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August 14, 2013

Peggy Noonan Calls for the White House to Comment on the New Crushing of Dissent; White House Obliges, With a Spokesman Essentially Saying He Supports the Lifetime Ban for Politically-Disfavored Speech

Peggy Noonan also called for the president to make a "classy" gesture and inform his more wild-eyed supporters that we're still permitted to criticize our political leaders. Incredibly, this right persists even when the leaders in question are, yes, black.

This is the reason many people don’t like ObamaCare. It’s also part of why people wind up making fun of the president at state fairs. (On that, everyone should breathe deep and remember, as the noted political philosopher Orson Welles once put it: “It’s the business of the American people to take the mickey out of the president.” It’s not only what we do, it’s what we should do. Welles was speaking on a talk show; it was the 1970s; he was talking about people making fun of some Republican president, Nixon or Ford. So what? They can take it. And they’re not kings. Let me suggest a classy Obama move that might go over well. From his Vineyard vacation spot he should have the press office issue a release saying his reaction to finding out a rodeo clown was rudely spoofing him, was, “So what?” Say he loves free speech, including inevitably derision directed at him, and he does not wish for the Missouri state fair to fire the guy, and hopes those politicians (unctuously, excessively, embarrassingly) damning the clown and the crowd would pipe down and relax. This would be graceful and nice, wouldn’t it? He would never do it. He gives every sign of being a person who really believes he shouldn’t be made fun of, and if he is it’s probably racially toned, because why else would you make fun of him?

Peggy Noonan is right to note that Obama is so narcissistic to believe the only reason someone might have to not be smitten with him is racial animus.

This is not a delusion confined to Obama, however; it dominates the minds of his cultists.

The White House has heeded the call for comment on the new Speechcraft Trials. By supporting the New Inquisitors.

While the president has not offered his thoughts on the controversy, a White House spokesperson who is also a Missouri native said the incident was “certainly not one of the finer moments in our state.”

He means the mockery -- not the subsequent state ban-for-life for political speech.

And the Inquisitors' work is not yet done -- but then, Inquisitors' work is never done. There are always new dimensions to the heresies to be uncovered.

The rodeo clown and the organization that hired him have apologized for the incident. The president of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association has resigned and the clown has been “banned for life” from performing at the state fair. A number of state officials have condemned the clown and the NAACP has called for a full investigation into the incident.

Of course the left is fully in support of the Inquisition -- you didn't really think they were serious about Free Speech and "dissent is the highest form of patriotism," did you? A representative piece comes from Tommy Christopher, Mediaite's go-to clown for defending the indefensible (no link).

Tommy the Simpleton seems to think we need to restrict free speech rights because #Justice4Trayvon.

It seems like only yesterday when the conservative media went from ignoring the killing of unarmed 17 year-old Trayvon Martin to shrieking at the top of their lungs that President Obama should shut his Kenyan yap about it. Maybe that’s because it pretty much was yesterday, but a new day has dawned, and the conservative media has found something of sufficient gravity for the President to weigh in on: a rodeo clown whose minstrelsy has drawn the condemnation of Republicans in the former Confederate State of Missouri.

[T]he [Peggy Noonan reference to Obama's ten billionth Martha's Vinyard vacation] was a nice touch, and so is the subtle inference that the President isn’t “classy,” but it’s Peggy Noonan‘s feigned ignorance about the “racially toned” nature of the show that’s really priceless. While it’s true that there is no history of racists putting on whiteface and explaining politics to people as they would to a sleeping toddler that they don’t want to wake up, Peggy Noonan is still old enough and wise enough to understand what was wrong with this. That she then expects to snap her fingers and have the President do a tapdance for her so she’ll think he’s “classy” is the white icing on the privilege cake.

Incidentally, if we're talking about Racist References to President Downtime's frequent vacations, then I have to give the editors at Twitchy props for the most Racist headline ever about President Seven Iron.

And, from @championcapua, let's check in to find out what the Smartest Woman in the World thought about punishing free speech just a few short years back.

Gather 'Round, Children, and Hear-Tell of a Time Before the Burning Times, When Americans Were Permitted to Mock Their Leaders: Thanks to Lauren, heed my words, there once was legend a time in America, before the Pockyclipse, when a Bush (the Elder) mask was affixed to a Rodeo Dummy and no outrage over presidential dignity ensued, and no one was fired, and no "additional consequences" and "full investigations" were threatened.

But that was before the Age of Hope and Change; aren't you so glad to have fewer rights than you once held? It is for the best, for you would probably use those rights unwisely; a chained dog does not wander far into danger.

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