A rodeo stunt at the Missouri State Fair has come under criticism after a clown donned a Barack Obama mask and stuck on a broom that descended from his backside. […]
Another voice is heard over the loudspeaker working up the crowd and saying, “We’re going to stomp Obama now.”
“As soon as this bull comes out, Obama, don’t you move,” the second voice said. “He’s going to getcha, getcha getcha, getcha.”
“Hey, I know I’m a clown,” the second voice said. “He’s just running around acting like one. Doesn’t know he is one.”
What has this great country come to when a white man can’t don blackface and prance around for the hooting and cheering amusement of a mostly white crowd in rural Missouri? It was just good clean wholesome family fun! Did we mention the part where a second clown ran out and started playing with Barack Obama’s lips, because black people with the big lips, can we get a what what up in here?
To their credit, fair officials immediately apologized and handed the clown a lifetime ban from performing at the Missouri State Fair. Missouri politicians from both sides of the aisle roundly condemned the display and suggested that the state might want to reconsider whether to provide public funds to the event in the future (tax revenues account for $558,000 of the fair’s $4.5 million budget).
All this political correctness just incensed leathery swamp creature Dana Loesch, who is to intelligent discourse what the captain of the Titanic was to seagoing navigation. We’re not sure what to make of Dana’s hilariously stupid tirade on the subject, because like all of Dana’s tirades it contains logic rarely found anywhere outside of the locked ward where they’re currently keeping Amanda Bynes:
The acceptance of taxpayer dollars equals the forfeiture of free speech. Democrats should be careful with that rule, considering their policies.
First of all, what? Second of all, once again we must take up the burden of reminding Dana that the First Amendment right to free speech has absolutely no protections against a person’s utterances being condemned as insulting tripe. The clown at the fair is free to say whatever he wants, people up to and including politicians are free to call him a shithead for saying it, and the organization he was representing when he said it is free to tell him to take a hike.
I could draw comparisons with BushHitler and the way television shows, networks, and print outlets treated the former commander-in-chief, but I’m not going to, because again: free speech is free speech. Not anymore, though, as Democrats would have you believe. After repeating for decades that we should be judged by character and not by the color of our skin Democrats would have you believe that any disagreement, any mocking, any ridicule is reflexively racist.
No, putting on blackface and prancing around like Stepin Fetchit is reflexively racist. There is historical baggage to allegedly satirical bits about a black-skinned president that do not exist for a white-skinned one, no matter how much you may wish otherwise and again, because the words “free speech” do not mean what you think they mean. Did you drop out of that community college before fulfilling your American History requirement? Try reading a goddamn book that wasn’t published by Regnery sometime.
Dana followed up this hilarious paean to her right to perform old bits from The Amos ‘n’ Andy Show in full “Yes massa!” mode without being criticized for it with a post in which she warns that anti-satirists have not made satire an arrestable offense…YET. But we all know it is a matter of time until the Glorious Leader purges the capitalist running dog Dana Loesch and her ilk from the airwaves and tosses them all in the gulag. Da, comrades?