Your late to the party...the WH has already posted a pix of Obama skeet shooting on Twitter and Flicker this morning.
It's officially over...WH already making fun of skeet birthers after posting the photo on Twitter.
Jessica Yellin and Erin Burnett of CNN were "skeptical" and demanded to know if he was being truthful. This from the network who things Ted Nugent has an impressive grasp of facts about guns.
Obama may well skeet shoot at Camp David. But as political moment I would have advised against this photo opp. It smacks of pandering and it certainly runs the risk of being scene as disingenuous, to the right, and distasteful, to the left.
Moreover, there was no need.
Again, what were they trying to say to begin with?
Why? Because, if Barack Obama said that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, Rethuglicans would howl in protest, demand proof, and hold hearings in the House of Representatives where the full extent of their outrage would be on display for all to see.
The instant (non)controversy: Someone said the President has engaged in skeet shooting. Immediately that was questioned and doubted. Thus, the release of the photo.
What's the controversy?
The controversy stems from comments Obama made in The New Republic. He told the reporter that he skeets shoots at Camp David with friends and relatives. The media and some Repubs were skeptical of his story. They never heard him talk about skeet shooting nor seen pixs of him shooting a gun. Then the skeet birthers began to emerge questioning Obama (per usual).Thus, the release of the photo today.
This country is so fucking sad...SMH!
Oh, by the way...we didn't know Obama could sing either before his campaign stop in NYC last year...There is probably a lot of shit we DON'T KNOW about Obama.
It is another instance of hypocritical, bullshit, manufactured outrage from the Right.
Skeet? What a pussy. Real men shoot people!
Why did the WH respond to these morons?
Not to change the subject, but why is there smoke coming out of the top of the barrel in that photo? I understand it coming out the end, but is there a hole I'm not aware of on a shotgun?
It keeps getting better, R9.
If you go shooting and don't shoot your friend in the face, you're a pussy!!!
Does he need a license to skeet shoot?
Love Obsma. Hate the photo. I think it's totally staged. And if it's not staged, it seems staged which is all the matters.
Ni**er can't catch a break:
[quote] A top official with the National Skeet Shooting Association said the photo suggests Obama is a novice shooter. "This isn't something he's done very often because of how he's standing, how he has the gun mounted," said Michael Hampton, executive director of the San Antonio-based association.
OP: A N*gger got elected in 2008 and from the moment he did, the right created a cottage industry of hate for anything and everything he does - this is not an exaggeration. They are a party comprised of idiots who think like hormonal 13 year old girls who bitch about nonsense.
I have to agree with the person who said he and (I assume) his advisers who thought to give into the that party of children. Obama will never get those shitheads on his side no matter what he does, so fuck them.
I recommend you watch Jon Stewart reading a "Cat in the Hat"-esque take on this skeet nonsense. It pretty much summarizes the right.
Look at me! I have a shotgun! I have golf clubs! I have the presidency! I kill brown people! I'm almost practically white!
She has clearly never shot before in her life. (1) posture incorrect (2) she would have had bruised cheeks (3) if that was her that gun was ported all to hell so only a one armed midget would want to use it.
R13 - that is probably from "porting." Some models, usually used by small framed people, have holes drilled into the barrel to help vent some of the pressure. It reduces the amount of kick you feel when you shoot.
People instantly knew Obama was lying his little ass off.
Bill Maher commented on this issue in his latest HBO show episode and said: Yes, because nothing would ease the Republican mind more than a photo of the BLACK president holding a gun.
You know -- with all the military arms experts under his command, he could have gotten one to teach him the proper stance.
All the gun people are merrily making fun of him.
He doesn't understand his power and is perpetually badly served.
I thought it was a candid shot, so the stance is after he shot, in which your posture is after-shocked.
Who cares anyway? Stupid news.
The Obama hatred some of you suffer from is frightening.
So, it's all a stupid distraction from right-wing morons, as usual.
Their claim is that Obama has no right to try and make any gun safety regulations because he's never shot a gun in his life.
The administration countered that Obama has shot skeet at Camp David.
The right-wing nut-jobs responded "NUH-UH! Show us the long form proof!"
The white house released the picture.
The right-wing nut-jobs responded "FAKE! PHOTOSHOP! LIAR!"
It's all so fucking stupid. And ridiculous. And the very premise is just wrong.
Obama should prove he takes a shit by shitting in their mouths.
I'm an Obama voter, but the minute I saw that dopey photo, all I could think about was when Dukakis was running for president and his head was photographed coming out of a tank with a helmet on. OMG, history repeats itself.
Oh look at r30! Tel Aviv has signed on!
Oh, look at 32! An idiot!
The photo is real; it's not staged--and the photo was taken in August.
However, I hate the fact that The White House released the photo. It's this same bend over and fuck me 'compromise' that Obama always does to give into the other side.
I love R30.
R31, difference is, Obama *won*. Twice.
I'm just curious as to why they released it. Only a moron would even give a shit whether or not he goes fucking skeet shooting because it's yet another stupid, nonsensical faux controversy for them.
Seriously, rightwingers, grow a brain or the fucking hell up! You're embarrassing as hell.