Friday, November 13, 2009

Which Country Does He Pledge His Allegiance To? It Doesn't Seem to Be This One

And it's not the first time.

Who is Obama's chief of protocol? Does he have one yet? Here's the rule, Champ. It's actually pretty simple. During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform should stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart.  -- United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171

Have we ever had a president who either forgot or refused to pay his respects to the flag during the national anthem? Does Obama do this on purpose, or is he this dumb? It's one or the other. He's either deliberately disrespecting the country he represents as president, or he's too dumb to remember to salute the flag. I don't see another option here. I guess one other option might be that he thinks it doesn't matter. You know what, Champ? It matters.

Update: This video is going viral on the internet right now--three people have sent it to me. There's nothing in it that's new, but when you see the clips put together in one video, frankly, it makes you wonder--is this why he won't call Malik Nadal Hasan a radical Islamic terrorist? However, as someone once said, "we shouldn't jump to conclusions." Heh.


nobackindown said...

Oh he's not forgetting .. just another not-so-subtle way of dissing the country, the flag and everything it stands for. The fact that someone doesn't call him out on this is really sad - that would be an excellent question to watch Porky Pig try to squirm away from ...MY GOD- what does it take?

Labwriter said...

I read on some site somewhere his "professorial" explanation of why he does this--some lame excuse about his grandfather teaching him to put his hand over his heart during the Pledge of Allegiance and to "sing" during the National Anthem. This is a guy who is congentially incapable of taking responsiblity for one single action. Did you read that his daughter's excuse for her poor science grade was that the study guide didn't match up with the test?

So I would ask you--does this guy remind you of anyone? Has he ever EVER been wrong? Know anybody else like that? Heh.