Wearing a flag pin doesn't prove a da...

Wearing a flag pin doesn't prove a darn thing

There are 392 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from May 18, 2008, titled Wearing a flag pin doesn't prove a darn thing. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

John McCain obviously doesn't love Jesus enough. You can tell just by looking at his lapel -- where there's no miniature replica of our Lord and Savior.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Orlando Sentinel.

First Prev
of 20
Next Last
Lagoonwatcherfla

Palm Coast, FL

#3 May 18, 2008
You are so on target Mr. Maxwell. I see a draft dodging coward like Bush wear the flag but this is America and I fought for even that idiots right to wear it or not.A flag pin will not be on my list of factors as to who gets my vote in November.

Since: Jul 07

Orlando

#5 May 18, 2008
Only True Christians wear Jesus on thear sleeves... er I mean lapels.
Seriously, the whole hysteria about lapel-pin "patriotism" is laughable.
I am in the military and wouldn't be caught dead wearing one of those cheap Chinese gimmicks. I think actions speak louder than tacky accessories.
If you truly support the troops you would want them out of this unnecessary and never-ending war.
Bruce

Ocala, FL

#6 May 18, 2008
Typical Democrat tactic Mr Maxwell. If you have no convincing arguments for your position demonize your opponents as morons(or racists, draft dodgers, homophobes ect).
Senator Obama made an issue of the flag pin, as other Democrats have, to appeal to his far left constituency, the Democrat activists, Hollywood folk and nearly all print and electronic media people. That makes the issue fair game.
a veteran

Orlando, FL

#7 May 18, 2008
I have supported Scott maxwell in the past...but no more....and today I will cancel my subscription to the sentinel (sure it wont close the newspapers door, but I will feel better).......Mr. Maxwell should read the story of the flag as men and women laid down their lives for it in our violent history. Is it to much to ask the potential commander-in-chief to wear that little symbol for us?
zshopgirl

West Monroe, LA

#8 May 18, 2008
Thank you Scott for confirming that I'm not losing my mind. The problem is "we Americans" and our quest for non-knowledge. Society's been so caught up in the trivial drivel that we no longer recognize what makes an issue news worthy. Sadly that's a cultural thing because it isn't just political. It applies to almost every "news cast" from local to national. Gossip isn't newsworthy and speculation doesn't make it so.
Opportunity Tax

Dallas, TX

#9 May 18, 2008
Obviously we aren't at war and the economy is not a mess because we talk about silly stuff. The police action in the middle east affects 150,000 soldiers and their families. Not a nation. The stock market is fine and the housing market is slumping for all those folks that made a lot of money off commissions and paperwork when the equity markets decided land was good. It's a good market for someone wishing to buy a house.

Life is good in America. The fact is that we have poor candidates for President. It's happened before, but not in a long while. So, we talk about the way the walk, talk and chew gum.
duppy conqueror

Satellite Beach, FL

#10 May 18, 2008
Could it be, Mr. Maxwell, the absence of Mr. Obama's lapel pin is significant when viewed in context with other aspects of his so-called anti-American character?

We do know that some of Obama's freinds are unabashedly anti-American; his wife pro-claimed she was never once proud of her country until a few months ago; Obama is eager to speak with some of our country's most dire enemies; and it is documented that Obama some times does not place his hand over the heart during the national anthem.

While none of these prove the man un-American (whatever that my mean anyhow), collectively they cast aspersion on his character and place in question his true intentions.
Magic Phan

Tampa, FL

#11 May 18, 2008
Refusing to wear a flag pin when you are running for president suggests a lot of things. As a liberal, you are hoping to keep that hidden.
RBS

Lady Lake, FL

#12 May 18, 2008
Maxwell has always been way left. No questions. He's a great example of how many Americans are going soft. If it feels good, do it or don't..whatever. Forget the morals. This article is another of the media's love for Obama and how he will get coddled through the campaign. As for the pin, it's a symbol of freedom. It is important to me that anyone wanting to lead our country should be proud of it. And Lynum ought to know a lot about debating with morons!! What a joke Maxwell!

Since: Jul 07

Orlando

#13 May 18, 2008
a veteran wrote:
I have supported Scott maxwell in the past...but no more....and today I will cancel my subscription to the sentinel (sure it wont close the newspapers door, but I will feel better).......Mr. Maxwell should read the story of the flag as men and women laid down their lives for it in our violent history. Is it to much to ask the potential commander-in-chief to wear that little symbol for us?
You may also want to stop visiting their website which generates ad revenue. That would kind of defeat the purpose of your boycott.
Michael Hazzard

United States

#14 May 18, 2008
Magic Phan wrote:
Refusing to wear a flag pin when you are running for president suggests a lot of things. As a liberal, you are hoping to keep that hidden.
U guys are old and worn out and u suck...
westiegirl

Apopka, FL

#15 May 18, 2008
Why did they put this article in the headline section on yahoo? I never seen an opinion article there before. Obviously there is an ajenda on the part of yahoo and the orlando sentinel. Its not just that Obama doesn't wear the pin, the fact is that he was offered and refused it. He said "I will not wear that pin."
I believe we are a blessed nation and an ungrateful people. We are spoiled and have lost the spirit and principles that made our nation great. Why would anyone refuse to wear something that represents freedom and the sacrifice that thousands have gone through to keep us free? I have my opinions about that and others have theirs. All I know is "I will not vote for that man."

Since: Jul 07

Orlando

#16 May 18, 2008
If the best argument the neocons have against Obama is that he doesn't always wear tacky accoutrements, he's a shoe-in for November.
The Islamic connection failed and once people realize that pins don't mean a damn thing this brouhaha won't matter either.
GGG

Orlando, FL

#17 May 18, 2008
Finally, somebody wrote the column I wish I could have done myself. Nice job, Scott.
Patriotism matters

Orlando, FL

#18 May 18, 2008
Although I would expect anyone that was running for any political position to express their patriotism in every possible way, the lack of a flag lapel pin doesn't bother me nearly as much as BO's refusal to recite the Pledge of Allegiance on several occasions or to even cover his heart with his hands and pretend to say the words. One wonders which part or parts of the Pledge he objects to most. All in all, it is clear that he is no patriot, with or without a pin, and given his complete lack of experience is not fit to run this country.
Wake up America!
born again republican

Center Hill, FL

#19 May 18, 2008
I will cancel my subscription to the sentine
i love america .. i wear the chinese made pin.. scott has no idea what he is talking about.. i am retired militray and i will no longer buy the newspaper cuz of mr maxwell the leftist..
Gene

Orlando, FL

#20 May 18, 2008
Since the Republicans gave nothing to run on again this election. A good economy, I dont thinks so. Success at war, not hardly. A country that is respected by all,nope. It is no wonder they are attacking something as stupid as this. Sorry people but after 7 years of Republicans allowing their corporate pals to rape the American people. I will be voted for Mr Obama. Lapel or no lapel.
Roger

Winter Garden, FL

#21 May 18, 2008
born again republican wrote:
I will cancel my subscription to the sentine
i love america .. i wear the chinese made pin.. scott has no idea what he is talking about.. i am retired militray and i will no longer buy the newspaper cuz of mr maxwell the leftist..
yeah.....that will show 'em
GGG

Orlando, FL

#22 May 18, 2008
Reading these comments, it's as if some of you neo-cons failed to read the actual column. Flag pins don't mean jack. In your mind, Obama should move to Florida, resurrect and get the I Believe license plate bill passed. Then he should install the plate on each car, wear a cross, St. Christopher medal and flag pin. That would make him unstoppable, and everybody could tell at a glance what he stands for without bothering to delve beyond the surface by reading an article or two about his positions.

While we're at it, why don't we ask McCain to wear (in addition to his flag pin) the following pins:

"I'm one of the Keating 5!"
"Yes, my Wife Stole and Used Narcotics from her foundation, what of it?"
"John Hagee is not a bigot!"

John McCain is WAY more scandalous than Obama, but he gets a free pass because he's a war hero. And for all we know, Obama wears flag underwear.
WDRussell

Monroeville, PA

#23 May 18, 2008
Some people would rather worship symbolism over deeds.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 20
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Jack Kingston Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Milo Yiannopoulos, Larry Wilmore go head-to-hea... Mar '17 C Kersey 15
News NBCa s Katy Tur tells a Trump-backing congressm... (Sep '16) Sep '16 Go Blue Forever 4
News The unstoppable Donald Trump (Feb '16) Feb '16 Abandon Ship 1
News Mark James Miller: Why Republicans Wage War On ... (May '15) May '15 Tazo 1
News News Guide: Highlights of Georgia elections (Nov '14) Nov '14 Mykro 5
News Republicans demand President Obama institute a ... (Oct '14) Oct '14 TeaBagging for Am... 3
News Don't like the cameras? Don't run the red light (Jul '14) Sep '14 Stone 4
More from around the web