Patriotic Barackrobatics du Jour

  • On Monday, Senator Obama gave a "patriotism speech". Klaus Marre in The Hill brings us the good news:

    Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Monday, in a major speech on patriotism, criticized for referring to Gen. David Petraeus as General Betray Us last year.

    And (phony-wise) the even better news:

    Obama did not vote last year when the Senate approved a measure condemning the controversial Petraeus ad.

    Via Viking Pundit.

  • Also from the speech:

    I remember, when living for four years in Indonesia as a child, listening to my mother reading me the first lines of the Declaration of Independence - "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.…"

    "When in the Course of human events"—thrown under the bus! Seriously, it's a pretty good speech; but I agree with Mr. Hoy: if any Republican had made that goof, it would have been Daily Show fodder for weeks.

  • For the speech, Obama's flag lapel pin was:


    At the Corner, Byron York summarizes the flag-pin issue, which appears and disappears according to its political usefulness. From last October:

    "You know, the truth is that right after 9/11, I had a pin," Obama said. "Shortly after 9/11, particularly because as we're talking about the Iraq War, that became a substitute for I think true patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security, I decided I won't wear that pin on my chest."

    Apparently, Obama is now fine with substitutes for true patriotism.

    York also notes a Washington Post story that classifies as a "false rumor" the entirely accurate claim that Obama (previously) disdained wearing a pin. Because, you see, Obama has always worn the pin, and we've always been at war with Eastasia.

  • Obama's speech was given in Independence, Missouri; it followed last week's stunt appearance with Hillary Clinton in tiny Unity, New Hampshire. Hm… Oh, I get it! So:

    But most important: Will Obama have the moxie to schedule a campaign stop in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico?

Last Modified 2014-12-01 1:25 PM EDT