Pledging allegiance -- to President Obama

Tom Jackson
Oct 2, 2012

Barack Obama's more enthusiastic supporters have a new method to display their devotion to the president.

 
They're being asked to write one of their reasons for voting for Obama on their hand, then upload a photo of them pledging allegiance to Obama
 
None of the people who have uploaded pledge photos so far seem to regard this as creepy or inappropriate, more suited to a monarchy or dictatorship than a free country.
 
The Roman Empire used to build temples to its emperors and encourage a divine cult. Let's hope the Democratic National Committee hasn't started wondering if Obama would look good in a toga.

Comments

deertracker

no different than pledging to a flag!

KnuckleDragger

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Taxed Enough Already

You are absolutely right! Nazi's all said a pledge to Hitler. That's some scary stuff.

swiss cheese kat

Looking at the photos, some of them don't even know where their hand is.

Contango

@ Mr. Jackson:

"Heil" is shorter.

Too bad that the Obama flag is gone. It was on the campaign website for $35.00 and almost as soon as it was reported they took it off.

'Officially' they said that it was "sold out." Yea right.

http://now.msn.com/obama-flag-po...

I've got my eye on the Obama grill spatula. Seems a little steep at $40.00. I figure maybe they'll discount it after the election.

https://store.barackobama.com/

KnuckleDragger

I would rather purchase the Obama toilet paper.

Contango

@KD:

That's about all our currency will be good for after it collapses due to debt and deficits.

Debt ceiling will need to be raised around Dec. We'll have blown past $16.394 trillion.

Credit rating agencies will downgrade the U.S. AGAIN!

Our foreign and domestic creditors will want higher interest payments.

KnuckleDragger

No worries, I have been buying gold since I was 18, I'm 43 now. I'm pretty sure I can weather storm for awhile :) I feel sorry for all those who are pretty much leaving their livelihood up the gov't. When the gov't goes under, they will be left out in the cold. Hope you also invested in gold, along with plenty of guns and ammo, it's gonna get rough.

Contango

@ KnuckleDragger:

My assets are highly diversified: Gold, silver, real estate, stocks and bonds.

Bill Gross scared the snot outa me today. When ya see the bright guys sound the alarm, ya gotta take notice.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/49256805

Agreed. When the govt. "protection payments" to the inner cities stop, it's gonna make the race riots of the 1960s look like a Sunday picnic.

Pete

I will NOT Pledge Allegiance to that flag
Of the United Socialist States of America
Nor to the narcissist for which it stands
One Nation, With Obama praised as a God
Divided
Without Liberty nor Justice for anyone

thinkagain

Great idea Pete, we need to submit our anti-Obama pledges. Here’s mine.

I will NOT pledge allegiance to the teat
Of Obama’s nanny state of America,
Nor to the autocracy for which he stands,
One nation under Obama,
devolving, with moral relativism for all.

lor70

This is sorta creepy!! Not a big Obama fan anyway....but even if I were...I'm not sure we should be pledging allegiance to a man!! SCARY!!

the office cat

lor70... a pledge of allegiance began as a pledge to a man - to your liege lord to be specific. And the 'allegiance' referred to is a pledge to vote for the President

mikel

yet we can't say the pledge of allegiance in public schools. disturbing.

eriemom

What school can't say the pledge of allegiance? Check your facts.

mikel

many, many , many schools. i have my facts. my youngest graduated in 2005 from hs and they were not allowed to do the pledge because some kids (parents) were offended.

the office cat

MIKEL How do you force someone to pledge his/her life to defend a piece of cloth and the republic (NOT democracy) it represents?

When you 'pledge' do you really mean "liberty and justice for ALL"? REALLY? ALL? How socialist of you (you DO know it was written by a SOCIALIST, right?)

Darwin's choice

Their using the wrong appendage, they should be using their azzes.

OMG.LOL.WT_

I hope you gold buyers have the actual metal and not just a piece of paper.

rickross2

Paper everything will be worthless with 4 more years.

Contango

@ OMG.LOL.WT_:

Since I own the ETFs (GLD) and (SLV) we'll see. I prefer liquidity.

If not, I still own a nice chunk of real estate.

Diversification, diversification, diversification.

KnuckleDragger

Only an idiot buys gold and only has a piece of paper to back it up. Boullion baby Boullion.

Contango

@ KD:

Your opinion. The ETFs are backed by physical gold and silver.

Good luck with liquidity.

If you expect the "worst," canned food would be better as barter. Ya can't eat gold.

KnuckleDragger

@Contango, LOL. Funny you should mention canned food. Being a Mormon and all, I have the food storage thing covered. Got plenty for my family plus extras. No offense meant on the gold thing, to each his own. I prefer having it in my possession because you never know what someone will do with the gold you own if things hit the fan. The only person I trust in a crisis is myself.

mikel

i prefer to buy lead.

shucks

Ha Ha !

the office cat

Knuckle... got a good supply of underarmor too?

rickross2

I thought that Barry refused to honor our pledge of allegiance? I refuse to honor his. I like the Obama toilet paper idea though, where do I sign up?

Swamp Fox

Must they turn towards Mecca when making their pledge?

Pete

No. You are issued a directive by the White House as to which golf course Obama is on. Then you are to face that direction as you bow and pray to the Progressive Messiah

The Big Dog's back

Fascists gone wild on here today.

Randy_Marsh

"They're being asked to write one of their reasons for voting for Obama on their hand, then upload a photo of them pledging allegiance to Obama."
Who is the fascist? How many pic did you upload Dog?

deertracker

You got that right Dog!

shucks

For real

The Big Dog's back

Gee tom, you sunk to an all time low getting your info from right wing/fascists web sites like briethbart, dennis miller, washington examiner.

Contango

@ brutus:

Wrongo. Fascists would be the central command and control Progressives.

Lovers of personal responsibilty and freedom are the exact opposite.

In your world freedom is slavery.

The Big Dog's back

What next tom, the drudge report?

Pete

Aren't you the one that copy and pastes from Media Matters and other Progressive websites?

Pot2Kettle=Black

Randy_Marsh

http://www.barackobama.com/news/... Why not follow the links and see where it goes or is that too hard for you to figure out? Funny, It doesnt say drudge or Brietbart on the adress? whats next will you start burning books that you dont like or just stick to trying to shut down websites?

The Big Dog's back

Nice spoof rand.

Randy_Marsh

Dog
I will help you. Go above to the article, See the blue writing, Click said writing, It will take you to the link i posted above. See, I knew you didnt know how to do it so i actually pasted the link itself. I'm trying to help you here DOG. Try it i assure you it works.

KnuckleDragger

Brutus, you need to get back on your meds. You are so delusional that you don't even realize that the site posted is Obama's official website. I think you may need another trip to the funny farm for a medication tuneup. When Obama loses in November, will you become suicidal?

Pete

One can only hope....

Contango

@ brutus:

"Tom"? Mr. Jackson only linked the Obama/Biden sites.

So have you pledged your life to your Messiah?

Darwin's choice

here you are Big Dog........http://youtu.be/vdnY8r7_fLw
What could possibly go wrong?

KnuckleDragger

Anybody notice one of the people pledging allegiance to Obama is a muslim woman? Irony?

Steelerfan7272

There is only ONE thing that I pledge my allegiance too and that is MY COUNTRY!! I would rather pledge my allegiance to a piece of dog crap stuck to the bottom of my shoe before I pledge ANY allegiance to ANY gov't official ESPECIALLY a president who already THINKS he is god and should be worshipped just like Hitler! Osama needs to go bye bye in November and give America a chance that it's not going to have under his leadership!

huronres1

Beware, soon obummer will want all of us to put 666 on our foreheads!

The New World Czar

Stay tuned, Hannity is going to blow the lid off with a new Obama video tonight.

The Big Dog's back

Yeah, a 5 year old video where Obama is, get this, talking to BLACK people. Oh the shame.

Randy_Marsh

So stirring up racial and class warfare is alright if he is talking to black folks? Good god man you need help.

Swamp Fox

doggie always quotes accurate non bias sources, like PMSNBC, The Huffington Poops, all good leftie wacko rants......

Pete

Don't forget DailyKOS!

But then again, Brutus is a Socialist, so what would one expect?

coasterfan

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Katelih-Trailer...

Wow...Little KIDS are "enthusiastic" enough to pledge to a president ? I swear, my kid is not normal...

Armymom7

This election is getting scarier and scarier....

goofus

With all the bad publicity about polls being fudged for Obozo's benefit,like John Edward's pollster testified I predict the winner will be Romney in a landslide. Remember you heard it here first!!!!

luvblues2

Gotta give it to Mr.Jackson. He WANTS to be punched in the face. That grin and his comments show it all. He enjoys stirring it up.

Swamp Fox

coasterfan, lets admit it you can't afford much of a drop you are already on the Biden level....

10/02/2012 Charlotte N. Car- Joe bumbles Biden " The middle class has been buried the last four years."

KnuckleDragger

Glad to see Biden is finally being honest, that the Obama administration has buried the middle class. There is no better advertisement for a Romney Presidency than a Joe Biden allowed to speak freely on the campaign trail. LOL

KnuckleDragger

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Pete

They are the unarmed ones so they will be easy pickings.

Others will be a little tougher for his Stormtroopers to come after.

Contango

@ KnuckleDragger:

Yepper! History teaches us that those authoritarian socialists LOVE their purges of any potential political enemies.

The Intelligentsia is usually one of the first to go.

Heck, Stalin was unfortunately paranoid (and stupid) enough to purge his military high command prior to the outbreak of the War.

Contango

@ KnuckleDragger:

Follow-up from our gold discussion:

Yea, tell me how it "goes down" and I'll tell ya how to prepare. :)

I still think we've got 5-10 yrs. Difficult to plan with any exactitude that far in advance.

Some believe that Japan's or the Euro currency collapse would be the 'canary in the coal mine.'

Large hedge funds like Paulson & Co. (who called the housing crash and profited), hold millions of shares of (GLD)- works for me. I understand the physical gold argument however.

http://www.valuewalk.com/2012/08...

BTW: I've been to Nauvoo. Not a LDS - reformed or otherwise.

tk

What a crock of crap you made out of nothing Tom.

Contango

@ tk:

"Nothing"?

It would appear that the Obamasheeple had an enjoyable time posting their pictures of worship for their Messiah to view.

the office cat

Well. So much for FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION and the FIRTS AMENDMENT yawl preach about so fervently. If someone writes a coupla words on the hand and raises it for you to see - THAT'S not covered under the FIRST... but calling someone a Nazi IS?

the office cat

MR JACKSON... Those of us who respect history could wish you would be more circumspect before putting incomplete thoughts to paper...or at least follow up on comments here.
The author of The Plege of Allegiance was a Christian Socialist Baptist minister and his cousin was a welll-known SOCIALIST.

"Francis Bellamy (1855 - 1931), a Baptist minister, wrote the original Pledge in August 1892. He was a Christian Socialist. In his Pledge, he is expressing the ideas of his first cousin, Edward Bellamy, author of the American socialist utopian novels, Looking Backward (1888) and Equality (1897).

Francis Bellamy in his sermons and lectures and Edward Bellamy in his novels and articles described in detail how the middle class could create a planned economy with political, social and economic equality for all. The government would run a peace time economy similar to our present military industrial complex." Wonder if you have the journalistic integrity to complete the research... 'twould be very timely with the upcoming 120th anniversary of its publication in honor of the 400th Anniversary of Columbus' discovery.

Contango

@ the office cat:

Thanks. I was unaware.

Not surprising that the Pledge was adopted in 1942 under FDR's fascistic admin.

What are your thoughts on the "Bellamy salute"?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ple...

lbutler

Really Mr. Jackson? The website is asking people to pledge to VOTE for Mr. Obama. Not TO Mr. Obama. Is it that you don't understand that or that you are simply trying to confuse the public?

JACKEL

I am sure this will be censored like
Germany.The Germans raised their hands and pledged as well and look where it got them.We saved their Butts,there is no one going to save ours !There is a duplicate post because this time i was told to try later because the server was out.I really can count !

44846GWP

only if you take your socks off.

JACKEL

They used to pledge in Nazi Germany in the 30's and 40's and look what happened to them.We bailed them out,when we are destroyed,no one is coming to our aid.KING Obama and his Saudi family will have complete control !

Tom Jackson

@The Big  Dog

(1) It is not necessarily "fascist" or "right wing" to criticize a politician, even if the politician is a Democrat.

(2) I don't read any of the Web sites you mention. Making up your own "facts" is not a convincing debating tactic.

(3) Whatever my deficiencies as a blogger, I don't post under a phony name and label people who disagree with me "fascists."

(4) The gist of my poststhat it's one thing to pledge allegiance to a country or a flag, and another thing to pledge allegiance to a politician. I think pledging allegiance to a politician is creepy and inappropriate. This is hardly a "fascist" opinion.

 

Contango

@ Mr. Jackson:

"Dog" used to have the username "brutus smith." The SR banned him and he has returned in another incarnation.

Illegitimi non carborundum

The Big Dog's back

tom, it was a pledge to vote. Do you pledged money to anything? It wasn't a pledge to Obama, it was a pledge to vote. Big Whoop. And since you didn't read any of "those web sites", how did you come up with what you printed? Even on breithbart's page they had the letter, and it was a pledge to vote. Did you come up with it on your own? That would even be worse. Don't take so long to reply next time.

Pete

Bull Brutus and you know it. You Kool-Aid drinkers pledge to the man and his flag. Spin it any way you want, you followers of Obama are no different than the people who belonged to The People's Temple.

KURTje

Yeah office cat. You preach freedom yet when I was honest with you, you cried & threathened me with FBI garbage. Another example of weak America...why I love the Corps. Deal wid it.....

Darwin's choice

Wow Big Dog, getting your nuts handed to you will come sooner than I thought!

Darwin's choice

Wow Big Dog, getting your nuts handed to you ! "snip, snip" !!

OneLocalVoice

I will not pledge allegiance to the “Brag” nor to his state of Obamacare, nor to the repulsive ideas for which he stands, one nation under Allah, in massive debt, with liberals trying to justify it all.

44846GWP

Ignorant.

EZOB

Tom Jackson,
This thing about writing on your hands or arms could be a good thing. Politicians are suppose to be taking oaths to serve "WE the People". They should write their promises on their hands and arms in permanent ink and pledge allegiance to their constituents. We us to hear that promises are made to be broken but now they are made to soon be totally forgotten. Paul

Darwin's choice

All these people are doing is copying Sarah Palin. How about it Big Dog? You threw her under the bus for writing on the palm of her hand, yet since this is your boy, it's OK ?

Contango

@ Dogbreath:

Jessica Alba used the "Pledge of Allegiance" as her format for supporting Pres. Obama.

It is 'not' just a "pledge to vote," it is a "pledge" to vote for Pres. Obama's political agenda.

You cannot separate Pres. Obama from his political agenda. A "pledge" to one is a "pledge" to both.

"Don't take so long to reply next time."?

THAT reads like the statement of an authoritarian fascist.

The Big Dog's back

contango, formerly winston smith until he was banned, is blabbering again.

Contango

@ Dogbreath:

"Contango" was my 'original' user name. Can you post under yours?

Who's had many more postings deleted?

Plus, I subscribe to the NR e-paper. How do you financially help support these blogs?

QED

8ballinthesidepocket

My pledge to Obuma is to not vote for him in November.

44846GWP

As a liberal, and a Democrat, and a Obama supporter, I have never heard of this. Sounds like b.s. to me.

Randy_Marsh

Not suprizing. Most liberal, Democrat, Obama supporters really do not know much of anything their messiah does.

Pete

Nor do they care what he does. They all have the mentality of that "Obama give me free cell phone!!!" lady that was hired to protest Romney in Cleveland.

Contango

@ Zippy:

Heck, you'd support an economic and fiscal illiterate and an incompetent stammering guy for Pres. if the Dems offered him up.

Oh wait, you already do.

Darkhorse

You have to be kidding. This is Nazi Germany at least not yet.

Restless1

One should sell his cloth and buy a sword.