Jim Hoft nails why the Obama flag product is repulsive

A lot of people have been irritated by the fact that Obama’s campaign created a rejiggered American flag with Obama’s logo replacing the stars:

Will I shock you if I say that this redesigned flag doesn’t really bother me? After all, people have been bending and shaping images of the flag forever. Bits and pieces of the flag make up hats, bikini bottoms, t-shirts, blankets, etc. It would be one thing if Obama’s took an actual flag and cut it up, which would be desecration. What Obama’s people did is just artistic license.  It’s creepy, cult-like artistic license, but that’s pretty much par for the course in the Obama camp.

Jim Hoft, however, after expressing outrage over the Obama campaign’s tackiness, manages to nail what is genuinely, horribly, repulsively wrong about that image, proving once again that timing is everything:

If the image looks familiar it could be because the red stripes resemble the bloody Benghazi hand prints.  The bloodstained walls at the US consulate revealed that the US  officials were dragged to their death by peaceful protesters  terrorists.

 

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  • http://poliwogspoliblog@blogspot.com poliwog

    The thing is, he didn’t take the flag and put it on stuff. Instead he made the flag about *him*, as he does with nearly everything he comes in contact with.  Added to his asking to be part of our weddings, our meals, our leisure time, and our deaths, It’s hardly surprising that people have reached a “My G-d, is *nothing* sacred” point.

  • http://furtheradventuresofindigored.blogspot.com/ Indigo Red

    The most disturbing thing about this Obama flag symbol is that no other president of this country has ever created so blatant a personal symbol. We look at this design and see “Obama” not always as a person, but always as a brand. We don’t see Democrats as we do with the donkey or Republicans with the elephant. We don’t even see America as it is simply not a symbol for America and everyone but diehard Obama supporters understand that. It’s quite telling when independently people are saying this would make a good armband. The last time we saw a personal symbol on an armband was WWII Germany and that didn’t work out well. There is just something about Obama himself that is unsettling and perverse and it shows in his symbolism.