Monday, September 15, 2008

b-HO's New HO's!

Lay down with pigs, the saying goes, and you're likely to wake up dirty. So why are we not surprised that the American Hunters and Shooters Association, best known for being much beloved of Sarah Brady, is endorsing b-HO in the hopes that the gun culture is as stupid as Barack Obama thinks we are. This from New Hampshire today:
Barack Obama's campaign is airing a new radio ad in New Hampshire that focuses on Obama's stance on the Second Amendment and the economy.

The ad features Ray Schoenke, a former Washington Redskins player and current president of the American Hunters and Shooters Association.

"It's important to me that our next president protects our Second Amendment rights to own guns and defend ourselves," Schoenke says in the ad. "Barack Obama and John McCain will both make sure we can keep our guns. But what about keeping our jobs? Barack's got a real plan that invests in creating jobs here at home and cuts taxes a thousand bucks for working families."

Schoenke then criticized McCain's economic policies.

"It's the same old Bush playbook," he says. "When the coach loses eight years in a row, you don't bring him back for a ninth season! We just can't afford more of the same."
AHSA is, of course, a thinly veiled antigun organization that has endorsed Obama already...look it up; their antigunj credentials are all over the Internet...Schoenke himself is, of course, simply pathetic.


Anonymous said...

This group is not only pathetic, but moronic. This is on their own site:

The NRA also asserts that Schoenke's association is a thinly veiled front for gun-control advocates, and offers as proof Schoenke's $5,000 donation to Handgun Control Inc., predecessor to the main anti-gun lobby, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Schoenke rejects the assertion; he says he was only trying to help a cause important to his wife.

Unfortunately for Schoenke, the Brady Campaign basically agrees with the NRA. "I see our issues as complementary to theirs," Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Campaign, says about Schoenke's association. "They're a positive group."

Thirdpower said...

The whole "wife" thing is his current attempt at distraction. He tried the same thing on his HuffPo blog.