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Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:24 PM

What my republican FB friends are in a tizzy about today

Be warned. Today's right wing outrage concerns a campaign ad.

Various repeats of the comment:

"This is so inappropriate!"

Obama replaces 50 states with himself on US flag artwork

http://www.examiner.com/article/obama-replaces-50-states-with-himself-on-us-flag-artwork

President Barack Obama may have been having a good political week, but if the latest artwork from his reelection campaign is any indicator, it might have all gone to his head.

A tweet sent out today by the President's official Twitter account proclaimed "A poster to say there are no red states or blue states, only the United States." However, the flag on the poster promoted by the tweet had no states at all. Instead, the star field representing the 50 states was replaced by the "O" logo used by Obama's election campaign. The flag is available as an art print on the campaign's official online store.

The symbolism - that Obama appears to consider himself greater than the people of the 50 states - is not lost on his critics. Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin took to Facebook to say "OH MY GOD. Obama campaign remakes the American flag in narcissist-in-chief's image. You've got to see it to believe

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Personally I'm more offended by ads from the coal industry promoting "clean coal" or BP telling my how they're healing the gulf and gulf economy.

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Reply What my republican FB friends are in a tizzy about today (Original post)
abelenkpe Sep 2012 OP
bluemarkers Sep 2012 #1
PowerToThePeople Sep 2012 #2
Indpndnt Sep 2012 #3
progressivebydesign Sep 2012 #18
Voice for Peace Sep 2012 #4
myrna minx Sep 2012 #5
reformist2 Sep 2012 #6
Ikonoklast Sep 2012 #16
reformist2 Sep 2012 #17
Ikonoklast Sep 2012 #20
reformist2 Sep 2012 #21
LanternWaste Sep 2012 #37
PowerToThePeople Sep 2012 #24
kestrel91316 Sep 2012 #31
Zoeisright Sep 2012 #7
Sebass1271 Sep 2012 #8
sadbear Sep 2012 #9
sinkingfeeling Sep 2012 #12
Yooperman Sep 2012 #28
Avalux Sep 2012 #10
sinkingfeeling Sep 2012 #11
renie408 Sep 2012 #13
librechik Sep 2012 #14
progressivebydesign Sep 2012 #15
ocean of bliss Sep 2012 #19
brush Sep 2012 #22
arcane1 Sep 2012 #32
Bonhomme Richard Sep 2012 #23
Blue Belle Sep 2012 #35
cynatnite Sep 2012 #25
Initech Sep 2012 #26
CJCRANE Sep 2012 #27
SunsetDreams Sep 2012 #29
CJCRANE Sep 2012 #34
DearAbby Sep 2012 #30
99Forever Sep 2012 #33
Blue Belle Sep 2012 #36

Response to abelenkpe (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:28 PM

1. that and Shira law

I swear they have lost their ever lovin' minds!!

I can think of a lot more to be outraged over than some artwork.... artwork!!!?1

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Response to abelenkpe (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:31 PM

2. I do not see the issue

It is not as though they defaced (modified) an authentic flag for this. It is art, a representation of an ideal we all share. The Obama camp shares this ideal as well.

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Response to abelenkpe (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:32 PM

3. What about Willard's supporters?

Is it okay for them to alter a flag? Like, say, Kid Rock?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251103118|

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Response to Indpndnt (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:48 PM

18. Does this mean the little old ladies who make folk art with flowers and not stars are anarchists?

I mean seriously... the things people get outraged about. It's the media's fault, of course, they have to fill 24/7 of time so they make up this outrage shit constantly. Kid taken to the wrong bus stop? OMG call the local news station!! do an interview on Fox News!! outrage!! it's a sickness in America.

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Response to abelenkpe (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:33 PM

4. I think somebody with poor judgement has been doing some odd stuff

http://www.barackobama.com/news/entry/for-all

this for example is kind of creepy.

There’s a new way to show that you’re voting for someone who represents us all. Choose one of your reasons for voting and write it on your hand, then pledge to vote. You can share a photo on Twitter and Instagram with #ForAll. Check out some of the photos—you might even recognize a few of the faces.



http://www.barackobama.com/news/entry/for-all

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Response to abelenkpe (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:35 PM

5. Headline from the Weekly World News.

Yet the repubs have a flag pin with the GOP logo on it and that ok.

http://weeklyworldnews.com/headlines/51448/obama-redesigns-american-flag/


President Obama has redesigned the American flag and ordered it flown from all government buildings starting in November.

It started as a limited edition American flag for sale by the Obama campaign, but President Obama loved the flag so much that he thought it best to “update” the American flag. The new Obama designed flag will be flying on all government buildings starting on November 7th, 2012.

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Response to abelenkpe (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:35 PM

6. It's not a huge deal, but that flag image is bad politics.

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:45 PM

16. Really. How so? Only the crazies are upset about it.

They don'e get mad with the Republican elephant on the flag pins Mitt is wearing.

This is so much bullshit nonsense from the nutcases on the Right.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #16)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:47 PM

17. You never know - people get worked up over the flag for some reason... just saying.

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #17)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:49 PM

20. Those people never vote using reason, anyway.

Can't lose what you never had to begin with.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #20)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:51 PM

21. We need as many Obama voters as we can get. Not every vote he gets will be on reason, you know.

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #21)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 04:24 PM

37. The particular people getting "worked up over this" wouldn't vote for Obama regardless.

The particular people getting "worked up over this" wouldn't vote for Obama regardless, they'd merely find another fictional bit of concern to rage over, so it really changes nothing...

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #20)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:56 PM

24. I respect the flag

I respect the dream of America that I have, the flag is a physical representation of this dream. I do not honor many actions this country has taken which desecrate this image. But I believe that we, as a nation, have the power to change this. We can bring honor back to our Nation and flag amongst all citizens of the world. We have to.

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 03:19 PM

31. Nowhere near as bad as the tacky flag abuse repukes routinely engage in.

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Response to abelenkpe (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:37 PM

7. Why don't you tell them to grow up?

Repukes are always getting their panties in a wad over something completely irrelevant and unimportant.

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Response to abelenkpe (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:37 PM

8. I saw this too in one of my friends share links

It had around 2k shares and likes I commented by saying I loved the shirt and would be buying one in the future

Imagine the outrage they had!

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Response to sadbear (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:41 PM

12. +1000

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Response to sadbear (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 03:16 PM

28. LOL... great... I was hoping someone would link to a romney site with his version..

I had to laugh... did you look at the other shirts you can buy...This one is really classy!!!



YM

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Response to abelenkpe (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:39 PM

10. It's really sad this is all they have to be outraged about.

They can't talk up their candidate, and there's nothing to bring down Obama. So they do this stupid shit.

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Response to abelenkpe (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:40 PM

11. Really? Stars are stars, not states.

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Response to abelenkpe (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:41 PM

13. I think that's awesome. Look how far they are having to reach.

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Response to abelenkpe (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:42 PM

14. someone was saying "eat it, Repubs--we are winning"

they need a spanking, tee hee

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Response to abelenkpe (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:45 PM

15. Idiots like that won't vote for him anyway. not a BFD.

Just ask them where they hang their prints of Jesus wrapped in a flag holding an eagle on his finger.

The Flag thing is total bullshit. More fake bullshit outrage by people with no brains or class.

Ask them about the GOP flag pins that they all fucking wear now, with an elephant on them.

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Response to abelenkpe (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:49 PM

19. If you do FB

 

you deserve the inanity which ensues. Enjoy...

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Response to abelenkpe (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:53 PM

22. Let's be sure

Let's be sure this is from the Obama administration. This doesn't sound like something the President would approve. What it sounds like is a dirty trick.

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Response to brush (Reply #22)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 03:25 PM

32. Only desperate sore losers would be offended by this

Besides, the Obama campaign certainly isn't the first to use flag imagery

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Response to abelenkpe (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:54 PM

23. Show them this if you want heads to explode

Lincoln.

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Response to abelenkpe (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:58 PM

25. Ask them what they think about this...

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Response to abelenkpe (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 03:00 PM

26. You know what I find far more offensive?

The GOP's war on women where birth control is incredibly difficult to obtain - yet boner pills are not only an accepted part of American culture but they're very heavily advertised on TV during prime time. That's far more offensive than any BS painting.

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Response to abelenkpe (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 03:11 PM

27. Romney campaign flag image / Obama campaign flag image



NB: thanks to sadbear in post #9 for the link to the Romney flag t-shirt

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Response to abelenkpe (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 03:17 PM

29. I don't understand, it's a map of the United States, not a flag



The States are represented. I went directly to the link that was posted on the twitter account and that's what I got.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Reply #29)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 03:45 PM

34. That just shows you how difficult it is sometimes

to get to the point where we're all discussing the same thing, and the right thing!

ETA: but that's the beauty of crowdsourced media, we can sometimes get there quicker than the MSM because everyone has their say.

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Response to abelenkpe (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 03:18 PM

30. They object to who is on the flag...RACISM

Presidential candidates has used the American flag for their campaigns. GOOGLE Political flag art...They object to OBAMA's image on the flag, again they are insinuating he isnt an AMERICAN. THIS IS A RACIAL ARGUMENT.

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Response to abelenkpe (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 03:27 PM

33. Funny stuff!

Thanks.

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Response to abelenkpe (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 04:02 PM

36. I'm sorry... but all these "outraged" people...

Aren't they the same ones who wear shirts and shorts and underwar made to look like the flag? how is that any different?


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