Skip to comments.White House slams NRA ad using Obama daughters to criticize new gun laws
Posted on 01/16/2013 3:50:33 PM PST by tobyhill
The White House on Wednesday blasted a web ad released by the National Rifle Association using President Barack Obamas daughters to criticize the president on gun control as repugnant and cowardly."
The NRA released the ad Tuesday, a day before Obama announced a package of proposals aimed at curbing gun violence in the wake of a mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., last month.
In strikingly personal terms, the ad calls Obama an "elitist hypocrite" for allowing Secret Service protection for daughters even as he calls for tighter gun laws.
"Why is [Obama] skeptical about putting armed security in schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school?" the ad asks.
As the president's children, Malia and Sasha Obama are entitled to Secret Service protection. Obama has never said he opposes more armed security guards at school, which the NRA recommended in the wake of the Newtown massacre. But the president has said such a step is not sufficient in curbing gun danger.
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So? I’m not and I am 110% pro gun. I am also 110% against repeating the same soft pedaling crap that leads to PC compromise.
Lots of us unaffiliated types are not wilting blossoms. And when the NRA stops endorsing libs, I may one day sign up. Once they prove they are worth the money.
Sorry, I am not wearing long pants and dressing up on an airplane to sweat my ass off. Not that I dress like the beach or anything. But short pants shoes and a nice shirt are appropriate in my opinion.
This is South Florida. I hate sweating.
It was too close to the truth and this administration thrives on illusions.
The NRA didn’t even name or show picture of Obama’s daughters - Obama had actual live kids on the stage as part of his dog and pony show - who’s doing the exploiting.....
Exactly! Perfect points.
Turn their own class warfare game around on them. Like it!
The NRA hit a nerve. More straight talk is called for - trying to be polite gets us nothing but disdain from them.
No less than Bill Clinton credited NRA with making the difference in George Bush’s victory over Algore.