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?
Not a chance in hell that is a legit “quote”.
I appreciate the attempt to be fair, but this picture shows nothing...the flag is likely on the left side of the room, out of the camera angle. Also, Obama isn’t on the same planet as Reagan when it comes to patriotism...or anything else for that matter.
Checked it out at Snopes.com ... this is an e-mail circulating in 2008 ... no truth to it. Apparently it originated as a satire piece in a publication and evolved from that point.
The rat was center stage the whole time.
Every other President (even Clintoon) had blue curtains and flags. This guy is going for the bling. Columns and chandeliers at a press conference? Glowing golden silk?
If they had thrown in red, it would be a lovely bordello. But we can’t have red; it’s too patriotic!
The only thing he hasn’t been able to change is the seal, although I’m sure he is dying to. And teleprompters at a press conference? Bwahahahahahahaha!
That looks like the WH Press Briefing room. I don’t recall ever seeing a flag there, but I could be wrong.
You got it!!
This was written — as SATIRE — by a Newspaper columnist...and was then circulated by email as a quote of an OBAMA speech..."I'd like to teach the world to sing" as the National Anthem?? Oh please, there is SO much evidence that shows Obama is an America Hater without resorting to things that don't pass the smell test.
I’m so embarassed.
He’s so worried about his message to the world when he should be worried about his message to us. He is our president...not president of the world like he wishes he was.
Slightly OT, but the Reagan pic made me think of it. Last year I bought a CD of Reagan’s speaches (Ebay for about $10 IIRC). Although a few of the recordings are a tad muffled, most are very good. With about 70 or so speaches, press conferences, etc...it includes pretty much all his famous lines “Tear down this wall!”, etc. Highly recommend it to all who miss having a REAL American in the WH.
I emailed Rush. He’ll pick it up I’m sure. I suggest we all do the same to Beck, Hannity, Bill Bennet, et. al.
I used “no American Flag present at presiential presser yesterday” in the subject line. They’ll see it. This cannot go unanswered.
There is something strange about the absence of flags during an overhyped Presidential event. I am sure it is close to unprecedented. Disdain perhaps?
What you say is true.
The flags are behind the teleprompter
Looks like a flying carpet..... arab the ahab.
“Thanks. Thanks a lot for this. I dont watch him anymore if I can avoid it. At all costs. Ill listen to a few of his words but am done with him after that. What he, his Apollo cronies, the Soros-funded institutes, Pelosi, Reid, Axelrod, Emanuel, Sunstein, and, now, perhaps, SCOTUS with Kagan, are doing to this country is something I am truly glad my forebears are not here to see. All that blood spilled for us, for me to live free. All that work and sacrifice. All that invention and exuberance. What 0bamawho is responsibleare doing is monstrous. We need Ronald Reagan, George Washington and John Adams, and we need them now.”
My thoughts exactly. Part of me thinks, “This grand experiment called ‘America’ was great while it lasted.” The other part of me thinks, “But the American spirit still lives and will overcome this.” The American flag is an affront to B.O. It’s like waving garlic in front of a vampire.
Looks like a typical Muslim scene to me!
I did. Sent to Rush, Hannity, Cavuto, BOR, Fox and Friends, general newsroom and Bill Bennett.