Although President Barack Obama’s town hall in Henderson, NV was billed as a White House event, it sounded a lot more like a campaign rally for Senator Harry Reid (D-NV). [. . . ]Does it really matter, at this point, which particular rathole the government throws our money down?
Obama also held a fundraiser for the incumbent last night and has appeared several times to stump for the Senator. But at those events, the Democratic National Committee foots the bill. At today’s event, the taxpayers paid the price.
Though the President did not explicitly call for Reid’s reelection, Obama touted Senator Reid more than a dozen times in his opening remarks and several more times during the question and answer session. At one point he even handed the microphone to Reid, who was sitting on the stage right behind the President, so that Reid could take one of the questions from the audience about building tourism in Nevada.While the president was there, he tried with great subtlety to make amends with Nevada's tourism industry:
Earlier this month Obama said: “When times are tough, 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.”Lolz!
Today, Obama asked one audience member, who was visiting from out of town, if he was spending money in Las Vegas. “Yes sir,” the man replied. “That’s good!” Obama replied. “That’s what we like to hear. .. Everyone comes to Vegas! That’s what I’m talking about!” the President said to applause.
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