Barack … speak for yourself. You may wear a flag pin as a substitute for patriotism, others do not. However, thank you for clarifying the false reason you wore an American flag pin all this time. People in real America do things for other reason than self-serving politicians who want to only present an appearance.
Democratic Presidential hopeful Barack Obama has decided to not wear an American flag lapel pin because he states its a substitute for patriotism. Who is telling you how to run your campaign? Patriotism is not explaining political ideas. The idea that you have just insulted people who do wear American flag pins will get you no where. Or is Barack going after the “no American flag wearing” pin demographic?
Barack … did it ever dawn on you, that one could do both? A person could be patriotic and wear an American flag lapel pin at the same time? I know this may be a novel concept, but its true.
Barack, why stop there with the American flag. Why not get rid of the American flag at all your campaign stops as well. Since you do not need to show your patriotism, whenever you speak why don’t you make sure the American flag is no where in the photo op.
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.” (Fox News)
As the Gateway Pundit so eloquently stated, Because nothing shows your patriotism like stuffing that US flag pin in the drawer! More from Hot Air, Messiah: I’m too far behind in the polls principled to wear an American flag pin. And Sistertoldjah states it best:
On the issue of the flag, this is not the first time I’ve heard about a liberal who refuses to either fly the flag or wear anything symbolizing the flag because they think it supposedly denotes approval of President Bush’s wartime policies. Frankly, I think the argument is a copout. My strong disagreements with President Clinton didn’t keep me from flying my flag.
“I’m less concerned with what you’re wearing on your lapel than what’s in your heart,” Obama said Thursday while campaigning in Independence, Iowa.
“You show your patriotism by how you treat your fellow Americans, especially those who serve. And you show your patriotism by being true to your values and ideals. And that’s what we have to lead with, our values and ideals,” Obama said.