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Obama Puts On Flag Pin For Hicks In WV

From Fox News and his fans at the Associated Press:


Obama puts on flag pin

May 12, 2008

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Barack Obama sported a flag lapel pin and talked up patriotism Monday as he campaigned in blue-collar West Virginia. He also shot a solid game of pool…

Obama told several thousand people at the Charleston Civic Center that patriotism means more than saluting flags and holding parades

For only the second time in many weeks, Obama wore an American flag pin on his suit jacket. He has said he stopped wearing such pins routinely because he felt they became a substitute for ‘‘true patriotism’’ after the 2001 terrorist attacks. He recently wore a flag pin, for a day, given to him by a veteran. Campaign aides gave no explanation for Monday’s decision, except to say that sometimes Obama wears a flag pin and sometimes he does not…

After his Charleston speech, stopped at Schultzie’s Billiards hall. In his shirt sleeves and tie, he showed much greater skill at pool than he had shown at bowling during a much-lampooned stop last month in Pennsylvania.

As a small crowd oohed and ahhed at his third consecutive good shot, Obama said his talent at billiards was ‘‘the sign of a misspent youth. I wasn’t doing wholesome things like bowling.’’

Asked by a local reporter how he would deal with voters who think he is ‘‘un-American,’’ Obama said that if people follow the news, ‘‘they’ll know that I’m a practicing Christian. They’ll know that my grandfather fought in World War II and I was raised to love America. And all these phony e-mails talking how I don’t pledge allegiance are just political smears.’’

Not to pick at nits, but Mr. Obama actually started wearing the flag pin back in April, after news of the Reverend Wright finally hit the mainstream media, and then his “guns and God clinging” comments came out:

CNN even posted a clip of the historic moment here.

Still, that he deigned to wear a flag pin again in West Virginia is pretty obvious pandering, even for a Democrat.

Obama told several thousand people at the Charleston Civic Center that patriotism means more than saluting flags and holding parades.

Who knew?

Of course Mr. Obama is an expert when it comes to patriotism.

He learned all about loving America at the knee of his spiritual mentor, the Reverend Doctor Jeremiah Wright, Jr.

Asked by a local reporter how he would deal with voters who think he is ‘‘un-American,’’ Obama said that if people follow the news, ‘‘they’ll know that I’m a practicing Christian. They’ll know that my grandfather fought in World War II and I was raised to love America. And all these phony e-mails talking how I don’t pledge allegiance are just political smears.’’

Don’t you just love how the left has mastered the “straw dog” argument. They send out phony emails (if they even bother to) and then have Snopes or other DNC front groups “fact check” them and declare them to be “smear campaigns.” All the while conveniently sweeping the actual facts under the rug.

It was ever thus.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, May 13th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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