Skip to comments.Susan Eisenhower Takes Aim at the NRA
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
“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?
Well said and right on the mark...Your entire post.
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.
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.
So her claim is that the armed guards at the school would be fired if the president’s children stopped attending.
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.
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.
Amen to that.
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!
Susan is a lunatic...
We probably have more threats overall, just not higher profile threats.
She is as much a Republican as Colin Powell. She endorsed obama.
Thanks...I had no idea but it figures.
Low information voter, Susan.
Get real. The message was lost on her.
Yep, check post #18.
Susan can't be very bright, not seeing that the NRA ad had nothing to do with Obummer, only his daughters.
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
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.
But what about the 11 security guards at the school that aren’t a part of the Secret Service? She doesn’t address that.
Exactly, that stuck out like a sore thumb and she has to know that.
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.
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.
The volume of denouncement from the elites provoked by this ad is testament to its effectiveness.
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?
Her “umbrage” will make her a hit on the elite cocktail party circuit. But I’m sure it had nothing to do with that.
Yep, she doesn’t know of what she speaks.
they were crystal clear.
the MSM does not like the truth.
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.
Under the auspices of her Grandfathers Administration, too add.
Who is this person? Any relation?
Granddaughter of Pres. Eisenhower, has anti-nuke credentials and switched from Repub to Dim in 2008.
“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?
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......
What ever happened to David Eisenhower?
Did he go full liberal, too?
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.
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.
Well, old Ike was a bit of a squish, too.
Okay, but what do Grover Cleveland, Andrew Johnson and Warren Harding’s great-grandkids think?