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Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Friday, October 05, 2007

Is Obama being unpatriotic?

So I'm sure you've heard about the Barak Hussein Obama lapel-pin hurly-burly. Like everybody else after 9/11, he wore a flag lapel pin. But recently he took it off purposefully to make a point...

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.

I don't think a person has to wear a pin on his coat to prove his patriotism, but a candidate for president who removes it for a specific reason probably should explain himself to the people. Especially given the fact that many democrats support our enemies over America.

What do you think? Is it a valid question? Should Obama be quizzed about the pin or is it just much ado about nothing?


Natasha said...

The problem truly is that Obama is wearing an Iraqi flag pin on the under side of his lapel. Patriot my Ass. He will destroy this country if given the chance. somebody should consider his motives and actions, not just his charm. Anyone supported bt George Clooney is scary.

Kevin said...

What is ironic about this is that he is attempting to show his patriotism by not wearing an American flag. I'm not really seeing his logic, and someone should ask him to explain it. Usually, when I want to express something, I don't commit an action that would suggest otherwise.

Capt. America said...

It's just much ado about nothing.