Six-Shooter in a Duck Blind

Six-Shooter in a Duck Blind

From http://politwix.com

Well, it's official. Barack Obama really is out of touch with small-town America.

Today he launched into a tirade, scolding Hillary for questioning Obama's choice of words during the now famous Bittergate fundraiser at a United Steelworker's rally in Steelton, PA.

Obama expressed his disappointment with Hillary in this way:

"She's running around talking about how this is an insult to sportsmen, how she values the Second Amendment, she's talking like she's Annie Oakley! Hillary Clinton's out there like she's on the duck blind every Sunday, she's packin' a six shooter! C'mon! She knows better. That's some politics being played by Hillary Clinton. I want to see that picture of her out there in the duck blinds."

Well, as any duck hunter knows, you would never take a six-shooter into a duck blind. The NRA will have a field day with this one!

Apparently he also is unaware that Annie Oakley is true hero to women all over small town America. This is from PBS.org, the American Experience:

Annie Oakley may not have considered herself a feminist, but she showed the world what a strong woman could accomplish in an era when women were struggling to gain greater equality, including the right to vote.

Again, we see that Barack Obama doesn't know us. He wants to preside over this great country? He doesn't realize that some of us see Hillary Clinton as cut from the same cloth as "Little Sure Shot", Annie Oakley.

Hillary Clinton welcomes the comparison...in fact, she will probably send him a personal thank you note.

"In her life, Annie overcame poverty, mistreatment and physical injury with her determination and strength of character. She played a role in breaking barriers for women with her talent and accomplishments in her sport. She showed great compassion and generosity to orphans, widows and other young women."

It is also ironic that Oakley lived out several years of her life fighting a libel suit against 55 newspapers that printed a scandalous false story originated by the original "Big Media" guy, William Randolph Hearst in of all places, Chicago.

By all accounts Oakley was persuasive in the courtroom; she dressed conservatively, spoke courteously, and exuded respectability. Hearst tried to undermine her by having a detective go back to Darke County, Ohio, and try to dig up dirt, but he came up empty and was prevented by locals from staying overnight.  

She eventually won her battles, and the newspapers were required to file apologies and pay monetary damages.

Sorry Barack, you got your folk heroes mixed up. But you almost hit your mark.

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Hillary Clinton, gun control flip flopper

"I was taken aback by the demeaning remarks Senator Obama made about people in small town America.  Senator Obama's remarks are elitist and they are out of touch," Clinton told the factory workers. "They are not reflective of the values and beliefs of Americans. Certainly not the Americans that I know -- not the Americans I grew up with, not the Americans I lived with in Arkansas or represent in New York. You know, Americans who believe in the 2nd Amendment believe it's a matter of Constitutional rights."

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2 008/04/12/882042.aspx

I knew that she would say anything to get elected but when the hell did she join the NRA?

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Barack and Jamiel

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Somebody killed Jamiel Shaw Jr. with a handgun on March 2, 2008, just like the 4000 other black teenagers killed with handguns every year in the United States.

Barack Obama's support for overturning Washington's ban on handguns in Heller v. District of Columbia is one of the most important reasons why I oppose his candidacy for President.

I cannot understand how a black man could possibly support a Bill-of-Rights recognition of the individual right to bear arms, which would undermine every gun control law ever written.

4,000 black teenagers pay with their lives every year for the power of the NRA, and when Obama comes down on the side of handguns, it seems to me that he is betraying the same people he pretended to explain to the rest of us in his miserable speech in Philadelphia.

Giuliani stages phone call from his wife during his NRA speech! - make sure this story is

The Republican candidates (and Bill Richardson!) were lined up to speak in front of the NRA, and this afternoon was the much anticipated speech by Giuliani, who had once called the NRA a group of extremists and was a major advocate for curbing gun-rights as the Mayor of NYC. Would Giuliani make a convincing case that he had a change of heart?

But the main news out of the speech was not what Giuliani said, but rather the fact that he received and answered a call from his wife in the middle of speaking!! The NYT article's accompanying picture is actually one with Giuliani talking on the phone.

Full post here.

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Stark Juxtapositions

I saw this and felt compelled to share it, from ABC News' Politics page:

Giuliani Guns

In case you can't read the circled text, the breaking news says "Delaware State University Shut Down After Two Students Were Shot..." and the top story says "Rudy Guns for NRA Backing."

Of course, we remember that after the Virginia Tech massacre, the NRA promoted a Fox News poll arguing against tougher gun laws.

We also remember that, during George W. Bush's 2000 Presidential run, the NRA bragged that, if Bush won, the NRA would have a President "where we work out of their office."

And this is the endorsement that Rudy Giuliani is "gunning" for.

A stark, striking juxtaposition that gave me pause.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Delaware State University community.

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