Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Did you know that in 2007 President Barack Obama publicly stated that he did not want to be over zealous and always go about wearing an American flag pin. But somehow he got the message that he needs to be more media conscious. Thus, Obama + American flag = good public relations!

But more: In all his TV appearances, he now surrounds himself with flags, or large flags covering the walls behind him. And the flag pin is now always with him. Many now question his motives and his turnaround. One observer said: "Neo-Marxists recognize the power of Old Glory as they steadfastly pursue their agenda. As Castro taught his followers, 'Pursue victory by all means necessary.'" To the liberal, "A flag is just a rag."

At one public event before the elections, Obama refused to salute the flag during the singing of the Star Spangled Banner. The American flag disappeared from the tail of his campaign jet; it was replaced with an attractive red, white, and blue O, referring to his name. On inauguration day some of his supporters superimposed his image over some of the American flags they were carrying, a violation of the U.S. Flag Code. As a "Me Too," Vice President Joseph Biden now wears a flag pin on his lapel. Patriotism seems to be catching on!

We don't know if you noticed but at the end of inauguration day, the Washington Mall was covered in about 6 inches of trash left by Obama's enthusiastic supporters, who expected the Parks Department workers to clean up after them!