In Defense of the Rodeo Clown

It seems President Obama is immune to criticism of any kind, not from politicians within his own party or the opposition in Republican ranks, not from commentators, news anchors, editors, bloggers and now…rodeo clowns. The Kansas City Star reports:

“Missouri State Fair officials and politicians on Sunday condemned the performance of a rodeo clown who donned a mask resembling President Barack Obama during Saturday’s bull riding competition.

A tempest over the incident erupted after the website Show Me Progress reported a Facebook account of it.

The Facebook writer said he had taken a Taiwanese student to the rodeo Saturday night in Sedalia. During the bull riding segment a rodeo clown appeared wearing an Obama mask.

“The announcer wanted to know if anyone would like to see Obama run down by a bull,” the posting said. “The crowd went wild. He asked it again and again, louder each time, whipping the audience into a lather.”

Another clown then apparently joined the performance.

“One of the clowns ran up and started bobbling the lips on the mask and the people went crazy,” the posting said. “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.”

President Obama is the most universally criticized President in the history of the United States.  Mocking political officials is an American tradition.  It didn’t start with Obama, it won’t end with Obama.

Of course that didn’t stop the liberals from Show Me Progress from demanding action. In response the expected condemnation came from both sides of the aisle.  The Kansas City Star continues:

“After hearing from reporters Sunday afternoon, fair organizers released a statement, which did not contest the details reported on social media.

“The performance by one of the rodeo clowns at Saturday’s event was inappropriate and disrespectful, and does not reflect the opinions or standards of the Missouri State Fair,”

Well… eh hem, the performance by the rodeo clown may not reflect the opinions and standards of the Missouri State Fair but it clearly reflects the opinions of most Missourians. – Editor

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I am just an average blue collar American who works hard and tries to be a good dad. I have a passion for history, music and freedom.

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