by Jason DeWitt | Top Right News
A float from a Nebraska Fourth of July parade over the weekend is drawing a lot of heat today.
The float featured an outhouse labeled Obama Presidential Library and included a mannequin of the President wearing overalls and standing next to a walker:
Obama float at Nebraska parade sparks controversy
The Gazette (@csgazette) July 6, 2014
After the parade, critics on the Left attacked the float for being racist and disrespectful to the Presidency:
In a statement, the Nebraska Democratic Party called the float one of the worst shows of racism and disrespect for the presidency that Nebraska has ever seen, according to the World-Herald.
Glory Kathurima, a black woman living in Norfolk, attended the parade with her nine year-old daughter. Im ashamed, Im appalled, she said. You see people laughing and pointing at it, smiling, looking positive about it. I immediately felt sick to my stomach…I knew what that meant, and I knew there was no sort of political statement being made by an image like that.
But parade organizer Rick Konopasek laughed off the criticism, and said the float was intended to be no more offensive than a political cartoon. He pointed out that it was the most popular float in the parade and that it was even awarded an honorable mention prize.
Its obvious the majority of the community liked it, Konopasek said. So should we deny the 95 percent of those that liked it their rights, just for the 5 percent of people who are upset?
Do you agree that the float crosses the line into unacceptable criticism of the president?
Or do you think it is well deserved considering how Obama himself has crossed the line into lawlessness on everything from Fast and Furious, to IRS-Gate to his shredding of immigration enforcement?
Let us know in the comments below.