I´m sure we´ve all seen by now the "photo op" of President Obama shooting skeet. If he´s shooting skeet then I´m Daffy Duck. Skeet [clay disks of bright colors] are thrown by a machine from two towers erected to the right and left of the shooter. (There are other set ups like ones used for "sporting clays" but that isn´t represented in the White House photo release.) Usually, the skeet is thrown about ten or more feet above the ground. The shooters are arranged in a semi-circle at various stations around the semi-circle. The "group" of shooters lines up
I never did trap shooting or skeet shooting, but immediately recognized the photo as questionable. He looks like he´s aiming at a target, with the gun level. And his stance says he has never shot a gun before. Every time I´ve seen pictures of someone using a shotgun, they are aiming the gun upward, not level.
After looking at this photo, I certainly give credence to the report that said that after just a very few minutes, he could not get out of there fast enough.
I believe it is an intentionally bad photoshop. Obama and his posse WANT people challenging the authenticity of this photo. Not only is it a distraction from Obama´s miserable performance and policies, bit it allows the Left to say "There they go again. Those crazy right wingers just won´t give Obama a break. They have to disagree with the President and challenge him on everything. They´re such racists."
No. Our tactical approach should be; -Concede the photo is legitimate (even though that is not likely); -Make fun of Obama´s obvious lack of shooting experience. Laugh at him, just like when he wore mom jeans to throw out a baseball like as girl at a game. -RIDICULE HIM (per the Saul Alinsky playbook). We know he cannot stand to be ridiculed or criticized.
Aren´t skeet thrown into the air to shoot? He is "shooting" like something is standing in front of him. Possibly moochelle or perhaps a picture of W. He´s a total fake so this story is so perfect for him.
Reason #8: the wadding is beginning to appear from the barrel yet there is no evidence of recoil in the idiot´s body or stance.
Reason #9: His fore hand is way far out on the barrel and will burn the snot out of his fingers after more than 1 shot. Its as if he posed with a longer object or a Marine guards rifle then they cropped in a shotgun.
The smoke you made reference to in the photo comes for gas ports drilled in the barrel on both sides to prevent muzzle jump upward to give a shooter a faster return sight picture for the second shot if needed. Your remarks tell me you haven´t shot very often of any clay bird sports. This is popular now for over 10 years. But, it´s a fake picture. The gas is only ported out one side, not both.
The angle of the barrel is meaningless. He could be shooting trap, which can come out low, or sporting clays, some of which are even rolling on the ground. Even skeet has low crossing birds. None of it matters.
You´d be better off spending your time organizing for an electable senate candidate in the state where you live. Trying to find one who doesn´t say dumb things about rape would be a nice start.
While a posed photo seems like a small matter, I´ve got a very liberal brother who is an avid hunter. If nothing else gets his attention to BO´s fakery, this might. I´ve heard my brother discuss hunting trips & how the other hunters performed. He takes it seriously enough that he won´t drink while hunting or hunt with others who do. He also won´t hunt with people he doesn´t know well or ANYone who has little experience with fire arms - he knows that is dangerous. I also hope that he´s heard about BO´s proposed gun bans - because my lib brother DOES feel strongly about the right to bear arms & I don´t think he would continue to believe in a president who wants to take away gun rights. This might change a few libs minds.
The gun was not fired. The smoke is obviously added in. They didn´t add it in for the left side ports as it would have clouded the picture. His hair color and the foliage suggest this was last year. What´s with the dark glasses? I figure it was just to look badass. I don´t have many guns for sport or recreation. Most of mine are for defense. Skeet and trap do sound fun. I might have to try it.
Let´s recap. On Aug. 4, obama played golf in afternoon and later he boarded Marine 1 for Camp David-----didn´t he take Reggie (baby) love with him that weekend? If so, it wasn´t skeet he was shooting/snorting or cavorting. The WH photoshopped says 10:19 PM recorded time. Oh well, guess he had huge stadium lights installed for this special occasion just as he had to purchase the two multi-million black buses for his speaking tour.
Now that this Photo Shop point has been made - quite effectively BTW - I hope that we can focus on other things.
Busting a photshopped picture released on behalf of "He Who Must Not Be Blamed" isn´t going to change hearts and minds. His legions of excuse makers want nothing more than to divert us from this man´s serious failures, like the nation debt, al-quaeda in Africa, hurricane Sandy victims (the list goes on.)
I will be turning off the Super Bowl during any memorial (pimping) for Newtown victims.
I am not concerned in the least about this "photo-shoot" of the pResident. Nothing he says or does makes any sense, so nothing his White House handlers pass out to the citizens has any meaning. As the disgraced Hillary Klintoon would say, "What difference does it make?" A waste of time. Anything to distract the citizens from the damage he is doing.
Next he will say he barbecues all the time. http://tinyurl.com/d2q9ym2
In one of the photoshop images they have obama using a green screen. I think they were on to something! http://tinyurl.com/bjyk6lt
Look at the official photo and you can see that he does not look like he was photographed at that location. Look at his outline. Look at his arm. It is too sharp. Official White House release at their Flickr account. http://tinyurl.com/d6yghyl
You can view the original size which makes it obvious.
Also see article on how real shooter shoots. http://tinyurl.com/b9r9ntv
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