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Rodeo clown mocks Obama at Missouri State Fair; state leaders denounce antics
NBC News ^ | 8/11/2013 | Erin McClam

Posted on 08/12/2013 7:56:48 AM PDT by IbJensen

Announcers at the Missouri State Fair rodeo are under fire for comments they made during a bull-riding event as participants mocked a clown dressed as President Obama. NBC's Mara Schiavacampo reports.

A rodeo clown at the Missouri State Fair put on a mask of President Barack Obama, and an announcer asked an enthusiastic crowd whether they wanted to see “Obama trampled by a bull,” according to a witness and video posted online.

Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, said through a spokesman that the antics were “disrespectful and offensive,” and Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, a Republican, said on Twitter: “We are better than this.”

A fair-goer, Perry Beam, posted his account on social media. Video of the stunt aired by NBC affiliate KSHB in Kansas City, Mo., records a rodeo announcer saying, “We’re gonna smoke Obama, man.”

“The crowd went absolutely nuts,” Beam told KSHB.

Beam said another clown ran up to the one wearing the Obama mask and played with the lips on the mask. About 15 minutes into the performance, a bull got too close and the clown in the mask had to leave, Beam told The Associated Press.

“They mentioned the president’s name, I don’t know, 100 times. It was sickening,” Beam told the AP. “It was feeling like some kind of Klan rally you’d see on TV.”

The Missouri State Fair, in a statement emailed to NBC News, called the performance disrespectful and said: “We strive to be a family friendly event and regret that Saturday’s rodeo badly missed that mark.”

A spokeswoman told NBC News that State Fair representatives would not immediately answer questions beyond the statement.

The Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association, in its own statement, said it was “dealing with the situation firmly and quickly.”

“The Sport of Rodeo is not meant to be a political platform,” the association said. “We are taking measures by training and educating our contract acts to prevent anything like this from ever happening again.”

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, pointed out in a statement that the State Fair gets taxpayer money and said that young people who attended got the wrong lesson about political discourse.

“Missouri is better than this, and I expect someone to be held accountable,” she said.


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KEYWORDS: mcgasket; obama; rodeobama; searchrodeo
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Video at link.

Here's a little cowpoke.

Too bad Claire doesn't ride bucking broncos. Not long ago had someone worn a Bush or Reagan mask these simple-minded cretens would have roared with laughter. It's too damned bad that anyone pays attention to the warblings of these progressives.

The feeble-minded lefties among us are so afraid of being politically incorrect because BO's a negro . It's rediculous! So what he's s negro. People have been poking this kind of fun at presidents for as long as I can remember. No one cared until now. Grow up and get over it. Negroes won't be truly equal until people quit making this sort of difference. When you have to constantly tip toe around a race of people because they might be "sensitive" to an issue, it's beyond ridiculous. I think that these Rodeo clowns did Obama a huge favor making fun of him exactly like they would have done to George Bush or Bill Clinton. They are the only ones NOT making his color an issue. They are treating him exactly the same.

1 posted on 08/12/2013 7:56:48 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

Okay to mock Bush but not our Dear Leader.


2 posted on 08/12/2013 7:59:01 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: IbJensen

So, did he get trampled???
:-)


3 posted on 08/12/2013 7:59:02 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: IbJensen

Senator McKaskill is going to lecture us about messages young people get about political discourse? Really? Where were she and other Democrats when liberals denounced Bush in the most despicable terms????


4 posted on 08/12/2013 8:00:24 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

How’s the income from those Missouri “rest homes” Claire ?


5 posted on 08/12/2013 8:02:02 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: theDentist

News article in - Missouri State Rodeo has record turnouts after news media outlets reports that “Obama clown” gets trampled by a bull. Obviously they want to see repeat performances. Rodeo attraction is a mega hit...


6 posted on 08/12/2013 8:02:07 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: IbJensen

NO, disrespectful is wasting hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to fly your dog to your vacation spot.


7 posted on 08/12/2013 8:03:38 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: SkyDancer

This is on NBC News?

This is national news?

Oh. OK the NSA can spy on us. I hope the supposed conservative pundits who are OK with that realize that THIS is what the admin and its minions at the national level find interesting


8 posted on 08/12/2013 8:04:17 AM PDT by stanne
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To: IbJensen

“They mentioned the president’s name, I don’t know, 100 times. It was sickening,” Beam told the AP. “It was feeling like some kind of Klan rally you’d see on TV.”

OMG, spare me the faux outrage please. It was ok to post pics of W with a hitler moustache wearing a nazi uniform but that was different right. KMA ahole.


9 posted on 08/12/2013 8:07:11 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: SkyDancer

(_._) spot on.

This is my symbol for the president.


10 posted on 08/12/2013 8:08:09 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: IbJensen

“disrespectful and offensive,”

change it to bush and they’re cheering


11 posted on 08/12/2013 8:10:01 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Democrat party: criminal enterprise masquerading as a political party.)
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To: IbJensen

Except for the lunatic lib who seems altogether too familiar with Klan rallies, the crowd loved this. That’s because it is next-to-impossible to find public outlets in which we can vent our contempt for the self-important fool who rules us.


12 posted on 08/12/2013 8:10:47 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: IbJensen
“It was feeling like some kind of Klan rally you’d see on TV.”

There's rodeo bulls at klan rallies? Who knew?

13 posted on 08/12/2013 8:12:46 AM PDT by Ray76 ( Common sense immigration reform: Enforce Existing Law)
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To: IbJensen

I was going to write something, but your post just blows away everything I was going to say. Cannot stop laughing. Good job.


14 posted on 08/12/2013 8:12:54 AM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: IbJensen

Meanwhile back at the Obammercave, discussions are had on the inclusion of conservatism and the removal of morbid stupidity in the next edition of DSM-5, as part of Obummercare.


15 posted on 08/12/2013 8:13:39 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: IbJensen
What about all the lies and race baiting the country clown has done to this nation where the hell is the outrage by the mediawhores!! Where was the outrage when a certain comedian was advertising on national tv for a sniper to take out Bush?! They can go straight to hell and join Helen Thomas in Satan"s company!
16 posted on 08/12/2013 8:15:32 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: IbJensen

I’m OK with the mask and even better with a horse’s a$$ costume named Obummer!


17 posted on 08/12/2013 8:15:38 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: stanne

Ray Widstrand, 26, St. Paul. Beaten nearly to death by 50 of Obama’s sons, will suffer severe brain damage.
This article about a rodeo clown cutting up 1. causes more dhimmi outrage, and, 2. will get more coverage by their MSM.


18 posted on 08/12/2013 8:17:42 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: SkyDancer

It is precisely because the media know the Obamaroid champions Alinsky tactics that they express outrage when someone uses the alinskyesque ridicule methodology on their chosen demigod. High time for Americans to ridicule little barry bastard boy and let the media heads explode ... treacherous fifth column scum.


19 posted on 08/12/2013 8:17:50 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: IbJensen
He is NOT a negro> He IS a Mulatto
20 posted on 08/12/2013 8:17:58 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: stanne
"This is on NBC News?

This is national news?"

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Of course, just NBC using the most powerful tool they have, the spike.

This story is filler so they don't have to cover the smoking gun (smoking howitzer actually) of the connection and communication between Lois Lerner (IRS crook pleading the 5th) and the FEC headed by... wait for it... the husband of Anita Dunn.

You remember Anita, the woman with a love of mass murderer Chairman Mao and one of many in the administration who have repeated the phrase that they know the Free Market is a joke and real power comes from the barrel of a gun.

Seems Lois had at least one real damned good reason to plead the 5th as the IRS and FEC collaborating to get "Citizens United" was highly illegal.

Or just maybe NBC didn't want to cover the Constitutional Crisis and highly illegal act (if not just another cover up to save the messiah's ass) of Valerie Jarrett claiming to be the one issuing the Stand Down Orders that got 4 Americans killed.

You could start an entire new news network that only carried the stories the MSM spiked because they did not support their socialist/communist agenda.

There no more powerful tool in media/journalism than the spike.

21 posted on 08/12/2013 8:18:22 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: IbJensen
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, a Republican, said on Twitter: “We are better than this.”

I agree. There's no need to go insulting rodeo clowns.

22 posted on 08/12/2013 8:18:50 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Renegade

Well whatever you want to call it....it’s yours.


23 posted on 08/12/2013 8:19:26 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: SkyDancer

And in obamatime simple mocking is immediately compared to KKK actions.

obama, the gift that keeps giving.


24 posted on 08/12/2013 8:21:09 AM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: IbJensen

“It was sickening,” Beam told the AP. “It was feeling like some kind of Klan rally you’d see on TV.””

What’s sickening are the double standards they live by and how they expect the rest of the world not to care or even notice.


25 posted on 08/12/2013 8:23:36 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: IbJensen

Fags hate. Men rodeo, they prefer animal sex. Just another utility brick to further attempt at castrating America and local customs, all to be surrendered to the state.


26 posted on 08/12/2013 8:24:52 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: RoseofTexas

And don’t forget to remind them to take Claire McGasket, Barbara Boxcar, Janet Fineswine, Hairy Reed, Schmuckie Schumer, Little Dick Durban, Sheila Jackass Lee, Baby Fat Landrieu, Sherod Brown, and a whole trainload of other filthy swine. Oh. I forgot Washerwoman Schultz.

We have got so much garbage running this pitiful nation that it’s a wonder it hasn’t completely died by now.


27 posted on 08/12/2013 8:26:06 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: V_TWIN

Indeed, they had no prolem with Borat trashing white people and America on the rodeo.


28 posted on 08/12/2013 8:26:10 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: SkyDancer

Because nobody ever wore a Nixon or Bush mask, or a Reagan one for that matter.


29 posted on 08/12/2013 8:26:15 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: SkyDancer

We have a clown dressed as POTUS...whats the big deal


30 posted on 08/12/2013 8:28:37 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: IbJensen

Who cares? State leaders denounced it but the people loved it. obama will leave office the most widely despised president ever.


31 posted on 08/12/2013 8:29:26 AM PDT by pgkdan (Marco Rubio can go straight to hell!)
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To: IbJensen
“We are better than this.

Maybe so, but is Obama?

32 posted on 08/12/2013 8:30:20 AM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: Yorlik803

Love it.


33 posted on 08/12/2013 8:30:34 AM PDT by itssme
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To: IbJensen

Hey Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, you know what is disrespectful and not to mention traitorous?

Spending billions of our tax dollars to bail out GM and then also spending our money for them to move industrial capacity to China. Or running guns to Mexican drug lords. Or standing down in Benghazi. Or using the IRS to spy on those who dare to dissent.

I could go on with this disrespect list, Gov. Jay Nixon, Democrat. So FUBO and FUJN.


34 posted on 08/12/2013 8:30:45 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: IbJensen

It couldn’t be a Klan rally because they were not all Democrats, and they didn’t burn a cross.


35 posted on 08/12/2013 8:31:14 AM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: lavaroise

Not to mention what was done to Sarah Palin.


36 posted on 08/12/2013 8:32:13 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: IbJensen
and only 1/2 negro at that...
37 posted on 08/12/2013 8:39:12 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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After all the crap shoveled at GWB for eight years, and ... lo and behold ... we’re talking about “proper political discourse?”

Please...


38 posted on 08/12/2013 8:39:17 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: IbJensen

“Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, pointed out in a statement that the State Fair gets taxpayer money and said that young people who attended got the wrong lesson about political discourse.”

HAHAHAHAHAHA. LGBTs can dress like sexual deviants and romp around in public parades, but that is a lesson in diversity. A clown dresses like a clown and he is denounced.


39 posted on 08/12/2013 8:40:07 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: IbJensen

Rodeo clowns making fun of politicians has been going on oh... since rodeos were invented.

I think this may have just been the first time the media noticed.


40 posted on 08/12/2013 8:45:28 AM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with brute force, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: IbJensen
Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, pointed out in a statement: “Missouri is better than this, and I expect someone to be held accountable.”

The Missourians who should be held accountable are those who elected this Demonrat clown to the Senate!

41 posted on 08/12/2013 8:49:40 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: IbJensen
Respect must be earned, it isn't granted.

The Kenyan demands 'respect' he has never earned, and pitches a fit at any perceived slight.

Let the 1A political discourse continue, even if the boy king doesn't approve!

42 posted on 08/12/2013 8:52:46 AM PDT by JOAT
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To: IbJensen
To quote the great Iowahawk:

"DISSENT IS PATRIOTIC!" - guy stomping flag at Bush effigy burning, 2006 "SEIZE THE HERETIC RODEO CLOWN!" - same guy, 2013
43 posted on 08/12/2013 8:54:30 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, a Republican, said on Twitter: “We are better than this.”

Precisely why the left kicks our ass*s up, down and sideways 24/7/365...fight back, girls.

44 posted on 08/12/2013 8:57:01 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Ray76

Obama’s worshipers need to pull up their big boy panties and get over themselves. They have NO problem when the MSM or liberal politicians go after conservative women.


45 posted on 08/12/2013 8:58:18 AM PDT by madison10
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To: IbJensen

Sounds like it was hilarious fun!


46 posted on 08/12/2013 8:59:50 AM PDT by Brownie63
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To: V_TWIN

Let me know when they make a Motion Picture about Assassinating Obama like they with President Bush.

Boo friggin hoo.


47 posted on 08/12/2013 9:04:04 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (They can follow the Communist, I'll follow the Constitution...)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Let me know when they make a Motion Picture about Assassinating Obama like they DID with President Bush.

Boo friggin hoo.

Fixed it...


48 posted on 08/12/2013 9:06:02 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (They can follow the Communist, I'll follow the Constitution...)
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To: Ray76

Robert Byrd knew.


49 posted on 08/12/2013 9:08:08 AM PDT by RPTMS
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“How’s the income from those Missouri “rest homes” Claire ?”

Not as good as the houses she flipped five or six years ago, but it’ll do.


50 posted on 08/12/2013 9:12:22 AM PDT by Walrus (America died on November 6, 2012 --- RIP)
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