As spectators in Norfolk, Neb. watched the town’s annual Independence Day parade, one entry in particular caught the crowd’s attention.
An unassuming pickup truck rolled along in the procession, trailed by a structure resembling an outhouse. On one wall was a sign declaring it the ‘Obama Presidential Library.’
A garish figure, possibly meant to depict Barack Obama, stood outside the building with his hands over his ears. Both the truck and float were adorned with American flags.
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One attendee, Liz Guthrie, took a photo of the unusual float and published it on social media, allowing the image to reach a wide audience. She recalled an enthusiastically supportive response from those around her as the truck passed.
Not only did the float receive awards from three parade judges; organizer Rick Konopasek declared it the most popular entry in the event.
Of course, the response was not universally positive. Glory Kathurima is a local who found the float insulting to Obama. She contacted local elected officials, the Chamber of Commerce, and parade organizers to express her disappointment.
Kathurima asserted that the display’s implied message is that Obama is stupid and that the float’s creators do not like him.
According to the Omaha World-Herald, several other residents sent in similar complaints.
City Councilman Dick Pfeil was also upset, suggesting his community “doesn’t support that.”
The state’s Democrat Party also joined the chorus of disapproval, describing the float as among the “worst shows of racism and disrespect for the office of the presidency that Nebraska has ever seen.”
As his approval rating continues to plummet, however, many locals apparently saw the float as less about race and more about Obama’s poor performance as the nation’s chief executive.
Those tasked with defending the current administration, however, routinely rely on castigating Obama’s detractors as inherently intolerant of his skin color rather than disillusioned by his dictatorial pursuit of a leftist agenda.
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This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom