Rodeo Clown with Obama Mask. What Could Go Wrong?

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A rodeo clown wearing an Obama mask made a stir at the Missouri State Fair rodeo Saturday night as the announcer got the crowd roaring asking if they wanted to see “Obama run down by a bull.” The state’s Republican Lt. Gov quickly denounced the spectacle.

Perry Beam, who was among the spectators, said “everybody screamed” and “just went wild” as the announcer talked about having the bull run down the clown with the Obama mask.

“It was at that point I began to feel a sense of fear. It was that level of enthusiasm,” Beam, a 48-year-old musician from Higginsville, said Sunday, referring to the reaction from the crowd that filled the fair’s grandstand.

“They mentioned the president’s name, I don’t know, 100 times. It was sickening,” Beam said. “It was feeling like some kind of Klan rally you’d see on TV.”

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