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Sat Feb 2, 2013, 03:36 PM

I'm disappointed in Obama. [View all]

I don't think he should have released the photo of him with a gun. In fact, I don't think he should have told anyone he's gone shooting. But that aside, the fact he felt inclined to release a photo proves how fucked up our culture is when we deal with weapons. You know back in '04 when Kerry released photos of him hunting? I didn't like that. Even if that's what Kerry does, the fact he felt the need to prove he did it to the American people, show us his toting of a gun, is ridiculous. As if that makes him more appealing because he shoots a gun? Why?

And that's my point. It just seems we're wrapped up in this idea that to be manly, a real man's man, you've got to prove it by owning a gun or shooting or hunting. I actually liked the fact Obama didn't have to showoff any hunting abilities or sports shooting in either of his elections ... he didn't pander like politicians feel they need to and that was refreshing. And I don't think he's pandering now, since he's already won and what the fuck, right? But I mean, it just goes right back to the main point - it seems politicians, especially men, have to prove their manliness by shooting something. Remember how Romney got caught in a lie about being a lifelong hunter?

Who cares?

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