Friday, May 02, 2008

Another Obama-nation

Great E-mail...... This guy KILLS me!

Hot on the heels of his explanation for why he no longer wears a flag pin, presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama was forced to explain why he doesn't follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.

According to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171, During rendition of the national anthem when the
flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart.

"As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking sides," Obama said. "There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all. It should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song 'I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing.' If that were our anthem, then I might salute it."

WHAAAAAAAT!!!!!!!!!! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this could possibly be our next president. I, for once, am speechless . .


Michelle said...

WOW. That is deeply, deeply disturbing.

Being Me said...

Thank you Jesus.

Gregg said...

Amazing, if true. The quote that still gets me is his wife's quote about finally, for the first time, being proud of her country.

These people should get out and see some OTHER countries before making these remarks!

petunia said...

Exactly Gregg,
This guy won't put his hand over his heart and say the pledge of allegiance? Who does he think he is? He says he's proud to be an American - poppycock....he's not proud - even his wife said she's "finally" proud?
I think I'll write something about that.....

RickyRicky said...

Check your sources please.