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October 29, 2009

Defacing A Spray Painted Flag Is The Highest Form Of Patriotism

On the upside, at least it wasn't a real flag.

The DNC is using the splattered Old Glory to pick up some change, asking for donations to air the winner of its contest. "[T]o put the winning ad on national television, we'll need folks to chip in and help cover the cost of getting the ad on the air," the DNC says on its my.BarackObama.com Web site, which hosts its Organizing for America campaign program.

"I think that most Americans no matter what their political persuasion is will find this pretty obscene and pretty shocking," said Armstrong Williams, a conservative radio host. Williams said it was a bad message to send for the DNC to give "energy and credibility" to an artist desecrating the flag.

The video made it past a panel of judges "comprised of DNC employees," the site says. All finalists were screened to find "the most apt, creative, original and interesting video" that provides "clarity of message concerning supporting health insurance reform."

Supporters defended the video and said it might strike a chord with Americans who are interested in health care reform.

"I don't really think it's an issue," said Leonard Jacobs, editor of the Clyde Fitch Report. "It's one of 20 videos, and graffiti is protected by the First Amendment. And it's certainly something that might hook up with the way people feel."

Well being able to "hook up with the way people feel" is certainly an admirable goal. And if you have to insult some people along the way, that's really their problem, isn't it.

Obviously this isn't as big of a deal as it would be had it been a real flag but it gets tiresome listening to the terminally hip tell the rest of us how their particular brand of patriotism is authentic and those of us who chose to respect our country in a more traditional way are some how using that respect to substitute for real patriotism.

So overall is this a big story? Probably not, after all like Dennis Green once said, "They're what we thought they were".

The video is below the fold.


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