Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Drink Up: Harry Reid

Of all the times for Harry Reid to try and sack up it's for stupid shit like this?
At a town hall in New Hampshire this afternoon, President Obama tried to give a little friendly recession spending advice, telling people they shouldn't "blow a bunch of cash in Vegas" when comparing the federal budget to a family budget.

"This isn't how responsible families do their budgets. 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 in Vegas when you're trying to save for college. You prioritize. You make tough choices. And it's time your government did the same," he said.

He may not have expected just how quickly Nevada politicians, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, would react.

Reid (D-NV) shot off a statement telling Obama to "lay off" Las Vegas.

"I just spoke to the White House and told them that while the President is correct that people saving for college need to be fiscally responsible, the President needs to lay off Las Vegas and stop making it the poster child for where people shouldn't be spending their money," Reid said.

Good. Fucking. Grief.

If you're going to get your ass handed to you in November anyway, can we move onto the next Majority Leader already?


Toast said...

Too comical to even get angry about. What a silly, sad, ineffectual man.

Mr Furious said...


At risk of sounding like The Rude Pundit or Matt Taibbi, nothing gets a weak Democrat Congressperson more engorged than scolding his own President.

"I just spoke to the White House and told them that [...]"


Smitty said...

Dick of the Week candidate.

Bob said...

"Dick of the Week candidate."

I think John Edwards will have that monopolized for quite some time.

steves said...

Sorry, Harry, but Vegas is the poster child for stupid people spending money on stupid shit.

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AT22 said...

He's a moron.

Smitty said...

Mr. F:

Sorta off-topic, but one of the mags I subscribe to is called Beer Advocate. The last article every month is a listing a decscription of good beer bars in a particular city. This month, they visit Asheville. Want a copy of the article?