That has Obama’s face on it. I’m sure most of you have seen it by now, but if not here’s a link to a pic of Obama Glory and an article about it: http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/15/10702389-obamas-image-on-american-flag-angers-vets This is the loony left equivalent of Rush Limbaugh calling Sandra Fluke a slut: a publicity ploy designed to get “the other side” full of righteous piss and vinegar. It seems to be working just about as well as Rush’s multiple-day rant.
However (I love that word)…I’d like to point out a few things. This is my way of trying to hog some of the attention.
- That’s not an American flag. An American flag has 50 stars on it (or 57, if you’re a doltish conservative who insists Obama really does think there are that many states). This flag has no stars. For it to truly be a desecration of Old Glory, it would need to have Obama’s mug superimposed over the 50 stars, not replacing them. Yes, the intent is obvious but for those moaning about the sanctity of the flag – this isn’t the flag you’re looking for. Really.
- If it was Obama’s face over the 50 stars – or blocking most of them out – then I wouldn’t much care for it but I’d still be OK with it. Freedom of expression, blah blah blah, what I fought for (by not fighting, but sitting on a boat wondering when I’d be home) all those years. I respect the flag and recognize its place in our history, but people have the right to do this to the flag. That’s one of the things that makes our country what it is. And yes, I’d feel the same if Obama’s mug was replaced with Bush’s or Reagan’s. I’d actually get a kick out of it if they used the Bush pic from the “Miss Me Yet?” billboard.
- If you are upset about this, I hope you don’t have any shirts with flags on them, or that if you have a flag flying at your house you treat it according to the rules of flag etiquette. Otherwise, you’re being a tad bit hypocritical. Attend the mote in thine own eye, and such.
- Something that seems to be overlooked from the article…”The Obama flag had been flying two months before it was noticed by Leesburg veteran Jim Bradford.” Two months, the flag had been flying. That’s a long time to troll, hoping somebody will notice.
My final point is too important for a number. It goes something like this: CALM THE FUCK DOWN, PEOPLE. Yeah, that’s pretty close. Calm the fuck down. Just like there are people looking to be outraged and offended by Rush Limbaugh and he feeds off of them, the people flying this flag were screaming for attention and now they have it in spades. The people upset about this flag are the tail on the coin that has Rush Limbaugh’s anti-fan club for its head. Meanwhile: we’re still in Afghanistan fighting an undefined war we’ll never win while Russia laughs at us for not learning from them, we’re squabbling about abortion and birth control and gay marriage and separation of church and state while Congress and the President continue to ignore our interests and pass the buck on to the next generation, we’re not much closer to weaning ourselves off of foreign oil and getting the hell out of the Persian Gulf area and letting them do whatever they want to each other because it will no longer affect us, and both major parties continue to give us candidates we don’t want to vote for but we vote for them anyway because they’re not the other party and the other party is bad. I’m just as guilty of this as anybody else; I occasionally enjoy a good political argument that gets my blood pumping a bit faster.
The problem is that we’re arguing about the wrong things, and time is running out.