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SPEAK OUT: Obama Campaign Poster Has Redesigned American Flag

The poster has the Obama-Biden logo replacing the stars in the Stars and Stripes. Share your thoughts.

For sale on the Barack Obama campaign website: a print of the American flag -- with the Obama-Biden campaign logo replacing the stars.

According to store.barackobama.com, the print, called "Our Stripes: Country Print," is $35. The website description reads, "Screen print designed by Ross Bruggink and Dan Olson of Studio MPLS. Limited edition (250 units), hand-numbered, 24'' x 36'' and made in the USA."

The overall flag image is in the outline of the continental 48 states, but appears not to include Alaska or Hawaii, the president's birthplace.

It's not immediately known whether any other U.S. president has ever redesigned the American flag for campaign purposes, but this development certainly could be regarded as unique.

And it already has provoked some controversy online.

According to foxnews.com, reaction on sites like Twitter and Facebook has been very negative.

“This is so offensive,” one reader wrote. “I don’t know why I’m shocked, but I am. This stoops to new lows.”

In Atlanta, syndicated radio host Neal Boortz is not impressed.

"What a jerk," Boortz wrote on his Facebook page. "Honestly, can anyone cite any other instance where an American president has altered our flag with either his image or his campaign logo?"

-- So now we ask, how do you feel about this development? Do you feel President Obama is being disrespectful of the American flag when he alters its image for campaign purposes? Tell us in the comments below.

Agnes Crawford Conway September 20, 2012 at 03:36 PM
This is despicable. How much lower is he going to stoop? The American Flag is to be respected by everyone who lives in the United States, citizens and non-citizens. Our forefathers and our military have fought under this flag for our freedom. It was bad enough when they put up a flag at the Democratic Headquarters in Florida with his face replacing the stars ... now they re-design it with a his personal logo during his campain to be re-elected. If he does this and is re-elected, heaven help us all, it would not surprise me that the re-designed flag would replace THE AMERICAN FLAG completely. Shame on him!!!!
Gary Hendricks September 20, 2012 at 06:44 PM
Take that Crap OFF OUR FLAG ! !
britt September 20, 2012 at 08:48 PM
LOL, the flag has been disrespected since dollar store start selling plastic version of it...not to mention socks, head bows and scarfs, and tee shirts..give it a break. ;If it was meant to be the American flag why not include the birth of place he was born and Alaska. Your fascist/paranoid Republicans won't even sign up to fight for this country hence the 1 percent of the country is fighting and dying in two wars but your talk about country pride...BS
Big Brother September 21, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Britt, Talk about crap...you are so full of it! 85% of the current troops are Republicans! Do your homework and then spew! I have a brother who is a Republican serving his 4th term in Iraq spent a carer protecting our country. He's proud of our American heritage unlike the Democrats whom support "Bomba" and those who do evidently don't believe in God either! Come on Britt or whoever you are get real with what you are saying. Oh by the way I'm a past Democrat who has just awaken to a nightmare that I'm sure I share with many Americans who just was blindsided by the fool in office now! As for me....I'm all for removing all the current congress and installing some common sense back into our society. It will be kinda like a blood transfusion to bring life back into the bodies of hope whom call this shell America! I'm all for removing all the muslims back to their home country and Indians back to India and keeping our country's Indians safe from the curret trash We Americans must take a good look at our Constitution and put back the phrase "We the people" and take our religion to a faith "In God We Trust" We are the people whom can make a change! Or you can put your faith in a Muslim faith and keep the one individule you have and finish flushing the last freedom we have left. Our nation, flag and people have been desacrated by such people whom I feel have just simply lost all sense of what is going on! "We the People" have got to get it together before it is to late!
Audan Gamble September 21, 2012 at 03:38 AM
You seem to claim you are one of the faith in Jesus Christ. If so, you should know you are already free. You don't know the percentage of soldiers that are republican. That doesn't matter. You should also take a look at the constitution of this country. God created us all. You should stop judging people and realize that there are all types of people wearing all the labels.What do you mean our Indians? The only thing you want from our Indians is the money they earn from their casinos. I hope congress will never be able to rob them of that. You couldn't care less about our Indians. Start caring about your muslims, your other Indians, your other fellowmen, we all ahare this world. No man can have the answers to all of the problems of our country. You should also know that you are in danger of hell's fire. And it's not due to the democrats.
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Margaret Taylor September 22, 2012 at 12:01 AM
At a time when our flag is being burned and stomped on..this President should not be making changes to the flag for his campaign purposes. Just shows still yet how disrespectufl he his to Americans. If you people would open your eyes...he doesnt do anything to help you until he thinks it will further his agenda. Women..wake up..he could care less..he only says what you want to hear. Gays...funny how he evolved just before elections...especailly when he was a senater and stated he believed marriage to be between a man and a women. And hispanics..wake up...he had a democratic senate and house for 2 years and did nothing for immigration reform...and now just before the elections does executive order, he will leave you high and dry after elections. his stimulus on solar energy has been a huge waste of money...2 large corporations that got hundreds of millions of dollars from obama now both gone bankrupt. He has hurt more companies with regulations then any other president. WAKE UP People...he is just a smooth talker that hangs with Hollywood...he and his family dont care about you...they just want to enjoy the benefits of free parties with the rich and famous, trips to expensive vacations that most of us cannot afford. He puts down the rich, but yet hangs with them and takes their money, he says we need to tighten our belts but he keeps spending. Time to get him out of office and get someone in who will spend more time running goverment and less time playing.
John Cook September 22, 2012 at 07:24 PM
The democratic party has similarly desecrated the flag from inauguration day, 2009. This is a Federal crime, but neither the law nor the Constitution seem to matter anymore. See United States Code. Title 4, Chapter 1 January 19, 2009, Baltimore, MD. Flags overprinted with the new President's image and name are distributed to celebrate his inauguration. Section 8g of the Flag Code reads, "The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature." http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/images/barackflag.jpg March 2012, Lake County, Florida. A flag depicting the President's face in the blue field in place of the stars was removed from Democratic headquarters in response to complaints from local veterans. The flag is very similar to the one we commented on three years ago (see January 19, 2009 above). Section 8g of the Flag Code reads, "The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature." http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/images/shame/obamaflag.jpg
John Cook September 22, 2012 at 07:37 PM
According to the Flag Code, a flag is a flag or anything "by which the average person seeing the same without deliberation may believe the same to represent the flag." If someone says it is not a defaced flag, they may not be an "average person," because even the News sites recognize it as a defaced flag. Here's one example of many such news sites: http://now.msn.com/obama-flag-poster-brings-immediate-controversy
Jo Jo September 27, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Wow, how far will this president go and where is he taking us?
Byron October 31, 2012 at 02:53 PM
You guys are funny! This is such a black and white election. Although I may vote republican - some voting republican have no idea why their voting for Romney. Truthfully, Barack is not responsible for the national debt. The debt actually went up during the Reagan administration. Bush Sr. fought to decrease the debt, but was opposed by his peers (The GOP). The Clinton administration did a decent job decreasing the deficit. Bush Jr. (God bless his heart) increased the debt. Barack Obama took emergency action to ensure we did not experience a time worse than the Great Depression. Yes, there are 40 million people on food stamps. However, if he did not take action we may have seen some where around 80 to 100 million depending on the federal government, and millions losing their homes - we could have been in that bunch. Yes, Romney is a proven business man. However, I'm hesitant to vote for him because the GOP may not support the values he says he wants to implement for the country we live in. Barack Obama at least has the backing of a former President who implemented a plan that worked. I ask all of you - Please vote for what makes sense - not because of what's popular, or because of what someone else thinks. Barack is cleaning a mess he didn't start! Even if Romney took office, he would not be able to clean it up within a short 4 year term. Some of you also need to take a 2nd look at ObamaCare - its not bad at all!
Byron October 31, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Why vote for Republican?
annie November 15, 2012 at 08:12 AM
Thank You Byron! And I seriously doubt that the flag will change. That flag has been around forever and I stand by it. ANNIE

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