No, that’s an actual flag …

posted at 8:40 pm on October 13, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

… but you can understand why people might wonder.  Barack Obama gave a speech today in Ohio, and we’ve heard from a number of people who wondered when Obama rolled out a new flag:

Is that an Obama flag, with a big O on a field of stars?  Actually, no, although this may shock some of our e-mailers.  It’s the actual state flag of Ohio:

I’d scold people for not realizing this, but with Obama’s track record, the suspicion is entirely understandable.  For instance, we have the Obama Seal:

Vero Possumus! And we have version 2:

Let’s not forget the Obama coin collection, proclaiming him President already:

And all of this culminates in the Barackopolis:

The flag’s coming, I’m sure.


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No, that’s an actual flag …

At least not until January….

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CapedConservative on October 13, 2008 at 8:41 PM

The question that concerns me more: Is that an actual Presidential candidate?????

Bishop on October 13, 2008 at 8:41 PM

Ha. Just a little bit of work on the O and it could be his flag.

BadgerHawk on October 13, 2008 at 8:41 PM

Good one! I needed a good laugh today. Thanks!

Yeah, I think the new flag could be coming.

freeus on October 13, 2008 at 8:42 PM

Yeah, watching the big “O” make that speech today on the news…that’s exactly what I thought at first…some kind of new Obama flag. Then it hit me he was speaking in Ohio.

JetBoy on October 13, 2008 at 8:44 PM

I saw that and wondered the same thing! lol

becki51758 on October 13, 2008 at 8:44 PM

I like the subtle, “In God We Trust, The President” on the coin case.

Come on, admit it… we all are just waiting for him to perform an actual miracle and change his name to Nicolae Carpathia.

cryptojunkie on October 13, 2008 at 8:44 PM

With all the reported voter fraud going on in Ohio and the State AG not doing a damn thing about it (she is a HUGE Obama supporter) it may as well be his flag. he believes the state is in the bag.

Agent of the Cross on October 13, 2008 at 8:44 PM

Whew…. I was watching that on the news and was asking myself what kind of flag was that behind Duh 1.

Hog Wild on October 13, 2008 at 8:45 PM

Someone put a Big “O” around a ACORN symbol on a flag.

It would all fit.

William Amos on October 13, 2008 at 8:47 PM

The flag’s coming, I’m sure.

Yeah – a pastel version of this one.

Connie on October 13, 2008 at 8:47 PM

Come on, admit it… we all are just waiting for him to perform an actual miracle and change his name to Nicolae Carpathia.

Isn’t that a Greek name? Greek as in Greek columns in Barackopolis?

jgapinoy on October 13, 2008 at 8:49 PM

Does anyone know what all the writing is on the {gag, spit} gold coin?

tru2tx on October 13, 2008 at 8:50 PM

“O” no, he di’nt!

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 13, 2008 at 8:50 PM

“Nicolae Carpathia.”

oh yippee, we haven’t had a religious flame war in … 1/2 a day …

[!!]

Buckaroo on October 13, 2008 at 8:50 PM

I’m laughing because I contend he’s not intelligent enough to think up this trash and it’s his party that’s putting all this crap out there for us to gobble up. Oh are we in for it.

mixplix on October 13, 2008 at 8:51 PM

Does anyone know what all the writing is on the {gag, spit} gold coin?

tru2tx on October 13, 2008 at 8:50 PM

Si se puede.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 13, 2008 at 8:51 PM

Someone put a Big “O” around a ACORN symbol on a flag.

And the leftist masses will trample over the old flag (a la Ayers) to hoist the new one.

jgapinoy on October 13, 2008 at 8:51 PM

I can’t wait until they LOSE!

dmarie on October 13, 2008 at 8:51 PM

I like the subtle, “In God We Trust, The President” on the coin case.

cryptojunkie on October 13, 2008 at 8:44 PM

Should be:

“In God We Trust, This President—unnnn not so much.”

IrishEi on October 13, 2008 at 8:52 PM

Although I did hear that Vermont is going change their state name to Obama after the election. ;-)

Hummer53 on October 13, 2008 at 8:56 PM

Although I did hear that Vermont is going change their state name to Obama after the election. ;-)
Hummer53 on October 13, 2008 at 8:56 PM

Actually, if Odummy were to win, all 57 states would be required to name themselves after him.

Bishop on October 13, 2008 at 9:01 PM

he may lose yet… from ace of spades:

ACORN in Lake County, Indiana: All 2,100 of First 2,100 ACORN Registrations Fraudulent
—Ace

ACORN registrations not going well.

scrubjay on October 13, 2008 at 9:01 PM

I can’t wait until they LOSE!
dmarie on October 13, 2008 at 8:51 PM

Me too, though I’ll be in my bunker for a few days afterward, riding out the riots.

Bishop on October 13, 2008 at 9:03 PM

I really cannot stand this a$$hole. He makes Hillary look good…4 years of his condescending BS lectures. Argggggh.

Dingbat63 on October 13, 2008 at 9:03 PM

Just asking, but does Zero’s campaign usually intermingle state flags with US flags, or was this particular flag just irresitable to the campaign flacks? Remember, Ohio starts with an ‘O’ and ends with an ‘O’. In this case, of course, the entire nation as we know it will end with this particular ‘O’.

pistolero on October 13, 2008 at 9:04 PM

Come on, admit it… we all are just waiting for him to perform an actual miracle and change his name to Nicolae Carpathia

Well, with only a little assistance from his friends, he’s made billions of dollars and gigantic financial institutions simply disappear.

innominatus on October 13, 2008 at 9:04 PM

ACORN registrations not going well.
scrubjay on October 13, 2008 at 9:01 PM

That this entire organization hasn’t been thrown in jail to await trial is a national disgrace.

If ACORN were a conservative outfit, the MSM would be raising holy hell about it.

Bishop on October 13, 2008 at 9:05 PM

Actually, if Odummy were to win, all 57 states would be required to name themselves after him.

If Virginia goes for Obama, then I volunteer us as the first state to rename ourselves. Husseinia!!!

pistolero on October 13, 2008 at 9:06 PM

The flag’s coming, I’m sure.

Oh man, I never thought of that… but at this point it wouldn’t be surprising.

I’m tempted to here:

This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate…

… but I’m gonna stop short. Hahaha.

RightWinged on October 13, 2008 at 9:09 PM

On Drudge:

a video of a pro-McCain march through Manhattan
and the expected reaction….
it must have been the NYT lunch break.

silverfox on October 13, 2008 at 9:10 PM

you rep’s can all fug yourself, O is going to win and that is that, now stuff it u fing reps.
foxone on October 13, 2008 at 9:05 PM

Anyone have a Klingon™ translator handy? I all I got out of this was, “Ok Muk KooROK!”

Bishop on October 13, 2008 at 9:12 PM

you will lose, so name your state whatever u want, you losers
foxone on October 13, 2008 at 9:09 PM

“Dook Kuk, Caruk HAK NookaLAK!” Back at ya, sis.

Bishop on October 13, 2008 at 9:14 PM

The flag’s coming, I’m sure.

I wonder what it will look like.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_flag

CurtZHP on October 13, 2008 at 9:15 PM

so much for your ‘conservitive’ bs.

Definitely an Obarfybot.

Bishop on October 13, 2008 at 9:15 PM

Looks like we need remedial geography lessons for a few fellow citizens.

Question, is foxone for real?

Zorro on October 13, 2008 at 9:15 PM

I’d scold people for not realizing this, but with Obama’s track record,

Well,thanks Ed, for now “scolding” us. WTF? I think I’m getting damn tired of this whole campaign.

labwriter on October 13, 2008 at 9:17 PM

“Zorro on October 13, 2008 at 9:15 PM”

sadly, yes …

Buckaroo on October 13, 2008 at 9:17 PM

“now” = not

sorry

labwriter on October 13, 2008 at 9:17 PM

The real Obama flag

JetBoy on October 13, 2008 at 9:18 PM

Question, is foxone for real?

Zorro on October 13, 2008 at 9:15 PM

Just a drooling troll. Notice how he punches out several comments in quick succession hoping to stir up the pot.

*yawn*

IrishEi on October 13, 2008 at 9:18 PM

Looks like we need remedial geography lessons for a few fellow citizens.

Question, is foxone for real?

Zorro on October 13, 2008 at 9:15 PM

yes, i am for real, and the nation had better start doing something, other wise BO will be our wonderful pres and u will pay more and thank him for it.

foxone on October 13, 2008 at 9:20 PM

0bama- Saved By Zero.

profitsbeard on October 13, 2008 at 9:21 PM

The real Obama flag…

JetBoy on October 13, 2008 at 9:18 PM

He’s an eunuch?

Entelechy on October 13, 2008 at 9:21 PM

The real Obama flag…
JetBoy on October 13, 2008 at 9:18 PM

I dunno…someone could get their eye put out by that sharp horn.

Bishop on October 13, 2008 at 9:23 PM

0bama- Saved By Zero.
profitsbeard on October 13, 2008 at 9:21 PM

One of the greatest tunes ever and you…you…*splutter*…you connect it to…him?

Get out.

Bishop on October 13, 2008 at 9:24 PM

I dunno…someone could get their eye put out by that sharp horn.
Bishop on October 13, 2008 at 9:23 PM

That might be a good thing. My Mom always said, “You won’t be happy ’til someone loses an eye!”

IrishEi on October 13, 2008 at 9:26 PM

Bishop at 9:24 PM-

Less than Zero didn’t have a song, so I went for the next closest title. (…plus I wanted to rinse O out of my head for a minute…) :^)

profitsbeard on October 13, 2008 at 9:29 PM

profitsbeard on October 13, 2008 at 9:29 PM

You could have gone this route.

Obama Documentary:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093407/

Bishop on October 13, 2008 at 9:32 PM

I’m sure Michelle will hold one up after is inaguration.
I wonder if she’ll be wearing black gloves?
January is a very cold month in D.C.

rightwingmom on October 13, 2008 at 9:40 PM

Being from Ohio i knew immediately what it was. But based on his past history of ‘adapting’ things for his own benefit I can surely understand the confusion!

dustoffmom on October 13, 2008 at 9:45 PM

People who are in a perpetual moral crisis always cling to something that will allegedly heal everything. Obama is the shaman who will deliver us the utopia that should have existed a long time ago were it not for those evil haters of peace–the capitalists and the warmongers and the uneducated hill folk who talk with funny accents.

It’s unbelievable that people are voting for this idiot.

Metro on October 13, 2008 at 10:02 PM

I saw the flag, but I was too busy writing down all the stuff Barry promised me in his speech. I’m getting a lot of stuff, right?

Mr_Magoo on October 13, 2008 at 10:09 PM

It is now final. Obama will win with 364 electoral votes.

jay12 on October 13, 2008 at 10:10 PM

Metro on October 13, 2008 at 10:02 PM

“Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one”

Mr_Magoo on October 13, 2008 at 10:12 PM

Its a personal banner, like one that signifies clan ownership and it appears to have been displayed at the same height as the American flag.

Speakup on October 13, 2008 at 10:17 PM

Hay ed, cut me off, I am done with Hot Air, thank you.

foxone on October 13, 2008 at 10:52 PM

Please, oh please come out with your own flag soon, Barry. Please!!

Grafted on October 14, 2008 at 12:08 AM

Let’s not forget the Obama coin collection, proclaiming him President already:

Ed, that’s not fair, he had nothing to do with those coins.

mycowardice on October 14, 2008 at 12:12 AM

We’re confused here. It’s not an O it’s a zero. Let’s get it right.

Mojave Mark on October 14, 2008 at 12:37 AM

OK, scold me.

I thought it was his new flag too. It had me so upset that I can’t sleep, and now I’m up posting instead.

Thank God I know what that damn flag is now.

13Girl on October 14, 2008 at 1:25 AM

The flags are real. The candidate’s fake.

Ronnie on October 14, 2008 at 2:02 AM

B.O. stinks!

On another subject: Lib cestpool, the Nickelodeon Channel, is running their “Kids Pick the President” online election. Anyone can vote. I just voted about 50 times. Log on! Vote Often. See what it’s like to be an ACORN voter.

http://www.nick.com/kpp/

Incidentally, they’ve run this over the past ten years, and Gore and Kerry both won in landslides.

If anyone out there doubts that Nick is an extreme lib endoctrination source to American kids, let me spell it out! Nick pushes everything from Dora the Explorer (who teaches you have to speak Spanish to get anywhere) to South of Nowhere (which is about a 15 year old girl who discovers she is a lesbian who ends up in a sexual relationship with the “bad girl” of the school).

Since Nick is such a sewer of lib scum, I suggest all HA and MM bloggers just vote away for McCain. Not sure if it will do any good, buy what the heck.

ErinF on October 14, 2008 at 2:11 AM

Scary that the first thing I thought of was the Cuban flag.

NTropy on October 14, 2008 at 2:14 AM

His first act as President will be to add stars to the flag to represent all 57 states in which he campaigned.

saint kansas on October 14, 2008 at 3:51 AM

His first act as President will be to add stars to the flag to represent all 57 states in which he campaigned.

saint kansas on October 14, 20

No, I believe his first act will be to triple the secret service protection around himself. That big “O” symbol will be a target on his forehead and many people will be practicing their long-range technique. No, Ed, I’m not advocating this. Murder, even of bottom-feeding scum like Obama, is morally wrong and against God’s will. I’m just pointing out what you know to be true but don’t want to admit. Besides, it’s no worse a thought than the “kill Bush” T-shirts I’ve seen out there. Every philosophy has it’s extreme proponents. It’s only a question of what pushes them over the edge. What do you think?

SKYFOX on October 14, 2008 at 5:15 AM

The Disunited States of Obama.

Not only a place, but a state of mind!

moxie_neanderthal on October 14, 2008 at 9:13 AM

and if we’re opposed to THIS alleged flag I guess we’re racist? The flag our forefathers fought and died for isn’t good enough?

I dont think I’d worry about Palin being one heartbeat away from the Presidency (which in another thread mentioned why its not a worry), but I’d worry about Biden being a heartbeat away from it.

johnnyU on October 14, 2008 at 9:23 AM

Wait a minute,nice try,Obama claimes there’s
57 States,where are the other flags from the
other states?Hmmmmm.haha

canopfor on October 14, 2008 at 2:53 PM