Skip to comments.Obama: First U.S. President to hold Press Conference without the American Flags Present.
Posted on 05/28/2010 2:30:07 AM PDT by Retired Intelligence Officer
Did anybody notice at President Obama's Press Conference on the Deep Water Horizon disaster than something was missing in the background? I noticed something didn't look right and then it hit me. The American Flags was missing behind. Why? Behind him was just yellow curtains, and a couple of gold columns with chandeliers.
I went and researched and looked at all photos of many press conferences (not press briefings) of past presidents as far as I could go and low and behold the American Flags stood proudly behind the President or off to the side. What was the reason for this? This was Obama's first formal press conference since July of 09 which at that conference were U.S. Flags present. I am pretty sure this time that they had plenty of time to plan this and get it right?
So, maybe there was another motive for the flags absence. We know Obama (or his handlers) carefully choreograph his image, his appearances... It's why he's so teleprompter-dependent. Surely he and his advisers know that flag issues have been a lightning rod -- even before he was elected. I think this was deliberate. Could it be that Obama really is ashamed of America? Could it be that he thinks he is the citizen of the world which has no flag? Ladies and gentlemen this is very disturbing coming from the office of the Presidency. This is not normal to not have the symbol of the United States and its government in the east room of the White House and it is not very Presidential either. Many patriotic brave men and women have died under the stars and stripes called old glory. This fiasco coupled with the President skipping the laying of the Wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetary this Memorial Day speaks volumes of the man (or Usurper) that sits in the Oval Office. What say you?
...and his teleprompters ‘bow’ to him.
looks more like some Middle Eastern or African despot yakfest
keep up the good work...you are a stalwart
someone has to remember those poor folks
I think it's exactly the opposite.
He has all sorts of bureaucrats working there who are holdovers from multiple administrations that are responsible for protocol. They knew what to do. Obama specifically had to order this.
I noticed the same thing earlier this morning. Between that and the ridiculous gold curtain behind him, the whole thing looked decidedly unAmerican. Very Fitting.
The teleprompters at a Q & A session was also surreal. How does anyone defend his lack of intelligence?
You are right. I didn’t notice at first. I’m hoping it was the glare of the TV lights...I can’t believe he’d change the seal to “obama blue”. He obviously despises the rich blue and red of our flag, but still needs to use a different tone to appear patriotic.
The first anti-American president. Gag.
As we all know, the Flag means nothing to him.
That sure looks like a flag behind him on top of the White House seal.
Intentionally done. Remember, Obama covered up “IHS” at his Georgetown address in April ‘09.
There is a flag on top of the Hite House. It is possible a another flag is hidden on the left.
Some (maybe all) of those quotes came from the AZ Conservative (satire)
This seems like the sort of thing that would end up backfiring if we made a big deal about it. Sort of like the plan to show the birth certificates of the last 10 Presidents with an empty spot for Obama’s, which ended after it was discovered none of those other birth certificates could be found either.
I forgot the /s.
Agreed, and I’d hope the original poster might ask a mod to delete it.
I think it's exactly the opposite.
He has all sorts of bureaucrats working there who are holdovers from multiple administrations that are responsible for protocol. They knew what to do. Obama specifically had to order this. - ML/NJ
I've had a change of mind as the topic came up in conversation tonight, and I agree. This, and the decision to omit the Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington are probably O's way of scratching his middle finger at the nation, since his declining confidence numbers can't, after all, be his fault, right? (LOL)
Yup, you are probably right. The guy clearly doesn't get this country, and he has nothing but contempt for the people he managed to fool into voting for him in 2008.
This is Obama giving the country the finger.
But of course the teleprompters are visible.