Obama’s Unbridled Hubris: “I Go Shooting All the Time,” “Football is Too Violent,” “Gays in Military Caused No Controversy”

In an extraordinary interview just published yesterday in the New Republic, Obama makes a number of outlandish statements.

On the gun control issue, Obama apparently tries to establish some relevant personal experience, bragging that he goes “shooting all the time.”

To most, the idea of Obama with a gun is laughable. And a quick search of Google images unsurprisingly fails to produce a single picture of the President with a gun.


One would think that any activity that Obama engages in “all the time” – like golf – would result in at least one picture circulating through the public domain. And maybe, by the time you read this, one will appear. But compared to the thousands of pictures of his other “all the time” pastime of golf (or romancing his teleprompter), there’s no comparison.

But that’s not the only ridiculous statement from Obama on guns. This supposed constitutional scholar takes a page from the Slick Willie playbook that suggested Americans should only be able to own guns needed for duck hunting. Like most liberals, Obama intentionally ignores that troublesome Second Amendment, suggesting the real reason Americans are reacting angrily to his moves against gun ownership is because of their love of hunting:

…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.

Part of being able to move [gun control] forward is understanding the reality of guns in urban areas are very different from the realities of guns in rural areas. And if you grew up and your dad gave you a hunting rifle when you were ten, and you went out and spent the day with him and your uncles, and that became part of your family’s traditions, you can see why you’d be pretty protective of that.

For gun control advocates to move their agenda forward, Obama claims that they’ll “have to do a little more listening than they do sometimes.”

From there the interviewer takes the President to the US “culture of violence” and how it’s encouraged by football. Obama, not skipping a beat, takes the bait, suggesting that we must change football to make it less violent:

I’m a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football. And I think that those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will probably change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence. In some cases, that may make it a little bit less exciting, but it will be a whole lot better for the players, and those of us who are fans maybe won’t have to examine our consciences quite as much.

The President continues to show his disconnect from Americans – particularly within the US Military – by stating that having practicing homosexuals in the armed forces has “caused almost no controversy. It’s been almost thoroughly embraced …”

Perhaps John Edwards was right, there really are two Americas; the corner of DC that Barack Hussein Obama occupies, and the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave where people actually have a nodding acquaintance with reality.

  • If Obama shoots any thing, it’s something coming out of his mouth that should be coming out of the other end.

  • sreynolds

    If he shoots like he throws a baseball, i wouldn;t go with him, Maybe he and Cheney should go shooting. LOL

  • cherokee_warrior

    ‘bama on football. I remember from my high school days, although we did not have a regular football team, in gym class we did play football, but it was touch or flag, instead of tackle, and on fouth down, it was pass instead of punt. Real exciting, wouldn’t you say?
    ‘bama on shooting. I think that the other blogger hit it right, he is ‘good?’ at shooting off his mouth.

  • Silly_Dog

    Just when I think I’ve heard it all……obozo opens his mouth and spews more bull. Does he actually believe we fall for this crap…??????

    • David in MA

      Yes he does, along with mental illness, his 47% base keeps re-enforcing it in him.

  • Barry_Suxx

    barry,,,, you Filthy, Sack O’$&%#, if there’s ANYthing you ‘shoot-off’, it’s your Lying, Blathering Sewer-Hole that most people call a ‘LOUD Mouth’. Personally I call your ‘Golden-Tongue Of Lies, and your abilities to mislead the masses ‘The Mark’ of the devil. Lie all you wish demon, we know ‘what’ you are!

  • David in MA

    The son-of-a-witch is severly mentally ill, more than a normal liberal, or should I say a normal islamic marxist/communist. Congress, even the RINO’S have to realize this and for their own survival impeach and arrest this unconstitutional undocumented faux president for reason and high crimes and misdeomeanors, as must his supporters…..America needs Congress to form another Un-American (Joe McCarthy style) Committee and investigate the islamic marxist/communist activities in America and those who defy the U.S. Constitution.

  • Jim

    If he shoots a gun like he throws a baseball wearing his “Mom” jeans, he probably holds his pinkies out like drinking a cup of tea.

  • littlepat

    If he thinks he’s fooling anyone, he’s fooling himself. I doubt he knows anything about shooting, and I very much doubt that he’s be able to father a son. I also doubt he fathered those 2 girls, at least in the normal way. Maybe it was done with a turkey baster. What a lying POS he is!

    • azcherokee52

      Littlepat;,,, He probably did father them ,,(through invetro fertilization),,,one of those people at Jerimiah Wright`s (Church???),,Members of the down under club,,,(that ALL ,,ended up dead just before Oslimebag gets told he`ll be the next RESIDENT in the NOW (WhoreHouse),,,of,,,,,”AMERICA”,,,We no longer have a “WHITEHOUSE”,,,, ANYWAY,,,1 of them probably saved it & spit it into a test tube to save it !!! Have you found out??? Jesse Jackson & Jeremiah Wright told Oslimebag,,,if he`s going to be the “RESIDENT” He`ll have to try & prove to “AMERICA”,,, That he`s not a FAGGOT,,,,,& has been most of his life….

  • azcherokee52

    Shoots all the time???? What?? Hoops??

    • Harold

      And he has the news media as his propaganda team just Joseph Goebbels did. Goebbels was evil just like Obabler is!

  • Obama is a true adherent to the words of that other well-known socialist, Josef Goebbels.

    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep
    repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be
    maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from
    the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus
    becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to
    repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus
    by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

    • Harold

      If it wasn’t the differnce in race, I think Obabler and Joseph Goebbels would be blood brothers.

    • azcherokee52

      BOB;,,, How “TOTALLY AWESOME”.,,,,I believe ,,,,NOONE ELSE could have said it better,more truthfully, more simply or straight up where anyone with the slightest bit of intelligence would understand exactly what was said…(maybe,,, Reagan???)

  • this comment on football is outrageous. of course, just about everything he says is a lie or stupid. we are charger fans and were very sad about junior seau. however, if every time someone is injured or commits suicide are we to discontinue any activity or sport in which they participated. what we do for entertainmen?. furthermore, who can believe what the medical profession said what caused junior’s suicide. they may be right or furthermore they may be obama supporters. each one of us know the dangers of anything in which we participate and therefore with acceptance, we must pay the consequences.

    • Harold

      Obabler is not stupid ,He is evil!

  • Gizmo

    If ther WAS a photo, it probably is either photo-shopped, a paint-ball gun or he’s holding it backwards, not knowing even how to hold it!

  • whisperatnight

    He “goes shooting all the time.” means, he orders someone to be shot at his whim. The photo of him laughing with in HIS group reminds me of a room full of mafia laughing and joking about their crimes that they commit.

  • NikVa

    Where’s Cheney when you need him??

  • Capt.America

    The only thing this destroyer ever shot was the s..t

  • Capt.America

    Hey Barry Suxx Right on!

  • exile

    maybe proxy shooting, shotguns are not a marxist-jihadi tradition….