By Wyatt Earp | October 30, 2007
Take a look at this photo. It was taken in September with some of the Democrat Presidential candidates during the singing of the National Anthem.
“Senator Barack Obama, Governor Bill Richardson, Senator Hillary Clinton and Ruth Harkin stand during the national anthem.” – TIME Magazine
Do you see anything wrong here? If you answered, “Obama refused to place his hand over his heart during the National Anthem,” then go to the head of the class. Apparently, Barack Obama not only refuses to wear an American flag lapel pin, but he also refuses to recognize the Anthem.
Look, the lapel pin matter is a non-issue in my opinion, but the national Anthem is a different story. I don’t care how Barack Obama feels about the Anthem, but the man is running for President of the United States. Suck it up, place your hand on your heart, and show some respect.
This is one of the few times where I’ll ignore a politician’s hypocrisy. Why? Because this photo sends a terrible message to the rest of the world. You’re a United States Senator, Mr. Obama, please start acting like it.
Topics: Politics | Comments Off