Skip to comments.Is the Star Spangled Banner An "Abomination"?
Posted on 06/12/2012 3:45:13 AM PDT by Kaslin
Talk show host, Bill Press, doesnt like the Star-Spangled Banner. Imagine: a liberal talk show thats not on NPR! His radio show is simulcast on Current TV. Bill Press likes provoking conservatives, but Im not sure we should be provoked by his outburst against the National Anthem. Bill Press seems to be testing the old philosophers question: If a tree falls in the forest and theres no one there to hear it, does it make a noise? If you say something on Current TV, does anyone hear it?
Press adds: It is a major crusade of mine to get rid of the Star-Spangled Banner. Now I know youre going to say I am not a true American, Im not patriotic. I dont think patriotism has anything to do with it. The National Anthem is just absolutely monumentally un-singable. I mean theres so much wrong with it. I dont know where to start. Its an abomination.
With Flag Day approaching, Bill Press sure chose a bad time to express his liberal disdain for a cherished national institution. He couldnt top Roseanne Barr, of course, who infamously scratched her crotch while O Saying, or Jose Feliciano, who forgot the words.
Still, its worth asking: What is it with liberals that they are forever saying and doing things that lead normal people to question their patriotismand then they howl in rage when folks question their patriotism?
Consider Barack Obama, the most liberal president in history. In 2007, then-Sen. Obama was campaigning in the Heartland. At the famous Iowa State Fair, he raised eyebrows when he failed to place his hand over his heart during the National Anthem. The photograph has been verified. Its curious. Hillary knew what to do. So did Gov. Bill Richardson and Sen. Tom Harkins missus. Liberals all, they nonetheless knew that folks expect their leaders to show respect for the flag.
Last year, the Internet exploded with condemnation for our First Lady and the President. Conservative bloggers charged that Mrs. Obama had said: All this for a d____d flag! But to determine this, viewers relied on lip reading.
It seems to me that the last time we tried to read a presidents lips, it didnt turn out so well. Read My Lips, was Bush 41s most memorable quote, and his most unfortunate one. Id give them the First Couple the benefit of the doubt on that one.
Much harder to excuse was President Obamas bowing to the King of Saudi Arabia.
This desert despot runs a country where there is no freedom. Converts from Islam are beheaded. Jews cannot live there. Christians cannot wear crosses there, or carry Bibles. And women cannot even drive out of that benighted country.
The President of the United States should bow to know one. No American should bow to a foreign monarch. But even if we did bow, Mr. Obama abased himself (and us) before one of the worlds worst tyrants.
Then, there was the matter of the Open Mic gaffe with outgoing Russian President Dmitri Medvedev. Mr. Obama was caught telling the Russian stand-in to let his puppet master in the Kremlin know that the U.S. would be more flexible after Obamas re-election. Surely this was the most shocking instance of collusion at the highest levels in American history.
The man Obama was signaling is Vladimir Putin, the ex-KGB agent who has reinstated Joe Stalins Soviet-era anthem and who has replaced in police headquarters a bust of Iron Felix Dzerzhinsky, the father of the dreaded Soviet secret police.
For Mr. Obama, this is part of a lifelong pattern. As a teen, he willingly associated himself with the Communist, Frank Marshall Davis. As Grove City College professor, Paul Kengor, Ph.D., has shown in his book-length treatment, Frank Marshall Davis was a strong influence on the young Barack Obama, an influence that Obama himself acknowledged in his first memoir, Dreams from My Father.
Scholar Stanley Kurtz documents the fact that Mr. Obamas early friendship with his Communist mentor, Davis, was no youthful excess. Obama himself notes that he sought out the most radical professors and students at Occidental College and at Columbia University. At Columbia, Obama admits he attended socialist conferences, but buries that concession in the middle of plays, museums, Central Park, and other Big Apple cultural attractions. Funny, he never mentions Yankee Stadium or the Statue of Liberty.
Only in an Obama Nation could the lyrics of our National Anthem be an abomination.
The Star-Spangled Banner calls us the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.
Those words inspire us all to actionto keep this Home of Freedom free.
Liberals can’t stand the war/patriotic references in the SSB. If they could write a national anthem, I’m sure it would be all about diversity, unions, universal health care, and gay marriage.
Just in time for Flag Day!
Bill Press is an abomination.
Barack Hussein Kardashian is an abomination.
The Star Spangled Banner is AMERICA.
don’t like it??? let me show you the door.
Ken Blackwell-spot on, as usual.
The Star Spangled Banner is a beautiful tune when played with the dignity and respect it deserves.Not like these clownish freaks who have sang it at past sporting events.
It’s not broke so don’t try to fix it.
I couldn’t agree more heartily with you. When played or sung traditionally and well, it is majestic and beautiful.
When done by the likes of Roseanne Barr and any number of performers, the disrespect is appalling.
NO... it is not... but anyone the denigrates it or trashes it IS an Abomination!
Compare liberal performers singing it to the Marine Corps Band playing it.
June 12, 2012 7:20:40 EDT · 12 of 12
rlmorel to puppypusher
Compare liberal performers singing it to the Marine Corps Band playing it.
Amen to that.
The national anthem simply tells the story of both our flag and country. How IRONIC in the 200th anniversary of the start of the war of 1812 this is even being a subject at all.
President Obama NEEDS to go, PERIOD!
You said it
Crusade? Isn't that an izzlamophobic term for liberals? Hate speech? My, my, Bill. I declare jihad upon you!!
It is stuff like this that I DO end questioning the patriotism of liberals.
A short correction to post number 18, “ I do end up questioning” the patriotism of liberals.
“For Mr. Obama, this is part of a lifelong pattern. As a teen, he willingly associated himself with the Communist, Frank Marshall Davis. As Grove City College professor, Paul Kengor, Ph.D., has shown in his book-length treatment, Frank Marshall Davis was a strong influence on the young Barack Obama, an influence that Obama himself acknowledged in his first memoir, Dreams from My Father.”
I am VERY SURPRISED that Grove City College, which is a VERY DEVOUT Christian college, DID NOT throw professor out on his ears.
“Press adds: It is a major crusade of mine to get rid of the Star-Spangled Banner. Now I know youre going to say I am not a true American, Im not patriotic. I dont think patriotism has anything to do with it. The National Anthem is just absolutely monumentally un-singable. I mean theres so much wrong with it. I dont know where to start. Its an abomination.
Then Mr. Press did not hear what I consider the best, all time presentation on the national anthem, sadly, we lost her early this year, the late Whitney Houston’s presentation of it which showed the different vocal levels of her presentation, the way it should be sung.
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