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July 4 Parade Float Mocking Obama Draws Accusations of Racism
CBSNews ^ | July 6, 2014

Posted on 07/06/2014 3:32:36 PM PDT by Steelfish

By JAKE MILLERCBS NEWSJuly 6, 2014 July 4 Parade Float Mocking Obama Draws Accusations of Racism

An Independence Day parade float mocking President Obama is seen in Norfolk, Neb. on July 4, 2014. (Pic in URL)

A Fourth of July parade float in Nebraska that showed a dummy standing outside an outhouse labeled "Obama Presidential Library" is drawing cries of racism from local residents and the Nebraska Democratic Party.

The float, in the annual Independence Day parade in Norfolk, Neb., was affixed to trailer being towed behind a blue pickup truck. The dummy was clad in overalls, standing by a walker next to the outhouse.

The pickup truck and the float did not identify a sponsor, according to the Omaha World-Herald.

In a statement, the Nebraska Democratic Party called the float one of the "worst shows of racism and disrespect for the presidency that Nebraska has ever seen," according to the World-Herald.

Glory Kathurima, a black woman living in Norfolk, attended the parade with her nine year-old daughter. She told CBS News Omaha affiliate KMTV she was outraged by the float and disgusted that her daughter witnessed it.

"I'm ashamed, I'm appalled," she said. "You see people laughing and pointing at it, smiling, looking positive about it. I immediately felt sick to my stomach...I knew what that meant, and I knew there was no sort of political statement being made by an image like that."

Norfolk City Councilman Dick Pfeil told the World-Herald that the city "doesn't condone" the float.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society
KEYWORDS: obamaouthouse; racism

1 posted on 07/06/2014 3:32:36 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
They've weaponized umbrage.
2 posted on 07/06/2014 3:35:05 PM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: Steelfish
In a statement, the Nebraska Democratic Party called the float one of the "worst shows of racism and disrespect for the presidency that Nebraska has ever seen,"

Well come on over to my house and I'm sure I can whip up something to top it in short order.
3 posted on 07/06/2014 3:35:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Steelfish

Good grief, the complainers have a lot of time on their hands!


4 posted on 07/06/2014 3:35:43 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Steelfish

When it comes to”Dis-Respecting The Presidency”,The DemonRats KNOW A LOT About this!!They Nominated Barack Hussein Obongo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


5 posted on 07/06/2014 3:35:54 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: Steelfish

6 posted on 07/06/2014 3:38:10 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Steelfish

Just don’t mention his ears.


7 posted on 07/06/2014 3:39:01 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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8 posted on 07/06/2014 3:39:40 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Steelfish

That outhouse was stolen from Jimmy Carter.


9 posted on 07/06/2014 3:42:56 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Steelfish

The pearl clutching libs have no sense of humor..if was Bush, they’d be defending - freedom of speech, just a joke etc..
Don’t these people get tired of the race card?? I know, it’s all they have.


10 posted on 07/06/2014 3:44:28 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: Steelfish


11 posted on 07/06/2014 3:46:06 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Steelfish

I guess it’s racist because only black people go to the bathroom.


12 posted on 07/06/2014 3:46:29 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: rainee

Just read further into the story:

But one of the parade’s organizers, Rick Konopasek, told the Lincoln Journal-Star the float was intended to be no more offensive than a political cartoon. He said the outhouse was the most popular float in the parade, and that it earned an “honorable mention” from three judges.

“It’s obvious the majority of the community liked it,” Konopasek said. “So should we deny the 95 percent of those that liked it their rights, just for the 5 percent of people who are upset?”

**Honorable mention! bahahahahhhaaa
& yes Mr. Konopasek, ask the Redskins about your last quote.


13 posted on 07/06/2014 3:47:04 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: rainee

Oh, please! The criminal LIBs and their darling nobama should be only 1/2 offended. Supposedly nobama is only 1/2 black.


14 posted on 07/06/2014 3:47:18 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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15 posted on 07/06/2014 3:48:20 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Steelfish

In a statement, the Nebraska Democratic Party called the float one of the “worst shows of racism and disrespect for the presidency that Nebraska has ever seen,”

obozo’s path to the WH is the worst example of pure, rotten, evil racism I have ever seen.


16 posted on 07/06/2014 3:51:08 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Steelfish

So saying Teh Awesome is full of poo is raaaaacist?


17 posted on 07/06/2014 3:51:23 PM PDT by RichInOC (Obama: The President Is A-Near!)
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To: Steelfish
In the meantime we are told we must tolerate Gay Pride events.

The double-standards are stunning.

18 posted on 07/06/2014 3:56:09 PM PDT by QT3.14 (This space for sale)
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To: Steelfish
This isn't racist.


19 posted on 07/06/2014 3:59:09 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Steelfish

Racist? Somebody needs to have them explain how that is. Disrespectful yea maybe but if I recall that was darn near a national pastime for the left during Bush’s presidentcy.


20 posted on 07/06/2014 3:59:22 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Steelfish
"You see people laughing and pointing at it, smiling, looking positive about it."

Just about what the rest of the nation is doing.

21 posted on 07/06/2014 4:06:31 PM PDT by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: y'all

22 posted on 07/06/2014 4:08:43 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Steelfish

But the same for Reagan and Bush were First Amendment rights and all okay.


23 posted on 07/06/2014 4:12:04 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: Steelfish

Any criticism whatsoever of Our Glorious Leader draws accusations of racism.


24 posted on 07/06/2014 4:13:59 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Steelfish

Sounds like what shocked her most was realizing how many of the rest of us despise the POS..........


25 posted on 07/06/2014 4:14:57 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Steelfish
Now THIS was a parade float for the ages....


26 posted on 07/06/2014 4:17:53 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: cripplecreek
In a statement, the Nebraska Democratic Party called the float one of the "worst shows of racism and disrespect for the presidency that Nebraska has ever seen,"

How can everybody in the Nebraska demonrat party be only six years old? I mean that's the only answer I can come up with if they hadn't seen the disrespect shown to George Bush. And as for racism,more cowbell please!

27 posted on 07/06/2014 4:19:49 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Steelfish

Oh sure. Now it’s hate whitey...


28 posted on 07/06/2014 4:35:10 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Steelfish

That is apropos, not racist.


29 posted on 07/06/2014 4:40:29 PM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: Steelfish

30 posted on 07/06/2014 4:48:10 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Steelfish

The dims better get used to it. Regular folk are sick of them and the faux president.


31 posted on 07/06/2014 4:54:30 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Steelfish

....and hanging Palin from a ledge was okay...


32 posted on 07/06/2014 5:07:22 PM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: Steelfish
"worst shows of racism and disrespect for the presidency that Nebraska has ever seen,"

The guy's been in office nearly 6 years. Is this the best defense the dims can come up with for him?

33 posted on 07/06/2014 5:28:28 PM PDT by MulberryDraw (Repeal it.)
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To: Steelfish

there was no sort of political statement being made by an image like that.”
Image in’national fried chicken day.


34 posted on 07/06/2014 6:02:06 PM PDT by Recompennation (Constitutional protection for all not ju st selectively for Democrats.)
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To: Steelfish
What's raciss' about an outhouse--especially in Nebraska? They should see the Clinton single wide adult bookstore and massage parlor.
35 posted on 07/06/2014 6:07:48 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Steelfish

Good thing they didn’t have a rodeo clown dressed as Obama in the parade! Dems would have been foaming at the mouth, falling down and hurting themselves.


36 posted on 07/06/2014 6:10:26 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Steelfish

In our town (Rio Rancho, NM), the parade included a group of Veterans for Peace, complete with a sign stating “Free Chelsea Manning”. They got little attention, but the groups immediately ahead and behind them, got plenty of claps.


37 posted on 07/06/2014 6:15:51 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: Steelfish

bkmk


38 posted on 07/06/2014 6:26:04 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Steelfish
one of the "worst shows of racism and disrespect for the presidency..."

Haven't these people worn out the Race Card yet?

39 posted on 07/06/2014 6:37:09 PM PDT by rllngrk33 (Things will continue getting worse until at least January 2017.)
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To: Steelfish

They can dish it, but can never take it.

Pray America wakes up


40 posted on 07/06/2014 7:08:28 PM PDT by bray (Buy my book: http://braylog.com/id47.html)
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To: Steelfish

Crappy float.


41 posted on 07/09/2014 2:57:41 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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