No one ever lost his honor, except he who had it not.
- Publilius Syrus, Syrian-Born Roman Writer of Aphorisms (fl. B.C. 42)
As if his frequent visits to The View hadn’t already treated us to enough of it, in the most recent propaganda piece, err – I mean, news interview aired on our beloved Obama State Media, Barbara Walters served up a particularly warm and gooey dish of Thanksgiving chat with the Obamas.
Buried inbetween all the regular questions about how worderful it must feel to be such a super awesome president however, there was one little bit of insight to be found when Obama attempted to connect with the dads at home:
President Barack Obama revealed the ‘real reason’ he wanted a second term as president is because his daughter Malia, age 14, is about to start dating boys. ‘One of the main incentives of running was continued Secret Service protection so we can have men with guns around at all times,’ the father of two joked.
Source: The Daily Mail.
Like a joke about a shotgun wedding, Obama’s line is supposed to connect in a folksy way with all the protective fathers out there but of course, the joke falls flat when you consider that ex-presidents receive that Secret Service protection for life and it also fails to connect when you consider all the dads watching at home are the ones footing the bill and will never be privileged to actually receive that kind of Secret Service protection.
Hey though, guns are cool, right? As long as they’re in the hands of a federally licensed agent, right?
Maybe most importantly, we must consider how Obama’s little bit of homespun humor comes from the lips of a man who once mocked suburban Democrats voting against him as a bunch of dimwits who “cling to their guns” and religion.In trying to exploit the tragedy of Sandy Hook, liberal politicians and their propagandist co-workers in the media have been eager to mock the idea of armed guards at schools, so it’s interesting to consider the fact that the same school both the Obama daughters and the children of NBC gun-control advocate David Gregory attend has eleven armed guards(not including the secret service detail).
Barack Obama may have never owned a gun personally, but as a priviledged member of the ruling class, he can rest assured that federal restrictions on gun rights for the average American will never affect the safety of him and his children, but what’s even more interesting is noting the fact that two of the most vocal Democrat proponents of new gun control laws had spoken previously of their own respect for the right to bear arms.
Senator Dianne Feinstein in a 1995 Senate hearing:
I know the sense of helplessness that people feel. I know the urge to arm yourself because that’s what I did. I was trained in firearms. I walked to the hospital when my husband was sick. I carried a concealed weapon and I made the determination if somebody was going to try and take me out, I was going to take them with me.
Standing alongside NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre at the opening of a Nevada shooting range, Harry Reid waxed nostalgic in recounting this:
We hear a lot about guns and self-defense, and that’s good, I understand that. I was a police officer where I carried a gun and as some of you know during my time being chairman of the Nevada gaming commission, I had a lot of bad people after me and I carried a gun every place I went. So I know what gun self-defense is, but for me, guns are more than that. In fact, the most important part of guns, as far as I’m concerned, in my personal life, is the recreational aspects of guns.
Growing up as I did out there in Searchlight, we didn’t go on vacations, we didn’t do things I guess a lot of other people around the country did, but the one thing we did, is, we did every thing we could, four brothers, to stay together. I can remember all four Reid brothers, we took a ride out to Piout Springs and we shot dove and just because we killed those birds, we built a little fire there and we ate them. Now frankly they weren’t very good, but we had such a wonderful, wonderful time, we cooked them ourselves right there in that little outdoor fire, we ate ’em on sticks, that’s what this [the opening of the shooting range] is all about. People who criticize this probably would criticize baseball or football or soccer. These are programs to bring us together in different ways.”
Taking your kids to the shooting range, just as American as baseball and apple pie, right Harry? So how come you’re on board with gun control laws you opposed just two years ago, Harry?
That is the ruling elite, right there folks. They know they’ve got their paid bodyguards and Secret Service details to keep their asses safe, but if you’re one of the common folk (you know, those bitter clingers Obama referred to?) it’s just a couple more election cycles until they figure they’ll have the numbers to send the gun collection trucks to your front door.