I have come to the conclusion that there are 2 types of people currently in the world…
#1 Those who feel that Obama is the new Christ
#2 Those who feel that Obama is the Anti-Christ
Personally, I have never been a fan. Recently I think I am heading the committee of ObamaHaters. Below is a letter that I sent out to every news venue I could find an email address for.
My name is Fran and I am part owner of a retail company in Las Vegas that relies 98% on tourism for our income. We produce a 2 minute DVD where customers can “Star in their own movie” depicting them all around Las Vegas either on a “Magic Carpet” or on a Motorcycle.
Our company is down 61% this month, 54% last month, and 32% in March immediately following what was a record breaking Jan & Feb. To what do I attribute this downslide? I understand that some blame lies on the economy; however, we were in a recession in January and Feb. I ask myself, what changed in Feb to cause this? My answer? OBAMA!
Our President made his comment about this not being the time to go to Las Vegas. Yes, I fully understand that this comment was geared towards companies who received Gov bailout monies; however, I believe that the public as well as hundreds of companies took this quite literally! This town has lost 400+ conventions and hotel occupancy is down 86% since his comments. Immediately following his comments, 30,000 hotel room nights booked for conferences have been canceled at an estimated loss of $20 million to the city, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Some of those rooms were reserved for a Goldman Sachs technology conference, which moved to San Francisco, a city with even pricier hotel rooms and higher average airfares and even included a $600,000 cancellation fee. The figures do not include over 17,000 people who were expected to attend a State Farm agents’ convention this October, leaving over 11k rooms open. That conference was canceled days after the President’s comments. Another conference cancellation came from the Automotive Market Research Council, which was supposed to meet at the Planet Hollywood resort in March. Las Vegas Mayor, Oscar Goodman insists that they have heard from companies who said Mr. Obama’s remarks scared them away. Mr. Goodman has written to the President, requesting an apology, or at least a clarification of this comments. NV Governor Gibbons sent many a request to meet with the President during his stay these past few days and was blatantly told no. Governor Gibbons turned down the White House’s invitation to greet President Obama at the airport when he arrived in Vegas yesterday….gee I wonder why! In Las Vegas alone, there are more than 22,000 meetings annually that directly sustain about 43,000 jobs and generate an estimated $8.5 billion for the local economy.
Why is it that the President can criticize how companies spend bailout money when he shows complete disregard to how he spends our money! My opinion is this…Las Vegas is the city of lights. A place where most come and feel lucky, invincible, motivated. What better atmosphere to conduct corporate retreats, meetings and such. Who is he to determine what will motivate employees to increase the bottom line…isn’t that why we gave the bailout money? Wasn’t it for them to use and save the business and get out of debt and begin creating profits and make money so American’s didn’t lose their jobs? As I remember $170 million was spent on Barack Obama’s inauguration and when he was questioned on the dollar amount, his reply was…AMERICA NEEDED A BIG PARTY! A big party? Are you kidding me?!?!? What a hypocrite! What about the money spent to “take a ride” around the Statue of Liberty? How about the money he spent to fly out to Las Vegas to help raise money and campaign for Harry Reid???
Speaking of his flight to Las Vegas, They shut down the entire strip when his plane landed! SHUT DOWN THE STRIP!!!! No public transportation, no vehicles, nothing. Thank you Mr. President for once again taking money away from my stores. Now that you are in my state, where is our Apology for what you said? Where is the retraction, the correction, the damage control for ruining tourism here? Does he have any idea how many jobs are in jeopardy? Does he not understand the benefits Las Vegas offers? As for the strip being closed…it makes no sense to me at all…over the strip is a no fly zone anyway, and McCarran is south of the strip so closing the entire strip for close to 4 hours was uncalled for! He is hurting small businesses day after day.
I’d also like to say that I have zero confidence in his overseas ability. He apologizes for American’s, refers to us as arrogant to other nations, bows to the King of Saudi Arabia (which an American President has NEVER done) Never have we shown inferiority towards any leader, let alone one who is not an ally.
Allow me to apologize for our arrogance, but first please let me point out the following:
1. The American Cemetery at Aisne-Marne, France. A total of 2289 of our military dead.
2. The American Cemetery at Ardennes, Belgium. A total of 5329 of our dead.
3. The American Cemetery at Brittany, France. A total of 4410 of our military dead.
4. Brookwood, England American Cemetery. A total of 468 of our dead.
5. Cambridge, England. 3812 of our military dead.
6. Epical, France American Cemetery. A total of 5525 of our Military dead.
7. Flanders Field, Belgium. A total of 368 of our military.
8. Florence, Italy. A total of 4402 of our military dead.
9. Henri-Chapelle, Belgium. A total of 7992 of our military dead.
10. Lorraine, France. A total of 10,489 of our military dead.
11. Luxembourg, Luxembourg. A total of 5076 of our military dead.
12. Meuse-Argonne. A total of 14246 of our military dead.
13. Netherlands, Netherlands. A total of 8301 of our military dead.
14. Normandy, France. A total of 9387 of our military dead.
15. Oise-Aisne, France. A total of 6012 of our military dead.
16. Rhone, France. A total of 861 of our military dead.
17. Sicily, Italy. A total of 7861 of our military dead.
18. Somme, France. A total of 1844 of our military dead.
19. St. Mihiel, France. A total of 4153 of our military dead.
20. Suresnes, France. A total of 1541 of our military dead.
IF I ADDED CORRECTLY, THAT COUNT IS 104,366! Why doesn’t he fix US soil and forget about bowing to King Abdullah…or speaking to Muslims in Egypt on June 3rd…or inviting Palestinians to our home?? He apologizes to foreigners about America’s arrogance…when we have saved them repeatedly, yet he continues to make off the cuff remarks that tear down the economy even more on his own soil.
Does nobody remember 9/11?
Whose side is he on anyway?
I just don’t trust the guy…I don’t support him and I don’t like so much of what I read and hear. I think with the crisis situations we are in now; overlooking details could be detrimental in the long run! HE IS A HYPOCRITE, A PHONEY, A LOOSE CANNON AND WE ARE IN SERIOUS TROUBLE WITH THIS GUY IN CHARGE! America needs to wake up and remember…Even Hitler was elected!
I thank you for taking the time to hear my rant and invite any feedback or comments you might have on my views.