NRA Caught in Lie, Says Obama Daughters’ School Sidwell Friends, Has 11 Armed Guards, Not True

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NRA Caught in Lie, Says Obama Daughters’ School Sidwell Friends, Has 11 Armed Guards, Not True (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

LIAR, LIAR:  The National Rifle Association aired a “reprehensible” ad attacking President Obama’s daughters having Secret Service protection, while other students have no armed guards in their schools. The NRA also claimed in a television ad that the Sidwell Friends School that the Obama girls attend has 11 armed guards. Um, one problem — that’s not true. The school has a team of security officers who carry no firearms.

My Post colleague Glenn Kessler, who writes The Fact Checker column, wrote about the issue here and quoted Ellis Turner, associate head of Sidwell Friends, as saying: “Sidwell Friends security officers do not carry guns.” Parents and students say they have never seen one either.

The president’s children are protected by Secret Service agents, which is required by federal law, but that is not the same thing as armed school resource officers.

The Fact Checker, who hands out “Pinocchios” depending on how accurate — or inaccurate — a particular story is, gave the NRA and its ad the worst possible rating, four Pinocchios. Whereas three Pinocchios are given for “significant factual error and/or obvious contradictions,” four Pinocchios are given for “whoppers.” Source

When will they learn that anything coming from Breitbart.com should be verified and cross-verified for accuracy. When will the NRA realize that the majority of Americans want something done about the accessibility of guns to just about anyone?

Here’s the NRA ad built on a LIE:

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NRA Caught in Lie, Says Obama Daughters’ School Sidwell Friends, Has 11 Armed Guards

NRA Says Ad Calling Obama ‘Elitist Hypocrite’ Over Kids’ Secret Service Protection, Not About His Daughters, Really?

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NRA Says Ad Calling Obama ‘Elitist Hypocrite’ Over Kids’ Secret Service Protection, Not About His Daughters, Really? (Photo Credit: NRA)

The National Rifle Association issued a statement saying that their ad calling President Obama an “elitist hypocrite” for sending his daughters to school with Secret Service protection and being skeptical of putting armed guards in schools across the U.S. isn’t about his daughters. Um, really?

NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam said in a statement to NBC News:

“Whoever thinks the ad is about President Obama’s daughters are missing the point completely or they’re trying to change the subject,” Arulanandam said in a statement Wednesday. “This ad is about keeping our children safe. And the President said he was skeptical about the NRA proposal to put policemen in all schools in this country. Yet he and his family are beneficiaries of multiple law enforcement officers surrounding them 24 hours a day.””That’s the real issue,” he continued. “Anything else is an attempted calculated distraction.”

NRA Calls Obama An “Elitist Hypocrite” for Sending Kids to School with Secret Service Protection

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NRA Calls Obama An “Elitist Hypocrite” for Sending Kids to School with Secret Service Protection (Photo Credit: NRA)

All weapons are coming out, literally, as the National Rifle Association launches a campaign to smear President Obama and anyone one who wants to see gun control measures increased in the wake of the Newtown school shooting that left 20 children and six educators dead last December. The NRA has released a video calling President Obama an “elitist hypocrite” for sending his daughters to school with Secret Service agents and not wanting armed security guards in schools. Wow, here comes that label again from the 2008 presidential campaign. I guess they forgot how little it helped the Republican Party in the general election. The latest move comes as President Obama is set to unveil executive orders to curb gun violence at 11:55 a.m. EST Wednesday.

The ad is a play on the continued questions about President Obama’s legitimacy in the White House. It plays on the animosity some on the right wing fringe have towards the nation’s first black president. This ad is another vile attempt to discredit the president and his motivations for effecting change. Commonsense change. He’s a foreigner, he needs to learn to be an American, he needs more sleep, he’s lazy, he’s an elitist, he got into Harvard on affirmative action, we need to see his college transcripts, we need to see his birth certificates, blah, blah, blah. It never ends with the right wing.

Besides, there’s so much wrong with that argument about his daughters’ Secret Service protection. He didn’t take it upon himself to request that level of protection for Sasha and Malia Obama. I am guessing George W. Bush and all the other Republican presidents were elitist hypocrites for having the same level of protection for their children. The attack on the Obama children has more holes than a slice of Swiss cheese. How many wingnuts have threatened the life of President Obama or any other president for that matter? Can you imagine if these same wingnuts were able to get to their children? To put it simply and bluntly, the ad was meanspirited and vile.

“Are the president’s kids more important than yours?” a narrator says in the 30 second ad. “Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools, when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school.”

The commercial is running on the Sportsman Channel, a cable network focused on outdoors programming such as hunting and fishing. It is also posted on a dedicated web site “Stand and Fight.”

On Wednesday, Obama is set to unveil a new set of proposals that would place very tough restrictions on the ownership and sale of firearms.

In the ad, the narrator only mentions Obama by name, but it also features images of Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NBC anchor David Gregory. Bloomberg is an influential voice in favor of stricter gun laws and has dipped into his personal fortune to help fund a lobby campaign, and Feinstein, a California Democrat, is helping spearhead a congressional effort to enforce tougher gun laws. Source

Wow, how low can this group of hyper-partisan wingnuts go? Besides, who is going to pay for armed guards in all schools across this country and will there be an armed guard by every door leading to the exterior in every school? Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” called the ad “disgusting and out of bounds.” There’s only one way to describe the NRA — a scab that never falls off one’s body.

The NRA’s ad calling Obama an elitist hypocrite: