Presidential Candidate and U.S. Senator Barack Obama has decided to quite wearing a flag pin on his lapel.

Asked about the decision Wednesday in an interview with KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the Illinois senator said he stopped doing so shortly after the attacks and instead hoped to show his patriotism by explaining his ideas to citizens.

“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,” he said in the interview. “Instead, I’m going to try to tell the American people what I believe will make this country great, and hopefully that will be a testament to my patriotism.”

I don’t get why Patriotism is such a taboo thing on the left. This is clearly Obama’s way of throwing some red meat to the far-left. For some reason displays of patriotism make liberals very uncomfortable and the flag pins in particular are an issue that continues to come up.

Last week Katie Couric said it made her “uncomfortable” when everyone was wearing flag pins and using “we” when referring to America.

-Chris Jones
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