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Susan Eisenhower Takes Aim at the NRA
American Thinker ^ | January 20, 2013 | Tom Roberson

Posted on 01/20/2013 12:56:21 PM PST by jazusamo

Susan Eisenhower recently took umbrage at the NRA's recent ad pointing out the hypocrisy of Obama having armed guards protecting his family while pushing gun control on America.

Ms. Eisenhower points out correctly that President Obama's family requires Secret Service protection due to the high profile of his office. In today's world, there is no shortage of terrorists, lunatics, fanatics, and just plain aggrieved who would relish the opportunity to visit evil upon the leader of the free world in pursuit of their twisted priorities. She also points out that, having been the recipient of Secret Service protection as a child, she brings a unique perspective to this debate. Ms. Eisenhower criticizes the NRA ad as disgusting because it singles out the president's family when their high profile makes them an exception.

I disagree that the NRA ad in question is over the top or disgusting. Yes, as a high profile leader, President Obama and his family do face a greater threat than the ordinary American and thus Secret Service protection is warranted. Neither the NRA ad nor I dispute this requirement. However, they face threats which are just as undefined to them as to any other American seeking to protect his home and family. The only difference is that the threat to them is recognized and proper steps are taken to protect them. All we Americans are asking is the right to recognize that we should be allowed to protect ourselves from existing threats.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; nra; secondamendment; susaneisenhower

1 posted on 01/20/2013 12:56:26 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
In today's world, there is no shortage of terrorists, lunatics, fanatics, and just plain aggrieved who would relish the opportunity to visit evil upon the leader of the free world in pursuit of their twisted priorities.

Once upon a time, President Bush drew a line in the sand and said you stand with us or the terrorists.

A lying treasonous a-hole named John F. Kerry said that we would have to learn to accept a certain "nuisance" level of terrorism in the world.

Bush's successor, President Obama ended the "War on Terror" and said that we must find peaceful ways of dealing with the terrorists (like negotiating with the Tally-ban). He falsely proclaimed "mission accomplished" in a speech to the United Nations and said that Al Qaida was on the run, it's influence dwindling.

So why must we "accept" the deaths caused by the Islamic supremacists with "twisted priorities" but all American gun owners are "suspect" of plotting rampage shootings because of a handful of isolated lone wolf attacks by publicity seeking losers?

This administration LIES. They don't like Americans. Obama has a hard on for Islamic theocracy.

2 posted on 01/20/2013 1:06:17 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: jazusamo

I personally think that given the degree to which our leaders are out of synch with the consent of the people that it would do them well to have to provide their own security for a change especially those like the President that see no limit to their ability to interfere with my liberty to defend myself against harm using my choice of firearms. The world is not entirely safe for anyone. It is time I believe the “leaders” have to live in the same world and face the same risks as do we all.

That said the GOP who fall into the trap of critizing the NRA on this are just fools. The point the NRA was making was clear and valid and its something the average voter not only understands but would accept as truth. Those in Washington including the GOP live in a cloistered world. The layman unstands this instinctively and I think the GOP would benefit if they learned to flip the switch in these layman citizens heads to trigger the resentment and disgust that is deserved towards those who work and live in marble halls arrogently denying us the right to protect our children and families while we tax payers are paying a premium to protect theirs while they play world traveler at our expense.


3 posted on 01/20/2013 1:09:06 PM PST by Maelstorm (You may not believe in the devil but he most certainly believes in you.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Agreed...The “I, Me, My” president has always only been about himself, he expects all the little people to do what he tells them to do. He also knows we will not do that as long as we’re armed the way we are.


4 posted on 01/20/2013 1:16:40 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

The NRA should have been more clear that they were referring to the armed security provided by the school for the regular students. They still have time to set the record straight.


5 posted on 01/20/2013 1:18:37 PM PST by Constitutional Patriot (Socialism is the cancer of humanity.)
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To: jazusamo

“In today’s world, there is no shortage of terrorists, lunatics, fanatics, and just plain aggrieved who would relish the opportunity to visit evil upon the leader of the free world in pursuit of their twisted priorities. “

And the terrorists, lunatics, fanatics, and just plain aggrieved who would relish the opportunity to visit evil upon my family is lower on the priority list to the point where ***** like you think I shouldn’t be able to defend myself and them too?


6 posted on 01/20/2013 1:19:58 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Maelstorm
The point the NRA was making was clear and valid and its something the average voter not only understands but would accept as truth.

Well said and right on the mark...Your entire post.

7 posted on 01/20/2013 1:21:33 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo; mickie
The leftist media is really clawing its way down to the bottom of the barrel to find gun control advocates with iconic names to further their cause.

Next thing you know the slavering presstitutes will ring MY doorbell to ask mMY opinion on the NRA......just because my middle name is that of a late, long-time famous and much revered pro football coach.

This Eisenhower dame is just another soft, spoiled, air-headed dupe. At least Ike knew who the enemy was.

Leni

8 posted on 01/20/2013 1:25:45 PM PST by MinuteGal (Send a penny NOW to CNN, 1 Time-Warner Center, NY,NY 10019 for "PENNIES FOR LEAVING!" (Piers Morgan))
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To: jazusamo

We’ll never put a man on the moon and bring him back or put an end to all Islamist terrorist attacks on US interests until there is a will and a resolve to do so.

Even with the new gun laws, rampage shootings will continue because the criminally insane are permitted to walk around without a legal guardian.


9 posted on 01/20/2013 1:28:06 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: jazusamo

So her claim is that the armed guards at the school would be fired if the president’s children stopped attending.


10 posted on 01/20/2013 1:28:36 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Constitutional Patriot

Airplanes were soft targets in the pre-9/11 world.

Schools have continued to remain soft targets for Islamic terrorists even in the wake of HUNDREDS dead at the Beslan massacre.

And there is no will to stop the terrorists from attacking even when it (repeatedly now) occurs on US soil.


11 posted on 01/20/2013 1:30:15 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: andyk

Barack Obama’s guards are there to protect his daughters and NO ONE else.

He doesn’t send his kids to public school.

I’ve also heard that students who were attending their school on vouchers and that was ended. Have to keep the riff raff out.

It’s good to be the king.


12 posted on 01/20/2013 1:32:13 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: MinuteGal

Amen to that.


13 posted on 01/20/2013 1:41:36 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

It’s called the Second Amendment,Susie.It addresses an issue that the Founding fathers thought to be at least a bit less important to those addressed in the First,but more important than those addressed in the other eight.Call for the Second Amendment to be repealed if you wish,honey.The First Amendment gives you that right.Otherwise,STFU!


14 posted on 01/20/2013 1:43:14 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Red State Secession Is The Only Answer)
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15 posted on 01/20/2013 1:44:06 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

Susan is a lunatic...


16 posted on 01/20/2013 1:46:36 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: VanDeKoik

We probably have more threats overall, just not higher profile threats.


17 posted on 01/20/2013 1:54:30 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: jazusamo

She is as much a Republican as Colin Powell. She endorsed obama.

http://susaneisenhower.com/2012/10/29/why-i-am-endorsing-president-barack-obama/


18 posted on 01/20/2013 1:56:10 PM PST by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: packrat35

Thanks...I had no idea but it figures.


19 posted on 01/20/2013 2:04:22 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

Low information voter, Susan.
Get real. The message was lost on her.


20 posted on 01/20/2013 2:04:44 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

Yep, check post #18.


21 posted on 01/20/2013 2:06:18 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: packrat35
Susan knows how to keep her bread buttered. Her Grandfather's party will have nothing to do with her so she switches to endorse Obummer in 2008 and again in 2012. She is a socialist sympathizer at best. She will continue to have “Phoney-Baloney Jobs”.

Susan can't be very bright, not seeing that the NRA ad had nothing to do with Obummer, only his daughters.

22 posted on 01/20/2013 2:15:06 PM PST by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: jazusamo

Obama has stated that Al Quadea is on the decline, The War on Terrorism is over. (Yeah, right, dumbkopf Obama). So soft targets are what the Muslims will seek - Churches in America, Grocery Stores, Shopping Malls, Sporting Events and Entertainment Venues. Guns do not kill the people it has to have someone pull the trigger. Liberals are not arguing so much about gun rights it is governmental control of the everyday life of America. Susan Eisenhower is a nut job.

Sidwell Friends School has more of the elite from DC whom attend, it is not just Obama’s children but other federal employees, senators house representatives, doctors, lawyers and lobbyists


23 posted on 01/20/2013 2:27:11 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: jazusamo; All

With respect to rogue tragedies like Aurora and Newtown which Ms Eisenhower “forgot” to mention in her article (corrections welcome), her argument concerning special security considerations for VIPs doesn’t hold water imo.


24 posted on 01/20/2013 2:31:29 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: jazusamo

But what about the 11 security guards at the school that aren’t a part of the Secret Service? She doesn’t address that.


25 posted on 01/20/2013 2:35:59 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Exactly, that stuck out like a sore thumb and she has to know that.


26 posted on 01/20/2013 2:38:48 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

Sidwell Friends would have armed guards regardless whether or not the president would send his children there.

Of course, these liberals never bother to bring that up.


27 posted on 01/20/2013 2:40:48 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Bathhouse Barry wants YOU to bend over for another four years)
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To: Constitutional Patriot

IMO the NRA was clear they were talking about the armed guards at the school and not the SS.

Pinheads just hear what they want to hear no matter how clear you are.


28 posted on 01/20/2013 2:47:19 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: jazusamo

The volume of denouncement from the elites provoked by this ad is testament to its effectiveness.


29 posted on 01/20/2013 2:48:59 PM PST by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: jazusamo

Strange, when I listened to the NRA ad I thought they were pointing out the hypocrisy of the elites in this country sending their children to private schools (this one had 11 armed guards before Zero’s kids ever arrived) and having Zero tell the peons in America they should not have armed guards at their schools. I never heard anything about Secret Service. What is she talking about?


30 posted on 01/20/2013 2:59:25 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: jazusamo

Her “umbrage” will make her a hit on the elite cocktail party circuit. But I’m sure it had nothing to do with that.


31 posted on 01/20/2013 3:00:35 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: Cheerio

Yep, she doesn’t know of what she speaks.


32 posted on 01/20/2013 3:04:02 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: SecondAmendment
Here's a job posting from Sidwell Friends School for a Special Police Officer. Sidwell Friends Posting In the District of Columbia, only police officers and members of the military (in the course of their duties only) can lawfully carry loaded firearms. Thus, security personnel who work in an armed capacity must be commissioned as District of Columbia Special Police Officers in order to carry a weapon (this law does not apply on federal property, so security personnel who work in federal buildings do not have to become DC SPO's, although their guns may not leave their building under any circumstances).
33 posted on 01/20/2013 3:07:28 PM PST by petenmi
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To: Constitutional Patriot

they were crystal clear.

the MSM does not like the truth.


34 posted on 01/20/2013 3:08:52 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Yardstick

That’s the thing about people like Susan Eisenhower: they make their public prouncements, then retreat to the comfort and high praise of a self reinforcing echo chamber.

If these people ever had to actually go out into the public square and be questioned ( if not challenged ) on the opinions they are given a platform to make, I think they’d all be singing a different tune.

Spouting off is one thing, having to go out and actually defend it quite another.

The first question I’d ask Susan would be if she knew how many high-capacity (more than 7 rounds ) assault ( military style semi automatic ) rifles were efficiently and cheaply put into the hands of the civilian public through the open sale of surplus M1 Garands and M1 Carbines.


35 posted on 01/20/2013 3:27:05 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: tanknetter

Under the auspices of her Grandfathers Administration, too add.


36 posted on 01/20/2013 3:29:53 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: jazusamo

Who is this person? Any relation?


37 posted on 01/20/2013 3:30:09 PM PST by x1stcav (Man up! We're all going to have to become Samuel Whittemores.)
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To: x1stcav
Yes, she's Ike's granddaughter and the daughter of John Eisenhower.
38 posted on 01/20/2013 3:35:20 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: x1stcav

Granddaughter of Pres. Eisenhower, has anti-nuke credentials and switched from Repub to Dim in 2008.


39 posted on 01/20/2013 3:37:38 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jazusamo

“In today’s world, there is no shortage of terrorists, lunatics, fanatics, and just plain aggrieved who would relish the opportunity to visit evil upon the leader of the free world in pursuit of their twisted priorities.”

So, if it was just a normal murderer, rapist or thief who didn’t know it was the First Family, the Secret Service would do nothing?


40 posted on 01/20/2013 3:40:16 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: jazusamo

It’s not just Obama the NRA was targeting, it was every single elitist politician who has the privilege of limousines, secret service and the ability to send their privileged children to the private schools in Washington DC, complete with their door to door security officers......


41 posted on 01/20/2013 3:43:50 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: packrat35
Boy is she stupid. Her essay has so many glaring errors it's difficult to know where to start.

What ever happened to David Eisenhower?

Did he go full liberal, too?

42 posted on 01/20/2013 3:51:55 PM PST by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: jazusamo

Susie Q has a famous last name. Her grandfather achieved fame as a general and as a president. She is just another liberal nobody, just another member of the liberal echo chamber.


43 posted on 01/20/2013 3:55:35 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 6, 2012.....A day that will live in infamy!)
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To: jazusamo
In today's world, there is no shortage of terrorists, lunatics, fanatics, and just plain aggrieved who would relish the opportunity to visit evil upon the leader of the free world in pursuit of their twisted priorities.

There is no shortage of terrorists, lunatics and fanatics who relish the opportunity to take out ANY Westerner who doesn't go along with their twisted priorities. Just ask the people who survived the attacks on 9/11, the London Underground bombings, and the attacks in Spain.

Yes, we afford the Presidents and their families protection, as we should, but there are many others, who are not political leaders, who would deny us the right to protect ourselves while they protect themselves by hiring armed bodyguards.

44 posted on 01/20/2013 4:13:13 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: jjotto

Well, old Ike was a bit of a squish, too.


45 posted on 01/20/2013 7:25:58 PM PST by x1stcav (Man up! We're all going to have to become Samuel Whittemores.)
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To: Maelstorm

!


46 posted on 01/20/2013 7:55:05 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: jazusamo

Okay, but what do Grover Cleveland, Andrew Johnson and Warren Harding’s great-grandkids think?


47 posted on 01/20/2013 10:46:53 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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