Why Won't Barack Obama Just Shut Up About This Rodeo Clown Already?
Just in case anyone's not completely tired of the saga ofTuffy Gessling, the rodeo clown who wore a Barack Obama mask (god knows we are), the always incisive folks at WND have this temporal anomaly of a headline about Obama's appearance on Saturday Night Live in 2007: "No way! Look who's wearing Obama mask now[!]" The story is mostly a collection of quotes about the mask nontroversy, plus a clip of Obama appearing in a sketch in which he appears at a Halloween party wearing a Barack Obama mask. WND asks, in all seriousness,
Will this man be ridiculed, banned for life after similar stunt?
We missed the part of the SNL sketch where the crowd cheered the prospect of Obama getting run down by a bull, or the bit where another performer played with the mask's big ol' nigra lips, but sure, totally the same thing that just happened now.
And through this whole affair, Barack Obama has done nothing but complain about a little joke! Dame Peggington Noonington explained that Obama lacks the simple grace to just let Tuffy be Tuffy:
He gives every sign of being a person who really believes he shouldn’t be made fun of, and if he is it’s probably racially toned, because why else would you make fun of him?
And there's no end of other commentary explaining that Barack Obama is thin-skinned, an enemy of free speech and satire, and, of course, a mask-wearing hypocrite. A post on Twitchy invoked noted Obama critic C.S. Lewis with a tweet that "Nails it!"
This certainly fits with the thin-skinned President's public comments on the business, which we now quote in full: ___________________
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