an independent Tea Party group in DuPage County, IL
It's amazing that we have all heard about a rodeo clown along with the words and phrases, "scandal," "Secret Service investigation," "FBI investigation," "firing," and on and on.
Isn't it a clown's job to have fun and make fun? And isn't it the President's job to protect American citizens and uphold the Constitution?
Yet here we have a complete reversal. We are supposedly safer now that a clown has been punished on behalf of the President. Meanwhile, Barack Obama is the fun guy - now on vacation after having made fun of the IRS 2012 vote-suppression project & cover-up, the Fast & Furious gun-running murder & cover-up, the Benghazi gun-running murders & cover-up, and the attempted criminalization of a non-compliant reporter's work & cover-up... dismissing those and other horrific political schemes as "phony scandals." Comments Obama made right after, you guessed it - his previous vacation.
And while we're on the subject of clowning around, it would not be inappropriate for our Perpetual Candidate / Vacationer / Emerging Dictator to appear on the porch of his latest vacation house or clubhouse wearing the mask of an actual working President. Just for the fun of it, of course.
By the way, this rodeo clown brouhaha actually does make sense historically. J. Michael Walker wrote the following in The Public Diplomacy White Paper No. 7, in and article entitled, "Ridicule as a Weapon":
"Dictators, tyrants, and those who aspire t seize and keep power by intimidation and force can tolerate no public ridicule. They generally harbor grandiose self-images with little bearing on how people really think of them. They require a controlled political environment, reinforced by sycophants and toadies, to preserve an impenetrable image..."
That was from the WWII era, which is unfortunately predictive 70-80 years later, and therefore instructive for those who want to get ahead of the curve. Remember that an amateur video-maker went to jail for President Obama last year. And now an obscure rodeo clown just lost his job for President Obama.
Who is next?