Obama Turning Right?

A lapel Flag PinIn a July 4th Washington Post piece, “A Man of Seasoned Principles”, reprinted in the Philadelphia Inquirer on July 7th as “As he pivots right, pinning down Obama is harder than it seems” by Charles Krauthammer, Barack Obama’s turn to the right has been noted and now discussed even more vividly than some other Op-Ed articles.

Krauthammer remarks on the obvious to everyone about Obama’s recent conversion to Patriotism with the following comment (you’ve probably noticed yourself, but didn’t think about it – Krauthammer does):

You’ll notice Barack Obama is now wearing a flag pin. Again. During the primary campaign, he refused to, explaining that he’d worn one after Sept. 11 but then stopped because it ‘became a substitute for, I think, true patriotism.’ So why is he back to sporting pseudo-patriotism on his chest? Need you ask? The primaries are over. While seducing the hard-core MoveOn Democrats that delivered him the caucuses — hence, the Democratic nomination — Obama not only disdained the pin. He disparaged it. Now that he’s running in a general election against John McCain, and in dire need of the gun-and-God-clinging working-class votes he could not win against Hillary Clinton, the pin is back. His country ’tis of thee.”

Well said, Mr. K!

You may enjoy the entire article in the Washington Post by CLICKING HERE.

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