Obama takes up skeet shooting, mixed martial arts

3 Feb

WASHINGTON–in what some are calling a cynical ploy, the White House today announced that President Obama’s new favorite hobby was skeet shooting, and released a picture of the President firing a shotgun to back up its claim.

The timing strikes some Republicans as suspicious, coming as it does during a national debate on gun control following the massacre at Sandy Hook.

In addition, the White House announced that the President had begun participating in low-level mixed-martial arts competitions under the name “Bo Dawg,” engaging in no-holds-barred fights for $200-400 per bout. A grainy YouTube clip shows a man, possibly the President, pinning minor MMA figure Python at an unsanctioned event in Reno.

“After a tough day negotiating with Congress, Barack just enjoys getting into the cage and beating the stuffing out of some 300-pound guy from Arkansas,” said White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. Carney later clarified that he had not been talking about Bill Clinton.

The timing of the MMA announcement also struck some as potentially politically motivated, coming as it does shortly after the Senate Armed Services Committee beat Chuck Hagel to a bloody pulp in his confirmation hearings.

Sources close to the White House say that Obama is trying to establish his everyman credentials, and that the shooting and the MMA seemed like the most plausible ways to do so. “We thought about having him claim to enjoy Applebee’s, but it just wasn’t plausible,” said the source.

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3 Responses to “Obama takes up skeet shooting, mixed martial arts”

  1. PiedType February 3, 2013 at 9:54 pm #

    He’s a man of many talents. Stay tuned for the newest NASCAR driver.

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  2. alienredqueen February 3, 2013 at 9:57 pm #

    I guess claims to online porn and Mt Dew were out of the question?

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  3. twissblog February 4, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

    Man, I wish I’d thought of both of those.

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