Apologies for the clown

The irony of all the animus directed at white people who do anything even remotely perceived as racially biased is that it’s going to backfire.  Resentment builds and the gains of the civil rights movement are threatened by hypersensitivity.

Meanwhile, we can have some fun with thin-skinned liberals — this from Matt Walsh, afternoon host on WLAP (AM 630) in Lexington, Kentucky:

Dear President Obama,

I’m reaching out to you as a friend. I know you must be deeply hurting after what happened at the Missouri State Fair. Sure, you probably try to avoid watching the news while you’re on vacation, but I’m sure the pilot who airlifted your dog to your rental mansion in Martha’s Vineyard probably caught you up to speed (that guy is such a chatterbox). Your jaw must have hit the floor when you heard the news: A rodeo clown in Missouri poked fun at you. […]

Nothing can ever ease the pain he has caused. This sort of crass lampooning of public officials has never happened at a rodeo until now, and I know that because a bunch of people who have never been within 150 miles of a rodeo said so. And then — worse still — the crowd erupted in applause at the spectacle of a guy in an Obama mask being chased by a rampaging bull. Racists, the lot of ‘em! I mean, Bush never got this sort of treatment. Nobody ever mocked or satirized him. No crude jokes were told about him. Nobody ever wished violence or death upon him. Ever. You know why? Because he’s white. White presidents always get treated nicely, especially white Republicans. Just ask Lincoln.

To be clear: Racism is not OK. But our presidents are not kings, and the freedom to lampoon our political leaders is one of the rights our ancestors fought a war to obtain.

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