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 redefining words so that common sense is turned upside-down and nobody knows the difference.”

LaPierre used the example of a fiscal responsibility when it comes to a family versus the government. When families find themselves strapped for cash, with credit cards maxed out, “we’re forced to tighten our belt.” When it comes to our broke government, however, and Obama’s desire for more social programs, “borrowing more money is supposed to be “principled.”

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