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Obama campaign quietly ditches faux flag

Obama campaign quietly ditches faux flag

September 24, 2012 - The Obama campaign produced a poster of an American flag, with Obama’s “O” symbol replacing the field of stars, as an item of campaign merchandise, selling for $35. The image was tasteless at best. It is hard to imagine any other politician arrogant enough to remake the flag in his own image:

Barack Obama, however, has never been one to be deterred by bad taste. The larger problem was that, as many pointed out, the flag bore an uncanny resemblance to the grisly photograph taken at the American consulate in Benghazi (with the blood stripes on the wall).

So the Obama campaign has quietly ditched the flag poster, which now returns an error message if you try to buy it at the Obama store.

I canÂ’t think of an analogy to this fiasco: the Obama campaignÂ’s initial insensitivity to proper uses of the flag was bad enough, and then it was compounded by bringing to mind one of the administrationÂ’s foreign policy disasters. One can only imagine the hysteria if a similar mishap had befallen George BushÂ’s re-election campaign. And yet, our reporters assure us that it is Mitt Romney who has had a bad couple of weeks!

Sources and more information:

Obama's new flag looks like bloody Benghazi wall

Obama Campaign's Flag Poster No Longer Appears In Store

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