Thursday, August 15, 2013

Institutionalizing Racism

Representative Steve Stockman wants to institutionalize the idea of using racism to mock the President of the United States:
The controversial rodeo clown who on Saturday fired up a crowd at the Missouri State Fair by wearing a mask of President Barack Obama — and encouraging a bull to run him down — now has a standing invitation to perform in Texas, a Republican congressman said Wednesday. 
Though the clown has been banned from future state fairs in Missouri and the other performers have been ordered to undergo sensitivity training, Rep. Steve Stockman invited the rodeo group to perform in his congressional district near Houston. 
"Liberals want to bronco bust dissent. But Texans value speech, even if it’s speech they don't agree with… They want to crush dissent by isolating and polarizing anyone who questions Obama, even if it's a rodeo clown with a harmless gag," Stockman said in a statement.
"Liberals" want this? No, I'm sorry to have to explain this but liberals want the racist attacks on the President to stop. Conservatives have no ideas, nothing to govern with, and they are madly appealing to a base that wants to see the President humiliated on a daily basis by race hustlers and people who don't understand humor or satire.

How is it that The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and Saturday Night Live can all mercilessly mock and satirize the President and do this in a non-racial way? Let's see. Perhaps by not going with material that shows the President being run over by a bull in order to delight the crowd? And perhaps by not using the mask that mocks his appearance and features?

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