Saturday, September 5, 2009
Now We Have 'Proof' Obama Is A Communist
Here we go again.
The blogosphere is aghast over news that the White House will be hoisting the communist Chinese flag on the south side of the White House. Proof, many argue, that President Obama is - well - not just a socialist but a communist.
The only problem is that the report, which originated in the China Daily, is it's wrong.
There will be a ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. And the Red Chinese flag will fly at the event. But it won't be on White House grounds. Rather, it's scheduled for the Ellipse, on the other side of E Street. The Ellipse is a public space where - unlike in China - anyone, even foreign groups - can hold demonstrations. And, yes, they can even carry, or plant, foreign flags when they do.
Now, if you are among those who reached the conclusion from the erroneous reporting from the China Daily - picked up by news organizations in the United States - that this was proof positive that Obama is a communist, then what does this say about George W. Bush? I only ask because the last time the Chinese flag actually was unfurled on the White House grounds was in 2006 during the state visit of Chinese President Hu Jinato. And if memory serves, I believe Bush was president then.