Jack Kingston Is Even Stupider Than Bush
Obama is once again having his patriotism questioned because he doesn't wear the right jewelry
Representative Jack Kingston (R-GA) says that Barack Obama is unpatriotic because he doesn't wear an American flag lapel pin. So imagine how surprised MSNBC's Dan Abrams was when Kingston showed up for an interview about Obama's patriotism and didn't wear a lapel pin. Here's the hilarious video:
Don't you love how Kingston keeps that moronic grin on his face, even while his hypocrisy is being exposed?
Wow. Did he really say that the president's job is to be the #1 cheerleader in the country? Can he really be THAT stupid?
And of course, MOST Americans don't wear little flags as jewelry. Even John McCain doesn't wear a lapel pin:
But you know who DOES wear a lapel pin? Larry Craig:
This isn't the first time Kingston has gone out in public after drinking a few gallons of Stupid Juice. When the Democrats took control of the House of Representatives and announced that congress would be in session five days per week, Kingston whined that forcing him to work a five day was anti-family:
"Keeping us up here eats away at families," said Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), who typically flies home on Thursdays and returns to Washington on Tuesdays. "Marriages suffer. The Democrats could care less about families — that's what this says."
By the way, Kingston isn't being truthful when he says that he's not attacking Senator Obama, or when he says that Obama's explanation for not wearing a lapel pin is "convoluted", or when he says that Obama won't say the pledge of allegiance, or when he says that Obama wants to spend an extra $800 billion on "new social problems", or when he says that Michelle Obama once remarked that she is proud of America for the first time in her adult life.
So in addition to being a moron, Kingston is a lying sack of shit.
Here's Senator Obama's non-convoluted explanation as to why he doesn't wear a lapel pin:
"You know, the truth is that right after 9/11, I had a pin," Obama said. "Shortly after 9/11, particularly because as we're talking about the Iraq War, that became a substitute for I think true patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security, I decided I won't wear that pin on my chest.
"Instead," he said, "I'm going to try to tell the American people what I believe will make this country great, and hopefully that will be a testimony to my patriotism."
Here's Michelle Obama's clarification of her remark that for the first time in her adult life, she felt "really proud" of her country:
"What I was clearly talking about was that I'm proud in how Americans are engaging in the political process," she said.
"For the first time in my lifetime, I'm seeing people rolling up their sleeves in a way that I haven't seen and really trying to figure this out - and that's the source of pride that I was talking about," she added.
I don't expect that these explanations will satisfy the style-over-substance Republicans who disparaged the patriotism of war hero John Kerry and defended the draft-dodging of our #1 Cheerleader:
I can't resist including this cartoon (click to inflate):
(cross posted at Liberal Avenger and appletree)