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

KnuckleDragger

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Personal attacks (including: name calling, presumption of guilt or guilt by association, insensitivity, or picking fights).

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.

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