The small rural town of Arcadia, Iowa had garnered controversy because of a homemade parade float depicting Hillary Clinton.
In the float, the Democratic presidential candidate is wearing an orange jumpsuit and imprisoned in a mobile cage. Water balloons were being thrown at her. According to a report in Breitbart, Kyle Julin of Manilla, Iowa, is the creator of the float, which was in a July 30 parade that celebrated the hundredth anniversary of the Arcadia Fire Department.
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The concept for the float initiated as as a joke among Julin and his friends. However, when the day of the parade approached, the joke became a reality. Julin created the float with the help of his friends Josh Reetz and Adam Corky, the latter depicting Hillary Clinton in the cage.
“Even the police and everybody was positive about it, especially on social media,” Julin said.
“We couldn’t get pictures with some people because of where they work and their political agendas.”
But Julin said there was only one group that voiced disappointment.
“My consensus from that was 99 percent to 1 percent liked it.” Julin said.
The Daily Times Herald reported that the chairman of the Carroll County Democrats, Tim Tracy, was someone who did not like the whole act. Tracy said that demonstrations of this sort can never help things in a politically charged climate. Yet Tracy believed that Carroll County Democrats took part in the Arcadia celebration in a proper and respectable manner.
Tracy went on to say they had seen several children along the parade route who were not politically savvy.
“It’s sad to imagine that some of them may have been wondering why they were being mean to that lady and throwing things at her,” said Tracy.
The other side of the story contained Craig Williams, chairman of the Carroll County Republicans. He said that his organization had nothing to do with the caged caged Hillary Clinton float. However, he did admit that they promoted photos of the parade on Facebook.