Friday, August 14, 2015

The Right-Cheek Ass Clown of the Month for August, 2015

Well, Dear Readers, it's the right time of a new month, and that means it's time to select the

Right Cheek Ass Clown
for August, 2015

As always, there are plenty of eligible candidates, but this time there's a clear winner ...

The "Oath Keepers"

The "Oath Keepers" describe themselves as a group focused on fulfilling the oath taken by military and police to "defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic*,” and solemnly intone that they support the Constitution, not the President**. They are composed of members who have, or have previously had, some sort of connection to law enforcement or the military. Unfortunately, they do not always have a connection to good sense.

This past week Ferguson, Missouri, a town roiled by violence stemming from the shooting of an unarmed black man by a police officer last year, had its problems increased by the arrival of a group of heavily armed "Oath Keepers" who claimed to be there to protect writers from the conservative website**. A member of the group said that journalists are sometimes robbed or beaten when trying to cover volatile events and that his group wanted to ensure the conservative writers were free to document the protests.

The idea that a group of heavily-armed white men without legal authority**** wandering the streets of angry black neighborhoods might not be a good thing seems not to have occurred to these self-proclaimed defenders of truth, justice, and the American way.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Readers, the "Oath Keepers" have richly earned our designation as the August 2015 Right-Cheek Ass Clown of the Month.

Have a good day. Come back tomorrow for Cartoon Saturday. More thoughts then.


* Except for those on the far right of the political spectrum.

** The fact that the Constitution (Article II, Section 2) identifies the President as "Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States", and therefore the ... well ... commander in chief ... is a subtlety lost on many observers on the far right.

*** is the website of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who was our Left-Cheek Ass Clown awardee in May of this year

**** Their Constitutional right to "bear arms" isn't in question ... however, their good sense in doing so at this time and place is. For another example, see our Left Cheek Ass Clown awardee from this past June.



move along, just another Inforwars PR stunt

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I wondered who the Left Ass Cheek 'winner' would be. A good choice; but ISIS and Donald Trump made strong showings too.

Bilbo said...

Goodstuff - perhaps. But the fact remains that, publicity stunt or not, this was an extraordinarily dangerous stunt to pull given the anger and passions that continue to roil Ferguson.

Angel - Donald Trump and ISIS are both past "winners." I strongly considered Trump, but at the moment I'm so sick of him that I figured I'd just give it a rest for a while.

Mike said...

I thought the oath keepers were a bunch of lisping farmers that refused to sell their crops.

Grand Crapaud said...

They are a bunch of trouble -- showoffs with guns going into an already dangerous place.

Duckbutt said...

These guys serve no legitimate purpose and could set off trouble. Definitely asshats!

allenwoodhaven said...

Good choice. I'd heard that these particular idiots were in Ferguson. Stupid is a s stupid does....

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Stupid is getting out of hand.