And there, like a screaming eagle proclaiming Obama's patriotism for all the bitter, disgruntled voters of small-town America to see just days after he seemed to dis them to an elite crowd of donors at an allegedly closed fund-raiser in a San Francisco mansion, waving stiffly on the senator's left lapel was the old red-white-and-blue flag pin. Watch and see if it's still there in tonight's debate.
But then, probably by lunchtime today someone will find a disabled Pennsylvania veteran who claims he's the one who proudly gave the little pin to the candidate. And Obama can then wear the minute flag until he himself turns 88 without having to explain an embarrassing but awfully convenient political flip-flop in the face of running against a Republican war veteran who spent nearly six years in a POW cell. And who, by the way, won his party's presidential nomination rather handily without any lapel pin.
So let 's see. Obama is unpatriotic for not wearing a flag pin and hem's not ready for prime time if he does wear one. You’re dammed if you do and dammed if you done't. OK. Now, tell me how this noise that passes for news helps restore American jobs and the US economy or helps resolve the housing crisis or gets us closer to bringing the Troops home? NOT THIS TIME!
The email stated: The video shows him [Obama] stating he wonhrs"t wear a flag pin because he doesnnrs"t like what it represents. As is so often the case, this does not take into account either the full context in which it was said by Senator Obama, or its intent. On 06/06/08 the USA Today reported: The Senator, who has faced criticism for not wearing a flag pin on his lapel, sported one here. He initially resisted wearing a flag pin because "my attitude was my patriotism is what's in my heart,p" Obama said. He changed his mind after an Internet rumor campaign about his patriotism. c"I just wanted to make sure that nobody was confused because there were e-mails going out that somehow I didn't say the Pledge of Allegiance and so forth,t" he said. t"I just wanted to knock down those lies. " See full article a "barack obama flag pin