Barack Obama Removes American Flag

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Are you aware that Barack Obama has removed the American flag from the tail section of his campaign plane and replaced it with a symbol of himeslf?

I am not trying to make anyone mad here but am just curious, Is this okay?

I will keep this brief.

What are your thoughts?

Does it matter to you?

How do you feel about this?


Any thoughts are okay and encouraged. I would like to hear your opinion.

Ron Lambright

Comments (17)

Chris Horton
Horton's Lawn Care L.L.C. - Burton, MI

Ron- It doesn't really surprise me, but at the same time it doesn't really bother me that much, he could of replaced it with something far worse I am guessing :-\ I wish the picture would actually show up maybe that would make it a little more upsetting to actually see it for me.

Aug 02, 2008 05:01 PM
Chuck Carstensen
RE/MAX Results - Elk River, MN
Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert

I am not sure what will happen if Barack gets elected.  I am feeling that neither candidate is the right one.

Aug 02, 2008 05:13 PM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

Ron, I saw the picture in other places. It does not have our flag. For that matter it is no where on the plane. All I can say is we must vote. I agree with Chuck, but i have to chose the one I feel that loves America as I and most do. Try to get your photo up.  

Aug 02, 2008 05:18 PM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Ron:  I really don't care what Obama has on his plane... just as long as he gets elected and throws all these Republican bums out of office.  Just like Karl Rove when he was part of Bush's croneys... and I almost wrote Nixon just them... what a Freudian slip, I guess.  Anyway... Bush and his boys... they think they are above the law.  If they decide in their warped opinion that they know what is best... they just do it... and damn the Constitution.  All this is going on, and you are upset about a picture on an airplane ?

Aug 02, 2008 05:31 PM
Robert Machado
HomePointe Property Management, CRMC - Sacramento, CA
CPM MPM - Property Manager and Property Management

I would not make too much of the removal or installation of the flag.  I don't look forward to the democrats taking over if that is what happens.  Higher taxes at a time when we need the government to get smaller not larger.  I disagree that the Republicans are bums.  The democrats are holding congress hostage so the Republicans will look bad.  Just politics as usual.

Aug 02, 2008 05:38 PM
Takara Taylor
Midwest Properties - Kentwood, MI

Awww, don't worry, everything will be ok. I think Obama likes America just as much as he likes himself....and that's okay. The only thing not American about Obama is maybe his name.

And technically if he wins...he would be more like the first Biracial president because his mother is white LOL....(light humor)

If Barack gets elected whoopdee doo, If McCain gets elected, whoopdeedoo. There will alway be something to complain about, but all we need to do is take a trip to a 3rd world country or a country filled with warfare (bombs going off in the backyard) ...and we will be rushing to take that next flight back to the U.S. even if we dislike who's in office.


Aug 02, 2008 05:38 PM
Robert Machado
HomePointe Property Management, CRMC - Sacramento, CA
CPM MPM - Property Manager and Property Management

Takara, you have the right attitude.  The arguing has been going on since the Revolution.  Watch the HBO movie John Adams if you want to see how similar it was back then to today.

Aug 02, 2008 05:40 PM
HOPE USA Inc. - Fort Mill, SC
HOPE4USA - Your Charlotte, NC Credit Experts!

These thoughts are great! Please  keep them coming. I am not upset about the removal of the flag or anything. I am on the other hand very curious how this is looked at from all sides.

Aug 02, 2008 05:45 PM
Chris Horton
Horton's Lawn Care L.L.C. - Burton, MI

Ron- After taking a day or so to think about it, it doesn't bother me at all either really, afterall I do not have an american flag on or in my work truck, but I do have a picture of my fiancee and my dog :-D The plane is essentially his work vehicle so no difference really if you think about it.

Aug 03, 2008 03:29 PM
Paul Jones
Kansas City Regional Homes - Olathe, KS
PIC Properties - Kansas & Missouri

Chris, maybe a little different as he is suppose to be the BEST AMERICAN EVER to lead the rest of us.  Showing the flag is PRESIDENTIAL.  I can't say how I feel about either candidate and I certainly don't want to be flogged for my opinion, as you know what they say about opinions.

Aug 07, 2008 07:06 AM
HOPE USA Inc. - Fort Mill, SC
HOPE4USA - Your Charlotte, NC Credit Experts!

Chris, No one will flog you here. We are trying to give everyone a chance to decide for themselves.

A friend of mine sent me this.

Barack Obama recently finished a $500,000 total overhaul of his 757. And as part of the new design, he decided to remove the American flag from the tail...

What American running for President of the United States would remove the symbol of his country? And worse, he replaced the flag with it with a symbol of himself...

I am curious what every side has to say about this issue. It is kind of amazing how we all look at things so differently but we do.

Aug 07, 2008 10:53 AM
Bradley Patterson
Keller Williams - Fort Mill, SC
The Bradley Patterson Team

According to the flag logo was their from North American Airlines and Obama did refurbish the plane inside and out.  The symbol is not "of himself" but a logo with the red, white & blue "look" of a flag.  They go on to state that "It bears pointing out that a small American flag actually does appear on Obama's refurbished plane -- in the same (and only) location it appears on McCain's -- right next to the tail number. Neither candidate, that is to say, strove particularly hard to convert their official campaign transportation into a symbol of patriotic fervor"

Another interesting fact is that apparently "John McCain's jet, though supplied by a different airline has been similarly customized"

 So I would sum this up to say that it's much ado about nothing. 

Aug 18, 2008 03:27 AM
Dan Chapman
The Legacy Group - Santa Clarita, CA
Dan Chapman Mortgage Pro

Ron, That is interesting isn't it? I know for a fact McCain would not do that. Interesting interview with Rick Warren the other day too. He would not comment on what his opinion was on when a fetus becomes a life, McCain firmly said at conception.

God Bless, Dan


"my mortgage business is in the tank but I found a solution"

Aug 18, 2008 06:09 AM
HOPE USA Inc. - Fort Mill, SC
HOPE4USA - Your Charlotte, NC Credit Experts!

Does abortion bother the democrats or is anything okay? I am just curious. I think it atleast helps to know how each side thinks.

Aug 21, 2008 05:25 AM
David Fruge

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama says he doesn't wear an American flag lapel pin because it has become a substitute for "true patriotism" since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. shouldnt surprise anyone he removed from his 757!

Aug 21, 2008 12:20 PM
Tom Burris
NMLS# 335055 - Baton Rouge, LA
Texas/Louisiana Mortgage Pro - 13 YRS Experience

 baĐĆack who?

Sep 25, 2008 02:59 PM
Leslie Prest
Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ - Payson, AZ
Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,

He removed it from that section, and put it on the side, big deal.

Sep 26, 2008 06:07 AM