Monday, February 04, 2013

The special security needs of the president's family

By Richard K. Barry

Sometimes the absurd arguments so common among the radical right are even too much for Fox News. In this case, NRA mouthpiece Wayne LaPierre is still trying to argue that President Obama's children live under the same threat as all other school children.

Fox News host Chris Wallace called him out on it over the weekend saying, "that's ridiculous and you know it":

Wallace asked his guest on "Fox News Sunday" if he regretted airing a controversial TV ad in which the NRA went after President Obama for providing armed security to his daughters but not supporting their proposal to put armed guards in all schools.

Prefacing his comments about the absurdity of LaPierre's claim, Wallace said, "you really think that the president's children are the same kind of target as every other school child in America?"

It's a crazy position, but these people do crazy very well.

The first clip is LaPierre being the ass that he is. The second is a scene from The West Wing in which President Bartlett explains to his daughter why her personal security is so important and why she would be such a target. I've been thinking about this a lot since the NRA started spinning their nonsense.

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