Liberals Blow Gasket Over Missouri State Fair Clown With Obama Mask

Liberals have absolutely no humor when it is one of them being made fun of

(Kansas City Star) The taxpayer-supported Missouri State Fair got a lot of negative publicity Sunday following a report of a shameful stunt that occurred Saturday night in Sedalia.

The story by an eyewitness, Perry Beam, is posted to Daily Kos and Show Me Progress.

Basically, a clown wearing a mask of President Barack Obama came out during the bull riding event at the fair. The crowd was asked if it wanted to see Obama “run down by a bull.” (UPDATE: 6:55 p.m.: Here are two short videos of part of the incident: “We’re going to smoke Obama, man,” says announcer.)

Egged on by the crowd and the announcer, “One of the clowns ran up and started bobbling the lips on the mask and the people went crazy. Finally, a bull came close enough to him that he had to move, so he jumped up and ran away to the delight of the onlookers hooting and hollering from the stands.”

Obviously this is a horrible show of respect for the President of the United States at a public event at the state fair— which got more than $400,000 from Missouri state taxpayers this year.

We didn’t show King George III much respect, either. Furthermore, I don’t remember liberals getting upset over people wearing George W. Bush masks, or when Game Of Thrones featured a GWB head. Bush mask good, Obama mask bad. Respect is earned. Considering Obama constantly denigrates people who do not believe as he does, he gets the respect he earned.

It’s also borderline illegal; the U.S. Secret Service takes threats against the president seriously. While the president himself was in no danger here, it’s the kind of stupid activity that could give nuts ideas about harming the president.

Good grief, a threat? Seriously? So, should these nuts have been investigated?

Or were they just expressing their 1st Amendment Rights?

All sorts of politicians, including Republicans, jumped on this, and stated how shameful it was. Remember how all those Democrat politicians denounced people wearing Bush mask, and even all the assassination chic against Bush? No? Hmph.

BTW, funny how liberals get very worked up over this, but not IRS targeting of Conservative groups, 4 dead Americans in Benghazi, the hundreds killed and injured by Fast and Furious guns, etc.

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21 Responses to “Liberals Blow Gasket Over Missouri State Fair Clown With Obama Mask”

  1. john says:

    So you see nothing wrong with a white man in blackface playing the part of a fool?

  2. You’re saying Obama has a Black face? You’re a racist.

    Nice of you to ignore the whole substance of the postpoat.

  3. Ecstasy_of_Idiocy says:

    How do you know he was white johnny boy?
    Aren’t you being a bit racist hatemonger for assuming that?

    For those who don’t know American history, rodeos always do skits and stunts. The clowns put their lives in danger to save the riders. They do their own skits and stunts as well by bringing levity and humor to the rodeo either through verbal or non-verbal skits or stunts.

    You liberals all claim to want diversity in thought and deeds, but then go all ape-sized, bat-guano-hysterical when something offends your sensibilities. I thought it was Christians that had the delicate sensibilities. At least Christians realize the Bill of Rights. You loonies on the left want to do away with them. Too dangerous eh?

  4. Zachriel says:

    Nothing like black-face. The “bobbling the lips” was a nice touch — to make sure no one missed the point.

  5. Let’s see, Bush was constantly referred to as a monkey. He was the target of liberal assassination chic. Heck, just the other week liberals were wishing for his death after the stent procedure. Few if any of you liberals denounced that behavior. Neither you nor John said the accompanying photos showed bad behavior by liberals.

    And, I find it interesting that you liberals immediately find what is behavior suggesting a person is a dunce, “bobbling the lips”, to be representative of Blacks. Goes to show exactly what you think of Black people, which is rather racist.

  6. Zachriel says:

    William Teach: Let’s see, Bush was constantly referred to as a monkey.

    Didn’t realize that calling Bush a monkey was a historical slur against an oppressed racial group.

    William Teach: Neither you nor John said the accompanying photos showed bad behavior by liberals.

    Perhaps it’s because none of the photos show bad behavior, much less a historical slur against an oppressed racial group. Furthermore, the photos are apparently all at venues appropriate for political speech.

  7. Ecstasy_of_Idiocy says:

    Free speech is only for those special groups at special locations during special events.

    Funny that for a movement built upon the idea of protecting free speech at all costs.

  8. Ecstasy_of_Idiocy says:

    And, they go further down the decrepit hole:

    The Missouri State Fair on Monday imposed a lifetime ban on a rodeo clown whose depiction of President Barack Obama getting charged by a bull was widely criticized by Democratic and Republican officials alike.

    The rodeo clown won’t be allowed to participate or perform at the fair again. Fair officials say they’re also reviewing whether to take any action against the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association, the contractor responsible for Saturday’s event.

    I’d sue if I were the clown.

    I’ve seen this stunt before. It is common:

    The fair said in a written statement announcing the clown’s ban that he had engaged in an “unconscionable stunt” that was “inappropriate and not in keeping with the Fair’s standards.” The fair’s press release did not identify the clown.

    At least one person defended him. David Berry, a Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association member who was at Saturday’s event, described the clown as a friend and said there was nothing offensive or unusual about his actions. Berry said the Obama character was meant to look like a dummy and that rodeo clowns have long performed such acts, often imitating sitting presidents.

    “The joke is not that it was the president,” Berry said. “They drag out this person dressed like a dummy and all of the sudden this dummy just takes off running. That’s what’s funny.”

  9. Ecstasy_of_Idiocy says:

    Missouri House Democrats have suggested the Republican-led chamber should form a special committee to investigate the incident and determine whether to continue providing tax dollars to the fair.

    State Rep. Steve Webb, chairman of the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus, said Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon should cancel the governor’s annual ham breakfast scheduled for Thursday at the fairgrounds.

    But forced tax payer funding of abortions is A-OK. Wonder if this democrat has something against ham?

  10. Zachriel says:

    Ecstasy_of_Idiocy: Free speech is only for those special groups at special locations during special events.

    Free speech is for everyone, including the right to criticize. Turns out, many people don’t like racial slurs served with their rodeo.

    Interesting fact, Obama won nearly half of the votes for president in Missouri (49% in 2008, 44% in 2012).

  11. gitarcarver says:

    A picture of the clown is here:

    http://news.yahoo.com/missouri-fair-clown-draws-criticism-obama-mask-004950184.html

    The fact that it is a MASK and not blackface for me takes the racial element out of this.

    Do I think the gag was funny? Meh. I wasn’t there and it doesn’t sound to funny to me, but humor is subjective.

    But what you have seen here is more of the “any criticism of this president is race based” by two liberals posting here.

    But that is what liberals do – build a case that isn’t supported by facts and then scream about it.

  12. Perhaps it’s because none of the photos show bad behavior, much less a historical slur against an oppressed racial group.

    Yeah, because showing the POTUS with blood on his hands and face are appropriate. I notice you ignored the assassination chic I mention. And the only one inferring a racist attitude is you liberals.

    Furthermore, the photos are apparently all at venues appropriate for political speech.

    So political speech can only be at Venues Approved By Liberals? Can you point that out in the Constitution?

    All liberals can do is deflect to raaaaacism, because otherwise they would have to defend their SCOAMF of a president.

  13. Zachriel says:

    William Teach: Yeah, because showing the POTUS with blood on his hands and face are appropriate.

    At a political protest? Sure. At a rodeo, probably not.

    William Teach: I notice you ignored the assassination chic I mention.

    Have no idea what it is. Must be right-wing code of some sort.
    http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=%22assassination+chic%22

    But most political depictions of assassination are wrong as they undermine the constitution and the rule of law.

    William Teach: So political speech can only be at Venues Approved By Liberals?

    Not at all! As we already said, you can have political speech at rodeos, even clowns bobbling lips on masks of black presidents! And people can object, applaud, or take their business elsewhere. Isn’t freedom wonderful!

  14. gitarcarver says:

    Let’s see….

    Event sponsored by state?

    Check.

    Event paid for with public funds?

    Check.

    Event considered a “public forum?”

    Check.

    Same incident happen before?

    “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.“…

    …”.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.”

    Check.

    Silence when focus of gag is Bush?

    Check.

    Outrage when focus of gag is Obama?

    Check.

    Result: another example of liberal hypocrisy and another attempt to shut down protected speech in a public forum.

  15. Ecstasy_of_Idiocy says:

    But most political depictions of assassination are wrong as they undermine the constitution and the rule of law.

    What the hell are you talking about? So, images now undermine the constitution and rule of law? No they don’t. If they did, we’d not have porn. Only liberal’s fascination with socialism undermines our Constitution and rule of law.

    William Teach: So political speech can only be at Venues Approved By Liberals?

    Not at all! As we already said, you can have political speech at rodeos, even clowns bobbling lips on masks of black presidents! And people can object, applaud, or take their business elsewhere. Isn’t freedom wonderful!

    Then what the hell are you arguing about? First you claim its racist and offensive to an oppressed racial group, then claim it undermines the Constitution, and now you state that its perfectly OK and acceptable? I take it then that you are against the lifetime ban of the clown then?

    BTW, it did not pass my notice that you claim that black americans are an oppressed racial group. Please point to examples of where they being oppressed. Please point to specific examples of where they are forced in to unequal lower treatment by white americans.

    Should you accept the challenge, I can point to examples where black americans are disproportionately given SPECIAL treatment by this nation.

  16. Gail Combs says:

    Teach, you might want to post this cartoon. Steve Bell won political cartoon of the year for this.

    http://www.theguardian.com/cartoons/stevebell/1,7371,519655,00.html

    Yet if you would do the same to Obama the libs have a heart attack.
    (Personally I can stand either man)

  17. Gail Combs says:

    Comment by Ecstasy_of_Idiocy

    Free speech is only for those special groups at special locations during special events….
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    You are correct. Congress has now passed a law making Free Speech, Protests (right to petition the government for a redress of grievances) and the right of Assembly ILLEGAL!

    This is just more of the same.

    ….The First Amendment to our Constitution guarantees us the rights of free speech and assembly. A fundamental purpose of our free speech guarantee is to invite dispute. Protests can and have been the catalyst for positive change. Thus while we despise that protestors can burn our flag as protected political speech, and we hate that Neo-Nazis can march down our streets, we recognize the rights of these groups to do what they do and we send our troops across the world to fight for these rights.

    Last year’s “occupy movement” scared the government. On March 8, President Obama signed a law that makes protesting more difficult and more criminal. The law is titled the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act, and it passed unanimously in the Senate and with only three “no” votes in the House. It was called the “Trepass Bill” by Congress and the “anti-Occupy law” by everyone else who commented.

    The law “improves” public grounds by forcing people – protestors – elsewhere. It amends an older law that made it a federal crime to “willfully and knowingly” enter a restricted space. Now you will be found guilty of this offense if you simply “knowingly” enter a restricted area, even if you did not know it was illegal to do so. The Department of Homeland Security can designate an event as one of “national significance,” making protests or demonstrations near the event illegal.

    The law makes it punishable by up to ten years in jail to protest anywhere the Secret Service “is or will be temporarily visiting,” or anywhere they might be guarding someone. Does the name Secret tell you anything about your chances of knowing where they are? The law allows for conviction if you are “disorderly or disruptive,” or if you “impede or disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions.” You can no longer heckle or “boo” at a political candidate’s speech, as that would be disruptive….
    http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/leading-edge-legal-advice-everyday-matters/2012/aug/1/i-object-i-disagree-can-i-now-say-so-publicly/

  18. Ecstasy_of_Idiocy says:

    GEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSHHHHHHHHHH
    I didn’t much care for the Occupy crowd, nor the way law enforcement refused to move them from public and private space. I’m all for protesting, but camping out is something else.

    People have been harassed and arrested for protesting and even handing out literature NEAR government buildings, even park buildings. All these are public space.

    As I’ve said before, we’ve lost our bill of rights and our constitution. Rule of law used to be the last bastion of our freedoms. Now that is going.

    Holder now telling his DOJ to ignore minimum sentencing laws. Stated that we cannot incarcerate our way to peace. I dare to disagree.

  19. Zachriel says:

    Ecstasy_of_Idiocy: What the hell are you talking about? So, images now undermine the constitution and rule of law?

    Didn’t say such images should be illegal, but that they can appear to advocate an individual veto of the electoral process, which is antithetical to democracy. This is similar to burning the U.S. flag, which consigns to the flames the good with the bad.

    Ecstasy_of_Idiocy: Then what the hell are you arguing about? First you claim its racist and offensive to an oppressed racial group, then claim it undermines the Constitution, and now you state that its perfectly OK and acceptable?

    We didn’t say it was perfectly okay and acceptable. It’s legal, and people have the right to object, applaud or take their business elsewhere.

    Ecstasy_of_Idiocy: BTW, it did not pass my notice that you claim that black americans are an oppressed racial group. Please point to examples of where they being oppressed.

    He says on a thread about bobbling the lips on an Obama mask.

  20. Ecstasy_of_Idiocy says:

    Anyone else notice how they completely fail to answer the questions and concerns posed by me and the rest of us?

    Didn’t say such images should be illegal,

    Yes you did. Besides, you were the one that brought the topic up.

    they can appear to advocate an individual veto of the electoral process, which is antithetical to democracy.

    Ok, seriously. You really need to see a doctor about your delusions. One persons view does not a democracy make or break. And no, “democracy” is not based upon one person, but upon a majority of people enforcing its will upon a minority of people. For the most part, our state governments operate as a democracy, but in federal elections, it is a Representative gov’t.

    BTW, what say you to executive branch vetos? Or congressional vetos? Isn’t that one “individual” placing a veto upon the will of another and the process?

    We didn’t say it was perfectly okay and acceptable.

    That’s right. You were saying it was unconstitutional and undermined the rule of law and was oppressive to black people.

    And again, you failed to answer the question of what are you arguing about if you find it within the person’s right? And, no, comedic jokes do not oppression of a race make. if that were the case, we’d have no comedians at all.

  21. Zachriel says:

    Ecstasy_of_Idiocy: Yes you did.

    Um, no, we didn’t. We said “political depictions of assassination are wrong as they undermine (erode) the constitution and the rule of law”.

    Ecstasy_of_Idiocy: Besides, you were the one that brought the topic up.

    You had suggested free speech was being limited to “only for those special groups at special locations during special events.”

    Ecstasy_of_Idiocy: One persons view does not a democracy make or break.

    An assassin is a person who overrules the votes of millions.

    Ecstasy_of_Idiocy: BTW, what say you to executive branch vetos? Or congressional vetos? Isn’t that one “individual” placing a veto upon the will of another and the process?

    The president and congress are elected representatives.

    Ecstasy_of_Idiocy: You were saying it was unconstitutional and undermined the rule of law

    No, we didn’t say it was unconstitutional. We said “political depictions of assassination are wrong as they undermine (erode) the constitution and the rule of law” by making the statement that political decisions should be made by the gun rather than the ballot.

    Ecstasy_of_Idiocy: And again, you failed to answer the question of what are you arguing about if you find it within the person’s right?

    Our original comment was “Nothing like black-face. The ‘bobbling the lips’ was a nice touch — to make sure no one missed the point.”

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