Obama flag (Courtesy Kokomo Perspective)
A seller on eBay has been offering American flags with the stars removed from the blue field and President Barack Obama’s face inserted, and outraged bloggers have promised to track the banners down.
“To whoever is currently manufacturing and selling those flags … I will personally and legally hunt each of you down for the sole purpose of making citizens arrests and prosecuting each and every one of you to the fullest [extent] of the law under U.S. Code pertaining to the flag of the United States of America,” wrote one participant in a forum at Atlas Shrugs, where blogger Pamela Geller posted the images.
“Understand this … you have every right in the world to support the person you voted for and I will stand right in front of you in the line of fire to defend that right. But the instant you put a single man on a higher pedestal than the law, whatever games you are playing are over and you lose … maybe forever.”
Posting that offered Obama flags
Geller’s website assured readers the image was “not a photoshop,” and in fact, WND found a now-ended sale on eBay offering the images for $4.99 plus $6.50 for postage. Despite the assurance that “more than 10” were available, the sale was abruptly ended this weekend.
Geller had this to say: “There is something terribly terribly wrong with this. It’s an Obamanation. Skin crawling.”
She reported it was spotted on a street in Kokomo, Ind., and WND found the item had been posted on eBay by a seller identified as onewikedclown.
On Geller’s site, another commenter had this to say: “This is just like Mao Zedong’s cult of personality. I wonder if we’ll soon see people carrying massive posters of ‘the messiah’ as he brings the country to utter economic ruin and geopolitical impotence?”
Another confirmed it is against the U.S. Flag Code to deface Old Glory, quoting, “The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.”
Another writer called the flag a “novelty,” and explained it would be classified in the same category as a bathing suit or a shirt, “even though it mimics the flag design.”
“Get over it, it’s tacky but meaningless,” wrote another. “I am going to go clean my guns.”