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In a recent interview with GQ, former Bush adviser Karl Rove criticized Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) for “not wearing a flag lapel pin,” saying that “to a lot of ordinary people, putting that flag lapel pin on is true patriotism.” As Rove made this comment, however, interviewer Lisa Depaulo noticed that he wasn’t wearing a pin:
DEPAULO: You’re not wearing a flag pin, Karl.
ROVE: Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t. But I respect those who consciously get up in the morning and put a flag lapel pin on.
So let me see if I have this straight, Karl. It’s unpatriotic for Obama not to wear a flag lapel pin, but it’s no big deal when you don’t wear one. Is that about right?
These people make me so very tired.
And furthermore. You know what I think is unpatriotic, you lying, weaselly little fuck? Cherry-picking evidence to advance a fraudulent war with no end in sight after 6 long years, 4,013 confirmed dead American service members, over 28,000 American casualties and untold tens if not hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqi civilians. All just so your boss, the frat boy president, can work out his daddy issues on the world stage. So why don't you take your flag lapel pin and shove it up your ass. I realize you'll probably have to manoeuvre it around your head but give it try.