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Obama mocked for releasing skeet shoot photo during gun-control debate

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He’s full of skeet!

Gun owners lampooned President Obama as Elmer Fudd yesterday after the White House released a photo — in the middle of a fierce national firearms debate — of the commander-in-chief shooting clay targets at Camp David over the summer.

While the president’s shooting skills were being mocked, his own gun-control allies privately fretted that Obama risked being ridiculed as a phony for suddenly trying to portray himself as a friend of sportsmen and hunters. Or, conversely, that he was glorifying the use of guns.

The left-handed president, wearing goggles and ear protection, peers down the barrel of a shotgun while his left index finger pulls the trigger.

Bam! A spray of smoke shoots out of the rifle.

The White House released the photo to back up Obama’s recent statements that he shot skeet at Camp David, a claim that gun-rights advocates said they doubted.

Obama aides even coined a term for the skeptics — calling them “skeeters.”

“For all the skeeters, POTUS [president of the United States] shoots clay targets on the range at Camp David on Aug. 4, 2012,” White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer said in releasing the photo.

Obama political adviser David Plouffe tweeted, “Attn Skeet Birthers. Make Our Day — Let the Photoshop conspiracies begin.”

But 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.”

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» 17 Comments

  1. Jerry Manderin

    February 4th, 2013

    Obama is the only guy who makes riding a bike, throwing a baseball, holding a football, and firing a gun look less masculine than Liberace tickling the ivories.

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  2. xiphos

    February 4th, 2013

    The only thing this jerk does with any regularity, is shoot his mouth off.

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  3. demonrat dave

    February 4th, 2013

    I am not a skeet shooter and know nothing about the sport but I thought shooting striaght ahead look dubious at best. Either I’m a genius ( I’ve proven often that I’m not) or this country is being ran by a bunch of baffoons that were too arrogant to be smart enough to take the time to google a few images of skeet shooters to see how to pose the idiot in chief

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  4. Unruly Refugee

    February 4th, 2013

    I’d like to see a count on the number of photoshops done on his behalf. I’m working on three right now myself. Think I’ll mail him my next one and ask for his reply.

    :idea:

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  5. Dr Tar

    February 4th, 2013

    I’ve been wondering who Obama learned to shoot from after the “skeet” picture came out. This whole thing reminded me of Ceausescu and how the Romanian Communist would make propaganda films of his “hunting” exploits.

    Then I came across this YouTube clip this morning and all the pieces came together.

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  6. Dr Tar

    February 4th, 2013

    Sorry, forgot to disable the clip – let me try that again.

    I’ve been wondering who Obama learned to shoot from after the “skeet” picture came out. This whole thing reminded me of Ceausescu and how the Romanian Communist would make propaganda films of his “hunting” exploits.

    Then I came across this YouTube clip this morning and all the pieces came together.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=h6MTkqYnA1E.
    Ceausescutries to shot a plastic barrel

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  7. Chieftain

    February 4th, 2013

    I understand that Jay Carney said the White House will donate all meat from skeet shooting to the local food bank…..

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  8. Diann

    February 4th, 2013

    The Obama Administration’s snappish, thin-skinned retorts. It’s fun to watch. Here they release this picture with a snotty “take that skeeters!” They actually thought this made them look tough and made us look stupid.

    The only more effective response would have been sending Jay Carney out there to say, “Well, oh yeah?! So’s your mother!!!!”

    If this is how the Obama Administration reacts to being teased, imagine how tough they’ll be with Tehran.

    Idiots.

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  9. F.D.R. in Hell

    February 4th, 2013

    The Administration gets Rule #5 shoved up their ass.

    :evil:

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  10. RightWinger

    February 4th, 2013

    Funny how the White House is in a rush to release of this photo ….”The White House released the photo to back up Obama’s recent statements that he shot skeet at Camp David, a claim that gun-rights advocates said they doubted.”

    Yet how long did Obummer wait to release a fake Birth Certificate and still has not released any of his school records to back any of his claims he was born in the US and that he was a smart egg in college?

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  11. old_oaks

    February 4th, 2013

    I have a calendar from last year still hanging by my desk, it is the ‘Official Out of Office Countdown’ calendar featuring our Dear Leader. It still hangs because before all this “skeet” talk evolved, I already had plans to take the calendar to the trap range.

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  12. OpenTheDoor

    February 4th, 2013

    I’m an old fuddy duddy, takes a lot to make me smile.

    Jerry, that made me giggle like a little girl.

    I have had more fun the last couple of days, never thought a photo of O’Bama would make me smile so much.

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  13. Aunt Liz

    February 4th, 2013

    Poor Prezident Skeeter. He’s trying to show what a gun-lovin’ manly man he is and everybody is making fun of him!

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  14. Jethro

    February 4th, 2013

    Oskeeter

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  15. Jethro

    February 4th, 2013

    O-bammo

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  16. Jethro

    February 4th, 2013

    SHOTUS
    Skeet hunter of the United States

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  17. LyleLovett666

    February 4th, 2013

    Who was this supposed to be for?The antis won’t like it because there is gun use.People who know anything about guns see this as the transparent attempt at propaganda that it is.Clearly the man has never even held a gun before,let alone shot skeet.My only conclusion is that this admin thinks everyone is as dumb as your average obma voter.

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