Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Creator of Anti-Obama float in Johnny Carson's hometown, a veteran, denies racism; says figure on float was himself, not Obama

The Norfolk Daily News interviewed Dale Remmich (read entire story here).
     The Oddfellows Parade Committee isn't changing any of its rules after the insulting float they approved earned Norfolk, NE nationwide notoriety.

     Also, GOP Governor candidate Pete Ricketts marched in the same parade but he seems to have removed the evidence from his Facebook page.
     Unfortunately, Team Ricketts forgot to disappear the evidence from the Facebook events page.
    Back to the Dale Remmich interview:
     “I am not a hate-monger. I am not a racist. This float was not disrespectful of the office of the presidency. [You could have fooled us — AKSARBENT] ]I am sorry if there was misunderstanding about that,” said Dale Remmich, a longtime Northeast Nebraska and military veteran.
     The float in question depicted a cartoonish figure in overalls with a walker standing outside an outhouse labeled the “Obama Presidential Library.”
Remmich's delayed protestations were entirely unconvincing to some
readers of a Facebook page demanding that the Norfolk Oddfellows
apologize. From that page, which elicited the above responses:
Yes, Dale, your story after three days of silence is perfectly under-
standable. You are a coward who attacks, but does not want
to take responsibility. You have brought a lot of shame on the
Community, and need to man up and stop lying.
      Remmich said some people mistakenly believed the mannequin to be the president. It wasn’t — it was Remmich’s representation of himself.
     “I’ve got my bibs on, my walker, I’m covering my ears and I’m turning a bit green — I intended it to look like a zombie who has had enough,” Remmich said Monday morning in an interview with the Daily News.

     Remmich said he had an uncle who was died [sic] in 1942 after Pearl Harbor, as well as a brother who died in the jungles of Vietnam. His father fought in World War II, and Remmich himself joined the U.S. Air Force in the 1960s.
     Remmich said he is greatly upset with the way veterans are being treated in some VA facilities and frustrated that President Obama hasn’t done enough to solve the problems.
     “The float was political satire and an expression of political disgust — no more, no less,” Remmich said. “There was no racism involved, no hate for anyone.”

1 comment:

  1. If he's upset about the way veterans are being treated, maybe he should talk to his (probably Republican?) Congressman.

    Who will then undoubtedly explain why the President actually trying to govern is an impeachable offense.