Thursday, September 04, 2008

Take Your Pick of Worst Republican Impression of Patriotism

I'm always amused at GOP attempts at patriotism, which are usually cheap, overdramatized, and require no sacrifices of the flag-wavers. There are two embarrassing moments at this week's Republican neck tie party (by the way, they really strung up the nooses last night with Mayor "9/11, 9/11, 9/11!" and Sarah Palin) that stand out like sore thumbs:
  1. The Pledge of Allegiance video intended to evoke real emotions in the audience used paid actors instead of real soldiers for a staged military funeral.
  2. In their zeal to look ├╝berAmerican, the GOP publicly recognized two active duty Navy SEALs, which constitutes a violation of strict rules against military personnel attending political events or appearing to endorse candidates.
"My home, sweet ... DOH!"

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