Uh, oh. National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke noticed President Obama doing something that overprotecting and politically correct school officials have been hammering kids about for years — pointing a make-believe “finger-gun” at another person.
The short clip was taken when the president was mugging in various poses for BuzzFeed. Cooke noticed this one and tweeted:
Why is the president glorifying gun violence? Extremely disappointing. pic.twitter.com/GJgy5JSK7y
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) February 12, 2015
This set off an avalanche of replies, including this one, where a follower first accused Cooke of overreacting, then added this observation. It may not be too far from the truth:
@charlescwcooke Besides, he’s just showing which guns the Marines have in Yemen.
— Kristine ❀♡❀♡ (@KristineAz) February 12, 2015
Then there were these:
— bossy bobsgirl1 (@raniecep) February 13, 2015
— red seewun (@redc1c4) February 13, 2015
— Nic_O_Tine (@Nic_O_tine) February 12, 2015
Inevitably, the issue of school suspensions was raised:
@charlescwcooke that pistol pose would get him suspended in many elementary schools
— Joe Sullivan (@thesullyman) February 12, 2015
— Jeff (@stevenjj2002) February 12, 2015
This isn’t a first for the president. A while back he was photographed not only with a water pistol in his hand, but also running around what could be a slippery surface surrounding a pool. That one deserves a double whammy.
President “do as I say, not as I do” strikes again.
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