Today, the White House released this picture of Obama, who doesn’t wear a shell bag when he shoots clays, and looks about as comfortable holding a gun as he would holding a rabid wolverine.
“The only time he shot skeet was for President’s Cup,” said the source, referring to a shooting competition tradition involving the presidential Marine guards. “I was there. He stayed for about five minutes, and couldn’t leave fast enough.”
Skeet shooting “is very hard,” said the source. “Especially for someone not used to guns … He couldn’t have been more uncomfortable.”
Obama hates guns. It’s a major part of his leftist ideology, and as far back as his public record goes, he’s been on the record, even so far as in his own handwriting, going after guns. He loathes gun owners and despises them as aliens who resist his progressive march to the future. Bitter clingers are counterrevolutionaries in his utopian world. The photo is a transparent “but look, I’m one of you, I like guns”, propaganda move that will fool no one. But we’ve already covered his hatred of armed citizens at length – let’s get on to his resurgent hatred of the First Amendment:
“This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.“
Nah, let’s try again:
Barack Hussein Obama vs The Internet is going to be a very interesting SCOTUS case.
Update: A collection from around the internet gathered in the last few minutes, of profane images that blaspheme our Lord And Savior:
Update: The photo came from the White House. Looks like it’s US Government Work.
Update 2: This sure looks funny. Could be bogus, could allow for plenty of time for a photo op and be legit, but let’s call this “skeetgate”, shall we?
Update 3: How they did it!
The trees behind him at Camp David are in the north annex near building 7 and for the last decade have been suffering a severe drought. The trees should all have dead leaves. As well, the eye protection he’s wearing is of no known manufacturer. The ported shotgun he’s shooting clearly shows signs of having been adjusted and may well be a modified barrel, which would be consistent with the kind of controlled detonation of the pre-planted cartridge they’d need for the photo op.
(Gee, should I lay it on thicker?)
Face it, leftists – the man hates guns. If he’s shot for anything more than the President’s Cup – that he ran away from – he’s not only a novice, but a crappy novice. He didn’t seat the shotgun in his shoulder well, and he’s shooting almost level with the ground. At best, it means he’s incompetent and shooting at a bird on the way down (even folks with a downrange area in a hole shoot higher up). At worst, it really was just a photo op where he walked out the back door and cranked off one shell so that he could do a quick impersonation of Jon Lovitz’ liar character from Saturday Night Live when asked about guns. “Yeah, I shoot skeet all the time… that’s the ticket!”
This is somewhat along the lines of him mispronouncing corpsman. Not only is he ignorant, but everyone around him is ignorant as well. He knows nothing about shooting, just like he knows nothing about the military and many other aspects of American life, and has contempt for all of it. It’s unsurprising.
…if the move was aimed to win over gun enthusiasts, it backfired.
“That looks pretty pathetic. That’s not skeet shooting,” chuckled Rick Davenport, of the Erie County Sportsmen’s Federation.
In the photo, Obama is shooting straight ahead.
“In skeet shooting, you’re either shooting high or you’re shooting low! This is nothing but pandering to the sportsmen and hunters,” Davenport said.
New York Rifle and Pistol Association President Tom King said Obama’s 12-gauge Browning Citori shotgun must have jammed because gun owners will see right through the p.r. offensive.
“We’ve seen this p.r. stunt before. This is what all the gun banners try to do. They try to ingratiate themselves with us,” King said.
“You really think this photo is going to make us think Obama is a pro-gun friend of the Second Amendment?” King said, laughing. “Go figure.”
Rick McDermott, an upstate gun-rights activist, said Obama is shooting blanks.
“This is all political posturing. It’s a PR stunt to show that Obama feels our pain. The Second Amendment has nothing to do with skeet shooting.”
Even a Democrat or two gets it:
“Being dogmatic on guns doesn’t seem to work, although pretending to shoot doesn’t work, either,” said a Democratic source who requested anonymity for fear of upsetting the White House.
Not only do they get the effects, but everyone understands that it’s just a transparent photo op that demonstrates Obama knows nothing about the people he wants to disarm. The White House staff that mocks people who criticize the president (skeet birthers or something) shows them to be so incredibly thin-skinned that it’s pathetic.
Update 4: They mad.