Skip to comments.Democrats Trash 12,000 American Flags, Republicans Recycle Them
Posted on 09/06/2008 11:59:21 AM PDT by andymin
David Harsanyi had a Republican in Denver contact him about what they found in the garbage after the Democratic National Convention:
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Where’s the media outcry on this? Oh wait, it’s the media.
What is the carbon footprint of all those wasted flags?
(not to mention the disrespect the dem show. Anyone else notice that no flags were prominent at the dem convention until the last night?)
The MSM thinks flag waving is "jingoistic."
I stayed up pretty late watching the dem convention, remember seeing someone at Fox, that same night showing the flags in the trash, the dems are already covering their behinds but there is documentation of that night, and what was left behind in the trash.
A ‘RAT from “Camp Obama” is now claiming that the Republicans stole their flags. ROTFL!!!!!
Too bad that story won’t hold up against the pictures.
And I also believe in the tooth fairy.
Yup! We know the TRUTH and it’s “inconvenient” for Camp Obama.
Fox just reported on this. The dems are claiming that the flags were stolen before they could be properly recycled. The problem is that someone posted pictures this week of the flags mixed in with the actual trash.
I may have throw a paper parade flag away at some point in my life myself!
Oh, the horror!
weird. I get these flags all the time and I always bring them home and put them up somewhere, whether on my patio or just in my library propped up.. I would never think of throwing even a cheap flag in the trash.. but that’s just me.. I guess that’s the difference between us and them.. their patriotism is disposbable and for effect only.
These flags hadn’t been used.
"The McCain-Palin campaign demonstrates its commitment to community organizing and cutting costs!
The campaign organized hundreds of young people to retrieve the 12,000 US flags dumped into the trash by delegates of the Democratic National Convention. Many Americans think of these flags in terms like "Old Glory."
By distributing these trashed flags to patriotic attendees of McCain-Palin rallies, costs of the publicly-funded campaign have been cut by around $10,000.
Senator McCain and Governor Palin have put into practice the community action that Mr. McCain called for in his nomination acceptance speech."
“I get these flags all the time and I always bring them home and put them up somewhere..”
Same here. I guess it comes from respect for our country and the people who serve it. The respect is something you are taught from your parents.
Did they stomp on them (like Bill Ayers) before they tossed them?
The DNC never reported this. You would think if they were missing flags they would have reported it.
You mean they abort American flags too?
And which BS story is it, reuse or recycle?
Just another reminder of what they think of America and its symbols.
The irony is that their sacrament of recycling is only used when it benefits them in some way such as a photo op or press release.
I think dragging the trash bags on stage is a great idea. Then pass them out, and instead of shiny new one-time-use novelty flags, let people see the actual patriots waving worn, discarded, barbecue-sauce-covered flags dumped by the lefties (and waving them just as hard as if they were new).
They were stuffed in bags and left by the garbage for DAYS after the Dem Convention... and we are to believe that they were not considered garbage by the Dems? Like they really were gonna come back and sift thru the rest of the garbage bags to find them, days later?
Obama and his campaign need to stop thinking that the American people are all so stupid that they would buy these far reaching explanations of his failures.
Sheesh, this racist sure is pathetic.
His terrorist buddy Bill Ayers wipes his feet on our American flag, and Obama maintains a close personal relationship with him. Why shouldn't I believe that democrats have no love for our Nation's flag?
Obama is such a worthless, deceptive little POS.
Stories like this further solidify the fact that Obama is a pathological liar.
Throwing them in a landfill would sequester the carbon contained therein. Burning them would release that carbon into the atmosphere.
Yes it's fun to poke fun at the Democrats' talking points, but I at least prefer to be technically correct. If atmospheric CO2 were a problem, burial of flags would be ecologically superior to burning. Even if it were desirable not to burn the flags, though, recycling or physical destruction to dust via machinery reserved for that purpose would be far more proper than disposing of them with other refuse.
I have a small hand flag I bought on from a local grocer on 9/11. It had a broken stick, but I paid full price. I doubt the store would have particularly expected to sell it, and it may well have been thrown out the next time they checked inventory, but I had no qualm about paying full price and removing the broken stick. A pretty trivial sacrifice to have to make, really.
Wasn’t the Democratic Party supposed to be be going “Green”? Sounds as if they were not doing what they preach. I wonder what kind of effect all of that stuff would have done to the environment? -smile-
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