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Obama Claims to Aim at Skeet, but Some Wonder if Hes a Straight Shooter [SKEET PHOTO!]
NY TIMES ^ | 2/2/2013 | PETER BAKER

Posted on 02/02/2013 8:17:00 AM PST by varyouga

WASHINGTON — President Obama has taken on N.B.A. stars on the White House basketball court, golfed at the air base that houses Air Force One and even tried to polish his legendarily woeful bowling at the presidential lanes.

But now it turns out that he has picked up a new hobby: skeet shooting at Camp David.

At least that is the way he tells it. In an interview published last week, Mr. Obama said that he and his guests shot clay pigeons “all the time” at the retreat in the Maryland mountains, a revelation that surprised many and drew a fair bit of skepticism. And then on Saturday, the White House released a photo of Mr. Obama skeet shooting at Camp David in August.

The notion of the president taking aim at targets flung into the air captivated some in the political and social media worlds at a time when he is pushing Congress to enact sweeping restrictions on assault rifles and high-capacity magazines. Conservatives scoffed, comics mocked, a congresswoman challenged him to a skeet-shooting contest, a fake picture of an armed Mr. Obama circulated on the Internet, and the White House tried to make the whole matter go away.

“It was a surprise to a lot of people in the industry when we saw that and heard that,” said Michael Hampton Jr., the executive director of the National Skeet Shooting Association, whose 35,000-member rolls do not include the president. “But officially we have no idea whether he does participate or not. Only him or his people would know that.”

Mr. Obama is hardly the first politician to draw scorn for boasting of experience with guns...

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; guns; obama; obamasfingers; obamaskeetphoto; obamaskeetshooting; secondamendment; serialliar; shooting; skeet
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In a photo released by the White House on Saturday, President Obama is shown skeet shooting at Camp David in August 2012.

1 posted on 02/02/2013 8:17:08 AM PST by varyouga
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To: varyouga

pretty low


2 posted on 02/02/2013 8:17:57 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

And doesn’t seem to be moving the gun. Stationary skeet?


3 posted on 02/02/2013 8:20:55 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: varyouga
Some Wonder if He’s a Straight Shooter [SKEET PHOTO!]

A staged pic of The Gay Caballero in Chief.

4 posted on 02/02/2013 8:21:59 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: varyouga


5 posted on 02/02/2013 8:22:25 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: P.O.E.

ridiculous


6 posted on 02/02/2013 8:22:36 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: varyouga

using a malfunctioning teleprompter as a target?


7 posted on 02/02/2013 8:22:46 AM PST by Abundy
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To: varyouga

Shouldn’t he be holding it sideways, Gangsta style?


8 posted on 02/02/2013 8:23:23 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: varyouga
Stock seems to be a tad high on the shoulder, just saying.
9 posted on 02/02/2013 8:23:50 AM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: yldstrk
"pretty low"

My immediate and exact thought...Maybe when you "do skeet" shooting, there are different rules./sarc

What a menacing dope.

10 posted on 02/02/2013 8:23:57 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: yldstrk
Low flying skeet's or shooting paper targets of his enemies.

To paraphrase Mr. Rogers...Can you say "photoshop", I knew you could.


11 posted on 02/02/2013 8:27:39 AM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: yldstrk

That is not a skeet shooting stance.

This is a photo op from the liar in chief.

Put this one with the pictures of the plywood Iranian fighter jet.


12 posted on 02/02/2013 8:28:06 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: hummingbird

he thinks he can pull the wool over everybody’s eyes. If he had ever tried even one single case in even the teeniest most inconsequential courtroom, he would be a whole lot more aware of how hard it is to get people to believe a lie.


13 posted on 02/02/2013 8:28:29 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: varyouga

I thought skeet were launched up in the air. He seems to be shooting at a target level with him.


14 posted on 02/02/2013 8:28:35 AM PST by bamagirl1944 (That's short for Alabama, not Obama)
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To: varyouga

besides, those dumb earmuffs he has on would fall off if he tilted his head back


15 posted on 02/02/2013 8:29:40 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: bamagirl1944

I asked my husband about that....he says, NO, he really could be shooting skeet....


16 posted on 02/02/2013 8:30:25 AM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: varyouga

Not likely to hurt himself that way with target ammo and ported barrels but it would be fun watching him shoot a hunting gun with even 3” magnum shells in it that way...


17 posted on 02/02/2013 8:30:44 AM PST by varmintman
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To: varyouga
"....at a time when he is pushing Congress to enact sweeping restrictions on assault rifles and high-capacity magazines."

He would do well to drop this and spend more time turning out crazy Muslims who shoot 14 people at a military base.

He would do well to route out Muslims in the military and White House until there is deep scrutiny.

The Islamists have made no hiding that we are the Great Satan that must be vanquished.

18 posted on 02/02/2013 8:30:57 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: headstamp 2
Gee, you would think the little tyrant's synchophants would have found an experienced skeet shooter to ensure the staged photo was accurate in all respects (or perhaps they couldn't find a skeet shooter who wants anything to do with the little tyrant...)
19 posted on 02/02/2013 8:31:51 AM PST by glennaro
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To: goodnesswins
I asked my husband about that....he says, NO, he really could be shooting skeet....

He might be shooting AT skeets that way but he'd never hit anything.

20 posted on 02/02/2013 8:32:40 AM PST by varmintman
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