells Fargo) shouldn’t send its high achieving personnel to LV. None at all. Right, Harry?
They’re bullies and cry-babies and whiners. Three for the price of one. Good grief. Not only that, but there’s not an ounce of class in the lot of them.
How many days til the 2010 mid-term?
The sooner he joins the Loser Group headed up by Daschle, the better. These politicians think they get a free ride for life once they get elected.
if this is the best that obamanation can come up with in his “wasn't me” crap, then he is pathetic..
we see it for what it is.... smoke and shadows.. Let's talk about the birth certificate, murder, the hidden records, the trillion dollar deficit... the ridicule of America throughout the world since obamanation and finally, the “muslims are my best friend” obamanation rhetoric.
“BLAME BUSH strikes again.”
And I suppose this supposed memo is stapled to o’dumbos birth certificate — So, we will never see either of them — Sound about right, I’m just saying...what are the odds.
Nice Harry, blame the Blacklisting on the white guy and credit the black guy with Whitelisting. In the world of Obama everything is the opposite of the reality.
They were still blaming Hoover in 1960.
It's all they got now.
It's all they ever had and now that train has left the station.
I would rather blame those who are responsible for MOST of this mess - the democrats.
NO. This was the first I’d heard it.
That’s why I would like to see the memos. Reid could be lying. He held up 50 pages of papers but says he has only two emails and memos.
How did President Bush's policy of holding detainess at Camp Delta in Guantanamo get CHANGED?
How did President Bush's policy of wearing men's jeans get CHANGED?
they still blame hoover today....
the recession might have been his fault but the Depression falls squarely on the shoulders of FDR. Just like Obama is trying his damnedest to make a new depression so he can, he feels, have dictatorial powers...
YO, Dingy Harry... I see your MEMOS and RAISE you ONE HORSE’S MOUTH!@!!!
Reid.. we’re not STUPID .. like YOUR VOTERS.
Well why didn’t Obama overturn that policy then since he overturned Bush’s ban on taxpayer funded abortions overseas. Seems to me this would have been easy to overturn and Reid looks like the whiner he is.
The wheels in Vegas know where the grease comes from. Obama derided it and told companies to stop going. Vegas is hurting and that coalition of dum-bass freaks in power are completely responsible. I expect his numbers to plunge.
How many people really believe this?
Reid is a fool, pushing a simply implausible proposition.
I see this and wonder, man are there really italianquakers?
I do not understand why there is a problem about the government travel restrictions to resort destinations like Las Vegas.
People are losing their jobs, homes and still trying to feed their families and these morons are concerned about THEIR trip to resorts.
The current squatter soiling the Whitehouse takes his wife for a $250,000.00 diner date rent a $25,000,000.00 vacation home and the morons we elect try to shove medical insurance tht is a bottomless money pit with people sitting at desks in windowless office telling what we can and cannot have as coverage while exempting them selves from this death trap.
Their whining is just so unreal I am at a loss for words.
Just stay where you are and do your job.
Yea thats correct, earn your money by actually WORKING.
Obama family leases a $20 million dollar farm for summer vacation
The White House says the Obama family will spend the last weekend of August at Martha's Vineyard.
Reid must think his constituents are idiots.
It was Obama that chastised *private* businesses for going to Vegas for their conventions. The bulk of Vegas’ business has always been *private* businesses having conventions there, not government conventions and it was Obama who told them the days of doing that were over.
Don’t let Reid get away with this. This is just a deflection from the real issues which are:
1) Obama is killing the economy.
2) People have less to spend so they are not going to Vegas to spend it.
3) Obama called out businesses for holding conventions in Vegas.
They want you to believe Bush is responsible. I was in Vegas on Election Night and Vegas was still bustling then.
It is already not working just look at odumbos polls, that dog wont hunt no matter how many times they try
That works for me!
It makes perfectly good sense that the Bush administration would've cautioned government agencies to hold their necessary meetings in Alexandria, rather than Las Vegas.
It's the same thing any good manager would've done if he found his P&L sliding.
But Zero is the one who came forth and publicly intimidated private sector companies from going to Las Vegas, specifically.
So, who was it that was being responsible? And who was it that was not?
Dunno if it will do any good.. but after posting that link here... I sent the same link to Chan5 in Vegas.. saying.. Am I going to have to do your work for you too?? They not going to be happy, either ... LOL
As for Dingy Harry... make my day.
From this article Nevada Governor Slams Obama's Refusal to Meet With Him ***"I'm shocked the president would make a remark like that and then do nothing, including meeting with the governor in an attempt to repair the damage that his remarks caused," Gibbons told FOX News' Neil Cavuto Tuesday.
In a statement Gibbons put out Monday, the governor said Obama's quote that "you can't get corporate jets. You can't go take a trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayer's dime" was seen by many as an insult to Las Vegas and as a message to companies across the nation to stay away from Las Vegas for corporate meetings and conventions.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reports over 400 conventions and business meetings scheduled to take place in Las Vegas recently have cancelled, translating into 111,800 guests and 250,000 "room-nights," according to a statement from Gibbons. The cancelled events cost the Las Vegas economy over $100 million, not including gaming revenue, the governor said.
"I am disappointed at the hypocrisy shown by this administration," Gibbons said. "President Obama is coming to Las Vegas later this month for a political fundraiser, but he will not help the struggling families in Las Vegas and Nevada who are out of work because of his reckless comments. ***
The farm rental was another slap in the face to American farmers. California farmers being denied water because of a minnow fish now they’re saying due to drought conditions.
We’ve been here before Klamath Falls and sucker fish.
Meida cycles were 10x longer in the 1930s. As long as W keeps his mouth shut, the ‘blame Bush’ argument won’t resonate with anyone except certifiable moonbats in 2010.
Thanks for the links. And we’re working to not let him get away with it. And hopefully his son, Rory, wont be elected for governor.
It might have been Bush’s policy.
Yes and unless rescended by Obama some people should have
been punished over it.
I think this calls for an INVESTIGATION!!!
Just wait until the moonbats parents lose their job and have to take the internet away from the basement.
Not only a whiner he’s becoming desperate too. I guess he forgot Obama’s public statements. Harry could be about to lose his majority title.