The United States of Obamerica
Kyle Becker | On 20, Sep 2012
It is hard not to resort to hyperbole regarding the desecration of an American flag with the logo of the sitting president used as a campaign ploy so that Obama can pose as a “unifier” of this great country. The corruption of the symbolism of the 13 stripes for each of the original colonies and the replacement of the 50 stars with the Obama logo is an insult to the integrity of the office and to those who have fought and died to uphold the meaning of the banner.
Whether or not this is the fault of a staffer or is a concerted effort by the Obama campaign to make hay of the supposedly “divisive” comments of Mitt Romney pointing out to his donors in private the reality of his political situation is of little consequence. The imagery is offensive and displays either the slavish mentality of the president’s followers or the twisted, egomaniacal mentality of the man himself. Either way, this is not acceptable and the public should demand that the image be removed from the campaign as soon as possible.
The United States does not need to unify around one man, one logo, and what has bound Americans together for over two centuries are the Constitution and the value of freedom. We can argue about issues and what is best for the country without resorting to the demagoguery of just a man, as if he transcends and rules the entire nation.