Missouri State Fair’s Lynching Mood Racism: If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck, it IS a duck.
Perry Beam, who was among the spectators, said ‘everybody screamed’ and ‘just went wild’ as the announcer talked about having the bull run down the clown with the Obama mask.
“‘It was at that point I began to feel a sense of fear. It was that level of enthusiasm,’ Beam, a 48-year-old musician from Higginsville, said Sunday, referring to the reaction from the crowd that filled the fair’s grandstand.
“He said another clown ran up to the one wearing the Obama mask, pretended to tickle him and played with the lips on the mask. About 15 minutes into the performance, the masked clown had to leave after a bull got too close, Beam said.”
Beam also said:
“It was the usual until the very end at bull riding. As they were bringing the bulls into the chute and prepping them … they bring out what looks like a dummy. The announcer says ‘Here’s our Obama dummy, or our dummy of Obama.’ They mentioned the president’s name, I don’t know, 100 times. It was sickening. It was feeling like some kind of Klan rally you’d see on TV.”
USA Today: Rodeo clown’s Obama mask draws criticism
It gets worse. From Riverfront Times