The PJ Tatler

Florida Democrats Fly Their Own Version of the US Flag (Update: Made in China)

The Lake County, Florida Democrats replaced the stars representing the states, with the one star to whom all good progs look for guidance.

This Ain’t Hell notes that things got a little touchy when some local military veterans confronted the Democrats about their desecration of the flag.

Don Van Beck, executive director of the Veterans Memorial at Fountain Park asked that the altered flag be removed, explaining that it was in violation of federal flag code. He offered a POW/MIA flag to fly in its place.

Nancy Hurlburt, the Democratic Party Chair for Lake County, said she would research the issue but didn’t take the Obama flag down immediately, prompting Van Beck to declare that they would take the flag down for her.

“No, you will not. This is private property,” Hurlbert responded.

After a short time spent ‘researching’, Hurlbert relented and took down the flag while the veterans looked on. She did not accept the POW/MIA flag offered as a replacement.

The Lake County Democrats also had a pic of that flag on their web site, but it has since been removed. What flew one day, is airbrushed from history the next.

Personally I’m less interested in what the US flag code has to say about this, than what the decision to fly such a flag says about the local Democratic party that flew it. Symbolically, they went full Dear Leader. You never go full Dear Leader.

Update: The Dear Leader bit was closer to the mark than I realized.

The final insult to veterans? The flag is made in China.