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McCain Camp ‘Rescues’ Flags From Obama Rally
Fox News ^ | September 6, 2008 | FNC Staff

Posted on 09/06/2008 4:03:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Democrats are not caring for their Stars and Stripes. At least that’s the message out of John McCain’s campaign.

McCain supporters, claiming they rescued 12,000 miniature American flags from the site of Barack Obama’s nomination acceptance speech last Thursday, redistributed the orphan flags to audience members ahead of a McCain rally in Colorado Springs on Saturday.

The move was an overt swipe at Obama from a campaign whose motto has been “country first.” But Democratic convention organizers claimed the flags were not going to be discarded — but instead were snatched from the site of Obama’s historic address to carry out a “cheap political stunt.”

McCain supporters said the flags were discovered by a vendor at Denver’s Invesco Field after the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention. The vendor supposedly found trash bags full of flags in and near garbage bins, and turned them over to the McCain campaign.

Boy Scouts were sorting through 84 bags of flags in Colorado on Saturday, before a McCain supporter had veterans distribute them to the audience.

“We want to find good homes for these flags,” radio host Dan Caplis said at the rally, adding that whatever flags remained would be placed at memorials throughout Colorado.

Audience members, who booed when Caplis announced that the flags were left in Denver, waved the flags and chanted “U.S.A” before McCain arrived at the rally with his running mate, Sarah Palin.

Damon Jones, spokesman for the Democratic National Convention Committee, released a statement saying McCain should applaud the fact that thousands of American flags were “proudly waved” at their convention.

“But instead his supporters wrongfully took leftover bundles of our flags from the stadium to play out a cheap political stunt calling into question our patriotism,” he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at elections.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008dncconvention; co2008; coloradosprings; democrats; dncconvention; election; elections; gop; mccain; mccainpalin; obama; oldglory; patriotism
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Ouch!
1 posted on 09/06/2008 4:03:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

O’Drama O’Drama O’Drama

simply pitiful.


2 posted on 09/06/2008 4:06:13 PM PDT by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just brutal. Well done, whoever did that. Well done.


3 posted on 09/06/2008 4:06:16 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Democratic convention organizers claimed the flags were not going to be discarded — but instead were snatched from the site of Obama’s historic address

So has the Obama campaign asked for the return of the flags yet? You'd think they would be missed.

4 posted on 09/06/2008 4:06:38 PM PDT by Bernard (If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember exactly what you said.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No one is calling the dimrats’ patriotism into question. They would have to actually have some to do that.


5 posted on 09/06/2008 4:06:43 PM PDT by scory
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They should take all of those flags, put them on sale, and donate the proceeds to various organizations such as the Navy Relief Fund, etc.

I would pay $10 at least for one.


6 posted on 09/06/2008 4:07:48 PM PDT by rlmorel (Oh, when the left finds itself defending a poor, abused police officer from attack by a woman!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“not going to be discarded — but instead were snatched from the site of Obama’s historic address to carry out a “cheap political stunt.” “

No they were not going to be discarded; at least until the garbage guys took the bags away..

I have been so impressed the way the the McCain campaign has caught these kind of things.

7 posted on 09/06/2008 4:08:21 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Help fight the left's anointed candidate, contribute and work for McCain/Palin..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Dear Rats,
Yes we can question your Patriotism


8 posted on 09/06/2008 4:13:22 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Little cheese with that whine?


9 posted on 09/06/2008 4:13:24 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Democrats only wave flags when cameras are on them. Kind of like Obama visiting injuried vets.


10 posted on 09/06/2008 4:13:30 PM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s see,.. in trash bags, left by dumpter, somthing about the RATs response just doesn’t pass the smell test.


11 posted on 09/06/2008 4:15:01 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“But instead his supporters wrongfully took leftover bundles of our flags from the stadium to play out a cheap political stunt calling into question our patriotism,”

When one's words, deeds and associates are indistinguishable from those of the enemy who is trying to kill us, not only do I question that patriotism, I am compelled by my duty as a citizen to DISPUTE IT!

12 posted on 09/06/2008 4:15:05 PM PDT by Old Sarge (I am not voting for McCain - I'm voting for PALIN!)
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To: rlmorel
I would pay $10 at least for one.

About 12,000 Colorado R's have them now (my family got 4) and we will tell that story every time they come out. They are in good hands.

13 posted on 09/06/2008 4:15:28 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama throwing American flags in the garbage? Talk about a metaphor.
14 posted on 09/06/2008 4:17:48 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

come November

15 posted on 09/06/2008 4:19:21 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Apparently it was too hard to even give flags away at the Democratic convention.


16 posted on 09/06/2008 4:20:14 PM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fox now hinting that Dems say they were “stolen”.

By Boy Scouts, no less....


17 posted on 09/06/2008 4:20:43 PM PDT by Wiseghy ("You want to break this army? Then break your word to it.")
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To: devolve
 



 

18 posted on 09/06/2008 4:20:55 PM PDT by potlatch ("OUR LIVES BEGIN TO END THE DAY WE REMAIN SILENT ABOUT THE THINGS THAT MATTER")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Here is the GOP finding homes for the unused orphaned American flags.


19 posted on 09/06/2008 4:22:31 PM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: rlmorel

Great idea. Pull a “Rush vs. Harry Reid” on them - $10 apiece with funds going to help families of servicemen killed serving their country. Let’s see the Obama campaign complain about that...


20 posted on 09/06/2008 4:23:51 PM PDT by RochesterFan
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To: SandRat

Oh come on...like you’ve never mistaken a dumpster for a shipping container.


21 posted on 09/06/2008 4:27:05 PM PDT by got_moab? (got_moab? now comes complete with 50% MORE Hyper-conservatism!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Even though the flags were not to trashed, my question is
Did no one in the Obama Rally understand that the flags still should not be on the ground and surely not beside a dumpster?
22 posted on 09/06/2008 4:27:31 PM PDT by devildognc (USMC 1972-1979 The Few The Proud THE MARINES)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The DEMORATS could at least be a little original with their Lies!
Sure they waved the flags madly for a photoop and fake patriotism! They waved them for NO OTHER REASON!

If they honored the Flags of Our Beloved Country, they would NOT HAVE LEFT THEM BEHIND IN THE TRASH!

They would have collected them and given them with Honor to Veterans and Boy Scout Groups to place at Memorials and Cemetaries!

The DEMORATS TRASHING THEM was NO DIFFERENT THAN OBAMA HOLDING HIS CROTCH DURING THE PLAYING OF THE NATIONAL ANTHEMN!


23 posted on 09/06/2008 4:30:21 PM PDT by NOBAMA in 08 (An Empty Suited Opportunist with No Redeeming Value!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The majority of the people who attend the Democrat National Convention wouldn't be caught dead carrying a U.S. flag except for the cameras at the convention. When the cameras are turned off dump’em.
24 posted on 09/06/2008 4:30:24 PM PDT by kempo
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To: ModelBreaker

Good...:)

Warms my heart...


25 posted on 09/06/2008 4:31:16 PM PDT by rlmorel (Oh, when the left finds itself defending a poor, abused police officer from attack by a woman!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The story is on the local news and I just saw Fox cover it.

..... we were just storing those flags next to the dumpster, those evil pubbies stole them ‘as part of a devious stunt’

As you said,

Ouch !


26 posted on 09/06/2008 4:31:53 PM PDT by JMJJR (.................. lipstick)
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To: got_moab?

I don’t look like Freddie the Free Loader.


27 posted on 09/06/2008 4:32:17 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Youtube of Convention

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog hanging with some freepers and lurkers
28 posted on 09/06/2008 4:32:18 PM PDT by Fred (The Democrat Party is the Nadir of Nihilism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is the best guerilla campaigning and “street theater” that I have seen in years. We’re not supposed to be good at this kind of thing.


29 posted on 09/06/2008 4:32:33 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, wait just a cotton-pickin minute—those flags were in clearly designated Global Relief receptacles for redistribution to other nations around the world too poor to purchase their own American flags to burn!


30 posted on 09/06/2008 4:32:44 PM PDT by Humble Servant (SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE!!!)
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To: All

Before today did the Obama camp report these flags missing? I don’t need a answer for that.


31 posted on 09/06/2008 4:33:04 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: Always Right
The DNC excuse:

"his supporters wrongfully took leftover bundles of our flags"

Would hold a lot more water if these were the only pics:

but the problem for the DNC is that these pics exist as well that totally destroy any "O they were just bundles for disbursing" excuses.

32 posted on 09/06/2008 4:34:02 PM PDT by icwhatudo (If my brother-n-law threatened to kill my father-I'd tell his boss too (Just like Palin did))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

33 posted on 09/06/2008 4:34:07 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

34 posted on 09/06/2008 4:35:18 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide
Yes Boy Scouts get a special badge for stealing discarded American flags so they stole them from the trash! LOL The dems step in it again! LOL LOL LOL


35 posted on 09/06/2008 4:43:44 PM PDT by LegalEagle61 (If you are going to burn our flag, please make sure you are wearing it when you do!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"...calling into question our patriotism,” he said.

He is wrong; when it comes to the patriotism of liberal democRATs there is no question, they hate this country.

36 posted on 09/06/2008 4:51:23 PM PDT by South40
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Say what you will about the Obama campaign people but the true disgrace were those scum in attendance in Denver who had so little regard for their country’s colors as to discard them like props after a movie shoot.


37 posted on 09/06/2008 4:51:43 PM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: scory

The democrats call their own patriotism into question by their actions. Such is life.


38 posted on 09/06/2008 4:51:54 PM PDT by healy61
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To: South40
He is wrong; when it comes to the patriotism of liberal democRATs there is no question, they hate this country.

My guess is the White House Oval Office won't even have an American flag displayed if Obama occupies it. He'll have one of his own Obama flags with his own logo on it.

39 posted on 09/06/2008 4:54:06 PM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Man the filthy RATs got hit in the face with a sledge hammer on the flags they disrespected!! Way to go I love it


40 posted on 09/06/2008 4:58:28 PM PDT by Cheetahcat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Barry camp has made so many mistakes I think they might beat themselves. But still I worry.


41 posted on 09/06/2008 4:59:16 PM PDT by kayworthy
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http://www.stoptheaclu.com/archives/2008/09/01/the-whole-democratic-party-should-be-ashamed/

Here’s a link to some pictures that show they had their garbage mixed with our flags, after the Dem convention was over.


42 posted on 09/06/2008 5:04:33 PM PDT by dellbabe68
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Comment #43 Removed by Moderator

Sorry: I had stopped scrolling down the comments, but the pictures a few comments above are the ones I linked to.


44 posted on 09/06/2008 5:06:32 PM PDT by dellbabe68
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To: Diogenesis

Downsized to permit it to be seen in one look ...

45 posted on 09/06/2008 5:12:15 PM PDT by Fatuncle (Of course I'm ignorant. I'm here to learn.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

To today’s Democrat Party, the flag is something to be used until the TV Cameras go off, then tossed in the GARBAGE.

To Republicans, the flag is something that must be protected, and respected.

No greater contrast between the two mindsets exist.

JFK must be rolling at hyper-velocity in his grave....


46 posted on 09/06/2008 5:14:48 PM PDT by tcrlaf (SARAH PALIN-The American Everywoman (Yes, You Really CAN!))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
Huffington Post disputes this. Are there any other *facts* available? Does anyone know more about this? I would appreciate any additional news sites, photos, hard facts.

Thanks

48 posted on 09/06/2008 5:29:39 PM PDT by Sunsong
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To: Diogenesis

Oh, how absolutely lovely! How appropriate.The flag in only bar of light on the face of the building - and off to the left, darkness!

What a marvelous photograph! Did you take it?

49 posted on 09/06/2008 5:32:59 PM PDT by Fatuncle (Of course I'm ignorant. I'm here to learn.)
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To: rlmorel
I would pay $10 at least for one.

So would I, if I had assurances that it was first cleansed by being flown or displayed a McCain/Palin rally. I don't think I'd want a DNC rally flag otherwise.

50 posted on 09/06/2008 5:37:15 PM PDT by supercat
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