...'cause y'all are going to need to pick out curtains for the Lincoln Bedroom.
At a speech before the Urban League yesterday, where one is expected to talk about street violence in much the same way that one would be expected to discuss soybean yields at a Farm Bureau convention, Obama made some comments that were no doubt carefully focus-grouped to be middle-of-the-road on the whole gun issue. You know the ones: "Duck hunting and Second Amendment good; crime guns and 'assault weapons' bad."
Unfortunately for him, the mic was on and the media has grabbed him by the back of the head and turned what was probably intended to be an exploratory I-dare-ya touch of the Second Amendment third rail with the tip of his tongue into a great big sloppy lick.
CNN plastered the top of their web page with "Obama: AK-47s Are For Soldiers" and reporter Ashley Killough described his tepid boilerplate as "[speaking] out forcefully." Need me to fetch you a moist towel, there, Ashley?
Anyhow, the NRA would like to thank you guys for all this ad copy. The gun thing was not an albatross that could be directly hung around Barry's neck until now, with everything being secondhand innuendo and hearsay, like Sarah Brady's reports of their meeting; now we have attributable quotes, and we can use your very own article in our footnotes. Thanks, Ash!