The double standard, the hypocrisy over treatment of Democrats and Republicans, with a touch of racism and sexism thrown in, is clearly playing out in different attitudes towards images of Democrats and Republicans.
While liberal heads are exploding about a President Barack Obama (D) clown mask at the Missouri State Fair, liberal heads were relatively intact--as were, alas, Republican heads--19 years ago when a private rodeo allowed bulls to charge a President George H. W. Bush (R) mannequin near Philadelphia, The Gateway Pundit reminds us.
Back in 1994, the cowboys used George Bush dummies at the Woodstown, Pennsylvania rodeo.
For some reason, the liberals didn't seem to mind this too much.
"The big white gate flew open. The bull came out bucking. The rider flopped from side to side and the bullfighters held back, letting the bull make his moves until the rider dropped off. Licciardello crouched in a heavily padded barrel, a human target should the bull decide to charge. Hawkins waited near the barrel, holding his big inner tube. A dummy with a George Bush mask stood beside the clown, propped up by a broomstick."...
Of course, at the time, our first black president, Bill I-did-not-have-sex-with-that-woman Clinton (D) was in charge so no one complained.
Last year on the popular (for some) HBO Game of Thrones series, a muddy, severed likeness of President George W. Bush's (R) head, propped on a stick, appeared in several early episodes. It was later removed.
According to Patrick Kevin Day of the Los Angeles Times
"George Bush's head appears in a couple of beheading scenes," the duo revealed in their commentary. "It's not a choice, it's not a political statement. We just had to use whatever heads we had lying around."
Ri-i-ght! And Bush's head--not Clinton's or Obama's--was conveniently lying around because...?
HBO and Benioff and Weiss issued statements of apology.
Benioff and Weiss explained, "We use a lot of prosthetic body parts on the show: heads, arms, etc. We can't afford to have these all made from scratch, especially in scenes where we need a lot of them, so we rent them in bulk. After the scene was already shot, someone pointed out that one of the heads looked like George W. Bush.
Right again. HBO and the Game of Thrones production staff are so poverty stricken that "We can't afford to have these all made from scratch..."
"In the DVD commentary, we mentioned this, though we should not have. We meant no disrespect to the former president and apologize if anything we said or did suggested otherwise."
HBO added, "We were deeply dismayed to see this and find it unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste. We made this clear to the executive producers of the series who apologized immediately for this inadvertent careless mistake. We are sorry this happened and will have it removed from any future DVD production."
But don't feel too sorry for HBO and Game of Thrones personnel though. The early DVDs with the Bush head might be very valuable "to super-fans, as the version of the 'Game of Thrones' DVD set available looks to be a collector's item soon."
But Democrat heads, or other images, are still sacred. Republicans'? Not so much. Even the women's.
The Hillary Project, a group opposed to Hillary Rodham (now using Clinton (D), has an online game in which her face is figuratively slapped. Oooh! House Minority Leader Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) doesn't like that according to Brietbart's Tony Lee.
'Slap Hillary' site isn't a game, it isn't funny. Like all violence against women, it's sick. GOP needs to grow up and take this site down," Pelosi tweeted.
As BizPacReview notes, however, Pelosi has never had a similar complaint about a similar "Slap Palin" game. That site also has a "photoshopped image of Palin naked, having sex with former running mate John McCain."
"Pelosi and her fellow travelers on the left don't denounce games like 'Slap Hillary' because they're 'sick' like 'all violence against women,'" BizPacReview wrote. "They denounce them because they don't like their politics."
BizPacReview observes that Democrats who claim to champion women and accuse Republicans of waging a "war on women" often do not have a problem when female conservatives are degraded or encouraged to be slapped back to Alaska.
"They have no problem with the same thing - and worse - being done to a Republican woman in the same virtual context,'" BizPacReview wrote. "In all seriousness, who's really 'sick' here?"
As mentioned, you don't remember Pelosi's or other liberal objections several years ago to Slap Sarah Palin because there was none? But do you remember Pelosi's objections to mocking Palin's children, especially her Downe's Syndrome youngest? Of course you don't. But don't worry, your memory isn't deteriorating; Pelosi-and the usual liberal gang-- were characteristically silent about the slime thrown against a female who succeeded politically on her own without a wealthy and/or politically connected husband and/or father.
Oh. That's why the silence.
And so liberals understand why a young boy prays to his god, Barack Obama, thanking him for his goodness. In their own way they do too.
"Barack Obama, thank you for doing everything and all the kind stuff. Thank you for all the stuff that you helped us with."
"Thank you for taking the courage and responsibility for everything you've done for us," the boy continues, adding that God has given the president "a special power."
"You are good, Barack Obama. You are great," he concludes, throwing his arms in the arms and screaming, "Barack Obama!"