Obama Says He’s “Constrained” by the Constitution, Right Wing Bloggers Rave Like Loons

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The deranged right wing blogosphere is at it again, going batshit crazy over a completely uncontroversial statement by President Obama.

Speaking in Denver, the President made the following statement about gun control, pointing out that the US government is prevented from confiscating guns by our Constitution: Obama: ‘I Am Constrained By A System That Our Founders Put In Place’.

“You hear some of these quotes: ‘I need a gun to protect myself from the government.’ ‘We can’t do background checks because the government is going to come take my guns away,’ Obama said. “Well, the government is us. These officials are elected by you. They are elected by you. I am elected by you. I am constrained, as they are constrained, by a system that our Founders put in place. It’s a government of and by and for the people.”

Just a simple statement of fact, right? What could possibly be bad about this? Leave it to the raving kooks of the right wing blogs to find a way to distort Obama’s words and read things into them that he never said — in lockstep unison, because that’s how they do everything.

Ann Althouse thinks Obama actually was saying he’s not constrained (even though it’s the opposite of his actual words): Althouse: Obama: ‘I Am Constrained… by a System That Our Founders Put in Place.’

As a lawprof, I read that to mean that he is not constrained.

The moron at Weasel Zippers thinks Obama was “lamenting” that he was constrained by the Constitution: Obama Laments He’s “Constrained by System Founders Put in Place”… | Weasel Zippers.

At World Net Daily Lite, otherwise known as PJ Media, Bryan Preston falls in line with the talking points: The PJ Tatler » Obama on Gun Confiscation: ‘I am constrained by a system our founders put in place.’

“If only I wasn’t so constrained,” Obama seems to be implying.

And the Internet’s Dumbest Man helpfully provides a lame photoshop of Obama and says he was “taunting” gun owners: King Barack: “I Am Constrained by a System That Our Founders Put in Place” (Video) | the Gateway Pundit

Barack Obama taunted gun owners and complained to supporters yesterday,
“I am constrained by a system our founders put in place.”

It’s like this at every single right wing blog today. The hatred is rotting their brains.

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