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Obama Flag Decried As Narcissistic, Disrespectful: Did The President Desecrate Old Glory?

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The so-called Obama Flag, as we reported yesterday, has sparked a tremendous amount of uproar aimed at the President, after his campaign released an image that many feel is disrespectful to the flag and all it stands for — symbolic, they say, of a desire to “fundamentally change” the US.

The Obama flag is actually a campaign design, overlaying stripes where the 50 states are, and up in the corner by Washington and Oregon, the stars portion is replaced with an Obama campaign symbol. The Obama flag is stylized and retro, a kind of watercolor wash design selling as a print for $35 to raise funds for President Obama’s re-election.

But who would do such an arrogant thing to the flag? Does King Obama think he is someone special, that he can just come along and make his own Obama flag to support his Kenyan Muslim Hawaiian re-election campaign? I mean seriously! What is wrong with this guy? What. A. Snob.

We’ve heard comments that it’s insulting to soldiers, who went off and fought for the flag. We have heard that it’s typical of O’Bummer to think he is some sort of special snowflake, warranting an Obama flag all his own to commemorate his historic presidency.

But, as with many Obama controversies, it seems our friends over at Fox News are only reporting the incendiary half of the store. Oh, you sneaky Petes! It turns out, altering or riffing on the flag is an election tradition as old as Abraham Lincoln himself, and wait for it.

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Ronald Reagan, yes, the Patron Saint of Fox News, himself actually altered the flag for his campaign years back. And if you think Obama’s flag is narcissistic, check out this version:

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So, the Obama flag controversy seems to be much ado about nothing. Were you enraged when you saw the Obama flag at first?

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75 Responses to “Obama Flag Decried As Narcissistic, Disrespectful: Did The President Desecrate Old Glory?”

  1. Geneva Phoenix

    And I believe Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. And Bush used the colors. He did not redesign the flag!

  2. David Young

    Oh yes he did Ronald regan and abraham lincoln were Americans oBAMA IS NOT he said it himself when he was running for the seniate.And he is a self proclaimed marzcist sure he wont say it now but just look at his background read his book its his book you ought to love it. " Dreams of my father".

  3. James Stone

    I think the more the American people engage in discussion of our President, the more their hidden RACISM comes out. It is very hard for people that came to this country from European decent admit that they want to continue to use real Native Americans and people osf African decent that strong values and work has build this country into what it is today are equal human beings and desearve the same opportunity. This flag controversity is another example of how they really fear an intelligent African-American male with enough power to brinng about real change to their slavery mentality to keep people of color in a place of inferiority below them. This is more reason for us to support President Obama and any other people of color that is willing to work hard and get the education needed to make change for the better. I'm with you Mr. President, if it was good enough for Abramham Lincoln, the republican party and a drunk named Bush, why not you?

  4. Cherie Barthel

    James, I am so sick and tired of people like you that are always crying RACISM if someone doesn't agree with something that the president is doing. It is about him changine the flag…PERIOD. Oh, and by the way, my husband and I voted for him in 2008 and will again in 2012. So quit yur bithing!

  5. Paul St Louis

    It is racism, look at all the black people voting for him hmmmmm…..can't vote for the white guy even if he is a real American and a person who will get us back on track. It's all about the race and black people still have a chip on their shoulders and continue to keep it alive. Civil rights is a joke just like Jessy Jackson and all of them racist. GO TO HELL OBAMA!!

  6. Andrew Brian Cole

    here's the thing, i don't care who he is or where he came from, what color skin he has or what he believes, only that this is a man who stated if he could not fix the economy in 4 years then "this would be a one term proposition" well i am sorry he didn't fix the economy and yet he is running again. as for the flag the previous changes were advertisements, and logo's they were not being sold to raise money for their campaigns.

    i am not a racist man, what i am is a realist man, give a man a chance, if he screws up that chance why should i give him another? so far that questions has not been adequately answered!

  7. Mark Joos

    The stylizing of our flag by whoever does not offend me, it is a freedom of speech thing. Obama’s version, however, takes on the look of bloody fingers being dragged across a floor, a consulate floor perhaps!

  8. Meghan Heasley

    You comment on his background. Kenyan, Muslim, Hawaiian. Last time I checked, Hawaii was a STATE

  9. Gabor Hun Szakacsi

    nobody talked about race my friend. I came here from Europe and have no mentality like that you freak.You are the one who brought up this bullshit race issue. What a joke you are. Read the freaking facts and research what's up.

  10. Meghan Heasley

    Still not an Obama fan but don't like people who can't get their facts straight.

  11. Katie Reeves

    What a STUPID thing to get worked up over. Its a picture. Its American images. Keep grasping at straws people…that"ll help the facts.

  12. Patrick McCoy

    Racism? So if I disagree with his foreign policy, that can only amount to racism to you? Let me remind you that 95% of blacks voted for a black man as president. 95%. Not hearing or caring about a thing that was coming out of his mouth, you voted for him because he was black. Prove to me otherwise. When has 95% of the black population voted for any other candidate?

    You want to talk about racism? YOU are the source of racism. YOU and those idiots that run around town with their pants around their ankles, hollering and yelling at everything they see in a form of English I have yet to understand.

    Go pound dirt you mindless idiot.

  13. Greg Allen

    You can't make lazy people work to support themselves and taking from others to give to the lazy won't work either. No matter who is president!

  14. Gibson Joe

    wow.. so if we dont vote for the back guy we are a racist… first of all dude i have more BLACK in my left pinky then this guy OBUMMER… secondly maybe your family who is dependant on welfare agree with what he is doing but NOT THE REST OF US.. it isnt about race fuck race and fuck you old timer.. its people like you WHO ARE THE OLD ASS OUTDATED RACIST still got a hard on for whitey because you were mistreated 60 years ago GTF over it man .. i know JUST AS MANY black people who cant stand white people as any other race.. EVERYONE has there racist it does not define ANY WHOLE GROUP.. you are an imbecile for even making that comment.. when obama was campaigning in 08 i heard with my own ears peopel saying they were only voting for him because he was black WTF gives is that not in itself racist FUCK YOU ALL who call others racist for disliking someone just remember YOU made it about race NOONE ELSE so there for YOU are the racist.. with you ancient values and beliefs WHITEY DONT OWE YOU OR ME SHIT get over it.

  15. Gibson Joe

    so all the people who said IM ONJLY VOTING FOR HIM CAUSE HE IS BLACK.. that isnt racism sure its favortism in the form of racism BUt still RACISM.. so get over the bullshit. stop being blinded by the ignorance.. and UNDERSTAND THAT WE WILL HAVE TO FIGHT FOR AMERICA BACK IF THIS MAN ISNT REMOVED by the end of his next term he will have written into the law books that there is no more term limits. so he can stay in power it will no longer be our president he will be our RULER>> our ISLAMIC RULER what do you think that means.. CHRISTIANS EVERYWHERE will be hunted and murdered for not praising allah.. im sure all the BLACK community will convert to there lord and masters religion but the rest of us WILL DIE!! wake up AMERICA before it is TOO LATE

  16. Gabor Hun Szakacsi

    Ok. This is what I am saying. I just don't agree with the dude up there calling me and my people racist. I am a European born US citizen. I do not vote based on color, but there are people who do that way. That is what I say. It is disturbing what that "James" person writing about "European decent". He is the one who is racist. I do not have any kind of impulse built into me to apologize for nothing. No one should. This is getting old and weird.

  17. Rickie Anderson

    Paul St Louis NO YOU ARE RACIST AND A STUPID ASS HOLE SOB CLOWN ASS FOOL;

  18. Rickie Anderson

    P.S YOU MAD AT THE WRONG MAN YOU SHOULD HAVE SAID SOMETHING WHEN G.W. BUSH AND DICK ASS HOLE CHENEY WAS FUCKING THE COUNTRY UP BUT WAIT YOU THOUGHT THEY WAS DOING A GREAT JOB WHAT A BUNCH OF FUCKING FOOL YOU GOOD WHITE ARE.

  19. Patrick McCoy

    Care to explain to me what Andrew said that could be remotely racist? Or any of us for that matter? See, Rickie, you and your mindless army of race-baiters are the ones that interpret every thing into a matter of race. Please explain to me how I'm an SOB? Because I disagree with you and your racist pal, James?

    I'm going to also give you a suggestion. If you take the time to use English correctly, the things you say hold much more merit. See, "these white folk" don't understand the ridiculous way you talk.

    But to address the last statement you made, let's see here… a racist black dude comes out calling everybody racist if they think Obama is destroying this country. They respond. You respond with a somewhat incoherent rant stating, "THESE WHITE FOLK ARE MAD WELL LIKE I SAID BEFORE THEY STAY MAD;"

    "These white folk" are also mad because you're allowed to make blanket statements about them, but if they refer to blacks as "these black folk" they are called racist.

    Get it, meat-head? Like I said before, 95% of blacks voted for a black president. Who is race more important to?

  20. Patrick McCoy

    Show me how smart you really are, Rickie. Try replying with something that holds a bit more substance than "shut-up, racist you racist SOB!!" I'm holding my breath.

  21. Brynn Gilliland Forsyth

    Really your going to call someone racist because they don't agree with what he says or does. It's because of idiots like you that we are in the shape we are . You should be worried about his policy's and actions not the color of his skin. When everyone was saying what a horrible job bush was doing nobody called the black people talking about him racist. Your an idiot for saying anything just shut up before you make yourself look any dumber

  22. Bud Johnson

    It is obvious you didn't see the flag that was flown just below Old Glory at the Democratic Headquarters in Fla. It is Old Glory with the stars replaced with a picture of Obama. That does overstep a campaign ploy. It does descrate the flag. This isn't about "racism" as the left loons claim everything is. To put the face in place of the stars is simply disrespectful and anyone that loves America over politics will agree. The Only thing I saw with a tint of racism is the comment by James Stone below. It isn't about race! it's broken promises and failed policies!

  23. Bud Johnson

    James why is it any time we disagree the only responce is to claim racism. I have more different nationalities then you would ever imagine including Pima Indian and black and you charges of race is pure bullcrap. The last word was just being nice, you can change it to say race or do-do or what never. But quit trying to play the race card because you aren't able to use facts to argue with.

  24. Bud Johnson

    Patrick McCoy Haven't you noticed when they don't have any facts then they claim race. If he was as smart as he claims he would know that under Obama the Minorities have had their lives "downgraded" Highest unemployment numbers. lowest income levels, more blacks and minorities then in history based on population. So the facts are against him so he claims it's Racism.

  25. Michael Talley

    Carpet Baggers, Communists, Socialist, Progressers, Idealists, and generally any other Radical Left Wing Shitbags have no business in office. For this hack to be in office, and 90 percent of the black population that will vote for him in November, speaks volumes of disdain and grief your race will cause this country because of your ignorant, illogical, freeloading lifestyle.

  26. Angela Segura

    Rickie Anderson….voting for a black man just because he is black is also racist??? Hypocrite!!!

  27. Paul St Louis

    Oh yeah and how is that dick head>> I voted for the asshole Obama 4 years ago. Go screw yo mama ASSHOLE. NOTICE "ASSHOLE" IS ONE WORD YOU UNEDUCATED BITCH!

  28. Paul St Louis

    So going to spend the day with Woopie Wingnut and the other cackling crows on "The View" instead of meeting with world leaders and security advisors. Just this chicken shit meely mouthed moron's foreign policy alone should transend color, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity, and stupidity. Unless you want to be chewing on rice and camel shit during a nuclear winter VOTE THIS ASSHOLE OUT! Let's hope waiting until November isn't too late!

  29. Rickie Anderson

    When ever a black person say something that you good white folk dont like are agree with then he the one that racist oh well then i guest i am what ever you good white folks want me to be.

  30. Rickie Anderson

    When ever a black person say something that you good white folk dont like are agree with then he the one that racist oh well then i guest i am what ever you good white folks want me to be.

  31. Dee Martin III

    Obama's flag is slightly offensive. At a polling place they had to remove the flag that showed obama head were the stars should be. I find these other flags VERY offensive,. the one's that has obama's face were the stars were. did'nt this way a start of a war? what we need is banners that has his picture of his head so everyone can see the true socialized ruler of the u.s. is.

  32. Rickie Anderson

    Ok here we go again with some white clown that dont like what i said oh well, you also need to know that i dont give a flying fuck when you read something you dont like just move on.

  33. Katie Torres

    james i could care less what color of his skin is but i have a problem with the fact that he has ties to another country as well as he truly wasnt born here because it is very easy to register a live birth even if it was in another country as long as it is done within a certain time and by a citizen i know this because i did it with both of my children they were born here and i registered them in their fathers country and i checked on it before they were born i went and asked what would happen if we had to be in country when they were born and since i was a citizen i would only have to fill out a couple of forms and they would be citizens luckily that did not happen but it does and his family did it as well as he isnt hard on immigration because he has family here that had been deported and refused to leave living on public mpney in our good state of mass and not long after he was elected guess what her deportation was repealed and she was given residency

  34. Katie Torres

    james i could care less what color of his skin is but i have a problem with the fact that he has ties to another country as well as he truly wasnt born here because it is very easy to register a live birth even if it was in another country as long as it is done within a certain time and by a citizen i know this because i did it with both of my children they were born here and i registered them in their fathers country and i checked on it before they were born i went and asked what would happen if we had to be in country when they were born and since i was a citizen i would only have to fill out a couple of forms and they would be citizens luckily that did not happen but it does and his family did it as well as he isnt hard on immigration because he has family here that had been deported and refused to leave living on public mpney in our good state of mass and not long after he was elected guess what her deportation was repealed and she was given residency

  35. Katie Torres

    also i dont like the fact that he doesnt have any respect for what our constitution stand for

  36. Katie Torres

    also i dont like the fact that he doesnt have any respect for what our constitution stand for

  37. Katie Torres

    maybe you should look in the mirror rickie black people are the most racist they are the first to run crying about it while all the time people of other races get plowed over and looked over just because they arent black so i think you guys need to give it a rest you get your own clubs your own tv channels your allowed to have movies done without a single white person in it but you let that happen by a white director then all hell breaks loose and you all start to cry like little racist babies boo hoo

  38. Katie Torres

    oh and ricky is that all you know how to say you really need to learn something new

  39. Darrell Waterman

    i bet if we were to check your post about Obama in the last 4 years it would never say " well he won so lets follow his plan and allow him to do what he thinks is right" this "notion that hes had a chance to implement his policies is ridiculous from congress undermining and gutting or even just plain inaction on his suggestions, to the 24 hour hit job that is fox news, to a former navy seal and special operators PR group trying to kick this dude out of office. you never gave him a chance or the respect he deserved for occupying the office. just think for 3 years he has tried to raise the tax 3% and for 3 years the tax rate stayed the same.the conservative community as whole have never given him a chance, respect or credit.the complete 180 turn of support is the evidence that is used to justify the racist accusation, from support the troops,the wars, wiretapping, extra-ordinary renditions,patriot act and president bush, to when will this illegitimate presidential bastard child pull our troops out of war zones and stop tracking me on the internet!….. but i will say that at some point he should have sacked up simplified it and went for what he believed in guns blazing win lose or draw in a very public way. like a liberal chris christie, bc sometimes audacity wins respect.

  40. Darrell Waterman

    @paul st lou

    so if it is not racist why did you say a "real American" is obama not a real american or is a draft dodging multi millionaire, trust fund mormon who is the grandson of an mexican immigrant (technically) more representative of the "average American".most blacks voted for him bc he was a democrat they've been doing it for decades as a reliable voting block, of course being black prolly gave him a nice 5-10% increase but im willing to bet much of that came from the youth or formally politically inactive, not the "great field" of stalwart black conservatives that is constantly being showed to us on tv, print , film and radio. Seeing as since the "Dixiecrat" became democrats and republicans Dixiecrat the black votes goes where it feels it will get a fair shake and hand up.Herman Cain, alan keyes, Michael Steele did not enjoy the same outcome from voters hell they didnt even enjoy full throated support from the leaders in the party, or the common foot soldier, so if you cant even fully support a black guy who publicly espouses the same beliefs as you do, and then you literally demonize the other black guy you disagree with what do you expect outsiders to believe?your only other option is allen west and that dude is crazy!…check and mate

  41. TR Strunk

    Now the campaign points out about others who have done the same but those flags all included the names of the candidates. Obama's flag does not but instead displays a symbol which makes it an official looking flag.

  42. Diane D'Augostine

    Good for you Bud.!!! The Obama flag is a flag, not a poster!! The flag was flying outside of the Democratric Headquarters.. It was taken down on Tuesday by Democrats. The more contraversey, upset Americans become …more responses and chatting in places of interest…etc may be in Obama's favor. Spreading by word, over hearing by others, awareness, could help sales of Obama flags. posters etc. Sales may increase with the hope of appreciation. Obama has free advertising …..and more money for his presidenial campaign.

  43. Kimberly Williams Prop

    James, surely you know that Obama is an out of the closet racist. Go to a library and check out his books..Audacity of hope and Dreams of my father. Here are a few direct qoutes from the standing president. From Dreams of my father.." I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mothers race" Dreams of my father..I harbor a coil of rage for my mothers race" and the most important qoute from Audacity of hope.." I will stand with the muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction". America better wake up and see what's right in front of them! This guy will not even salute our flag, the flag that so many Americans fought and died for..the symbol of our freedom. For anyone familiar with the bible you know what God says about Israel, that God blesses the nation who will stand with them and destroy those who go against. He is the only president in history to turn down a meeting with them, yet turns around and embraces the muslim brotherhood?? Let's not forget..he sure didn't turn down the meeting with Letterman or The View! He condones them having mass prayer in New York City but is stripping away the christians to do the same! We were not founded in a muslim belief we were founded in Christian fundamentals whether the left wing and atheist accept or not..God is our past our present and future. Re writing history and changing our present won't change what Americas history. With past presidents all we had to worry about is who was raising taxes, jobs, welfare..now its our freedom at stake. I find it so amusing that people truely think that what Hitler did can't be redone one again, and why not? Because we are too smart for that or there would be signs? America, with all its knowledge has lost its common sence! Everyday all over the world the same things that happened 500 years ago continue today…beheadings because of political views and religion, stonings because a husband says his wife was not faithful..hangings, because you are gay and being shot, because you spoke out against a dictator. Oh wait..did you connect the common thread folks? This still takes place in muslim countries! Obama is sleeping with the enemy and if we don't get him out of the leadership role, we will be frced to lay with him!

  44. Kimberly Williams Prop

    James, I already posted a comment after yours, but thought I'd comment on your post. So you think that the white man is trying to keep Obama in the cotton fields huh? Maybe James, just maybe it goes a little deeper than racism! Do you realize we live in an imperfect world where everyone judges everyone else? Color, education level, weight, job, friends, handicap..although it is better it will never be absolute! Surely James you realize that if a black man can become president than I'm sure you're not being held back.

  45. Stephen Mitchell

    Obama is not black. He is only half black. 100 percent socialist but only half black… btw I am not a racist.. am married to a black woman who happens to be more of a republican than I am.

  46. Cindy Nester-Dalton

    The symbol on it represents the rising sun, a symbol of the Egyptian god RA and many other pagan idols. Figure it out for yourselves. It's no longer about the 50 states, but a new world order.