I don’t trust people who wear their religion or patriotism on their sleeve (or lapel)

The Barack Obama American flag lapel crisis would be funny, if it wasn’t so sad. Talk about a tempest inBrk
a teapot. The ‘holier than thou’ Right Wing is truly making a mountain out of the proverbial molehill with this non-event.

I’ve seen too many examples of too many chest thumpers who talk the talk but don’t walk the walk. Just think of all the outspoken Evangelical Christian types who’ve decried homosexuality only to have gotten caught in flagrante delicto with a same sex partner. The same goes for the American flag wavers who are freaking out about Obama’s flag-free lapel.

Give me a break. Patriotism has nothing to do with wearing lapels and everything to do with how one feels and acts.

I’m not an Obama fan, but I support his right to wear a lapel (or not). This issue is a non-issue and says more about the image and reputation of the attackers than the attackee.

4 thoughts on “I don’t trust people who wear their religion or patriotism on their sleeve (or lapel)

  1. Hannity just proved where his Christian values lie when he tried to badger evangelical leaders into voting for two adulterers so Hillary would lose. Apparently, they were not too impressed in abandoning their own faith for politics and said they’d put up an independent candidate, first. No cigar, Sean. Muahahaha
    And McCain keeps bashing Romney for donating and voting for a Dem, apparently he’s so old, he forgot his hero Reagan was a Democrat and voted for plenty of them!
    I don’t like the front runners on either side, they just keep catering to the extremist morons in their parties and walk all over good candidates, like Bob Kerrey or Jerry Brown, so they never run again. Joe Biden is a LOT more experienced than Hillary or Obama and so is Richardson. You don’t even give them the time of day. Pinheads.

  2. The *point* people were making is that he took off his lapel pin in the middle of the campaign as some kind of stunt. If he really believed that, he wouldn’t have put it on or mentioned it in the first place. And for someone who repeatedly claims he doesn’t wear religion on his sleeve, I’ve been reading about Obama doing nothing but in the news lately, after pointing fingers at the other side calling them “hypocrites.”
    Read Matthew 23. It’s not up to me to teach anyone the Bible, figure it out yourselves and try applying it to everyone, not just the side you “hate.”

  3. Bravo, Steve. One of the most absurd quotes about this lamentable lapel pin story came from that perennial conservative bed-wetter, Sean Hannity: “Why do we wear pins? Because our country was under attack.”