Obama Quits Wearing a Flag Pin as A Sign of Patriotism!?! He Doesn’t Want to Be a “Phony Patriot”

See if you can decipher this line of garbage:

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama says he doesn’t wear an American flag lapel pin because it has become a substitute for “true patriotism” since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Asked about it Wednesday in an interview with KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the Illinois senator said he stopped wearing the pin shortly after the attacks and instead hoped to show his patriotism by explaining his ideas to citizens.

“The truth is that right after 9/11 I had a pin,” Obama said. “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,” he said in the interview. “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 testament to my patriotism.”

On Thursday, his campaign issued a statement: “We all revere the flag, but Senator Obama believes that being a patriot is about more than a symbol. It’s about fighting for our veterans when they get home and speaking honestly with the American people about this disastrous war.”

I see, so you have quit showing your support for the symbol of patriotism in an effort to highlight your actual patriotism.  Why does it feel like he is talking in a circle?  Look, I don’t care if someone wears a flag lapel pin or not.  Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t–the deciding factor typically is whether I woke up at 6:00 or 7:00 am.  But don’t hand me this line that you quit wearing it to be more patriotic.

Under his line of thinking then we should not wear school logos and colors to college football games becuase those are meaningless symbols.  We should shout and scream real loud so people will “see” our school pride.  What???  I agree that actions speak louder than symbols but how dare you demean the purpose of our flag in such a way. 

Look closely at what he is saying–essentially he is saying that anyone that wears a flag lapel pin is a…what is the word….”Phony Patriot.”  He says that after 9/11 the flag lapel pin became a “substitute for I think true patriotism.”  So are we to assume then that if someone is wearing one they are not actually a patriot, they are just faking it?  This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve heard Obama say in hours.

Frankly Senator Obama, I’d rather you not wear it.  After all, I would hate to think that you are a Phony Patriot.  Instead, please keep trying to tell the American people what you believe makes this Country great because so far I haven’t heard you say it.

What makes it great is individuality and freedom Senator Obama.  What makes it great is ordinary people doing extraordinary things.  What makes it great is limited government control in individual lives, pride of ownership, the desire to succeed and achieve and a system that allows you to do both.  What makes it great is our diverse culture, our culmination of ideas, our Universities (except Columbia), our outstanding military and our patriotism.  Yes, our sense that we do live in the greatest Country on Earth–even though the Democrats and the French may not think so–we do.  And if someone is going to the trouble to affix a lapel pin of our flag on their suit coat or sports coat or dress collar, then don’t you dare accuse them of not being a patriot.  You may not be one, but don’t you dare accuse the rest of us who believe in the greatness of this Country of not being a patriot.

You are out of touch, and out of your mind.


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2 Comments on “Obama Quits Wearing a Flag Pin as A Sign of Patriotism!?! He Doesn’t Want to Be a “Phony Patriot””

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