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Obama OK's guns in school...to protect his kids

Postby anygunanywhere » Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:39 pm

I found this over at TFL.

http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/shared-gen/ap/Presidential_Elections/Political_Play_Obama.html

Obama: Secret Service is handy when you have girls
By CHARLES BABINGTON
Associated Press Writer

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Who knew Secret Service agents were so handy for parents of elementary school kids?

Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, taking questions from an Indiana crowd Saturday, called on a 5th grade teacher. Noting that his 10-year-old daughter, Malia, is starting the 5th grade, he asked: "Any tips? What should I be waiting around for?"


Someone called out, "boys."

"What!" Obama exclaimed in mock horror, as the audience laughed. "Hold on a sec. Maybe that home-schooling is all right. One reason I have to win here is so that I've got Secret Service around my girls at all times. They carry guns."

Malia might not be getting any play dates soon.


What an elitist socialist.

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Re: Obama OK's guns in school...to protect his kids

Postby Russell » Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:21 am

Oh give me a break, he was just making a joke and having some fun :tiphat:
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Postby flintknapper » Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:33 am

Russell wrote:Oh give me a break, he was just making a joke and having some fun :tiphat:




Agreed.
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Postby anygunanywhere » Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:06 pm

I don't think it was very humorous.

I suppose only certain people are allowed to joke or make light of firearms in schools.

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Postby gmckinl » Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:15 pm

I didn't laugh.
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Re: Obama OK's guns in school...to protect his kids

Postby flintknapper » Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:20 pm

Obama is fast becoming known for making poor jokes at the wrong time.

I do not like his political stance, but I do recognize when he is kidding "or trying to" and when he is not.
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Postby nitrogen » Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:27 pm

While I agree it was a joke, and shouldn't be taken as seriously as some take it, it DOES outline a problem.
Carrying guns in school is a nono unless you're one of the "Only Ones" (i.e. a cop, etc)

While most of us civillians cannot have a personal policeman to protect us 24/7, someone in high public office usually does.

In my eyes, it makes it much harder for a President to remember what it's like for the rest of us that don't have secret service protection for the rest of our lives after becoming president.

(PS McCain would make the same joke in the same circumstance, I guarantee it. His sense of humor is worse.)
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Postby DoubleJ » Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:40 pm

flintknapper wrote:Obama is fast becoming known for making poor jokes at the wrong time.

I do not like his political stance, but I do recognize when he is kidding "or trying to" and when he is not.

Kidding or not, the guy is a hypocrite of the worst kind.

what's that old phrase, "What's good for the goose, is good for the gander..."

I understand his attempt at comedy. nice. too bad the undertone is so jacked up for the rest of U.S.
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Re: Obama OK's guns in school...to protect his kids

Postby CompVest » Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:23 pm

He may have been making a joke but the sad truth is he meant it as well!

+1 nitrogen,

It would be nice if they remembered the vast amjority of the voters do not have personal body guards.
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Postby longtooth » Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:11 pm

I hope he keeps shooting himself in the voting box /w his tongue gun.
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Re: Obama OK's guns in school...to protect his kids

Postby SCone » Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:46 pm

Where's the full investigation? What has happened to "zero tolerance?" Why is there no outcry by the PTA, the teacher's union or the ACLU?

If any "regular" Dad had made the same remarks (joking or not) of violence on school grounds, they'd be thrown to the ground and hauled off to the station.
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Re: Obama OK's guns in school...to protect his kids

Postby Liberty » Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:33 am

SCone wrote:Where's the full investigation? What has happened to "zero tolerance?" Why is there no outcry by the PTA, the teacher's union or the ACLU?

If any "regular" Dad had made the same remarks (joking or not) of violence on school grounds, they'd be thrown to the ground and hauled off to the station.

I guess it depends on the school district and where you live The School principals and teachers where I live seem to mostly have a wonderful sense of humor, even though its a more liberal area than most.
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Re: Obama OK's guns in school...to protect his kids

Postby jimlongley » Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:57 am

"In vino, veritas"

Maybe he wasn't drinking, but he still had the thought in his head to be able to make a joke about it.

My late wife used to call it "Kidding, dead on the level."

Of course a great comeback would have been to point out that CHL holders carry guns too, making everyone around them safe.
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Re: Obama OK's guns in school...to protect his kids

Postby Mr.Scott » Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:39 pm

flintknapper wrote:Obama is fast becoming known for making poor jokes at the wrong time.

I do not like his political stance, but I do recognize when he is kidding "or trying to" and when he is not.


It shows his elitist attitude. "You can't have guns but I can. I'm more important than you simpletons."
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Re: Obama OK's guns in school...to protect his kids

Postby lawrnk » Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:16 pm

I see where he was trying to be humorous, I just don't find that remark funny.
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