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Obama Explains National Anthem Stance
AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 27 Oct 2007 | John Semmens

Posted on 10/29/2007 4:38:01 PM PDT by John Semmens

Hot on the heels of his explanation for why he no longer wears a flag pin, presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama was forced to explain why he doesn’t follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.

According to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171, During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart.

“As I’ve said about the flag pin, I don’t want to be perceived as taking sides,” Obama said. “There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all. It should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song ‘I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.’ If that were our anthem, then I might salute it.”

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TOPICS: Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: enemywithin; flag; humor; patriotism; satire; treason

1 posted on 10/29/2007 4:38:02 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens
A reminder of Obama's "urinal" stance during the Anthem:


2 posted on 10/29/2007 4:42:39 PM PDT by mikrofon (O-bama, can you see....)
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To: John Semmens

F’ng commie.


3 posted on 10/29/2007 4:42:40 PM PDT by brivette
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To: John Semmens

Hehehehe.


4 posted on 10/29/2007 4:48:44 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: John Semmens

This is what the Democrats have become. They don’t want to take sides between terrorists and Americans.


5 posted on 10/29/2007 4:50:33 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: Always Right
They don’t want to take sides between terrorists and Americans.

Exactly. I wish I could un-vote for him several thousand times. Whose President would he be? The U.N.'s?

6 posted on 10/29/2007 4:55:43 PM PDT by madison10
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To: All

Yeah, I know it’s Arizona Conservative, this time I don’t think they are that far off.


7 posted on 10/29/2007 4:57:27 PM PDT by madison10
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To: brivette
“As I’ve said about the flag pin, I don’t want to be perceived as taking sides,” Obama said. “There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression

He just took sides.

He doesn't want to be president of the US. He wants to be president of the world.

Becki

8 posted on 10/29/2007 4:58:09 PM PDT by Becki (I pray daily for President Bush.)
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To: John Semmens

I was hooked, John, until “‘I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.’ “ and I looked at the author. Another great one.

.....Bob


9 posted on 10/29/2007 4:58:33 PM PDT by Lokibob (Some people are like slinkys. Useless, but if you throw them down the stairs, you smile.)
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To: brivette
The only difference between Obambi Bin Laden and the rest of the onstage rabble is, he's too wet-behind-the-Dumbos to know how to fake it for 'It's All About Me' crowd. He still wears his sedition on his sleeve.


10 posted on 10/29/2007 4:59:46 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Fred in '08. Deal with it.)
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To: John Semmens
Obama said. “There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all. It should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose.

This quote, all by itself, will prevent Obama from being the democrat nominee for either President or Vice-President.

Smeared all over TV against the Democratic ticket (Potus or VP), it would be devastating. He has to know it. Every handler has to know it.

He is setting himself up to lose....on purpose. The question is why.

11 posted on 10/29/2007 5:16:30 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain. True support of the troops means praying for US to WIN the war!)
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To: John Semmens

If you’re a guy running for President and you have to explain your “national anthem stance”, you’re cooked.


12 posted on 10/29/2007 5:33:59 PM PDT by gotribe (I've been disenfranchised by the GOP.)
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To: John Semmens
Doesn't want to take sides?

I don't think Mr. Obama really gets it, the president is supposed to takes sides. He is supposed to be on America's side.

13 posted on 10/29/2007 6:23:24 PM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: John Semmens

I like the song ‘I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.’ If that were our anthem, then I might salute it.


He had to be giggling when he said this, no?


14 posted on 10/29/2007 6:26:46 PM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: Lokibob

“I was hooked, John, until “‘I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.’ “ and I looked at the author. Another great one.”

Whew. Me too...I was about to lose it with disbelief...


15 posted on 10/29/2007 6:32:32 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: I_Like_Spam

What an insipid twit. Sickening.


16 posted on 10/29/2007 6:38:20 PM PDT by Turret Gunner A20
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To: Turret Gunner A20; I_Like_Spam

Look at the third key word.

John is one of the best satire writers out there. He catches me about 1/ the time.

.....Bob


17 posted on 10/29/2007 7:30:00 PM PDT by Lokibob (Some people are like slinkys. Useless, but if you throw them down the stairs, you smile.)
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To: xzins

This is satire, just so you know.

The reason it’s funny is that we can ALL picture Obama or any of the Dhimmicrats saying this stuff.


18 posted on 10/29/2007 10:30:39 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want. -- Sherman)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Actually, after I posted it, I noticed it was Asconserv, so, at the time I posted it, I thought it was another Obama show of ignorance.

:>)


19 posted on 10/30/2007 4:21:50 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain. True support of the troops means praying for US to WIN the war!)
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To: John Semmens
“As I’ve said about the flag pin, I don’t want to be perceived as taking sides,” Obama said. “There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all. It should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song ‘I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.’ If that were our anthem, then I might salute it.”

This POS shouldn't be in the Senate... nor ANY governmental position. He is a quisling.

20 posted on 10/30/2007 4:32:08 AM PDT by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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To: John Semmens

Remember, when we look at the first three people on the stage, this is the best that the Dem’s can find to represent.

Any one of our candidates, (Duncan Hunter), is way more qualified to be President than any one of the Dems.


21 posted on 10/30/2007 4:41:53 AM PDT by BigBlueJon (Superman wears Jack Bauer pajamas to bed.......Jack Bauer wears George W pajamas.)
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To: John Semmens
I like the song ‘I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.’ If that were our anthem, then I might salute it.”

LOL...hilarious.

Although my choice for a new National Anthem is 'Free to Be You and Me...'
I actually liked that album when I was much younger (like, at ages 4 - 7).

22 posted on 10/30/2007 6:03:35 AM PDT by CT-Freeper (Said the frequently disappointed but ever optimistic Mets fan.)
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To: John Semmens

“There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression.

What a piece of shit he is.


23 posted on 10/30/2007 6:05:46 AM PDT by angcat ("IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM")
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To: angcat

It’s amazing how many times people don’t read the by-line and realize it’s just AZ Conservative or Scrappleface. ;-)


24 posted on 10/30/2007 6:14:33 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

It’s not true?

I’m not familiar with those two sites.


25 posted on 10/30/2007 6:15:46 AM PDT by angcat ("IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM")
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To: John Semmens

Now that is good satire.


26 posted on 10/30/2007 6:18:37 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (FDT 2008, Security, Prosperity, Unity)
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To: mikrofon
WWGD? (to Obama)


27 posted on 10/30/2007 6:43:43 AM PDT by Michael.SF. ("democrat" -- 'one who panders to the crude and mindless whims of the masses " - Joseph J. Ellis)
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To: John Semmens
"I don’t want to be perceived as taking sides,”

WTF?????????? And he wants to be PRESIDENT????

28 posted on 10/30/2007 9:19:15 AM PDT by redstates4ever
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To: mikrofon

Looks as though Obama and Richardson both have a "wide stance."

29 posted on 10/30/2007 9:22:58 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: John Semmens

FLUSH THE IGNORANT ARROGANT TRAITOR DOWN THE GALACTIC TOILET.

WHAT AN OUTRAGE! GRRRR

Lord God, please remove him from public life with great humiliation.

Amen.


30 posted on 10/30/2007 9:25:57 AM PDT by Quix (GOD ALONE IS GOD; WORTHY; PAID THE PRICE; IS COMING AGAIN; KNOWS ALL; IS LOVING; IS ALTOGETHER GOOD)
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To: mikrofon

So, in this pic, it looks like almost groping himself is supposed to be

MORE DECENT????

SHEESH.

GRRRR


31 posted on 10/30/2007 9:26:50 AM PDT by Quix (GOD ALONE IS GOD; WORTHY; PAID THE PRICE; IS COMING AGAIN; KNOWS ALL; IS LOVING; IS ALTOGETHER GOOD)
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To: Lokibob

aHHHHHHH A joke then?

Whatever his reasons . . . he deserves to be removed from public life, imho.


32 posted on 10/30/2007 9:28:23 AM PDT by Quix (GOD ALONE IS GOD; WORTHY; PAID THE PRICE; IS COMING AGAIN; KNOWS ALL; IS LOVING; IS ALTOGETHER GOOD)
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To: mikrofon
“As I’ve said about the flag pin, I don’t want to be perceived as taking sides,” Obama said. “There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all. It should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song ‘I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.’ If that were our anthem, then I might salute it.”

I had to double check that this wasn't from The Onion or Scrappleface. Unbelievable. This @ssh0le shouldn't be running for president.

33 posted on 10/30/2007 9:35:43 AM PDT by UlmoLordOfWaters
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To: UlmoLordOfWaters

AZConservative is a parody site. As far as I know, the picture *is* authentic, though.


34 posted on 10/30/2007 11:04:21 AM PDT by mikrofon (O-bama, can you see...)
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To: John Semmens

F***ing a**hole.


35 posted on 10/30/2007 11:07:41 AM PDT by dinodino
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The Politics Of Hopelessness.


36 posted on 10/30/2007 11:11:36 AM PDT by Califreak (Duncan Hunter-no clothespin necessary!)
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To: angcat

It is semi-true.

Obama doesn’t wear a flag pin and was photographed not saluting the flag.

I have merely divulged his inner thoughts explaining his actions.


37 posted on 10/30/2007 3:28:35 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

This putz doesn’t even realize what he just said! He isn’t running for President of the WORLD. He’s running for President of the US. Who cares if the someone in another country doesn’t like us? If putting his hand over his heart alienates that person, that matters to me why? It just hand in hand with his Rev Wright issue, his wife’s issue about not liking America until this, and his association with a known America hating Terrorist. How ANYONE can be taken in by this charlatan is beyond me!


38 posted on 04/26/2008 10:45:00 AM PDT by bobNunny (Freedom isn't free!)
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To: John Semmens

FALSE. www.snopes.com/politics/obama/stance.asp

Please do not disseminate demonstrable falsehoods.


39 posted on 10/30/2008 5:16:33 PM PDT by aweill
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To: John Semmens

Not until the very end... LOL!

Obama’d be perfect in a soft drink or aspirin commercial- give a man his due.


40 posted on 10/30/2008 5:22:29 PM PDT by mrsmith
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