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August 16th, 2013
08:27 AM ET

The fight over a rodeo clown

After many on the left were outraged about a rodeo clown that mocked Pres. Obama, the right has fought back, calling it "worse than political correctness" and supporting the clown's right to free speech. CNN's Athena Jones reports.


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  1. Derak

    to not bob:

    you know that is comparing apples to oranges...neither Bush nor Clinton (well maybe clinton) was our Dear Leader, Chairman Barack Hussein Obama! Hero to puppies and children everywhere! Just wait until Hillary gets in there. Then every criticism will be called sexist, bigoted, war on women. Obama could literally choke Rush Limbaugh to death on live tv and arresting him would not only be called discrimination, but he would be cheered.

    BTW Snowden would be lauded as a hero if he had exposed spying under W Bush, but pointing out that our civil liberties mesiah Barack Obama is worse than Bush on privacy invasion is a crime. Think about it:
    If Bush was the worst president ever on civil rights because of the Patriot Act and torture
    and Obama continues Both (Patriot act and torture to get the courier for Bin Laden),
    and then Obama additionally spies on the AP press pool and has the NSA spying on top of it,
    Then Obama must now be the worst president on civil liberties we have ever had; he is Bush on Steroids!

    August 17, 2013 at 2:58 pm |
  2. Jason Prather

    After what you animals did to Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live you're gonna gripe about a little Obama mask?! Where's my Obamaism calender?! I've seen too many Bushism and even Palinisms! My CLintonism calender seems to be on back order!

    August 17, 2013 at 10:34 am |
  3. janjan

    This is who we are now. Ignore Benghazi, the IRS scandal, government spying on private individuals, the daily lies and lawlessness coming from the Obama Administration. Yawn. Let's focus on a rodeo clown. Yep. That's the ticket.

    August 16, 2013 at 4:10 pm |
  4. civilspeech

    This rodeo issue has been taken way overboard. How is this garbage national news. So what, a clown put on a mask at a rodeo. Would there be the same uproar had it been another famous person or president, I think not. Are we pushing SNL to get off the air for making fun of President Obama? Nope. I will be happy when this story just fades away and it will. Pathetic media. Just getting everyone hyped up for ratings. So sad what our countries media has become.

    August 16, 2013 at 11:00 am |
  5. not bob

    There have been rodeo clowns as both Presidents Bush, President Clinton. It is silly and they usually don't leave them on because it limits viability. I don't get the big deal! Dems and GOP presidents have had mock presidential masks for decades: bank robberies and Halloween costumes – PEOPLE GET OVER IT.

    August 16, 2013 at 10:47 am |

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