Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Outhouse Politics

In this country...We can criticize our elected officials and make fun of them...Which makes us better than say Iraq or Syria or Iran where such criticism and ridicule would get your head chopped off...

Saying that...I'll say this...I am sure that even President George Washington was skewered in the Press of his day...but I don't know a President with the possible exception of Bill Clinton who has been maligned with such vitriol and disrespect as the man presently in the White House..

Barack Obama!  He has been hit with racial slurs, personal attacks on his family and had his citizenship questioned..Even Bill Clinton wasn't maligned that badly, though he's a close second...

And of course the white people who disrespect him always claim that they are exercising their right to free speech when they do this..and some of them (not all) seem genuinely hurt when they are accused of racism....But that what it is...Pure racism...

A lot of them don't even hide their racism now....They just can't believe that this nation twice elected a Black president...To te;ll you the truth...I can't believe it either...but here we are...

A Fourth of July parade float in Norfolk, Nebraska that showed a dummy standing outside an outhouse labeled "Obama Presidential Library" is drawing cries of racism from local residents and the Nebraska Democratic Party.

The float, in the annual Independence Day parade in Norfolk, Nebraska., was affixed to trailer being towed behind a blue pickup truck. The dummy was clad in overalls, standing by a walker next to the outhouse.

The pickup truck and the float did not identify a sponsor, according to the Omaha World-Herald.

In a statement, the Nebraska Democratic Party called the float one of the "worst shows of racism and disrespect for the presidency that Nebraska has ever seen," according to the World-Herald.

Glory Kathurima, a black woman living in Norfolk, attended the parade with her nine year-old daughter. She told CBS News Omaha affiliate KMTV she was outraged by the float and disgusted that her daughter witnessed it.

"I'm ashamed, I'm appalled," she said. "You see people laughing and pointing at it, smiling, looking positive about it. I immediately felt sick to my stomach...I knew what that meant, and I knew there was no sort of political statement being made by an image like that."

Norfolk City Councilman Dick Pfeil told the World-Herald that the city "doesn't condone" the float.

But one of the parade's organizers, Rick Konopasek, told the Lincoln Journal-Star the float was intended to be no more offensive than a political cartoon. He said the outhouse was the most popular float in the parade, and that it earned an "honorable mention" from three judges. Want to bet that the judges are White, male Republicans or Tea Party Members?  That's not too much of a stretch is it?

"It's obvious the majority of the community liked it," Konopasek said. (Yeah,White, male Republicans or Tea Party Members)"So should we deny the 95 percent of those that liked it their rights, just for the 5 percent of people who are upset?"(White, male Republicans or Tea Party Members) Oh of course not...Heaven forbid...

Our turn is coming...And I don't want to hear any whining and crying and screams of blasphemy!  Respect our freedom of speech too! Of course...Most of these whining ,crying babies can dish it out, but they can't take it!

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