Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Someone Didn't Get the Memo

In a recent interview with The New Republic, President Obama says he does some skeet shooting at Camp David.

Have you ever fired a gun?  

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

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.

Representative Marsha Blackburn, (R) Tennessee, doubts the President's veracity because she's never heard of him shooting a gun before. And not only that, she throws down and says she'll shoot skeet with him and beat him.

Representative Blackburn apparently wasn't in attendance, paying attention, or didn't read the paper to catch what Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said a couple days ago.

We must stop being the stupid party.

It's a shame CNN doesn't take that message to heart when deciding what qualifies as news.


Anonymous said...

Obama the skeet-shooting hunter. Now, that's silly. I don't buy it, and I support gun control.

I do think the administration is right to focus positively on (full-barrel) shotguns and other hunting weapons which no one is trying to ban.

But, all these newly discovered politician shootists and hunters...not believable, kind of cute, definitely stupid.

Anonymous said...

The new Truthers:

Where's Obama's gun permit and background check?