Sunday, August 24, 2008

Democrat are Patriotic Only When It’s Politically Expedient

Democrat are Patriotic Only When It’s Politically Expedient
Current mood: irate
Category: News and Politics

Tomorrow is the Democratic National Convention and it appears that a controversy from the Obama campaign struck again. In life, we were taught how to respect someone or something. Whether you respect the property of someone else or something not immediately within our grasp, like GOD, each point holds equal weight. In regards to our flag, I was taught at a very early age to respect the flag for what it represents. It is called Patriotism that identifies our cause and struggles which symbolically are represented in the American flag.

I cannot understand why people insist to have the flag desegrated and show utter disrespect. If it is to prove a point, then these individuals are ignorant. To dishonor the flag is like as spitting at someone or taking someone for granted. I guess their lack of understanding is probably their way to show contempt and rebellion to society.

Sorry to digress, but it is important to understand that to respect a thing is the same as respecting a person. It is our moral right to object those who show improper stupidity in the name of proving an immature point.

In the DNC Convention, credential passes were submitted out with what appears to feature a Barack Obamas images superimposed over an upside-down American Flag. It shows the star of the American flag in the lower right-hand corner of the pass as if it were upside down. This represents an official sign of distress or a form of protest.

A spokesman from the DNC said it's a rendition of the American flag, and not the actual American flag. I say, "WTF!" The American flag is the American flag. One cannot sugarcoat its association. Do they think we are stupid? In this politically correct society, the adage goes, "if it walks like a duck, and quack like a duck, it's a f**king duck!"

People may say that I may be a little sensitive to this, but I am so irrate that Patriotism is dead in America. It only comes by expediency when Patriotism resurfaces like 9/11 and Katrina. Where is the pride? Obama should take the example of Kobe Bryant, NBA professional star basketball player. Kobe said that he was lost for words and was deeply proud of the USA when he received his jersey as he represented the USA in the Olympic men's basketball. He said that its cool to be proud of being an American and not afraid to show it. Well, if it is good for Kobe Bryant, then it is good for every American living in this country, including Barack Obama.

I say this because I question Obamas Patriotism. He is running for the highest important job in this land and I am afraid that his lack of Patriotism and respect will lead us into a wrong direction unheard of by our founding fathers. A good example is his stint of not wearing his American flag pin last year. Obama said, "You know, the truth is that right after 9/11, I had a pin. Shortly after 9/11, particularly because as we're talking about the Iraq War, that became a substitute for I think true patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security. I decided I won't wear that pin on my chest." This not the first incident that he showed being unpatriotic, but this incidence is of some importance. As he shows to be the leading Democrat Presidential candidate, he quietly began wearing the American flag pin again. I think it started this past spring after being attacked by opponents from both side of the party line for his lack of being patriotic.

I don't blame Obama. I blame the whole Democratic Party for being disrespectful to the American people. From the unpatriotic credential pass to not fixing the problem of the high gas prices in America, it shows that the Democrat party, who since 2006 became the Majority of both chambers of Congress, has thrown us under the bus. I will not tolerate their peace offering when they try to do something positive right before the elections for political expediency. That is what I call "BULLSHIT!"