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Rodeo Clown Mocks Obama--Unseemly, or, American?

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Avatar, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. Avatar

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    Funny CNN article at the link above about a rodeo clown with an Obama mask mocking the Prez. Article quotes one attendee who was horrified and likened it to a "Clan" rally. Of course it was nothing of the sort; Americans mock their president--whoever he is--all the time. They've actually been rather easy on Obama compared to how they treated presidents of the recent past. In fact, I'd say the attendee quoted is somewhat racist for trying to make a color thing out of this.

    When it comes to the issue of mocking the standing president at a public event, I'm of two minds, myself. On one hand, the organizers of a public entertainment event attended by Americans of all political parties should perhaps show a little more respect for the current president--I certainly would if I were the organizer. On the other hand, I don't mind that this lack of respect surprises foreign tourists like the one mentioned by the attendee who come from places where mocking the leader would mean going to jail or worse. Americans historically have felt very free to lampoon their leaders and, on the whole, I prefer it that way.
     
  2. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    I've seen newspaper pictures from the 1860's showing Lincoln with a Baboon's head. So, this is nothing new.
     
  3. Loyac

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    I've seen masks of Nixon, Kennedy, Reagan, Clinton and Bush... SO WHY NOT OBAMA...??? Enough of this political correctness...!!! John
     
  4. W.P.T.

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    They could of had a horses ass mask then Obama and the Hidebeast could of performed together ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  5. Setterman

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    I see MSNBC is making a big deal out it too. Right below it they have a write up about a "cute couple" going on vacation....Barry and Michelle. The media is in their pocket.

    Give me a break. Remember the Bush signs?
     
  6. Old Cowboy

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    The New Thought Police in action.
     
  7. ImpalaBob

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    I did not hear anybody complaining after the Point Break movie in 1991.
     
  8. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Obama mocks America and the Constitution, so why should anyone complain when he gets back what he dishes out?

    This is just a case of the libs being upset their sacred cow is being mocked, but it's OK for them to mock Reagan, Bush, etc.
     
  9. Catpower

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    I don't see any problem with it
     
  10. CharlieAMA

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    I don't have a problem with it either. BOO HOO! More liberal media BS. Everyone needs a good laugh these days.
     
  11. SirMissalott

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    It's always a clan ralley when you say anything about the bamster!!
     
  12. Jim101

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    Here's a link to the original story in the KC red star.

    http://www.kansascity.com/2013/08/11/4403626/shameful-missouri-state-fair-stunt.html

    I don't as a rule go to the state fair, But I wish I'd been there for this one.


    Jim
     
  13. bcnu

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    The only thing I see wrong with it is that it was not actually oboze. John
     
  14. timberfaller

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    Its pure animal abuse! Where is USHS when you need them!!! How dare they taunt a defenseless bovine!!
     
  15. C-Money

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    I just read the PRCAs remarks concerning the Missouri State fair rodeo.

    PRCA Statement Regarding Non-Member Missouri Rodeo Clown Incident

    The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association is in no way affiliated with the non-sanctioned event at which a non-member clown made offensive statements regarding President Obama at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia on August 10. The sport of professional rodeo is based on American values, and disrespecting the office of the President of the United States is unAmerican. While it has no jurisdiction in the punishment of this particular incident, the PRCA shares the overwhelming national disappointment that this display of poor taste has caused. It does not represent the patriotic Americans from all walks of life and all political parties who love, participate in and follow the sport of professional rodeo.


    Weak.
     
  16. timberfaller

    timberfaller Well-Known Member

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    Non-Member, they should have said nothing then.

    And SORRY but a clown imitating a clown is NOT Offensive.

    I respect the "office" the person in it HAS to EARN my respect, ITS NOT FREELY GIVEN!
     
  17. W.P.T.

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    Obama is a Clown, feel bad for the clown having to even wear a mask of the Clown Himself ... The Stupidity of the American people amazes me sometimes sometimes more than once ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  18. W.P.T.

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    Obama is a Clown, feel bad for the clown having to even wear a mask of the Clown Himself ... The Stupidity of the American people amazes me sometimes sometimes more than once ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  19. Brian in Oregon

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    So much angst over Zero the Clown getting impersonated by a clown.
     
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    You're not afraid of a clown.....are you?


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