Sunday, October 21, 2007

Obama: No Hand On Heart For National Anthem

Obama: No Hand on Heart for National Anthem
By Mark Finkelstein

During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform should stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Men not in uniform should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. -- United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171

Turns out that not wearing a flag lapel pin isn't the only way Barack Obama chooses to show he's a different kind of Democrat.

Have a look at the photo from the October 1, 2007 edition of "Time." It shows Obama, Hillary and Bill Richardson at the Steak Fry of Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) on September 17 in Indianola, IA during the National Anthem. Richardson and Clinton have their hands on their heart. But not Obama. Does he perhaps believe that, like wearing the flag pin, the hand on the heart isn't "true patriotism"?

"Time" ran the photo without comment. I haven't seen coverage of this anywhere else in the MSM. Perhaps some enterprising reporter can ask the Illinois senator about his decision to spurn this American tradition.

Meanwhile, does Obama have some third act or omission planned to demonstrate that he's not falling for those corny, old-fashioned displays of patriotism?
H/t reader J.S.

NOTE: The original version of this item, based on a reader submission, stated that the photo was apparently taken during the Pledge of Allegiance. I've now located the original "Time" image, whose caption states that it was taken during the National Anthem.


Anonymous catsala said...

"Barack Obama chooses to show he's a different kind of Democrat."

Yes, he's different all right. Mr. I-Hate-America may be a Democrat, but he is not any kind of an American that I would support...NEVER! He shows over and over what he thinks of this country.

Do we really want this man to be our president?

7:35 PM  
Blogger Revbeaux said...

wow...why is this not making news? Perhaps it is his Muslim upbringing that won't allow him to salute America. Or perhaps that racist church he is a member of in Chicago doesn't allow it either. This picture REALLY needs to get around more.

8:01 PM  
Blogger The Word-Drum said...

Barack Hussain knows what he's doing. He wants to appeal to Liberals. Though revbeaux has a point. He might also be giving a signal to America's enemies who are not Liberal's enemies (they think). To think that this man, or that woman, could be president is frightening for sure. Time to pick a candidate and defeat Demorats. I like Mitt and blog for him at The Word-Drum.
Don't sit there and let it happen.

10:58 PM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

And if obama hussein is REALLY a Christian, why aren't there fatwahs out for his head? After all his father and his father's father are mohammadins, so he IS a mohammadin...if he converted he is supposed to be killed...after all, the koran says so!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!


3:18 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Good Morning! Gentlemen, revbeaux and word-drum, welcome to my site! Nice to see new people!

I agree, I wonder too about the extent that this man is muslim. This entire thing offends the heck out of me!

7:08 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Word-Drum, I'd be happy to go to your blog and comment--I tried--but I do not wish to have to open a MSN account. Any way around that?

I have had a good look at Mitt and am still making up my mind...

7:22 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

RevB--Gave ya a hey-y'all!

7:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Jimmy Carter you should be smarter
let a killer think he's a martyr"

Nice sentiment Word Drum. DHS will be calling you soon....

10:13 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

ANON. Don't quite know what you're referring to--WD didn't mention Carter...

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quite a guy that Barack Hussein Obama! WOW what a great American. Whatever you do, DON'T call the putz UNPATRIOTIC! Hey if you lefties out there ever wonder why we call you unpatriotic, let me list a few of the reasons:

1. One of your highest profile leaders (Barack) refuse to pay the respect during the Pledge of Allegiance.

2. Your pathetic Congressional leadership is working OVERTIME in an attempt to lose the war in Iraq.

3. There are literally DOZENS of examples of the above behavior.

4. Patriotism means supporting the Bill of Rights. Dirty Harry Reid recently tried to silence the free speech rights of Rush Limbaugh in a very Stalinist fashion. The "fairness doctrine" is modern day Stalinism and it BELONGS to you Democrats.


11:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if he get's into office...he'll have all the bruthas raising that black power salute...I'll bet.

Just another Jena eggplant in our faces...Oh...I fergot...he's an "articulate' eggplant.

10:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How would you spell "moolyan" in English?


2:19 PM  
Blogger The Word-Drum said...

Dear Verityink,
I hope you see this. I forgot about commenting on your blog and only now saw it in a search. Thanks for responding. I have linked to you (my Army Of Women) and I'm sorry about trouble with posting comments at The Word-Drum. Try again or just sign-up...One day I'll have a real website.
Still don't trust Barack Hussain, even though he seems like an OK guy. I'll be reading you.

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