President Obama gave the Senate a scolding in the Rose Garden this afternoon, declaring today’s defeat of the Manchin-Toomey background check amendment “a pretty shameful day for Washington.” He blamed “politics” for the failure of the legislation and, while standing alongside Gabby Giffords and tearful Newtown families, dismissed charges that he had used people as props for “emotional blackmail.”

Emily Miller of the Washington Times has made no secret of her status as a “bitter clinger,” and she challenged the president to enumerate the lies he thinks riled the tiny but “intense minority” of gun owners who opposed the legislation.

Well, there was that one widely circulated lie about 40 percent of gun sales not going through background checks. Is it not a lie if the White House prefaces it with FACT in all capital letters?

https://twitter.com/Jcsteel/status/324640355939135488

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Gun control lie-a-palooza: Biden recycles phony background check stat on ‘Morning Joe’ 

White House still peddling phony statistic about background checks

  • Clayton Grant

    Have you hardcore lefties had enough of being manipulated yet?

    • LochGates44

      Not a chance, these are willing participants in the push to Marxism.

  • Jimni27

    I see people asking this all over twitter so I know I am not the only one- where is he getting the stat about 90% of America being in favor of background checks?

  • Kingofthehill

    whats sad is that hte only thing Obama accomplished in all of this was making the mention of newtown or the speech’s by the parents of newtown leave a bad taste in Americans mouths.

    I see these people now and when they talk i just want them to shut up. I know that is awful to say but them now being professional victims and wanting to take away my rights really makes me dislike them

    So congrats obama, you have made a mockery of the Newtown families.

    • angeleyez

      * * * * * * * * * *
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      H O O R A Y . . . . . for the 2 Amendment ‼

      • LightSabre

        “… shall not be infringed.” What part of that don’t you understand, Mr. President?

    • Jules

      I agree with you. Obama used these families and they fell for the attention when they were vulnerable. But, like you, I get so irritated when I see them on TV. I don’t think their personal tragedy is the reason to strip the Rights of law-abiding citizens. I don’t think their personal tragedy is a reason to give up our inalienable Rights that our forefathers fought and died for. Sorry Newtown. It is time you begin to mourn in private and it’s time you stop being used as a prop for political ideology.

    • shimauma

      The bitter taste of barry hussien’s tantrum tears makes my TEA taste sweeter!

  • Billie Slash

    What a sad day that selective moral outrage and superiority were defeated.

  • KansasGirl

    Not only did O use props, he allowed them front and center.
    It’s been a long time since he had to stand behind someone.

    • cajun_2

      O is angry cause now he has to enlarge his SS entourage. Not secret service but firefighters cause he always has “his PANTS ON FIRE!!!”

  • sodakhic

    What a victory for common sense constitutionalists.Now amnesty is going down.

  • disqus_G8xi77DYlj

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Nothing more fun to watch than Obama and these communist gun grabbers up there whining and STILL LYING about statistics, like usual. The MSM and Obama are angry that the human props didn’t work to take away our 2nd amendment.

  • Scott Carroll

    Why you obtuse little beta-male pseudo-intellectual. That’s some unmitigated gall right there, calling other people liars. Why don’t you and your Antoinettian wife head back to Chicago where things are soooo much safer.

    • Kevin

      I’m sorry, did he say something? All I can hear when he speaks is the teacher from Peanuts anymore.

    • Kevin

      I’m sorry, did he say something? All I can hear when he speaks is the teacher from Peanuts anymore.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    (To the tune of “Yankee Doodle”)
    King Obama is a Fink,
    A LIAR and a COMMIE
    If he don’t like conservatives
    He should go home to mommy.
    He’s just as effective as
    A bump on a Log-o
    Kick him out of washed-up-town
    Send him back to CHICAGO!
    Jawamax 8<{D} #RightWard #PartingShot #NoBrainerAlert!

  • beebop1952

    This is what a lame duck looks like.

  • Tom Anderson

    This was a political stunt foiled by politics and oh yea, they lied about stuff and just look at my human props….Gabby is really upset. Seriously says the Liar in Chief.

    Wow, just wow. There ought to be an MTV award for best tantrum of the year, winner President Barack Obama.

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

    To gun-grabbers, “compromise” is “you let us take away more of your constitutional rights and we take away a little less than we really wanted to.”

    • Kevin

      Much like to this administration bipartisanship means put aside your lifelong political beliefs and agree with me.

    • Kevin

      Much like to this administration bipartisanship means put aside your lifelong political beliefs and agree with me.

  • Yeah I Said It

    Eh, he’s just on his period. Someone give him some midol.

  • Tom Anderson

    Remember this was one vote on only one of the many “anti-gun” (per Reid) pieces of legislation….more to come, stay on top of it.

    • Canadian in USA

      Ironically, even Reid voted against this bill. Mind you, it was for procedural purposes only, but still…

      • Sauer Thirtyeight

        That’s the line the press is now pushing, but I don’t believe it. Reid, for all his glaring faults, is not part of the gun-control crowd.

      • Sauer Thirtyeight

        That’s the line the press is now pushing, but I don’t believe it. Reid, for all his glaring faults, is not part of the gun-control crowd.

      • $24698634

        But still? Maybe you don’t understand the American system.

  • Orlando Cee

    “Obama lashes out: President pushing bogus statistic says gun lobby ‘willfully lied’”

    Funny that a BS’er is claiming the gun lobby “lied.”

    Bless his cold, tiny, little heart, the poor dear needs to remember who pays his (over-the-table) salary–We the People.

  • Steve_J

    He and others did exploit the families of the victims for their own agenda driven reasons. He is a despicable person and certainly not one to be belived.

  • http://twitter.com/bakes bakes

    They had to not pass the bill to see what was in the bill

  • stuffitnow

    So our lair and cheat went on tv and told everyone that the nra lied. I see his lips moving but I don’t hear anything coming from them that means anything to me. His props where people still in shock, I feel for them as this man will take any means of taking rights away from Americans mean while his office was asleep at the wheel again in the bombings in Boston…..FU king obama……but I can say his tizzie fit made me laff pretty good!

  • JustLikeAnimals

    A great day for the victory of Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms over the tyranny of an irrational, ill-intended, emotional mob.

    • Canadian in USA

      It’s a victory, for sure, but don’t think they won’t try again. Heaven forbid another gun disaster occurs, you’ll hear the Campaigner-in-Chief and the Lame Stream Media push the meme, “See…look what happened when the gun bill didn’t pass…Damn those GOP…blah, blah, blah.” We’re going to have to keep up the fight on this one (as well as all of our freedoms), especially when the GOP seemed to have be lacking the particular testicular fortitude.

      • $24698634

        Oh, god. Now you’re using Palin-speak?

        • Corey Dennison

          Oh god…you’re still around?

  • ElizCM

    Would have been nice if he showed the same emotional outrage about Benghazi. He also seemed more angry about this than he did yesterday after Boston (which he was upset over, to be fair).

    • nc

      Maybe because Boston upset his Left base as well as the Right (i.e. everyone), as opposed to Benghazi, which only upset the Right. To be fair.

      • ElizCM

        Agreed. But I’m saying that while he showed emotion Monday, it didn’t nearly seem as much as the anger he showed about the gun bill defeat.

        • nc

          True dat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/heather.georghiou1 Heather Voight

    Let’s have a “National Dialog” about LIARS, Mr. President.
    You can bring Hillary and Bill, Holder and his ATF clowns, and the Bengazhi Boys.
    We just want to “look at the books”; i.e., the e-mails and other documents you refuse to hand over to the Congress.

  • Kingofthehill

    Gallup poll shows only 4% of Americans actually care about gun control http://cnsnews.com/news/article/gallup-only-4-americans-think-gun-control-important-problem

  • Bemani Dog

    About those “props”… Didn’t Obama almost get his props killed on Monday?

  • Orpheus75

    “…says gun lobby ‘willfully lied’. Coming from the man who knows how to lie with perfection. How about your health care bill. how about Benghazi? And pushing that “90% of Americans” B S, based on a poll done by a radio show called “Morning Joe” that I’ve never even heard about up until now. I could go on and on.

  • Peyton

    The liar was the one at the microphone.

  • Bill Board

    Osamba the loser….. loses? Imagine that. Even Harry Reid defected!

  • nc

    “But but but, this time the emotional manipulation was such a slam dunk!”

  • unknown

    “Willfully lied”? Like he did about Benghazi.

  • 24fan

    cry me a river barry.

  • Kim

    YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW, JACKASS!

    Piling new lies on top of your old lies is NOT helping your case, either.

  • Over_head

    Willfully lied? He claimed 40% of gun purchases are made without a background check….even after he was told that number was 20 years old and inaccurate. Claimed a fully automatic weapon was used in a mass shooting….knowing that is not true. Yep, there was lots of “willful” lying going on during this debate.

  • G.

    Amazing…a proven liar of a sham “President” accusing others of lying. Typical Leftist member of the Democrat/Socialist Party and just as brain-dead as the rest of them. A continuing embarrassment to America and a failure to the hopes of black people everywhere. The shame belongs to only Hussein O.

  • AaronHarrisinAlaska

    Sequester, Benghazi, obamacare, gun statistics, taxes, the budget, fast and furious.

    • Roto

      What budget? Oh…… yea, I guess 1 out of 5 ain’t bad.

    • Roto

      What budget? Oh…… yea, I guess 1 out of 5 ain’t bad.

  • kate_middleton

    Barack Obama: willfully lying to the Ameriican people since 2007. Or before.

    Willful lying is his specialty.

  • EastValleyConservative

    This psychopathic narcissist sickens me more and more every day. But what makes me even more ill is the people who refuse to educate themselves on the facts and instead run with his talking points and lies–which coincidentally, are one and the same. Stupidity is not a virtue! And no, it is not “ignorance” because people have every available avenue to get actual news from these days.

  • Glenn Jericho

    President Obama supports our Second Amendment rights. #IHaveABridgeToSellYou

  • marcellucci

    It’s fun to watch lawyer wannabees implode when no one believes their lies…..
    Sadly, he represents our country…..

  • Bill Board

    The lying Liar in Chief accusing others of lying. What a pathetic liar.

  • neoface

    Willful lies is Obama. Benghazi quickly come to mind, and of course so many others. But Obama will said he evolved. LOL!!!!

  • WWMD

    Read the bill the whole thing not just what you are told it says. Start there. Transfers specifically exempt among family etc. below letter NRA says would be criminalized. Don’t comment about non relevant issues. He said they lied. They did.

    • Corey Dennison

      Your tears…they nourish us.

    • Corey Dennison

      Your tears…they nourish us.

  • WWMD

    Can one of you brilliant bastions of knowledge explain to me how the following translates into everyone owning whatever the hell they want in any weapons. Hundreds if the choose as many have. How in the English language does this say that?

    A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

    They are not 2 separate sentences. The majority of you only see the second part after comma not the first. I seriously doubt most any of you are part of a WELL REGULATED MILITIA. i.e. police, military,national guard all things the people can join. It’s not the kings private army last time I checked. Anyone can join.

    • Corey Dennison

      Hmmm…interesting that you focus soley on the first part; so let’s talk about that. So you apparently think that, even though provisions had already been made elsewhere in the Constitution–explicitly–to establish our military, the Founding Fathers saw fit to give us further permission to do so in the Bill of Rights? You DO understand what the Bill of Rights is, don’t you? Also, can you explain then, why we would need to have the right to build a military PROTECTED in the Bill of Rights?

      I think you need to do some further reading. Suggestions:
      — Study the meaning of the words ‘well-regulated’ and what they meant in the 18th Century (hint…it doesn’t mean what it does today)
      — Study the writings of the Founding Fathers, and who they considered to be ‘militia.’ (Hint; it was every able-bodied male of a certain age…they didn’t have to be part of any military or organized ‘Militia.’)
      — Study the 9-0 decision of Heller vs. D.C. in which EVERY member of the court found that the 2nd Amendment was an INDIVIDUAL right…not a collective one as you’re so weakly trying to do here.

      You’re welcome.

    • Corey Dennison

      Hmmm…interesting that you focus soley on the first part; so let’s talk about that. So you apparently think that, even though provisions had already been made elsewhere in the Constitution–explicitly–to establish our military, the Founding Fathers saw fit to give us further permission to do so in the Bill of Rights? You DO understand what the Bill of Rights is, don’t you? Also, can you explain then, why we would need to have the right to build a military PROTECTED in the Bill of Rights?

      I think you need to do some further reading. Suggestions:
      — Study the meaning of the words ‘well-regulated’ and what they meant in the 18th Century (hint…it doesn’t mean what it does today)
      — Study the writings of the Founding Fathers, and who they considered to be ‘militia.’ (Hint; it was every able-bodied male of a certain age…they didn’t have to be part of any military or organized ‘Militia.’)
      — Study the 9-0 decision of Heller vs. D.C. in which EVERY member of the court found that the 2nd Amendment was an INDIVIDUAL right…not a collective one as you’re so weakly trying to do here.

      You’re welcome.

    • Kevin

      At the time the colonists formed a well regulated militia and overthrew the British rule, they were not members of the police, military, national guard or the King’s private army either. That’s quite a large inference you make there.

    • Kevin

      At the time the colonists formed a well regulated militia and overthrew the British rule, they were not members of the police, military, national guard or the King’s private army either. That’s quite a large inference you make there.

    • John (it true me am)

      You don’t know what a militia is, do you? None of those things you listed are militia, they are the exact opposites of a militia. A militia is distinctly a civilian force, and even police officers are no longer considered civilian in the line of duty.

      It is incumbent upon a professional army, such as the branches of the U.S. armed forces or any official paramilitary organization such as law enforcement, to follow all legally given orders. A militia is under no such requirement.

      “Well-regulated” means that as long as the current government is in power the militia won’t be allowed to carve out their own little state, must adhere to civil laws, etc. Basically, a militia can’t infringe upon the reasonable execution of governmental duties and sovereignity. Essentially established militia are supposed to just sit there and make the federal government think twice about pushing the populace to the brink of Revolutionary or Civil War 3.0.

      As for anyone owning whatever they want, that is a matter of interpretation, and ownership of, say, tanks or rocket launchers is rarely a debated issue. But I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt that you aren’t proposing a strawman position and move on. The actual debated issue is of course “assault weapons”, which the opposition to the ban of is rarely a matter of “everyone should be able to own _____” and more about that the label “assault weapon” is utterly meaningless and arbitrarily applied. It is a political construct, not an actual descriptor of weapons, often applied in ways that are used to demonize gun rights advocates and muddle the issue for the ill informed(ie: the people who believe assault = automatic). Essentially, most weapons that should be banned by most people’s interpretation of the 2nd amendment are already banned.

    • John (it true me am)

      You don’t know what a militia is, do you? None of those things you listed are militia, they are the exact opposites of a militia. A militia is distinctly a civilian force, and even police officers are no longer considered civilian in the line of duty.

      It is incumbent upon a professional army, such as the branches of the U.S. armed forces or any official paramilitary organization such as law enforcement, to follow all legally given orders. A militia is under no such requirement.

      “Well-regulated” means that as long as the current government is in power the militia won’t be allowed to carve out their own little state, must adhere to civil laws, etc. Basically, a militia can’t infringe upon the reasonable execution of governmental duties and sovereignity. Essentially established militia are supposed to just sit there and make the federal government think twice about pushing the populace to the brink of Revolutionary or Civil War 3.0.

      As for anyone owning whatever they want, that is a matter of interpretation, and ownership of, say, tanks or rocket launchers is rarely a debated issue. But I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt that you aren’t proposing a strawman position and move on. The actual debated issue is of course “assault weapons”, which the opposition to the ban of is rarely a matter of “everyone should be able to own _____” and more about that the label “assault weapon” is utterly meaningless and arbitrarily applied. It is a political construct, not an actual descriptor of weapons, often applied in ways that are used to demonize gun rights advocates and muddle the issue for the ill informed(ie: the people who believe assault = automatic). Essentially, most weapons that should be banned by most people’s interpretation of the 2nd amendment are already banned.

  • Mr. Shiroi

    I dont understand how a law that wouldn’t have prevented anything that happened gets a “shame on you” by the President.

    Let’s enforce the laws we already have, that’s a “common sense” approach Mr. President.

  • Roto

    So President Pinocchio breaks out the L-word when he gets his azz kicked….
    Guess he should’ve went to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral after all :-)
    Was he talking about the Obamacare vote with his “distortion of Senate rules” wisecrack?

  • Roto

    So President Pinocchio breaks out the L-word when he gets his azz kicked….
    Guess he should’ve went to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral after all :-)
    Was he talking about the Obamacare vote with his “distortion of Senate rules” wisecrack?

  • Paul Citro

    Is this another one of his ” I didn’t get my way” hissy fit.

  • Paul Citro

    Is this another one of his ” I didn’t get my way” hissy fit.

  • jimdep

    This from the LIAR-IN-CHIEF himself. The narcissism never ceases to amaze!

  • RightThinking1

    53% 0f Americans say the President does not lie. Now sit down and STFU about his lying.

    • Corey Dennison

      Wow…what source is THAT from?

      And don’t try and use Nov 6th of last year either…

      • RightThinking1

        Corey,
        Apparently my sarc switch is not working…, I was merely parroting the typical Left/Lib attitude.

        • Corey Dennison

          My bad.

          Sometimes I need a ‘/sarc’ tag…haha!

    • Montana Man

      No, he doesn’t lie. However, he’s real good at making intentional inaccurate statements every time he opens his mouth. If you are an honest person in search of the truth (and don’t wish to remain ignorant), all you have to do to see how many times he has outright lied since he became president, simply google: Obama list of lies

      The many lists you encounter should provide you with enough research material to write a handsome sized book.

  • Kevin MacDougall

    Poor Barry, lame duck Presidency starts in 3…2…1. Nice job trotting out broken hearted families to promote your agenda too. Maybe now some of you will realize that in order to enact real change on anything we need terms limits in the House and Senate fro both parties. That would reduce the influence of money and special interests.

  • $35072932

    Well, it’s not often that the Dear Liar can be proven to be so in black and white.

    Obama called the Oklahoman this week and allowed that he is open to Coburn’s proposal – which came without the recordkeeping requirement the White House and gun control groups have publicly demanded
    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/gun-control-vote-obamas-biggest-loss-90244_Page2.html

    “They claimed that it would create some sort of big-brother gun registry, even though it did the opposite,” Mr. Obama
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/apr/17/obama-denounces-gun-rights-groups-willful-liars/

    He wanted “Universal Registration” but is now pretending that the legislation wouldn’t create “Universal Registration” and is accusing others of being liars when it is he who is inconsistent with his facts and is LYING.

  • $35072932

    The “Pro-Gun” Provisions of Manchin-Toomey are Actually a Bonanza of Gun Control
    http://www.volokh.com/2013/04/15/the-pro-gun-provisions-of-manchin-toomey-are-actually-a-bonanza-of-gun-control/?

    1. The provision which claims to outlaw national gun registration in fact authorizes a national gun registry.

    Let’s start with registration. Here’s the Machin-Toomey text.

    (c) Prohibition of National Gun Registry.-Section 923 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
    “(m) The Attorney General may not consolidate or centralize the records of the

    The limit on creating a registry applies only to the Attorney General (and thus to entities under his direct control, such as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives). By a straightforward application of inclusio unius exclusio alterius it is permissible for entities other than the Attorney General to create gun registries, using whatever information they can acquire from their own operations.

  • arrow2010

    The only question is who is winning the narrative on guns? The left is.

    • Corey Dennison

      I disagree. If they were, the Senate vote would not have gone the way it did. If it were, then more than 4% of Americans would care about “guns being the biggest problem in America.”

      Gun Control has always been a loser of an issue for politicians. And it’s not because of the NRA (no I’m not saying that you said this either…just refuting the left’s favorite attack on this issue)

    • Montana Man

      Forget the narrative. The side that’s winning is that which abides by the Constitution (which are basic rights endowed by our Creator). When we turn away from this sure foundation, we have lost our individual liberty and entered into tyranny. This causes everyone to lose, for once we disregard the Constitution’s safeguards, our laws will morph into injustice for all except those who wield its uncontrolled and oppressive power.

  • Montana Man

    Obama is a such an embarrassment as president. His fans like to say that he is smart, yet he doesn’t have any of the qualifications one looks for in a
    leader. How can anyone respect a full-grown man that has a temper tantrum whenever things don’t go his way? He’ll probably have to take another vacation (separate from the family), a few rounds of golf, and a couple White House parties to get over it, then it will begin all over again.

  • Jedd McHead

    It’s the fault of the NRA… or Bush, Republicans, tsunami’s, ATM’s, a video, the TEA Party, the Cambridge Police, 1%’ers, “bitter clingers”, and on and on. “Credit for everything, responsibility for nothing” is Barry’s MO.

  • QuisPercusit

    The biggest lie of all was this : “Universal background checks on gun buyers are favored by 92% of Americans, according to a CBS News/New York Times poll.
    Support for the plan crosses demographics, with those in favor including 93% of gun households, 89% of Republicans, and 85% of households with NRA members.”
    The News Media has got to realize that telling lies while hideing behind the first Amendment is frowned upon by All Bonefide, Legitimate Citizens that can count past 20 with out having to remove an article of clothing. If CBS dosen’t get punched out for this then the truth will become lies and the lies will become what is taught in or schools more so than they already are.

  • Stan

    Lame Duck, Lame Brain and a LAME Excuse for a president. He should start a magic act the way he pulls his facts out of the air. Hasn’t this country had enough of this “Want to be” Dictator?

  • M Haycox

    The President reminds me of the old saying: It takes one to know one!