As seen outside the Lake County Democratic Headquarters in Tavares, Florida:

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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…

Comments

21 Responses to “Change: Florida Democrats Take Down Obama Flag After Being Confronted by Veterans”

  1. backwoodsconsr on March 14th, 2012 11:02 am

    I didn't know Mao was black.

  2. maladroit on March 14th, 2012 11:17 am

    Now there's a flag I would burn with joy!
    This just shows the blind lemming adoration for the Left's Chosen One.

  3. Truesoldier__ on March 14th, 2012 12:41 pm

    "She did not accept the POW/MIA flag offered as a replacement."

    Perhaps their union buddies already have a replacement flag for them to fly seeing that they recently named the Chineese Premier the best friend of the American worker .
    http://freebeacon.com/with-friends-like-these/

  4. Marshall_Will on March 14th, 2012 1:41 pm

    "The International Longshoremen’s Association, an AFL-CIO affiliate, has not publicized the award. It is not mentioned on the ILA website, nor has it been reported in the American main-stream press. The Longshoremen did not return a request for comment."

    Lol, of course at the EXPENSE of every other American former worker! Gott'a get these One-Way/One-Time-Use Conex boxes unloaded before our next hourly break fellas. Union rulez ya' know?

    If unions plan on spending $400 mil. this campaign we have a good idea what Hollywood will have to pony up to fill the $1 bil. balance huh?

  5. SignPainterGuy on March 14th, 2012 1:48 pm

    Do keep in the back of your brain closet amongst the other clutter that the dems still have many $Billions of unspent porkulus funds for re-elections n stuff ! The only problem they have in raising campaign $ is attaching faux-donor names so that it looks legit !

  6. Marshall_Will on March 14th, 2012 3:04 pm

    Donor-X? I know that guy. He's a short/ tall, fat/skinny guy, right?

    Don't tell Doug or Michelle but I kinda' wished these mental midgets would have left the faux-Chavez flag up a few more days to allow more media outlets to pick it up. He should be on ALL our bills and every COIN!

    Their pResident fo' LIFE Yo! agenda for all to see. Don't worry about those Vets tho'. Sure they're good guys and we're kinda' used to this BS. Whatever DIMS.

  7. SignPainterGuy on March 14th, 2012 3:26 pm

    Yeah, that`s her ! Has that perfect walk with a gimp !

    I was thinking of a Chavez / Che / union / communist sorta montage flag …..

  8. Marshall_Will on March 14th, 2012 3:40 pm

    Nice touch!

    Look, I have a sense of humor like anyone else. I've seen parodies with everyone from Joe Walsh [ The Eagles ] to Alfred E. Newman in the field of blue. More normally on a comic book or album cover.

    But at a Dimmocrat Hdqtrs?!?!? Freaking shameless. Right, a guy we know nothing about somehow "Synonymous with America". Yeah, riiiiight.

  9. Dexter_Alarius on March 14th, 2012 4:07 pm

    The first line of the story was incorrect. It says:
    "The Lake County Democratic Headquarters in Tavares has been flying two American flags outside their office. "

    They were, in fact, flying only ONE American flag. The other thing was a piece of colored cloth with a smudge on it.

  10. Truesoldier__ on March 14th, 2012 4:23 pm

    They are in the process of buying tons of $25 and $50 pre-paid VISA cards and collecting phone books from across the nation as this moment no doubt.

  11. F.M.Parrulli on March 14th, 2012 6:39 pm

    II whole heartedly agree with my man Dexter above…this comment.
    there is only one flag, the one we have pledged alliegence to over the years. the one Americans have been fighting for,and dying for and losing there limbs for in battles all over the world. The same flag that is draped over there coffins and given to their widows and widowers, and children. to their respect and a grateful nation.
    to have this foreiners picture where the 50 states should be… is a slanderous act of
    degradation fo All Americans living and those who have died for the right to have that flag represent us in this world. and Mostly our nation. these Democrats who are so low as to stoop to do this should be fined for every day they had it waving in the American sunshine and breeze.No president be he a republican, Demo. or even independent, should be on it. George Washington and Abe Lincoln should be whiring in their graves after this bit of degradation to our pendant, of freedom. i hope the Great American Eagle PooPs on their car window just to prove a point…..

  12. SignPainterGuy on March 14th, 2012 7:55 pm

    That would make sense; you have to refrigerate beer !

  13. SignPainterGuy on March 14th, 2012 8:02 pm

    There you go, as long as it`s a side or rear window or body that can`t be cleaned by the windshield wipers ! AND on a really hot day !

  14. SignPainterGuy on March 14th, 2012 8:02 pm

    Nasty smudge !

  15. Marshall_Will on March 14th, 2012 8:54 pm

    F.M Parrulli,

    The Eagle has landed! Dex and yourself are correct, (1) flag and the other now finds utility only in becoming a painting drop cloth.

    You guys realize that being offended by this labels you as raaaacists?

  16. F.M. PARRULLI on March 14th, 2012 10:57 pm

    MARSHALL MY FRIEND..NO ….I disagree in theat terminology ""RAAACIST""
    I BELIEVE I SHOULD BE CALLED A FREE AMERICAN !! WHO SERVED IN THE MILITARY OF OUR COUNTRY…..WHO HONORED THE FLAG OF THE U.S.A.and still do every time I see it waving freely.
    just giving me the right to state my opinion under the first ammendment of our Constitution….The Constitution that we all live under, since the inception of our Great Country !! I am hardly a racist becsuse I called for a little Bird poop on a car window …I don't care what country you hailed from Just as long as it is the Democrat that hung that flag with that face on it…..

  17. Marshall_Will on March 14th, 2012 11:32 pm

    F.M Parrulli,

    Oh! Please don't get any of us the wrong way? Calling our fellow conservatives and bloggers "raaaacist" is something of an inside joke started by Doug's co-blogger ( Michelle Maklin ) whom you no doubt have seen on Fox News and other programs.

    The recently departed Andrew Breitbart ( frequently linked to here ) was quoted as saying the whole AGENDA of Political Correctness is SILENCE any opposition to the Progressive Movement in that we're all fearful of being labeled "racist".

    It's an old trick Libs have used for years and sadly, up until very recently it's been very effective. Well NOT any more. Oh and on behalf of all, Thank You for your service! ( I'm one of those lowly "Guard Guys" hoping no one notices I still haven't retired? )

  18. Vexillologist on March 15th, 2012 12:50 am

    The Obama Flag

    As a vexillologist (study of flags and seals), the Obama image on the flag does not violate the Flag Code as the stars do not appear behind the image. It is therefore a US-inspired flag design, but not the official one.

    What does violate the Flag Code is its placement. No commercial flag may fly underneath the US flag on the same pole. Only a local government, state or MIA flag may fly under the US flag on the same pole.

    Tom Carrier
    Vexillologist
    former president, Chesapeake Bay Flag Association
    former board member, North American Vexillological Association
    Patriotica blog

  19. SignPainterGuy on March 15th, 2012 1:14 am

    Tell the FL dem party about their illegal flag flying with our new expert`s data and they`ll surely be "vex"ed !

    So, just out of curiosity, do I pronounce the double "ll"s as "L" or "Y" ?

  20. ChapBix on March 15th, 2012 2:00 am

    I would not be surprised one bit i the removed piece of cloth is now prominently displayed inside of the headquarters.

  21. Marshall_Will on March 15th, 2012 2:28 am

    Thanks Tom. All about pushing Obamenvelope aren't they?

    As I mentioned in an early post, we've all seen numerous [tasteless] variations over the years. Particularly in the 70's when flag-themed 'everything' and guitars ( Wayne Kramer of the MC5's Stratocaster now sold as a "Signature Model" by Fender ) were very common.

    I didn't like it then and I don't like it now. Btw, the Motor City 5 were among some of the most radical idiots this side of Abbey Hoffman. Good jammers though?

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