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Barack Hussein Obama - First Ever!

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posted on May, 28 2010 @ 04:23 PM
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Originally posted by ProUSA
reply to post by suicydking
 


I agree, this thread should be closed. It's not worth talking about.

You have two sides. The first side being the people that don't see this as an issue. They believe that yes, the flag is an important symbol to the United States, but not so important that if it's not visible in a measly press conference that the New World Order is imminent and President Obama is a socialist un-in-de-whatever-patriotic jerkwad. The second side is just the opposite of that. Since the flag wasn't in the background it means that President Obama is intentionally or unintentionally insulting the American people and that he is a socialist and is trying to denationalize the United States, argh blah blah blah!

In other words, some people are just a wee bit too sensitive, and need to find other things to bitch and moan about


Even better - I see a symbol of the United States in that picture. You know - THE PRESIDENT.

Head of state is the generic term for the individual or collective office that serves as the chief public representative of a monarchy, republic, federation, commonwealth or other kind of state. His or her role generally includes personifying the continuity and legitimacy of the state and exercising the political powers, functions and duties granted to the head of state in the country's constitution and laws. In nation states the head of state is often thought of as the official "leader" of the nation.




posted on May, 28 2010 @ 04:26 PM
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That's where people come in. I am certainly not saying that every American must fly a flag, or frankly that every American should think it is important.

Feeling that way would be contrary to what the flag represents.

However, when it comes to the President, a person that chose to campaign and chooses to represent us to the rest of the world, it should not be "optional" in my opinion. He chose to run for office -- we, the People, chose to allow him to.

Being President of a country is choice and if elected, a privilege. I believe the President of every country, including ours, should always stand by the very symbol of the country that he/she represents and with it, carries the blood of those that have died in order for him to be able to even call himself President of this, or any, great country.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 04:29 PM
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As a Veteran and a member of the American Legion, respect needs to be given to the symbol of our country, the American Flag. If you do not agree then leave.

It is everyone's personal freedom to agree or disagree whether the Flag should have behind our President. My personal opinion? I am appalled the American Flag was not present.

I will be the 1st to admit, I do not agree with most of his policies and the direction our country is going, BUT, the office of the President does need to at least have the respect of the people. It is us, the people of this country, that need to voice our opinions, not just by writing on this website or posting a blog, but by writing our leaders to express our displeasure.

Change can happen.

I hope that our President catches wind of this mistake and tells the American people it will not happen again.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 04:30 PM
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Originally posted by SWCCFAN
reply to post by AshleyD
 


No flag at the Grand Isle event today either.

video.foxnews.com...#/v/4218233/obama-this-is-our-highest-priority/?play list_id=86858


Maybe we should just appoint a Presidential flag bearer that follows Obama around everywhere so everyone can calm down.

But then you guys would complain that Obama is using OUR taxpayers money to create another government job that is just being used to make him look important....right?



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 04:32 PM
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Originally posted by WWJFKD
Barack Hussein Obama will be known as the first ever American President in the history of the modern marvel - the television - to give a press conference without the presence of the American flag.







Don't even try saying "B-B-BUT THOSE ONLY SHOW ONE SIDE!" Uh, there are always 2 flags on display, for the sake of balance. A US flag and the Presidential flag, usually.

Anything else you want to be outraged about?



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 04:32 PM
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Originally posted by diepart
As a Veteran and a member of the American Legion, respect needs to be given to the symbol of our country, the American Flag. If you do not agree then leave.


OK...


It is everyone's personal freedom to agree or disagree whether the Flag should have behind our President.


Wait, what?



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 04:37 PM
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Originally posted by diepart
As a Veteran and a member of the American Legion, respect needs to be given to the symbol of our country, the American Flag. If you do not agree then leave.


And by saying that you're essentially stomping the flag into the dirt. If you don't endorse the freedoms that the flag represents, then the flag is interchangeable with any dictator's flag.

Why are so many people so protective of the flag, but are a bit less supportive of that idea of "liberty" and "freedom" when it comes to the symbol of that liberty?


It is everyone's personal freedom to agree or disagree whether the Flag should have behind our President. My personal opinion? I am appalled the American Flag was not present.


Note my previous post.

Do you have any strong words against President Reagan?

I mean, not only did he miss laying a wreath at Arlington more than once, he put a wreath on the SS memorial at Bitburg.

Oh, wait...that would be consistent. Can't have that.

Whether you like it or not, you defended my right to disagree with you and stay right here in this country that I love. Though we disagree, thank you for your service.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 04:38 PM
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As a Veteran and a member of the American Legion, respect needs to be given to the symbol of our country, the American Flag. If you do not agree then leave.


Well you know what...men fought for my right to be FREE...that includes being free to...well...not respect whatever I please.

I do respect the flag...I would never personally dis-respect it. But I don't get all bent out of shape because it wasn't on a stage at a press conference.

Symbols are just that...a SYMBOL of an idea. The IDEA is important...not the SYMBOL.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 04:39 PM
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WWJFKD - I can only reply to you - for some reason my browser (firefox) is not showing the post reply buttons to the thread only. My posts are just to the thread.

Anyway -

I don't mind other nations railing on America... as long as you realize that only 51% of us are evil.


/s

Peace



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 04:42 PM
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It may surprise a lot of you, but presidents don't PERSONALLY oversee every aspect of every event in which they appear.

They have staffs that are given responsibility for details, such as the presence and position of the American flag.

It is very possible that the omission was due to some rather low-level staffer who didn't successfully deliver the flag on time.

Should the president say "Oh noes! I refuse to speak if there is no flag displayed where it can appear prominently in every photo op." ????



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 04:43 PM
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I'm pretty Obama didn't do the interior decorating of the room prior to his entrance. Seriously folks, let's discuss his actual actions on important subjects. What is this?



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 04:46 PM
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Deleted by Me.

[edit on 5/28/2010 by mikelee]



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 04:48 PM
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You are a disgusting disinfo agent....you have cropped the photo as anyone can see.
On top of that you seem to think that the rest of us are stupid.If President Obama was all of the evil things weak minded pundits have suggested...He would come across as Ultra American...to lull the bigots...um I mean Baggers into a false sense of security...Epic Fail.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 04:48 PM
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I didn't read this whole thread.. don't have time.. just wanted to say that I believe the press conference was about the Gulf Crisis.. not something the US should be proud of.. and so subliminally tying the crisis to the US flag is what they were trying to avoid and is most likely the reason it was removed. It has nothing to do with the president's patriotism. Notice he is wearing the flag pin. I'm not a fan of Obama, but I can't stand it when people read false meaning into something.


[edit on 5/28/2010 by Morpheas]



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 04:53 PM
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Hmm, more confirmation...


The nations will no longer know their meaning. Armies are fighting against their commanders. The kings fall, and the temples crumble to dust. Filth will rise, filth will rule. All power will be in the clutches of the unworthy. This will reverse the world.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 04:55 PM
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No...in fact ,the the citizen soldiers of the soi disant Confederate States of America ceceded from the United States of America...so ,in fact they were not US citizens,or Americans...After they were Defeated...they were allowed to rejoin the US...But to honor them for treason,sedition and fratricide...no that is not appropriate.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 04:56 PM
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I have a thought...

Since Obama was caught reading The Post-American World, ( www.abovetopsecret.com... ) Maybe this is the next step. After all he did say we are a We are not a nation defined by our borders. ( www.abovetopsecret.com... )

Obama wants a new International Order. ( www.abovetopsecret.com... )

So really it should be the UN flag right?



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 05:00 PM
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I'm starting to believe we should publicly call for Obama's resignation. He's turning out to be one of the worst president's in our history and in my opinion, one of the most un-American president's to date.

Holding any time of press conference without the American flag in the background is an insult to the American people. And this is only one of the horrible actions by this president.

Apparently he's also helping negotiate a UN Small Arms Treaty which is due in 2012 that would effectively limit our 2nd Amendment by an INTERNATIONAL treaty.

I dare say I'm starting to think the Bible is actually correct, that Obama is a false prophet, and that he is also the anti-christ. Can't prove this yet, though.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 05:01 PM
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Originally posted by VitriolAndAngst
He was SUPPOSED to be the first "American PResident" not to do a photo op on Memorial Day at Arlington cemetery.

Turns out, Bush sent Paul Wolfowitz in his place and where was the outrage about Bush NEVER attending the funeral of a solider?

Now "omygosh" Obama doesn't put a flag in the background at some Hotel. Sheesh! I'm happy -- I've had enough of this pseudo patriotism. I'm a citizen of the world, I care about people, and it doesn't matter what background or country you come from to me -- it's about your character.

When are we going to get over TEAM FOOTBALL? You might root for a team playing from another state in sports and chances are high, that most of them didn't go to college in that state -- what really are you rooting for -- you have nothing in common?

Obama needs to kick BP out of the gulf and shut down their operations until they come up with a solution (which might take 9 months). But no -- people are upset that he doesn't have a flag behind him.

We've got people on Fox News, lying their butts off, and betraying the trust of the American people -- you can't walk without tripping over some patriotic bauble or bumper sticker. The most religions, the most patriotic, the MOST on display are usually selling you something and betraying you.

I say; Walk softly and carry a big stick, or just carry a big stick.




I would like to shake your hand. Thank you. Really.

I'm sick of all the b.s. too. You could show these people 400 pictures of other presidents in press conferences without flags and they'd make excuses for them and still insist Obama's insulting the nation. It really is just depressing.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 05:05 PM
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Ahhhh once again Im going to use my good ol friend George Carlin to explain why "national pride" and "ethnic pride" are not real.

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