Obama: No Hand on Heart for National Anthem

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  3. by   Alois Wolf
    This photo confuses me... Where is the guy in the jeans (tacky by the way... very tacky... IMHO) looking? Is he crossing his heart for the band.. or perhaps he just wanted the attention of the camera...? As for Obama... eh... personally I think all silly ceremonial sentiments are a waste of time and energy... but in this case, would it really hurt to just put your damn hand over your heart? At least he'd be able to tell if it was still beating.
  4. by   underpaidrn
    Not surprised. The downfall of this wonderful nation will not come from the outside, but from within. Beware of wolves in sheep's clothing.
  5. by   cardiacRN2006
    I think the dude in the pants looks like Bill Richardson, gov of New Mexico.
    Perhaps it's a western thing to be in jeans?


    But none the less, this picture bothers me. I mean, can't he even pretend to put his hand over his heart?
  6. by   Alois Wolf
    Quote from cardiacRN2006
    I think the dude in the pants looks like Bill Richardson, gov of New Mexico.
    Perhaps it's a western thing to be in jeans?
    I think that's exactly who it is.


    Quote from underpaidrn
    Not surprised. The downfall of this wonderful nation will not come from the outside, but from within. Beware of wolves in sheep's clothing.
    IMHO Wolves have a bad rap... though I do agree that America's greatest enemy is America itself... but I think he's trying to prove a point, albeit a harmful (for his campaign) one, that true patriotism doesn't come from ceremonial patriotic paradigms.
    I'm nonpartisan... I vote for whoever I think will best serve the country btw... which in this case isn't Obama... but then again it's not because of things like this. I think there was even a discrepency when you read the article whether or not it was the National Anthem or The Pledge of Allegiance.


    EDIT:
    I found this pretty incriminating video... but if I had to listen to that chick butcher the Anthem, I wouldn't cross my heart either.
    http://rawstory.com/news/2007/Obama_...eart_1022.html
    Last edit by Alois Wolf on Oct 31, '07 : Reason: Found Proof of Crime.
  7. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from Alois Wolf
    or perhaps he just wanted the attention of the camera...?

    I think this is right on with Richardson. Lots of people on that stage who have thier eye on the big prize. Richardson is probably standing that way so people see that at least HE has his hand on his heart!
  8. by   SuesquatchRN
    I had no idea my hand was supposed to be over my heart when the anthem was played.
  9. by   Alois Wolf
    Quote from Suesquatch
    I had no idea my hand was supposed to be over my heart when the anthem was played.
    Thanks for that. I just had a thought... the next sports game you go to, see how many people actualy do it. I can understand that because of the point he is trying to make and the position he is in (running for [sometimes i think people forget partial... the way it was meant to be]) that he is taking some, well deserved, heat for his actions. But to quote (Voltaire?), "I may not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say (or in this case do) it."
  10. by   HM2VikingRN
    Pledge of allegiance-Hand over heart

    National Anthem-No clear custom about placing of the hand over heart.
  11. by   underpaidrn
    Quote from Suesquatch
    I had no idea my hand was supposed to be over my heart when the anthem was played.
    Hey girl! Those of us who have some connection to the military usually place our hand over our heart when the National Anthem is played. Most of the men I know remove their hats and place them over their hearts when it's playing. I'm a big softy about the National Anthem, the flag and all that patriotic stuff. My dad was in WWII and Korea and my daughters are in Iraq. I usually tear up and sniff a lot hoping no one is looking at me. What a mushmellow! :spin: Don't feel bad about not knowing - it doesn't seem to be a hot topic anymore.
  12. by   bethin
    I have always put my hand over my heart but I find it interesting that there's no custom of that.

    The first thing I noticed about Obama was not that he had no hand over his heart, but his body language. His stance gives me a vibe of 'I don't want to be here'. He's slouching and looking very bored, which he may be, but if he is elected president he's going to be in alot more situations where's he's bored and he's going to be in situations he doesn't want to be. But heck, that's life. Most of us suck it up and plaster a smile on our face.
  13. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from underpaidrn
    Hey girl! Those of us who have some connection to the military usually place our hand over our heart when the National Anthem is played. Most of the men I know remove their hats and place them over their hearts when it's playing. I'm a big softy about the National Anthem, the flag and all that patriotic stuff. My dad was in WWII and Korea and my daughters are in Iraq. I usually tear up and sniff a lot hoping no one is looking at me. What a mushmellow! :spin: Don't feel bad about not knowing - it doesn't seem to be a hot topic anymore.
    Same thing here . . . my father-in-law was on a Destroyer Escort in the Pacific during WWII and is very open with all his kids and grandkids about the war. Which I'm truly grateful for as WWII vets are quickly dying out and we need to carry on the memories for them. He is a conservative Republican and always takes his hat off and places his hand on his heart too.

    My dad served in Korea. Died in the wool Democrat and Union member but he always takes his hat off and places his hand on his heart.

    All of us do the same and have taught our kids also. Heck, they take their hats off in church too.

    We live in rural CA - our pastor wears Wranglers with a nice shirt and blazer.

    steph
  14. by   elkpark
    Fer heaven's sake, must have been a reeeeeally slow news day ... Is this what public discourse in this country (and this board) has been reduced to? Isn't there anything significant to talk about???

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