It was a picture dredged up to prove the assertion the President had made in January to the breezy effect that the President is indeed acquainted with firearms, since, as he stated (roughly paraphrased), We´ve often shot skeet when we´re at Camp David. It took a few days, where conservative media baited the press secretary Jay Carney, for proof, any proof, and where the Democrats either pooh-poohed the need for proof, since the President rarely turns out to have accuracy as his first arrow out of the quiver
Item #9 suggests that it might not even be obama in the pic, instead it´s possibly a body-double. Really? You mean there could be someone out there who would KNOWINGLY wear momjeans to lay his life on the line for the One?
I don´t know. The picture is probably real. He is probably not shooting skeet but rather shooting clay pigeons from a portable trap. At least he shot the gun at least one time. Obviously he has no skill at shooting a shotgun. He is holding it like he never had one before.
Many of the many comments made about it just don´t hold water. And yes, I have shot both skeet and trap many times.
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The Architect, 2/6/2013 8:01:16 AM (No. 9161182)
The shotgun in the picture is a Browning Citori, over and under twelve guage. I know because it is the same gun I use at the range for skeet and also in the field for bird hunting. I can tell you that the way he has shouldered the gun in the picture, if he fired it any more than about twenty times with it mounted that way, he would have a sore bruised shoulder, especially since he is not wearing a padded shooting vest and the stock has not been customized to fit him.
Agree with #7. Photog snapped that picture at the millisecond when the smoke appeared as the rifle was fired. Amazing timing or there are many more pictures that were not released because they included Obama being helped off the skeet range holding a painfully bruised shoulder and cheek. And Obama´s agonizing second act only has 47 more months to go. (groan)
One explanation for the delay between event and picture posting might be revealed in the poor quality audio from the wireless bug in the Valkyrie´s office.
It seems to indicate that they were waiting for a reply, which never came BTW, from Martha Stewart asking for her best recipe on the preparation of skeet. (JIC he actually got lucky and bagged one rather then having to purchase from the exotic game market) /ticsarc
If the picture was snapped at the moment of smoke ejecting from the barrel, his shoulder would already be in recoil from the blast. He is either the strongest man who ever lived, is capable of defying the laws of Physics, or the smoke was Photoshopped in after he was snapped merely holding the shotgun up against his cheek.
When is bamboozler going to take up Marsha Blackburn on her shootin´ challenge? Will he too fall, hit his head and be out of action for a few months before he magically reappears, rip roarin´ ready to go shootin´? Don´t be surprised. ha ha ha ha.
We are preaching to the choir, here. Those who adore and vote for the fraud do not care if he lies. They do, too. They want their Obama phones, EBTs or adoring press want their moment of fame. Then when Tyranicalsaurus Rex and his Evil Maniacal spouse are done with the useful idiots they will be cast aside. Who will help? No one will have a weapon at all but, as the Homeland Security suggests, we have scissors and a desk under which to hide.
The country is going to hell in a hand basket and we´re surmising that the Pretender might have staged this stupid picture.
This, my friends, is another smokescreen for the "low information" people of the correct viewpoint to stagger upon.
Our country is about to become czarist Russia, people! Obamacare is the law of the land! That´s more important than whether this photo was shopped for.
Let´s be more interested in Bengahzi, which is about to be swept; the administration coming after our 401ks; and/or an administration that bypasses congress by executive order and a congress who says, "ok" by way of passivity. Our taxes are about to skyrocket, the military is about to be axed, and the people being appointed to positions of power are anti-american.
To start with I´m not a skeet or trap shooter although I have shot skeet. Why the muzzle brake on only the upper barrel of the shotgun? Does seem like a bit much smoke. As for shooting level, that would indicate, to me, that he was following the bird down to the ground and did not shoot it when most others would already have fired. I don´t know how much recoil would show if he were firing a light target load, even from a 12 ga. Overall, especially knowing the subject, I´d vote for fake. I´d also like to know his score if he ever did shoot skeet - 0 just like his name? Maybe he thinks it´s golf and low score is good.
As to the phony photo of our raging leader, why are there absolutely no photos allowed of this magnificent liar, playing golf ? Talk about a censoring, unquestioning old media. At least a few newsbreaks how he cheats at golf just like Slick Willie does. Where´s Breitbartian New Media ? with cameras virtually everywhere? Why aren´t there photos of the tax raping family on all their tax rip off vacations? What´s happening? Is New Media asleep, too?
The President is clearly an experienced marksman. I was a committed Conservative sportsman all my life, but now I see the error of my ways and fully support the Presidents plan to confiscate my weapons. Yup. This one picture changed my mind. s/
More info about this photo: If you view the original on your computer, where it can be enlarged to full size, you will see that the picture was snapped just at the moment of discharge, and the shotgun is blurred, meaning it is recoiling, but the recoil has not yet been transmitted to 0´s body (except for the right forearm). I am suspicious of that smoke, though.
Contrary to what some posters are whining about, that its time to "let it go"...I will never cease to be amazed at all the LIES coming from Barry and Jay and the rest of the circus clowns known as the Democrat Party? Enough? No! Keep exposing their obvious LIES until all the low-info idiots begin to see that they have been hoodwinked by Biden, Clinton, Axelrod, Soetoro, Carney, Rice, Holder, Geithner, and all the other liars and phonies who get propped up and supported by the ass-press media water carrying lap dog rump swabs! Get it? GOOD!
I don´t care if it is real or fake, but take a look at that shotgun...is the government providing these for the play time shooting? If so, I would guess this to be about a $4-5000.00 piece of hardware. Looks like the real spendy stuff the real rich guys I see at the range using. Who says we don´t have any money. Ha.
Why the two trails of smoke going in different directions starting from different points? I´m a but new to the shooting sports only about 48 years. In the spirit of full disclosure darned little of my experience has been shotgun shooting, mostly rifle and pistol. I´d have that barrel checked for a leak about 4in shy of the business end. He posed with a shotgun, may have shot it, may have shot it well, but this wasn´t a photo of that happening.
The photographer and all present were in clear and resident mortal (or is it morbid) danger. If you think ole Dick Chaney was dangerous this girlie is not only dangerous but probably infectious. Check with roiters news for it´s shot STD records.
That certainly sounds like ´´our´´ Standing Wolf. This posting is worth it for SW´s excellent comment and the comments following it. The only unfortunate part is that those commentators could get audited. (And probably lots of people on this site).
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