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What? Obamessiah now sells himself to rural Pennsylvania as the pro-gun candidate?

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By See-Dubya  •  April 7, 2008 12:34 PM

{Guest Post by See-dubya}

The gall of this man. Here’s a clip from my post from Thursday, where’s he’s talking tough on guns for urban Democrats in Philly and Pittsburgh:

“I am not in favor of concealed weapons,” Obama said. “I think that creates a potential atmosphere where more innocent people could (get shot during) altercations.

But then Politico looked at Obama’s strategy to woo blue-collar pro-gun voters in rural PA:

Barack Obama did not hunt or fish as a child. He lives in a big city. And as an Illinois state legislator and a U.S. senator, he consistently backed gun control legislation.

But he is nevertheless making a play for pro-gun voters in rural Pennsylvania.

By highlighting his background in constitutional law* and downplaying his voting record, Obama is engaging in a quiet but targeted drive to win over an important constituency that on the surface might seem hostile to his views.

You know, sometimes I start to suspect that liberals think we’re stupid. ‘Yeah, I’m tough on guns, and…a great fan of the Second Amendment! Hope! Change! Arugula!’ Alas, apparently, we’re not:

Melody Zullinger, the executive director of the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs who received the Obama campaign e-mail on his gun record, said Obama sounds like he is “speaking out of both sides of his mouth.”

“I was at one of our county meetings last night and I mentioned this to [federation members],” Zullinger said Friday of the Obama outreach. “Everyone basically blew it off and weren’t buying it.”

They also quote a pro-gun Democratic state legislator who’s all ga-ga for Obama and trying to tell everyone who’ll listen what a great Second Amendment advocate Obama is. His name’s Dan Surra, and I’ll bet this really hurts his credibility. His constituents now know that his long commitment to gun rights is for sale when the Obamessiah turns on the charm.

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Okay, no more gun posts for a while. You guys are going to start thinking I’m some kind of gun nut. (I have at least one friend who’s going to read how many guns that guy had and get a very sheepish look on his face.)

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*I’m not sure, but I could swear that when I first read this article Politico talked about Obama’s background as a law professor. He used to do that, and then he stopped when he got called out for the fact that he was never technically a professor.

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