Attendees of the recent Tri-State Parade in Amarillo, Texas are crying racism over a float depicting President Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a cage.

“A lot of people in the black and Hispanic community are saying, ‘Why would you put a black man in a cage?’ That just sends the wrong message,” Amarillo resident Rodney Darnes told KXXV. “The fact that Hillary was in the float only sets the women’s movement further back.”hillary-obama-texas-parade-prison

The float, sponsored by a group that call themselves the Stars and Bars, was made of wood pallets and metal bars fashioned into a makeshift cage, with a man wearing an Obama mask and woman wearing a Hillary mask trapped inside. A man wearing a Make America Great Again banner as a cape rode on the trailer tongue behind a truck streaming American flags, pictures submitted to the news station show.

The Confederate Riders of America escorted the float through the parade.

Images of the creative display were posted online, where several folks claimed the float was racist, despite the fact that it was pre-approved by a parade marshal, KXXV reports.

“I can’t believe there was not an outrage over this,” Kristy Huppertz Fuller posted in response to an Amarillo Branch NAACP Facebook post, which cut Hillary Clinton out of the picture.

Michael Bateman, president of the Confederate Riders of America, told the news site the float was purely political, and had nothing to do with race.

“It had Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama inside of a jail cell, saying they should be in prison for the crimes they have committed. It was in no way racist,” he said. “There was a sign being held right next to it that said ‘Hillary for Prison 2016.’ It had no racial intentions at all.”

A poll on the KXXV website shows about 60 percent of those who voted did not find the float offensive.

“How exactly is this float offensive?” Wesley Winters questioned on Twitter. “That’s an example of the minimum they both deserve! Proud of that float!”

“No, it’s not racist. Freedom of speech. Barack Obama should go to jail and so should Hillary. They are both crooks,” Jonathan Mullins added.

The situation in Amarillo is similar to an episode involving an allegedly racist float depicting Obama during a Fourth of July parade in Sheridan, Indiana this summer.

That float was crafted on a golf cart with an Obama likeness mounted to a makeshift toilet – with Royal Flush printed on it – on the back. Sheridan resident Don Christy, 73, donned a blond wig and prison jumpsuit as he drove the cart, which was fitted with bars to look like a jail cell.

On the front of the cart there was a stuffed lion with the message “African Lion” and a sign on the back, under the Obama toilet display, read “Lying African.”

Christy’s golf cart, which was not approved by parade organizers before he simply joined the festivities, was also fitted with a Trump Make America Great Again sign and two American flags, The American Mirror reports.

Christy later apologized, sort of.

“I apologize to anyone I offended, which would be a total liberal,” he told the Indianapolis Star.

  • bleedinggreen

    “A lot of people in the black and Hispanic community are saying, ‘Why would you put a black man in a cage?’

    Because if you break the law, that’s where you belong!

    • Bubba Gump

      Lets put this in perspective. The Trumpster garners thousands and Pickles gets maybe a few hundred and that is after bussing in most. Lots is all in the eye of the beholder. Rodney Darnes could have been referring to his immediate family as lots.

  • John (magnum)
    • rick

      OK, so ObaMao in a prison cell is “racist?”………………………….Could someone tell me what the color of his skin has to do with it?

  • Nosmo King

    She FAILED MISERABLY as Secretary of State, yet Liberal idiots want her as
    President??

    She and Obama made the HORRIBLE decision to topple leaders across the ME by
    using proxies. These proxy fighterS were militant rebels who later evolved into
    ISIS. She was using Benghazi as a staging ground to funnel weapons into the
    Middle east, in order to cause destabilization and topple the leaders of Libya,
    Syria, Egypt, Ukraine, Yemen, and Qatar. This destabilization has caused civil
    wars all throughout the ME, hundreds of thousands of people died, and it caused
    the refugee crisis. She armed the same people who killed Americans in Benghazi.
    Obama let ISIS make money off oil for four years until bombing refineries. But
    even then, he dropped leaflets WARNING ISIS of incoming airstrikes!! Where do
    you think they got new Toyotas from? How do you think a Texas Plumbers pickup
    truck made its way into ISIS hands? OBAMA AND HILLARY have been fully
    supporting ISIS. They are using them to keep Assad out of power UNTIL we can
    negotiate with Russia to place a new leader in Syria, but Putin wont budge.
    Here are some articles proving she armed them, yet NO ONE will openly discuss
    it especially Hillary.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com

    http://www.foxnews.com/politic

    http://www.activistpost.com/20

    If you love America and have ANY INTEGRITY, you will research these truths
    further and NOT PUT ANOTHER DEMOCRAT IN OFFICE

  • Nosmo King

    For weeks we were told that any questions about Hillary’s health was
    “ludicrous conspiracies” and “scurrilous propaganda.” Now we see that
    those questions were actually legitimate and valid concerns. Once again,
    the Hillary campaign lies to us and insults us for daring to question
    their dubious narrative. The Hillary campaign constantly insults and
    disrespects an intelligent electorate seeking the truth.

  • Nosmo King
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  • jgfsmf

    How is it racist? There’s a black person and a white person, both are criminals. Looks right to me.

  • lambwood

    Msm is running a story stating Hillary Clinton has extended her lead with likely voters to 56% and Trump at 39%.

    • AlfalfaDoLittle

      They changed the metrics on the poll to intentionally skew it. For a fact, they asked 7% more democrats.

  • William

    Confederate Riders of America? loL!
    You cant make this stuff up.

    • getthemlibsout

      says the Rainbow Warrior

  • Wellington

    What’s the problem? They are both traitors to this country.

  • Bouchart

    Jailary 2016

  • CapitolFriday

    It doesn’t look like a jail cell to me. It looks more like a tumbril…the carts they used during the French Revolution to carry prisoners to the guillotine.

  • 1st Amendment, @ ss holes! If you don’t like freedom, we can ship you out to any country of your choice, I will pay the expense. Only one condition though, you may NEVER come back. You nut-jobs are not taking our freedoms away, EVER!

  • What in the heII did Kyle Olson do to the American Mirror comments system….?! Fixing what ain’t what broke, are we….?

    FUBAR!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b76f36e376782f7d685f5aca6861d04331999500f799eee4bc2f153262b29c89.jpg

  • Deplorable HARP2

    Hillary is toast.

  • lucifer

    Who is behind the comment that black and hispanic residents are complaining? The article does not say, meaning that maybe added? Some parts of this country are really different from others. NAACP jump right away into the fray. But no clear outcry from the citizens about a single so called float in a parade. The liberals are so thin skinned, and then on top of that their PC agenda to try to silence free speech is just what boils down to transform the country to a socialist/communist third world country? Thank You.