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Friday, September 21, 2012
Obamas and the Flag
From Snopes: "Of the first (not wearing a flag pin), Obama's actual explanation went as follows:
know, the truth is that right after 9/11, I had a pin. Shortly after
9/11, particularly because as we're talking about the Iraq War, that
became a substitute for I think true patriotism, which is speaking out
on issues that are of importance to our national security, I decided I
won't wear that pin on my chest. Instead, I'm going to try to tell the
American people what I believe will make this country great, and
hopefully that will be a testimony to my patriotism." (Source: ABC News, Oct. 4, 2007.)
What a lame excuse! I'd have more respect if he said he couldn't find it! or didn't have one. Or left it on his other suit. But to call the flag pin a substitute for patriotism??? Really!!!?? As for his other faux pas, not covering his heart with his hand when everyone else is and he knows eyes are on him, what was that? Ignorance? Or friendship with flag burners?
Furthermore, his attitude toward the flag in his actual quote
--is consistent with the video taken a year ago at the 9/11 ceremony of
Michelle whispering something that looked like "All this for a d...
flag!" And his look in response to her.
They sure allow room to think they belittle
the flag as a symbol of our nation --and disrespect the solemnity of
ceremonies involving the flag. It's understandable, given their
backgrounds. And now we have this new flag ABOVE with his O on it -- and
stripes like the blood smears on the wall in the photo from the middle
If they're smart, they'll say it was a tribute to the fallen --but with the O in the corner? Doesn't wash.
I think it's really weird --the coincidence of their actions with the anti-American mentors they had. Then there was the covering of Georgetown U's. in-obvious
Christian symbol high up on the wall behind him when he was to speak
there --and his messing with the flag using the Obama "O" --and his photo
in place of the stars in one case. Why can't he learn from the
criticism? There are actually U.S. laws against messing with the flag this way. Does he have a message he'd rather get to his radical
supporters? Some signal indicating that he is still with Ayers, Doehrn,
Davis, Alinsky, Khalidi, Rezko, Islamists and other flag and country haters at heart?
Or are the Obamas just insensitive, obtuse, slow-learning and ill-mannered?