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January 30, 2013 - 1:54 pm

In the grand scheme of things, Barack Obama lying about how often he goes skeet shooting may seem like it’s not that big a deal. Politicians lie all the time. People lie all the time. But as evidence of his true character and integrity, it’s actually pretty important. He told a small, easily debunked lie in service of his overall assault on Second Amendment rights. If he’ll lie about such a small thing, why should he be trusted to tell the truth about big things? What else is he lying about?

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.”

Skeet shooting “is very hard,” said the source. “Especially for someone not used to guns … He couldn’t have been more uncomfortable.”

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

Twice. And that’s it.

That’s “all the time” now? Then how would Obama characterize his golfing habit?

 

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.
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