The Diminishing of the Presidency
Obama is an embarrassment to the office.
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While we’re on the subject, have you heard about this thing that happened at the Missouri state fair? “Missouri State Fair officials and politicians on Sunday condemned the performance of a rodeo clown who donned a mask resembling President Barack Obama during Saturday’s bull riding competition.” Apparently the clown’s name, Perry Beam, rodeo clown, wore an Obama mask during the bull riding at the Missouri state fair, which is in Sedalia. “A tempest over the incident erupted after a website reported a Facebook account of it. The Facebook writer said he had taken a Taiwanese student –” (laughing) — it’s sad, funny, it’s a whole bunch of things. The way we’re grouping ourselves. So yeah, yeah, yeah, a Facebook writer had taken a Taiwanese student to the rodeo in Sedalia Saturday night and during the bull riding segment a rodeo clown appeared wearing an Obama mask.
That wasn’t all the. “The announcer wanted to know if anyone would like to see Obama run down by a bull.” This was what was posted on Facebook. And it is also reported on Facebook that the crowd went wild. So the announcer asked it again and again, louder every time, whipping the audience into a lather, “Anybody like to see Obama run down by a bull?” This caused the governor of Missouri and the lieutenant governor of Missouri and Senator Claire McCaskill to express outrage and shock and sadness and venom over how this could possibly happen.
Who would do this? Why was the crowd going nuts? This is absolutely embarrassing. This is intolerable. This is unacceptable. Who do these people think they are? Why would anybody put on an Obama mask as a clown, and why would the announcer ask if anybody wanted the Obama clown run over by a bunch of bulls, and why would the audience cheer this?