There are many measures of freedom, but one sure indication that you are not free is if you are not allowed to make fun of the primary figurehead of the government. For example, the rodeo clown who poked innocent fun at Obama has been banned for life from the Missouri State Fair.
Even that was not enough. The rodeo announcer and president of the Missouri Cowboy Rodeo Association has been forced to resign.
Still not enough. Rodeo clowns must now undergo the humiliating brainwashing procedure known as “sensitivity training.”
Still not enough. The NAACP, black America’s answer to the KKK, wants Eric Holder’s aggressively racist Social Justice Department to investigate.
Next they will start rounding up anyone wearing cowboy boots for detention.
Do even liberals want to live in a country where no one dares laugh at government figures? The evident answer: damned straight they do, so long as they are the ones running the government.
Meanwhile, in contrast to the phony gasps of outrage that a rodeo clown would dare wear an Obama mask, there was no outrage over this George Bush rodeo dummy:
Sanctimonious liberals didn’t find these Bush Administration outfits offensive:
They even saw fit to hang Sarah Palin in effigy:
Note that with libs, the lightheartedness is replaced with viciousness. Yet somehow they deserve freedom of speech, whereas their opponents do not.
Lest anyone take the pathetic screeches of “racism” seriously, compare the rodeo clown’s trivial joke with progressives’ explicitly racist attacks on non-liberals like Clarence Thomas:
At the rate America is degenerating into authoritarian statism, 10 years from now the clown would be tortured and killed for his harmless act of irreverence.
On tips from StanInTexas, Bob Roberts, Ummah Gummah, and G. Fox. Hat tip: Porcupine Missiles.