A picture is worth a thousand words and in that thousand words are phrases such as “Barack Obama is a traitor”. This is outrageous that a Presidential candidate would so obviously and openly reject the
Pledge of Allegiance to the National Anthem of this country (correction update - it was the National Anthem not the Pledge of Allegiance - see below for more on this part) where he wants to become President. He should be run out of this country on a rail if he thinks so little of it. Other words that come to mind to describe Barack Osama are “scumbag” and “terrorist”.
Original article attributed to NewsBusters here
Turns out that not wearing a flag lapel pin isn’t the only way Barack Obama chooses to show he’s a different kind of Democrat.
Have a look at the photo from the October 1, 2007 edition of “Time.” It shows Obama, Hillary and Bill Richardson at the Steak Fry of Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) on September 17 in Indianola, IA during [according to the photo caption] the National Anthem. Richardson and Clinton have their hands on their heart. But not Obama. Does he perhaps believe that, like wearing the flag pin, the hand on the heart isn’t “true patriotism”?
“Time” ran the photo without comment. I haven’t seen coverage of this anywhere else in the MSM. Perhaps some enterprising reporter can ask the Illinois senator about his decision to spurn this American tradition.
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Ok so some people misstated the event/picture and said it was the Pledge of Allegiance when it was the National Anthem of the United States that was being played. Here are the words to that anthem.
United States Lyrics of National Anthem:
You take a look at those words and tell me why Barack Obama would decide NOT to show respect to them? Putting your hand over your heart is a sign of allegiance and respect. The POINT is (to some of the commenters here and others) is that it is NOT illegal to NOT put your hand over your heart during the National Anthem.. It is NOT a crime.. it is not “against the law” or any silly thing like that. What it IS, is disrespectful to our country, disrespectful to OUR FOUNDING FATHERS and those who died to preserve the freedoms we enjoy today. It is makes one wonder where Barack Obama loyalties ARE. It is INAPPRORPRIATE for an elected official to not follow customs of the country. It is yet another DISS to our culture, our customs, our heritage .. by an elected official and it is for THAT reason that I believe he should NEVER EVER become the President of this country. He might be more appropriate as the head of a dictatorship like North Korea, Iran or Venezuela. I’m SICK AND TIRED of seeing our heritage, our culture and our values under attack even by the people who hope to be elected to our highest office. It’s an outrage and it is approrpriate to BE outraged. If we don’t care about things like this then we might as well just hand over our country to others who DO care.