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Surprise!... Obama's Invesco Tickets Picture Upside Down US Flags
Gateway Pundit ^ | August 19, 2008

Posted on 08/19/2008 6:29:51 AM PDT by Fox_Mulder77

Rightwing fodder-- Barack Obama Invesco Field convention tickets picture upside down US flags- an international symbol of distress.

The DNC tickets printed for Barack Obama's acceptance speech at Invesco Field show an upside down US flag on both sides. This is the international symbol of extreme distress. FOX 9 reported:

Some viewers contacted 9NEWS Saturday, questioning the design of the credentials to see Sen. Barack Obama accept the Democratic Party's presidential nomination at INVESCO Field at Mile High.

The viewers say with the stars and blue field in the lower left corner, it looks like an upside down American flag. Published flag etiquette states the stars should always be displayed in the upper left corner. An upside down flag represents an international symbol of extreme distress.

Matt Chandler with the Obama campaign says the flag is not upside down. He says it is a stylized flag designed to blend the stars on Senator Obama's shirt with the flag blowing in the wind.

Natalie Wyeth with the Democratic National Convention Committee sent 9NEWS the following statement Saturday night: "The DNCC community credentials incorporate patriotic design elements. They do not depict an actual American flag. The DNCC has full and complete respect for the flag and all rules of display."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008dncconvention; antiamericans; appeaseniks; flag; lendmeyourears; mccain; obama; obambi; upsidedownflag
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1 posted on 08/19/2008 6:29:52 AM PDT by Fox_Mulder77
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2 posted on 08/19/2008 6:31:07 AM PDT by Fox_Mulder77
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To: Fox_Mulder77

You can’t make this stuff up!!...lol


3 posted on 08/19/2008 6:32:44 AM PDT by stockstrader (CHANGE--a euphemism for further dividing our country along racial, social and economic lines)
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To: Fox_Mulder77
Obama apparently doesn't know how to show respect to the flag. Or he doesn't care.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

4 posted on 08/19/2008 6:33:35 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Fox_Mulder77
Matt Chandler with the Obama campaign says the flag is not upside down. He says it is a stylized flag designed to blend the stars on Senator Obama's shirt with the flag blowing in the wind.

Now THAT is what I call a very NUANCED explanation!...lol

5 posted on 08/19/2008 6:34:13 AM PDT by stockstrader (CHANGE--a euphemism for further dividing our country along racial, social and economic lines)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

This is simply a distraction.

I’ll stay focused on my real problems with the lightweight, liberal, blame-America-first Barack Hussein Obama.


6 posted on 08/19/2008 6:34:27 AM PDT by impeachedrapist
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To: stockstrader

This is hilarious. I wonder if the late night shows will do a riff on it.


7 posted on 08/19/2008 6:34:44 AM PDT by RummyChick
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8 posted on 08/19/2008 6:35:09 AM PDT by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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To: Fox_Mulder77
Natalie Wyeth with the Democratic National Convention Committee sent 9NEWS the following statement Saturday night: "The DNCC community credentials incorporate patriotic design elements. They do not depict an actual American flag. The DNCC has full and complete respect for the flag and all rules of display."

If what she said is true, then they are completely incompetent in what they do. They respect the rules of display but don't even think ahead about checking them out. OTOH, I doubt truth has any residence within her, or her organization.

9 posted on 08/19/2008 6:35:37 AM PDT by bcsco (Obama: SPINciple in chief!)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

It sure looks like an upside down flag on the back of the ticket.


10 posted on 08/19/2008 6:35:56 AM PDT by proud2beconservativeinNJ ("In God We Trust")
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To: RummyChick
I wonder if the late night shows will do a riff on it.

No. The MSM has 'collectively' decided that any possible perceived slight or criticism of the Obama campaign is totally OFF-LIMITS!

11 posted on 08/19/2008 6:36:12 AM PDT by stockstrader (CHANGE--a euphemism for further dividing our country along racial, social and economic lines)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

“Matt Chandler with the Obama campaign says the flag is not upside down. He says it is a stylized flag designed to blend the stars on Senator Obama’s shirt with the flag blowing in the wind. “

Then what’s the excuse for the back side?


12 posted on 08/19/2008 6:37:20 AM PDT by nuconvert (Obama - Preferred by 4 out of 5 Dictators & Terrorists)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

I bet it has 57 stars too...


13 posted on 08/19/2008 6:37:21 AM PDT by johnny7 ("Duck I says... ")
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To: bcsco
If what she said is true, then they are completely incompetent in what they do.

NO, NO, NO.

That is just an EVEN MORE NUANCED explanation!!!

14 posted on 08/19/2008 6:37:30 AM PDT by stockstrader (CHANGE--a euphemism for further dividing our country along racial, social and economic lines)
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To: proud2beconservativeinNJ
These people complain about their patriotism being questioned and then they go out of their way to show why it is being questioned!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

15 posted on 08/19/2008 6:37:40 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

Nothing new in leftist symbolism.

The so-called peace symbol is really the Cross of Christ, upside down and broken!


16 posted on 08/19/2008 6:37:46 AM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

The presumed condition of extreme distress signalled by an upside-down flag is completely in line with Obama’s theme of the urgent need for “change”, and for Bush’s “failed policies”. This was not accidental. Many on the left display upside-down flags or avatars as they await their chance to “take our country back” from the patriots.


17 posted on 08/19/2008 6:37:57 AM PDT by Sender (Never lose your ignorance; you can never regain it!)
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To: nuconvert
Then what’s the excuse for the back side?

Easy. That is a NUANCED PICTURE.

18 posted on 08/19/2008 6:38:21 AM PDT by stockstrader (CHANGE--a euphemism for further dividing our country along racial, social and economic lines)
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To: stockstrader
"You don't understand. We know the flag better than you do. Now sit down and shut up!"

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

19 posted on 08/19/2008 6:38:46 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

The flag is right side up. It’s Obama who’s upside down.


20 posted on 08/19/2008 6:38:48 AM PDT by yobid ("...the crux of the biscuit is the apostrophe")
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To: xcamel

The ticket is also advertising ‘change’, so I interpret that as Obama wanting to CHANGE America into a distressed nation.

If he were to be elected in November, there is no doubt that is precisely what would happen.


21 posted on 08/19/2008 6:40:03 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: yobid
The flag is right side up. It’s Obama who’s upside down

That's the BEST NUANCED explanation I have heard--

if you are standing on your head while looking at the ticket, then it IS right-side up!!!

22 posted on 08/19/2008 6:40:47 AM PDT by stockstrader (CHANGE--a euphemism for further dividing our country along racial, social and economic lines)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

Isn’t an upside down flag a distress signal?

If he is elected, we as a country will certainly be in distress.

I think this is just another example of Barry’s nuanced thinking...


23 posted on 08/19/2008 6:41:48 AM PDT by tips up
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To: Fox_Mulder77
I was all set to say something about how we're picking at accidents and reading stuff into innocent little crap.

But dang if that's not an upside down flag!

Cue the moonbats: "It's a sign of a nation in distress after eight years of BushHitler-CheneyBurton..."

24 posted on 08/19/2008 6:41:58 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: savedbygrace
The ticket is also advertising ‘change’, so I interpret that as Obama wanting to CHANGE America into a distressed nation.

Yes, just another of the many examples of NUANCE in the Obama campaign!

25 posted on 08/19/2008 6:42:11 AM PDT by stockstrader (CHANGE--a euphemism for further dividing our country along racial, social and economic lines)
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To: Fox_Mulder77
"He says it is a stylized flag designed to blend the stars on Senator Obama's shirt with the flag blowing in the wind."

Especially on the side of the ticket without ObaHamas in the picture.

26 posted on 08/19/2008 6:42:23 AM PDT by sofaman (Obama "Inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity & gifted with an egotistical imagination")
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To: proud2beconservativeinNJ

It sure looks like an upside down flag on the back of the ticket.

My un-nuanced brain certainly sees an upside down flag. These people are either evil or stupid or more likely both.


27 posted on 08/19/2008 6:42:27 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo (Earth - Taking care of itself since 4.6 billion BC)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

Oh this is RICH- “Matt Chandler with the Obama campaign says the flag is not upside down...”

Ok Matt, I’ll believe you instead of my lying eyes.


28 posted on 08/19/2008 6:44:21 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Izzy Dunne
Cue the moonbats: "It's a sign of a nation in distress after eight years of BushHitler-CheneyBurton..."

More NUANCE!

29 posted on 08/19/2008 6:44:22 AM PDT by stockstrader (CHANGE--a euphemism for further dividing our country along racial, social and economic lines)
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To: Fox_Mulder77
This stunt is just going to turn off the voters Obama needs most midwest blue collar workers.

Michelle Obama must have designed the tickets with Obama's final approval.

30 posted on 08/19/2008 6:44:55 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: sofaman
"He says it is a stylized flag designed to blend the stars on Senator Obama's shirt with the flag blowing in the wind." Especially on the side of the ticket without ObaHamas in the picture.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I can always count on you sofa to make my day a little better! :-)

31 posted on 08/19/2008 6:45:15 AM PDT by Fox_Mulder77
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To: Fox_Mulder77
you should have seen the first two mock ups that they rejected for the tickets....


32 posted on 08/19/2008 6:45:19 AM PDT by edzo4
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To: Fox_Mulder77
An upside down flag represents an international symbol of extreme distress.

Does sort of describe the Obama campaign at the moment.

33 posted on 08/19/2008 6:45:31 AM PDT by JennysCool (A man who served his country well vs. a walking Che poster. Is it really that tough a choice?)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

From the article: “They do not depict an actual American flag.”

And, Barrack Obama doesn’t depict an actual Presidential candidate. It’s just pretend.


34 posted on 08/19/2008 6:45:38 AM PDT by mattdono (150 Million bloodthirsty Arabs vs. 4.8 Million Jewish Israelis. That's not fair. [Off Sarcasm])
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To: Fox_Mulder77

As I see it, this is because nobody inside the Obama campaign - including the candidate hisself - knows the proper way to fly the American flag. Likely because they never have done so. Simple as that. They think it more important to “blend” the flag “stylistically” with Obama’s shirt than it is to show it properly, illustrating the problem with Obama’s candidacy in a revealing fashion.


35 posted on 08/19/2008 6:45:41 AM PDT by astounded (The Democrat Party is a Clear and Present Danger to the USA)
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To: Fox_Mulder77
They do not depict an actual American flag.

That's the problem right there.

36 posted on 08/19/2008 6:45:51 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: NewHampshireDuo
My un-nuanced brain certainly sees an upside down flag. These people are either evil or stupid or more likely both.

Now we know why he didn't put his hand over his heart during the national anthem,,,and why he didn't like to wear the flag-pin.

If he had worn it the way he liked it,,,it would have to be flown (or worn) upside down!!

At least this removes THAT mystery...lol

37 posted on 08/19/2008 6:46:35 AM PDT by stockstrader (CHANGE--a euphemism for further dividing our country along racial, social and economic lines)
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To: Fox_Mulder77
If I hear much more of this stuff my ears are going to grow (and multiply).


38 posted on 08/19/2008 6:48:15 AM PDT by They'reGone2000 (Lose the Zero. Get with the Hero. McCain.)
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To: astounded
As I see it, this is because nobody inside the Obama campaign - including the candidate hisself - knows the proper way to fly the American flag. Likely because they never have done so.

Bingo. When they usually see it--it is usually crumpled up on the floor after being stomped on.

39 posted on 08/19/2008 6:48:22 AM PDT by stockstrader (CHANGE--a euphemism for further dividing our country along racial, social and economic lines)
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To: Moonman62
They do not depict an actual American flag.

A fake American flag for a fake presidential candidate. Check.

40 posted on 08/19/2008 6:48:57 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: mattdono
From the article: “They do not depict an actual American flag.”

Good point.

Everyone knows they would never, EVER do anything patriotic like that.

After all, the new Obama symbol was put on the tail of his airplane to replace the American flag.

41 posted on 08/19/2008 6:50:06 AM PDT by stockstrader (CHANGE--a euphemism for further dividing our country along racial, social and economic lines)
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To: reaganonomics; LambChop_NY; frithguild
Enjoy.

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42 posted on 08/19/2008 6:50:06 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

He says it is a stylized flag designed to blend the stars on Senator Obama’s shirt with the flag blowing in the wind.


No problem understanding the concept described.

However were is a published picture of Obama wearing a shirt of blue stars as depicted in the picture?


43 posted on 08/19/2008 6:50:56 AM PDT by deport ( ----Cue Spook y Music---)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

A slow moving story...hopefully now it will get a little play

NBC Colorado station was running the story sunday:
http://www.9news.com/news/local/article.aspx?storyid=97788&catid=346


44 posted on 08/19/2008 6:51:03 AM PDT by Bulwinkle
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To: Fox_Mulder77

This reminds me of the actually published — on the street — mewspaper headline saying “Dewey Beats Truman.”


45 posted on 08/19/2008 6:51:15 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: proud2beconservativeinNJ
It sure looks like an upside down flag on the back of the ticket.

BINGO!

I think people are getting a little tired of being taken for idiots.

46 posted on 08/19/2008 6:51:44 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (No trees were killed in sending this message but a lot of electrons were terribly agitated)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

The Moonbats fit to be tied..............

....”We abhor John McCain’s political viewpoints. But such is the disaster that Dean/Brazile/Pelosi have wrought by foisting an unqualified to be president flip-flop-flim-flam man on the Democratic grassroots that millions of good, true Democrats will vote for John McCain over a flip-flop-flim-flam Obama”........


47 posted on 08/19/2008 6:52:17 AM PDT by IrishMike (Obama stands for change. He wants to change the subject.)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

Why doesn’t he just use the Che flag on the ticket & get it over with?


48 posted on 08/19/2008 6:52:48 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (BHO is DOA in NOV...IF McCain picks the right VP!!!)
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To: Bulwinkle
A slow moving story.

And the Press will ensure it stays that way. They will ignore it as much as possible. No way they want to do ANYTHING that could possibly embarrass or humiliate their hero's campaign.

49 posted on 08/19/2008 6:52:50 AM PDT by stockstrader (CHANGE--a euphemism for further dividing our country along racial, social and economic lines)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

Flag Etiquette
STANDARDS of RESPECT

The Flag Code, which formalizes and unifies the traditional ways in which we give respect to the flag, also contains specific instructions on how the flag is not to be used. They are:

* The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing. It is flown upside down only as a distress signal.
* The flag should not be used as a drapery, or for covering a speakers desk, draping a platform, or for any decoration in general. Bunting of blue, white and red stripes is available for these purposes. The blue stripe of the bunting should be on the top.
* The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose. It should not be embroidered, printed or otherwise impressed on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes, or anything intended to be discarded after temporary use. Advertising signs should not be attached to the staff or halyard
* The flag should not be used as part of a costume or athletic uniform, except that a flag patch may be used on the uniform of military personnel, fireman, policeman and members of patriotic organizations.
* The flag should never have placed on it, or attached to it, any mark, insignia, letter, word, number, figure, or drawing of any kind.
* The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.


50 posted on 08/19/2008 6:53:20 AM PDT by MattMa ("Void of ideas, driven by hate, vote the Democratic Party in 2008")
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