Posted by MataHarley on 18 August, 2008 at 10:41 am. 4 comments already!


Photo from Colorado’s 9 News

Photoshopped by BHO enemies? Or genuine display of the chutzpah that we have come to associate with the annointed one?

From Newsbusters today comes a reminder of Old Glory etiquette.

When displayed either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the union should be in the uppermost corner and to the flags own right, that is, to the observer’s left.


The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing. It is flown upside down only as a distress signal.

Obama camps comments? First, on the design…

In fact, Matt Chandler speaking on behalf of the Obama campaign states:

“…it is a stylized flag designed to blend the stars on Senator Obama’s shirt with the flag blowing in the wind.”

Then in true BHO Chicago style politics, the denial:

“The DNCC community credentials incorporate patriotic design elements. They do not depict an actual American flag.”

Uh… pick a story and stick to it, please. If it was to blend, then the photo of Obama and his shirt should have appeared in the top left of the badge.

As Newsbuster’s points out, why would a man who made such a tadooo over the wearing of a flagpin choose to be depicted wrapping himself in the flag?

And how about that “distress” signal? Intentional? Listening to Obama, it’s “no longer …. what it once was. uh, stammer… I don’t want that future for my childen”. Perhaps it is his not-so-subtle way of driving that point home. That this country is indeed in distress.

Would that be the America that has provided the opportunity for he and his wife to be where they are today? An opportunity that is not available exclusively to them?

The man should rejoice that the America today, for which he is asking for the most powerful position in the world, is *not* what it once was.

But one thing for sure. If America is not in distress now, I can’t say the same after he and his party seize control of the political reins.

See complete Flag Etiquette Rules

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