Nobody is saying they are unpatriotic... (updated)

Thomas Lifson
Actions do speak louder than words. Democrats tossed 12,000 American flags in the garbage following their convention. This sort of thing takes the breath away. How much do you have to hate America to do such a thing? Have they never heard of the fine people of the VFW and American Legion who proudly help dispose of worn and otherwise useless flags with dignity?

David Harsanyi of the Denver Post caught wind of the story:  

This morning, Republicans tell me that a worker at Invesco Field in Denver saved thousands of unused flags from the Democratic National Convention that were headed for the garbage. Guerrilla campaigning. They will use these flags at their own event today in Colorado Springs with John McCain and Sarah Palin.
Democrats' disgrace
Picture via DenverPost.com

As well they should. All Americans need to understand the kind of people running the Democratic Party.

Hat tip: All-American Blogger, Susan L.

Update -- Russ Vaughn adds:

The callous, disrespectful disposal of some 12,000 handheld American flags left behind at Invesco Field following the Barackopolis speech is being skillfully manipulated by the McCain campaign, which rescued them before they could be dumped at a landfill and is now in the process of redistributing them to attendees at a McCain/Palin rally in Colorado Springs.

There are federal rules for the disposal of flags, rules which do not include hauling 12,000 of them off to a landfill in plastic garbage bags. But then, isn't that just so Liberal, waving thousands of flags for the network cameras then tossing them as soon as the lights go down?

One thing to be alert for here is how Barack Obama will respond to this colossal blunder. If history is any guide, Obama will try to divert responsibility to his staff, but then wasn't it Barry who just this week has been reminding the world that he is the executive responsible for running his giant campaign organization?

Update: The Democrats' response, and more, via Fox News:
"The vendor supposedly found trash bags full of flags in and near garbage bins, and turned them over to the McCain campaign.
"Boy Scouts were sorting through 84 bags of flags in Colorado on Saturday, before a McCain supporter had veterans distribute them to the audience.

"Damon Jones, spokesman for the Democratic National Convention Committee, released a statement saying McCain should applaud the fact that thousands of American flags were 'proudly waved' at their convention.

“'But instead his supporters wrongfully took leftover bundles of our flags from the stadium to play out a cheap political stunt calling into question our patriotism,' he said." 

Right. To paraphrase Monty Python:

Those flags weren't in garbage bags because they were garbage. They were just resting..."

Update: Red State looks for a flag at the DNC and finds one. RS also finds discareded flags, in with other garbage. Not just resting.
Actions do speak louder than words. Democrats tossed 12,000 American flags in the garbage following their convention. This sort of thing takes the breath away. How much do you have to hate America to do such a thing? Have they never heard of the fine people of the VFW and American Legion who proudly help dispose of worn and otherwise useless flags with dignity?

David Harsanyi of the Denver Post caught wind of the story:  

This morning, Republicans tell me that a worker at Invesco Field in Denver saved thousands of unused flags from the Democratic National Convention that were headed for the garbage. Guerrilla campaigning. They will use these flags at their own event today in Colorado Springs with John McCain and Sarah Palin.
Democrats' disgrace
Picture via DenverPost.com

As well they should. All Americans need to understand the kind of people running the Democratic Party.

Hat tip: All-American Blogger, Susan L.

Update -- Russ Vaughn adds:

The callous, disrespectful disposal of some 12,000 handheld American flags left behind at Invesco Field following the Barackopolis speech is being skillfully manipulated by the McCain campaign, which rescued them before they could be dumped at a landfill and is now in the process of redistributing them to attendees at a McCain/Palin rally in Colorado Springs.

There are federal rules for the disposal of flags, rules which do not include hauling 12,000 of them off to a landfill in plastic garbage bags. But then, isn't that just so Liberal, waving thousands of flags for the network cameras then tossing them as soon as the lights go down?

One thing to be alert for here is how Barack Obama will respond to this colossal blunder. If history is any guide, Obama will try to divert responsibility to his staff, but then wasn't it Barry who just this week has been reminding the world that he is the executive responsible for running his giant campaign organization?

Update: The Democrats' response, and more, via Fox News:
"The vendor supposedly found trash bags full of flags in and near garbage bins, and turned them over to the McCain campaign.
"Boy Scouts were sorting through 84 bags of flags in Colorado on Saturday, before a McCain supporter had veterans distribute them to the audience.

"Damon Jones, spokesman for the Democratic National Convention Committee, released a statement saying McCain should applaud the fact that thousands of American flags were 'proudly waved' at their convention.

“'But instead his supporters wrongfully took leftover bundles of our flags from the stadium to play out a cheap political stunt calling into question our patriotism,' he said." 

Right. To paraphrase Monty Python:

Those flags weren't in garbage bags because they were garbage. They were just resting..."

Update: Red State looks for a flag at the DNC and finds one. RS also finds discareded flags, in with other garbage. Not just resting.