Don't ya love clowns?
Usually accompany a circus, them clowns do, all clad in their makeup and goofy outfits and over-sized shoes, entering the big top in a dinky-little car with forty or fifty of them packed into it. They'll prance about inside that tent, some of them hoping they won't screw up the act, others hoping they don't step in what the elephants leave behind.
Clowns always step in what the elephants leave behind.
And sometimes clowns who are fed up with the circus go on to do bigger and better things. One got hisself attached to hamburgers. One got his own teevee series. A couple even managed to become president. One of them was a former peanut farmer, I declare.
And some got into the ro-DEE-o circuit.
There was this dummy way back in 1994 who thought it'd be a cool thing indeed to be a ro-DEE-o clown. He was a real dummy; you could knock on his head all day with a brick and he'd still smile at you. One day his clown buddies decided that he could be of use in the ro-DEE-o, so they put him out center stage in the middle of the action, propped up with a broom handle, and then waited for Jalapeno - that was the bull's given name - to make his moves. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported thus:
"T.J. Hawkins rolled out the big inner tube, and the bull lowered his
head, shot forward and launched into the tube, sending it bounding down
the center of the arena. The crowd cheered. Then the bull saw the George
Bush dummy. He tore into it, sending the rubber mask flying
halfway across the sand as he turned toward the fence, sending cowboys
scrambling up the fence rails, hooking one with his horn and tossing him
off the fence."
And that was the end of the dummy, the one in the...now just a cotton-pickin minute.
Here we have a story done in 1994, about a dummy, a prop in the middle of a rodeo, wearing a mask bearing the likeness of George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st President of the United States, and this one lone article in the Philadelphia Inquirer is the only thing that makes barely a peep on the subject? Like it's no big deal? Obviously, the dummy was liberal. He was supposed to get away with it.
Get back into the DeLorean and head to Jefferson City, Missouri, for the state fair some-19 years later on August 10. Same concept, same broom handle propping him up, and maybe the same bull going after him, only this time the dummy has on the face of Barack Obama. Why, the liberal establishment goes haywire; the National Association for the Advancement of (Liberal) Colored People wants a major investigation; the clown itself is permanently banned; the head of the Missouri Rodeo Group is stuck resigning; and, well, everyone in LiberalLand is just besides themselves!
"How dare they disrespect the president," they scream and rant and rave. "Those dirty, low-down Republicans and scummy-conservatives are the scum of the earth, and need to realize that only we - the best of the planet and always with good intentions - liberals and leftists are the only ones qualified to disrespect presidents...provided they are conservative presidents!"
Kind-of like the images below:
Need I say more?