The White House’s curious silence abo...

The White House’s curious silence about Obama’s claim of skeet shooting

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#1 Jan 31, 2013
The New Republic:“Have you ever fired a gun?”

President Obama:“Yes, in fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time.”

New Republic:”The whole family?”

Obama:“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.”

— from an interview published Jan. 27, 2013

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.

On Monday, White House spokesman Jay Carney said he did know how often the president has gone skeet shooting and that he has not seen a photograph.“When he goes to Camp David, he goes to spend time with his family and friends and relax, not to produce photographs,” Carney told reporters.

Of course, this did not stop the White House from releasing these photographs in 2011.(Obama is shown at Sasha Obama’s birthday party at Camp David; the second was taken the same weekend of Vice President Biden, but that is not at Camp David).

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#2 Jan 31, 2013
All the time

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#3 Jan 31, 2013
Skeptical congresswoman challenges Obama to skeet shooting match

(CNN)- It's about time for some bipartisan...skeet shooting?

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, joined a chorus of skeptics who questioned President Barack Obama's recent comments about his hobby of skeet shooting, a sport where participants fire shotguns to break airborne clay disks.


"If he is a skeet shooter, why have we not heard of this? Why have we not seen photos? Why hasn't he referenced this at any point in time?" Blackburn said Monday on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront."

"I tell you what I do think," she later added. "I think he should invite me to Camp David, and I'll go skeet shooting with him and I bet I'll beat him."

Obama said in an interview published Sunday by The New Republic that he won't ignore the concerns of hunters and sportsmen as his administration pushes for tighter gun laws. To illustrate his point, he added an anecdote about his previously unknown penchant for shooting.

"Up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time," he said, responding to a question about whether he had ever fired a gun. He also added he has included guests on his skeet shooting outings.

Some found the comments puzzling and wondered why he hadn't mentioned his gun experience in the high-profile firearm debate over the past six weeks. The remarks especially fired up some conservative blogs and news outlets.

"We had this debate that is ongoing," Blackburn said. "You would have thought it would have been a point of reference."

When asked by Jessica Yellin, CNN's chief White House correspondent, how often the president goes skeet shooting, White House press secretary Jay Carney said earlier Monday that he doesn't know.

"He does go to Camp David with some regularity, but I'm not sure how often he's done that," Carney said during the daily press briefing."

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Obama is as full of shit as a Christmas goose.
FauxJerry

Junction City, KS

#4 Jan 31, 2013
Maybe one day the right will start to discuss REAL substantive issues. Not today though.

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#5 Jan 31, 2013
Obama's skeet shooting is kinda like Ol' Elvis' not inhaling. People laugh about it and then don't care.
LOL

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#6 Jan 31, 2013
FauxJerry wrote:
Maybe one day the right will start to discuss REAL substantive issues. Not today though.
IOW: I don't mind that my president lies...daily...about shit that shouldn't matter.
Larry

Junction City, KS

#8 Feb 1, 2013
LOL wrote:
<quoted text>
IOW: I don't mind that my president lies...daily...about shit that shouldn't matter.
Now that's funny right there, I don't care what you say. That's funny.
elderly dysfunction

Junction City, KS

#9 Feb 1, 2013
Larry wrote:
<quoted text>
Now that's funny right there, I don't care what you say. That's funny.
Bob, answering his own posts again. Sad.
lol

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#10 Feb 2, 2013
elderly dysfunction wrote:
<quoted text>Bob, answering his own posts again. Sad.
Roo, pretending to be someone else again. Sad.

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#11 Feb 2, 2013
lol wrote:
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Roo, pretending to be someone else again. Sad.
poor jerry, delusional to the end.

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