Who’s Really The Clown? Left Freakout Over Silly Rodeo Stunt Shows Misplaced Priorities

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The clown’s been banned from the Missouri State Fair for life. All clowns who succeed him will have to first go through sensitivity training. The President of the Missouri Cowboy Rodeo Association, which sponsors the State Fair rodeo, resigned under pressure (he’s still a school superintendent by day). Democratic State legislators are even urging an investigation to determine whether the State should pull its financial support of the, you know, State Fair.

All because of this? (Watch the video if you want – but honestly, the whole thing is such a non-event that you’re likely to come away even more unimpressed by the hoopla than you already are. At about the 2:20 mark, the announcer obviously pokes a little common, showman-like fun at the President’s likeness, and life goes on.)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuSiz4IDveU

Of course, liberals cried ‘racism’ and blamed the Tea Party for infiltrating the Nation’s fraternity of rodeo clowns.

Where were sensitive conservatives back in 1994, when this kind of cruelty was being perpetrated against President George H.W. Bush? The Washington Examiner tracked down the account of a reporter who witnessed that grievous event:

The big white gate flew open. The bull came out bucking. The rider flopped from side to side and the bullfighters held back, letting the bull make his moves until the rider dropped off. Licciardello crouched in a heavily padded barrel, a human target should the bull decide to charge. Hawkins waited near the barrel, holding his big inner tube. A dummy with a George Bush mask stood beside the clown, propped up by a broomstick.

T.J. Hawkins rolled out the big inner tube, and the bull lowered his head, shot forward and launched into the tube, sending it bounding down the center of the arena. The crowd cheered. Then the bull saw the George Bush dummy. He tore into it, sending the rubber mask flying halfway across the sand as he turned toward the fence, sending cowboys scrambling up the fence rails, hooking one with his horn and tossing him off the fence.

Lighten up, Left. This Nation is a big and diverse place, and every citizen is covered by the 1st Amendment. No one yelled “fire” in this public place, and no one tested the boundaries of obscenity. The whole absurd reaction to this homespun, innocent little slice of community theater has a stifling, choking quality for those who believe in free speech and free assembly – and that’s the one and only thing that’s remotely ominous about this whole clownish ordeal.

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Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • JanelleHumbert

    Every president has been mocked, joked about and skewered. I truly don’t understand why he feels he should be treated differently. Why would it make any male or female feel better to be handled like a marshmallow?

    • Ron r

      I’ve never heard the president say he did not like being made fun of. Then again I never knew Bush to be called the names Obama has been called. Or had his lips made an issue. I also never knew the guy that mentioned klan rally was a liberal. In fact I thought he was on the right,

      • Wambli525

        You have been missing a lot … there was a made to TV movie about the assination of a president , By script and implication it was BUSH. Then there was Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan who were called all kind of names every time the left could do so. And what caucasion is not called a racist whenever they disagree with Obamas policies. You missed Bill Mahr .. and his vitriol against republicans and organized religion. You missed his unspeakable words about Sara Palin that should have offended every women in the USA… yet he and others of his ilk are still employed and as hateful as ever. As far as the president not saying he doesn’t like being made fun of … he does not have to his junk yard dogs (IRS included) take care of that for him.

        • Vis Fac

          I miss Bill Mahr every chance I get!

          A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president… A democracy can best be described as two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for lunch with a well armed sheep contesting the vote!

          Libertas inaestimabilis res est

          Semper-Fi

          • Jerry Morris

            Actually, Force, I think in a democracy the sheep is unarmed. It has to be a Constitutional Republic (with a 2nd Amendment like ours) for the sheep to be packing heat to protest the vote with.

          • Vis Fac

            This one dimensional de- mock-cracy which I see as lopsided towards DEMON (emphasis on demon) -CRITIC (short for hypocritic) values is a mockery of a democratically run republic

            The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

            A republic is defined as a state in which supreme
            power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…Our republic no longer exists…A democracy can best be described as two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for lunch with a well armed sheep contesting the vote!

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est

            Semper-Fi

        • Martin Francis

          WoW. Excellent reply. And that is a small sampling of leftwing styled hatred and phony names, especially racist, that conservative Americans are assailed with all over print and TV media. The name calling is fine with me. It is a badge of honor to be called vile names by vile men. Only left wing girlie-men whine about their feelings being hurt. Politics and religion is a big boys game. I argue about freedom and morality in politics and religion all the time with friends and enemies. No big deal. Bill Mahr has great wit and he is evil. I thought the same about Dennis Miller and wished he were on our side. God changed his heart after 9/11 and my prayer was answered.

        • Martin Francis

          WoW. Excellent reply. And that is a small sampling of leftwing styled hatred and phony names, especially racist, that conservative Americans are assailed with all over print and TV media. The name calling is fine with me. It is a badge of honor to be called vile names by vile men. Only left wing girlie-men whine about their feelings being hurt. Politics and religion is a big boys game. I argue about freedom and morality in politics and religion all the time with friends and enemies. No big deal. Bill Mahr has great wit and he is evil. I thought the same about Dennis Miller and wished he were on our side. God changed his heart after 9/11 and my prayer was answered.

          • Ron r

            I can show you that his mother was called a tramp on this site. The problem is but conservatives the problem is the extream or ultra right / reich. The little over 2% that have taken over the Republican Party , most if whom are on sites like thus one.

          • Martin Francis

            Yeah, Yeah, Yeah. Your and her little feelings are hurt. Can we get on with what works and what does not? Those 2% (lie) of “ultra conservatives” have it right on the money. It is ridiculous how much of a mess ObummerCare is. And now low information voters are finally starting to understand why federal “workers” are running away from this nightmare as are unions and anybody else with 2% of their brain working. And the true impact is being illegally delayed until after the elections. What do you expect from a man whose father is a communist foreigner (Dreams of my Father) and whose backbone comes from his wife? His words.

          • Ron r

            Except 2% will never beat 61%.

          • Martin Francis

            Ron r,

            Typical empty-headed response to my point. Throughout history, a determined minority of good souls have always battled against a determined minority of evil, lazy, jealous souls. The great majority have no clue.

            The percentage of people who are on government assistance of one kind or another is much higher than 61%. Our Founding Fathers finally just moved away from such drones. In our case, we may have to do the same or secede from the union. Trouble is, every time the “Little Red Hen” prospers, the drones are the 1st in line to enjoy the fruits of her labor.

          • Ron r

            My point was not who or what % of Americans are on food stamps or other programs. I receive veterans benefits so I must be in your count also. But I compared the 2% extreme right wing that have taken over the Republican Party , to the 61% of voters who put Obama in office for term 2 . I will forego the name calling.

          • Martin Francis

            Ron Ron,

            There is nothing wrong with name calling as long as it is accurate, because a name is is merely a shortened description such as “extreme” right wing. There is no extreme left wing because nothing evil is extreme to them. Earned bennies such as Social Security and Vets benefits are not counted as welfare. Obama’s free cell phone and unemployment “insurance” and food stamps and paying farmers not to grow certain crops and federal school loans and small business loans and bank bailouts, and “free” school lunches, and ad nauseum. Everywhere in the world the government is doing the welfare shtick to buy votes. Can we pretty please be different and fulfill our American purpose?

          • Ron r

            I’m sure the left would say the same about the extream right and that to tollerate Cheney was to tollerate evil . You are one of a few on the right who don’t think social security is not a socialist hand out. As for farm subsidies , that was in progress long before Obama , as was the so called Obama phones (Bush phones) as for free or reduced lunches for children ,I would prefer to see them eat than buy a bomber. Bank bail outs I don’t care for myself . I do think term limits for congress would work.

        • Ron r

          Look, no one that I know of has used an ethnic slur towards any of the people you have mentioned except Obama. No one has a problem with disagreeing with Obama ,that’s the American way. But racial slurss, calling his mother a whore is a little much.

      • Vis Fac

        No he has his goons do that for him. In all honesty I have seen him laugh at himself I’ll give him that but nothing else. It seems his minions go ballistic and over react. Going as far as usurpation of our First Amendment rights to free speech.

        A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president… A democracy can best be described as two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for lunch with a well armed sheep contesting the vote!

        Libertas inaestimabilis res est

        Semper-Fi

        • Ron r

          And bush laughed at himself, so did Reagan and between the two of them we got no leadership , and to most republicans Reagan is second only to god . And second only to very few.

          • Ron r

            And you are just a plain and very simple reich wing dumb a// who seem to always resort to name calling. Get a life looser!!!! Now that we have gotten past the required insults, you can tell me how I’m a hypocrite ? If it is possible to get civil dialogue going with you.

          • Ron r

            You don’t know what I did not like about Bush jr. You idiot dud. Idiots like you helps me understand why some animals eat their young.

          • Ron r

            Ya Da , ya da, ya da, Mitch!!!!

          • Ron r

            Mitch!!!!!

          • Ron r

            Mitch!!!!! And you really have no ideal what I’m calling you. Must be the inbreeding!!!! MItCH!!!!!

          • Ron r

            My bad , I really ment to call your mother that when I was tapping your mother. BTW tell her I forgave her for not aborting your sorry ass. Now go away little b””ch /Mitch!!!!

          • Ron r

            And you are a confused young lady !!!

          • Ron r

            Just as ms y times as I have scraped you’re troll s;;toff the button of my shoe. If your version of liberty is to name call and insult , I’ll pass . Besides you don’t have to respond to my post woman!!

          • Ron r

            Keep moving you self righteous little reich wing lady .

          • Ron r

            Ok, juvenile Judy conversation ended!

          • Ron r

            Bye Judy.

          • Ron r

            Later for you Judy.

          • Ron r

            Judy, Judy , Judy !!

          • Ron r

            Judy is you and you are Judy .

          • Ron r

            Judyturd, the conversation was about mocking presidents, and to what extent, not who likes who, or name calling. Idiot !!!!!!

          • Ron r

            Judy, Judy , Judy!!!

          • Ron r

            Judy, Judy,Judy, you self-righteous little nothing!.

          • Ron r

            So you sit in bathrooms watching s::t bobbing in toilets? Wow juvenile Judy !!! Now shut up and stop mitchen!!!

      • BALONEY TONEY MAHONEY

        Are you serious?, the Left was skewering Bush mercilessly even before he took the oath. Bush got far, far worse than OblahBlah has!

        • Ron r

          Never heard bush referef to as 47% black, or half breed, or even the n word. Bush was bashed, no doubt about it, but was never interrupted while speaking to congress .

      • ISHKABIBEL

        The Left gets away with murder when it comes to these things…Limbaugh rightfully calls Fluke out for what she is, & gets blastd, but Palin & other conservative women gets such horrible & vulgar stuff thrown at them & it’s OK, not a peep form the Left, none from the lefty women. Conservative women & blacks are less than human to the Left Propagandists!

        • Ron r

          Both sides exploit the issue of race.

          • Gary

            Wrong. Only the left plays the race card.

      • lj

        When George W was in office there was a prime time cartoon show dedicated showing the sitting president as a simple minded idiot. Would any network run a cartoon show showing the current president in such a light? I think not. Why not?

        • Ron r

          Never saw the show or knew the name of it. Please enlighten me on the name. Also let me know if he was ever called the n word or was his mother ever called a wh@@@? I know bush was both mocked and ridiculed , but it was to my knowledge it never got racial like this.

          • Robert Messmer

            It was called “Lil George” on Comedy Central, Lasted 2 seasons from June 2007 to May 2008. I had to google this although I did recall that there was a show.

    • BALONEY TONEY MAHONEY

      This reminds me of the plethora of Nixon masks during his years in office…he was quite hard on the eyes..but as bad as he was, he & his crew were Boy Scouts compared to Obummer & his corrupt Chicago-style thuggish cabal!

      • JanelleHumbert

        Oh, ick, they were so ugly and I wasn’t a fan of Nixon, I guess it perplexes me that he wants to be handled differently than his predessors.

        • BALONEY TONEY MAHONEY

          HAHAHA!! Yeah, they were ugly for sure…I was a DEM back then, so I hated Tricky Dick…I’ve since been enlightened…now I hate both sides, but hate the DEMs much, much more…at least GOP gots Rand Paul & Ted Cruz & a handful of other good men & women!

  • wavesofgrain

    The left will go ballistic over anything they can to divert the public from the “Phoney Scandals” and “Phantom Epidemics of Voter Fraud” (per Hillary).

  • Annette Rose Giesbrecht

    So what makes Obama different? Is it because he is part black, that one cannot criticize him? Does he also expect that when he dies, he will not face judgement and go immediately into heaven? Does that also apply to every person in the United States who happens to be African-American, that is part black and part anything else or all black? I mean I had to watch my tongue, keep check on my temper, pray to God to keep me from temptation and I am sure the former presidents did the same. So why does Obama get a pass?

    • mark

      Annette, Obama definitely does not get a pass. He has been constantly ridiculed at scores of Tea Party rallies where hundreds of protesters carry cartoon signs of him with a Hitler moustache, enlarged negro lips, a mongoloid-type skull, etc. This has been going on for years now. He has received more death threats than any president in history- the vast majority of them, surprise, surprise, coming from whites from the South and the West. His wife and children have received hundreds of death threats as well. Obama gets a pass? Your entire comment makes no sense. Have you ever read this website and others like it that contain hundreds of insulting and hateful remarks everyday directed at Obama? For documentation on the more serious and constant death threats against the President, see:

      http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/25/1164628/–President-Barack-Obama-Is-the-Most-Threatened-President-In-History

      http://jezebel.com/5963372/massive-number-of-death-threats-against-president-obama-exhausts-the-secret-service

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_threats_against_Barack_Obama

      • compute@pmt.org

        Mark do you ever wonder why people make the remarks they do and put them on face book or yahoo or what ever. Did you ever wonder why he gets more death threats then any other president. It has nothing to do with him being black and white but has everything to do with his activities and the fact that he has never been or never will be qualified to be president. He got in by voter fraud that has been well documented and he runs around the world acting like he is the king of the world. We still live in a free country and we have the right to make our opinions heard. Any way he needs to be gone before he finishes the job of destroying our country.

      • pete0097

        He gets a pass from the MEDIA. They are supposed to dig into our politicians work or lack thereof. It also isn’t supposed to matter which party they dig into. The position of president is SUPPOSED to be a target for the media. That is the only thing that can possibly protect us from propaganda lies.

      • BUD USMC

        Mark, I would bet that you thought he deserved the Nobel Prize when he was elected it was clear he was embarrass by it. Running guns to Mexico. The way he would bow to other leaders of the world, it was clear to them who was in charge. I could go on and on our great country is going down hill fast since, Obama has been president and if you can’t see that you should take your blinders of as I have all I see that he has done is for the national media to report what he wants. If you like the government to spy on you and to kill Americans with drones great, just keep on with your line of thinking. YES HE HAS HAD MORE PASSES BY THE MEDIA THAN CLINTON GHW BUSH OR GW BUSH.
        I only hope god will save the USA because I don’t believe Obama can or even wants too.

      • dave ussery

        Hell Mark,He’s brought all the threats on himself-well earned from where I sit!

  • rb

    One must never ever profane the (un)holy one in the White House. The Facist in Chief would not approve.

  • diana

    Well obama looks like that guy when he’s on the golf course, really this guy make him look better than he is.

  • Rocketman

    I’m anything other that a George W. Bush fan but it seems to me that they were lambasting BOTH presidents. An G W Bush dummy? What’s the word that I’m looking for to describe the left’s temper tantrum. Oh yea,… hypocrite

  • mark

    There is little reason for Liberals to get upset about anything that happens in Missouri. This, after all, is a state where white parents constantly have sex with their own children, where brothers and sisters have sex all the time and even marry, a state where if a white person has an I.Q. over 60, they give him a full-tuition scholarship to the local KKK teaching college. NASCAR, rodeos, and pig greasing contest are all the rage. In many of the smaller towns, children are publicly whipped if they are found reading a book, and grand masses of the state’s population stay up for several nights in a row studying for their urine tests which the vast majority fail. So for once I have to agree with Ben Bullard, does anyone with more than six brain cells really care about what happens in Missouri?

  • Annette Rose Giesbrecht

    It is that if the clown had worn a Bush mask when Bush was president, he would not have been fired.. Also with all that Obama did to the economy and also his lies, etc. he would have been impeached. When you compare him to Nixon, well he did worse then Nixon and yet he is still president. Nixon had to resign.

  • justus brother

    Those people are just so mean to the CRY-BABY-WHINER-IN-CHIEF. WAAA….

  • independent thinker

    Sounds to me like mark is speaking from his own personal family experience.

  • jaybird

    The state fair people should have ignored the protest by the liberals. Someone needs to stand up to them. A precedent has be set because it was done in the past to Nixon and Bush. It would have died down by the next fair.

  • ibn insha

    The Clown-in-Chief is eliminating the competition.

  • Paul

    I guess our freedom to speak out against our government (or President) is no longer accepted or allowed. Carry on Comrades, this is the new America unless we the people take a stand.

  • Israel S Right

    Amazing the number of morons that think these racist KKK stunts are funny.

  • Israel S Right

    Amazing the number of morons that think these racist KKK stunts are funny.