August 12th, 2013
07:09 AM ET
12 months ago

Rodeo clown mocks Obama at Missouri State Fair

(CNN) - A rodeo stunt at the Missouri State Fair has come under criticism after a clown donned a Barack Obama mask and stuck a broom up his backside.

The stunt took place during the bull riding competition on Saturday night.

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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    Any way he is cleaning up the mess created by that animal.....great!!!

    August 12, 2013 07:17 am at 7:17 am |
  2. just me

    It's Missouri. For them, that's high brow entertainment.

    August 12, 2013 07:23 am at 7:23 am |
  3. onlyfacts

    Should we be surprised? This is at an event where people dress up in their daily cowboy Halloween costumes, tie a rope around a bulls gut so tight, it tries everything it can to get it off, all while a "cowboy" ties himself on as tight as he can so that ther darn bull can't buck him off. If that ther "cowboy" stays on that ther darn bull longer than 8 seconds, then that ther "cowboy" defeated that cotton pickin bull. Yee Haw!!!! Not a lot of intelligence is flowing in that arena of life.

    August 12, 2013 07:33 am at 7:33 am |
  4. Dixie

    This was the wrong place for politics. There were children there. If you don't like something going on pick another place to express your feelings. Don't mess with the kids. This is a family time and a time to forget all the worries of this trouble time.

    August 12, 2013 07:38 am at 7:38 am |
  5. kirk

    And they think they ate to smart to vote democratic.here's your sign. For all you in Missouri.. before you Bohr republican, that is the time to say show me.. so show me a good reason to vote gop. And an economy that was hanging by a thread in Sept of 08,which is still the largest in the world, was turned around by doing the exact opposite of what the gop wants..imagine that.what policies do they advocate that benefit you? Not lip service but ones they actually vote on, like abortion, aca. Hint..there isn't any.

    August 12, 2013 08:00 am at 8:00 am |
  6. kirk

    Must be gop, no one can steer a load of bull like a Republican!

    August 12, 2013 08:02 am at 8:02 am |
  7. Rick McDaniel

    Awww......

    Obama has to earn respect........and he has NOT!

    August 12, 2013 08:05 am at 8:05 am |
  8. kirk

    Pure genius. Wonder why people think your citizens are less than educated.

    August 12, 2013 08:13 am at 8:13 am |
  9. Malory Archer

    So this is how Missouri taxpayer $$$ is spent, huh? Wow. And yes tighty righties – we KNOW late night does the same thing. HOWEVER, they aren't using taxpayer $$$ to do it, so save your apples to orangutans false equivalency for the mouthbreathers at faux.

    August 12, 2013 08:14 am at 8:14 am |
  10. Steve, New York City

    They have every right to poke fun at politicians, including the President, so long as such jabs are within the confines of the law. Given that crowd, probably not a surprise that they never had a Dick Cheney clown in there, talking about yellow cake from Niger, or about how Saddam was about to successfully fly an unmanned drone with chemical weapons, across the Middle East, through NATO and Israeli air space, and then across the Atlantic to bomb US cities.

    August 12, 2013 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  11. Wake up People!

    To the wonderful crowd at the Missouri rodeo,

    Thank you so very much for showing the entire world how you really feel. Thanks for showing just how far we've come in this country when it comes to race relations. We get it now. You tolerate us as long as we stay in our places, but the minute one of us steps out we are in trouble. Many will come here today with every excuse in the book for why this is ok because that is the way many were raised. They will claim past Presidents were treated the same and continue to vilify the POTUS. Just know others see you and your unpatriotic ways. This seems to be a pattern with rodeos and the Obamas.
    God bless you and keep you safe President Obama. Reading this makes me think I went to sleep and awoke in 1950.

    August 12, 2013 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  12. Pete

    This clown is also mocking the attitude the republicans have against this first africanamerican in Pres.Obama and yes overall they've acted as clowns too haven't they!!When has a president or anyone political for that matter gone through the hatred,redicule this man has gone through..Gov.Brewer of Arizona pointing her finger publicly chastising him on the airport tarmac or Chief Justice Roberts saying publicly in front of cameras a big NO or a S Carolina senator calling him a liar at a presidencial address,all these and more leveled at just one man and you expect him to care about America and its people,rediculous!!!Remember posters who the real problem was and what he left us before calling names or leveling inuendoes at him because if I were you that voted for that idiot before him and yes the catastrophes he left us I'd be more inclined to keep my ignorent,racist mouths shut because with voting for Bushs you showed us something we Dems,others knew all along you republicans have no morals,ethics or intelligence and that's being polite but truthful!!!

    August 12, 2013 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  13. Randy, San Francisco

    It was a stupid, crude, and mean spirited stunt but nevertheless protected under free speech.

    August 12, 2013 08:59 am at 8:59 am |