GOP Congresswoman on Obama: ‘If he is a skeet shooter, why have we not heard of this?’

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 at 8:03 am

It’s quite obvious Obama is living in Fantasyland and of the belief he can say and do anything and the media will give him a free pass. To a great extent he’s right–nobody in the slavish state-run media will ever dare ask him a tough question.

Heck, all you needed to reaffirm that was to witness the embarrassing slobberfest conducted by Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes the other night to realize we no longer have anything resembling an impartial media.

Well, at least some people aren’t afraid to display their skepticism at the obvious lie that Obama says he goes skeet-shooting all the time.

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.”

And we long ago would have seen photos, even if only he was posing, which he’s very good at. But let’s face it, this story will die quickly. Obama’s media will be sure to bury is as fast as possible and heap scorn on those who dare question the veracity of the very tall tale.

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