Friday, September 21, 2012

Obamas and the Flag

obama flag newFrom Snopes: "Of the first (not wearing a flag pin), Obama's actual explanation went as follows:

"You 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 east. 

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?

Pray for God's Will --whatever it is.  
I just hope it isn't Judgment through our  
election of  the wrong man.



Barb said...

Of course --the flag with his photo in the corner flown at some democratic headquarters, which had the town riled up, could've been made by anyone--but I'm pretty sure the flag at the top of my blog is a new one from Obama headquarters. Doesn't mean he's responsible --but his artist may reflect his opinion of the flag.

It could be that Obama really Is patriotic and reveres the flag --the way I am SURE that Romney cares for truly needy people while all his critics call him a hateful, racist, selfish, rich tax cheat. There is less evidence of Romney's evil, however, than there is of Obama's unpatriotic mentors, profs, early influences.

Barb said...

I just noticed --he said in his statement about why he wasn't wearing a flagpin after 9/11 --that he would rather tell us what he "believes will make our country great." Notice --he apparently doesn't think we are great at that point. As Michell said --she only became proud of America when they put her in the White HOuse.

Barb said...

I got a comment from Whynot in France --which has x-rated language in it --so that's why I moderate.

Whynot, I would be interested in any substantive remarks you had on this topic above. I understand that the tax rate is 75% of your earnings for the gov't. No wonder you'd rather not work and receive some of that pie instead of pay into it.

You reached me with your comment--I'm the one who moderates --decides to delete or publish. If you are free of vile or pornographic language and lies about my family, I will publish you.
Otherwise, not.