TPM: So waving a flag and wearing a flag lapel pin, essentially wearing your love of country on your sleeve, is your idea of respect?
There are many ways to express your love of country without resorting to the overuse or over abundance of its “symbols”. Wave the flag all day if it suits you, just don’t assume that such a gesture is a sign of someone's love of country.
Each and every democrat I know has respect for the flag. It is the over abundance of flags and the insistence that one have or wave one that should be seen as a degradation to the principles of country. It’s like the guy that can bench 300 pounds and has to wear a t-shirt to tell everybody about it… or the proud a parent of an honor-roll student who feels compelled to let everyone know by attaching a bumper sticker to their car!
KATIE: I don’t think that dumping the flag in the bin, after the photo op, is showing respect or patriotism. I’m surprised that they wouldn’t have brought them home as a souvenir, something to proudly have in their home.
I think that the hypocrisy happens when people grab up the flag for the photo ops, but dump them in the bin after the cameras are gone.)
CHAD: Wow, good try redirecting the point.
Waving the flag and wearing a lapel pin mean nothing to me for patriotism.
But when you do get a flag and dump it on the floor/in the trash when it doesn’t suit your immediate purpose anymore is an indicator of your feelings.
And I can see if you live in a blue collar town and all you know are Democrats, then yeah, they’d respect the flag. But those elite college educated Dems… no, there something else. They don’t respect the flag or this country. I know them, I’ve talked to them. The US is an outmoded idea, no longer relevant. Socialism is the future, one world government managing everyone’s energy usage, restricting power to only those in power.
How many times have you been walking down the street and been accosted out of the blue by a conservative yelling at you for not waving a flag? Doesn’t happen. Most liberals have never even talked to conservatives about conservative values. Or else they’d be surprised that the conservatives don’t care about things like Sarah Palin in a bikini.)