Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Obama Just Can't Win

Just when he produces his birth certificate [again!!] to shut up his critics, President Obama has sparked a new firestorm of criticism.

It all began when he showed the birth certificate, and remarked, "We're not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers."

The carnival barkers were not amused.

Frank Zaitshik, who runs Wade Shows, says, "I am extremely upset by the reference." He says he has spent much of his life battling negative stereotypes about his industry. "I think what Obama said is the same type of stereotype that has been placed on African Americans. You wouldn't expect those comments from someone who is a minority and has faced prejudice."

Ron Weber, editor of Carnival, a website dealing with the industry, thought the president should be more sensitive about singling out groups when making disparaging comments: "A person who has fought for equal rights may not realize he's hurting a group of people. Maybe carnival people are the last safe stereotype to attack."

Who thought carnival barkers were so sensitive? Maybe an innocent remark should be seen as just that. See, I don't think negatively of carnival barkers, and I don't think Obama does either. When he said that, I simply thought he was comparing Trump to the guys who try to get you into the amusements where you see the Bearded Lady, or Bigfoot, or Yeti. You know, things that don't exist.

Like the president's Kenyan birth certificate.



froggy said...
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froggy said...

(oops pressed send too soon.)
(I was pissed off...)

It is everybody's gawd-given right to be pissed off at something and they exercise it all the time it appears.

(I apologize in advance to pissed off people everywhere. Pissing not something to be made fun of... what if you can't piss? What if you have prostrate issues, eh?)

Wonder Man said...

he can't win with this foolishness

jadedj said...

Talk about picky. That reference has been around for eons. Nothing new about it. We all know carnivals are sleazy and after your dough. Even P.T. Barnum, the head huckster of all time said it..."there's a sucker born every minute."