Obama salute's Flag???? and what about Bush????

Home Builder with CDM Construction

I have begun to see a new uprising with the right wingers posting pics of the President again NOT saluting the Flag... something that seems to really bother them so much that they insist he hates this Country, is non-American, unpatriotic and they are So ASHAMED of him.

I know it has been said by many but I am going to add my 2 cents and say it again. The picture taken was during the national Anthem and NOT The Pledge of Allegiance.

Now by the same token there have been a variety of grat men including the Former president Bush who also did not place his hand over his heart during the national Anthem. I wonder where there outrage was then

.Now i am just a country bumpkin and even though I have been highly successful as a Building Contractor since a boy and it was passed on from father to son. I must admit there is A tremendous amount of blind one sided thinking when it comes to politics.

So one sidedthat the the very mention of Bush brings SCREAMS of "Shut-up" he is no longer the President.

What ? Are Americans stupid? Do you think they believe Pres. Obama was handed a perfectly clean slate. No wars, no economic downturns, no unemployment problems even though it was predicted even before he won the rate could likely reach double digits by 2010.  Abortion has been legal through several presidencies including 12 years of the Bush's and yet Obama is attacked on this issue as though he invented and implemented the procedure.

It seems fear-mongering, lies and deception is all that is left of the republican party.

perhaps you should all abandon that sinking ship and become the Conservative Party.

A new name may be your only chance for survival. 




Did Obama say the National Anthem conveys a "war-like message" and should be swapped for something such as "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing"?

No. That's false. The quote was one conservative writer's idea of a joke, which has been picked up and repeated as though it were true in a chain e-mail. This is a ridiculous example of how false stories are started, spread and, in many cases, believed.

It began with a columndated Oct. 27, 2007, on a Web site called the Arizona Conservative, which is written by John Semmens and clearly labeled as humor. His column, in fact, is called "Semi-News -- A Satirical Look at Recent News."

Nevertheless, his column on Obama has been copied and sent around in e-mails, masquerading as true stories. The reader who asked us about it said he received it from a conservative Republican coworker. The e-mail included a note calling Obama's candidacy "a joke."

In this case, the joke is the message falsely quoting Obama, and it's on whomever is gullible enough to believe it's true.

Footnote: For background on the "news" that Semmens was satirizing, see our Jan. 10 article, "Sliming Obama." Also, thanks to Snopes

Comments (14)

Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
Stage it Right! - Melbourne, FL

Earl, I commented on this earlier, then it disappeared and here it is back again!  Glad to see your blog remained in tact!

Nov 21, 2009 12:15 PM
Earl Barger
CDM Construction - Kingman, AZ

well Terry,

i got a letter my post  broke some rules so i deleted it and rewrote it. It is original now and took a lot longer than 15 minutes to write.

Sorry about the confusion but I got confused to..

Nov 21, 2009 12:21 PM
Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
Stage it Right! - Melbourne, FL

I know, there are other groups here who do tend to confuse bloggers as to what is allowed and what is not.  No worries in The Left Is Right, we don't delete!

Nov 21, 2009 01:45 PM
Dan Sanley
La Mesa, CA

BTW you commented about the Republican Party. There is nothing wrong with a lot of Republicans, it's just that the extreme right has ruined the party's name.  You are right about maybe changing the name.  They are also now becoming known as "The Party of No".  Their reputation is not improving.  The real damage to the part is not as much now as later, because the younger generation has too many negative things in their heads regarding the Republicans.  This is sad.  I would rather see a well balanced country of parties with differing view points, but not the deep division we have now.

Nov 22, 2009 10:19 PM
Dan Sanley
La Mesa, CA

Some of the pictures posted by people critical of Obama not saluting the flag were taken while they were playing a salute to HIM, and "Hail to the Chief", not the National Anthem.  Beware of "misinformation" it is all around us.

Nov 23, 2009 11:07 AM
Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
Stage it Right! - Melbourne, FL

Earl, upon closer inspection of the picture, I find it amusing that the former president must think his heart is in his stomach.  Not surprised :-)

Nov 23, 2009 10:43 PM
Dan Sanley
La Mesa, CA

We don't know the background of this picture of bush, so let's not jump to conclusions.  Perhaps it was just a bad lunch.

Nov 24, 2009 02:29 AM
Nogui Aramburo
Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS® - Raleigh, NC
Real Estate Professional in the Raleigh Area

Or a bad martini ;-)

Nov 24, 2009 12:20 PM
Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
Stage it Right! - Melbourne, FL

One bad martini Nogui? :-)

Nov 24, 2009 11:49 PM
Terry Chenier
Homelife Glenayre Realty - Mission, BC


Politics in the States has always been and always will be divided along party lines, regardless of what one does.

Nov 27, 2009 04:08 PM
Jerri McCombs, Broker/Owner
Dogwood Real Estate Services - Hendersonville, NC
Hendersonville Living

Bush looks like he is trying to contain gas.


Nov 29, 2009 11:53 PM
Jim Hale
Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website

Then, of course, there is the photograph from the primary campaign in which several Democratic presidential candidates where standing in a row with their hands on their hearts...with Obama the only exception.

Maybe he was trying to contain gas that day, too.

Dec 01, 2009 05:33 PM

You want to know a little known secret about Obama? You are going to hear it now.  Due to his upbringing, his grandfather told him to always hold his hand to his heart for "The Pledge", but for the National Anthem, "you sing!".  From childhood the man was taught to "sing" vs. focus putting the hand over the heart.  (I don't put my hand over my heart when I sing the national anthem, and never have, if someone were to say to start now, wouldn't be easy to remember).  You don't change old habits, EVEN if you do suddently become the leader of this great nation.


Dec 04, 2009 01:38 PM
Disgusted American
Tired of hearing/reading slurs about Obama.........did everyone forget Bush and his terms in office and the state of the country then?????
Apr 23, 2014 10:59 PM