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  •  This cannot hurt anything. (6+ / 0-)

    I say this, being a deep thinker (ahem) myself, but people do not spend all their times reflecting on the finer points of national politics.  Sometimes they spend time thinking and talking about stupid shit.  So the president is filling this function for a few moments (in between the important stuff he does).  Remember the beer summit?  So the news media has something light-hearted to report.

    Of course it makes absolutely no difference whether the president has ever had his hands on a gun before.  But he is the president so they have to write something about him.

    "A developed country is not where the poor have cars. It's where the rich use public transportation." - Mayor of Bogota

    by Time Waits for no Woman on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 02:20:35 PM PST

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    •  The balance is way off imo. (2+ / 0-)
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      But I haven't watched or read much beyond what I seek out online and the few magazines that I read, in at least a year.

      The distractions prevent action by forcing people to continually unwind them and then eventually ennui sets in and it's ten years later and nothing has been done.

    •  The difference is did he lie about it? That's (1+ / 0-)
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      what the right is pushing, though it seems even mainstream media has questioned it....comparing it to mitt's critter shooting comment or other politician's oddities about hunting over the years. They talk like he was trying to impress someone. Who? The reporter by answering her question?

      He was asked if he ever shot, he answered... the "why didn't we hear about it before" stuff is stupid. Why would he bring it up unless he was asked or in situations like meeting the shooters.
      "Where are the pictures?" they asked
      but they didn't like the picture.

      It's not relevant to anything. Should it be part of his state of the union address? The gun debate? Financial negotiations?
      I've shot skeet. Most people who know me Don't know that...and I don't have any pictures. What ever shall I do?

      •  I agree that it is not relevant (1+ / 0-)
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        to anything.  And while they obsess about this stuff and while the White House fuels the fire and releases more badass president pictures, how does that help anything?  

        "Justice is a commodity"

        by joanneleon on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 08:12:56 AM PST

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      •  The only relevant issue here (0+ / 0-)

        is that they always think they can catch the president in a lie. But he doesn't lie. And he doesn't "pose."  Disagree with him as you may, but he's his own man, and a decent one.  Not to mention too smart to get caught in the kind of trap other politicians get caught in all the time---trying to appear to be someone they are not.

        "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

        by StellaRay on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 09:41:24 PM PST

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