Coming Soon: Sensitive Cowboys...
What in the world is happening in America? Sensitivity training...FOR COWBOYS?!?!
It all started with a rodeo clown on Saturday night who put on an Obama mask, and got all kinds of hoots, hollers, and cheers from the crowd.
But a lot of people thought it wasn't politically correct...including republicans in Missouri!
So they threw a fit, and now the Missouri State Rodeo Association says that rodeo clown is banned for his LIFETIME!
But they decided to go even further than that!
They now say that rodeo cowboys have to take sensitivity training, and if they don't they're not welcome back at the rodeo in Missouri.
Now, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) has joined in as well. I never thought I'd see this happen.
The PRCA says that they feel bad about it too, and released the following statement:
"The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association is in no way
affiliated with the non-sanctioned event at which a non-member clown made
offensive statements regarding President Obama at the Missouri State Fair in
Sedalia on August 10. The sport of professional rodeo is based on American
values, and disrespecting the office of the President of the United States is
unAmerican. While it has no jurisdiction in the punishment of this particular
incident, the PRCA shares the overwhelming national disappointment that
this display of poor taste has caused. It does not represent the patriotic
Americans from all walks of life and all political parties who love,
participate in and follow the sport of professional rodeo."
Rodeo isn't supposed to be about sensitivity. It's a tough sport.
It doesn't need cowboys who take sensitivity training, and it doesn't need clowns that are politically correct.