The Amazing Flag Pin Spin!
I call it amazing because of how well it WORKED. And when you think of all the other flat-out lies that the Obama camp puts out daily, it’s enough to leave you in a state of awe.
“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.”— Obama
Hmm, now what exactly is Obama saying here? First, he says that people who wear flag pins are using them as a substitute for “true” patriotism. In other words, he’s accusing people who wear flag pins of being unpatriotic and fake patriots at that.
Now, how do his rabid supporters spin this?
“THEY’RE ATTACKING HIS PATRIOTISM BECAUSE HE WON’T WEAR A FLAP PIN!”
This cartoon pretty effectively sums up the attitude:
This isn’t your usual spin. Your average political spin rearranges the facts to create an illusion one wouldn’t normally reach from an even overview of the facts. This a complete reversal of reality. Obama attacked the patriotism of people who wear flag pins – and his supporters perceive this as Obama being attacked for not wearing a flag pin.
This fairly unimportant issue (although apparently not to Obama) is something of a bellwether of our times. We have millions of people in our country who can witness an event and see the exact opposite of what plainly happened. That does not bode well for our future. This problem existed before Obama – he has merely capitalized on it and multiplied it. We must reverse this. We can only do so by trying to reach those that participate in such anti logical behavior.