Just before the President got busy signing firearms-related Executive Orders (a.k.a., “executive actions”) the White House attacked the National Rifle Association for the ad above. ”Most Americans agree that a president’s children should not be used as pawns in a political fight But to go so far as to make the safety of the president’s children the subject of an attack ad is repugnant and cowardly.” And effective. The NRA ad’s racking-up thousands of views. The White House condemnation has put it into rotation on all the news nets. Look for a version on the Nightly News et al. Meanwhile, the NRA responded to the Obama administration’s response . . .
“Whoever thinks the ad is about President Obama’s daughters are missing the point completely or they’re trying to change the subject,” NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam told usatoday.com.
“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. Anything else is an attempted calculated distraction.”