Yesterday, tweets flew fast and furious over an American flag featuring Obama‚Äôs mug where the stars representing the states ought to be. Given his anti-federalist ideology, that sounds about right to us, but lovers of the American flag and what it‚Äôs supposed to stand for weren‚Äôt standing for it.
An American flag with President Obama‚Äôs image in place of the stars flew over a Florida county‚Äôs Democrat headquarters long enough to enrage local veterans who called the altered banner ‚Äúa disgrace.‚ÄĚ
Lake County Democratic Party officials took down the flag, which flew just below a standard Old Glory on the flagpole outside headquarters in Tavares following complaints by local veterans. But merely taking it down wasn‚Äôt enough for several local veterans, who said they fought for the flag Betsy Ross made famous, not one with a politician on it.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs absolutely disrespectful,‚ÄĚ Jim Bradford, a 71-year-old veteran who participated in the Bay of Pigs Invasion told FoxNews.com. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs totally ridiculous. To put somebody‚Äôs picture there, to me, it‚Äôs a disgrace to do that.‚ÄĚ
Bradford, an organizer with the Veterans Memorial at Fountain Park in Leesburg, Fla., snapped photos of the flag and distributed them to fellow veterans and friends. By late afternoon, he and several other veterans delivered a copy of the federal flag code to Nancy Hurlbert, chairwoman of the Lake County Democratic Party.
‚ÄúWe read that to her, but she would not accept that,‚ÄĚ Bradford said. ‚ÄúThe discussion finally got a little bit heated.‚ÄĚ
The flag, which had been flying for several months without complaint and is available online for $12.95, was later removed by Hurlbert.
Disgrace is the perfect word. Here are some twitter reax:
We searched around, but couldn‚Äôt find tweets defending this.