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1/18/2009

After Tuesday, It’s Cool to Wave the Flag Again

Filed under: Obama — DRJ @ 8:00 pm

[Guets post by DRJ]

It’s okay to fly the flag again!

“Or, at least it will be after the Inauguration on Tuesday, for at least the next four years. The flag once again is a beacon of hope and change, instead of oppression and stasis as it is any time a Rethuglican sits in the Oval Office. Sez so in the New York Times.”

H/T Instapundit.

– DRJ

91 Responses to “After Tuesday, It’s Cool to Wave the Flag Again”

  1. Advice DRJ

    Turn off the Tele, stop reading the Liberasl Blogs, take the fam to the park

    EricPWJohnson (670049)

  2. Actually, I have been out with my family for the last 3 hours.

    PS: I changed the title.

    DRJ (345e40)

  3. Just getting worried that the Obamauration was getting to you

    Over here in Qatar the announcer for the BBC keeps saying “the inaguration of Barrack HUSSEIN Obama” – over and over again in the voice over commercials for their live coverage for about a week know

    McCain got onto a disc jockey for doing the same thing….

    EricPWJohnson (670049)

  4. Eric,

    I appreciate your comment but I’m enjoying this, probably because I’m not watching it on TV. My time has been spent working, dealing with medical issues for our son, and (occasionally) online so I don’t think I’ll OD on Obama.

    DRJ (345e40)

  5. DRJ, it is best to focus on family, as you know. After all, looking at the television will show you BO’s lapel pin.

    Remember when it wasn’t an display of his patriotism? Except when it is.

    You see, Republicans were wearing them early in the campaign, and BO needed the Nutty Left, so….

    I still think that BO isn’t as good at “triangulation” as WJC. We will see.

    Eric Blair (3e2520)

  6. Of course it’s cool, now that there are US flags with Obama’s name and face on them.

    Jim C. (9e7cc9)

  7. Prayers for your son – wishes for a speedy recovery

    EricPWJohnson (670049)

  8. Thanks, Eric. Prayers work. He’s doing very well and it only took 2 surgeries, 5 screws, a permanent plate, and 3 casts. Plus I know more about ortho stuff and met some really nice health care people.

    DRJ (345e40)

  9. It was always okay to waive the flag.

    Joe (17aeff)

  10. And Obama does not make it suddenly cool.

    Joe (17aeff)

  11. Sounding like a broken record, I know, but I made this comment after Dear Leader was elected: Until the left is comfortable with everyday, ordinary expressions of patriotism (waving the flag, saying the pledge, sticking up for America when Euro-weenies disparage it) even when it is not their preferred politicians who are running things, then we right-wingers will continue to question whether they can truly be considered patriotic. It’s as simple as that.

    This reminds me of the anecdote about Hollywood liberals Linda Bloodworth Thomason and Harry Thomason at Clinton’s first inauguration. The story goes that some military jets did a fly-over and a few other Hollywood lefties in their group started booing. One of the Thomasons was reported to have turned to the offenders and admonished, “Don’t boo. Those are our planes now.” Don’t know if it is true, but it is a great insight into the mindset of the left.

    [A quick check on Google indicates that this story has also been told with Ron Silver and Barney Frank as the "protagonist," so it might just be a great urban legend.]

    JVW (bff0a4)

  12. Don’t know if it is true, but it is a great insight into the mindset of the left

    Even if it is not true?

    voiceofreason2 (f237cf)

  13. I’ll watch the speech. I hope it’s not as dopey-hopey as his stump speeches. If he mentions the seas receding, I think I’ll just go back to bed, for a week or so. I hope I won’t hate Michelle as much as I do now. I hope they don’t show Scarlet Johansen crying with joy.

    I’m tired of him already. It’s going to be a long four years.

    Patricia (89cb84)

  14. After Tuesday, you can proudly wave the flag of:

    1) Kenya
    2) Indonesia
    3) United Kingdom
    4) Canada

    Official Internet Data Office (c048e2)

  15. i took my flag down at sunset on the 4th of November. on the 5th i took it to the cleaners and had it cleaned. i then folded it properly and put it away for the duration.

    until the day we are free again, the only flags that will fly at my home are the Gadsden and the POW/MIA flags.

    redc1c4 (9c4f4a)

  16. Only a lib would have the arrogance and disrespect to think there was EVER a time when it would be uncool to wave the flag.

    Icy Texan (b7d162)

  17. “Even if it is not true?”

    Yes, as the NYT article conclusively proves.

    Gary Rosen (4134a9)

  18. Drudge links to a NYPost report that Pinch Sulzberger is talking to Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim about bailing out the Times. Pinch doesn’t look like a happy camper.

    arch (84c50a)

  19. DRJ, I d_ want t_ thank y_u f_r making me v_mit _n my keyb_ard; it smells s_ g__d n_w. (Pard_n the missing letters: the key between the i and p d_esn’t w_rk anym_re.)

    The patri_tic Republican Dana (556f76)

  20. The Times article said nothing about the anecdote he mentioned. My point was his claim that “it may not be true but gives an insight….”

    voiceofreason2 (f237cf)

  21. ‘It’s ok to fly the flag again?’ What kind of liberal crap is that? It’s always has been and always will be an honor to fly the flag of our country.

    Stan Switek (7cfd24)

  22. Prayers for a healthy recovery for your little one. They are our primary purpose, I believe.

    I will not be watching the Obamercial, you know, like an infomercial, but with “The One” himself as the product. I have to work. For those watching, I suggest you turn it into a drinking game similar to the “Bob Newhart” drinking game. (Every time anyone says “Bob” you have to take a drink.) We’ll, every time Obamessiah states a cheezy vague and general plattitude, (i.e., “hope” “change” “dream” etc.) you have to take a drink. My bet is by the end of the speech you would be hammered! Please do not drive.

    BTW In recent history, has anyone seen more of train wreck regarding confirmations than the Obamessiah’s? Let’s see, we have Richardson – he’s out. We have Geitner – he should be out and would be if he were a Republican, but double standards and all for the Dems he’ll be O.K. You have Emanuel and Blago talking and Blago pissed because Emanuel won’t offer him anything….. You have Hillary and Bill smoozing with all the wealthy leaders of all the countries she’ll have to be dealing with – like somehow that won’t influence her??? I’m sure there’s more, but the Dinasour Media is coverning for Obama so much, hardly anything gets out.

    One last point. WTF happened to the Republican party? The term “asleep at the switch” comes to mind. They are all a bunch of weak willed namby pamby doofuses that have no backbone, no spine, no principles. They want to all “get along.” I for one don’t want them to “get along” I want them to Fight for their positions! We need new leadership in the Republican party and we need to get rid of all the RINOs and move the party back to the right where it belongs. Limited government, less government spending, free enterprise capitalism, individual rights – like the 2nd Amendment, less bureaucracy, strong military defense. Alas, for the next four years we will have the complete opposite. We’re screwed.

    J. Raymond Wright (d83ab3)

  23. WTF happened to the Republican party? The term “asleep at the switch” comes to mind. They are all a bunch of weak willed namby pamby doofuses that have no backbone, no spine, no principles. They want to all “get along.” I for one don’t want them to “get along” I want them to Fight for their positions! We need new leadership in the Republican party and we need to get rid of all the RINOs and move the party back to the right where it belongs. Limited government, less government spending, free enterprise capitalism, individual rights – like the 2nd Amendment, less bureaucracy, strong military defense. Alas, for the next four years we will have the complete opposite. We’re screwed.

    Comment by J. Raymond Wright

    Personally, we have to forget the Republican Party, which is really Dem Lite. We need a new, true Conservative Party, one to which spineless RINOs need not apply.

    RickZ (472435)

  24. OIDO, I feel your pain. I know it’s rough knowing everyone else has a flag to wave, while Retard-Land hasn’t come up with one yet.

    Xrlq (62cad4)

  25. It was never “un-cool” to fly the American flag in honor and dignity. The people like Bill Ayers who stomped on the flag are not worthy of respect. The NYT is supposed to be reporting the news, not trying to shift reality.

    tyree (fab058)

  26. Hopefully Slim will double fist Pinch Sulzberger before finishing the snuff in spectacular fashion.

    Da'Shiznit (df1dcc)

  27. The NYT is supposed to be reporting the news, not trying to shift reality.

    Comment by tyree — 1/19/2009 @ 6:43 am

    Since when?

    RickZ (472435)

  28. I fly my flag starting Memorial Day until Labor Day regardless of Administration.

    But, yes, the profound hypocrisy and indecency of the Left is for all to see and hear during this inauguration.

    Da'Shiznit (df1dcc)

  29. I’m hoping there is a good show of rap music on during the inauguration. It will be painful to watch but pain can distract one’s attention from other pain. I have a sinking feeling about Obama and the less I see of him, the happier I will be. The military is all that stands between us and the hordes of eighth century zealots who are in the process of taking over Europe. For example, there are suggestions that we should provide asylum for Europe’s Jews. The military is about to become one more left wing sociology experiment, even though it could result in the loss of 25% of the force. The military desperately needs replacement of the hardware used the past eight years but that will be a low priority for Reid and Pelosi’s Congress.

    This, I fear, will be an ugly four years.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  30. Comment by The patri_tic Republican Dana — 1/19/2009 @ 4:05 am
    You are a complete waste of talent, Dana. You are so funny. LOL!

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (1b037c)

  31. This, I fear, will be an ugly four years.

    Comment by Mike K — 1/19/2009 @ 7:00 am

    *eight years.

    If you think it will be painful to watch, then why watch it at all?

    Ed from PA (5550d5)

  32. It has always been cool and a privilege to wave the flag. Partisanship should have it’s limits. The flag has and will always be a symbol of liberty, justice and patriotism. The flag is a symbol of our union. Not to be used for politics.

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (1b037c)

  33. I think it’s now cool to wave the flag that was linked in #6 but not cool to wave the right flag. I think that’s what NYT was talking about, maybe.

    Disgusting is the understatement of the year.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  34. The problem, love, is that for too many liberals, it hasn’t been cool to wave the flag. I’d have to dig a little to find it, but I remember an Op-Ed that ran just a few weeks after 9/11, where the author was having misgivings about seeing all the flags on everyone’s houses. The author went on to talk about how she told her daughter the flag has stood for the wrong things in history. It was all very sad to read. But now that there’s a Democrat in office, I guess it’s okay for liberals to display flags.

    Steverino (69d941)

  35. I know it’s rough knowing everyone else has a flag to wave, while Retard-Land hasn’t come up with one yet.

    But Xrlq, since you’re a natural born citizen of Retard-land, I’m sure you already own the flag. Look in your garage. It’s the green one, with a picture of a snake and a lawyer in private practice on it.

    Official Internet Data Office (c048e2)

  36. I turned on the local news this morning KTLA, today we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday. Now I guess this MLK day is more special then the rest of them because tomorrow a half-black man will be our new President.

    And everyone of the reporters proclaims that Martin Luther King Jr would be really, really proud that the One is our new leader. I am not so sure Martin Luther King Jr would support the One, he may find the content of his character to be lacking a bit, but then I am white so probably just a racist.

    ML (14488c)

  37. And everyone of the reporters proclaims that

    Martin Luther King Jr would be really, really proud that the One is our new leader. I am not so sure Martin Luther King Jr would support the One, he may find the content of his character to be lacking a bit, but then I am white so probably just a racist.

    Comment by ML — 1/19/2009 @ 8:07 am

    MLK was a Republican. So I agree that it’s doubful MLK would support someone with a (lack of) content of character like Obama.

    RickZ (472435)

  38. Would MLK be that relevant if he were to be alive today? Would he be that influential? I am guessing not.

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (1b037c)

  39. But now that there’s a Democrat in office, I guess it’s okay for liberals to display flags.

    Comment by Steverino — 1/19/2009 @ 8:01 am
    These are the same people who want gay marriage legalised and “God” removed from traditional swearing-in oath of office. Is it a wonder that no one really takes them seriously? They are the ones in for the greatest shock of their lives. Obama will show them.

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (1b037c)

  40. Comment by The patri_tic Republican Dana — 1/19/2009 @ 4:05 am
    You are a complete waste of talent, Dana. You are so funny. LOL!

    Comment by love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 — 1/19/2009 @ 7:16 am

    You are not, though, pinhead2008. You are the creepiest weirdo ever encountered on the internet.

    nk (9097f8)

  41. Comment by nk — 1/19/2009 @ 8:51 am
    Happy to meet you too, nk.

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (1b037c)

  42. ^ And.. thanks for the compliment.

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (1b037c)

  43. Creepy, yes, but far from the creepiest.

    SPQR (72771e)

  44. I have a neighbor who has flown only the UN flag or a peace symbol for years. I’m wondering if she will finally fly the US flag on Tuesday. Maybe not.

    Oddly, I will, as I usually do on similar occasions.

    Kevin Murphy (0b2493)

  45. So, nobody on the Left would have a problem with flying the “Don’t Tread on Me” flag?

    I mean, dissent IS the highest form of patriotism, after all. (*gag)

    Techie (6b5d8d)

  46. My wife has not changed to US citizenship yet. She is in the process but no hurry as she has legal standing to be here. She is pretty much anti-war/violence and given her Japanese heritage that makes it a little more understandable. The schools she taught at in Okinawa refused to fly the Japanese flag until forced to do so in 1985. A lot of resentment toward the government of Japan regarding how Okinawa was used/treated before and after WW2 fueled that resistance.
    One of the most touching things she did in regards to “waving the flag” was in the days following 9-11 she went and bought a US flag for us to put out in front of the house. I always have appreciated the gesture.

    voiceofreason2 (f237cf)

  47. One of the many things I admire about Republicans is their flag waving ability during good times as well as bad. The flag should always be waved proudly for our past, present, and future.

    But don’t think that this is a partisan pattern on the part of the Democrats and Liberals. Why were so many Democrat and Liberals waving the flag during Reagan’s administration?

    Oiram (983921)

  48. MLK was a Republican. So I agree that it’s doubful MLK would support someone with a (lack of) content of character like Obama.

    Do yourselves a favor and read the following link:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/byron-williams/martin-luther-king-jrs-_b_30454.html

    It is not as cut and dried as you may claim. MLK transcended political affiliation and today is not the day to insult what he stood for.

    Ed from PA (5550d5)

  49. Ramos and Compean were commuted by Bush 2 minutes ago

    EricPWJohnson (6d4725)

  50. That’s a surprise, I did not expect that.

    SPQR (72771e)

  51. He issued a strong statement condemning them which is even more unusual

    EricPWJohnson (6d4725)

  52. “MLK was a Republican”

    I believe these days the term is ‘RINO’

    imdw (e2d13a)

  53. “MLK was a Republican. ”

    These days we’d call him a RINO, what with his anti-war pro-union stances.

    imdw (106c70)

  54. At the time,I thought it was a mistake for him to mix his messages by getting into the anti-war camp.I still don’t understand why he did.

    Ed, if it is an ugly four years, it won’t be eight.

    MIke K (f89cb3)

  55. People leave the Dem Party for the Republican Party because both parties continue to shift leftward. People don’t generally switch from Republican to Democrat after being Republican for 20 years. The logic just isn’t there.

    “The Republicans have gotten too liberal for me, so I’m switching to the far more liberal Democrats.” Make any sense to you?

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  56. I have a neighbor who has flown only the UN flag or a peace symbol for years. I’m wondering if she will finally fly the US flag on Tuesday. Maybe not.

    Not. Three nearest houses flying anything: One happy-face flag, two seasonal banners.

    It seems that it still isn’t OK to fly the US flag again.

    Kevin Murphy (805c5b)

  57. ‘At the time,I thought it was a mistake for him to mix his messages by getting into the anti-war camp’

    Yeah quite a mix to add ‘anti-war’ to ‘non-violence’

    imdw (f30eb8)

  58. Yeah quite a mix to add ‘anti-war’ to ‘non-violence’

    What do you think the Civil War involved?

    Vermont Neighbor (ab0837)

  59. #57

    ‘At the time,I thought it was a mistake for him to mix his messages by getting into the anti-war camp’

    Yeah quite a mix to add ‘anti-war’ to ‘non-violence’

    Comment by imdw — 1/19/2009 @ 12:12 pm

    Now, that is not nearly as much of a stretch as what I normally see from this shill. It is true a large number of people who espouse “non-violent” ideals are also “anti-war” and a large number of people who espouse “anti-war” ideals are “non-violent,” but those two sets intersect. One set is not a subset of the other.

    You will find people who espouse “non-violent” ideals who also see a need to become involved in wars. It is the reason for the war that is important. You will also find people who espouse “anti-war” ideals who act out very violently against a war they are “anti.”

    But imdw still missed the crux of the statement in an effort to form a caricature and ridicule the caricature.

    Having been repeatedly been punched in the face without so much as recognizing the existence of my attacker and having been aggressively taken to the ground by arrogant fools without the event escalating, I can honestly lay claim to having “non-violent” principles. But I am definitely not carte blanche “anti-war” by any stretch of the terms.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  60. Emper_r007 wr_te:

    Would MLK be that relevant if he were to be alive today? Would he be that influential? I am guessing not.

    Well, he’d be 79 years _ld by n_w, s_ pr_bably n_t.

    The patri_tic Republican Dana (556f76)

  61. Would MLK be that relevant if he were to be alive today? Would he be that influential?

    Only speculation but I think if he had not been killed the issue of race would be almost a non-issue at this point. His death left a void in which some more opportunistic people such as Jesse Jackson claimed heir to the dream. Instead of focusing on leveling the playing field in terms of equality many used the civil rights movement to become wealthy. King seemed to be more about establishing equality so that hard work and commitment could flourish.

    voiceofreason2 (f237cf)

  62. Let’s face it: the flag was used by we good Republicans as a symbol of patriotism and Republican values, because we thought that the values and policies advocated by our friends on the left were unpatriotic. And as nearly as I can see, they agreed with us, as is evidenced by their continual complaints about Republican “flag-waving” rhetoric.

    Now they want to reclaim the flag; it’ll be more persuasive if they first reclaim patriotism.

    A simple clue for our friends on the left: advocating things which weaken the United States and strengthen our enemies in the war against Islamic fascism is not putting your country first, is not patriotism.

    The Dana who just replaced the "o" key on his 'puter (556f76)

  63. “Yeah quite a mix to add ‘anti-war’ to ‘non-violence’”
    imdw

    “You will find people who espouse “non-violent” ideals who also see a need to become involved in wars. It is the reason for the war that is important.”
    John Hitchcock

    It’s sort of like the Dalai Lama fessing up that he loves George Bush yesterday because of Bush’s stance on terrorism. The Dalai Lama recognizes that you can’t reason with terrorists because their minds are closed and therefore must take other paths, but he does disagree with Bush in other areas.

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  64. King seemed to be more about establishing equality so that hard work and commitment could flourish.

    Very well said. Also highlights the importance of character over skin color. Were Obama white, he would not have been endorsed as an experienced or ethical candidate. I don’t believe that MLK would endorse a false prophet such as Barrack Obama. I just don’t. His message was the opposite. Living in a liberal state/city I have not seen the racism in play in an urban setting. But let’s remember too, the urban centers are governed almost exclusively by DEMOCRATIC lawmakers.

    I do empathize with what blacks have endured: police harrassment and the like. Most of this country though, truly bends over backward to accommodate EOE standards. So, much of the whining in this age of Oprah, Magic, Shaq, Jay-Z, Robert Johnson, Cathy Hughes, etc, rings hollow. These billionaires did much to earn their success and didn’t have it handed it to them. But empathetic unity and civil rights combined made this a reality.

    I wouldn’t ‘not’ display the flag but I respect what everyone wrote regarding that. I don’t associate Obama with the flag – or the strength of this country. He’s a media product and a graduate of the Chicago machine. As Dana wrote elsewhere, how far can the Brand take us? How well can we survive under a Secret Service that operates as a branch of the paparazzi.

    Vermont Neighbor (ab0837)

  65. The question is not IF there will be an interdiction of Obama’s Presidency by the Supreme Court, the questions are WHEN and HOW that interdiction will transpire — that is, if the USA is to continue as the Constitutional Republic that now exists.

    Ted (429bc3)

  66. Really, why do most black people in America think that Obama’s presidency is the fulfilment of MLK’s dream? Was he fighting to have a black president or was he fighting for racial equality? I think the work of perfecting our union is an ongoing work. Obama’s presidency is a definite milestone, but that on its own does not solve the entire race problem. MLK’s vision was bigger than having a black president. It was about how we need to treat one another. Tolerance, respect and equality. Whether you are black or white. It was about judging people not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (0c8c2c)

  67. And who uses skin color more today than the liberals? I can’t think of anyone.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  68. MLK would puke if he saw how he’s been used lately.

    Pablo (99243e)

  69. ‘At the time,I thought it was a mistake for him to mix his messages by getting into the anti-war camp’

    Yeah quite a mix to add ‘anti-war’ to ‘non-violence’

    Non-violence wasn’t his message, it was his strategy. His message was equality. I’d have thought you’d be astute enough to grok that, imdw.

    Pablo (99243e)

  70. I understand he was a Republican.

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (1b037c)

  71. Lincoln would be suffering severe stomach upset as well.

    Pablo (99243e)

  72. #66,
    All the politics of Obama aside I think the impression that it is a fulfillment may be a bad interpretation, if in fact that is true. However, the hope and change I would like to see is for the black communities to have more leaders stand up and take charge of the many problems within their communities.
    In other words if it causes the black community to lead internally it is a good byproduct of the election with lasting impact.
    Just so there is no misinterpretation of my point I don’t think that electing Obama for reasons of race alone is very wise. But elected he was and encouraging postive change because black leaders suddenly feel empowered is not a bad thing. As more step up you may find that some have to side with the GOP just to have their ideas heard.
    Only time will tell if his administration is a success or not. The type of changes I mention above are ones that transcend either of those results.

    voiceofreason2 (f237cf)

  73. I agree, VOR2. I didn’t vote for Obama but if his election leads to a cultural change that reinforces personal responsibility — not just in the black community but in everyone — it will be a good thing. But Obama has sent mixed messages on that subject.

    DRJ (345e40)

  74. I think the main thing the black race should take away from all this is that they don’t have any more excuse to give. They should man-up and stop blaming everything on race. Personal responsibilty, hardwork and discipline should be seen more from them. Obama’s victory may have complicated the matter further for some.

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (1b037c)

  75. But Obama has sent mixed messages on that subject.

    Comment by DRJ — 1/19/2009 @ 2:37 pm
    He has? How so?

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (1b037c)

  76. He has? How so?

    By saying that more handouts are the solution.

    Pablo (99243e)

  77. love2008,

    Obama is a good husband and father and that sends a positive message, but his support for abortion and redistribution of income (handouts) doesn’t. Pablo is right. It’s the welfare debate from 15 years ago: Having a short-term support system for needy people is good but a system that makes it possible for people to repeat destructive behaviors sends a bad message. Obviously some people will take individual responsibility while others won’t, but it’s bad policy to make it easy or acceptable for people to avoid responsibility.

    DRJ (345e40)

  78. Anytime you pay a someone to hand out other people’s money, they will do so and in greater amounts so as to keep their job.

    This is the single reason why Gov.t should get out of the racket all together.

    Da'Shiznit (df1dcc)

  79. Comment by DRJ — 1/19/2009 @ 3:06 pm
    I see. I think it’s the black sympathy in him that is still manifesting. He is trying to assure them that he won’t change and forget their plight. But soon they will have to be disappointed in him, because he won’t just go handing out free lunches to them. Obama’s presidency won’t help any black person who refuses to take responsibility and sit up! If that is what the “hope” was all about, they should get ready for a “hope crash”.

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (0c8c2c)

  80. Obama’s presidency won’t help any black person who refuses to take responsibility

    In all fairness to the GOP, this is a central theme to all who wish to prosper: the benefits of hard work, responsibility… wealth and capitalism.

    OTH, free handouts create a large and loyal voting bloc for the DNC, what with the cradle to grave strategy.

    Vermont Neighbor (ab0837)

  81. I noted this previously when the Berkeley hard left thought it was ok to be patriotic again. The double standard is staggering, as it was apparently fine and dandy to look down on the flag-waving after 9/11, but the election of one’s favorite politician is enough to restore the utmost love for our republic. Let’s not become hateful and bitter like them over the next four years.

    Wellsy (f1957b)

  82. love2008,

    I understand and expect Obama to communicate to black Americans that he understands their concerns. But Obama is unique because he is one of the few American politicians who can persuasively argue we should be Americans first and [fill in the blank] second. I hope he makes an effort to do that, but I’m doubtful because that was not the message at Jeremiah Wright’s church.

    DRJ (345e40)

  83. I hope he makes an effort to do that, but I’m doubtful because that was not the message at Jeremiah Wright’s church.

    Comment by DRJ — 1/19/2009 @ 4:05 pm

    You have a legitimate reason to be concerned there. Rev Wright just doesn’t help.

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (1b037c)

  84. Okay, American Flag with pic of Obama, name of Obama placed on it by the printer/factory that created it.

    Anyone here going to comment on that flag that #6 linked and I referred to? That flag desecration at the most extreme level?

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  85. Okay, I watched about 8 hours of TV coverage on the anointing of Teh One this weekend, and cannot believe that the media is not staggeringly embarassed at the public fellation they are giving this dirty little socialist.

    JD (403bd4)

  86. Comment by JD — 1/19/2009 @ 7:35 pm

    Though we appreciate your extreme sacrifice in the name of polity, we must urge you to check into the nearest long-term care facility for de-tox.

    AD (c9522d)

  87. If I hear one more asshat talk about how Baracky unites people by reaching across the aisle, I will vomit on them.

    JD (403bd4)

  88. I celebrate the fact that we have an orderly transfer of power even though the guy replacing Bush isn’t someone I voted for & isn’t someone I will ever support.

    I am sorry that he won – but he did win. I wish him well as a person, but I hope he has a Damascus experience & out-Rushes Rush.

    Patriotism is love of country, not merely love of party. We live in a tremendous land of opportunity. Let’s hope the people of America discover a love of liberty & a desire to see it spread, and not just a galloping camel of socialism and expanding control by the federales.

    steve miller (3381bc)

  89. “Okay, I watched about 8 hours of TV coverage on the anointing of Teh One this weekend”

    JD – That right there’s got me worried. How’s your program?

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  90. ” You have a legitimate reason to be concerned there. Rev Wright just doesn’t help.”

    Y’think ? Fifty-some million realized that on the way to the voting booth, along with about 99 other ethical reasons not to vote for the socialist.

    Lack of experience is almost a non-issue … excluding the fact that Chicago’s schools did not benefit from a massive-cost project headed by Obama.

    Vermont Neighbor (ab0837)

  91. daleyrocks – I am all square, thanks. You ?

    JD (8ed545)


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