I saw this story come across on Twitter this morning:
It seems most agree it was inappropriate, which of course is a far cry from saying you cannot do this, because as much as it was in poor taste, it would run up against satire precedents and freedom of speech issues. In this day and age of Citizens United and easy flowing political money, I doubt a court would strip away the right of such display.
Now on a political level, the question would be 'what were they thinking?'
Some wear the flag in protest, some in pride, and both should stand as appropriate, because making it illegal eviscerates what it stands for amongst us. It never bothered me someone burned one, but it sure as heck bothered me when this country dropped napalm on innocent people. Which matters more? If we want to have it be a symbol of some pride, perhaps we need conduct ourselves in ways of which we can be proud. In my lifetime, we as a nation haven't always taken that high road.
A political party doing this is just plain dumb, not thought out.
Remember when that Senator from Texas, had a fit when Pres. Obama was in Ohio during the 2008 elections.
True, very well reasoned. Of course someone wearing a flag pin to show their support is completely different from defacing the flag to show that they support Obama in lieu of the flag. Any reasonable person can see that, it's really not that difficult to grasp.
And it's not a huge thing, but it is just another one of many little things that build a clear picture of where they are coming from. The communists/socialsts appointments, the "czars", the shabang, etc, etc... It goes no and on.
"Resist, we much. Weï»¿ must, and we much. About that, be committed."
The communists/socialsts appointments, the "czars", the shabang, etc, etc... It goes no and on.
Commies, socialists, and democrats, oh my.
Only socialist I know of is Bernie Sanders, and... he makes a boatload of sense in 90% of his opinions such that most people if aware of the facts would support him. They don't involve taking anyone's property, nor curtailing anyone's freedom, and he's as patriotic as any other American.
Obama is mainstream centrist, no more to the left than Richard Nixon on most things. He's not Muslim, he's an American by birth, and he considers alternate opinions. He has the smallest ego of any president in fifty years.
But two things nag at the right...he's a Democrat and he's Black, and whether you or anyone on the right admits it or not, there is a large subset of opposition in this country that relates directly to his skin colour, and that's a shame.