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DOJ to investigate “racist” Nebraska parade float

While the DOJ won’t even look into voter intimidation by the New Black Panthers in Philadelphia in 2008, it certainly will move itself to check out what Nebraska Democrats claim is the “worst shows of racism and disrespect for the office of the presidency that Nebraska has ever seen.”

The U.S. Department of Justice has sent a member of its Community Relations Service team to investigate a Nebraska parade float that criticized President Obama.

Here’s a description of the float:

A Fourth of July parade float featured at the annual Independence Day parade in Norfolk sparked criticism when it depicted a zombie-like figure resembling Mr. Obama standing outside an outhouse, which was labeled the “Obama Presidential Library.”

It was a “zombie-like figure” of Obama?  Now, as far as I know, zombies aren’t race specific. Anyone of any race can be a “zombie”, no?  However, they are defined as an “animated corpse”. That a pretty fair description of the man who now holds the office of the Presidency.  And my statement, I guess, is somehow a horrible show of disrespect for the office of the presidency.

Uh, no. No it’s not.

It is certainly a bit of disrespect for the man holding the office.  And I have to wonder where Nebraska Democrats were when George W Bush was in office, if this is the “worst” they’ve ever seen.  Frankly, I think it is exceedingly mild.

And, the outhouse?  Precisely where I’d say this presidency belongs.  The man in the White House is awful.  He’s the worst president I’ve seen during my lifetime and I thought Jimmy Carter was hard to beat.

So an animated corpse outside an outhouse is a pretty good bit of political satire if you ask me.

But apparently our DOJ now tries intimidate those exercising their right to free speech (you know, the 1st Amendment?  The one that prohibits government from trying to stifle it?).  Not that the DOJ or this administration is in anyway worried about allowing the Constitution or Bill of Rights to get in their way of a political vendetta.


37 Responses to DOJ to investigate “racist” Nebraska parade float

  • Could be worse – could be a rodeo clown making fun of Obama……oh wait.


    Just a lil’ bit of historical context.  We live in “interesting” times, per the old Irish curse.

  • He kills the kids with by promoting his immigration crisis, he kills the adults with his fast and furious…..Obama doesn’t like latinos much does he

    • More then you do. And you would rather the kids be killed then bring them in.

      • Our idiot troll.  Obama is killing kids, you moron.

        The life jackets helped many make it across the Rio Grande from Reynosa, the Mexican city across the water from Mission, just west of McAllen. Sources say they come over on rafts ferried by the so-called “coyotes,” the human smugglers whose means of transport are rendered useless whenever discovered by the Border Patrol.
        ***Many don’t make it across the river; multiple sources became emotional when recounting their discoveries of small, lifeless bodies washed up along the riverbank.***
        But Baracula cares not a whit.
        Guzzle a few brewskis and play a few games of pool far, far away from the death of children he promoted.
        Nola problama…

      • Ah yes, “for the children”.
        got any proof that it’s so bad in Central America for these kids that shipping them north, unaccompanied, through a thousand miles of weather, disease, hunger, strangers, and thru areas controlled by THE SAME CARTELS YOU THINK WILL KILL THEM IN THEIR BEDS, is BETTER than letting them stay at home where there’s food, and water, and family?
        No, you don’t, because logic and facts aren’t your long suit.
        and this wasn’t about ‘kids’ was it, this was about how a parade float was racist.
        People who love their kids don’t hand them a baggie of chips and point them north with a hearty “vaya con Dios Paco” to guide and protect them.   You don’t dice roll with your kids on the off chance things might be better for them with strangers in a country thousands of miles away.
        Well, maybe you think you do if you’re a childless moron liberal who loves them some Obama.

      • Yup! I loves me those precious, precious white childrens!!!
        Price above gold and rubies those precious, precious while childrens are!
        You idiot

  • And once they’re done displaying how free speech dis-respect is against the law – they can explain how all of this is ‘racist’.
    Racist?  Why?   Well, there can be but one reason, because the President appears to be a black man (when in fact he is just as white as he is “black”) and if you criticize the President, you’re automatically a racist.
    IF Holder really wants to discuss racism in this country THIS is the first thing he can explain, how criticism of Obama is automatically racism.
    The reality is Holder is a race pimp, hiding his incompetence, and that of his boss, behind the color of their skin.

  • Next stop on the Holder Goon Squad anti-racist travel tour – these folks in Chicago who dared to say he will be remembered as the worst President ever.
    I would not be surprised to discover some of these people find themselves stopping bullets this coming weekend in the People’s Republic of Chiraq, not surprised at all.

  • What is the alleged crime?  “Being racist” isn’t a crime.  Embarrassing the president isn’t a crime.
    I wish I was a rep at times like this, because I would already be writing a bill to zero out the “Community Relations Service” budget.  Obviously they can’t responsibly manage their funds if they can afford to put someone on a plane to investigate a crime that ISN’T A CRIME.

    • there’s probably some inane ‘threat’ in there that has to be investigated, like turning the President into a zombie or something.

      • The Community Relations Service (CRS) is part of the United States Department of Justice. The office is intended as a peacemaker “for community conflicts and tensions arising from differences of race, color, and national origin” and was created by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

        Well, and you can count on the CRS suffering from mission creep and capture by Collectivists.

        So, what we can ALSO count on in this instance is that the CRS “investigator” is hunting for “offendees” who can be groomed to be 1) plaintiffs in a civil rights lawsuit AND 2) activists to raise rabble in their communities.

        AND, as noted elsewhere, just to show the Federal flag so as to put the gree-gree on uppity mid-westerns who think they have rights or something.


  • We have freedom of speech to express ourselves. I would like to see a float with john boner hanging from the gallows with sign scratch one traitor!

  • I could understand the DOJ sending a member of its Community Relations Service team if the “zombie” was wearing a hoodie.
    Then it would simply be a followup to the Trayvon Martin “Terminal Stupidity” Tour.

  • Oh, it’s a “discrimination dispute” – ah, I see.
    Discrimination in that George W. Bush’s outhouse wasn’t on the truck?
    Have they checked out Barack’s grandparents from Kansas?

  • I’ve always held that it is racist to treat anyone by a different standard simply because of their race.
    So, who are the racists here…???

  • I guess that my vote for how the DOJ spends its time and money would go AGAINST investigating the outhouse “outrage”…
    and more toward the apparent epidemic of hard-drive failures…

    • “the FEC recycled Ms. Sands’s hard drive before the OIG was able to seize it, and therefore the OIG was unable to show that Ms. Sands’s solicitations and political activity were done from an FEC computer”
      I don’t think that is correct. You can’t show they were done from that particular hard drive, but a decent computer forensics investigator might be able to determine which computer they came from. There is more to a computer (and a network) than just a hard drive.

  • Republicans should advocate children be alowed to turn themselves in at border crossing instead of young kids trying to swim the rio grande river if you really cared about the kids which you don’t By the way Obama is in trouble with the democratic base over deporting the children. Two possible candidates for 2016 mrs Clinton and gov. O’mally of MD have both complained about obama’s plan to deport the children.

    • How about you rent a nice bus, go to one of the third world hell-holes, and just pick the kiddies up and cut out all that danger and hardship?
      Like I say, your talk…and especially YOUR loopy talk…is cheap.
      Me, personally, I would never have done what Obama did in telling the people of Central America their kids can stay here.  But I don’t use children as political pawns.  No man worthy of the name does.  Which tells you all you need to know about Baracula, and the cretins like you who support what he’s done.

    • I don’t think anyone but the parents or guardians of the children are advocating that young children swim the Rio Grande.

      • His panicked hysterical unfounded accusations at least mark his party affiliation.
        If it were old people we’d want them to be turned out of their homes to wander the streets to die in the cold.
        If we were talking about health care, we’d want them to die from disease and curable illnesses.
        If we were talking about women, we’d want them to be forced to have babies against their will.
        If they were poor, we’d want to make them poorer so we could have bigger cars and houses and steaks at dinner.
        Whatever absurd thing they can think of works – we’re racists, we’re greedy, we’re war mongers, we want the planet to burn up,
        It’s always the same extreme accusations.  Their heart is huge and good and generous and wonderful, and we’re evil, and cruel and selfish.
        You know, it’s for the childrens and the polar bears and the poor and the elderly and the non-white.

        • Its really for the children.  When these modern ‘democrats’ talk, they sound like children.  Basically this guy is name calling like a six year old.
          But that’s not surprising when their policies are usually cast in terms of a 6 year old’s bedtime story.   There’s always a bad guy, a villain that is responsible for a less than perfect world.  For healthcare for example, it’s never “we should change over to a system that is fairer for everyone…. blah blah blah”.  Its really those evil “Insurance companies” who are harming the people and the villain is going to get the screws put to them if we get our way.  Its also always paradise for everyone else.  Its never “we are going to endure some negative consequences like longer line, etc but we think people will make the sacrifice for an overall better situation”.   No, with the evil villain put in his place, it will be paradise.
          Nope, never a mature discussion.  All their policies are cast into some variant of an evil dragon terrorizing the local townsfolk and if they get their policy they can slay the dragon, save the world, and its rainbows and ponies for everyone.

    • Oh, yeah, by the way Skippy…..
      O’Mally, not so much any more.
      ““We are not a country that should turn children away and send them back to certain death,” O’Malley said last week at a National Governors Association meeting in Nashville.”
      Right, just so long as we don’t turn too many of them towards Maryland.    Let the red states have em.

  • The names and faces of the investigating agents should be disclosed.

  • I have lived in dictatorships. The one rule of dictatorships is that you cannot make fun of the leader.
    In Indonesia, watched Naked Gun 2 1/2 and my Indonesian friends were blown away that we could make fun of Bush I.
    So, its quite sad to see we now have a similar system being put in place. And very creepily, too.
    Althouse is all “its not an investigation!” but that’s even scarier. Its some government agents of unknown power “just asking questions.”
    Then you wonder if they will sick the IRS on you. And then you never make that float again. And no one else does.

  • I think I read it here, paraphrasing… ‘Who would have thought we would get in one package a man as incompetent as Carter and as paranoid and thin-skinned as Nixon?’

  • Doesn’t sound racist. But even if it is, why is DOJ investigating? Did they investigate James Collier for using the headline, “The (N Word) in the White House?” Racist comments and symbols are used daily in this country, toward multiple races. These are not investigated by the DOJ or even the local sheriff, unless violence or the threat of violence accompanies it. This is a complete waste of time and resources.

  • OT but the Maryland Gov usa reprehensible piece of trash