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OBAMA CAMPAIGN QUIETLY DITCHES FAUX FLAG
Powerline ^ | September 23, 2012 | John Hinderaker

Posted on 09/23/2012 5:18:31 PM PDT by lasereye

The Obama campaign produced a poster of an American flag, with Obama’s “O” symbol replacing the field of stars, as an item of campaign merchandise, selling for $35. The image was tasteless at best. It is hard to imagine any other politician arrogant enough to remake the flag in his own image:

Barack Obama, however, has never been one to be deterred by bad taste. The larger problem was that, as many pointed out, the flag bore an uncanny resemblance to this grisly photograph taken at the American consulate in Benghazi:

So the Obama campaign has quietly ditched the flag poster, which now returns an error message if you try to buy it at the Obama store.

I can’t think of an analogy to this fiasco: the Obama campaign’s initial insensitivity to proper uses of the flag was bad enough, and then it was compounded by bringing to mind one of the administration’s foreign policy disasters. One can only imagine the hysteria if a similar mishap had befallen George Bush’s re-election campaign. And yet, our reporters assure us that it is Mitt Romney who has had a bad couple of weeks!

JOE updates: The Obama website returns this “page not found” message when you try to buy the flag:

Yeah: your bad.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho2012; flag; nevermind; obama; obamacult; obamaflag; oldglory; oops
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1 posted on 09/23/2012 5:18:35 PM PDT by lasereye
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2 posted on 09/23/2012 5:22:49 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: lasereye

3 posted on 09/23/2012 5:23:14 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: lasereye
Yeah: your bad.

Or equally true - You're bad.

4 posted on 09/23/2012 5:23:18 PM PDT by Bob
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To: lasereye
BARACKWARD

5 posted on 09/23/2012 5:25:07 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: lasereye

Too late ..... Americans died and we won't forget Obama was derelict in his duty to these folks and to the country. We also won't forget the partying that went on in the days after (Las Vegas, Letterman, Beyonce/JayZ) with al-Qaeda flags flying over American embassies and the slain not yet laid to rest.

6 posted on 09/23/2012 5:26:28 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: lasereye
this one was particularly bad . . . Such an office doesn't exist.


7 posted on 09/23/2012 5:26:40 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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8 posted on 09/23/2012 5:26:46 PM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: lasereye

Yippee! One for the good guys.


9 posted on 09/23/2012 5:27:16 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: lasereye

10 posted on 09/23/2012 5:30:46 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1342 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: null and void; RetSignman

Graphic credit: RetSignman


11 posted on 09/23/2012 5:34:35 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1342 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: lasereye

As I said previously; the first thing I noticed about this abberation and desecration of our national symbol was the absence of the stars representing our sovereign 50 (57?) states. Of course that couldn’t have been the intention of the POS-in-Chief’s administration........./sarc.


12 posted on 09/23/2012 5:36:22 PM PDT by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: lasereye

This man’s ego has no limits! What other political figure had his image on bumper stickers, yard signs, posters and tee-shirts? oh...I mean in America?


13 posted on 09/23/2012 5:38:36 PM PDT by coloradomomba (Lord God...please use me.)
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To: MissMagnolia

That’s a perfect image of what he has done.


14 posted on 09/23/2012 5:38:42 PM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: MissMagnolia
simply OUTSTANDING!!!
15 posted on 09/23/2012 5:45:15 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: lasereye

It's been apparent for years that he has no respect for the flag. This latest fiasco just emphasizes that.

16 posted on 09/23/2012 5:50:09 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: lasereye


17 posted on 09/23/2012 5:52:11 PM PDT by Iron Munro (US Embassies Come and Go But An Obama Apology Lasts Forever)
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To: lasereye

hahhaha...looks like smeared blood to me


18 posted on 09/23/2012 5:55:33 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Iron Munro

Nice!


19 posted on 09/23/2012 5:57:47 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

Gone as fast as the Obama hoody.


20 posted on 09/23/2012 6:03:42 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (What if you woke up today having only those things for which you thanked God last night?)
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To: lasereye

The flag of the Kenyan, Muslim, Marxist usurper. I guess it didn’t poll very well.


21 posted on 09/23/2012 6:07:57 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: lasereye

No I want to buy one! It’ll be a better political artifact than Billy Beer.


22 posted on 09/23/2012 6:09:34 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: JohnBrowdie

CIC.....Celebrity-in-Chief.


23 posted on 09/23/2012 6:14:09 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Iron Munro

Gotta have a bumper sticker....any idea if there is such a thing.


24 posted on 09/23/2012 6:16:05 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: lonevoice

ping


25 posted on 09/23/2012 6:21:17 PM PDT by Pride in the USA (With Romney - Ryan you get change back.)
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To: Iron Munro

Excellent!


26 posted on 09/23/2012 6:36:00 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Iron Munro
well done!!! not to mention real Americans already have one...
27 posted on 09/23/2012 6:38:45 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: mylife; All

More details and graphics.

http://noiri.blogspot.com/2012/09/obamas-horrible-despicable-bloody.html


28 posted on 09/23/2012 6:50:35 PM PDT by FARS (Be Healthy, Happy and Thrive)
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To: Toespi
Barack Kardashian Obama Soetoro, Celeb-in-Chief

29 posted on 09/23/2012 6:51:59 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: lasereye
And where the stripes used to be are a handful of red daubs, eerily mimicking the bloody finger streaks left on the pillars of the U.S. consulate in Benghazi as its staff were dragged out by a mob of savages to be tortured and killed.
30 posted on 09/23/2012 7:02:04 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Iron Munro

wow!


31 posted on 09/23/2012 7:05:19 PM PDT by Republic (Keep uhbama desperate - seems to force slips of honesty from his angry interior)
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To: null and void

I’m reading a Thomas Chaloner novel. He is an “intelligencer” during Restoration England. The books always revolve around religious fervor and excess. In Chaloner’s time, everything is anti-Catholic, or Papist. I’m struck by the nonsensical religious hatred in the books, because it reminds me so much of modern Islam.
Yes, Reform brought about a lot of hostility between Christians, and yes they fought ugly battles for years afterwards; the Civil Wars of Cromwell’s time, persecution of and by French Hugenots, up to recent times in the struggle over Northern Ireland. But in the end, both sides said enough is enough and moved on. Islam has no intention or inclination to learn from history. They thrive on hatred and emotion, bloodshed and fear.
The bloodied wall in Benghazi is a symbol to me of foolish religious intolerance not unlike the empty and barren churches, devoid of anything deemed “papist” (stained glass, statues, vestments, etc) of Chaloner’s time.
Even in a historical fiction novel history is there to be learned from; or repeated..


32 posted on 09/23/2012 7:08:08 PM PDT by cardinal4 (If Baraq Hussein Obama had a son he would look like Rageboy)
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To: Pride in the USA
Photobucket

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33 posted on 09/23/2012 7:12:06 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: lasereye

The 5 Bloody “Stripes” = 5 Pillars of Islam


34 posted on 09/23/2012 7:48:54 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: maryz

Ping!


35 posted on 09/23/2012 7:50:06 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: LyinLibs

Do you have a link for that?


36 posted on 09/23/2012 7:58:28 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: SERKIT

I have 911 on hold. I just wanted to quickly tell you that I think you gave me a heart attack. My lawyers will be in touch.


37 posted on 09/23/2012 8:00:46 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: mojo114

More detail on “The 5 Pillars of Islam,” as represented by Obama’s 5 bloody stripes flag:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Pillars_of_Islam

http://www.islam101.com/dawah/pillars.html


38 posted on 09/23/2012 9:23:10 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: lasereye

Placemark.


39 posted on 09/23/2012 11:23:41 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Alex Murphy

40 posted on 09/24/2012 12:54:32 AM PDT by Casie
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To: dead
“It’ll be a better political artifact than Billy Beer”

I did a remodel on a beer distributor when that crap was being sold.

They told my men to “take all you want” and they brought about 10 cases into the office and it was so bad I sent every bit of it to the dump!!!

41 posted on 09/24/2012 1:43:25 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: JohnBrowdie
You'll recall the Obot zombies wanted Bush to leave office early so the Messiah could get right to work.
42 posted on 09/24/2012 4:31:34 AM PDT by JPG (Make it happen)
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To: MissMagnolia
Well, that was short and sweet . . . or something! ;-)

Thanks for the ping!

43 posted on 09/24/2012 4:49:04 AM PDT by maryz
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To: SERKIT

ewwww!

just ewwwww!


44 posted on 09/24/2012 6:30:42 AM PDT by a real Sheila (RYAN/romney 2012)
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To: lasereye

While they took down that web page, the IMAGE is still on the website at

https://store.barackobama.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/m/p/mpls-2_1.jpg


45 posted on 09/24/2012 7:25:13 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: null and void

If you or someone has the photoshop skills to add the word "Islam" or "The Five Pillars of Islam" to the black hand, that would make a GREAT bumper sticker ...

46 posted on 09/24/2012 7:34:55 AM PDT by BlueLancer (You cannot conquer a free man. The most you can do is kill him. (R. Heinlein - "If This Goes On"))
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To: PapaBear3625

It was marked as “limited edition”, so they could say it just sold out.
Funny, now they can disown it, or not, as they see fit.


47 posted on 09/24/2012 7:40:41 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: lasereye

Ping to keep for later.....


48 posted on 09/24/2012 7:41:56 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: lasereye

bump...


49 posted on 09/24/2012 9:39:54 AM PDT by N8VTXNinWV (President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people. ~ CE)
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To: lasereye

bump...


50 posted on 09/24/2012 9:40:05 AM PDT by N8VTXNinWV (President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people. ~ CE)
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