Latest Obama Conspiracy Theory: He Doesn’t Really Shoot Skeet

Of all the stuff to come out of President Obama’s weekend interview with The NEW New Republic, you knew that this was going to be the part that drove conservatives crazy:

FF: Have you ever fired a gun?

Yes, in fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time.

FF: The whole family?

Not the girls, but oftentimes guests of mine go up there. And I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations. And I think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake.

Oh dear. “We do skeet shooting all the time.” For a president whose previous best-known statement about guns involved poor people “clinging” to them, this was a statement that begged a challenge from Real American congressmen who are certain this pointy-headed president could never do something quite so manly. If you’re a Democrat, your hope this week is this: That the president really does like to spend his weekends shooting at flying clay targets.

Sure enough:

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) challenged President Barack Obama to a skeet shooting contest and questioned whether Obama really enjoys the hobby as he said in a recent interview.

“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 on CNN on Monday night.

She added: “I tell you what I do think — I think he should invite me to Camp David, and I’ll go skeet shooting with him and I bet I’ll beat him.”

Skepticism was also expressed in other quarters:

Which leaves the question: Will the president prove his manly shooting bona fides to the public and prove, once and for all, that he is a Real American? Or can he just get away with it by privately shooting a friend in the face?

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  • Sam

    Don’t you have anything else to talk about? Good grief!

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    Sam, please go shoot yourself….

  • http://www.corporateshootingstars.com.au/ gleedaniel

    LOL..I think Sam is bored with this topic about Obama’s shooting skeet. Anyway, Obama still has the freedom to do any sports or game he wants.