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One of news stories of the past week was about a rodeo clown who wore an Obama mask as part of his gig. Considering the rich history of political satire that has always been a part of American culture, one would think this was not such a big deal. For three nights, the crowds cheered and life was set to continue on. But then Perry Beam posted his embarrassment on Facebook about how bull-chasing in effigy made Americans look bad to his Taiwanese exchange student, and someone gave him a microphone. Suddenly, what is essentially a free speech and political satire issue became falsely charged as RACIST! Resignations ensued, the clown has been banned from the venue for life, the Lt. Governor got air time, and the bull hit the mainstream media’s fans.
There is silence from the normally glib White House. Coupled with last year’s “Trayvon could have been my son,” rhetoric, it is now clear to anyone with half a brain that Obama relishes it when people use race as a distraction. Exploiting his ethnicity is one of the few things he does well. Whereas a leader of good character would have wanted to discard the race card as quickly as possible, Obama has chosen to leave it in play. And THAT is how all this relates back to Benghazi.
If Benghazi is a phony scandal, as proved by no one being fired; if Fast and Furious was a phony scandal, as proved by AG Holder retaining his job; if the IRS targeting was a tiny incident contained in Cincinnati, as proved by Lois Learner’s continued collection of pay while on administrative leave; if the deaths of SEAL Team 6 and others is not a scandal, as proved by no reprimand when Biden painted a target on them; then surely the rodeo incident is a REAL SCANDAL because people are losing jobs. That is how the logic works. Isn’t it? At least that is how the racism exploiter Obama rationalized it.
You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of the rodeo clown’s eye. (Paraphrased from Matthew 7:5)
It is the real scandals the President dismisses as phony, not racism, that are the reasons the crowd cheered. The cure is not to restrict the First Amendment Right to Free Speech. The cure is to stop doing scandalous things.

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