Unless you’ve pretty much been living under a rock or just have not outside influences in your life, you have likely seen the all too often images being put online about Trump’s death.
Some are comics showing Trump being skewered by Pelosi, while others are more realistic pictures of him being hogtied. And the comments that come with them are no better. They insinuate the worst kind of hate there is.
And yet, it wasn’t long ago that anything even remotely similar about Obama was extremely punishable.
Take the infamous rodeo clown at the Missouri State Fair in 2013. According to CNN, one bull-riding event during the yearly affair in Sedalia, Missouri, included a clown who was announced as a special guest, none other than “President Obama” himself.
The clown entered the arena wearing an Obama mask. A voice then came over the loudspeaker saying, “We’re going to stomp Obama now. As soon as this bull comes out, Obama, don’t you move.” And the voice continued, “He’s going to getcha, getcha, getcha, getcha.”
As the clown began to move, running around to avoid the dangerous bull and yet distract him from the rider, the voice added, “Hey, I know I’m a clown. He’s just running around acting like one. Doesn’t know he is one.”
As a result, the clown dressed as Obama was fired and banned from the Missouri State Fair for life, according to US News and World Report.
A then-contributing editor, Peter Roff, wrote, “It’s an extreme response but not a surprising one.”
But then he touched on the real problem with the situation. “For those who came in late the unwritten rules are simple: It’s okay to wear a Nixon, Reagan or George W. Bush mask. A Barack Obama mask? Not so much.”
But he continued, “In days past, making fun of the president, not just his policies but the man himself, was no big deal. Some, like FDR, Kennedy and Reagan, appeared to take it in stride and were able to give as good as they got. Others, like Nixon, found little to laugh at.”
“Obama is different. People are all too sensitive about what passes for funny where he is concerned, lest it displace him from the pedestal on which his supporters have placed him.”
And sadly, it’s true. The left have placed Obama so high up that it would most certainly seem to be treason to say anything bad about the man.
And to top it off, he was our first black president. So race plays into everything.
The clown’s performance was deemed as “racist” by many in the audience as well as most who heard about it.
Perry Beam, for instance, was in attendance and told CNN, “It wasn’t clean; it wasn’t fun. It was awful; it was sickening. It was racist.” And CNN reported, “Beam likened the atmosphere to a Klan rally.”
But was it?
Was anything said about the former president’s skin color? No. Did he make movements that could be counted as racial barbs? Not at all.
The only thing he did was to wear a mask that looked like Obama.
And yet today, we have people tweeting things like, “Someone posted that FoxNews keeps saying, “Trump is going to make news tonight in Dallas,” Anyone have an idea?” To which Tom Arnold replied, “Don’t get too cocky traitor. They showed up for JFK too.”
This not so subtly implies that someone will show up to take Trump out while he is in Dallas, just like what happened to JFK.
There is nothing funny about comments like this. Or posts that call for someone’s death. It’s one thing to make fun of someone, to disagree with their policies, or even call them names. It is another thing entirely to say that a person needs to die.
That is straight-up murder. No one deserves that. No one. Especially someone who you just don’t agree with or like.
And what is worse yet is that Arnold and others who have posted similar things have had not one iota of punishment.
Ok, so that post from Arnold was removed. But that’s it. The rodeo clown was fired and banned for life for merely making fun.
What is being done to and said about Trump now is far worse. But no one seems to care. Why? Because he is a Republican. The next Democrat president will be treated differently. I assure you. Especially if it’s a woman.