Yesterday, the Campaigner-in-Chief that is Barack Obama unsuccessfully tried stealing the GOP’s Iowa Caucus thunder by holding a “virtual” Iowa media event of his own (naturally).
Of course, it (he) failed.
More importantly, for many Americans, this story brought to mind a VERY REAL visit to Iowa that the former Senator once made that is just impossible to forget. That’s because a craven image of a constantly campaigning candidate was captured for all eternity -- an image so disrespectful and disgraceful, it seared minds like a lightning bolt that scorched the Earth where he once stood.
Tom Harkin’s Iowa Steak Fry was about to officially begin when Barack Obama willfully decided he would NOT stand at attention to face the American Flag. Then, as the first notes of the Star-Spangled Banner echoed across the land, Obama REFUSED to put his hand over his heart during the playing of our National Anthem.
Repeat: Obama REFUSED to put his hand over his heart during the playing of our National Anthem.
Think about that.
United States Code, 36 U.S.C. § 301, states that during a rendition of the national anthem, when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform should stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart.
It should also be noted that during yesterday’s “virtual” Iowa event, a “nostalgic” Obama was full of pride at what had happened in Iowa.
Sadly, Obama’s disrespect for America did not start that fateful day or with that image. But THIS we know for sure: When the words “Obama” and “Iowa” appear together, that image of an absolutely despicable Obama is THE ONE THING that will always come to mind.
Here’s the original Time Magazine-published photograph of Obama.
PS- I’m just one American who sees RIGHT through the person who’s pictured there on the left.