Claire McCaskill calls rodeo event featuring clown in Obama mask ‘shameful’; Some blame Tea Party

Missouri’s Republican lieutenant governor was referring to this incident:

A clown wearing a President Obama mask appeared at a Missouri State Fair rodeo this weekend and the announcer asked the enthusiastic spectators if they wanted to see “Obama run down by a bull.”
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State Fair officials said the show was “inappropriate” and “does not reflect the opinions or standards” of the fair. “We strive to be a family friendly event and regret that Saturday’s rodeo badly missed that mark,” they said in a statement Sunday.

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Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill:

Naturally, according to some, the Tea Party is to blame:

To long for the days when George W. Bush was in office and everybody was completely respectful of the president at all times. But enough overly thick sarcasm.

Larger perspective:

Good question.

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