Tuesday, August 13, 2013

What Offends You More: Plane For First Dog, POTUS Unilaterally Delaying Obamacare, Or Rodeo Clown Mocking Obama?

If you're a patriot who is concerned about our national debt, and about the rule of law, you're probably offended at an Imperial President who has the gall to...

1. Fly his dog and basketballs on a Marine Corps Osprey to Martha's Vineyard, instead of that cramped (excuse the sarcasm) 747.


2. Today, Obama decided on his own, without Congress lifting a finger, to delay another part of his failed Obamacare socialist healthcare scheme--caps of out-of-pocket expenses that were supposed to go into effect next year.

But if you're a Democrat or a liberal, you're more offended that a rodeo clown in Missouri mocked their false Messiah by wearing an Obama mask and got chased by a bull.





Now, not only has the rodeo clown in question has lost his job, but the announcer is fearing he will lose his job as a school superintendent (NewsLeader.com).
A rodeo announcer at the Missouri State Fair has resigned as president of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboys Association.

Mark Ficken stepped down Monday evening from the post and says he's been unfairly roped into a controversy involving a clown posing as President Obama.

Ficken says he's been threatened physically and fears he'll lose his job as superintendent of the Boonville School District. The school board is launching an investigation into whether Ficken was involved in any of the behavior many are calling offensive.

"He's shaking like a small dog passing razor blades," Ficken's lawyer, Albert Watkins, said.

Watkins says other than saying, "Watch out for that bull, Obama," Ficken was not part of the performance.

"These weren't words uttered by him, these weren't words that were furthered by him. This wasn't an act that was conceived by him," Watkins said.

But even so, Watkins says Ficken has gotten hundreds of threatening emails and fears he'll lose his job.

Meanwhile, the Missouri State Fair Commission instituted a lifetime ban against the rodeo clown who wore the mask and who they say made the statements.
Liberals like "Air" Claire McCaskill and even some spineless Republicans have been quick to denounce the circus clown, never mind that dummies of George H.W. Bush were used as props at a rodeo in 1994, and no one was offended.

But in all the feigned outrage, there's a ton of hypocrisy.

Dana Loesch points out that Democrats didn't protest when the late Mel Carnahan appeared in blackface, instead, the libs defended the "minstrel show."

Loesch also noted that the NAACP wants the DOJ, run by racist Attorney General Eric "My People" Holder, to investigate the rodeo clown, never mind that the St. Louis NAACP attacked Kenneth Gladney, a black man. Not only was Mr. Gladney (who was selling Gadsden flags) called a "nigger" and assaulted by (S)SEIU members outside an August 2009 town hall, a member of the supposed civil rights group called Gladney another racial epithet: "Uncle Tom."



US News and World Report had a great take on this, saying the banning of the rodeo clown borders on Stalinism.
Making fun of the President of the United States is what we do in America. It's a subtle reminder that we are a nation of laws, not of men, and that we threw off the monarchy more than 225 years ago and have not looked back since. We poke fun at our elected leaders to keep them from getting too big for their britches, to remind them – and ourselves – that we are all just citizens, some having been chosen by the rest of us to carry a greater share of the responsibility for the conduct of civic affairs.

From Mark Twain to Will Rodgers, from Fred Allen to Mort Sahl, Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, humorists, clowns and comedians have made taking shots at politicians their bread and butter. Until Barack Obama that is.

In days past, making fun of the president, not just his policies but the man himself, was no big deal. Some, like FDR, Kennedy and Reagan, appeared to take it in stride and were able to give as good as they got. Others, like Nixon, found little to laugh at. Obama is different. People are all too sensitive about what passes for funny where he is concerned, lest it displace him from the pedestal on which his supporters have placed him.

...Taste is not a factor here. There were plenty of things that were written about George W. Bush and said about Ronald Reagan that were in very bad taste, yet some people laughed and the tellers of the tale got away with it. Under Obama, people are so fawningly, stupidly concerned about hidden meanings and matters of perception that they are falling all over themselves to avoid giving offense.

It is unfortunate the culture has been changed in this way, for comedy's sake as well as the nation's well-being. It may be a naturally defensive posture to take given that the Alinskites who worship Obama and all that he stands for use public shaming as a rather effective bludgeon against anyone who gets in their way. As has been previously noted, in the age of the community organizer president the ones who scream the loudest, longest often win even when the facts are not on their side.

A lifetime ban on a poor rodeo clown who wore an Obama mask, when there is, as the AP noted, a tradition of poking fun at all presidents in the same way in that venue, is not only extreme but borders on Stalinist. Remember, a bad joke told in Soviet Russia could get one sent to the gulag. In this case the offender should probably be grateful he is only being sent to the unemployment line.
But it's frightening too that, in a nation where liberals can mock and/or blaspheme Jesus Christ and tell those offended that it's free speech, it is a different story when their false Messiah Obama is ridiculed. Then, the Obama cult-followers become witch hunters come out of the woodwork "to beat and burn and kill."


 
 
And it's even worse when the abuses and excesses of an Imperial Presidency are distracted by liberals in another game of "SQUIRREL!"

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