Tuesday, March 13, 2012

One Nation Under - - - ??

I am not making this up.

(from Orlando Sentinel, used w/o permission)
"Flag depicting President Barack Obama above Lake County Democratic Party headquarters in Tavares. (Courtesy of Donald L. Van Beck / March 13, 2012)"
"Lake Democratic Party head removes Obama flag veterans termed 'desecration' "
Ludmilla Lelis, Orlando Sentinel (March 13, 2012)

"A group of veterans descended on Lake County Democratic Party headquarters this afternoon with the intention of removing a flag depicting an image of President Barack Obama where the stars would be located....

"...But a confrontation was averted when Lake Democratic chairwoman Nancy Hurlbert agreed to voluntarily remove the flag...."

What Were They Thinking?

I'm not sure what to make of that flag. I do think it's noteworthy that the United States of Obama flag was placed under the more conventional American flag. Maybe placing the President's visage on the flag is a sort of hyperactive self-esteem. Or something.

Whatever the Lake County Democratic Party headquarters in Tavares folks had in mind: they got quite a bit of free publicity for their candidate. Whether, in the long run, it was prudent to make their devotion to America's leader quite so obvious? That's a good question. We'll have part of the answer after the November election.

Then there was what Evan Thomas said about the President: and I hope that's another topic.

A tip of the hat to Thomas Pringle, on Twitter, for the heads-up on the Orlando Sentinel article and photo.

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