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MoonRiver

(36,926 posts)
Wed Aug 14, 2013, 02:22 PM Aug 2013

If Colin Powell were a Repub President, would the Missouri Clown have done the same thing?

I'm trying to determine if the sick antics were more anti-Democratic Party than racism. I don't know!


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If Colin Powell were a Repub President, would the Missouri Clown have done the same thing? (Original Post) MoonRiver Aug 2013 OP
I think this is VERY hypothetical and VEY unrealistic...Colonoscopy Powell joeybee12 Aug 2013 #1
I was just going to say mindwalker_i Aug 2013 #12
and after everyone votes in this poll you still will not know. CBGLuthier Aug 2013 #2
But I will know what those I respect and admire think! That's something! MoonRiver Aug 2013 #3
He would have presented the skit with computer generated figures. PowerToThePeople Aug 2013 #4
We need not try to defend this clown liberal N proud Aug 2013 #5
Not defending him, just wondering about "his" motivation. MoonRiver Aug 2013 #7
What? SCUBANOW Aug 2013 #21
Probably not RZM Aug 2013 #6
The clown is only part of the problem someone scripted this display they need to be identified. gordianot Aug 2013 #8
Because their hatred of the POTUS has nothing to do.. SummerSnow Aug 2013 #9
We'll never know, and we can't even make informed or educated guesses. Donald Ian Rankin Aug 2013 #10
I would like to know what you are implying. MoonRiver Aug 2013 #13
I'm implying pretty much what I said - that all this speculation is uninformed. Donald Ian Rankin Aug 2013 #14
I didn't leap to any conclusion. I was wondering if it would happen to an African American president MoonRiver Aug 2013 #16
Simple, but not currently possible to answer. N.T. Donald Ian Rankin Aug 2013 #19
now that is a good question. I'm going to lean yes based on the way okieinpain Aug 2013 #11
Why would a rodeo clown make a political statement? Rex Aug 2013 #15
Well, I don't know who was under the clown mask. MoonRiver Aug 2013 #17
And the difference that makes? Rex Aug 2013 #18
Other. Jamastiene Aug 2013 #20
Other... pipi_k Aug 2013 #22
I have no idea loyalsister Aug 2013 #23
Yes, because he's a pragmatist ecstatic Aug 2013 #24
Half of my family is black, let me tell you what Kitty said about Powell 1-Old-Man Aug 2013 #25
 

joeybee12

(56,177 posts)
1. I think this is VERY hypothetical and VEY unrealistic...Colonoscopy Powell
Wed Aug 14, 2013, 02:24 PM
Aug 2013

would not have made it through the Repuke primary where jokers like those rodeo assholes are the base.

mindwalker_i

(4,407 posts)
12. I was just going to say
Wed Aug 14, 2013, 03:33 PM
Aug 2013

The whole broom thing would have been a colonoscopy.

Now if Herman Cain had been president, it would have had to be something about pepperoni...

CBGLuthier

(12,723 posts)
2. and after everyone votes in this poll you still will not know.
Wed Aug 14, 2013, 02:24 PM
Aug 2013

The clown's routine may or may not have been racist. The people in the audience shouting kill the n------- they were pretty fucking racist.

 

RZM

(8,556 posts)
6. Probably not
Wed Aug 14, 2013, 02:34 PM
Aug 2013

Of course Powell isn't the best example. Nowadays Allen West and Herman Cain are more conservative than Powell is.

But I gotta ask. If this were 2003 would DU be all that concerned about a clown in a Bush mask? I wouldn't be.

I actually think it's less about party and race and more about the president being an easy target. Remember the Reagan humor in the 80s? Dana Carvey as H-Dub? All the Clinton-Lewinsky stuff? All the Bush jokes?

While this particular rodeo clown probably wouldn't have tried to get laughs off of President Cain, it's not like the left would be giving him quarter.

gordianot

(15,336 posts)
8. The clown is only part of the problem someone scripted this display they need to be identified.
Wed Aug 14, 2013, 02:49 PM
Aug 2013

Maybe the clown will extend the joke and tell about all of the participants, now that would be funny.

Donald Ian Rankin

(13,598 posts)
10. We'll never know, and we can't even make informed or educated guesses.
Wed Aug 14, 2013, 03:13 PM
Aug 2013

This thread is a mirror - posts to it don't tell us anything about the clown, just about the poster's attitudes.

Donald Ian Rankin

(13,598 posts)
14. I'm implying pretty much what I said - that all this speculation is uninformed.
Wed Aug 14, 2013, 06:41 PM
Aug 2013

This is about leaping to conclusions without evidence.

Because of that, all we can tell from a poster's post is what sort of conclusions that poster leaps to in the absence of evidence, not what conclusion is actually correct.

MoonRiver

(36,926 posts)
16. I didn't leap to any conclusion. I was wondering if it would happen to an African American president
Wed Aug 14, 2013, 07:03 PM
Aug 2013

That question seems simple, and well founded, to me.

okieinpain

(9,397 posts)
11. now that is a good question. I'm going to lean yes based on the way
Wed Aug 14, 2013, 03:31 PM
Aug 2013

he was treated when he was s.o.s. I still get out my head that time he was on meet the press and his assistant kept trying to stop the interview. I've never seen anything like that in my 53 years on earth (well my 37 years of giving a damn, first 18 I was either too young or too high to care) it was unreal.

 

Rex

(65,616 posts)
15. Why would a rodeo clown make a political statement?
Wed Aug 14, 2013, 06:43 PM
Aug 2013

Seriously, think about it. How many rodeo clowns have you EVER heard of that make political statements by dressing up as the POTUS?

ecstatic

(33,420 posts)
24. Yes, because he's a pragmatist
Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:06 PM
Aug 2013

The far right teabag wing would be furious with him, and his race would play into the level of disrespect. The far, far left tends to be unusually disrespectful of president Obama for the same reasons.

1-Old-Man

(2,667 posts)
25. Half of my family is black, let me tell you what Kitty said about Powell
Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:45 PM
Aug 2013

Kitty is the great grand mother of two of my grand daughters, maternal side. She is a black woman of about 85 years - give or take. Back after Powell gave his UN speech, one of the lowest hours in this countries history, here is what Kitty had to say about Powell - I remember it word for word, clear as a bell, because everyone in the room just broke out laughing - shes said "That black man's been white so long the Republicans don't even notice anymore".

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