Missouri Fair clown draws criticism for Obama maskDoes the office of the President of the USA deserve this? Probably not, since it needs some respect in order to function.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A clown wearing a President Barack Obama mask appeared at a Missouri State Fair rodeo this weekend and the announcer asked the enthusiastic spectators if they wanted to see "Obama run down by a bull."
The antics led the state's second highest-ranking official, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, to denounce the performance in a tweet Sunday. He said it was "disrespectful" to the president.
"We are better than this," the Republican tweeted.
State Fair officials said the show in Sedalia was "inappropriate" and "does not reflect the opinions or standards" of the fair. "We strive to be a family friendly event and regret that Saturday's rodeo badly missed that mark," they said in a statement Sunday.
It wasn't clear if any action will be taken against the performers.
Perry Beam, who was among the spectators, said "everybody screamed" and "just went wild" as the announcer talked about having the bull run down the clown with the Obama mask.
"It was at that point I began to feel a sense of fear. It was that level of enthusiasm," Beam, a 48-year-old musician from Higginsville, said Sunday, referring to the reaction from the crowd that filled the fair's grandstand.
He said another clown ran up to the one wearing the Obama mask, pretended to tickle him and played with the lips on the mask. About 15 minutes into the performance, the masked clown had to leave after a bull got too close, Beam said.
Does Barry Sotero deserve this? YES.
All that and more to the usurper in the WH that laughs at the Constitution; commits mass-murder on a daily basis; is waging several illegal and immoral wars and threatening to start another; has let a foreign power dictate what he should do; cozies up to those 'Too Big to Fail' Wall Street casinos, refusing to prosecute their myriad crimes and subsidizing their criminal behavior and who insists that he has the right to peak into our homes, our bedrooms and our thoughts 24/7 without the need for one of those pesky warrants.
It's satire, long used against royalty and that's what we have in the WH, a King who thinks he is above the law.