Rodeo Skit Uproar
The response to a Missouri rodeo clown wearing an Obama mask to taunt a bull has been blown way out of proportion. Was the rodeo clown’s intent racist? No. Was it a reflection of a long standing rodeo tradition of using politicians as fodder for laughs? Yes. Obama is the current U.S. President whose administration has come under fire for numerous things throughout his presidency - Obamacare, EPA preferential treatment for liberal groups, IRS targeting conservatives, the NSA secretly collecting “metadata” on ordinary citizens; and that’s just to name a few. Oh, and he happens to be black, which is what all the uproar is about concerning the rodeo skit. No one has had a problem over the years when the politicians portrayed by rodeo clowns were Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, Bush one and Bush two, and Hillary Clinton! Skits such as the one performed in Missouri earlier this month have been performed time and time again over the years. The threats and accusations hurled at the rodeo clown performing in the Obama mask are akin to mob mentality. The skit was about political opinion and laughs and as far as I know that’s still legal in this country.