Obama outhouse July 4 parade float provokes cries of racism

A float in this year’s annual Fourth of July parade in Norfolk, Nebraska, is like no other parade float in the city of 24,000 or anywhere in America.
Hunter Woodall reports for World-Herald that float No. 29 depicted an outhouse on a flatbed trailer pulled by a blue pickup truck. Both the float and the truck were decorated with miniature American flags.
The outhouse is labeled the “Obama Presidential Library.”
Obama outhouse parade floatStanding outside the outhouse was a zombie figure dressed in overalls, with greenish head and hands pressed against the sides of his head.
Neither the float nor the pickup identified a sponsor. The only identifying sign was in the windshield saying the float was entry No. 29 in the parade contest.
The Obama outhouse float has provoked outraged cries of racism [Yawn], as well as praise.

Glory KathurimaSource of pic: KMTV

Norfolk resident Glory Kathurima said she attended the parade with her 9-year-old daughter. As a black woman living in Norfolk, Kathurima said she found the float to be an offensive depiction of the president, and seemed to be calling the president stupid. She said the message of the float is clear: “I don’t like Obama.”
So Kathurima emailed Norfolk Mayor Sue Fuchtman, the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce, the Norfolk Daily News, and the Norfolk Odd Fellows Lodge that coordinated the parade to voice her disapproval.
The World-Herald also received several emails from people expressing concern. One email, from a person who said she had grown up in northeast Nebraska, called it disrespectful that such a display would be allowed in a parade that celebrates America’s history. The Nebraska Democratic Party also issued a statement, calling it one of the “worst shows of racism and disrespect for the office of the presidency that Nebraska has ever seen.”
Norfolk City Councilman Dick Pfeil also voiced his displeasure with the float: “The City of Norfolk doesn’t condone that.” But he noted, however, that it was up to the Odd Fellows to approve the floats.
Liz Guthrie of Pierce, Nebraska, took a photo of the float that has been widely circulated on social media. From where she watched the parade, Guthrie said she could hear the crowd laughing and clapping as the float passed by.
Parade committee member Rick Konopasek told the Lincoln Journal-Star that the float wasn’t meant to be any more offensive than a political cartoon. He also said the outhouse float was the most popular one in the parade, and the three judges awarded it an honorable mention.
“It’s obvious the majority of the community liked it,” Konopasek said. “So should we deny the 95% of those that liked it their rights, just for the 5% of people who are upset?”
Way to go, Norfolk!Godzilla gif
H/t Clash Daily
~Eowyn

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Laura
Laura
6 years ago

It’s religious persecution to demand that I approve of the first beast of Revelation. When someone tries to trump the race of that beast over my religious freedom in fully rejecting him… people are fascists trying to suppress my religious freedom. Me a racist? NO! You’re a fascist if you try to force me to approve of Obama.. and play the race card.
Fascists.

Leeann Springer
Leeann Springer
6 years ago
Reply to  Laura

I totally agree Laura! Leeann

Leeann Springer
Leeann Springer
6 years ago

An outhouse seems logical for any pos. Leeann

lion around writing
6 years ago

Criticism of a black person = racist now apparently…Yawn, you’re right.

Trail Dust
Admin
6 years ago

Outhouse! Maybe this is the architectural model for his presidential library!

k2globalcommunicationsllc

We join our applause and cheering of the float with that of the parade spectators

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 years ago

It’s only “racist” for those who don’t like it…

swampygirl
6 years ago

Well Obama has gone from a bath house to an out house. Personally I feel he’s come up in the world considerably.

Dave
Editor
6 years ago

That is absolutely hilarious! 😀
And I’ll just bet Glory couldn’t define “racism” correctly if her life depended on it.
-Dave

josephbc69
6 years ago

“Well, Obama has gone from a bath house to an outhouse. Personally, I feel he’s come up in the world considerably.”
ABSOLUTELY spot on & hilarious! I’m w/ya, swampygirl!

Patrick
Patrick
6 years ago

This is terrible, just terrible! It probably damaged someone’s self esteem!

PatriotUSA
6 years ago
Reply to  Patrick

We can only hope so:)

Glenn47
Glenn47
6 years ago

So after lying and trying to destroy President Bush’s military career, doggin him at every turn And putting a look alike head on a pike, these panty waists have the nerve to cry foul? Oh give me a break.

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Dave
Editor
6 years ago

LOL – Looks like Glory Kathurima found her way to this site.
-Dave

Larry Fields
Larry Fields
6 years ago

From the article:
“It’s obvious the majority of the community liked it,” Konopasek said. “So should we deny the 95% of those that liked it their rights, just for the 5% of people who are upset?”
I’m reminded of an old Libertarian saying:
“Free speech is offensive speech.”

Moe Average
Moe Average
3 years ago

It is sad that a parade celebrating our country’s independence has to feature a “float” of this kind. Great civic pride Norfolk, but make sure you prevent LGBTQ from gaining entry. That would be to extreme. Maybe over the next few years we can feature “America’s Greatest Shames” floats. Torturing prisoners. Breaking treaties with Native Americans. Denial of basic rights to citizens. Lack of aftercare for our military veterans. So many great options. On the bright side it was nice to see the wonderful, patriotic citizens of Norfolk who enjoyed the float later on looking for books in the outhouse.… Read more »

DCG
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DCG
3 years ago
Reply to  Moe Average

I thought dissent was patriotic? At least that’s what proggies use to claim before their savior Obama…