White House releases photo of POTUS shooting skeet, media eats crow

I reported yesterday on the media, including the Washington Post fact-checker, who was particularly enthralled with this issue, up in arms over President Obama’s contention that there is skeet shooting “all the time” up at Camp David.

The media demanded a photo – let’s call it, “long form” evidence – lest the most important man in the world be lying about shooting small clay disks.

So the White House released one, see below.  And what do you know?  The President is shooting skeet.

As an aside, the Washington Post’s fact-checker was particularly nasty, going so far as to publish photos of the President and Vice President holding squirt guns, in a clear effort to mock and embarrass them.  Hardly an appropriate move for an independent fact-checker.

So first, here’s the White House photo from this past August:

obama shooting skeet

Now let’s revisit some of the Trump-esque media hyperventilation on this topic over the past few days.

First, there are now Skeet-Truthers:

2/2/13: john r stanton @dcbigjohn: Something Fishy About #Skeetgate Photo. The Angle Of The Barrel Is All Wrong For Skeet Flying Through The Air. pic.twitter.com/gqLMZPtC

2/2/13: Emily Miller @EmilyMiller: This Obama Skeet Shooting Photo Looks Odd To Me Because The Clays Come High Or Low, Not Straight. http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/whitehouse/8436110735/sizes/m/ …

More from the traditional media:

1/27/13: Glenn Thrush @GlennThrush: Obama Says He Shots Skeet All The Time At Camp David. A) How Many Times Has He Gone To CD? B) Ever Been Mention Of Skeet In Pool Report?

1/28/13: Jessica Yellin, CNN: On a different topic, how often does the President go skeet shooting? (Laughter.) And are there photographs of him doing so?
MR. CARNEY: I would refer you simply to his comments. I don’t know how often. He does go to Camp David with some regularity, but I’m not sure how often he’s done that.
Q Is there a photograph of him doing it?
MR. CARNEY: There may be, but I haven’t seen it.
Q Why haven’t we heard about it before?
MR. CARNEY: Because when he goes to Camp David, he goes to spend time with his family and friends and relax, not to produce photographs.” [White House – Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 1/28/2013]

1/28/13: Erin Burnett, CNN:…Now our fifth story OUTFRONT: Obama the skeet shooter. Yes, I’m not making this up. If someone is, it isn’t me. In an interview with ‘The New Republic’, the president revealed he can relate to people who enjoy firing guns. When asked if he has ever fired one, he replied, quote, ‘Yes, in fact, up at camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time.’ The reporter followed up, ‘The whole family?’ To which the president replied, ‘Not the girls, but oftentimes guest of mine go up there, and I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations. I think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake.’…He says — he tell us he’s heard of bowling, golfing, hiking, archery, swimming but not skeet shooting. So, you’re going to say you do it all the time, don’t you kind of have to prove it?” [CNN, 1/28/13]

Drudge got a real hoot out of Burnett’s conspiratorial take on the issue:

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Oh, and apparently there are NO photos to prove it:

1/28/13: Kate Bolduan, CNN: “Still ahead, there aren’t any photos to prove it, but President Obama says he likes to go skeet shooting. Who knew? We’ll talk to the man who got that surprising bit of information out of the president….President Obama’s revelation that he liked to go skeet shooting at Camp David has raised questions and definitely raised some eyebrows.” [CNN, 1/28/13]

1/28/13: Donavan Slack, Politico: “President Barack Obama said recently that he goes skeet shooting ‘all the time’ at Camp David, but don’t expect any photos. ‘When he goes to Camp David, he goes to spend time with his family and friends to relax, not to produce photographs,’ White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters Monday. He said he had never seen any pictures of Obama skeet shooting. The president, asked by The New Republic if he had ever fired a gun, replied: ‘In fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time.’

Carney said he didn’t know exactly how often that was. ‘He does go to Camp David with some regularity, but I’m not sure how often he’s done that.’ According to CBS News’ Mark Knoller, who keeps statistics on the president’s movements, Obama has visited Camp David 29 times, spending a total of 72 days there since taking office.” [POLITICO – 44, 1/28/13]

Glenn Kessler at the Washington Post has concluded that the President has “never” gone skeet shooting:

1/31/13: Glenn Kessler, Washington Post: “A number of readers have raised questions about the president’s statement that he goes skeet shooting ‘all the time’ while at Camp David. In these suspicious times, they would like to see some evidence. But the White House has been oddly silent about the matter….The evidence suggests that until Obama had access to a shooting range as president, he never went skeet shooting. He certainly did not speak like a politician who had once used a firearm. But it is also curious that the White House refuses to provide any documentary evidence that he actually used the shooting range at Camp David, since he claims he uses it ‘all the time,’ or that a presidential friend has not come forward to confirm the president’s comments. We live in suspicious times and the president lives in a media fishbowl. That’s the way it is. In the meantime, we do not have enough information to make a ruling one way or the other. We are eager to see a photograph, or hear from someone who saw him at the skeet range, to put this matter to rest.” [The Washington Post, 1/31/13]

Per Kessler’s claim that it’s “curious” the White House was reticent to release photos, Jon Stewart said the other day, and I paraphrase, yes, it’s curious that when half the country has the racially-tinged belief that President Obama is a radical Marxist out to violently overthrow our democracy, that they wouldn’t release a photo of the black man holding a weapon.

New York Magazine even found a semantic reason to prove that the President has never shot skeet – you see, Obama used the wrong “verb”:

1/28/13: Dan Amira, New York Magazine: “In an interview with the New Republic over the weekend, President Obama made a surprising admission. When asked if he’s ever fired a gun before, Obama told the magazine, ‘Yes, in fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time.’ Asked if his family takes part, Obama responded, ‘Not the girls, but oftentimes guests of mine go up there.’ It was an unexpected revelation from a man not exactly known for being an outdoorsy, gun-toting type. So unexpected, in fact, that many people aren’t buying it. And we’re one of them. Call us the Skeeters. There are four main reasons we don’t believe that Obama shoots skeet ‘all the time’ at Camp David. For one thing, he referred to it as ‘do skeet shooting,’ which is how people usually talk about things with which they are not very familiar. Your grandma asks you if you ‘do Twitter.’ Second, and more significant, there has been zero prior documentation of Obama shooting skeet.” [New York Magazine, 1/28/13]

I’ve shot skeet.  I have no idea what the correct long-form verb is. I’m sure that will be New York Magazine’s next cover story.

Oh, and Fox is skeptical too – now there’s a surprise.

1/30/13: Wendell Goler, Fox News: Marsha Blackburn has challenged the President’s comments about skeet shooting at Camp David. She’s skeptical of them and she says she’s a better skeet shooter than he is and wants to be invited to Camp David for a contest. Your reaction?

MR. CARNEY: I have none. (Laughter.)” [White House – Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 1/30/13]

1/30/13: Sean Hannity, Fox News: You wouldn’t know it by looking at President Obama’s radical anti-gun record, but it turns out our commander in chief is claiming to be the sport man. Now in a recent interview with the ‘New Republic’ magazine, he was asked whether or not he has ever fired a gun. His response, quote, ‘Yes, in fact, at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time.’ Really all the time? That’s funny because while we’ve seen countless images of the president and his buddies and his friends playing gold, shooting hoops, well, we’ve never seen him shooting a firearm. Now, I’m not the only one that finds that unusual. Tennessee Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn is also expressing skepticism about the anointed one’s new founded enthusiasm when it comes to skeet shooting. In fact, she has issued a challenge that has earlier today captured the attention of the White House. First here is congresswoman.” [Fox News Network, 1/30/13]

1/31/13: Bret Baier, Fox News: “BAIER:…Few people are buying President Obama’s claim that he is a big fan of skeet shooting. The president was asked by ‘the New Republic,’ quote, ‘Have you ever fired a gun?’ President Obama answered, quote, ‘Yes. In fact, up at camp David we do skeet shooting all the time.’ ‘New York’ magazine called out the president’s phrasing, saying, quote, ‘that quote is how people usually talk about things with which they are not very familiar. Your grandma asks if you do Twitter.’ The ‘Washington Post’ looked at the president’s past statements and down no mention of skeet shooting. It labels ‘curious’ that the White House is refusing to provide evidence that the president has ever used the shooting range.” [Fox News Network, 1/31/13]

Mini-Fox, the Wall Street Journal, weighs in too.

1/30/13: Kimberly Strassel, Wall Street Journal: “The president’s comments set off a flurry of reporting and commentary, all questioning the truth of the president’s supposed love affair with skeet shooting. In all his time as president, Mr. Obama had never professed any interest in skeet shooting, and in fact was once caught on tape moaning that too many Americans ‘cling’ to their ‘guns and religion.’ As it happens, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney almost instantly had to dial back the president’s comments. ‘He does go to Camp David with some regularity, but I’m not sure how often he’s done that,’ admitted Mr. Carney. He further admitted that he’d never seen any photos of Mr. Obama shooting, and suggested none would be forthcoming: ‘When he goes to Camp David, he goes to spend time with his family and friends to relax, not to produce photographs.’ Conservative Web sites have had a field day, with Breitbart posting a photo of Mr. Obama standing outside a pool with a water gun…. Whatever the truth of Mr. Obama’s skeet shooting interest, don’t expect the audience his comments were actually aimed at—gun owners—to be remotely reassured.” [The Wall Street Journal, 1/30/13]

And now that the photos have been released, it’s of course not enough.  Here’s a classic from the Politico, proving why inside-the-beltway it’s actually called the Republico. You see, it doesn’t matter that the White House has released the long-demanded photo.  Now Politico wants even more photos:

§ 2/2/13: Donavan Slack, Politico: “The White House, succumbing to skeptics, releases a photo Saturday of President Barack Obama skeet shooting. The president told The New Republic in a recent interview that he goes skeet shooting ‘all the time.’ Doubters of the claim quickly asked for photos, a request the White House denied earlier this week. The image released Saturday proves he did in fact shoot skeet. Official photographer Pete Souza snapped this shot at Camp David on Aug. 4, 2012. But it may do little to squelch the questions about exactly how often.” [POLITICO – 44, 2/2/13]

And not wanting to be left out of the conspiracy brigade, the normally-rational NYT joins the fray:

2/2/13: Peter Baker, New York Times: “When President Obama mentioned last week that he had picked up a new hobby — skeet shooting at Camp David — it was a surprising disclosure by a president whose main identification with guns these days is his effort to ban assault rifles and high-capacity magazines. To some, Mr. Obama’s newfound enthusiasm for shooting clay pigeons — he said in an interview that he did it ‘all the time’ at his retreat in the Maryland mountains — also seemed a bit suspicious. So on Saturday, the White House tried to silence the skeptics by releasing a photo of Mr. Obama shooting on the range at Camp David in August. In the photo, the president, wearing goggles and ear-muffs, is squinting down the barrel of a rifle, moments after pulling the trigger. Gun smoke shoots out of the front of the rifle. The White House said the photo was taken on Aug. 4, which was Mr. Obama’s 51st birthday. But it offered no further details on whether his target practice was a regular hobby or a one-time event. 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 high-capacity rifles and magazines.” [The New York Times, 2/2/13]

And why stop there?  Now that there’s a photo, let’s demand NUMEROUS photos.  After all, the President did suggest that they shoot skeet more than once at Camp David (though in all fairness, the “we” sounded to me like he meant he shoots skeet, and so do lots of other people, many of the guests in fact, even if he’s not always there, but why strive for nuance when a good conspiracy is aloft).

And even if the President is shooting skeet, how do we know the photo wasn’t faked – making this the Capricorn One of skeet?  Maybe the President simply stripped off his winter clothes and shot this yesterday in DC’s below-freezing weather.

UPDATE: Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler examined this super-sized version of the supposed skeet-shooting photo the White House just released, and Kessler has determined  that it is a fake, it was in fact only shot yesterday.

From the Washington Post’s Fact Checker:

potus-nipple skeetWith the help of National Security Agency satellite imaging experts, we examined the photo released by the White House allegedly showing the President shooting skeet last August. We have determined that it is in fact a forgery, likely shot only yesterday in Washington, DC’s sub-freezing temperatures.  Not only is steam seen curiously being emitted from the rifle barrel, something more typical of weapons fire on a brisk winter’s day than August 4th’s balmy 96 degrees, but on closer microscopic examination we found unusual folds in the chest-fabric of the shirt suggesting that the presidential nips were particularly perky that day.

(In case folks didn’t get it, this last park is poking fun at the media’s obsession with absurdly irrelevant details. The Washington Post did not in fact comment on the President’s perky nipples.)


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  • Guy Bennett

    Barry goes skeet shooting and I go Basket-balling and I Shoot Golfing.

  • letmeeatcake

    bubba obviously has a hobby…maybe you need a life, snarky!

  • letmeeatcake

    the photo itself is worth a thousand words. without any more ammo than someone put into the gun for him, obama fired once for a photograph, and then walked away. there was no skeet. period.

  • letmeeatcake

    well smarty, tell me where obama is keeping his ammo? in his back pocket? why is he shooting ALONG a roadside? why isn’t he holding it properly, and why is he shooting at the ground? is that gun registered? does he even know how to clean it? does one photo qualify as “all the time?” if obama didn’t want it photoshopped, why did he release it at such a high resolution? it is no wonder that a stupid ass like him got your silly vote.

  • Realistic

    Does he really think we’re that stupid? If this were real, he’d be aiming up, the smoke from the barrel would be trailing upwards, and his body would be leaning back in reaction to the recoil of the weapon fired. He couldn’t possibly be that good! The clay pigeons would have to be flying parallel to the ground, but there would still have to be a rise on them for them to stay airborne long enough.
    This is an obvious fabrication using blanks, which don’t have much recoil and produce that much smoke. One other thing, look how low his elbow is and how high the butt of the stock is on his shoulder. If he were firing a 12 gauge round and not a blank, it would have blown his shoulder out of the socket. The fact that there is absolutely no recoil really makes it look staged, too.
    Ask yourself why there isn’t a photo from behind him, or more photos depicting his shooting at a flying clay pigeon? He’s an idiot for thinking we’re all idiots. And John Aravosis is an idiot for believing this.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    OMG, you are right. I had to put on two pairs of my dollar store glasses to see them. Thanks Becca.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    I think those are moon-bats, dear.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    He heard that Cheney was in town.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    ROTFL!!!!!!

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    A real President would have used a power bow!

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    “painting the ground green and gluing leaves to the trees makes perfect sense to the right.” Yep, they had to, to cover up that abortion clinic.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    But, I swear I saw some moon boots in the background.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Just wait until Druge conclusively proves that Eric Holder is channeling his inner Martha Mitchell.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    That’s very funny. But, you could have used hot glue and stayed warm. Intel, let you down dude.

  • SkippyFlipjack

    glad you appreciated it, that took a bit of work :)

  • djny10003

    The Obama haters wanted to see a photo of him shooting, but they just won’t take “yes” for an answer.

  • Naja pallida

    To me it looks like an inexperienced shooter, who wasn’t trained very effectively, who likely doesn’t know the difference between trap and skeet, who was doing a one-off shot for a photo op. The lack of signs of recoil are most likely a combination of a still photograph and a high-end sporting shotgun which you can look up videos on that actually has pretty limited recoil. You can’t tell his eye-line at all, unless you have some kind of x-ray vision to see through the glasses. About the only things that aren’t easily explained with common sense is the porting, and the amount of smoke. Either way, there’s no conspiracy here, aside from the fact that he was suckered into releasing the photo at all. Surely there are better things we can be discussing, like maybe Obama’s depressing policy stances.

  • Naja pallida

    That’s the photoshop I was waiting for. :)

  • ezpz

    “…do nothing but chew up more news cycles.”

    Hmmm….maybe that was the idea – a distraction from the depressing REAL news that reflects badly on this administration.
    Maybe there is something to that eleventy dimensional chess playing.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Makes me feel ashamed, really.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    …knowing as is inevitable, that the photo will be declared staged or a fake, and do nothing but chew up more news cycles.

  • ezpz

    The administration deserves all the criticism here. For starters, 0bama should not have tried to impress the gun lovers and lobbies in that interview with his proud proclamation that he’s a shooter of ANY kind.

    Secondly, why the need to ‘prove’ that he shoots?! This is yet another revelation of how much 0bama panders to and tries to impress the right. And the more he tries, the more defensive he seems, and the more they pounce.

    He often brags that he and his party are the grown ups in the room — I swear, elementary school children are more mature.

  • bubba

    O bama Was In Chicago On August 4, 2010
    Posted on February 3, 2013by stevengoddard
    The White House released this photo today of Obama shooting horizontal skeet on Aug. 4, 2010 at Camp David, Maryland

  • ezpz

    Worse yet is that this administration feels the need to respond.

  • SkippyFlipjack

    it’s easy to draw a line between the city and rural communities — hunting. that’s largely what he’s talking about. aint no huntin’ in cities.

  • SkippyFlipjack

    Someone photoshopped Obama to put that old musket in his hands. Here’s the original image, which shows how the President really shoots skeet, muthafuckas!

  • yeahright

    none of you idiots know a damned thing about shotgun sports do you? 1. when sporting shotguns are ported, there are ports on both sides of the rib, there would be 2 jets shooting upwards. 2. why is there only one choke tube, there should be another one in the lower barrel. 3. the gun is fired, why does he show no signs of recoil? 4. draw a line down the rib towards his eye, he’s looking at the opening lever, not down the barrel. 5. if he was in fact shooting like this, he would’ve burnt the hell out of his fingers that are touching the barrel above the fore grip. this photo is BS.

  • Frank X White
  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    LOL

  • monopole

    Silly person Andrew Breitbart was just to the left of the edge of the frame

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gump-Chun/100003439078475 Gump Chun

    Somehow this has to be related to Benghazi. I just know it.

  • Gaylib

    Oh for fucks sake, get a life!

  • dakotahgeo

    These righties are hysterical!!! Where DO they get this stuff… certainly not from their little pea brain minds! I know it’s a big shock to their ego, but we really don’t believe them… we pity them. Another shocker comin’ for them in the next few elections!

  • bpollen

    Obama and guests shoot Skeet Ulrich? And they do it frequently?

    Now we can understand the administrations reluctance to publicize that fact!

  • Skycat

    Much more original than Skeetgate!

  • Naja pallida

    No, but Obama did demand the skeet give a public apology for being shot. I’m surprised nobody remembers that.

  • Naja pallida

    I don’t even see a skeet in the photo. Who knows what he was shooting at! Maybe he was chasing some birthers off the west lawn.

  • emjayay

    Sooooo, being for making semi-automatics and large clips illegal and for registering all gun sales instead of ignoring a third of them means no one can even shoot a single shot rifle at a clay target? Oh right, that’s the whole arguement of the right wingers.

  • lilyannerose

    No demand from the idiot right wing for the remains of the skeet that Obama shot into little pieces?

  • Guest

    The barrel is angled upward. What’s the big deal?

  • Guest

    I can’t wait for Jennifer Rubin’s column on this.

  • Guest

    Oh, man! Wait until Drudge gets his mind around your admissions! Did you get hardship pay for it?

  • http://blogvader.tumblr.com/ Blogvader

    This whole story just makes me feel dumber for being an American.

  • HarpoSnarx

    Oh Gawd, this means Goopers are going to be bitching about skeetghazi.

  • HarpoSnarx

    “White House releases photo of POTUS shooting skeet, media eats crow”
    That’s not exactly what I would have them eat.

  • http://jdrhoades.blogspot.com/ J.D. Rhoades

    WHAT ABOUT THE KERNING?!

  • http://jdrhoades.blogspot.com/ J.D. Rhoades

    The Washington Post did not in fact comment on the President’s perky nipples.)

    But I would have no trouble believing that they did. Satire is getting harder and harder to detect because reality itself is becoming so absurd.

    This is the perfect example of why you cannot deal with these people in the right wing press. You cannot placate them, you cannot reason with them, nothing will ever satisfy them. The only thing you can do is mock them, marginalize them, and discredit them as the GOP tools that they are.

  • nicho

    Actually no. The last time I was skeet shooting, we were at the top of a hill. The skeet came from below us and were were shooting in just about the same position as Obama is.

  • silas1898

    Tough duty. Somebody has to do it.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    I thought about that, but he might be shooting at skeet going sideways to him. Who knows. He’s shooting a freaking gun.

  • silas1898

    Since Beyonce slapped them upside the head, they need another witch hunt.

  • FLL

    Wouldn’t this imagined controversy be simply a really slow news week in the mainstream and right-wing media? CNN’s Kate Bolduan was particularly revealing:

    “President Obama’s revelation that he liked to go skeet shooting at Camp David has raised questions and definitely raised some eyebrows.”

    Mystery solved. All those reporters who are obsessing over this have just plucked out most of their eyebrows and penciled in those very high, arched eyebrows in their place. They go through life with perpetually raised eyebrows. I don’t imagine many of them shoot skeet with penciled-in eyebrows that look something from an old Jean Harlow movie. It would look a little incongruous.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Oh for fuck’s sake. THIS is what the media is talking about?! People actually give a flying rat’s ass about this?

    We are so doomed. And deservedly so.

  • pcpablo

    I am an active Secret Service Officer, and I can’t tell you how tired I am after 10 hours of gluing leaves on trees in sub zero weather. It was harder than dropping that pristine bullet in JFK’s limo!

  • http://twitter.com/buffaloon montag

    Reading comments in various news articles about this mindboggling. The outpouring of outrage over the President shooting goes beyond Obama Derangement Syndrome. The RWNJ are truly and deeply scared by the idea of a black man shooting a gun.

  • SkippyFlipjack

    I’m no skeet expert but don’t you usually, like, shoot them up in the air? If he’s shooting horizontal to the ground shouldn’t he just let that one go and get ready for the next? (This is not skeet-truthing, just wondering why they released a photo that’s not very skeet-like. I’m thinking he may just be shooting at a target.)

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    The last part was a joke. The Washington Post did not examine the President’s perky nipples.

  • bubba

    Too much smoke for a gun of the quality, there are vents on both sides of the barrel, not one like the photo shows, he has his ear protection on backwards, the mic is suppose to go backwards for instructions and not face forward amplifing the sound of the shot, plus those are the large ear protection for hand guns not skeet, skeet shooters use a thinner one or plugs, no recoil seen in his cheek or body photoshopped

  • nicho

    The US media is nothing more than a therapy group in an asylum.

  • David

    The picture was taken in August.

  • S1AMER

    Maybe it wasn’t the Clintons? Maybe Obama’s the one who shot Vince Foster?

  • usagi

    Welcome back to the Clinton-era turn nothing/anything into a scandal press. I don’t know about you, but I’ve sure missed it. It’s not as if there were anything like massive gun violence or 7.9% unemployment happening that might demand attention.

  • Jim Olson

    The President got punked again. Should not have fallen for the media’s demand to produce evidentiary photograph.

  • smgess

    But see, painting the ground green and gluing leaves to the trees makes perfect sense to the right.

    Remember the supposed huge rally for Beck or someone photos one late fall, but when you looked more closely the trees were all green, etc? Yeah, Fox used pictures from some other rally.

    When you lie and cheat for a living, you expect that everyone does, and it makes you even madder when the country refuses to believe your “Wolf!” cries any longer.

  • EMTME

    So, if this picture was shot yesterday then why are all the trees green and full of leaves. I dont know about anyone else, but the only green trees near my house are the evergreens and you can clearly see that these are NOT evergreens.

  • Badgerite

    Seriously! After Sandy Hook the press has the gall to be so obviously worthless and lazy at their jobs that this is their idea of an ‘issue’? And these are the ‘makers’ in action? Just this last week we had to endure the unseemly spectacle of an NRA spokesperson alleging and a member of the Congressional committee agreeing with her that women need Bushmaster assault weapons and high capacity ammunition clips to defend “their babies” from possible home invasion. The cynicism and callousness it took to make that kind of statement after Sandy Hook is breathtaking especially so since Mrs. Lanza was reported to have had the weaponry that her son used to kill her and then go out and kill other people’s babies precisely because she thought it made her safer. With that kind of weaponry, nothing was going to stop him until the police came. Nothing. And he went about doing as much harm as he could to other people’s babies. And the NRA knows that and were trying to pretend in public that they actually give a damn. And the press decided to help by conjuring up the most ridiculous, worthless, pathetic attempt to change the subject that I have ever seen so no one will notice the breathtaking callousness of the NRA leadership.

  • Gaylib

    I guess they also painted the ground green an glued leaves to the trees. Jesus, what morons.

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