Skip to comments.July 4 Parade Float Mocking Obama Draws Accusations of Racism
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.
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Good grief, the complainers have a lot of time on their hands!
When it comes to”Dis-Respecting The Presidency”,The DemonRats KNOW A LOT About this!!They Nominated Barack Hussein Obongo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just don’t mention his ears.
That outhouse was stolen from Jimmy Carter.
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.
I guess it’s racist because only black people go to the bathroom.
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.
Oh, please! The criminal LIBs and their darling nobama should be only 1/2 offended. Supposedly nobama is only 1/2 black.
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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.
So saying Teh Awesome is full of poo is raaaaacist?
The double-standards are stunning.
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.
Just about what the rest of the nation is doing.
But the same for Reagan and Bush were First Amendment rights and all okay.
Any criticism whatsoever of Our Glorious Leader draws accusations of racism.
Sounds like what shocked her most was realizing how many of the rest of us despise the POS..........
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!
Oh sure. Now it’s hate whitey...
That is apropos, not racist.
The dims better get used to it. Regular folk are sick of them and the faux president.
....and hanging Palin from a ledge was okay...
The guy's been in office nearly 6 years. Is this the best defense the dims can come up with for him?
there was no sort of political statement being made by an image like that.”
Image in’national fried chicken day.
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.
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.
Haven't these people worn out the Race Card yet?
They can dish it, but can never take it.
Pray America wakes up