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Las Vegas Mayor Goodman rejects Obama invitation
ktnv.com ^ | Feb. 18, 2010

Posted on 02/19/2010 3:26:10 AM PST by Rennes Templar

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) - Mayor Oscar Goodman refused an invitation to meet with President Obama who is in Las Vegas to host a town hall meeting. Mayor Goodman called President Obama a slow learner after he told Americans not to blow money on a weekend in Las Vegas if they were saving to put their kids through college.

"I've got other things to do quite frankly for my constituents here in Las Vegas who rely on me to do the right thing as a mayor," explained Mayor Goodman.

Mayor Goodman has more important things like attend budget meetings during a major shortfall than meet with President Barack Obama. That rejection comes even though he's invited by the White House.

"Were you surprised to get that invitation in light of comments you've made before and your opinion on him and what he says," asked Action News reporter Heather Klein.

"A little bit in the sense [that] I would think they would know that I would say I'm not coming," said Mayor Goodman.

They say time heals all wounds but not this time. Mayor Goodman is not backing down after the president used Las Vegas the example of where not to go if you're saving money.

This is strike two for the mayor.

"We are hurting, we have people in foreclosures, we have people having a hard time feeding their families and we can't stand to have a flippant statement made," said Mayor Goodman.

"I haven't heard an apology, I haven't heard a response, all I do is get invitations," Goodman went on to say.

Invitations Mayor Oscar Goodman respectfully or depending on your point of view, not so respectfully declines. The mayor says his presence isn't necessary, it's more protocol than anything else. However, he says all it will take is a simple phone call and he will be there ready to move on.

What do you think about Mayor Goodman rejecting to meet with President Obama? Let us know by leaving a comment below.


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: election2012; lasvegas; lostwages; nevada
I hope Mayor Goodman is starting a trend.
1 posted on 02/19/2010 3:26:10 AM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: Rennes Templar

He should invite Obama to a casino.


2 posted on 02/19/2010 3:26:56 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Bostonian conservative, atheist prolifer)
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To: Rennes Templar
... thus escalating the MOB war.
3 posted on 02/19/2010 3:27:33 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: Rennes Templar

No govt contracts for you!


4 posted on 02/19/2010 3:29:23 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Chicago vs Las Vegas, should be interesting.


5 posted on 02/19/2010 3:29:54 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Rennes Templar

The new Joe the Plumber.


6 posted on 02/19/2010 3:31:36 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Rennes Templar

Obama has lost Nevada, as has Reid.


7 posted on 02/19/2010 3:31:42 AM PST by Loud Mime (Liberalism is a Socialist Disease)
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To: Loud Mime

You don’t have to gamble at all to see sights in Las Vegas. Obama is a dork.


8 posted on 02/19/2010 3:33:36 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Darkwolf377

He should invite Obama to a casino

Your correct, then they can have a Beer summit.


9 posted on 02/19/2010 3:37:22 AM PST by bikerman (Buck Farack)
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To: Rennes Templar

Well done, Mayor. I hope this makes more government officials think again before drinking the WH koolaid. IOW, FUBO!


10 posted on 02/19/2010 3:40:05 AM PST by fivecatsandadog (You better HOPE you end up with a little CHANGE in your pocket after he's finished.)
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To: Rennes Templar

More guts than the Republicans in Congress.


11 posted on 02/19/2010 3:53:37 AM PST by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: Rennes Templar

Add him to the list of America’s mayors...


12 posted on 02/19/2010 3:54:25 AM PST by JohnLongIsland ( schmuckie schucks)
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To: Rennes Templar

Would have been better if the Mayor had told Obama to go _____(fill in the blank) himself.


13 posted on 02/19/2010 3:56:45 AM PST by Venturer
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To: bikerman

Would the Bummer respond “no dice”?


14 posted on 02/19/2010 4:02:56 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Rennes Templar

I hope other politicians follow suit and do the same. Zero deserves no respect. If he wants to play Chicago politics, that’s what he should get in return.


15 posted on 02/19/2010 4:12:15 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Rennes Templar

Didn’t Nevada take a pass on hosting the democrat rat convention this year as well? Good trends coming from Nevada!


16 posted on 02/19/2010 4:18:42 AM PST by Wpin (I do not regret my admiration for W)
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To: Rennes Templar

Mayor Goodman is a good man......


17 posted on 02/19/2010 4:28:27 AM PST by Quickgun (As a former fetus, I'm opposed to abortion. Pray for Obama,Psalms109:8)
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To: Rennes Templar; All

“There is no place better to have fun than Vegas, one of our country’s great destinations,” Obama said, but it wasn’t good enough for Goodman.

Goodman said with a smile that he might reconsider “If he calls me and he indicates that he’s going to rectify the situation - and buys me a martini.”

Should President Obama apologize to the mayor of Las Vegas?

Yes 47%
No 53%
POLL http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2010/02/19/2010-02-19_vegas_mayor_wants_prez_to_say_sorry.html#ixzz0fz6auIVm


18 posted on 02/19/2010 4:34:31 AM PST by anglian
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To: Rennes Templar

The good mayor should with hold his cops. The course of action should be to make the Messiah know he is just not welcome.

Come to Vegas, bring your own security. We can’t afford you.


19 posted on 02/19/2010 4:34:47 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Tax the poor. Taxes will give them a stake in society)
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To: Loud Mime

...as has the REIDS....I think RORY REID is NOT going to be Governor of Nevada!!


20 posted on 02/19/2010 4:36:15 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Rennes Templar

Said differently: Take your beer summit and shove it. Man up and apologize, maybe then I’d begin to possibly respect you.


21 posted on 02/19/2010 4:58:52 AM PST by Made In The USA (Home Depot should begin stocking up on pitchforks and torches.)
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To: bert

Hotels should deny him a room, he should be shunned everywhere he goes!


22 posted on 02/19/2010 5:02:51 AM PST by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: bert

He can’t stop him from landing(FAA); But he can have his cops block every road out of the airport. In fact, I’d like to see every citizen out with their own cars ‘broken down’ on the exit roads.


23 posted on 02/19/2010 5:09:54 AM PST by maine yankee
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To: Rennes Templar

Obama is having a town hall but is here for a fundraiser.
He always covers it up as a town hall.
Have a great sign for my protest.


24 posted on 02/19/2010 5:12:22 AM PST by sweetiepiezer (I have a Pal in Sarah)
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To: Darkwolf377

Talk things over while Obama is putting some of the left over stimulus money on a game of craps.


25 posted on 02/19/2010 5:24:58 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: Rennes Templar

I thought that when the president invited you to something you were obligated to go? At least that is what the Republicans are being told about attending the “healthcare summit” next week. Too bad the Republican leadership don’t have the spine that Goodman has.


26 posted on 02/19/2010 5:26:37 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: RS_Rider

Like how al-Gaddafi last year for the UN summit?


27 posted on 02/19/2010 5:27:23 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: Rennes Templar

You couldn’t pay me to be within a hundred yards of that pile of crap!


28 posted on 02/19/2010 5:29:52 AM PST by dalereed
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To: dalereed

I will never again go to that city if I can help it. I found the whole place repulsive.


29 posted on 02/19/2010 5:33:18 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (You don't have to be ignorant to be a Democrat...but if you are...so what?)
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To: dalereed

I’ve long had a Clinton distance factor, but barry has exceeded that by a long shot. Living in LA with him in Las Vegas is way too close.


30 posted on 02/19/2010 5:35:06 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Past Your Eyes

I was refering to that thing playing President!


31 posted on 02/19/2010 5:35:31 AM PST by dalereed
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To: Rennes Templar
We must show respect for the Office but as far as I'm concerned O is an non entity. Refusing an invitation from him is like saying no to a telephone salesman. The Mayor saying No is broader in it's application than what first appears. Let's hope the Mayor keeps his justifiable position.
32 posted on 02/19/2010 5:45:19 AM PST by ladyL
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To: Rennes Templar

You’re a Goodman, Oscar.


33 posted on 02/19/2010 6:13:14 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (Rule #9 Always carry a knife.)
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To: Darkwolf377

“He should invite Obama to a casino.”

Or a Wayne Newton concert.


34 posted on 02/19/2010 6:27:14 AM PST by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: onedoug

I had a chance for an “insider” White House tour in the summer of ‘99, including the Oval Office. I refused it. My brother went. (He has lower standards.) They even took a picture inside the room which turned out to be a big no-no. Slick Willy was in NYC that night so he wasn’t around. I asked my brother and SiL if they had got the carpet cleaned up yet.


35 posted on 02/19/2010 8:16:33 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (You don't have to be ignorant to be a Democrat...but if you are...so what?)
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To: jersey117

Zero deserves to be tried for treason because he is wrecking the U.S. economy as part of a plan to destroy our Republic and turn America into a socialist crap hole.

You cannot tell me that Zero is so STUPID he doesn’t understand what he’s doing.

I say Impeach and try Zero for TREASON!


36 posted on 02/19/2010 9:07:32 AM PST by Ronbo1948
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To: Darkwolf377

“He should invite Obama to a casino”
Obama has created his own casino, far larger than anything
Las Vegas could conceive.
One of the big differences between the Luxor, for example, and the Obama Casino, is that the only entertainment offered by Obama is Obama himself, and Reid, Pelosi, Emanuel, etc. And they ain’t remotely funny or talented enough to justify the admission price.
Another, and more important difference is that while attendance
in Vegas is always voluntary, attendance to the Obama casino is mandatory. THERE is the crux of the difference. Obama could never demand that people go to Vegas and spend their disposable income, but he sure as hell can affect Vegas by suggesting that their disposable income is better spent at the Obama Casino, and THAT is what he was really after in his idiotic ‘belt-tightening” BOHICA speech.


37 posted on 02/19/2010 9:38:31 AM PST by supremedoctrine (Time is the school in which we learn that time is the fire in which we burn.)
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To: Rennes Templar
At what point does Obama blame Bush's Presidency for what he said about Vegas?
38 posted on 02/19/2010 3:13:45 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

Should Obama be saving that vacation money for his kids’ education?

Thanks Rennes Templar.


39 posted on 02/19/2010 6:33:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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