On day one of the Democrat National Convention, you’d have an easier time finding Waldo than an American flag. You could however, find a Palestinian flag flying inside the convention, and protestors carrying Communist flags outside.
This came just days after Jon Stewart appeared on Stephen Colbert’s show to tell Trump supporters that “they don’t own patriotism.” Apparently they do. There were no fewer than 36 American flags flying on the RNC main stage, and you didn’t have to look hard to see attendees carrying their own in the audience. Between the two conventions, one clearly had a monopoly on patriotism.
After much outrage, the DNC is in damage control mode. The Daily Mail reports:
After slogging through a boisterous convention on the floor, Democrats were forced to make a last-minute adjustment to the on-stage decor, after a report pointed out there were no American flags present.
There wasn’t a single American flag onstage – notwithstanding the fact that most of the speakers were lawmakers, who each have Capitol offices festooned with flags and other patriotic ware.
The flag’s absence mostly escaped notice, even as Democrats opened the proceedings with both the Pledge of Allegiance and the Star Spangled Banner, which celebrates the missing flag. But after the Daily Caller reported on the unusual absence, an official was observed wheeling flags onto the stage Tuesday.
Apparently they could only get a few flags on short notice…
A total of EIGHT flags, placed waaaaay off to the side. As the afterthought they so clearly were. Can you even see them in this picture?
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]