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Obama: Sure, I go skeet shooting all the time
Hotair ^ | 01/28/2013 | ALLAHPUNDIT

Posted on 01/28/2013 9:13:52 AM PST by SeekAndFind

I know you’ve seen this at Drudge, appropriately posted beneath a photo of the Hopenchange crew cracking up in laughter, but some panders are so shameless and comically implausible that they must be commemorated in a post. (Unfortunately, politicians’ need to ingratiate themselves with gun owners has been known to lead to this sort of thing.)

To believe this, you need to believe that O splits sharply from most ivory-tower liberals when it comes to recreational shooting. How likely is that? In what other ways, based on what we know about him personally and politically, does he stray from the path of the stereotypical left-wing intellectual? The only one that pops to mind is that you’ll find him at church on Sunday morning very occasionally. Maybe that’s how it is with skeet shooting — a once-a-year lark, just to get “back in touch” with the people.

FF: Have you ever fired a gun?

Yes, in fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time.

FF: The whole family?

Not the girls, but oftentimes guests of mine go up there. And I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations. And I think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake.

Part of being able to move this forward is understanding the reality of guns in urban areas are very different from the realities of guns in rural areas. And if you grew up and your dad gave you a hunting rifle when you were ten, and you went out and spent the day with him and your uncles, and that became part of your family’s traditions, you can see why you’d be pretty protective of that.

So it’s trying to bridge those gaps that I think is going to be part of the biggest task over the next several months. And that means that advocates of gun control have to do a little more listening than they do sometimes.

Hunting has very little to do with the Second Amendment but it’s an evergreen rhetorical sop to rural voters (many of whom live in purple states) whenever Democrats start getting grabby about guns. Clinton mentioned it the other day in warning Democrats not to condescend to their opponents, moments before he said of rural gun owners, “A lot of these people … all they’ve got is their hunting and their fishing.” Obama’s been talking up the glories of hunting since 2008 at least; he celebrated it again in the opening to his speech two weeks ago before launching into an explanation of why he needs to take executive action on guns. Listening to a liberal defend hunting is like watching a volcano start to smoke: You know what’s coming, and it won’t be good. But hey — if your concept of self-defense extends no further than long rifles or shotguns, you’ve got nothing to worry about. Continue to cling bitterly to them as needed.

The dirty little secret being obscured by O’s ode to the joys of hunting skeet is that the White House is slowly easing off a bit on the big gun-control push. OFA chose Friday afternoon, when most people are tuning out of politics for the weekend, to send an e-mail urging supporters to start calling congressional offices and pressuring them on guns. This morning, Democratic sources are grumbling to BuzzFeed that gun control may end up being to Obama’s second term what Social Security privatization was to Bush’s. Quote:

On Capitol Hill, the perception among many is that Obama has essentially written them off when it comes to gun control.

“No, they’re not talking to anybody,” a second Democratic aide said, adding “Maybe, maybe they can get something on background checks” through the House and Senate.

That’s the White House’s new plan. Focus on universal background checks, which are popular across the board in polling, as something that really might pass Congress and then try, try, try to hold as many Democrats together as possible on more aggressive doomed-to-fail stuff like the assault weapons ban. If they can at least manage a near-party line vote, then they can blame gun control’s failure on the GOP and hope that the public is peeved about that in 2014. Aside from background checks, it’s all kabuki.



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; campdavid; guncontrol; guns; obama; obamashoots; secondamendment; serialliar; skeetshooting; youlie

1 posted on 01/28/2013 9:14:00 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

skeet shooting not snorting


2 posted on 01/28/2013 9:15:41 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

First time I ever fired a shotgun was a year ago.

Dad and I just took up trap.

Each, got a Mossberg Silver Eagle O/U. What fun!

Got a deal too, $700 gun refurbed, bought for $289.


3 posted on 01/28/2013 9:22:52 AM PST by bicyclerepair (toodamtall1@yahoo.com)
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To: Doogle

Did he actually say he shoots or did he say this

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/9830016/Barack-Obama-I-go-shooting-all-the-time.html

“Up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time,” he said. “And I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations. “

“We” in that context could be construed to mean he doesn’t actually shoot the gun”

I find the claim that he skeet shoots to be one of the most laughable of all his claims.


4 posted on 01/28/2013 9:24:03 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

he’s afraid of plastic Jedi swords...*grins*


5 posted on 01/28/2013 9:25:53 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama probably shoots about as well as he throws.


6 posted on 01/28/2013 9:25:53 AM PST by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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To: SeekAndFind

The 2ND Amendment has nothing to do with hunting or skeet, trap, or sporting clays. Does Bacrock know the difference between trap and skeet?


7 posted on 01/28/2013 9:26:44 AM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: RummyChick

This could be what he means

Have you ever fired a gun?

Yes ONCE (could even be a toy gun)

and the rest of it pertains to the group at Camp David and he includes himself although he never shoots.


8 posted on 01/28/2013 9:28:47 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

If he had actually shot skeet, he would know that the term is “shoot skeet”, not “do skeet shooting”.


9 posted on 01/28/2013 9:29:00 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Anybody have a pic of the nose-picker-in-chief skeet shooting???Anybody...


10 posted on 01/28/2013 9:30:45 AM PST by little-e ("It's a great day for hockey." Badger Bob Johnson..)
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To: SeekAndFind

Next he’ll say that Moochelle has a great recipe for cooking skeet that hubby shot.


11 posted on 01/28/2013 9:32:37 AM 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: Huntress

Or bowls...


12 posted on 01/28/2013 9:32:45 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: little-e

They will get one soon - if he skeet shoots like he bowls - it would be understandable why no photo’s.


13 posted on 01/28/2013 9:33:26 AM PST by edcoil (Manage your own lawsuit: www.jurisdictionary.com?refercode=KK0012)
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To: SeekAndFind
Up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time,...

-Obama

Can I get me a hunting license here?

John Kerry
(2004 election)

Anyone else see a similar disingenuous theme?

14 posted on 01/28/2013 9:33:52 AM PST by Obadiah (We must commit to remove every Senate Blue-dog Democrat from office in 2014!)
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To: RummyChick

Yep...he said “we”, then “guests” when asked to clarify. He never said he actually went shooting.


15 posted on 01/28/2013 9:34:17 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow ("This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no foolin' around.")
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To: SeekAndFind
My granny told me when I was a child if I lied then I would get struck by lightning..Well Obama is one big liar and he is still around lying..
16 posted on 01/28/2013 9:37:05 AM PST by PLD
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To: Doogle

I have this mental picture of him trying to shoot an Over/Under gangsta style, thereby creating a side by side. His lack of knowledge is the stuff migraines are made of.

Gunner


17 posted on 01/28/2013 9:39:04 AM PST by weps4ret (Republicans are suffering from Testicular Atrophy!!!)
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To: PLD

With out photos the claim is worthless ;)


18 posted on 01/28/2013 9:39:24 AM PST by Bidimus1
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To: SeekAndFind

visions of Kerry the goose hunter in Ohio.


19 posted on 01/28/2013 9:45:00 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: showme_the_Glory

Maybe he should invite Dick Cheney up to Camp David for some lessons.


20 posted on 01/28/2013 9:48:22 AM PST by muskah
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To: SeekAndFind

“Hunting has very little to do with the Second Amendment “

I read fine-swine’s list of 2200 weapons she will allow us to still have.

There are semi-autos, bolts, levers, pumps,single shots; and shotguns, rifles, target rifles, center fire and rim fire, etc. A very long and complete list (amazing amount of research actually). There is even an Ithaca Model 66 shotgun (single shot lever action of about 1965 vintage).

This is to show deer hunters, duck hunters, target shooters, and other gun sportsmen that “see, we aren’t taking your guns - they are on the exempted list”

No compromise!


21 posted on 01/28/2013 9:48:41 AM PST by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: Darren McCarty

As someone pointed out on another thread, skeet is a slang sex reference. It makes more sense that he is using the term that way.


22 posted on 01/28/2013 9:50:53 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: weps4ret
I have an image too........
23 posted on 01/28/2013 9:52:24 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: RummyChick

Good point. Obama uses the word “I” so much that when he uses “we” it should be a red flag that something is wrong.


24 posted on 01/28/2013 9:59:20 AM PST by plain talk
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To: Bidimus1
We will have photos as soon as they can get him to Camp David..He really does look like a great gun person By looking at this photo he is very macho../Sarcasm..
25 posted on 01/28/2013 10:03:21 AM PST by PLD
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To: SeekAndFind

This explains why Camp David is now a no flyover zone.


26 posted on 01/28/2013 10:11:27 AM PST by DPMD
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To: PLD

Who knew... Obama has a tail ?


27 posted on 01/28/2013 10:11:35 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (What difference does it make (if they eat cake)?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama: Sure, I go skeet shooting all the time

In all the slobbering MSM coverage of Obama, has his great passion for skeet shooting ever been mentioned before?

28 posted on 01/28/2013 10:11:58 AM PST by Will88
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To: SeekAndFind

Name these “guests”.

This is taqiyya.


29 posted on 01/28/2013 10:12:52 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Huntress

Camp David skeet are safer than New Black Panther Party hoods in Holder’s DOJ.


30 posted on 01/28/2013 10:13:20 AM PST by DPMD
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To: DPMD
This explains why Camp David is now a no flyover zone.

Only because those crazy Senators and Congressmen use MANPADS to shoot SKEET.

31 posted on 01/28/2013 10:14:57 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (What difference does it make (if they eat cake)?)
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To: DuncanWaring

I believe what he really said was, “ I shoot craps and ski up at Camp David all the time.”


32 posted on 01/28/2013 10:16:58 AM PST by DPMD
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To: RummyChick
>>>“We” in that context could be construed to mean he doesn’t actually shoot the gun”

That's what I thought. It is an intentionally misleading statement that technically is not a lie if parsed a certain way...yet the intention is to make people think he actually does the shooting.

33 posted on 01/28/2013 10:19:32 AM PST by NELSON111
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To: Vince Ferrer

Obunghole and Reggie Love “do skeet”?


34 posted on 01/28/2013 10:22:07 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: UCANSEE2
He has horns too.
35 posted on 01/28/2013 10:23:40 AM PST by PLD
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To: SeekAndFind

He was probably referring to the moskeetos that he shoots with bug spray.


36 posted on 01/28/2013 10:33:37 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: SeekAndFind
Photobucket
37 posted on 01/28/2013 10:35:23 AM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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To: SeekAndFind

Skeet is the slang word for ejaculation.


38 posted on 01/28/2013 10:38:58 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Bidimus1

Rahm has all the skeet shots from Man Country.


39 posted on 01/28/2013 10:43:36 AM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: SeekAndFind
FF: Have you ever fired a gun? Yes, in fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time.

If you believe that, I got prime OCEANFRONT LAND in Kansas for sale...

40 posted on 01/28/2013 10:56:20 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: Doogle

About your pic: ...........IF ONLY!


41 posted on 01/28/2013 11:34:36 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: SeekAndFind

Does he want to go with Dick Cheeney?


42 posted on 01/28/2013 12:31:39 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: little-e

Pictures can be doctored. I want a VIDEO of him using a 12 gauge. And not just one shot.


43 posted on 01/28/2013 12:46:26 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: edcoil
...why no photo’s.

Death to all misplaced apostrophes!!

44 posted on 01/28/2013 12:46:35 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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