Wednesday, August 14, 2013

10 images mocking George W. Bush that were far worse than a harmless rodeo clown

Over the years, I’ve meticulously chronicled progressive haters and their rank hypocrisy. It’s time for yet another refresher course as the libs go nuts over a rodeo clown. (images at the link) - Michelle Malkin

Priorities: NAACP wants Eric Holder, Secret Service to probe rodeo clown thoroughly - Twitchy

LIMBAUGH: Liberal Reaction Like Muslim Response to Mohammed Cartoon - Rush

This clown has been banned for life. Think about that. A rodeo clown. A rodeo clown has been banned for life. The only people worse than this clown are people that smoke. Meanwhile, A-Rod continues to play for the New York Yankees. Well, I just thought I'd throw that in there. I won't be surprised if this clown gets thrown in jail like the filmmaker was, Nakoula Nakoula, who made the anti-Mohammed video. Obama tried to blame that for the Benghazi attack. Why didn't he just drone the state fair instead of going through all this? Obama could just launch a drone and have the drone attack the state fair and show Missouri what's what. This is what happens when you dare criticize or laugh at our Dear Leader.


Update: Another triumph for the jihad: the president of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association has resigned, unwilling to fight the new crime of Being Disrespectful To Barack Obama in the First Degree while he seeks to hold onto his other job as superintendent of a school district. The school district announced it was hiring a private investigator to look into any “inappropriate conduct” he might have engaged in, while mocking Dear Leader. The clown is reportedly also getting booted out of the rodeo association.

The White House Thinks Terrifying Overreaction to Rodeo Clown Appropriate - Noah Rothman/Mediaite

A silly controversy surrounding a Missouri rodeo clown’s decision to don a mask of President Barack Obama before taunting bulls to attack him – a traditional practice in American rodeo culture – became frighteningly serious on Wednesday. Rather than push back against the overwrought response from some Obama supporters, offended by the mockery of the president, the White House has tacitly condoned their response. Clown-gate is no longer a laughing matter....

Now that the White House has weighed in on the incident via an official spokesperson, and their response was to lament on how the incident reflects negatively on the state of Missouri, the only conclusion we are left to draw is that this White House condones the absurdly defensive overreaction. This is what anyone who dares mock the president is due.

This is a disturbing and, frankly, terrifying development. Any classical liberal should be offended at the prospect that a presidential administration would use its considerable leverage to justify the suppression of the right of average citizens to freely mock and deride the political class without the fear of reprisal. Indeed, lampooning and creating caricatures of political figures is a foundational American value. To attack that value is to attack what it means to be a citizen of the republic.

We can draw only one conclusion from Wednesday’s events. The president will not weigh in on the controversy, not because he does not think this event should not be elevated beyond its present outsize stature, but because he does.