Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Double Standard, Anyone?

From various news reports:
The U.S. Department of Justice has sent a member of its Community Relations Service team to investigate a Nebraska parade float that criticized President Obama.

A Fourth of July parade float featured at the annual Independence Day parade in Norfolk sparked criticism when it depicted a zombie-like figure resembling Mr. Obama standing outside an outhouse, which was labeled the “Obama Presidential Library.”

Here's the float in question. Not quite up to Rose Bowl parade standards, but hey - it's Nebraska.

(Cheap shot. I apologize to all the 'Huskers out there.)

Now here's a cartoon by Mike Luckovich, left-leaning editorial cartoonist, published in November 2006. It depicts an outhouse labeled “Bush Presidential Library.”

The DOJ under Bush didn't send a special representative to investigate Luckovich or the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which published the cartoon.

The message here seems to be that any criticism or mockery of obama is racist...


Well Seasoned Fool said...

Good looking truck.

CenTexTim said...

The outhouse isn't bad looking either.