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“He stayed for about five minutes, and couldn’t leave fast enough”

posted at 5:56 pm on January 30, 2013 by

Oh, the self-defeating awkwardness of relentless panders that go awry:

News of President Obama’s apparently long-secret fondness for skeet shooting came as a surprise to those who say they have witnessed the president’s “awkward” attempts at pinging the (clay) pigeons.

This has only happened with the president at Camp David, at most, a couple of times, according to a source who says he has been to the retreat on a half-dozen visits with Obama.

“The only time he shot skeet was for President’s Cup,” said the source, referring to a shooting competition tradition involving the presidential Marine guards. “I was there. He stayed for about five minutes, and couldn’t leave fast enough.” …

The source said a friend of his recalled Obama skeet shooting one other time at Camp David — very early on in his first term.

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Someone gave Dear Liar a loaded gun? What the bleep were they thinking?

rbj on January 30, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Maybe he was hungry and thought skeets were a breed of dog…?

CitizenEgg on January 30, 2013 at 6:05 PM

I knew it – and I still want video!

2nd Ammendment Mother on January 30, 2013 at 6:07 PM

rbj on January 30, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Self inflicted gun shoot wounds would be my guess.

Flange on January 30, 2013 at 6:09 PM

They probably had to put “Fox News” logo on it to get him to shoot at it.

gsherin on January 30, 2013 at 6:13 PM

Obama’s “I go skeet shooting all the time” means he went twice, barely.
Typical.

LASue on January 30, 2013 at 6:14 PM

Self inflicted gun shoot wounds would be my guess.

Flange on January 30, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Heh. Teach him to look down the barrel.

rbj on January 30, 2013 at 6:19 PM

It’s shocking that Obama’s toothpick arms could actually lift a rifle. Let’s compare his shooting style to Sarah Palin’s.

bailey24 on January 30, 2013 at 6:21 PM

One recoil and he probably whined “oooowchy!”

John the Libertarian on January 30, 2013 at 6:25 PM

“Meow. Meow.”

onomo on January 30, 2013 at 6:32 PM

You just know he was that idiot after the first shot that turns, loaded gun now pointing at bystanders and says “How was that? Good?” as everyone ducks and yells at him to point towards the field…

nextgen_repub on January 30, 2013 at 6:34 PM

He went skeet shooting, but he hired a czar to handle the actual use of the gun.

Shump on January 30, 2013 at 6:41 PM

It was firing blanks, the Predator took out the clay pigeon.

Snowblind on January 30, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Heh. Teach him to look down the barrel.

rbj on January 30, 2013 at 6:19 PM

They probably told him he needed to clean it first and sent him to find a bucket of steam. And after he asked around for the bucket of steam, everyone started laughing at him so he picked up the hem on his mom jeans and stormed off.

Flange on January 30, 2013 at 6:59 PM

You just know he was that idiot after the first shot that turns, loaded gun now pointing at bystanders and says “How was that? Good?” as everyone ducks and yells at him to point towards the field…

nextgen_repub on January 30, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Thanks for the belly laugh!

Yeah, I don’t think even O’s staunchest supporters believed his Skeeter Story.

4Grace on January 30, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Skeet = Golf in Obamaspeak. So he isn’t actually lying when he says he “shoots skeet all the time”. ;)

TKindred on January 30, 2013 at 7:12 PM

I bet he said to himself, “why would I play a white man’s sport.”

IR-MN on January 30, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Someone really ought to suggest to the Marine detachment there that they take him out on a snipe hunt.

TKindred on January 30, 2013 at 7:13 PM

So the photo was fake but accurate.

RickB on January 30, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Yeah, I don’t think even O’s staunchest supporters believed his Skeeter Story.

4Grace on January 30, 2013 at 7:07 PM

There are a few that do, but even they think he sucks at it.

Me to verbaluce: “Verb, I’m calling ‘MomJeans on Fire!’ on this until I see photos.”

verb to me: “There probably aren’t any pictures because he probably isn’t that good at it.”

Me to verb: “So? We have seen pics of Urkel throwing a baseball, riding his girl’s bike, and bowling.”

Resist We Much on January 30, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Give this shiitehead a loaded shotgun and he’d do a helluva lot more damage than Dick Cheney ever could.

RoyalFlush on January 30, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Wait there’s a video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk47saogI8o

sandbagger on January 30, 2013 at 7:48 PM

Resist We Much on January 30, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Even verbaluce, huh? That is funny.

4Grace on January 30, 2013 at 7:48 PM

what difference does it make?

HiJack on January 30, 2013 at 7:50 PM

If he did go, they wouldn’t let him hold a weapon. They’d be afraid he’d use the wrong end and Biden would be President. Not even his closest circle can stand that thought.

Greenshield on January 30, 2013 at 7:56 PM

It’s shocking that Obama’s toothpick arms could actually lift a rifle.

Um, skeet is a shotgun game.

The New Republic Pushes Fake Picture of Obama Skeet Shooting…Then Blames Twitter. (UPDATED: Original Golf Photo Included)

You would think that with the resources of the state media they could find better photoshoppers. It’s obvious that he isn’t holding the forend of the shotgun.

single stack on January 30, 2013 at 8:07 PM

You would think that with the resources of the state media they could find better photoshoppers. It’s obvious that he isn’t holding the forend of the shotgun.

single stack on January 30, 2013 at 8:07 PM

It’s also obvious that someone took the golf photo, removed the club, changed the background and placed a gun in his hands.

Same posture.
Same facial expression.
Same golf shorts (with same creases).
Same golf shirt (with same shadows).
Hat.

No protective eyewear.
No protective earplugs.

Resist We Much on January 30, 2013 at 8:13 PM

Kim Jong Il scored a hole-in-one every time he swung a golf club, so why can’t Our Emperor shatter the pigeon will every pull of the trigger?

Gator Country on January 30, 2013 at 8:47 PM

When I first heard it, my mind went back to how his love of bowling was manifest.

AH_C on January 30, 2013 at 8:53 PM

The Urban Dictionary has a definition of “shooting skeet” of which many of the good, clean-minded people here may not be aware.

29Victor on January 30, 2013 at 9:50 PM

“When I said pull, I meant pull my finger.”

-ShorterObama

Steve Eggleston on January 30, 2013 at 10:36 PM

The Urban Dictionary has a definition of “shooting skeet” of which many of the good, clean-minded people here may not be aware.

29Victor on January 30, 2013 at 9:50 PM

It is officially after dark, so the good, clean-minded people are sleeeeeeezzzzzzzzzz.

Steve Eggleston on January 30, 2013 at 10:39 PM

He is a bonifide commie f*****, what do you expect?

tom daschle concerned on January 30, 2013 at 10:50 PM

And everyone has a golf glove in his pocket for skeet shooting, right?

francesca on January 30, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Maybe he was hungry and thought skeets were a breed of dog…?

CitizenEgg on January 30, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Dangit! Do you know how hard it is to clean Dr Pepper off of a laptop monitor and keyboard?

Random Numbers (Brian Epps) on January 30, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Someone really ought to suggest to the Marine detachment there that they take him out on a snipe hunt.

TKindred on January 30, 2013 at 7:13 PM

He would probably object to killing one of those poor, little snipes.

However, he could be instructed in the proper technique of how to take them live (the same technique that we used to teach in my old Boy Scout troop). First, put a bag over your head (to prevent the snipe from seeing you). Then bang a stick on the ground, to frighten the snipe out of his snipe-hole. When the snipe runs out, snatch him up in the bag.

I caught a bunch of them this way :D

SubmarineDoc on January 30, 2013 at 11:45 PM

When I first heard it, my mind went back to how his love of bowling was manifest.

AH_C on January 30, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Haha! That’s what I thought as well. Basketball is all he’s got. LOL.

Sir Loin on January 31, 2013 at 1:25 AM

sad

cmsinaz on January 31, 2013 at 6:08 AM

As far as I’m concerned, this guy can’t leave office fast enough. 1,451 days.

WordsMatter on January 31, 2013 at 7:13 AM

The minions will defend him to the bitter end.
Sometimes their defenses are very subtle, sometimes outright in your face.
But it’s all the same.
In their eyes, he can do no wrong, even if they admit he is a blatant liar.
It is bcs they are vacuous vapid immoral creatures who will do anything it takes to advance their progressive unConstitutional agenda.

Badger40 on January 31, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Wait, I thought the headline was a quote from Moochelle?

smfic on January 31, 2013 at 8:24 AM

Wait, I thought the headline was a quote from Moochelle?

smfic on January 31, 2013 at 8:24 AM

.
(rim-shot) … Good night everybody!

: )

listens2glenn on January 31, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Finally – here are the actual photos of obama skeet shooting …

http://iowntheworld.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/obamaskeet.jpg

http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=168880

Pork-Chop on January 31, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Maybe skeet shooting would be more tolerable for him, if he took Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn up on her offer.

listens2glenn on January 31, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Skeet shooting involves a fair amount of being able to lead, and that alone disproves the story.

BobMbx on January 31, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Did someone say King Joffery from Game of Thrones. Pretending like he would know how to act in battle an handle a weapon when in reality he would turn tail and run.

Brass Knuckles on January 31, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Perhaps he meant the “other” version of skeet shooting…

Here’s a clue. There is a reason “skeet” is used in a lot of rap songs.

DethMetalCookieMonst on January 31, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Did he scream like a sissy and drop it?

ExpressoBold on January 31, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Obama thought they said LOOTING and he said “He’s into it”

rik on January 31, 2013 at 11:16 AM

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