I had forgotten about Father “Mike Pfleger,” as President Obama called him at CNN’s “gun violence” forum last week. Obama and Pfleger are old Chicago buddies. I was unaware of Pfleger’s interest in snuffing out Second Amendment rights. “It wasn’t that many years ago,” John Boch writes, “that the man of the cloth called on the owner of Chuck’s Guns, John Riggio, to be ‘snuffed out’ – using the lingo of his parishioners. Pfleger had used the same thinly veiled call for violence against Illinois legislators who voted against gun control.” Boch posts photos of Pfleger protected by three armed guards. Good of CNN to call on Pfleger to contribute to the debate.
Back in 2008, Pfleger promoted Obama by deriding Hillary Clinton in unfair and offensive terms. We all saw the video below at the time, but I had completely forgotten about it. Let’s take a trip down memory lane, courtesy of Ed Driscoll/InstaPundit. Ed asks: “I wonder if he’ll be endorsing Hillary this year.”