Clowning Around

Obama The Sad-Faced ClownFrankly, Obama has always seemed a bit like a clown. He’s been to-date a sad-faced parody of a President, stumbling from one failure and outrage to another. Also, much like a clown, the boy engenders a certain level of fear and revulsion along with laughter.

The rodeo clowns at the 2013 Missouri State Fair’s rodeo get it more than anyone that I heard of. Their take on it and their response to Obama’s clownish ways was filled with the ribald humor that is common in the Midwest.

As is usual at rodeos, the rodeo clowns came out to work up the crowd before the bull riding event. What was less usual was that one of the clowns was wearing an Obama mask.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A clown wearing a President Obama mask appeared at a Missouri State Fair rodeo this weekend and the announcer asked the enthusiastic spectators if they wanted to see “Obama run down by a bull.”

State Fair officials were less than pleased as was Missouri’s Lt. Governor and, typically to the point of stereotypically, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) also voiced her outrage.

Obama Rodeo Clown
Clowning Around With Obama And A Lot Of Bull

Contrariwise, the crowd in attendance was incredibly and vocally thrilled with the comic performance or, at least the vast majority of them were.

“Just prior to the start of the bull riding event, one of the clowns came out dressed in this,” the posts says, referring to the photo. “The announcer wanted to know if anyone would like to see Obama run down by a bull. The crowd went wild. He asked it again and again, louder each time, whipping the audience into a lather. One of the clowns ran up and started bobbling the lips on the mask and the people went crazy.”

Of course, it was the one person in the crowd who was outraged and terrified by the crowd’s response that made the story of interest to the ever race-baiting MSM.

Perry Beam was among the spectators Saturday in Sedalia. He said “everybody screamed” and “just went wild” as the announcer talked about having the bull run down the clown with the Obama mask.

“It was at that point I began to feel a sense of fear. It was that level of enthusiasm,” Beam, a 48-year-old musician from Higginsville, said Sunday, referring to the reaction from the crowd that filled the fair’s grandstand.

“It was the usual until the very end at bull riding,” he said. “As they were bringing the bulls into the chute and prepping them … they bring out what looks like a dummy. The announcer says ‘Here’s our Obama dummy, or our dummy of Obama.”

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“They mentioned the president’s name, I don’t know, 100 times. It was sickening,” Beam said. “It was feeling like some kind of Klan rally you’d see on TV.”

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This isn’t the Republican Missouri State Fair,” Beam said. “It was cruel. It was disturbing. I’m still sick to my stomach over it. … I’m standing here with a mixed-race family. My wife’s from Taiwan, and so was the student (his family was hosting). I’ve never seen anything so blatantly racist in my life.”

It’s fairly obvious that Mr. Beam has some deep-seated psychological issues with his own choice to have a mixed-race family and that these issues colors his perceptions. That’s not uncommon and can be safely ignored as being unimportant to everyone except those that have to deal with him. What’s of some, meager  importance is that there are many people and most of the MSM who have warped perceptions of anything dealing with Obama that doesn’t involve acquiescing to his demands.

  • This was like a Klan rally because the Klan had a long and storied history of trampling Blacks with bulls….umm wait. Nope. Trampling anyone with bulls hasn’t had any popularity since Roman times.
  • It was racist because it had a subtext of violence against the POTUS, who identifies as Black…umm wait again. It racist solely because of the race of the POTUS?
  • It was racist because it was an Obama clown and the combination of clowns and Blacks is inherently racist? Well, at least we’ve heard that one before.

Was the humor displayed and enjoyed by so many rodeo fans rude, crude, and disrespectful to a prominent politicians? Absolutely and certainly! Does that make it wrong in any way? Absolutely not! Politicians in America get no more respect than they deserve and Obama has earned little or no respect from large swaths of the American people.

As for it being racist as Mr. Beam contends and the Lamestream Media promulgates – It is only “racist” if one holds to the race-hustling grievance-mongers’ dogma that Whites cannot deride, insult, or lampoon a Black for any reason other than his race.

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Sometimes, if a person has respect for the office, they must ridicule and disrespect the person holding that office and to refrain from doing so due to that person’s race is the height of racism.

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4 Responses to “Clowning Around”

  1. lyle Says:

    A shameful example of trailer-trash humor. Despicable.

  2. jonolan Says:

    Rural humor and Midwest humor in general is a bit rough and ready by many standards and the slapstick forms used by rodeo clowns is even more so. I’ll give you that. Despicable though? That’s a matter of personal tastes and there’s no use arguing matters of taste, Lyle.

  3. Alan Scott Says:

    I think Democrats had a guy in a George W. Bush mask following Mayor Bloomberg around in 2005. Somebody thought that was pretty funny. Then there was the Bush head on a pike in ” Game of Thrones “. Hilarious.

    One has to wonder just how bat crazy Obama’s zombies would get if somebody made a film about him like Gabriel Range did about Bush in 2005, ” Death of a President “. It won awards.

    None of this compares to the racism a certain female billionaire experienced in Switzerland over a $ 38,000 purse. Makes you want to hate the rich. No wait maybe that incident happened 8 years ago in Paris. These incidents all seem to run together anymore.

  4. jonolan Says:

    A film about assassinating Obama would never get made, Alan. Even if someone in the film industry actually wanted to do so – unlikely given their normal allegiances – it would be shut down before it ever made it to the can.

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