President Obama is, by all accounts, a pretty even tempered fellow who is not easily taken to anger, but you wouldn’t know it by listening to right wingers who malign him as some sort of secret radical black nationalist Muslim with nefarious plans to destroy America. But the same people who paint Obama as a stereotypical ‘angry black man’ are now questioning why Obama won’t release pictures of himself shooting a gun, and Daily Show host Jon Stewart wasted no time pointing out the irony embedded in that criticism.
This whole fake controversy began after President Obama’s interview with The New Republic, during which Obama said that he skeet shoots “all the time.” Republicans weren’t buying it, and demanded pictures of Obama skeet shooting. Stewart’s reply to these demands was to ask one simple question: “Why won’t the black man half the country lives in fear of release a picture of himself holding a gun?”
Stewart then took it a step further, questioning why shooting a gun is viewed as a sign of patriotism.
“Since when did the ability to fire a weapon become a badge of honor, a patriotic achievement? All you need is a finger!”
Stewart then used a Dr. Seuss inspired poem to explain to Obama that some people will hate him no matter what:
“You cannot reach across the aisle,
‘Cause everything you do is vile.
They complained when you killed Osama!
So on a train, a plane, or a llama,
Rolling a 44 at Bowl-O-Rama,
Despite your nice white Kansas mama,
they do not like you, Barack Obama.”
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