Video: Democrats refuse to stand for Pledge of Allegiance

posted at 1:35 pm on June 30, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Via the Weasel Zippers and Say Anything, behold the latest in blogospheric outrage: Democrats refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance! In this case, though, the context actually improves the story. This takes place in Albany, where the New York state Senate remains locked in a power struggle in an evenly divided chamber. Rather than an insult to American patriotism, the Democrats here engaged in an insult to the intelligence of New Yorkers:

Is petulance the highest form of patriotism? After all, according to the Democratic leader of the California assembly, dissent is apparently now terrorism.  Maybe the Democrats on the other coast want to make tantrums and sandbox tactics into democracy.

In this case, the refusal to stand comes as the culmination of a series of childish gestures.  One member plays exies no erasies with the podium, while her colleagues try to make the chamber into the Democratic Club playhouse (no Republican cooties allowed!).  When Republicans try to start the session on their own terms, the Democrats refuse to acknowledge their authority to do so — which is why they remained seated, except for one Democrat, who got pulled back down by his desk partner.

Maybe it’s time for New Yorkers to send blankies to their state Senate and insist that their elected representatives take nap time, followed by lessons on sharing.  Everything these people know, they learned in kindergarten — or maybe pre-school.


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Honestly, I’ve always liked that one. In Christianity, God isn’t some being for whom our personal happiness isn’t worth consideration. Not only did he make wine, it was good wine, the best that had yet been seen at that wedding, which is really saying something.

But then, I like wine, so that might be a personal issue.

Esthier on June 30, 2009 at 5:45 PM

You’ve gotta love a Man/God who’s first recorded miracle was to keep the party going. :)

Rogue Traveler on July 1, 2009 at 10:25 AM

It simply doesn’t follow that they would embrace that which they first deemed impossible, unless it happened.

OhEssYouCowboys on June 30, 2009 at 6:34 PM

Sure, but considering they wrote this decades after Jesus was executed, it’s easy for a skeptic to make the claim that they never really doubted, that, that part of the story was just put in their to make them appear more credible.

LevStrauss on June 30, 2009 at 6:53 PM

Not really doing much for me. I prefer the “brood of vipers” take down instead.

Really. Perhaps someone else did write those words and I just couldn’t remember off the top who it was. Did you ever think of that? I guess not.

MB4 on July 1, 2009 at 12:34 AM

In that case, I’ll rephrase my post.

You’re better when you stick to citing words other people wrote.

Better?

Hint: Lev was the cat, not you.

MB4 on July 1, 2009 at 12:37 AM

So I should just ignore his hypocritical whining because he might hurt me? Yeah, still makes no sense.

Esthier on July 1, 2009 at 10:28 AM

If they won’t stand for the Pledge or National Anthem, it is obvious they do not stand for anything that is not in their own self interest.

MSGTAS on July 1, 2009 at 10:28 AM

You’ve gotta love a Man/God who’s first recorded miracle was to keep the party going. :)

Rogue Traveler on July 1, 2009 at 10:25 AM

And take it up a notch!

Esthier on July 1, 2009 at 10:36 AM

Rather than an insult to American patriotism, the Democrats here engaged in an insult to the intelligence of New Yorkers:

They are merely following Obama’s lead. Nothing newsworthy about that.

Such is todays Democrat Party.

DannoJyd on July 1, 2009 at 10:50 AM

Petulance…..The reality is that these people are making law backed by the full weight of the state which can and will take your wealth, liberty, or both to enforce and ensure your obedience to whatever they enact.

cjk on July 1, 2009 at 2:08 PM

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