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Bob Schieffer Likens Obama 'Taking on the Gun Lobby' to Hunt for Bin Laden, 'Defeating the Nazis'
Newbusters ^ | 01/16/13 | Matthew Balan

Posted on 01/16/2013 12:19:46 PM PST by MissesBush

Bob Schieffer somehow topped Chris Matthews during CBS News's special coverage of President Obama's gun control press conference on Wednesday, as he became the worst caricature of a foaming-at-the-mouth cheerleader for the chief executive. Schieffer lauded "one of the best speeches I've ever heard him [Obama] deliver", and compared Obama's new gun control agenda to Lyndon Johnson's push for civil rights legislation in the 1960s.

The CBS veteran even went so far to liken the President's cause to the ten-year hunt for 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden and the difficult endeavor of winning World War II [audio available here; video below the jump]:

BOB SCHIEFFER: ...Let's remember: there was considerable opposition when Lyndon Johnson went to the Congress and...presented some of the most comprehensive civil rights legislation in the history of this country. Most people told him he couldn't get it done, but he figured out a way to do it. And that's what Barack Obama is going to have to do...what happened in Newtown was probably the worst day in this country's history since 9/11. We found Osama bin Laden. We tracked him down. We changed the way that we dealt with that problem. Surely, finding Osama bin Laden; surely passing civil rights legislation, as Lyndon Johnson was able to do; and before that, surely, defeating the Nazis, was a much more formidable task than taking on the gun lobby.

Schieffer then lobbied for the Democratic politician to do everything in his power to get stricter gun control passed, as bluntly outlined the apparent stakes for the country:

SCHIEFFER: This is a turning point in this country, and the President is going to have to do more than just make a speech about it. This is one of the best speeches I've ever heard him deliver, but it's going to take more than that from the White House. He's going to have to get his hands dirty. He's going to have to get in there and – and work this problem until he gets it done. But unless we figure out a way to make sure that something like Newtown never happens again, we're not the country that we once were. I think we still are. I think there's hope. I think something's going to happen here.

Story Continues Below Ad ↓ Exactly a month earlier, the Face the Nation host unleashed on the gun control issue during the immediate aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre. During a December 16, 2012 panel discussion, he claimed, "If [shooter Adam Lanza] had had an Arab name, people would be going nuts about what we ought to do right now."

One wonders how Schieffer is going to top himself the next time he opens his mouth on gun control.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; mediabias; secondamendment
This fossil is one of the great liberal stooges of the co-opted, lapdog news media in this country. Keep in mind the Crypt Keeper here was actually tapped to moderate one of the Presidential Debates. Never again. This relic is nothing but a mouthpiece for the Obama cabal.
1 posted on 01/16/2013 12:19:51 PM PST by MissesBush
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To: MissesBush

It’s more like Hitler disarming the Jews.


2 posted on 01/16/2013 12:21:36 PM PST by circlecity
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To: circlecity

I thought that stupid old gargoyle was dead. But I find he’s still wasting air and blowing fartgas into the wind.


3 posted on 01/16/2013 12:26:00 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: circlecity
It’s more like Hitler disarming the Jews.

Anne Coulter is that you? :-)

4 posted on 01/16/2013 12:27:22 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: MissesBush

Bob, you senile old fool, I am a citizen and a member of the “gun lobby” by virtue of being the owner of a firearm. You, doddering tool of the state, are the fascist.


5 posted on 01/16/2013 12:27:47 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: circlecity
It’s more like Hitler disarming the Jews.

Anne Coulter is that you? :-)

6 posted on 01/16/2013 12:27:55 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: MissesBush
It's OK for Lefties to compare us to Nazis, but don't you DARE compare them to Nazis, even though the parallels are obvious.
7 posted on 01/16/2013 12:28:56 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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Whoever this Schiffer guy is, he would do well to remember this "gun lobby" Obunga is taking on is also known as the American people.

That might have consequences he is not ready for.

8 posted on 01/16/2013 12:30:14 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: MissesBush
Whoever this Schiffer guy is, he would do well to remember this "gun lobby" Obunga is taking on is also known as the American people.

That might have consequences he is not ready for.

9 posted on 01/16/2013 12:30:25 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: Army Air Corps

Schieffer continuously finds new lows for his “journalism” — he’s a joke, except to Obots of course.


10 posted on 01/16/2013 12:33:13 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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Hey Bobby, do YOU have any armed guards protecting your drunken old ass..I am all for disarming his armed guard, replacing his gun with a twinkie


11 posted on 01/16/2013 12:38:54 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: MissesBush

I thought this ass clown was dead due to a brain injury. looks like I was wrong on both counts as libtards don’t have brains to begin with.


12 posted on 01/16/2013 12:39:09 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: MissesBush

Have these people never heard of Switzerland?

To be a Swiss citizen is to be held to one of the highest standards for any citizenry throughout the world. EVERY able-bodied adult Swiss male citizen is also a member of the Swiss Army, and as such, keeps and maintains proficiency with some kind of sidearm in the domicile. It is not a thing for compromise, or control, or subject to debate in the Swiss parliament.

An armed citizen is a free citizen, in any country anywhere. And does not the world regard the Swiss as the among the most upstanding of citizens?

It is also notable that the Swiss have little to do with the United Nations, either, and suggestions that the UN relocate operations there are turned aside every time the issue is raised.


13 posted on 01/16/2013 12:39:35 PM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: MissesBush

Wipe your chin, Bob.


14 posted on 01/16/2013 12:40:10 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
It's OK for Lefties to compare us to Nazis,

But it's wrong.

It is leftists, not us, who seek always to expand the scope and power of the government.

It is leftists, not us, who seek to crush any aspect of society not controlled by the government.

It is leftists, not us, who subscribe to racist theories of social interaction.

It is leftists, not us, who seek to give certain racial groups advantages over others.

When leftists compare us to National Socialists, they do so in order to distract from the fact that they ARE International Communists.

15 posted on 01/16/2013 12:44:27 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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