Carnival Games Let Populace Target Obama

While they aren’t electronic, these interactive games sure feature a political bent.

A game that allowed carnival goers to shoot an apparent likeness of President Barack Obama made news last week, before the President of the amusement company behind the attraction pulled the game.

Goodtime Amusements had used an effigy of the President—easily identified by the “Health Bill” he was holding and the Presidential Seal on his beltbuckle—in a game called “Alien Attack,” in which users fired foam darts at targets. One lady was appalled, saying, “You got a stuffed animal for becoming a sniper.”

Following complaints and an investigation into the game by the Secret Service, Goodtime Amusements head Irvin Good shut down the game, stating, “I guess we made an error in judgment and we apologize for that.”

He added, “I voted for the man. It wasn’t meant to be him. If they took it that way, we apologize.”

Meanwhile, one videographer who read about the game recalled seeing a similar offering in Seaside Heights, New Jersey and (thanks Gawker) brought his video camera to document the action. This game features patrons throwing baseballs at likenesses of Obama, who appears alongside representations of the Burger King, the Joker, Stewie from Family Guy and a member of the Boston Red Sox.

The man being filmed playing the game hurls profanity at Obama’s likeness before walking away with his prize—a funnel. Snooki would be proud.

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