“Liberals want to bronco bust dissent. But Texans value speech, even if its speech they don’t agree with,” said Stockman. “From Molly Ivins to Louie Gohmert and every opinion between, Texans value free and open political speech. I’m sure any rodeo in Texas would be proud to have [these] performers.”
The clown, who wore an Obama mask, and his fellow performers were banned from the Missouri State Fair or ordered into "sensitivity training."
“Disagreeing with speech is one thing. Banning it and ordering citizens into reeducation classes for mocking a liberal leader is another,” said Stockman. “Liberals have targeted this man for personal destruction to create a climate of fear.”
Stockman said the reaction "is straight out of" leftist Saul Alinsky's book, "Rules for Radicals."
"They want to crush dissent by isolating and polarizing anyone who questions Obama, even if it’s a rodeo clown with a harmless gag,” said Stockman.
“The idea is to create a state of fear and make people afraid to trivialize Obama. No one tried to personally destroy the rodeo clown who wore a George H.W. Bush mask.”
The Washington Times noted that, in another liberal twist, the Missouri fair would not exist if it weren't for millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies.