Only a Democrat Presidential candidate could get away with dismissing attacks on his patriotism (or lack thereof) by calling the allegations “nonsense.” And the usual piece de resistance is attacking President Bush.
The reporter cited the fact that Obama once failed to put his hand over his heart while singing the national anthem.
Obama replied that his choice not to put his hand on his heart is a behavior that “would disqualify about three-quarters of the people who have ever gone to a football game or baseball game.”
This moosie Manchurian candidate is not campaigning to be one three-quarters of the people going to football games. He is seeking to be President of the United States, and Commander in Chief of our military. So I would have to say, he’d damn well better know the etiquette for the singing of the national anthem.
The reporter also noted that the Illinois senator does not wear an American flag lapel pin, has met with former members of the radical anti-Vietnam War group, Weather Underground, and his wife was quoted recently as saying she never felt really proud of the United States until recently.
Asked how he would fight the image of being unpatriotic, Obama said, “There’s always some nonsense going on in general elections. Right? If it wasn’t this, it would be something else. If you recall, first it was my name. Right? That was a problem. And then there was the Muslim e-mail thing and that hasn’t worked out so well, and now it’s the patriotism thing.
This is how liberals work. When they blatantly show their contempt of America, they ask (gullible) people to ignore it, and to focus on the issues at hand, which for them is always re-distributing wealth.
About not wearing an American flag lapel pin, Obama said Republicans have no lock on patriotism.
“A party that presided over a war in which our troops did not get the body armor they needed, or were sending troops over who were untrained because of poor planning, or are not fulfilling the veterans’ benefits that these troops need when they come home, or are undermining our Constitution with warrantless wiretaps that are unnecessary?
“That is a debate I am very happy to have. We’ll see what the American people think is the true definition of patriotism.”
Notice how he did not answer the question, but instead copied Hillary Clinton by attacking the Bush Administration. How can people be so gullibe as to fall for this stuff?