When George Bush was in office, liberals regularly compared him to Hitler, speculated that he was behind 9/11, fantasized about murdering him and generally talked about him like he was the Son of Satan. This was called "speaking the truth to power." Then Barack Obama came into office and ironically, dissent isn't so patriotic anymore. Suddenly these same people became angry, humorless scolds who believe that the President of United States is beyond criticism. Of course, the truth is that they haven't changed at all; they're just hypocrites. If you want to see how hypocritical and oversensitive to criticism they can be, here are five great examples.
1) Get the rodeo clown!: Rodeo clown Tuffy Gessling put on an Obama mask at the Missouri State Fair and asked the enthusiastic people in the crowd if they'd like to see “Obama run down by a bull.” Nothing racist was said, no threats were made, and of course, Obama wasn't in the ring. It was a harmless bit of mockery of the President that had been done previously to George H. W. Bush with no outcry. In this case, the Democratic governor and senator of the state condemned Gessling, he was banned for life from the Missouri State Fair, and the head of the Missouri NAACP called it a "hate crime" while asking for the Secret Service and NAACP to investigate.
2) Liberals demand that cartoonist be fired for mocking Obama's Stimulus: Sean Delonas did a cartoon for the New York Post that played on the story of Travis the chimp. The chimp was shot by police after going on a violent rampage. Delonas tied the shooting into the unpopularity of the stimulus bill. The cartoon shows Travis the chimp dead and one policeman saying to the other, "They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill." Obama wasn't mentioned in the cartoon and although he was widely associated with the stimulus bill, he didn't write it. Yet and still, the NAACP and Al Sharpton immediately claimed the cartoon was comparing Obama to a monkey and they demanded that the cartoonist be fired. The Post issued an apology "to those who were offended by the image," but didn't fire Delonas.
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