For the past for plus years, the slobbering, sycophantic lapdog Main Stream Media has been desperately trying to compare the Great Prevaricator, President Barack Hussein Obama (mm mmm mmmm) to his supposed hero, the Great Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln.
Yesterday, when the White House released this picture to the left, they unintentionally left their “irony board” on.
It was Lincoln who said,
“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”
It’s almost as if he had this Administration in mind.
Please allow me to present this blatant propaganda piece by the Washington Post as proof:
On his 51st birthday last August, President Obama hit the links with a group of buddies and then flew by helicopter to Camp David. There, he changed into jeans and picked up a shotgun. And then, before it got too dark, he started a round of clay target shooting.
You’d be forgiven if you didn’t think this was headline-worthy news. But on Saturday morning, the White House released and promoted a photograph of Obama shooting skeet at the presidential retreat in Maryland.
White House aides were trying to end a growing distraction just as the president plans to make a fresh push to rally public support behind his ambitious agenda to tighten gun laws, traveling to Minnesota on Monday.
The photo, taken by White House photographer Pete Souza, depicts a sunglasses-wearing Obama firing what appears to be a Browning Citori 725, the shotgun wedged against his left shoulder, a pillow of white smoke emerging from the barrel.
The photo was published a week after Obama claimed in an interview with the New Republic that he routinely shoots skeet at Camp David. The surprising assertion — Obama’s golfing and basketball hobbies are far better known — instantly stirred the political zeitgeist.
Jay Carney, Obama’s press secretary, was asked for evidence in the White House briefing room. “The Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart poked fun at the president’s apparent hobby. Gun-rights activists dismissed it, and some were skeptical that Obama was a routine skeet shooter.
A Republican congresswoman even challenged the president to a shooting contest.
“I’m sure they released the photo because there were folks raising questions about his answer, and those questions are a silly distraction in the midst of a serious debate,” David Axelrod, a longtime adviser to Obama, said in an e-mail.
“I know him pretty well. He doesn’t embellish,” Axelrod added. “If he says he’s done some shooting up there on occasion, I’m sure he has. He’s not a hunter or marksman and doesn’t pretend to be.”
The White House did not say how often Obama has gone shooting.
In the interview with the New Republic, Obama was asked if he had ever shot a gun.
“Yes, in fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time,” he said.
The evening of Obama’s 51st birthday, Reuters News posted the following article:
President Barack Obama celebrated his 51st birthday on Saturday with a round of golf, then helicoptered to the Camp David presidential retreat for a quiet evening off the campaign trail.
Obama, an avid golfer, played with colleagues and friends at the Andrews Air Force Base in hot, muggy weather conditions before taking Marine One to Maryland’s Catoctin Mountains in the afternoon.
The White House did not release details of the president’s evening plans or share the menu for the birthday meal he was expected to share with wife, Michelle.
Their daughters were at summer camp this week and it was not clear whether they would be present at the rustic getaway that the Obamas have visited less than past White House residents. The president often opts to golf at Andrews or play basketball in downtown Washington to unwind on the weekends.
Notice anything different between these two articles?
You’re right. In the Reuters article, written on his birthday, Obama’s manly pursuit of “doing skeet shooting” was not mentioned at all.
Almost as if never happened.
But, wait,. I thought that the Lightbringer was supposed to be the smartest person in any room in which he entered.
I mean, after all, he is from Harvard.
Perhaps, that’s where he learned that rules do not apply to him.
Harvard University said Friday it issued academic sanctions against approximately 60 students who were forced to withdraw from school for a period of time in a cheating scandal that involved the final exam in a class on Congress, drawing criticism from a high-profile alumnus.
The school implicated as many as 125 students in the scandal when officials first addressed the issue last year.
The inquiry started after a teaching assistant in a spring semester undergraduate-level government class detected problems in the take-home test, including that students may have shared answers.
In a campus-wide email Friday, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith said the school’s academic integrity board had resolved all the cases related to the cheating probe.
He said “somewhat more than half” of the cases involved students who had to withdraw from the college for a period of time.
Harvard said that the length of a student’s withdrawal period is usually from two to four terms.
Of the cases left, about half the students got disciplinary probation. The rest weren’t disciplined.
Some athletes became ensnared, including two basketball team co-captains whom the school scratched from its team roster in the wake of the cheating investigation.
Past reports in The Harvard Crimson also linked football, baseball and hockey players to the scandal.
Smith’s said in Friday’s email that the school wouldn’t discuss specific student cases. A school spokesman, citing student privacy, also wouldn’t say if any athletes had withdrawn or say which teams might have been affected.
The dean said a school committee is working on recommendations to strengthen a culture of academic honesty and promote ethics in scholarship.
“This is a time for communal reflection and action,” he wrote. “We are responsible for creating the community in which our students study and we all thrive as scholars.”
Staples founder Thomas Stemberg, a Harvard graduate whose son is a student, on Friday criticized the school’s handling of the probe.
“If you challenge the entire faculty at the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Law School to come up with a process that took more time, cost more money, embarrassed more innocent students, and vindicated guilty faculty … that could not have outdone the process that took place,” he said.
Stemberg, a supporter of Harvard’s basketball team, knows some of the students caught up in the scandal and his son knows others.
Evidently, the cheating doesn’t stop for some Hahvahd Graduates after they get out of school…
On Harvard! On Obama!
Evidently morality and ethics are just for us common folk.
Until He comes,