The “Obama Flag” at Washington March Causes Conservatives to Throw A Hissy Fit

obama-flagThe pettiness of some people is truly astounding sometimes.  The depths at which some will go to complain or whine about something often makes me wonder just what kind of miserable existence they live with.

Trust me, I’ve written hundreds of articles targeting important issues with an in-depth analysis concerning my point, but it’s inevitable more than a few will sift through all the writing to find something wrong with it and go off on a tangent about whatever it is they found.

Who cares if the points made are valid?  There was a comma out of place, or I used the “not politically correct term” for something, therefore the whole piece is trash as far as they’re concerned.

So it comes as no surprise that during the Washington march honoring 50 years since MLK’s “I have a dream” speech, some conservatives have decided to make a huge deal out of someone who brought an American flag with the stars replaced by an image of Obama’s face.

They’re appalled that some might actually respect or honor President Obama.  How dare anyone see him as a role model or someone to look up to?  This flag clearly displays the blind idolization of a man who apparently deserves no such praise or admiration.

How. Dare. Anyone. Honor. Obama.

In other words, because someone brought an “Obama flag” to this march, suddenly it’s apparent that the entire march was some liberal get together of those who simply worship President Obama.

Because that’s pretty much what some conservatives were saying — that the Washington march seemed more like a get together of Democrats than an event that’s supposed to symbolize togetherness.

Well, maybe it seemed like more of a “get together for Democrats” because Democrats represent equality, acceptance and tolerance whereas Republicans seem adamantly opposed to those ideas.

Maybe for those conservatives who felt that this seemed more like a gathering of liberals, it’s time that they take a long look at their party.  Because this march wasn’t exclusive to anyone or any group — it was open to everyone.

Republicans just decided to show up in far fewer numbers than Democrats.  And I hate to break it to these people, it isn’t because the march was “liberally biased.”

Perhaps they need to take a self assessment of themselves and their party and why more Republicans weren’t there.

Wouldn’t reality dictate that a rally that’s meant to bring people together, where the overwhelming majority of the people that are there represent one group, probably means that your party is the one dividing people?

Because seriously, these people targeting someone who decided to bring an “Obama flag” and using that as a declaration that the entire march was some “liberal get together” — they are the very types of Republicans which are dividing this nation.

I’ve even seen some comments from people saying that this flag was about race.

Wow, really?  Did they not look at the person holding the flag?  They appear to be a white female.  So much for playing the “race card,” huh?

But this fake outrage only goes to show more of the same from the Republican party and its supporters.  Their petty, child-like behavior which has been consistently on display since President Obama won in 2008.

It’s never going to change, and this ridiculous reaction by many conservatives because someone brought an “Obama flag” (the first black President) to an event remembering the March on Washington and MLK’s “I have a dream” speech, only goes to show just how petty and small-minded these people truly are.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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