There was an anti Obama float with license plate "Obamanation" during a 4th of July parade in Huntsville, Utah. Because of it, the secret service was contacted.
While I understand some people may be upset for any of the following potential reasons:
- a sitting US president is portrayed negatively
- a patriotic parade makes light of the president
- they are socialist commie liberals
- they don’t believe in freedom of speech…
Whatever the reason, calling the Secret Service is a bit much. The creator of the float has roasted past Presidents Bush and Clinton. So if it is okay to roast Bush and Clinton, why isn’t it okay to roast Obama?
On the side of the float is a sign that reads "Huntsville Welcomes the Obama Farewell Tour." At the back is a sign that reads "Ask About our Assault Gun Plan! Call Eric Holder" regarding Operation Fast and Furious.
The float, created by Huntsville native Dave Clawson featured a man wearing a President Obama mask stepping out of a limo and dancing with girls and fake secret service agents.
Despite the criticism, Huntsville residents say Clawson’s parody floats are a tradition every 4th of July. In the past Clawson has roasted Presidents Bush and Clinton and celebrites such as Paris Hilton and Michael Jackson. "They choose a topic in the news and it’s a joke. Everyone knows okay that was this year, what’s next year going to be," says Huntsville resident Cheyenne Johnson.
Clawson says the sign about the assault gun plan was in reference to the government’s Fast and Furious scandal that was meant to stem the flow of firearms into Mexican drug cartels. Clawson adamantly says the sign was not meant as a threat to the president. "I was referring to a very current event called the Fast and Furious scandal and I think it’s a travesty. People lost their lives and died."
The parade looks like a lot of fun as you can tell from the pictures at whattodoinogdenvalley.com.