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NAACP Attacks Rodeo Stunt and Political Satire
Posted By kurtnimmoadmin On August 14, 2013 @ 10:19 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled
August 14, 2014
Satirizing presidents has a long tradition in America. From cartoons and caricatures early on to Chevy Chase and Dana Carvey more recently poking fun at Gerald Ford and George W. Bush, presidents, presidential candidates and the establishment political class at large has constituted fair game for newspaper editorialists, commentators, and comedians – until now.
On Tuesday, the NAACP issued a statement condemning a rodeo stunt during the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association finals. The stunt included a man wearing an Obama mask. A clown elicited cheers from the audience when he asked if they wanted to see “Obama run down by a bull” and playfully suggested the bull was coming to get Obama.
After the stunt was widely covered by the media, the clown who made the comment about Obama lost his job – in fact, he was banned from rodeo performance for life – and the president of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association, Mark Ficken, resigned as officialdom in Missouri opportunistically piled on, denouncing the skit as if it amounted to a criminal act. Outraged Democrats demanded the state fair be fined.
According to the NAACP, it was a criminal act. “The activities at the Missouri State Fair targeting and inciting violence against our President are serious and warrant a full review by both the Secret Service and the Justice Department,” lectured Missouri State NAACP president Mary Ratliff. “Incidents involving individuals acting out with extreme violent behavior in movie theaters, schools, churches, political appearances, and outdoor events in general speaks volume to the irresponsible behavior of all the parties involved with the incendiary events at the Missouri State Fair.”
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Ratliff couldn’t help herself. She insisted on gaining as much political mileage from the event as possible. She said “our Legislature has failed to support Medicare Expansion in Missouri, has consistently attempted to dismantle our Human Rights Commission, fail to adequately fund urban schools — (who) are predominately African American — yet they are subsidizing the Missouri State Fair to the tune of $400,000; we are calling for the subsidy to stop…[Governor Nixon's] planned Pancake Breakfast for Thursday should be his ‘Last Supper’ at the Missouri State Fair in response to the racially intolerant attacks on his Commander in Chief.”
Peter Roff, writing for U.S. News & World Report, notes how the art of political satire has withered under the reign of Obama. “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,” Roff writes.
“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.”
Corporate media liberals exploit “racist” rodeo skit in brazen effort to tarnish political opposition.
Roff suggests this intolerance may be related to “what might be called a latent insecurity about his job performance,” a valid point, but one that skirts a larger reality. Early on in Obama’s presidency, even during his election campaign, it was considered racist and inappropriate to criticize him or his policies, which are, of course, the policies of the establishment and the global elite, not Obama the man from Chicago who came to the job with little experience beyond community organizing and terms as an Illinois and U.S. senator.
Our globalist rulers executed a master stroke when they turned legitimate criticism and political opposition into a racial crime. This tradition will continue when Hillary Clinton is elected in 2016. It will then be sexist to criticize the government, a crime nearly as serious as racism according to establishment Democrats who wield the weapon of political correctness against the opposition. They are determined to mete out the worst possible response and punishment and drum out their political opponents once and for all under the pall of hate crime.
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