First, to recap, the Obama campaign was selling prints of an artist-designed American flag that had been desecrated with the Obama symbol.
This was being sold at the Obama campaign web store for $35. Keyword - was. I noticed this weekend that the item is no longer available. Could it be the furor over the item prompted it's removal? I'm sure the Obama campaign would never admit it, if that's what happened.
Around the country a different Obama flag has been used by Democrats; this one also being a desecration of the American flag. It's been available for a couple of years now and it still sickens me that people fly this flag.
Both of these flags are in violation of the Flag Code. Section 8g reads, "The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.”
This flag has even been flying at Democrat campaign locations, as this news story from Florida describes.
There have been a few other people in the last century who also had their image on a flag. I find their identities to be no small coincidence.
The Obama flag is infuriating, but it should not be that surprising. The leftist history with the American flag is ripe with scenes such as this one from an Occupy Wall Street event. I wonder if they would object to a conservative burning an Obama flag.
Michelle Obama, at a ceremony on September 11, 2011, while bagpipers played and an honor guard folded the American flag, leaned over to Barack and said, "All this for a flag."
And who can forget this image?
For years, leftists have shown a complete lack of respect for our flag. That Barack Obama should have his image placed on the American flag is no surprise, but that doesn't make it any less disgusting.