February 25, 2008

Obama calls Repubs on their faux patriotism

And about time:
"About not wearing an American flag lapel pin, Obama said Republicans have no lock on patriotism.

'A party that presided over a war in which our troops did not get the body armor they needed, or were sending troops over who were untrained because of poor planning, or are not fulfilling the veterans' benefits that these troops need when they come home, or are undermining our Constitution with warrantless wiretaps that are unnecessary?"


steves said...

He never said Republican patriotism was fake, but rather that some minor things like lapel pins and putting your hand over your heart were not true measures. I think he is taking th ehigh road here and I applaud him for that classy move.

Streak said...

Well, I think pointing out that flag wavers who fail to provide for their own war is actually fake patriotism.