06 September 2008

It's A Grand Old Flag!

Ouch!
Are these people REALLY that stupid?
(I'm frightened of the answer to that question.)

10 comments:

Rodolfo said...

Here we go again. Questioning the patriotism of 80,000 red-blooded Americans.

UPDATE II: Another statement from the Democratic National Convention Committee: "Stories circulating about flags at the Democratic National Convention are false. We distributed more than 125,000 American made flags at the Convention - the flags removed from Invesco field were intended for other events and taken without permission. It's disappointing that someone would take American flags without authorization and then falsely describe how they were being used. We have the utmost respect for the American flag, and it's sad to see them being used for a cheap political stunt."

Greybeard said...

That's a nice explanation, Rodolfo.
Except that it's a lie.
Damon Jones, an Obama campaign spokesman, is now saying Republicans "stole" those flags.
They were "being stored!" next to the dumpster in Denver!

You are SO quick to defend something you know little about, and that concerns me. Try to remember what credibility is, man.

And 80,000?
That's not true either.
It might be ONE person that made this decision... but that would be someone within the campaign leadership. Is this an indication of the campaign leadership's understanding of voters? Surely you'd agree that this is a terrible mistake, wouldn't you?

How do you bring voters to your way of thinking by insulting them?

Rodolfo said...

I question the source ultimately. You get your source from your respective camp and to the same extent I do to. This isn't about leadership but more trying to tie the Democrats and others that they're not patriotic. Maybe not you personally but we've seen this game before.

So if someone in the McCain camp used a picture of Walter Reed middle school as a backdrop for the speech on Thursday without asking that school for permission should that reflect on McCain's leadership and judgment as well?

No. These stories are idiotic. These are stupid distractions to turn the public's focus away from the real issues.

Saying this is a leadership issue is insulting.

Greybeard said...

Fair warning...
You and your ilk are on VERY thin ice here.
"Saying this is a leadership issue is insulting."

I'll allow you to get away with that this once.
Remember where I'm coming from, my friend.

I'm still incredulous-
How is this kind of thinking and behavior supposed to "bring us all together"?

Greybeard said...

More here.

Autorotate said...

Really? Explain how the hell they ended up in trash bags?

If they were treated with half the respect they should have been, they wouldn't have ended up there would they?

Typical. Deny Deny Deny, Counter-Accuse and say the Republicans stole them.

I'm sure if the Republicans would have put them out from being on fire the Demokratic party would have accused them of polluting the environment with halon discharges.

Rodolfo said...

Whatever dude. Can we talk about the economy now?

Greybeard said...

Sure, I'd like that, R.
Please tell me-
How does increasing taxes on "the rich", which they pass on to all the rest of us in the form of higher prices on everything, help the economy?

And mark my words... Obama is looking for a HUGE tax increase!

cj said...

Aw, c'mon, Greybeard.

Don't cha know that Obama has figured out a way to give tax cuts to 95% of the population while increasing spending?

Seems like his pantheon backdrop in Seattle fits with his delusions of grandeur, doesn't it?

cjh

Di said...

Stupid? Yes, these are the same folks who want us to believe they are concerned about the 'economy'. They want us to believe that they, themselves, are not rich and wasteful. They are the ones who slam their opponents for waving the 'patriotic' flag. Go figure!!