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Politicians Critical Of Missouri State Fair Rodeo Clown Act

Perry Beam

Missouri politicians are blasting a Missouri State Fair act from Saturday night’s rodeo.

A rodeo clown wore a mask that resembles President Barack Obama, and the rodeo announcer repeatedly asked the crowd if they would like to see Obama run over by a bull.

Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill condemned the act. In written statement, she said, “The young Missourians who witnessed this stunt learned exactly the wrong lesson about political discourse.”

In a statement, the Jackson County Democratic Committee wrote, “Disrespecting the President is one thing; whipping a crowd into a frenzy is another. Encouraging physical harm to the President, whatever the party, is not acceptable and should not be tolerated.”

Republican Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder condemned the the rodeo act on Twitter, where he wrote, “We are better than this.” Governor Jay Nixon also condemned the stunt.

The Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association, who ran the event, issued an apology late Sunday evening.

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