Pompous president demeans House members for no compromise on guns

Barack ObamaPresident Barack Obama suggested in a recent magazine interview that Republican lawmakers are intransigent on gun control and refuse to listen to him or “broad-based public opinion” on the issue.

“The House Republican majority is made up mostly of members who are in sharply gerrymandered districts that are very safely Republican and may not feel compelled to pay attention to broad-based public opinion, because what they’re really concerned about is the opinions of their specific Republican constituencies,” the president told The New Republic in an article published Sunday.

I personally thought the “gerrymandering” remark was petty and unworthy of a chief executive. Moreover, lest there be any doubt as to where he’s coming from, the article’s subtitle begins with the words, “Barack Obama is Not Pleased: The president on his enemies….”

The president also said that although public support is on his side for many of his upcoming initiatives, “I can’t get enough votes out of the House of Representatives to actually get something passed.”

As for why GOP House members remain unbending, he offered, “I think there is still shock on the part of some in the party that I won re-election.”

Personally, I was shocked, on election night. Although I knew it was all over when Ohio fell, I continued to watch the returns. Am I still shocked? No, that wore off within the first half-hour. Then I started writing.

Before the president prepared his initiatives — including his 23 executive orders on gun control — he made it clear to New Republic that “Joe Biden met with a wide range of constituencies, including sportsmen and hunters.”

When asked whether he had actually ever fired a gun, Obama replied, “Yes, in fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time.” Although it’s hard for me to picture him holding a 12-gauge at the ready, calling out “Pull!” and then squeezing the trigger, I nonetheless have to take the comment at face value.

But what Obama has to realize is that the Second Amendment has nothing to do with skeet shooting, plinking at tin cans or hunting.

The Second Amendment is all about protection of self and loved ones against not only the criminal element but also a tyrannical government.

Furthermore, as a part of the Bill of Rights — the first 10 amendments to the Constitution — it’s absolute and not subject to compromise, just like the Ten Commandments.

Read the interview at The New Republic.

At the White House press briefing on Monday, Press Secretary Jay Carney was unable to either confirm or deny whether the president “does skeet-shooting all the time.” Video courtesy of Washington Free Beacon.

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  • Elaine

    The only way he'll get my guns is to pull it out of my dead hand. Check Australia and talk to the people down under who gave up their guns. They wouldn't give them up now!!!!

  • Casey

    Why can't we post this article on Facebook?

  • JRoland

    This is B.S. same old liberal proaganda,majority of public opinion does not agree with the trampling of the second amendment.Maybe a small public that surronds "O" at time of need agree with him(children surrounding him at the Executive Order of control signing). He knows how to use the Media." When the truth does not further your cause,Lie." The liberal creed.

    • Rick

      revolution America !!!!!

  • Rick

    You got your electorial rigged vote try to take out guns your foriegner , communist pig , I am afraid for your safety

  • Rick

    Please watch , this man is evil and if good minds do nothing because we fill we are just one , then you need to re think . We are going to have to stand up like the American Revolution agaisnt obama … the sooner the better

  • Rick

    Please watch , this man is evil and if good minds do nothing because we fill we are just one , then you need to re think . We are going to have to stand up like the American Revolution agaisnt obama … the sooner the better , his man is agaisnt Israel 110% and he will let the muslims kill Jews , Whites , and Christian's this isnt a joke folks …