Skip to comments.'Obama Presidential Library' float at Norfolk parade draws criticism (Oh noes, a outhouse)
Posted on 07/07/2014 5:46:25 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
A Fourth of July parade float that depicted a figure standing outside an outhouse labeled the Obama Presidential Library has created a stir on social media and is also receiving criticism in Norfolk, Nebraska.
The float, in Norfolks annual Independence Day parade, was on a flatbed trailer being pulled by a blue pickup truck. The figure was dressed in overalls and standing next to a walker outside of the outhouse. The hands and head of the figure were greenish and appeared to be zombielike; the hands were pressed against the sides of the figures head. Miniature American flags were atop the float and on the truck.
Neither the float nor the pickup identified a sponsor; a sign in the windshield said it was entry No. 29.
Liz Guthrie of Pierce, Nebraska, took a photo of the float that has been widely circulated on social media.
From where she watched the parade, Guthrie said she could hear the crowd laughing and clapping as the float passed by.
Norfolk resident Glory Kathurima said she attended the parade with her 9-year-old daughter. As a black woman living in Norfolk, Kathurima said she found the float to be an offensive depiction of the president. She emailed Norfolk Mayor Sue Fuchtman as well as the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce and the Norfolk Daily News to voice her disapproval. She also wrote to the Norfolk Odd Fellows Lodge, which coordinated the parade.
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An outhouse for Obama’s Library is very appropriate since everything he touches turns to crap.He has the Reverse Midas touch.
I personally think he likes it that way.
Why did this offend some...too close to the truth?
And inside this “lie-bury” is the content of all his speeches ..
Like or not, little bath house barry bastard boy will be an ‘untouchable’ once he’s finished doing his masters’ work destroying the we the people Republic. A more disgusting and treacherous enemy of America they could not have found to place in the Lie House.
As a white man living in America, I fail to see why the color of her skin gives her opinion any additional standing.
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But this was OK?
Dear Glory Kathurima, GET OVER IT! You do not have the right to not be offended.
Of course, the only black person in Norfolk seemed to think it was RACIST.
This political satire was perfectly on point. It was not racist, it was perfectly in line with what freedom of speech was intended to protect. As noted above, the concept that ultimately his legacy is one of turning things to crap is too true for his followers to accept - and like with any criticism of this president and his policies, attributed by his followers to racism.
No, it was not nice - as the young girl complained. Frankly, so what. Obama’s arrogant attitude and actions are not nice - and we have to live with and pay for his decisions. Was he nice when instead of actually negotiating with Republicans he simply tells them “I won” or “We won - get over it.”
When it comes to racism, this child needs a little education about who makes remarks based on race - such as Obama saying:
“We dont mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.
Obama is scum for saying that knowing the racial connotation.
Why such a “big deal” over this I ask?
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So what? I'm offended by this president every damn day. The fact that someone's offended is irrelevant to any argument.