Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Barak Obama and the American Flag

I just received the following in a forwarded email. Does anyone know if the below was truly said? I can never be sure with forwards.

If so, what a son of a bitch Obama is.

Perhaps there are SOME out there who are beginning to get 'the picture'. The following is a narrative taken from Sunday Morning's televised "Meet The Press'. and the author is employed by none other than the Washington Post!! Yeah......the Washington Post of New York and Los Angeles Times fame!! Must say that I'm dually impressed.................. From Sunday's Televised "Meet the Press" Senator Obama was asked about his stance on the American Flag.

Obama Explains National Anthem Stance Sun, 07 Sept. 2008 11:48:04 EST, General Bill Ginn' USAF (ret.) asked Obama to explain why he doesn't follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.

The General also stated to the Senator that according to the United States Code,
Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171... During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. At the very least, "Stand and Face It"

Senator Obama Live on Sunday states, "As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking sides, Obama said. 'There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all. It should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song 'I'd Like To Teach the World To Sing.' If that were our anthem, then I might salute it."We should consider to reinvent our National Anthem as well as to redesign our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love. It's my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East Brethren. If we as a Nation of warring people, should conduct ourselves as the nations of Islam, whereas peace prevails. Perhaps a state or period of mutual concord between our governments.

When I become President, I will seek a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from disquieting oppressive thoughts. We as a Nation have placed upon the nations of Islam an unfair injustice.

My wife disrespects the Flag for many personal reasons. Together she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past, many years ago. She has her views and I have mine". Of course now, I have found myself about to become the President of the United States and I have put aside my hatred. I will use my power to bring CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path of hope. My wife and I look forward to becoming our Country's First Family. Indeed, CHANGE is about to overwhelm the United States of America.

WHAAAAAAAT the Hell !!!

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you heard it right. This could possibly be our next President.
I, for one, am speechless.

Dale Lindsborg,

Washington Post

7 comments:

Joan said...

If you go to snopes.com, you will find a dispute of the email:
http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/stance.asp

They do, though, have another posting which shows he (on at least one occasion) did not place his hand on his heart during the anthem:
http://snopes.com/politics/obama/anthem.asp
Yet no reason from him is given.

Going to YouTube there are oodles of "Meet the Press" submissions with Obama, but none address the interview in the email. I would think that if he said it, the video would be easy to find.

To change the subject, I loved last night when McCain brought forth the fact that Obama would invade the sovereignty of Pakistan. Obama replied it was taken out of context - Obama said that his quote was "If Pakistan is unwilling or unable to hunt down Osama bin Laden, then he would invade to capture him". Then McCain (and myself) smiled. Ditto - that's the point.

Ryan said...

"Hank,"

You can't be serious. But, if you really can't pick up on extremely obvious satire, here's an explanation:

http://www.factcheck.org/askfactcheck/did_obama_say_the_national_anthem_conveys.html

Patrick said...

No one campaigning to be president would ever dream of actually saying things like this. Forward emails like this make our side look bad because it demonstrates desperation in the 11th hour.

I'm not arguing that his prior connections with Ayers and Wright aren't relevant issues, clearly they are. But the best way to counter liberal arguments and ideas is with conservative ones, and clearly we aren't doing that because we haven't nominated a conservative.

This election was already lost 6 months ago when we decided to nominate John McCain as our candidate. Fake, ad hoc emails aren't going to change that reality.

HANK said...

Just wanted to make sure.

How about when McCain answered the question on how to solve the current economic problems. His plan is for the government to buy all the defaulted mortgages and renegotiate the terms so that no one would lose their home. Wow.

Patrick said...

Exactly. Is there a Republican in this race? I found myself asking this at least 5 or 6 times last night.

Snuffy said...

Hank, you are spreading rumors. Why don't you go back and join your sewing circle.

HANK said...

Snuffy, I am a mechanic. My daily joys come from rumors.