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Barack Obama Deeply Offended The Bayonet Industry During Debate

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Barack Obama may have officially won Lindsay Lohan over (if she doesn't change her mind again by November 6) after the final Presidential Debate, but he also may have lost the bayonet vote in the process.

While responding to Mitt Romney's charges that he isn't properly arming the Navy, the POTUS said:

"You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military's changed."

His off the cuff comment was meant to be a metaphor, meaning he focuses on the quality and capability of Naval ships, not quantity. However, some folks in the bayonet industry are deeply offended by the "ignorant" comment.

Arguing that soldiers still make good use of the hand-to-hand combat weapon, a representative from Bayonet Inc. believes they "are still distributed to the military all the time" and that President Obama "should get educated on it."

This guy also didn't vote for Obama last time and has no plans on doing so this time around, so maybe this is just a case of throwing salt in an open wound.

We have a feeling that even if the President used muskets or arbalests as an example of an outdated weapon of choice, somewhere, somehow a Romney supporter would have taken it personally.

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32 comments to “Barack Obama Deeply Offended The Bayonet Industry During Debate”

  1. 1

    Honestly, certain Republicans can't stand that they lost another debate and are just twisting the president's words. He clearly didn't say that they don't use any, just that they use less…which is clearly painfully true.

  2. 2

    The comment was correct. There are in fact fewer bayonets being made for military use as compared to previous generations.

  3. thebigboot says – reply to this


    The Navy also wanted 300+ ships, he wants to lower it the lower 200s, but that's ok apparently.

  4. sants says – reply to this


    the army discontinued bayonet use in 2010……

  5. Boston61 says – reply to this


    We love you President Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. 6

    Shut the fuck up you stupid fucking attention grabbers. He said we use LESS horses and beyonets, which is 100 percent true. We do use less. He never said we don't use them at all. Good god I can't wait for this pathetic fucking election season to end.

  7. 7

    isn't it funny every time Obama says things, he gets "out of context", "not what he meant" and 'that's no big deal" but Romney is always crucified. pathetic. let's get this loser liar out of the white house stat!

  8. @v@ says – reply to this


    The bayonet industry will get over it. I promise.

  9. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: thebigboot – The power is in the skies.

  10. Truth says – reply to this


    Re: pdrocksmysocks – I'm sure you're a politico, with deep rooted insights into the most pressing issues of our day…haha oh wait, you're not. Your lack of understanding in this is hysterical. "Lost another debate"? You know that debates are not won with zingers right? Hence why the Romney momentum has not stopped, and hence why even last night on CNN, while a majority of swing voters said that Obama won the debate, a majority also said they would be backing Mitt Romney. Read something. Please.

  11. Chanoc says – reply to this


    Wow if this is what makes a person decide which way to vote I'm not sure I want to live here anymore. The statement was correct and in no way offensive.

  12. 12

    THIS JUST IN: President Barack Obama is upset that replacement of bayonets with Nerf Wiffle Bats has been put on hold, pending the election.

  13. 13

    Re: annieruth – There was nothing out of context about it. What he stated was 100% accurate in any context. Romney isn't crucified for being "out of context". He's crucified for bullshitting thru his teeth.

  14. 14

    honestly Mitt Romney looked more like the president then obama did. what is with the creepy eyes and glaring? Obama is an arrogant asshole. Hope America votes for Romney/Ryan on Nov 6.

  15. Big Bird says – reply to this


    Seeing more than half of you shit for brains live with your parents and hold down minimum wage Jobs no doubt part time your vote for Obummer will be for nothing. Adults which half of you are not will be making the call this time around. See your parents want you to move the fuck out of their house, stop hitting them for money, and pay for your leave the tank with some gas in it. That college debt is going to bury you twats

  16. 16

    I guess people within the horse industry weren't bothered! I think it's an accurate comment, like some of you have said he didn't say they weren't used just fewer. Everyone just wants to knit pick over the most minute details.

  17. Me says – reply to this


    Re: Lady Says – Ohhhhhhhhh man. You guess very wrong. I am "in the horse industry" as you would say. And I am OFFENDED! Seriously.

  18. Soros The Jew Sorcerer says – reply to this


    The bayonet industry will get over it I'm sure, considering that there IS NO industry. However we do need bayonets and ammunition (as well as any other black market battlefield weaponry sold through Mexico by Eric Holder). Considering that GEORGE SOROS, on behalf of the Rothschild's and Western European elite has bought up almost 80% (privately) of all ammo manufacturing companies in the United States since 2001, leads me to believe the good honest (MAJORITY IN THIS COUNTRY) American will find other ways to "create their own ammo stashes" and to "create bayonets if needed" in the coming revolution and fight against the wishes of the purported 'New World Order' coupled with dollar ruin and financial collapse.

  19. ljwebb says – reply to this


    i love how whenever romney makes a comment that is "offensive" to women-for instance the binder comment, democrats take it to heart but republicans arent allowed to take obama's comment as being offensive and ignorant!!! it is seriously so biased. we need a lot of military to continue to be the strongest in the world and obama wants to cut back on military which is just plain WRONG–lets focus on the point he was making and how stupid it was!

  20. 20

    Romney said we need more ships to attempt to get votes from the Norfolk VA naval community. He also wants a bigger defense budget -2 Trillion, money the U.S. does not have & the military has NOT requested. However, any defense and military spending putq money into the hands of the 1% uber rich.

  21. teeter totter says – reply to this


    Re: shaygirl1309 – My absentee ballot with my vote for Romney went out in the mail this weeke

  22. teeter totter says – reply to this


    Voted for Obama, ballot went in the mail Saturday. Obama fooled me once, not again.

  23. teeter totter says – reply to this


    Re: shaygirl1309 – My absentee ballot with my vote for Romney went out in the mail this weekend. I did vote for a few Democrats, just vote for who I feel is the best person to do the job and represent their district.

  24. 24

    Re: ljwebb – Offensive to whom? Horses and bayonettes? Romney's comments about "binders full of women" instead of "binders full of CEO's" is sexist and behind the times. His comment about how women needed flex time to "get home to cook dinner" is just so 1950's. My husband (and many of my co-workers) cooks dinner several nights per week. Romney is a dinosaur, his policies are prehistoric and our expectations are hinged on Gothic fables. TIMES ARE CHANGING PEOPLE. Don't blame Obama because industry is dying. When was the last time you read a newspaper??? TIMES CHANGE!! We need a NEW job market concentrating on GREEN jobs. Henry Ford's car era is long gone. Don't blame Obama for losing jobs that were doomed anyway. But he is TRYING to create new ones if lobbyists for big oil would get out of the way. If US were to make an alternative car to sell around the world….a brand new world market. Let's all be broad minded. OBAMA 2012!!!!

  25. 25

    Re: ljwebb – As Obama said, our military is JUST FINE. If you can't understand that, you aren't paying attention. We have more capability than any other nation almost four time over. What don't you understand about that????? We can kill any country any time without breaking a sweat. Got it? Good. Try not to sound so stupid in the future. It's embarrassing for you.

  26. br549 says – reply to this


    Re: adg100 – Actually in 1917 there were about 115,000 bayonets in the military. Today the Marines have about 200,000 corpsmen that have been issued bayonets. So, you are wrong, the military now has MORE not LESS.

  27. Mrs. Momoa says – reply to this


    There was nothing wrong with what Obama said….Mitt and his crazy right wing tea baggers are desperately trying to find something to replace the "binders full of women" comment.

    @annieruth - - Mitt gets crucified because he is an out right liar and a flip flipper and he is getting called out of his lies.

  28. Hillary's Cometh says – reply to this


    Re: Mrs. Momoa – Shut it down honey! There IS NO WAR ON WOMEN!!! STop Whining! Like Hillary said for you to do….get ready as their is a full on depression coming straight ahead on all of us. We all need to prepare for this and help one another….the one liners and bickering division is meaningless as we are just wasting time.

  29. 29

    Re: pdrocksmysocks – Honestly, we in America don't need Canadians' input. Like that from yourself. I doubt you know anything about true, not extremist, representatives about either political party. I hate when foreigners make generalizations, or even comments at all, about our politics. Thanks and have a good day.

  30. 30

    "Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military's changed." and then YOU say "His off the cuff comment was meant to be a metaphor, meaning he focuses on the quality and capability of Naval ships, not quantity. "
    WTF?! That's not what he meant. What he meant is included in the quote.
    Are you stupid?

  31. 31

    Re: venus_oriental – First of all how was binders full of women applicants offensive? I thought that is what women want. That is very contradictory, and basically suggest that Romney just can't win with these offended democratic women. Whether he shows how he is proactive in making sure that women are represented well in the work force, it doesn't make a difference because some of you are hell bent on believing in this perception of Obama you've made in your mind versus the real Obama that is a socially awkward, economically backward/irresponsible, desperate fame chaser.
    And just because flex-time isn't important to YOU doesn't mean that other women (men as well) think that. Flex-time is very important for their family oriented work-life balance. For most women with children this is very important.
    And third as far as a new job market focused on green jobs… if it is not economically sustainable, THERE IS NO MARKET. People need to be able to afford it you can't just force it. Mitt actually has a plan to get us there whereas Obama wants to force it and spend money we don't have, while normal person just can't afford it. Trust me I would love to have Prius type gas mileage, I just can't afford to buy one in this economy.
    When did it become so hard to just be logical?

  32. JD Meyer says – reply to this


    Piers Morgan mentioned that his brother uses a bayonet as an officer in the British Army in Afghanistan. So bayonets really aren't outdated–unlike Romney.