Conservative racism knows no bounds, and it never sleeps.
During the Creston Classic Rodeo on Saturday afternoon, [Mike] Hayhurst made a joke over the public address system about Michelle Obama that reportedly went like this: Playboy is offering Ann Romney $250,000 to pose in the magazine, and the White House is upset about it because National Geographic only offered Michelle Obama $50 to pose for them.
And it is wholly clueless. Given the children and women in attendance, you’d assume a clown would know better than to harangue the unsuspecting crowd with caveman politics. They’re only nibbling on candy or sipping cool Pepsis in the Summer heat, fer gosh sakes. But no:
Several people who attended the event emailed The Tribune and said they heard racist and offensive remarks during Saturday’s bull-riding event. For example, Gretchen Ross of Cayucos said she heard the rodeo clown compare a black bull to President Obama, asking what they have in common.
“Besides the obvious?” was the answer, Ross said. “A couple of good points and a lot of bull in between.”
She added: “My son and I were offended by that. I thought it was disrespectful to the audience.”
Ross and her husband, Michael Foster, also recalled a comment that referenced actress Lohan’s time behind bars, and said Hayhurst joked, “We need Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.”
Hayhurst is nothing more than what he appears to be. Instead of simply saying “Sorry,” he saw the controversy as a good time to flash his wingnut badge:
“Thanks to the Founders and defenders of our great nation, we are afforded our free speech rights . . “
Cram it, clownie.