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NRA’s Wayne LaPierre Slams Obama’s Reference to ‘Absolutism’

You beat me to it, Ken. I was about to say if anyone in this equation is guilty of "absolutism," it is the guy who issues unconstitutional executive orders, ignores the findings of the nation's courts, and wishes he didn't have to contend with Congress.
The Artist Formerly Known as Bill Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 4:30 PM
Gotta love it, huh? He gets a Nobel for "not being Bush," and then Time names him Person of the Year for being able to win re-election after doing a lousy job in his first term. We really are lowering the bar here; I should be able to play pro ball with standards like these--even though I'm 60 and overweight.
Ken6226 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 4:26 PM
His supporters also invariably resort to name-calling when they can't answer reasonable questions, or when anyone questions his miserable record.

President Obama’s inaugural address was arguably one of the most liberal speeches he’s ever delivered—but one line in particular drew the ire of NRA’s Wayne LaPierre:  “We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate.”

Speaking at the 56th annual Weatherby Foundation International Hunting and Conservation Award dinner in Reno, Nev., LaPierre said, “Obama wants to turn the idea of “absolutism” into another dirty word, just another word for extremism. He wants you to accept the idea of “principles” as he sees fit to define them. It’s a way of...