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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Why is Ray Schoenke lying?

Another day, another entry about someone lying for political benefit. This time ex-NFL player Ray Schoenke. Schoenke played for the Washington Redskins, and that should probably be our first clue that he can't be trusted! But seriously, Ray Schoenke is not what he seems to be.

Ray Schoenke is hunter. Therefore, it would seem, he'd be a pro-2nd amendment conservative that would have the best interests of gun owners and sportsmen alike at heart. So imagine my surprise when I heard a radio ad with Schoenke supporting Barack Obama?!? Another conservative Republican supporting Obama? Surely you jest.

Well, you see, the joke is on us. The us being sportsmen and gun owners. Ray Schoenke is the founding president of the American Hunters and Shooters Association. The name of that organization sounds promising, correct? However, all you need to know is that the Brady Campaign considers the AHSA to be complementary to its own goals.

When Schoenke's radio spot for Obama came on I was interested to hear what he had to say regarding Obama's anti-gun record. To my shock and dismay, Schoenke, and I quote, claimed that "neither Barack Obama or John McCain would take our guns." He then went on with a litany of reasons why he was supporting Obama, all of which are bunch of hogwash.

How Schoenke could make the assessment that Obama wouldn't try to take our guns is beyond me. View Obama's record for yourself on this issue: Obama on gun control. There is no way one could reasonably conclude that Obama wouldn't try to take our guns if elected based on his gun control record. Obama has been staunchly for almost any and all forms of gun control in his short amount of time in office.

I find it ironic that Obama would want to keep firearms out of the hands of law-abiding citizens, but has never gone on record to say that explosives should be kept out of the hands of his friend and confidant, and unrepentant domestic terrorist, William Ayers.

Getting back on point, Ray Schoenke uses the economy and jobs as reasons to support Obama. Someone should point out to Schoenke, who is fairly well off himself, that Obama's cure for our economic ills is to steal from the rich to give to the poor. Socialism has never helped anyone economically, nor been a boon for a jobs market. After all, who needs to work with the government providing everything you need?

The fact is that Ray Schoenke is a wolf in sheep's clothing. He is a liberal, gun-grabbing, socialist that has no idea what is important to the average hunter and sportsman in our country today. Ray Schoenke and his cronies are exactly what is wrong with our country. They support Barack Obama because he is as big of a liar as they are.

If they had a shred of honesty in their bodies, both Obama and Schoenke would come clean about their real motives when it comes to gun control. Then again, that would be asking too much of people such as them.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's an old thread, but the obvious reason that Ray Schoenke was supporting Obama had nothing to do with issues. It had to do with the fact that both of them went to the same private prep school, Punahou School, and that Schoenke is 1/2 Hawaiian and did a lot of business with Hawaii for years. And, Schoenke is pretty friendly with the Kennedy family, who endorsed Obama in 2008 most notably Caroline Kennedy. I think that if you had a sit down talk with Ray, he would most certainly support second amendment rights and the Heller decision, but politics isn't about issues--it's about supporting who you know and electing people who will do favors for you. Politics is almost never about issues. It's always about who you know, not what you know.