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Skeeter President: Mock on, Americans
PJ Media ^ | February 9, 2013 | Mary Grabar

Posted on 02/10/2013 11:35:06 AM PST by jazusamo

Petty rulers do not appreciate ridicule.

In his memoir Fear No Evil, Jewish Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky recounts the mind games the KGB played with him as they tried to entrap him in “confessions” of treason. What allowed Sharansky to survive was his ability to anticipate their moves in a game that began with transparent lies from his government, ones he recognized from kindergarten.

This month, as evidenced by the release of a photo supposedly showing the president engaged in skeet-shooting, we have similar mind games being played by the Obama administration and with all the sophistication of junior high school intrigues.

Sycophantic media, like the Daily Beast, theWashington Post, and New York Magazine, called mockers of President Obama’s skeet-shooting photo “conspiracy nuts.”

They seemed to be following orders, specifically a taunting tweet from David Plouffe on Saturday, February 2: “Attn skeet birthers. Make our day — Let the photoshop conspiracies begin!” A few minutes later, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer tweeted, “For all the skeeters: POTUS shoots clay target on the range at Camp David.”

Both tweets linked to the official photo accompanied by the warning: ”This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.”

Amazingly, Chris Cillizza and Aaron Black at the Washington Post excused such preemptive pettiness as a necessity in today’s age of social media and claimed: “While Obama and his inner circle pride themselves on their lack of drama and their tendency not to overreact to the political winds that buffet Washington … they have repeatedly shown a keen awareness of and concern for issues that would have likely been considered beneath most past administrations.”

But both ringmasters, Plouffe and Pfeiffer, were off the mark in conjuring up reactions from “right-wingers.” Most of the comments did not question whether the photo was a fake. Rather, experienced skeet-shooters questioned Obama’s claim in the New Republic about doing this “all the time.” They critiqued the positioning of the shotgun, the level aim, and compared his amateurish stance to that when he threw out the first pitch at the World Series dressed in “mom jeans.” Obama did not take up Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn’s challenge to a skeet shoot.

These Americans also defied the orders against altering the photo, to the delight of my immigrant heart. I happened to be reading Sharansky that day and recalled a trip back to Marshall Tito’s Yugoslavia as a kid, when my father asked my uncles in a very low tone about the government — was there any more freedom than before we had emigrated? They evaded the question.

My international students tell me that mocking their leader can land them in jail. I had become discouraged watching fellow Americans meekly subject themselves to body searches for the privilege of boarding a plane. And I dread visits to a doctor’s office in the future when I am likely to be given the quality of care that I’ve come to expect at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

But on this occasion, a veritable artistic renaissance of American ingenuity sprang up on my Facebook page. Using Photoshop, red-blooded Americans who are insulted by Obama’s attempts to infringe on their First and Second Amendment rights put Obama in series of poses that gave the lie to the official image of manliness. Obama was given a pair of shapely female legs in hot pants, in pastel patterned underwear, and a bright pink tutu. He was shown in the Beverly Hillbillies truck with a shotgun. He was shown with Elmer Fudd. His shotgun was made into a Nerf gun. He was shown shooting the Constitution, straight ahead and not high in the air as one would with skeet shooting (as I’ve learned).

There is still a segment of the American population that will not comply with the kind of order that is demanded by petty dictators who are incapable of commanding respect in other ways.

Obama, the quintessential metrosexual, has been as careful as Vladimir Putin to project an image of command, from the jaunty run on the steps of Air Force One, to the overly crisp military salute, to the affected steely gaze, to the decisive end to sentences (skewered on Saturday Night Live). He began his campaign with Roman columns, after all.

Of course, Obama has complicit media like the above-mentioned outlets, as well as the New York Times, which did an extensive pre-election profile about how Obama personally selects the targets for drone attacks. This comes after campaigning on the fact that he had killed Osama bin Laden.

And then there was the false machismo when he came to Susan Rice’s aid on the Benghazi lies.

Obama had a “truth team” — a concept that appeals to the ignorant and largely illiterate masses of graduates from government schools who have never read Orwell or heard about “dissidents.” And in all seriousness, an MSNBC host claimed that the boorish president was due “deference” from his opponent Mitt Romney during the debates.

So where will we go from here? Will we succumb?

Or will we borrow strategies from those who lived under communist regimes (like Oleg Atbashian at the People’s Cube)? Will we continue the proud tradition of mocking those who most deserve it, such as those who use their henchmen to mock the American people?

In these times, the thought occurs that the federal government is tracking all those who post and re-post altered photos of the president. Certainly, through his executive orders along with a cowed Republican party, he has chipped away at Americans’ Constitutional rights and ignored his oath to uphold the law (as in the Defense of Marriage Act, border security, etc.). With most of the Republican representatives and senators capitulating, perhaps we have only one known weapon left, as did those living under the Soviet regime: humor.

Immigrants from former communist countries were shocked and dismayed by the election of Barack Obama. Now with this unprecedented warning accompanying the release of photos, we see his strategy going one step further — a preemptive attempt to silence his “enemies.”

Will we allow him? We are at a crossroads. Such photo-op releases — like those of Russian President Vladimir Putin bare-chested outdoors on horseback — with strategically timed taunts and warnings, as well as claims to having a “truth team,” are signs of desperation.

The way to expose this desperation is through mockery. After all, the White House began — in typical fashion — with a preemptive mocking of Americans.

Our strategy seems to have worked. The sophisticates at the Washington Post and Daily Beast only knew Plouffe and Pfeiffer’s story, and they were sticking to it. There has been no statement from a White House “truth team” regarding the veracity of the president going skeet-shooting in a pink tutu.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: banglist; bhofascism; democrats; enemedia; guncontrol; msm; obama; secondamendment
In her article Mary Grabar shows the four-flusher and liar that Obama is.

MOCK ON is most appropriate.

1 posted on 02/10/2013 11:35:12 AM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Shortly following the ‘14 election, we will begin to hear from the Obama MSM why the 22nd Amendment does not apply any longer. See...the nation needs a third and then a fourth Obama term.

Any problem with that? You could receive an email from the IRS about your taxes.


2 posted on 02/10/2013 11:43:10 AM PST by kjo (+)
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To: jazusamo

3 posted on 02/10/2013 11:52:16 AM PST by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: kjo

By that point, you could receive a visit from the Truth Team itself, asking you why you still haven’t changed your mind, why you’re still holding onto the antiquated concepts in the Constitution, and your knowledge levels of hollywood.

All of this may or may not happen at the barrel of a gun at 1 am.

That’s already happened, frankly.


4 posted on 02/10/2013 11:52:16 AM PST by Celerity
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To: jazusamo

“Friends, Romaine Lettuce, countrymen, lend me your eyes;
I come here not to praise Obama, but to mock him.
The evil that men do live on after them;
And this jackass has left a trail of crap behind him that’s gonna stink for centuries.”


5 posted on 02/10/2013 11:53:43 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Ping!


6 posted on 02/10/2013 11:54:18 AM PST by basil (basil)
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To: jazusamo

One thing that sets the current W.H. occupant from the others even Bill Clinton was when BHO was campaigning in 2008, some Missouri authorities were threatening charges on those to talked smack about Zero. Narcissism should be a big dis-qualifier for any type of leadership position whether it is POTUS or even a company manager or lead person.


7 posted on 02/10/2013 11:54:25 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: jazusamo

Stories on Obama skeet shooting remind me of the delusional stories of Kim Jong Il bowling perfect games and getting 5 Holes in 1 dueing his first time playing golf, and who can forget Mao setting a world swimming record when in his 60’s swimming the Yangtze river. Castro as a world class baseball player when in his 50’s and the like.

What is it about left wing tyrants that causes this sort of preening?


8 posted on 02/10/2013 11:56:28 AM PST by Leto
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To: jazusamo

Clearly Obama overcompensates to hide his true sexuality - homosexual.


9 posted on 02/10/2013 11:57:17 AM PST by Go Gordon (Barack McGreevey Obama)
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To: jazusamo
...to the decisive end to sentences (skewered on Saturday Night Live).

I'll have to see if I can find this one.

And someone needs to ridcule his whistled s's.

10 posted on 02/10/2013 11:57:43 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: jazusamo

Clearly Obama overcompensates to hide his true sexuality - homosexual.


11 posted on 02/10/2013 11:58:20 AM PST by Go Gordon (Barack McGreevey Obama)
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To: Leto

I sure don’t know but I suspect they were all narcissists, some of Obama’s facial expressions are so much like Mussolini’s were.


12 posted on 02/10/2013 12:01:19 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Leto

I kept thinking of the website .. http://kimjongillookingatthings.tumblr.com/ ..when I was reading this.


13 posted on 02/10/2013 12:01:40 PM PST by digger48
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To: Leto
I sure don't know but I suspect they were all narcissists, some of Obama’s facial expressions are so much like Mussolini's were.
14 posted on 02/10/2013 12:01:51 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo
There has been no statement from a White House “truth team” regarding the veracity of the president going skeet-shooting in a pink tutu.

Princess Oahu Obama ...

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15 posted on 02/10/2013 12:02:06 PM PST by smoothsailing
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16 posted on 02/10/2013 12:05:11 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: smoothsailing
"Princess Oahu Obama ..."

LOL! That's a hoot.

17 posted on 02/10/2013 12:08:16 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

I would imagine that anyone who visits FR is at least a suspect...and regular posters like yourself, or me, are high on the list of those to be arrested first.


18 posted on 02/10/2013 12:10:32 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: Ouderkirk

I suppose that’s a possibility but I know for sure that won’t stop either of us, FRiend.


19 posted on 02/10/2013 12:17:31 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: smoothsailing

I had not seen that one, smooth. That’s hilarious.-

Good article, jaz. I noticed when the photo was first released, with the admonition that noone was allowed to modify it, folks were a little cowed. Once someone posted a photoshopped picture, more came along.....there’s safety in numbers. What is discouraging is that so many on the right are frightened by obama et al.


20 posted on 02/10/2013 12:20:27 PM PST by Girlene
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To: Yardstick

Whistled s’s? I hadn’t noticed, refusing as I do ever to watch Obama on TV. Can someone photoshop Obama’s face onto Mr. Herbert from Family Guy, or vice versa? It would be the best laugh I’ve had for some time.


21 posted on 02/10/2013 12:21:52 PM PST by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: jazusamo

22 posted on 02/10/2013 12:22:08 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: jazusamo; Go Gordon; Ouderkirk; smoothsailing; digger48; Leto

I’m sure you recall that the screeching left-wingers at DU, MoveOn.org, and MSNBC (no real difference between the three) constantly ridiculed Bush for eight years.

As Obama’s ideological father Saul Alinsky said, ridicule is the most potent weapon in any political arsenal.

Bring on the Photoshops.


23 posted on 02/10/2013 12:28:13 PM PST by Bryan
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To: jazusamo

Where in blazes did the Nancy Boy from Nairobi get the idea that the purpose of the Second Amendment of The US Constitution [did you catch that Barry, you pencil-necked poofter?] was to prevent the us government from grabbing firearms used for skeet, traps, sporting clays? Holy Mackerel!!!!


24 posted on 02/10/2013 12:29:09 PM PST by Bedford Forrest (Roger, Contact, Judy, Out. Fox One. Splash one.<I>)
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To: jazusamo

0bozo used to go skeetering at Man’s Country with Rahm “tiny dancer” Emmanuel when they were both members back in Chicago.


25 posted on 02/10/2013 12:32:20 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: jazusamo

This is one of the best, if not the best, overlay I have seen/read about Obama and his cabal of media and government syncopates. I was reading another similar take on his ‘skeet’ and in my rushed mind I thought the writer was talking about ‘scat’.


26 posted on 02/10/2013 12:33:01 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: Girlene

Cowed...don’t recall that here on FreeRepublic...more like let the games begin...in earnest. :-)


27 posted on 02/10/2013 12:49:54 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: jazusamo

28 posted on 02/10/2013 12:52:13 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: HartleyMBaldwin

Oh Lord the whistled ‘s’. Yes, it is Gawd awful. Can not listen to him speak.


29 posted on 02/10/2013 12:52:40 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: Ouderkirk

I will stand and salute you both as you are marched off to the gulag. :-)


30 posted on 02/10/2013 12:55:57 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: jazusamo

Pineapple Princess...lolololol.


31 posted on 02/10/2013 12:58:01 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: Conservative4Ever

hesitant would have been a better choice of words. Yes, eventually people just went about their business of ridicule, as they should.


32 posted on 02/10/2013 1:01:40 PM PST by Girlene
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To: Conservative4Ever

I cannot stand to hear him speak, either, nor to watch him on tv. I think it is the Holy Spirit in me responding to the other in him.


33 posted on 02/10/2013 1:04:16 PM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Girlene; jazusamo; smoothsailing; null and void; GeronL; SunkenCiv; All

my turn

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee19/bigheadfred_111/oskeet2_zpsd4e6a169.gif


34 posted on 02/10/2013 1:28:07 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Girlene; jazusamo; smoothsailing
What is discouraging is that so many on the right are frightened by obama

You must mean me.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee19/bigheadfred_111/STORY2_zps3f86e21e.png

35 posted on 02/10/2013 1:34:04 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

36 posted on 02/10/2013 1:38:14 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: bigheadfred

No, not you, bhfred. lol, another good one.


37 posted on 02/10/2013 1:39:09 PM PST by Girlene
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To: smoothsailing; Girlene; Zeneta

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2986878/posts?page=24#24


38 posted on 02/10/2013 1:48:55 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: jazusamo
So now it comes out that those columns in Denver were Roman columns. We were told at the time that they were Greek columns. Yet another example of the mainstream media's efforts to get their boy elected.
39 posted on 02/10/2013 1:49:54 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Girlene

You have to admit, some if the pics were pretty dang funny. :-)


40 posted on 02/10/2013 1:55:10 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: bboop

Right...I just see a skinny legged, pencil necked, no nothing, narcissistic sissy man boy.


41 posted on 02/10/2013 1:58:43 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: smoothsailing; bigheadfred; Girlene

Yikes! Refried pinto bean burritos heavy with serrano chile salsa will do that every time:)


42 posted on 02/10/2013 2:02:03 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: bigheadfred

lol.

poor turtle...


43 posted on 02/10/2013 2:05:51 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Conservative4Ever

absolutely.


44 posted on 02/10/2013 2:07:50 PM PST by Girlene
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To: jazusamo

LOL!


45 posted on 02/10/2013 2:20:10 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: jazusamo; smoothsailing
Yikes! Refried pinto bean burritos heavy with serrano chile salsa will do that every time:)

I know why they had her perform in the "Superdome". And you have to admit. That is a tough act to follow (unless you're NORAD) , especially when the afterburner kicks in.

46 posted on 02/10/2013 2:20:15 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: jazusamo
Funnier, and more on target:



FUBO.
47 posted on 02/10/2013 3:26:49 PM PST by TArcher
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To: Conservative4Ever
you are marched off to the gulag

Not me brother...

And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family?

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The Gulag Archipelago - Pg 14.

48 posted on 02/10/2013 3:29:57 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: Ouderkirk

Actually it’s sister...but I’m right there with ya.


49 posted on 02/10/2013 6:04:48 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: bigheadfred

Heh heh... obviously in the tank for Obama...


50 posted on 02/10/2013 8:24:33 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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