Friday, January 08, 2016

Taya Kyle, wife of American Sniper Chris Kyle, questions President Obama during town hall focused on gun control.

Courtesy of Yahoo Finance:

Taya Kyle was the first member of the audience to ask Obama a question. Kyle is the widow of Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL whose life as the deadliest sniper in US history was detailed in the film "American Sniper." Kyle was killed when he was shot at a shooting range by a Marine veteran. 

Taya Kyle questioned whether Obama's actions would prevent shooting deaths in the US. She asked why he didn't choose to provide "hope" to the American people in a different way — for example, noting that the rate of violent crime in the US had dipped to its lowest level in more than three decades. 

"I understand that background checks aren't necessarily going to stop me from getting a gun, but I also know that they wouldn't have stopped any of the people here in this room from killing. And so it seems like almost a false sense of hope," she said. "So why not celebrate where we are?" 

Obama told Kyle that she was correct about the decline of violent crime. But in his answer, Obama compared further steps on gun control to making car travel safer, even in the face of declining traffic deaths. 

"In the same way that we don't eliminate all traffic accidents, but, over the course of 20 years, traffic accidents get lower — there's still tragedies," Obama said. "There's still drunk drivers. There's still people who don't wear their seat belts, but over time, that violence was reduced, and so families are spared." 

"That's the same thing that we can do with gun ownership," he continued. "There is a way for us to set up a system where you, a responsible gun owner ... can have a firearm to protect yourself, but where it is much harder for somebody to fill up a car with guns and sell them to 13-year-old kids on the streets."

Now I know that Taya Kyle is the new conservative sweetheart, who is being used to put a pretty face on ugly political points of view, but I have to question the strategy of sending a widow whose husband was killed with a firearm by a man that he took to a gun range to work on his PTSD, to question a President who is working to protect others from a similar fate.

That just seems counter intuitive and not just a little ironic. It is almost like having a mother whose children died after being thrown from a vehicle to speak out against mandatory seatbelt laws.

For those who are interested here is a transcript of the entire town hall.


  1. Taya's a bitch anyway. She knew damn well her dead husband lied about Jesse Ventura and she wouldn't settle.

    1. Anonymous10:35 AM

      Chris Kyle would be so proud: American Sniper widow Taya beats champion NRA marksman with perfection

      The 38-year-old husband was shot dead by Eddie Ray Routh in Texas in 2013

      ... instruction on how to accidentally shoot one of your children for breaking a water

      Murky duds

      It's not what you know, it is who you know.

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  2. Anonymous9:07 AM

    I was amazed that the first questioners were basically RWNJ's. Including crazy AZ Sheriff Babeu. Conspiracy whacks paid by the gun lobby-SJP

    1. Anonymous1:39 PM

      The SS>

  3. Anonymous9:11 AM

    Oh the irony.

    Stricter gun laws might have prevented her husbands death.

    1. Anonymous10:41 AM

      Kyle was above the law. He did not respect the truth or laws.

    2. Anonymous10:45 AM

      In some ways, I disagree, in that stricter laws sometimes create the anti-law mindset. What we need to change is the way we see things like "the need for guns". For instance, a different mindset might have prevented her husband's death, and lead to better treatment for a mentally ill PTSD sufferer. So how do we help people stop being so afraid of reasonable gun laws and the enforcement of responsibility for bad consequences? Especially when it's obvious that 60-70% of people polled say they're okay with what Mr. Obama asked to see happen. I hope we are moving to find some reasonable attitudes applied to the volatile conversation.

    3. Anonymous4:26 PM

      That's President Obama. Tobyou and all other Americans.

      No reasonable voices as long as Faux Spew et al are allowed on the airwaves.

  4. Anonymous9:12 AM

    This idiot says we can't outlaw murder..... wtf? Hasn't she read her fucking bible? One of the biggies, ten commandments right there says thou shalt not kill. Dumb as a bag of hammers this one.
    Plus her own idiot husband was killed by a mentally ill person with a gun. How much did the NRA pay her this time????

  5. Anonymous9:15 AM

    Not sure what ms.Kyle is trying to say?
    She might simply be getting played ?

    1. Anonymous10:51 AM

      She is on par with her compadres.

  6. Anonymous9:18 AM


  7. Anonymous9:18 AM

    Whoever sent her there, didn't they know that president sitting is not George Bush? President Obama is a well educated man. Remember when President Obama went to speak to the Republicans and knew the answers to every question, now the Republicans dare not publicly question or challenge President Obama because how he handled the Republicans. So are they now sending people like the lady above whose husband died in service to our country?

    1. Anonymous10:31 AM

      He did NOT die in service to our country. He was a murderer, and proud of it, and he died because his ego was bigger than his brain. Who would take someone with PTSD to a freakin' gun range?
      Taya Kyle married a psychopath, employed with our tax dollars, and now is a widow, no doubt receiving some nice survivor benefits. For her to be against saving innocent lives in this nation tells me everything I want to know about her.

    2. Anonymous10:42 AM

      Thank you, 10:31 AM. They will always change the story to benefit themselves.

    3. Anonymous11:20 AM

      Thank you.

  8. Anonymous9:18 AM

    President Obama answered her as he should have. Want more of the same? Keep voting Republican.

    1. Anonymous10:59 AM

      These idiots are a disgrace to their families and their country.

      Meyer and Palin both can't stop whining about good people. What kind of a nut case would take Bristol home to a family that loves their grandson? They did not deserve the trauma she inflicted.

  9. Anonymous9:20 AM

    Thanks for the link to the transcript. I can't watch videos easily from where I am, so the transcripts give me insight, and allow me to know what's really going on.
    I was so proud of Mr. Obama for his civility and grace, I can barely speak without leaking a bit.
    I was also glad to see representatives of the pro-gun "side" that the pro-gun side will respect, so that charges of false representation can't take hold.
    I am energized by this Town Hall meeting, and hope to see more such respectful exchanges in the days to come.

  10. Anonymous9:33 AM

    Her delivery is irritating that's for sure and she was all over the place. Of course she was a "planned" participant in this town hall...has the idea of a town hall changed? I thought it was "regular" people getting to ask questions and/or talk to the featured speaker or politician. She's been a paid conservative pundit for some time now.

    1. Anonymous2:25 PM

      I believe the correct word to describe Taya Kyle is NRA/GOP prostitute.

  11. a. j. Billings9:36 AM

    The hard core gun supremacists do not care about anything except getting rid of all firearm laws.

    Everyone should own a fully automatic M16 military style machine gun, with 100 round clips just for rabbit hunting.

    10 year old kids should carry loaded 9mm pistols to school, and 6 year olds should have a .22 in their pocket at all times.

    Real men have a 30mm M230 cannon mounted on their pickup so they utterly destroy anyone who cuts them off in traffic

  12. Anonymous9:49 AM

    It IS almost like a mother whose children were killed speaking out against mandatory seat belt laws--if the driver responsible happened to be her husband.

    She desperately needs to believe stricter laws wouldn't have made any difference.

  13. Anonymous9:51 AM

    dakotameyer0317 January 8, 2016 4:36am


    bsmp2 January 6, 2016 12:46pm
    POOR PITIFUL BRISTOL is yet to figure out how to get a foot in motion and on a path.

    She may be stuck forever since Meyer saw to it Palin girls STFU. His blow was so bad she can't even manage to post a bible verse.


  14. Anonymous9:53 AM

    President Obama always does an outstanding job!!! I watched the entire town meeting and could not have been more proud of him. Makes me appreciate the fact I voted for him both times! We're going to miss him!

  15. Otto Katz10:06 AM

    Her husband was a murderer. We're going to listen to her about guns?

    1. Anonymous11:28 AM

      A sick person. The movie about him tweaked peeps minds and viola! we have a "hero".

      Sarah Palin equated the box office money to mean it was a true patriot hero story.

      That is the value of the family value crowd. Kyle did not just lie about Jesse Ventura, there were other lies. Stupid ones that reflect on his actual character not the crap they have sold to the public for his mythological life.

  16. Taya Kyle is a shill for the NRA and other gunnut organizations. She's pretty, she has a somewhat compelling backstory (If you don't look too closely), so, they trot her out.

    I watched a bit of the town hall and have been watching the gun lobby responses today all over the cable news channels. It's clear to me the NRA is terrified because they know they are losing:
    -- 70% or more of the public approves the President's executive orders.
    -- the same overwhelming percentage of people want expanded background checks
    -- the number of gun owners in the country is decreasing (slowly). Gun sales are up, not because more people are buying guns, but because gun owners are buying more guns.

    Granted, the NRA is not going away any time soon but they can see the future and it's not looking good for them.

  17. Anonymous10:19 AM

    I can't think of the Kyles without recalling their part in the lives of Track 'Caint Get Right' Palin, his mommy dearest and the Pentagon. Poster Boy for Bush

    There would probably be no Dakota Meyer and Bristol Palin saga without Chris and Taya. What a great story? Who wouldn't idol worship sniper Kyle? What mother would not want their son to be just like a sniper or a best buddy?

    For Sarah, Kyle's suicide by PTSD therapy, was an opportunity to diss our President and to bring her 'combat son' into the mix for more propaganda and lies.

    In case you forgot how close Sarah was to Chris: Why Sarah Palin Takes American Sniper Criticism Personally, It turns out that Palin and Kyle were friends. "You're not fit to shine Chris Kyle's combat boots"

    1. Anonymous10:40 AM

      Like she's proud of Jeremy Morlock.
      Now serving 24 years.

  18. Anonymous10:43 AM

    I knew nothing about her except that she had no point, and yet seemed to want more "hope" but no change.

  19. Anonymous10:45 AM

    How does this make sense? Her husband handed his killer a gun, but Obama is the bad guy?

    1. Anonymous11:29 AM

      She is not that bright. A perfect shill to be used.

  20. Anonymous10:52 AM

    It might behoove Taya Kyle to remember that President Obama did not start this, but an unnecessary war started by GWB/Cheney, that "beacon on the hill" Reagan that put an end to mental illness funding, and a Congress that continues to cut aid to veterans.

  21. Anonymous10:57 AM

    I honestly believe that she is happier that her husband is dead. It is easier to love a myth than to deal with the reality of living with someone with PTSD. Her husband preferred being a soldier than living with her. He's dead, she can remember him being any way she wants him to be. She has the sympathy of others. She can make a living from being the widow of an American legend. He is more valuable to her dead than he was alive.

    1. Anonymous11:13 AM


      I think of that guy in Oregon tearfully saying goodbye to his wife and 3 and 5 year old daughters because he has to "fight for the Constitution" that he knows absolutely nothing about.

      If something happens to him, expect her to be next up.

  22. Anonymous11:07 AM

    Full HD President Barack Obama Town Hall CNN Gun Control America Jan 7, 2016

  23. London Bridges11:08 AM

    If there weren't so many guns around, maybe the police would be less likely to kill the innocent and/or unarmed. But the cops are so scared, they first and think later.

    Also your "one" dead child is more than a statistic.

  24. Anonymous11:12 AM

    Barack Obama has been the most significant president in American history. He has not only saved the economy, brought healthcare to millions, restored US prestige across the globe, and solved several intractable diplomatic issues, but, by the mere fact of being black, has undone the opposition party. Although the GOP hates the Clintons as well, I don’t think President Hillary Clinton elected and re-elected in 2008 and 2012 would have made the GOP go as apeshit as Barack Hussein Obama.

    1. Anonymous12:43 PM

  25. Anonymous11:13 AM

    If I was a cynic, I'd say she's profiting off her husband's senseless death.

    1. Anonymous2:29 PM

      I AM a cynic. Taya Kyle is a prostitute.

    2. Anonymous5:15 PM

      She is nothing more than a common streetwalker. Who cares for her childten while she jets around the country and goes to Hollywood events in a custom dress and squired by Bradley Cooper?

  26. Anonymous11:32 AM

    'American Sniper' Widow Taya Kyle Hosts Charity Event with Sarah Palin
    Taya Kyle gets into a photo with Sarah Palin while attending a charity event thrown in honor of special ops veterans at the Vegas Show Show on Thursday (January 22) in Las Vegas.

  27. Anonymous12:33 PM

    There is no such thing as a "Conservative Sweetheart".

  28. Anonymous3:36 PM

    I can't judge her because I haven't walked in her shoes (I don't buy cheap shoes), but she wants to "celebrate" that gun killings have lowered? Isn't sweet thang the wife of the snyper who was giving therapy to someone with ptsd at a gun range? Isn't that practicing psychologist without a license? And who, in their right mind, takes someone with ptsd to a gun range in the first place? I watched parts of the town meeting, and could see President Obama's frustration, but he had the strongest backbone in the room. Thanks for vetoing the useless "bill" put out by Congress.

  29. Tara Kyle is not receiving any government benefits from here husband's death. He served 10 years in the Navy, 1999 - 2009. By getting out before he completed 20 years, he was not eligible to retire. He's just another ex-servicemember looking for a job.

    No doubt she gets royalties every time someone watches "American Sniper" on HBO.

  30. Anonymous5:20 PM

    Taya really couldn't form a good argument. She just rambled and speechified. Yet, the President was respectful, kind, empathetic.

    CNN misquoted him, though. Ninety-nine percent of the time the President has impeccable grammar!

    Listen carefully.

    He said, "There're still tragedies. There're still drunk drivers. There're still people who don't wear their seat belts..."

    CNN = poor journalism. It's always: There ARE followed by a plural, i. e., people, drivers, tragedies, etc.

  31. Anonymous5:41 PM

    She made absolutely no sense. We can't outlaw murder because there will always be people who kill?!?! Eddie Ray Routh did us all a favor when he took out her shitty husband.

  32. Anonymous12:06 AM

    Taya, just stfu and go home. We don't need another "Palin" rambling on about nothing. Your husband was NO hero! Get over it!

  33. Anonymous4:07 AM

    I hope this stuid bitch doesn't get any ideas about running for office later on down the road.

    1. Anonymous7:31 AM

      How about her taking her roadshow to Newtown and let's see how well she is greeted.
      One SICK puppy.

  34. For those of you not familiar with the story, Taya Kyle is the widow of former USNavy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, whose story -- or, rather, a Hollywood version of his story, was featured in the movie "American Sniper."

    Kyle got out of the Navy after ten years of service and set up an organization that he claimed worked to help returning military personnel with PTSD, depression, and other mental and emotional problems resulting from military service. The main way Kyle "helped" suffering former military people was to take them to a shooting range where they could fire weapons at targets all day long. Don't ask me how it helps with recovery to exposing guys with PTSD and other emotional disturbances to gunfire that would remind them of their combat experiences.

    One of the people Kyle was trying to "help" was a wackedout ex-Marine who, upon arriving at the shooting range, proceeded to kill Kyle and another guy.

    Taya Kyle then published her autobiography and is now a spokesperson for the NRA and other gunnut groups.

    There are SERIOUS problems with some of Chris Kyle's tales, as detailed in this article:

    The story that I find particularly troubling is Kyle's bullshit story about being sent to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina where he sat on top of the Superdome and shot looters. The entire story is a lie -- never happened.

    There also are questions about whether or not the Kyle's donated the proceeds from their organization to charity.

    I made it about 1/3 of the way through Kyle's book before tossing it. He claims he became a ranch hand so he could knock around cattle and joined the military so he could knock around people. I'm a veteran of two tours in Vietnam and 30 years in uniform. I have killed and helped kill men but damn if I kept a count of my "kills" as Kyle did and for which he is lionized by a few unbalanced dimwits.

    I guess violence and guns resonate with some people but not with this old soldier.


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