In recent years we have seen the degradation of political debate in America.

It’s no longer permissible to debate the merits of differing political opinions, in large part due to, ironically, the liberal’s liberal use of labels like ‘hate’ and ‘racist’ to try and make any opposing viewpoints forbidden subjects.

Fortunately, the American people are not so easily fooled as the rabid liberals are dogmatic.

Proof that Americans don’t fall for these kinds of labeling tactics can be seen in a new ‘person of the year’ contest in Sedalia, Missouri.

Tuffy the Clown, a rodeo performer that attained national spotlight when he wore an Obama mask during an event, leads the contest by a wide margin.

When the controversy of his mask was first exploited by the media, who labeled it ‘racist’, the performer made the very clear argument that he had worn masks of George W Bush and Clinton in the past, and there was no outcry.

When the Liberal outlets once again let out their collective whine that such a display was disrespectful and racist, most Americans saw it for what it truly was, just another attempt by the left to make any even slight appearance of no solidarity with President Obama treasonous or hateful.

Thankfully Americans are not so gullible, and perhaps there’s still a hope for political discourse and debate even with the left’s rampant march to squelch all opposing viewpoints under the tyranny of their identity politics.

Andrew Montalvo is a KFYO Talkshow Producer.  Let him know what you think in the comments below.