Thursday, April 18, 2013

President Oboohoo

One may think my opinion of President Obama is too low, and it is rather subterranean, yes.  Yet he continues to shock me with his conduct. So I guess my opinion has not been low enough.

Yesterday, after his efforts to increase gun control went down in flames in the Senate, he let loose with a televised temper tantrum I cannot recall seeing from any president.  It has to be seen to be appreciated, if that is the correct word. . . .

But two lowlights stand out to me.  First, his press conference (if it can be called that.  The press wasn’t allowed to spoil the glory of his tantrum with irreverent questions.) began with blatant emotional blackmail.  Look, I have a lot of sympathy for a father who lost his child.  But for Obama brazenly to use that to push a gun control agenda that would in reality do nothing to protect such children is shameless.

Of course, later in his own statement, Obama ridiculed those who point out he is in fact engaging in emotional blackmail.

Second, he made this fatuous claim . . .

So while this compromise didn't contain everything I wanted or everything that these families wanted, it did represent progress. It represented moderation and common sense. That's why 90 percent of the American people supported it.

That’s just a flat out lie.  No gun control proposal in the Senate had 90% support, not even close.  Yet he repeated that 90% meme again and again in his statement. 

Then in the very next angry breath, Obama accuses:

But instead of supporting this compromise, the gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill.

Incredible.  Project much, Mr. President?

Something to watch out for – Obama pledged to keep pushing for more gun control.  That might be mainly rhetoric.  But it might also be a tip off that he intends to play the dictator on this issue.  We’ll see.

I could say more, but I think some takes from twitter are to the point . . . and more fun.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is not a win for the gun nuts; it is a win for the United States of America's constitution for which we depend on for more than just the civil liberties or rights. Power to political liberty and down with political tyranny.