Clinton Portrays Herself as a Pro-Gun ChurchgoerGood Lord — Who is probably increasingly fed up with this crap...I wouldn't rule out lightning bolts — have these two swine no shame at all? Was Hillary packing when the Serbs...or was it the Croats...or maybe the Klan...tried to light her up on her peace mission? Or did she start carrying heat for fear of Another Intern Blow-Out (OUCH! Did I say that outloud?)?
I disagree with Senator Obama’s assertion that people in our country cling to guns and have certain attitudes about immigration or trade simply out of frustration,” she said.
She described herself as a pro-gun churchgoer, recalling that her father taught her how to shoot a gun when she was a young girl and said that her faith “is the faith of my parents and my grandparents.”
In case you've been sleeping in a Pakistani cave with Osama, not to be confused with Obama, here's what Lady MacBeth thought about us sad-ass, bitter, gun-tottin' peckerwoods in 1999, courtesy of the New York Red Star...er, Times...wonder if she was packing heat when she wept, wept, for more gun control?
Hillary Clinton Appeals For Gun Control LobbyingMeanwhile, b-HO Himself is still reeling from inadvertantly speaking his true feelings while sucking up to rich white liberals in San Francisco. — e.g., that he holds us pathetic, gun-crazy, embittered, overly religious proles in Flyover Country in the utmost comtempt.
Stepping up the Clinton Administration's campaign against gun violence, Hillary Rodham Clinton used an emotional White House ceremony today to call on Americans to press Congress to ''buck the gun lobby'' and pass several gun control measures.
Mrs. Clinton was as careful as her husband has been to say that there are many causes of violence and that parents need to take responsibility for their children's behavior. But Mrs. Clinton, who is considering running for the Senate from New York, where gun control is popular, has also been more forceful than the President in directly taking on the powerful gun lobby in the aftermath of the Littleton killings.
He's spinning like that Class 5 storm in Twister, and he just keeps digging his grave deeper and deeper. The problem is, he does actually hate us. This from Michael Young at Reason Online:
While Obama is indeed engaging in spin, there is a far more disturbing aspect to his interpretation. He misses the essential nature of modern culture. People don't end up focusing on issues like the right to bear arms, gay marriage, faith-based and family-based issues, and the like, because of bitterness against Washington or a sense that they can't effect change there. People focus on these issues because modern American political culture is, effectively, about subcultures, variety, pursuing parochial aims, and shaping one's identity and personal agendas independently of the state.That's right...apparently Mister Obama is puzzled by anyone who doesn't drink the G's Kool-Aide. Even the mainstream commentary is starting to notice that we in the gun culture, disgusted by how stupid the Democrats apparently think we are, are rising up. This from Politico:
What Obama implicitly regards (in both his statements) as signs of disintegration, as reflections of popular frustration, are in fact examples of a thriving culture...Yet Obama's approach betrays a very suffocating vision of the state as the be-all and end-all of political-cultural behavior. Outside the confines of the state there is no salvation, only resentment. This is nonsense, but it also partly explains why Obama is so admired among educated liberals, who still view the state as the main medium of American providence.
For purposes of firing up a specific constituency, Obama's "bitter" comments may ultimately be most damaging for the general in terms of what they do for gun owners and sportsmen.Obviously, the Democratic race is going to be decided by who has the longer nose, but let's make no mistake about one thing: Both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama want with every core of their beings to take our guns, and if either is elected, they will stop at nothing to strip us of our Second Amendment rights. Believe it!
Beyond his "cling to" assessment, there is also a campaign questionnaire from a '96 state Senate race where Obama indicated support for outlawing all handguns (he denies holding having held this view and his campaign says that the document was filled out by a staffer who mischaracterized the candidate's views)
And, unlike Bill Clinton, Al Gore and John Kerry, he's not a hunter and has he ever been one. It might have seem contrived, but every recent Democratic presidential nominee could talk of handling a gun and tell tales of shooting birds.
McCain hasn't always been an NRA favorite (see reform, campaign finance) but the gun rights group could have an opponent in this race who, for energizing their members, more than makes up for their preferred candidate's shortcomings.