This is the week the right wing said, "We're all rodeo clowns now."
Capped off by Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas): Stockman Invites Missouri Rodeo Clown to Perform in Texas | Congressman Steve Stockman.
Yes, this is your modern Republican Party, denying the existence of racism in their ranks as they simultaneously excuse and enable it.
Do I really need to explain why symbolically humiliating and lynching Barack Obama in front of a cheering white crowd in Missouri is an act with deeply racist implications? Really?