Liberal Pundit Marc Lamont Hill Condemns Photo of Obama Holding ‘Military Style’ Watergun

Far-left college professor and political commentator Marc Lamont Hill has been spending too much time around CNN host Piers Morgan. Yesterday on Twitter, Hill said he was "bothered" that President Barack Obama had released a photo of himself engaging in a watergun fight with his youngest daughter as a tribute to Father's Day.

"Was anyone else bothered by the Father's Day picture released by the White House yesterday? The one with the President holding a water gun?" Hill Tweeted.

He continued his lunacy with several more Tweets:

 "I agree with the President's stance on SENSIBLE gun control. But we must also destroy gun culture. President Obama made a mistake this time," he said three minutes after releasing the one quoted above.

One minute later, he continued: "Gun culture is promoted through the normalization of violent behavior, language, and imagery. Military style water guns are part of that."

After being mocked and disagreed with by many of his Twitter followers (including liberal ones), Hill continued digging his hole:

"Here's the thing. I'm not against the Second Amendment. I support our constitutional right to bear arms. This isn't about that for me..." he insisted. "Also, we have to get out of these ridiculous extremist positions.A person can support the Second Amendment and support sensible legislation."

Maybe it's just me but I think I'm not the only one who believes that condemning a photo of a man shooting waterguns with his child is rather extremist.

Hill then went into a sidetrack about the deeper meaning of children's toys:

"And again,I'm not saying we should ban water guns.I'm saying we should be careful about the messages we choose to send.We can choose better." he said about 30 minutes after his initial Tweet. He continued: "On a deeper level, I worry that too many toys (especially male toys) encourage our children too be aggressive rather than imaginative."

Maybe Hill should be wondering about the violent and hate-filled music that many parents allow their children to listen to. Perhaps constantly listening to songs about killing and robbing people might lead to patterns of aggressive behavior?

(For a broader picture of Hill's Twitter escapade, read Twitchy's account here.)

This truly is one of the more ridiculous episodes of political correctness I've seen in a long time. Still, you have to wonder if a little bit of Piers Morgan's hoplophobia has rubbed off on Hill. Just last month, the leftist college professor appeared on the British CNN host's nightly program and actually had the good sense to push back on Morgan's nonsensical comparison of America's alleged "gun culture" to the "racist culture" that created the Ku Klux Klan after the end of the Civil War.

"A Southern gun owner is not like a Klan member. I mean, come on," Hill responded.

It's a pity that the exchange appears to have only been a brief moment of mental clarity on Hill's part. Or maybe he's just trying to land a regular spot on Morgan's program? Surely his watergun comments could be helpful in that regard.

Matthew Sheffield
Matthew Sheffield
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