The NRA's viral video has received a strong response from the White House, condemning the ad's use of the president's daughters as "repugnant."
"Most Americans agree that a president's children should not be used as pawns in a political fight," said White House press secretary Jay Carney. "But to go so far as to make the safety of the president's children the subject of an attack ad is repugnant and cowardly."
The ad calls Obama an "elitist hypocrite" for rejecting armed guards in schools while allowing his daughters to receive armed secret service protection.
Here's the ad, in case you missed it the first time around:
@marine1 There are a lot of us, just too bad we are outnumbered by liberals who like getting their free money and services. Heck, 34% of the entire country's welfare recipients are in California... so it could be worse I guess!
NRA are a continuing to drive public opinion toward gun control with their antics. They are too stupid too see how this type of thing helps advocates of gun control. Last time they acted like this it resulted in the assault weapons ban. Under fire by osha gray davidson tells the story. Anyone with a brian who wants cares for the second amendment, or who wants gun control for that matter should read the book and get an understanding of how NRA overreach can help the gun control forces.
You got it. The ad is classy and spot on. The use of children as a backdrop for Obama's tyranical push for gun control is revolting. I would love to put up a video from years ago of my father teaching my 6 year old how to aim and shoot a high powered rifle with a scope to kill a rabbit from a prone position, but we didn't take a video. Why show that? To make the Liberals go absolutely nuts.
@jessejaymes Can I get a government bailout to pay you? I keep buying things I can't pay for!! Found out this week I'm in the top 2% of wealthy Americans!! My bring homepage dropped $19.00 a week from more taxes 98% of Americans don't have to pay!! I didn't realize how bad things are across the country!! Lol
This is a monument to poor taste. The Press has historically treated the past president's children as "hands off,". When the press has violated the children's privacy in the past the offending member of the press has been soundly rebuked
There was no mention of the President's daughter by name and that was not the issue. the protection of those daughters was the issue and this was not an attack on the President's daughters. And I do remember the press having a field day with Jenna Bush.
Oh please. The ad mentions his kids, not daughters. Nor their names, nor does it show their faces or any image of them at all. Dragging the welfare of kids into political debates is a long-standing feature of American politics used to morally one-up your opponents.
@martydotcom I have kids. Two boys 11 & 8. Why are the presidents more important than mine? Because he is the president? He voluntarily made the decision to run for the office of President of the United States. No one forced him to. He doesn't like the gig now because it is personal? Perhaps he should quit.
@woodtick57 He is using what happened at Sandy Hill, to take away our second amendment's right's. When Obama's done with his anti gun campaign, only criminals will have have guns. The NRA was right! The only way to stop a bad person with a gun,.....is a good person with a gun.
The Presidents' children are obviously a much higher profile target than your children. If nothing else, it's a matter of national security. What happens if the President's children are kidnapped by a foreign enemy? It isn't a matter of someone's children being more or less important, it's a matter between a high profile target and unlikely target.
I'm not sure I understand your point. Are you assuming everyone buying firearms is an NRA member? That would be an error: at best, the NRA has about 4 million members (although there's pretty good evidence that's an inflated number, see here: http://goo.gl/8LGR8 ) while the best estimates of the number of American gun owners is somewhere between 35 and 50 million.
The ad is great if you want people who are undecided to start being more sympathetic to obamas position. Modt people will just think its horrible to use his kids, they don't care if he usrd kids first. Most people do not think like political junkies who think only of one side or the other. Watch how this gets spun and see what happens.
I worked in the 2008 election campaign. Edwards offerred a Black man and a Latino man $1000 to stand behind him at a speech. This is what they do to look good. Fortunately these men refused to be used as stage props. Guess the parents of the kids on stage today did not have such scruples.