So it’s come out that Barack Obama, democratic presidential candidate to the stars, stopped wearing his American flag lapel pin shortly after 9/11.
Normally I wouldn’t care about something so trivial and pointless, but his reasoning is not only telling, but it doesn’t make any sense.
“The truth is that right after 9/11 I had a pin,” Obama said. “Shortly after 9/11, particularly because as we’re talking about the Iraq war, that became a substitute for I think true patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security. I decided I won’t wear that pin on my chest,” he said in the interview. “Instead, I’m going to try to tell the American people what I believe will make this country great, and hopefully that will be a testament to my patriotism.”
Everything has to be about the Iraq War doesn’t it.
The real problem I have with this quote is, it’s so sugar coated. This guy is living in candy land. I simply don’t believe that he made that decision. I believe he’s saying that now to prop himself up, hoping that some idiot believes it and thinks it’s just “peachy.”
He says he stopped wearing it to show “true patriotism” which he believes is speaking out against issues. Would this mean that he thinks that a lapel pin would be “phony patriotism.”
Uh oh, Barack Obama called people who wear lapel pins and don’t speak out against things “fake patriots.”
Get Media Matters on the phone!
Honestly though, this doesn’t make any sense. Why couldn’t he do both? Why can’t he show his patriotism through his blundered speech and on his crappy suits. It’s not like rubbing your belly and tapping your head. You can do both at once.
In any event Obama won’t win, and let’s be thankful.
After all, we wouldn’t want him to have to show his patriotism.