Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) on Wednesday invited the rodeo clown that recieved a lifetime ban from the Missouri State Fair last weekend for wearing an Obama mask to perform in Texas instead.
“Liberals want to bronco bust dissent. But Texans value speech, even if its speech they don’t agree with,” said Stockman in a statement. “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 performers.”
“Disagreeing with speech is one thing. Banning it and ordering citizens into reeducation classes for mocking a liberal leader is another,” he added. “Liberals have targeted this man for personal destruction to create a climate of fear.”
“The liberal reaction is straight out of Alinsky," he continued. "They want to crush dissent by isolating and polarizing anyone who questions Obama, even if it’s a rodeo clown with a harmless gag. The idea 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.”
Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan also offered a "classy" suggestion to President Barack Obama on Tuesday: defend the clown in the name of free speech.