Priorities: NAACP wants Eric Holder, Secret Service to probe rodeo clown thoroughly

The president of the Missouri NAACP chapter has called for the Secret Service and Department of Justice to investigate an “incendiary event” at the Missouri State Fair involving a rodeo clown in an Obama mask.

“The activities at the Missouri State Fair targeting and inciting violence against our President are serious and warrant a full review by both the Secret Service and the Justice Department,” Mary Ratliff declared Tuesday.

Tuffy Gessling, the clown in question, has been banned from the fair permanently and apologized in a Facebook post, saying he “never meant to offend or hurt anyone’s feelings.” The president of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboys Association has stepped down over the controversy and faces an investigation in his day job as a school superintendent.

Dana Loesch notes that the NAACP wasn’t so upset when a black man was beaten at an Obamacare town hall in St. Louis.

  • Tony Mareshie

    Bring on the defamation claims.

    • finebammer

      it could be worse, just ask Nakoula Basseley Nakoula.

  • Dave Jaques

    Well, is AG Holder doing anything worthwhile now?

    • TocksNedlog

      He’s on-the-job — so, NO.

    • Spiny Norman

      With the eager help of “social justice activist” groups, he’s busy writing GOP 2014 campaign ads.

  • d1comment

    Re education camps coming soon…

    • TocksNedlog

      De-education camps here now. You know them as “universities”.

  • CDUB

    I am getting ‘Punk-ed” by my country and this regime.

    For reals, a rodeo clown?

    Where was Barry 9/11/12 during the Benghazi attack? Or more info on Fast & Furious GUN RUNNING scheme?

    Answer that – then go after a rodeo clown

    Good grief, we are ALL being clowned,

    • objectivefactsmatter

      The irony is that this reaction reveals who the true clowns are.

  • Clayton Grant

    Nonsensical Association for Accusations and Clown Policy

    • greatunconformity

      … Clown Persecution

      • Clayton Grant

        even better!

  • TocksNedlog

    Well, there you go . . . the mere act of making fun of the current President of the United States proves that you are a racist.


    • reneehaigh

      is that a new one ;or have i been sleeping threw my whole life???

  • Brad Donald
  • Garth Haycock

    It seems like Grandpa Simpson had it right:

    • Richard Jefferies

      I’m getting my 49 State flag. That’s awesome.

      • Slugglife

        Richard, just do what I did. Break out the blue sharpie and color in the corresponding star on the flag. My flag has 48 stars right now. Cali and NY are gone. Soon to be 47 once missouri is gone.

        Save your money- this is easier.

      • reneehaigh

        i got my 55 state one: i heard it from obama in a speech so i started to wag my tail and ran to the store : i figure it must be true because he wouldn’t have said it if it weren’t so? joke is on me!!

  • Maxx

    To no great shock, I didn’t hear much griping from hypocrite liberals on this day.×420.jpg

    • trixiewoobeans

      Well, we’re adults, we can take it. This bunch has the maturity level of the “Mean Girls” and bullying jocks in “Revenge of the Nerds”.

  • Daniel

    If only that broom had been a golf club. Don’t we all know by now that a broom is waycist and sexist, while a golf club represents equality and Buick commercials.

  • URGR82

    They are sending the Gestapo SS equivalent to you.

  • KateNE

    It was soooo different when it happened to Bush…he’s a Republican for crying out loud!!!

    • el_polacko

      yep…their answer is always “well, he DESERVED it.”

  • grais

    NAACP is chock-full of clowns.

    • reneehaigh

      i don’t think that years ago when a group of black and a couple white people and some Jewish faith based individuals had this in mind today when they started that farce race based group~! we need the NAAWP NOW!~! who is looking our for Hispanics: NAASP? native Americans: remember they were the first original Americans: NAANA? come on get off the high horses and get down to the ground and remember where we all were at one point in history: no body said it was going to be a fun ride no matter what country you live in!! ,maybe i am wrong but seems like they are taking advantage of the minorities in this country for political stench to be smelled through out this great land!!! i am looking out for me sorry but i can’t carry any more weight on my shoulders!!

  • Victoria Richardson

    What country is this? So we can’t have our freedom of expression and freedom of speech without left wing hateful organizations jumping in.

  • CO2 Producer

    Not to change the subject, but it’s only two and a half more months to Halloween. Costume suggestions? I’m thinking President William Henry Harrison so as not to ruffle anyone’s feathers.

    • el_polacko

      i seem to recall a time when everybody was running around in nixon masks and it was HiLaRiOuS !! guess those were just funnier times.

      • nc

        Not just Nixon, but all of them. Bush, Clinton…

    • GaryTheBrave

      Hmmm, that could work. William Henry Harrison looked like John Elfin Kerry with curly hair.

  • Guest

    Some savy conservative needs to set up an Obama mask stand at the gate to the Minnesota State Fair…. AH capitalism!!!

    • MNWoman

      Just curious…am I missing the Minnesota story here or were you just using that as an example?

  • TJ

    People vs. Clown ~ charged with insulting the prophet Obama or some crime they will find out after he is in a jail cell and go thorough the NSA database on him.

  • The Penguin

    But definitely NOT investigate the incident where that white kid was beat down by 3 black older teenagers on a schoolbus.

    • MNWoman

      Or the NBPP standing outside a voting precinct with night sticks on election day.

      You would think that President Obama is the only president in history to be criticized. Last time I checked, he was the president of the United States, therefor he works for all of us. We have the right to question, mock, criticize or speak out against any politician. From what I’ve been able to gather, all the clown did was wear the mask. When you start limiting how the American people are able to criticize or even mock the President, that is one step closer to tyranny.

    • LibLieExposer

      Or the black punk that shot & killed a White Hispanic baby in a stroller in Georgia.

  • gracepmc

    In 1994 the same classic rodeo clown act was performed with a GHWBush mask.
    Crickets. But that was back in the day when mocking Presidents was
    allowed under the 1st amendment. Now it is used to ruin people’s
    careers and tar and feather them as racist. The NAACP and the people in MIssouri who condone this have beclowned themselves.

    • grais

      Conservatives aren’t the friggin’ crybabies that liberals are. There is no NAAWP.

  • AmericanLass

    NAACP wants a Probe, as in anal probe ? I think that’s going to far for a “phony scandal”.

  • aloysiusmiller

    Never insult the weak, including minorities, handicapped, LGBT, or women. Only the stron may be mocked.

  • LinTaylor

    Priorities, ladies and gentlemen!

  • ToyZebra

    Breaking news. President barely survives when a rodeo clown slips past the secret service and pulls out a 2,000 pound bull.

    • Guest

      Obama is the one pulling out the bull, and far more than just a ton of it. If this administration were serious about tapping “free” energy, they would put a bag over the WH and use it as the Zero Emissions standard.

  • exLibtard

    These entitlement-minded blacks are so thin-skinned. On the up side, whenever they pull this schtick, it just punches another hole into the wall of political correctness. The more they do this, the more resentful people become.

  • Jack Deth

    A solidly liberal Democrat is being beseeched by other liberal, dumber than mud Plantation Democrats to sic his undoubtedly like minded liberal minion operatives on and investigate a fellow liberal Democrat?

    What the f**k do they hope to uncover???!

    The Tea Party?…. Doubtful, to say the least.

    It’s called The First Amendment. DEAL with it!!!

  • neoface

    NAACP = KKK!!!!

    • trixiewoobeans

      N.A.A.-WAH WAH WAH!

    • Truth

      Obama’s DOJ also = KKK.

  • MNWoman

    Why the hell is the (former) president of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboys Association facing an investigation into his day job? He already resigned from teh Rodeo Cowboys Association.

    This is not only insane, but it is terrifying how much we are being intimidated.

  • Spasmolytic

    The NCAAP should be less concerned with rodeo clowns and more concerned about the three thugs who beat up an innocent white boy while riding the school bus. If Obama had sons, they’d look like…………

    • Truth

      The key word of why they won’t… innocent “white” boy. That story is irrelevant to the NAACP and DOJ.

  • Misanthrope

    Shorter NAACP: “We are as irrelevant and desperate for attention as our Messiah.”

  • MarcusFenix

    With all other problems solved, this is important……right?

  • el_polacko

    they wanna see holder probe the clown ?!? kinky.

    • nc

      Down boy. : )

  • CombatDiver

    We all know from reading the tweets on this site from liberal lcomedians that the left doesn’t have a sense of humor and the tweets from the left in general we can conclude they have zero tolerance for any differing points of view, but the real question is being overlooked…..

    Why are lefties soooo clownist?

  • truckguy

    How is your knee-grow fatigue these days?

    • Truth

      Have had enough already. Race relations in the past five years are worse than they’ve been in the past fifty.

  • The Jackal

    Do you really see what’s going on here. Fascism is alive & well in America. NEO-NAZI THUGS.

  • Slugglife

    The DOJ is now just an investigative arm of the walking grievance known as the NAALCP? How many investigations have these idiots demanded this year alone? There are 400 surface to air missiles missing right now and these idiots want to know why a rodeo clown is wearing an obama mask? Obama is a rodeo clown. Close the investigation. It’s been solved.

  • Slugglife

    Surely the NAACP is guilty of profiling. He was just “rodeo clowning” while black.

    • Slugglife

      Geezers and old hags- the lot of them. An exclusive black club that demands that all other clubs be inclusive. They are a pimple on the ass of America.

  • Truth

    Sure! Don’t investigate the Philly New Black Panthers who were CAUGHT ON TAPE INTIMIDATING VOTERS but do investigate a rodeo clown doing much less than anti-Bush clowns did during his administration. And don’t investigate any civil rights complaints brought by whites against blacks. It’s Holder and this entire administration that needs to be investigated by an independent counsel IMMEDIATELY before they harm this nation even more.

  • Slugglife

    What kind of person wants a man to probe another man “thoroughly’?

    This could only come from the down low members of the NAACLP.

  • Truth

    Tuffy Gessling owes NO ONE an apology.

  • Axelgreaser

    DOES RACIST NON-RELEVANT NAACP WANT THIS PROBE BEFORE OR AFTER HOLDER IS FIRED AND/OR HE’S FINISHED HIS PROBE OF THE NEARLY BEAT TO DEATH WHTIE TEEN? Which occurred because the victim was reporting misbehavior. NAACP likes to pick and choose their battles, kinda, don’t they? How long, oh Lord, will this group of malcontents whom obviously can’t adjust to Obama’s ‘flawed America’ who still fume and fulminate over slave trade continue to whimper, snivel and whine? It’s tiresome. And ugly. And Sharpton, Rangel, Holder and Obama induced with the help of Commiewood. I don’t think it has a thing to do with black America. Racism is mainly a device, and old war horse still working and being ‘worked’ by the Democrat Party.

  • bicentennialguy

    The chinless, overbited wonder should be investigating his-damn-self. This poor rodeo clown did nothing to no one. The guy probably makes $12K a year. Who’s waging the war on the working poor again?

  • Turd Burglestein

    The DOJ investigation will ultimately prove that George Zimmerman was the rodeo clown and that he violated obama’s civil rights.

  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    The NAACP is the most poorly run, uneducated and useless organization around. Their idea of success is headlines instead of getting blacks ahead. Black America, start a new org. that has the people placed first, not the members income.

  • Matt

    Was said Rodeo Clown a “white Hispanic”?

  • nc

    So glad Holder is not getting distracted by any Phony Scandals (eye roll).

  • Elaine

    You’ve GOT to be kidding? Is this a joke? Who’s the CLOWN here.

  • CitizenEgg

    I remember the first time I saw a clown wearing an Obama mask. It was on SNL and I believe it was his first rodeo. … …

  • GulfPundit

    This is also the same NAACP that embraces Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan and Fidel Castro.

  • Magnifico

    Of course they want heads to roll. You can’t have a bunch of white people together, poking fun at an incompetent black person…..smacks of TEA Party.

  • walterc

    Hey Obama, THIS is what a phony scandal looks like. Benghazi, NSA, IRS, F&F, etc etc not so much.

  • walterc

    Still waiting for comment from the NAAWP. Oh wait, that organization would be called racist.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    I’d recommend instead probing the clown in the White House. Preferably with the type that is used on cattle.

  • CrustyB

    This is an example of the NAACP’s policy that blacks are better than whites. A purely racist organization.

  • David Johnson

    Never mind voter intimidation in the black panther case!

  • David Bovard

    The whole bunch naacp holder sharpton obama; their all clowns! OOOPS! Sorry rodeo clowns didnt mean to degrade you.

  • Dudley DoRight.

    Did the little boys get their feelings hurt?
    Maybe they should have a temper tantrum.

  • Dudley DoRight.

    Acronym of NAACP

  • rambler

    After 8 years of chronic Bush bashing and the left has a hissy fit over a rodeo clown. What’s the matter can’t your “god” defend himself? Take a page from the islamist handbook about insults about mohammad and decide to use it? People with no class or respect, demanding that their chosen one be revered, need to get over themselves. Those who disrespect others don’t deserve respect in return.

  • LibertyLane

    RIDICULOUS! NAACP, you need to stop your stupidity and hysterics! It wasn’t racist, it was not harmful to anyone. What’s next? the damn firing squad for people who don’t like the job Obama is doing?

  • BigTBoom

    11/3/2004, San Francisco…rioters actually burn a life size impersonation of Bush (as well as a US flag), no riotous uproar about that, it was freedom of speech.

    Fast FORWARD to 2013, a rodeo clown says some garbage while wearing Obama mask, and all of the sudden it’s the end of the world. Call the FED and Secret Service to investigate this man. Mandate sensitivity training, ban him for life, etc… It’s absolutely absurd!

  • Damien Johnson

    He’s a freakin clown in a freakin mask! God no wonder other countries laugh at us and don’t respect us. Ah well, this stupidity still doesn’t top the stupidity that was Jesse Jackson wanting the U.N. to investigate George Zimmerman over Trayvon Martin.

  • Mark Boabaca

    Saw a similar thread on Mediaite. The lib commenters used two replies nearly interchangably:

    The rodeo was taxpayer funded so it was wrong to make fun of the president.

    One of the clowns was bobbling his lips. To a lib there is only racism in this action. It could never mean that he (the president) was talking.

  • squeeze127

    You can bet your bottom dollar that the most popular mask for Halloween will be Obama! This lends credence to the term Obozo!!!

  • bearclaybornsaa

    Where in the hell was the stupid outdated
    NAACP when Richard Nixon, Spiro Agnew, and George Bush Jr was mocked by
    liberals with worse clown masks than the Missouri rodeo clown’s fun
    attempt? It’s time to end this crap of protecting a black president because he’s black. The NAACP and Mary Ratliff has never protected any white president from mockery and never will!

  • BillyDe ”°º×»-(¯`v´¯)-» ♥ ♥

    Yes, I believe rodeos are 100% EVIL for treating animals that way, but…
    I CAN’T believe I’m saying this, BUT let’s separate the country – African Americans get 13.1% and all other Americans get the other 86.9%. They get Jackson, Sharpton, Oprah etc and Obama and Halle Berry etc get to choose which side they want to join. I hope we get Halle! hee hee
    I didn’t mean that, I’M JUST FED THE F UP WITH THIS CONSTANT BS.
    I’m sorry.

  • Mary

    I am so sick of EVERYTHING being called racism. Where was the NAACP when 3 blacks beat the hell out of a white guy on a school bus and the black guy was selling drugs!!. They acted like a bunch of wild animals. Not a damn word was heard from the so called “black leaders”.You can bet if it had been reversed, they would be hollaring from the highest hill.
    Every president in history has had jokes made about him and no one screamed about it. They had a sense of humor for God’s sake,Just because Obama is half black it’s the worse thing in the world that could happen??
    The NAACP needs to focus on the huge amount of black on black crime and help their own instead of trying to keep “race” in the headlines.
    There are plenty of people in D.C. that need to be investigated

  • CrossHugger

    Did the Twitchy Headline say that they wanted the Obama admin to probe the rodeo clown….aren’t they taking this gay thing too far

  • Irishwren

    No tolerance, no sense of humor, and a wish to control EVERYTHING.

  • curls1

    NAACP has out lived its usefulness.

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  • reneehaigh

    come on is he that sensitive or is the truth more painful than we were led to believe? stick up the ass is a good one: everybody should post an old Nixon or Bush Sr. mask or some other higher ups and we will see that some people are a little too thin skinned: they need some reason to make holder earn his over payed position!! oh lets toss Reagan in there too!!! lotta love here people!

  • releggneh
  • libsrterrorist

    cant understand why liberals are in such an uproar over this. is it because you are being called out for the racists you are? it is the liberal party that has members in the kkk. liberals control blacks like puppets. libs have that “rev. uncle tom” of the naacp in their back pocket. libs are keeping the blacks down like they want. that clown was just showing that obama is a puppet to soros. it was the truth and that is what hurts you liberal terrorist.

  • Jeff Coil

    So you believe the US DOJ should be more worried about destroying the life of a clown who made fun of Obama than with punishing these drug pushers who nearly killed a child for informing the authorities of their crimes? It is liberals who are the real racist. And the NAACP is the most racist organization in the US today.

  • Guest

    Has liberalism reached such a point absurdity that society can’t even acknowledge situations where blacks are violent towards whites without hearing cries of racism?

  • Jeff Coil

    You really are a jerk

  • exLibtard

    Oh, no! You called me WAYCIS! That’s sooooo intimidating! Quick everyone, run! That means Kizone Kaprow wins!

  • Dudley DoRight.

    That’s exactly what I am stating.

  • Dudley DoRight.

    Anyone tat cries: RACIST is a coward that hides behind the race card.

  • walterc

    Based on some of the comments from the naacp, new black panthers, jeremiah wright etc that past few years, I can’t say he’s wrong. I think everyone agrees that the naacp is a racist organization organized by guilt ridden white people for the sole purpose of advancing blacks over whites using preferential treatment.

    That’s not racist it’s just fact. And the fact that Wise Guy believes they are a racist group intent on the annihilation of whites is his belief. Now we have reached a point that onl y approved beliefs are allowed to be expressed, contrary to the 1st amendment?

  • Dudley DoRight.

    First of all: I AM NOT WHITE!
    I just hate race-baiters that can insinuate that a person must be white to be racist!…
    Only cowards claim racism, just to get their way.
    Have a temper tantrum. lay on the floor and kick and scream!
    You will eventually get your way!