As seen outside the Lake County Democratic Headquarters in Tavares, Florida:
I was shocked… that they had the actual flag above the Obama flag (these Dems will probably get some hate mail from lefties for that egregious breach of prog protocol).
Not surprisingly, a group of veterans took issue:
The Lake County Democratic Headquarters in Tavares has been flying two American flags outside their office. The first an American Flag and the second the altered flag.
A veterans group arrived late this afternoon with the media in tow and demanded that the second flag be taken down. Don Van Beck, executive director of the Veterans Memorial at Fountain Park asked that the altered flag be removed, explaining that it was in violation of federal flag code. He offered a POW/MIA flag to fly in its place.
Nancy Hurlburt, the Democratic Party Chair for Lake County, said she would research the issue but didn’t take the Obama flag down immediately, prompting Van Beck to declare that they would take the flag down for her.
“No, you will not. This is private property,” Hurlbert responded.
After a short time spent ‘researching’, Hurlbert relented and took down the flag while the veterans looked on. She did not accept the POW/MIA flag offered as a replacement.
Those Democrats sure do know how to win over veterans, don’t they?
When the veterans said the flag was inappropriate, I expected the Democratic Party Chair to agree and take down the top flag, but that didn’t happen. Baby steps…