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White House releases photo of Obama skeet shooting at Camp David
The Hill ^ | February 2, 2013 | Keith Laing

Posted on 02/02/2013 11:56:24 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The White House has released a photo of President Obama skeet shooting at Camp David from August, 2012, attempting to quell a controversy that arose when Obama said that he sympathized with hunters because he frequently went shooting himself.

“Attn skeet birthers. Make our day - let the photoshop conspiracies begin!,” former White House advisor David Plouffe tweeted in a message containing a link to a photo of Obama brandishing a shot gun and wearing ear muffs and sun glasses.

Conservative critics questioned the veracity of the Obama’s claims of skeet shooting because he had never been seen publicly shooting a gun.

“If he is a skeet shooter, why have we not heard of this,” Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) said in a television interview after Obama’s remarks were made public.

“Why have we not seen photos,” Blackburn continued. “Why has he not referenced it at any point in time as we have had this gun debate that is ongoing?”

Blackburn challenged Obama to hold a skeet-shooting contest with her...

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Hobbies; Politics; Sports
KEYWORDS: 0skeetster; banglist; bho44; bhobanglist; guncontrol; obama; obamaskeetphoto; obamaskeetshooting; secondamendment; skeet; skeeter
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I know I always wear dark sunglasses when I shoot.

1 posted on 02/02/2013 11:56:34 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This one is floating around FaceBook:

 photo BOSKEETpullsmall_zpsae2444a8.jpg

2 posted on 02/02/2013 11:58:51 AM PST by Never on my watch (GALT)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

and when was this photo op staged...yesterday?


3 posted on 02/02/2013 12:01:54 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Aiming awfully low for skeet, isn't he?

Just ONE observation.

4 posted on 02/02/2013 12:01:59 PM PST by ibytoohi (What the hell has happened to my country?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would bet it was taken very recently. The dust up has been going for 2 weeks+, plenty of time to go to Camp David and get a photo taken.


5 posted on 02/02/2013 12:02:16 PM PST by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com -- OpenCarry.org -- http://defcad.org/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
6 posted on 02/02/2013 12:03:02 PM PST by GnL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He shoots like a girl and his wife looks like Jane Hanoi Fonda.


7 posted on 02/02/2013 12:03:02 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So what. Its a photo op. We have a photo of Dukakis riding in a tank and Kerry in the the space shuttle, but that doesn’t make them a tanker or astronaut!


8 posted on 02/02/2013 12:03:55 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

9 posted on 02/02/2013 12:05:10 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where is Kerry and Daffy duck for this post?


10 posted on 02/02/2013 12:05:19 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Contrived as a reactionary effort to make us think he is anything but what he is: an anti-American, anti-freedom, illegitimate marxist usurper and would-be dictator. We have to stop being nice to these people and stop giving them the benefit of the doubt. Shout it from the rooftops and every media outlet. Use their own despicable Alinsky tactics against them, as distasteful as that is.


11 posted on 02/02/2013 12:05:44 PM PST by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of freedom only to see marxism elected at home.)
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To: ibytoohi

They probably just propped a clay up on a fence post so he could hit it on the first shot and then get back to destroying the economy.


12 posted on 02/02/2013 12:06:28 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: King_Corey

I wonder how many hours it took to teach him how to hold that rifle.


13 posted on 02/02/2013 12:06:37 PM PST by American Quilter (I will succeed despite the liberals.)
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To: mountainlion
Photobucket
14 posted on 02/02/2013 12:07:37 PM PST by GnL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama can make anything look gay, even shooting a shotgun.


15 posted on 02/02/2013 12:07:47 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: ibytoohi
Aiming awfully low for skeet, isn't he?

I second that. He must have waited until it got almost to the ground. In any case, he's definitely a danger to anyone watching from the side lines.
16 posted on 02/02/2013 12:07:54 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (Common sense is the first casualty of a depraved mind.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Skeet must fly low on the horizon.


17 posted on 02/02/2013 12:08:49 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

18 posted on 02/02/2013 12:09:54 PM PST by mirkwood (project gutenberg)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

This isn’t a picture of Fearless Leader shooting skeet. It is actually a photo of his raid on the Osama Bin Laden compound. NOW IT CAN BE TOLD!


19 posted on 02/02/2013 12:10:37 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here they are, the anti-gun people, desperately propping their guy up as a shooter. Just this one time, they love guns. The irony is astonishing.


20 posted on 02/02/2013 12:12:07 PM PST by Toespi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

story says he is brandishing the shotgun ... yeh.


21 posted on 02/02/2013 12:12:38 PM PST by cyn (Benghazi... the TRAVESTY continues)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; zagger

Quick look, it’s a 3D printed Shotgun. Only good for one shot!!!!!

MOLON LABE


22 posted on 02/02/2013 12:12:38 PM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Somewhere I read that the picture was copyrighted and not to be Photoshopped or anything. Looks like that secondary smoke is from a muzzle brake. Then too, where’s the recoil? Plus he’s got the stock too far up on his shoulder. Bust a cheek maybe?


23 posted on 02/02/2013 12:14:59 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That kinda looks like it’d hurt the way he has that thing shouldered.

Just a bit high. I hope he shoots 3” slugs through that thing.

Ain’t no dampening system gonna make the hurt stop.


24 posted on 02/02/2013 12:15:55 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Be vewy vewy quiet I’m hunting a clay pigeon..


25 posted on 02/02/2013 12:17:53 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: SkyDancer
Somewhere I read that the picture was copyrighted and not to be Photoshopped or anything.

Good luck getting that cat back in the bag.

They can't copyright the photo, no matter what they claim.

26 posted on 02/02/2013 12:19:30 PM PST by Never on my watch (GALT)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That picture’s as authentic as his birth certificate.


27 posted on 02/02/2013 12:21:06 PM PST by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Looks nothing like camp David skeet range.
28 posted on 02/02/2013 12:21:07 PM PST by tangchung
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To: tangchung

For your information the camp David skeet range it surrounded by a wooden fence. That pic was taken at target range.

Camp David Skeet Range Layout. (It’s typical half moon skeet club layout)

The little path that looks like a landing strip (uper right) looks like a target shooting area. (No skeet launch there) this is where pic was taken

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_7xEZf2ej1r8/THwdBTLXXZI/AAAAAAAAAJ4/LTp6WojPmIw/s1600/skeet-range-map.jpg

The skeet area has a wooden fence around it, benches, shooter set up tables ec. Pic below Kennedy at skeet range camp David.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5C158rgO5AQ/TyH8Rip3HZI/AAAAAAAAAog/_-Gl051ygM8/s1600/camp-david-kennedy-skeet.jpg

Another pic (notice wooden fence)

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_7xEZf2ej1r8/THwQmTPpAjI/AAAAAAAAAJo/RIggp95YV5Q/s1600/ike-bush.jpg

I think Obama pic was staged at target range. Just a guess of course! Or Obama shot a clay pigeon crossing the road.


29 posted on 02/02/2013 12:22:38 PM PST by tangchung
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe he’s looking for an endorsement deal. That swoosh is pretty prominent


30 posted on 02/02/2013 12:26:00 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: Never on my watch; 2ndDivisionVet
PhotobucketPhotobucket
31 posted on 02/02/2013 12:26:40 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
 photo obama-skeet_zps078285a3.jpg
32 posted on 02/02/2013 12:30:57 PM PST by Keeper of the Turf (Fore!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Poser-In-Chief


33 posted on 02/02/2013 12:35:15 PM PST by rainee (Her)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

34 posted on 02/02/2013 12:37:02 PM PST by Bratch
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To: tangchung

Note that in the photos the guys actually look right. Heads up, eyes open, gun butt in shoulder.

And notice no eye or hearing protection, hehe.


35 posted on 02/02/2013 12:40:40 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: rainee

All that’s missing from this staged photo is his NRA ID card poking out from his Mom jeans pocket.


36 posted on 02/02/2013 12:41:02 PM PST by rainee (Her)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

It’s a summer time photo. The grass and trees show that.


37 posted on 02/02/2013 12:46:08 PM PST by randita
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Who owns the Shotgun, the Taxpayers? I'm sure Obama doesn't actually “own” a Gun.

Exactly what is the point? Those mean Gun Nuts made fun of poor little Obama because he bragged about Skeet Shooting like he belonged to the NRA?

Last time I checked, the word “skeet” was not mentioned in the Second Amendment. This White Hut acts childish while trying to make people that disagree with them look childish.

What's next, the NRA has Cooties?

38 posted on 02/02/2013 12:46:19 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (I only Fear a Government that doesn't Fear me.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t forget your “ear muffs”. LOL.


39 posted on 02/02/2013 12:47:46 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment is the First Human Right.)
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To: jjotto

Nice catch!

Also apparently Obama had them move the camp David skeet range over to the helicopter pad road. Lol strange.


40 posted on 02/02/2013 12:47:46 PM PST by tangchung
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Nope. Grass isn’t green this time of year!


41 posted on 02/02/2013 12:48:27 PM PST by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I know I always wear dark sunglasses when I shoot.”

and mom jeans.


42 posted on 02/02/2013 12:53:30 PM PST by Montanabound
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To: tangchung

Good work there. Yes, it would appear that he was target shooting - not skeet shooting.

Which means...if Obama was telling the truth about frequently skeet shooting...that either they couldn’t locate a skeet shooting photo or a photo was never taken while he was skeet shooting (hard to believe, but if they couldn’t find one, why not just say so).

OR

Obama was lying and never went skeet shooting at Camp David and they are trying to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes by releasing this bait and switch photo, knowing that much effort and attention will be paid attempting to discredit it. Anything is preferable to keeping the focus on Obama’s lack of leadership and poor record of accomplishment.


43 posted on 02/02/2013 12:53:35 PM PST by randita
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To: Never on my watch

I had some deleted from several posts I did here.


44 posted on 02/02/2013 12:54:08 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: tangchung

You realize that photo was taken 50 years ago. Does your backyard look the same as it did 50 years ago?


45 posted on 02/02/2013 12:58:19 PM PST by Last of the Mohicans
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To: randita

Thanks, cant believe anything these people say.


46 posted on 02/02/2013 12:59:19 PM PST by tangchung
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To: Last of the Mohicans
The one link is of HW Bush and Jeb at camp David range with wooden fence. (On the right, the B&W is Ike.) Will repost for you.
47 posted on 02/02/2013 1:13:17 PM PST by tangchung
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To: tangchung

Lots of other websites/blogs are starting to echo what you wrote. The Kennedy photo is appearing a lot. And there are also sites ridiculing the skeet truthers.


48 posted on 02/02/2013 1:13:46 PM PST by randita
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To: Admin Moderator; All
White House Warns: Don't Photoshop Obama Gun Pic
49 posted on 02/02/2013 1:15:20 PM PST by lysie
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To: randita

Thanks,

i posted same info and links at twitchy and breitbart.


50 posted on 02/02/2013 1:16:57 PM PST by tangchung
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