Bush rodeo clown allowed in ’94, Obama clown banned forever

rodeo-clownWhile there is no written law, we may have finally reached a place in America where it’s forbidden to publicly mock the president of the United States — assuming the president is an African-American and a member of the Democratic Party.

The outcry over a rodeo clown donning a mask resembling President Obama reached a new level of absurdity when it was reported Monday that the man behind the mask has been permanently banned from performing at the fair ever again, as reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Missouri State Fair officials barred the rodeo clown from ever performing at the fair again and are requiring that “all officials and subcontractors associated with the association must participate in “sensitivity training,” the Post-Dispatch noted.

In addition, the president of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association, who served as the announcer at the event, resigned on Monday.

Several state lawmakers are also demanding an investigation after threatening to cut funding for the fair, an annual event that receives state tax dollars.

Politicians and the national media jumped all over the incident, deeming it to be inappropriate and disrespectful. However, very few are acknowledging that what took place in Sedalia, Mo., on Saturday night was a duplication of a stunt that has been performed many times before.

In fact, it was documented back in 1994 that a dummy wearing a President George H.W. Bush mask, propped up by a broomstick, was employed as a decoy during a bull riding riding contest.

One member of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association who was at Saturday’s event told the Associated Press that there was nothing offensive or unusual about the rodeo clowns actions — he was trying 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,” he 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.”

The only difference between then and now is the hyper-sensitivity and double standard that applies to the first African-American president.

Hyper-sensitivity that was on full display when the apparent Obama supporter who drew attention to the incident, Perry Beam, said it felt “like some kind of Klan rally you’d see on TV,” as reported by the USA Today.

All of which may explain why race relations in America are imploding under President Barack Obama’s tutelage.

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  • Nick Bennett

    these self centered above it racists are now having a temper tantrum for any daring to treat them as they have treated others in the past.

    • StuckInCali2Long

      Bed wetting Liberals. wahhhh! LOL

    • Veritas44

      Nothing racist about satirizing a president, unless you are a race baiting liberal.

    • franktell

      There has always been masks of the POTUS and making fun of the same. I am so sick and tired of being sick and tired of the “race card” being thrown down, I say CALL!

      • Christopher Rojas

        This is entirely beside the point. A taxpayer-funded rodeo should not be engaging in partisan politics. All you conservatives freaking out about the IRS having political motivations are blatant hypocrites. And for the record, there is no long history of this in rodeo’s. The author posts a link to ONE example of a rodeo from 1994, which was not even at a state fair but a private event.

        • franktell

          Hahahaha that’s a stretch.

        • ReallyOKdude

          You think being targeted by the IRS is similar to mocking a president? In what way are they even remotely similar?

          The 1994 example was the only one on tape, you can’t say with certainty that it didn’t happen other than that one time.

        • Conservative Girl

          Christopher Rojas, YOU are what is wrong with this country! It’s NOT about partisan politics when George HW Bush also had his face on a mask doing the same thing back in 1994. Were you EQUALLY whiney about that? I think not!! You liberal whiners and crybabies are what’s wrong with this country.

        • Russ Forrest

          Chris as always you have no idea what you are talking about. I lived in California for 46 years and rode rodeo in my late teens through my mid 20’s. I have personally seen masks of Carter, both Bush’s, Clinton and now Obama on rodeo clowns. Can you please tell me what’s the difference between this and a Saturday Night Live skit making fun of the president?

  • Marty Dytrych

    Maybe next year the real CLOWN can appear himself!!!

    • quantrill

      He was there as the cow patties!

    • marcturus

      You mean BOzo?

  • Mlm46

    This is PC madness! Make fun of any other President but not Obama? I’m so glad that his plans to bring us together is working so well!

    • The Mad Asshatter

      I do remember the Dixie Chicks being blackballed from radio airplay because of Natalie Mains opinion of Bush.

      • richard diamond

        I dont go to Sean Penn movies cause I do not like his politics.. people can boycott anything they want, as in buying music..The Dixie Chicks were not fired.. What do you think would happen if a musical group played an anti obama song.. RACIST.. and they would get way more condemnation than the D Chicks got.. There is freedom of speech, but seems it does not apply to anything negative about this current president.. He has made plenty of mistakes but you better not mention any or you are labeled a bigot..

  • Pat_riot_1

    typical of the “tolerant” libs

  • Doug

    Putin can wait. This is the really big issue!

  • car333

    Crap like this is destroying this once great country. The longer this Muslim Bozo is in office the more we are going down the tubes. Wake up America and take a stand before it’s too late.

    • Robert Kelly

      your a man after my own heart car..thank you..I am a veteran..and thanks for having my back, sir!

    • Valor

      Sadly, it probably is already too late. If history is any guide.

    • Gftdnblk

      When was this country ever really that great? War after war. You’re an idiot because he’s not Muslim and you’re the bozo for spreading lies, like that.. America is going down the tube because of idiots like yourself!!!

      • Conservative Girl

        HOW DARE YOU!! This country still IS great, but it IS going down hill fast thanks to the RODEO CLOWN in charge. This is the greatest nation on earth, it’s been the home of freedom, much more freedom than anywhere else. The RODEO CLOWN in charge is changing that too.

        If America was not the greatest country on earth, WHY oh WHY do so many people risk their lives and indeed lose their lives to come here???

        If you are an AMerican, SHAME ON YOU!!!! If not, go crawl back in your third world hole.

        • Sam_Sonite

          “but it IS going down hill fast thanks to the RODEO CLOWN in charge.” Can you present any analysis indicating the US is going downhill and if it is that it is going downhill faster than it was in the past. Also, can you quantify freedom and demonstrate that the US has a greater quantity than all other countries and that that quantity is significantly greater.

    • Sam_Sonite

      “Muslim Bozo.” Now I see why he keeps sending drones to Muslim countries. They are really being sent in order to be shot down so they can get all of our technology. Obama is more clever than I thought.

  • butterflyinoh

    I’m so SICK of this double standard racist crap!!! BTW—Obama ISN’T AN African-American— which is what pisses me off even more; he’s not even an American–he’s a KENYAN. Stop the INSANITY—it’s being PROVEN more and more every day just how EVIL Political Correctness really is and how WARPED liberal minds work!!!

    • StuckInCali2Long

      He isn’t Black. No Blacks are African Americans unless they are naturalized citizens from Africa. Black refers to Americans with African ancestry, just as White refers to Americans with European ancestry. Obama’s Mom was White (trash) and his Dad was African (from Africa, not American). He enjoys hiding behind that Black race card, but he isn’t even Black. Far from it. Obama is simply bi-racial.

      • Valor

        I have known only ONE true African American. He immigrated from South Africa, and became a US citizen. Oh, yeah, he happened to be white!.

        • StuckInCali2Long

          Yes, South Africans have White skin but they aren’t “White” they are South African. That would be an African American. Interesting. :-)

          • Valor

            That is the way I see it.

          • Gftdnblk

            “South Africans have White skin but they aren’t “White”

            ARE YOU SERIOUS???!!!!!

          • Conservative Girl

            You’re obviously too stupid to understand what he said.

          • disqus_IK4JLhzYdo

            that’s right!

        • Gftdnblk

          You need to get out more, that was a stupid comment

          • Valor

            What’s stupid about the truth? The man was born in Africa. He immigrated to America and became a US citizen. That makes him a true African American. Obviously, I have been out more that you.

      • Gftdnblk

        Please take a genealogy lesson before posting stupid comments like this

        • Conservative Girl

          Please go get a brain scan to see IF you even have one before you comment. Everything you have posted here is utter ignorance. You must be so proud.

      • Sam_Sonite

        Ah, white trash. Is that because Dr, Dunham was shacking up with an African while in college. And where did you come up with that convoluted definition of black vs. African American?

    • Robert Kelly

      Thanks butterfly..you are 100% correct! we are in real trouble here in USA, now…with Odumbo!

    • The Mad Asshatter

      So am I. It’s funny how the right wingnutz that want us to forget about Bush when comparing Obama pull this rabbit out of their ass.

    • Gftdnblk

      You sound like an idiot. If Obama is Kenyon, what does that make you, A BRIT!! Because you’re not originally from here either

  • John A.

    maybe the real issue is that our current president has made a mockery of the seat he holds on his own and doesn’t need help from a rodeo clown.

    • Sloppy Joe

      Ha Ha, I like it!

      • factsobill

        The rodeo clown at least knew what he was doing!

        • marcturus

          He avoided the bull (which can’t be said of the current occupant).

  • Hudmar

    Since the Fair has become bias, close it down then you wouldn’t have that problem.

    • Brittany Nikole Cornine

      The fair is where everyone can get together as a family. I have lived here my entire life and this is stupid. All over a president that everyone makes fun of everyday. So what?! Does it make me racist, no, I dislike him like I have every other president! This whole thing has been blown outta proportion and it is people like the media and us reading into it that makes it worse!

  • PamelaJ

    The people in MO have nothing to be ashamed of, it is the few that ruin everything for everybody else. I am proud of the fair, the clown, and the bull! The liberal brown nosers, not so much! Keep the faith MO. I wish I could have been there to see it myself and enjoy a little piece of the American way, freedom of speech and expression as short as it was. Thank you MO State Fair

    • factsobill

      The old adage is true! Takes just a rotten apple in the barrel to turn the rest!

    • Guest

      I Live in lowa and so ashamed to say now I;m from the show me state.

      • John

        What do you have to be ashamed of? Ive lived here all my life and am proud.

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