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Obama rainbow flag design

The Obama rainbow flag has nine stripes instead of the original thirteen. The five red stripes are streaks, like red paint. Or maybe blood. Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit said early this morning that the five red stripes look a lot like bloodstains. In fact Hoft compared them to the blood streaks that at least one American left on the wall of the US Consulate in Benghazi before he died there.

The four white stripes are not so much stripes as spaces between stripes. Again that evokes the streaks that a wounded man might make on a wall with his spread-out fingers.

The flag’s union (upper left-hand corner) has the worst change. The fifty stars on a blue field are missing. In their place is a light cyan capital O with a rainbow running along the bottom—the official logo of the Obama campaign.

Barack Obama does not even try to disavow the Obama rainbow flag. Three years ago, someone designed the Obama face flag, having seven red and six white stripes, with Obama’s face for a union. It sold on eBay until eBay administration de-listed it. But on March 14, 2012, the Democratic Party office in Leesburg, Florida, flew an Obama face flag beneath a proper US flag. A local veteran reminded the party leader sharply that the Obama face flag breaks the US Flag Code. The office took the flag down.

In contrast, Barack Obama offers the Obama rainbow flag for sale from the campaign’s online store. Price: $35. (CNAV will not link to the site. CNAV has a policy against handing out free advertising.) Todd Starnes, at Fox Radio, describes a second print, showing the Obama rainbow flag inside the outline of the continental USA.

The official title of the Obama rainbow flag: “Our stripes.” That is yet another mistake. Stripes are a symbol of struggle, and often of political punishment. So “Our stripes” could mean “Our struggle.” Or in German, Unser Kampf. Think how close that is to Mein Kampf.

Terry A. Hurlbut, Conservative News and Views 52 Comments [9/26/2012 2:45:40 AM]
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jesus-face tortilla

huh. this item has been removed from the obama store, but according to the cached page, it was a limited-edition print in the "artists for obama" series. it was never a real flag, and it was independently designed.

9/26/2012 3:21:02 AM

Oh My Dog!

Or in German, Unser Kampf. Think how close that is to Mein Kampf.

All this whining just to say "Obama is like Hitler.".

And this is dangerously close to being a Godwin.

9/26/2012 3:30:04 AM

Filin De Blanc

God forbid anyone use something that might loosely be related to the word struggle because Hitler used the word struggle in a book.

9/26/2012 3:34:01 AM

Titania

US Flag Cocde: No other flag should be placed above it. The flag of the United States is always the first flag raised and the last to be lowered.

There was no code violation. Of important note, the US Flag Code is not enforceble law.

The rest of this rant is just the typical word vomit from a guy with a really funny last name.

9/26/2012 3:46:59 AM

Philbert McAdamia

Or in German, Unser Kampf. Think how close that is to Mein Kampf.

Why German? And "Old Glory" has stripes, too.
Think how close you are to modelling a nice jacket with VERY long sleeves. I do. You wouldn't be able to type this shit anymore.
heh heh heh.

9/26/2012 3:47:54 AM

Adey

Hey people, there's a poll on the site. I think you know what to do with it.

9/26/2012 3:58:35 AM

OhJohnNo

"The official title of the Obama rainbow flag: “Our stripes.” That is yet another mistake. Stripes are a symbol of struggle, and often of political punishment. So “Our stripes” could mean “Our struggle.” Or in German, Unser Kampf. Think how close that is to Mein Kampf."





9/26/2012 4:09:14 AM

Mudak

And yet these people also complain about lengthy laws that actually seek to accomplish something......

9/26/2012 4:13:55 AM

Ebon

You went to all that effort just to Godwin yourself.

9/26/2012 4:14:41 AM

Percy Q. Shunn

Wow, you were ripping right along, and then your idea just kind of went and folded in on itself; as if it fell into a black hole of stupidity...

9/26/2012 4:19:32 AM

Leighton Buzzard

Hurled right out of his butt ...

(had to be done)

9/26/2012 4:43:18 AM

Mister Spak

"Todd Starnes, at Fox Radio, describes a second print, showing the Obama rainbow flag inside the outline of the continental USA. "

Fox network was created specifically to tell lies.

" Or in German, Unser Kampf. Think how close that is to Mein Kampf."

The Republic party wants to outlaw gay right, the teaching of evolution and abortion. Nazi Germany did all those things. Think how close your party is to Nazi Germany.

9/26/2012 5:24:16 AM

Doubting Thomas

After reading this whole long screed, I only have one question to pose to the conservative intellectual elites who bring to light this most important issue of a serious breach of etiquette of flag worship:

Who the fuck cares?

9/26/2012 5:30:46 AM

WWWWolf

> Or in German, Unser Kampf. Think how close that is to Mein Kampf.

Did you know that "Mein Kampf" is an anagram of "Fak MP neim", or "fuck MP name", which is a very childish attempt at saying that members of parliaments or other legislators and statesmen have stupid names?

I don't care what you think, that's how I interpret it!

9/26/2012 5:47:37 AM



What the fuck is this shit.

Oh, it's hurlbut. That explains a lot.

9/26/2012 5:50:22 AM

farpadokly

I've never understood the pathology of worshipping bits of coloured cloth. It's exactly the same as the fetishism of the primitive tribesman for his juju idol.
What magical power do inanimate objects like flags have, that they must be respected and ritualised, as thought they were people or gods?

9/26/2012 5:59:11 AM

Anon-e-moose

"rainbow flag design"

'Rainbow', eh? Well, considering how the prismatic effect of sunlight through raindrops splits such into the constituent parts of the visual band of the electromagnetic spectrum: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo & Violet, where - and what colours - are the other two, never mind the rest?!

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9/26/2012 6:22:30 AM

KittyKaboom

You needed six paragraphs of Obama hating rhetoric to make a Godwin?

9/26/2012 6:52:46 AM

shadkat

Ok, wow.

1) Blood is not that color. Blood is never that color. Not when it's fresh, not when it's dry, just no.

2) The white spaces as stripes? That's a very basic design principle: implied lines. There aren't any lines denoting where the white ends, but at first glance, the brain will use where the red ends to "connect the dots," and make the white lines feel like they have ends too. Simple and effective.

3) Yeah, that's Obama's logo. It's for Obama. It's not the world's craziest leap in logic that it would be there. And that's a rainbow? Shit, I never bothered to get off my ass and check, but I always assumed that was a road or something. Rainbows, dear heart, are usually more colorful. Truly.

4) So what'd we learn today, class? It's a very common practice to take a very recognizable symbol/image/phrase and change it so that it looks different superficially, yet still resembles the original so it still evokes the same reactions as the original. In this case, the American flag.

9/26/2012 6:54:56 AM

The Crimson Ghost

I can't think of any way to counter this stupidity.

9/26/2012 6:55:06 AM

John_in_Oz

Relax Terry. He'll leave Office in 2017.

9/26/2012 6:55:28 AM

Apatheist

Six degrees to Godwin.

9/26/2012 6:59:14 AM

Papabear

Too much sh*t for one a**.

9/26/2012 7:28:51 AM

OtakuX

Since when is the 'Obama logo' an O with a rainbow below it? Last time I checked, it was an O with red and white stripes. You, know, the AMERICAN FLAG.

9/26/2012 7:30:55 AM

Horsefeathers

That's a whole lot of typing to say nothing at all. Do you get paid by the word or something?

9/26/2012 7:32:52 AM
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