The Senate Majority leader, Harry Reid, has a fundraiser planned at Cesar’s Palace on the Las Vegas Strip. He’s planning on having headliners, like Bette Midler and Sheryl Crow perform at the event.
Oh yea, he’s also having some guy named Barack show up too.
The trip to Vegas for Obama is a complete 180 from his position on “corporate excesses”, back when bailout recipients were planning trips to Sin City for their high performers. The President was even quoted as saying “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” when talking about the corporate excesses.
I guess he changed his mind.
After all, it’s the taxpayer who footed the bill for the Air Force One photo-op flyover of Manhattan. And come to think of it, it’s also the taxpayer who is footing the bill for the President to fly out to Las Vegas.
I guess we shouldn’t complain though. It’s not like he’s taking the trip to further any “excesses”. I mean Harry Reid has only raised a little over $3 million for his reelection campaign. I suppose that might not be enough if he were running against someone who had a chance of winning. But he’s not.
The President has “flip-flopped” more in the first few months of his presidency than John Kerry did during his entire campaign against George W. Bush, and is leading with the “do as I say, not as I do” mentality, which is prevalent throughout the Democratic party.
I just pray that the important issues on the President’s desk don’t take a back seat to this fundraising initiative that he has decided to undertake. Just think how bad President Bush looked when he “didn’t panic little elementary school kids” on September 11th. God forbid, President Obama interrupts a pointless fundraiser to attend to other national security issues.