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Obama with a Gun is His Dukakis in the Tank Moment
Yahoo Voices ^ | Feb. 4, 2013 | Mark R. Whittington

Posted on 02/04/2013 11:44:03 AM PST by Marcus

The Washington Post reports that the White House has released a photo of President Obama firing a weapon in what it claims is an exercise in skeet shooting that took place at Camp David sometime in August.

Some of the president's supporters are making fun of people who have cast doubt that Obama likes to blast away at clay pigeons, an exercise that hitherto has never been revealed. One should not, according to these supporters, be suspicious of photos that show the president using fire arms in the middle of a debate about gun control.

But the president and his supporters seem to be missing the point. The picture of Obama firing apparently level with the ground at what is claimed to be a clay pigeon flying through the air has all the potential of being the subject of ridicule...The Obama with the gun photo could become his version of the Dukakis in the tank video.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; blogpimp; guncontrol; secondamendment; skeetshooting

1 posted on 02/04/2013 11:44:13 AM PST by Marcus
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To: Marcus


2 posted on 02/04/2013 11:48:47 AM PST by pookie18 (21 months until the midterm elections...)
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To: Marcus

3 posted on 02/04/2013 11:49:18 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Marcus


4 posted on 02/04/2013 11:51:46 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: Marcus
I suggest going on a hunting trip and, in the spirit of bipartisanship, doing it with Sarah Palin. Think of the conversations that can be had while shooting caribou and moose out in the Alaska wilderness.

I suggest quail hunting at the Armstrong Ranch in Texas.

5 posted on 02/04/2013 11:51:53 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: pookie18

Skeet vs. Tank


6 posted on 02/04/2013 11:52:34 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

LOL! That’s a great tank gunner.


7 posted on 02/04/2013 11:55:19 AM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Marcus

8 posted on 02/04/2013 11:55:25 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Marcus
GUN FOR SALE: Browning Citori XS Skeet in 20 guage. Has 28" barrel with custom stock sized
for youngster or small frame female. Lightly used - fired only one round for photo-op. MSRP $3,199.
Asking only $2,699 but price is negotiable. Will also consider possible donation to Mexican drug cartel.

Call: Eric Holder, US Justice Department, 202-514-2000.


9 posted on 02/04/2013 11:56:18 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: smoothsailing
Daa-yum!

How much did he have to lead it by?

10 posted on 02/04/2013 11:58:47 AM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: smoothsailing
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11 posted on 02/04/2013 11:59:30 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Marcus

I have to disagree. Dukakis did that before the election and it was one of the things cost him the election. Obama sadly did not send that picture out in Sept or Oct.


12 posted on 02/04/2013 11:59:52 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: smoothsailing


13 posted on 02/04/2013 12:01:13 PM PST by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Marcus

“Obama with a Gun is His Dukakis in the Tank Moment”

Not quite. Dukakis was auditioning for the job. Hussein already has it.


14 posted on 02/04/2013 12:01:34 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Capitol to the districts: "May the odds be ever in your favor.")
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To: smoothsailing

Is this for real? If so, wow.


15 posted on 02/04/2013 12:02:22 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Marcus

All this is funny, but we have to keep in mind.

There is a specific reason that they are trying to push this “we support sporting guns” meme.

It’s because they don’t.

They don’t want you to have ANY firearms, and they know they have to accomplish that goal incrementally.

If that goal were exposed, the incrementalism wouldn’t stand a chance.


16 posted on 02/04/2013 12:03:53 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: jazusamo
Photobucket
17 posted on 02/04/2013 12:06:05 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Marcus

No recoil?

When I shoot a load with that much dust it usually involves some kick.

For the record, I lean “Photo-Op” not “PhotoShop”, but that’s weird that there is no recoil.....

.410?


18 posted on 02/04/2013 12:07:15 PM PST by Noamie
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19 posted on 02/04/2013 12:07:17 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: Marcus
Those who ridicule the ‘birthers’ should rethink their position. This photo proves this administration obviously doesn't consider it beneath them to fabricate evidence to support the storyline.
20 posted on 02/04/2013 12:11:11 PM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: smoothsailing

That’s a darned smart groundhog, smarter than the shooter. :-)


21 posted on 02/04/2013 12:15:42 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Marcus
Actually, the photo does serve to make a telling point about an issued being debated today.

It clearly states: if this panty-waste, yellow bellied, buffoon nitwit can fire a gun.....

women in combat is probably OK.

(For the record I can think of several women I would rather have in combat with me than this imbecile.)

22 posted on 02/04/2013 12:15:47 PM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: Noamie
For the record, I lean “Photo-Op” not “PhotoShop”, but that’s weird that there is no recoil.....

.410?

That gun looks like a Browning Citori XS Skeet so it is more likely a 20 gauge.

For the photo-Op they probably pulled the shot from a shell and let him shoot just the wad so he wouldn't get a bruise.

It looks as if he was coached by someone who didn't know any more about skeet shooting than Obama himself.

Or the coach was someone who was happy to let the photo show what a pretender Obama really is.


23 posted on 02/04/2013 12:18:20 PM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: Marcus

Disagree with the premise....

What we have now is what we would have had if the electorate had given duh-kakis a pass on the a55hat tank moment.....


24 posted on 02/04/2013 12:26:52 PM PST by petro45acp (No good endeavour survives an excess of adult supervision)
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To: Iron Munro

Notice how high the buttstock is against his shoulder, only part of it is pressed against his shoulder. That could hurt if there was any recoil to speak of. Somethin’ ain’t right.


25 posted on 02/04/2013 12:27:08 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Noamie
We were discussing this the day this shameless photo-op came out.

I think the most reasonable explanation we came up with is that it's an AKC "popper" used for dog trials.

No lead, just a wad and I believe a very small powder charge. I have shot them in training (in an AKC hunt test the gunners in the field shoot them, I was shooting over my dog and boy was SHE surprised - they're loud compared to HRC primer loads!) and they are very, very smoky (dirty your gun up something fierce) but they have zero recoil.

Which would explain the upright stance, the lack of reaction despite having half the butt not contacting his shoulder, and the gobs of smoke (although I'm still a little surprised that there's zero smoke coming from the left side MagnaPort).

If I were working the skeet range, I wouldn't give this poser live ammo either!

26 posted on 02/04/2013 12:30:48 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Noamie
Another posting surmised that it was a blank, re. no recoil and too much smoke (blanks apparently use black powder). Maybe the One was reinacting 1864.

I still can't figure the right side porting puff and zero from left. You would think that by now the WhiteyHut photoshoppers would know they need to know “SOMETHING” about their subject to maintain plausibility.

27 posted on 02/04/2013 12:38:06 PM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: Iron Munro

Doesn’t matter, he already won the election. The America we grew up loving may never exist again.


28 posted on 02/04/2013 12:39:40 PM PST by Kenton (Wounded Warrior Project, a charity worth supporting - Donate today.)
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To: RobbyS
Is this for real? If so, wow.

It's more real than Obama skeet shooting!


29 posted on 02/04/2013 12:42:05 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Marcus

A caribou hunt with Sarah Palin would be great, but since Obama is so good at hitting moving targets how about a pheasant hunt in South Dakota with Congresswoman Kristi Noem (R-SD)? Noem is an avid hunter.


30 posted on 02/04/2013 12:59:50 PM PST by The Great RJ
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31 posted on 02/04/2013 1:14:10 PM PST by McBuff
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But the SOB won’t let his boy...Trayvon to play football..because it’s too dangerous..but he will okay women to walk point in combat zones.


32 posted on 02/04/2013 1:16:17 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LAVE)
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To: smoothsailing

Best one, yet. He certainy won’t hit anything with his eye below the sight line. What a BAFOON!!!


33 posted on 02/04/2013 1:24:39 PM PST by GoldenPup
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To: Marcus

Hardly the same. Dukakis because of his picture didn’t become President. Obama will have 8 years as President. The picture should have been published in 2008 and then MAYBE you can compare the two. Obama will get zero negative from this picture unfortunately.


34 posted on 02/04/2013 1:58:13 PM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: McBuff

35 posted on 02/05/2013 1:42:06 AM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: X-spurt

Oh, man - it just occurred to me: they did photoshop it, but what they did was remove the left side barrel port smoke so that the full barrel would be shown..... so there would be no confusion that it is what it is.... lol..... IF that is true - which I’m not claiming yet - then, what a bunch of clowns....


36 posted on 02/05/2013 7:16:44 AM PST by Noamie
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To: Noamie

These liberals in particular are ADHD on having their “reach exceed their grasp”.

Nobam’s admin is so similar to FDR’s in so many ways. Those egghead professors have all the theories and no understanding of reality.


37 posted on 02/05/2013 8:26:33 AM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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