I can't say it any better than this:
Okay, let's judge Obama by his own words.
Barack Obama made a big deal last week of not wearing an American flag in his lapel as other presidential candidates do, saying he didn't need it to prove his patriotism. "I probably haven't worn a flag pin in a very long time," he told a TV interviewer in Iowa.
Now, there's nothing wrong with not wearing a flag pin, and if it were just a personal preference, it would be a nonissue. But Obama had to politicize this, first by sneering at those who wear flags as hypocrites and then using it to woo the fringe left, a key Democratic voting bloc in the primary season.
"My attitude is that I'm less concerned about what you're wearing on your lapel than what's in your heart," he lectured. "You show your patriotism by how you treat your fellow Americans, especially those who serve. You show your patriotism by being true to our values and ideals."
"You show your patriotism by how you treat your fellow Americans, especially those who serve."Senator Obama, how did you vote on the resolution condemning MoveOn's attack on General David Petraeus?
He did not vote.
It was not important enough to him to defend the honor of one of those who serve to show up in DC and cast a vote.
"You show your patriotism by being true to our values and ideals."Senator, how did you vote on the cloture motion for Senate Amendment 312, which was "To prohibit the recruitment of persons to participate in terrorism, to clarify that the revocation of an alien's visa or other documentation is not subject to judicial review, to strengthen the Federal Government's ability to detain dangerous criminal aliens, including murderers, rapists, and child molesters, until they can be removed from the United States, to prohibit the rewarding of suicide bombings and allow adequate punishments for terrorists murders, kidnappings, and sexual assaults, and for other purposes"?
He voted nay.
He would not permit an amendment to permit the government to detain child molesters.
He would not vote for cloture on an amendment that would prohibit rewarding suicide bombers.
He's right on one thing. He could wear a dozen American flags on his lapel and they wouldn't hide his disdain for the troops and his failure to support American ideals.