Friday, August 16, 2013

Isn't this outrageous?

     This is from The Patriot Post today.  The whole thing is outrageous!  Whatever happened to freedom of speech?  The leftists never worried about offending George Bush, or any other conservative for that matter.  Why are we letting them get away with this?

From Gag to Gag Order
It started out as a bit to get some cheap laughs -- a rodeo clown dressed in an Obama mask and an announcer asking the crowd if it wanted "Obama run down by a bull." But the act at the Missouri State Fair has blown up into a national travesty, one which an Obama spokesman (and Missouri native) bemoaned was "certainly not one of the finer moments in our state." Missouri's governor, Democrat Jay Nixon, called the incident "disrespectful and offensive," a politically correct sentiment echoed by his Republican lieutenant governor.
While, by most accounts, the crowd took the skit for the humor intended, thin-skinned leftists took a much more severe attitude toward the rodeo. The rodeo clown portraying Obama was banned for life from the state fair; meanwhile, the Missouri NAACP said the incident "warrant(s) a full review by both the Secret Service and the Justice Department." One Missouri NAACP official called it a "hate crime." Those were some of the milder reactions.
Yet those with cooler heads (and a sense of humor) pointed out the hypocrisy of the Left. They were silent when, as Michelle Malkin noted, images of George W. Bush being assassinated were all the rage. Rush Limbaugh characterized the fallout as "no different than [the] irrational reaction to the Mohammed cartoons." Indeed, the Left's prophet was slandered.
When it comes to free speech, Barack Obama and his sycophants don't seem to have an understanding that it doesn't just apply to those words and organs with which they agree. In the end, the skit portrayed Obama as having enough sense to run from the bull, so why not take that advice in real life?

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