Monday, May 17, 2021


Flag-Gate is the radical Right's new front on their jihad against our fairly elected President Biden.

President Biden rescinded his order for flags to be flown at half-staff on Peace Officers Memorial Day Saturday.

The Radical Right pounced. “Aha! Now we have proof! Sleepy Joe must really hate cops, amirite?”

“In case you had any question as to where President Biden stands on police, now you know,” said Kayleigh McEnany.

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) called Biden’s decision “outrageous” and said his state would continue flying flags at half-staff.

Florida Representative Brian Mast (R) tweeted: “Earlier this week Joe Biden announced that flags would be flown at Half Staff tomorrow to honor the men & women in blue who died in the line of duty. Today he “Friday news dumped” that he’d changed his mind: in his opinion, they aren’t worthy of lowering the flags. Unacceptable!”

Radical Right hate and ignorance are what should be unacceptable. The Radical Right wants us to believe that Joe thinks policemen killed in the line of duty “aren’t worthy” of being honored.

Willful ignorance not only fuels anger and hatred in radical Right ideology, they embrace it.

The Washington Post explained:

President Biden initially ordered flags on Saturday to be flown at half-staff. Then he ordered them back up at full-staff.

It’s because of a quirk that comes up every half dozen years or so, when a day that honors two groups collides — with two different protocols for the American flag. For Peace Officers Memorial Day, which falls on May 15, flags are supposed to be at half-staff. But the third Saturday in May is marked to honor Armed Forces Day — and on that day, flags are supposed to be full-staff.

On Saturday, those two days were one and the same.

Biden’s initial proclamation last week said that flags should be flown at half-staff. But he reissued a proclamation on Friday making clear that flags were to remain at full-staff.

The White House declined to comment on the record about the change, but suggested that it was done to remain in compliance with U.S. codes honoring Armed Forces Day.

The flag shall be flown at half-staff on Peace Officers Memorial Day, unless that day is also Armed Forces Day,” reads the U.S. code pertaining to the flag.

Plainly, this nuance is on a scale unfathomable to the radical Right.

Will radical Right Republicans admit to their error? 


Will radical Right Republicans admit it when their accusations are false? 


Will radical Right Republicans EVER admit to their errors and false accusations? 


Will radical Right Republicans EVER admit that Trump lied and lost to Biden? 


Will radical Right Republicans EVER apologize for their errors, lies and false accusations? 


Radical Right Authoritarians have always considered admission of errors, false accusations, lies and apologies as weakness. 

Their self-righteous sense of superior morality, innate arrogance, and fragile egos, won’t allow it. They can't imagine being mistaken or misled because they are always right. 

Well, radical far Right to be precise.


TB3 said...

Let's just be honest here. No one ever F'ing heard of Peace Officers Memorial Day before this happened.

This is middle of the barrel whining that only reinforces that the "right" has nothing of substance or real to blather and whine about.

Call me when Biden advocates in plain language that he wants to take away people's guns and worry about due process later. Or that he's in love with a foreign dictator. Or that he believes Putin over the security and intelligence apparatus that he nominally heads. Or can't properly read a Bible verse. Or puts his own book ahead of the Bible. Or... or... or... whatever. It doesn't matter. It's sportsball. Biden could be doing the literal exact things Trump did and they would kick and scream like 2nd graders who lost at dodgeball.


Dave Dubya said...

You're minimizing the issue. This is up there with Obama's tan suit! Or having a "beer summit" with Professor Gates and the officer who arrested him on his front porch for no reason.


Without double standards, the Right would have none at all. Very flexible of them.

Speaking of flexible, as in going from condemning Trump for his insurrection to dismissing it and "moving on", I have a couple quotes from our old buddy Darrell, formerly T.Paine.

This is what Darrell wrote at my blog on Jan 8, 2021:

“Dave, Trump was wrong to give encouragement and a wink and a nod to the protestors and delaying any attempt to rein them back. He was complicit. Sadly this ego maniacal narcissist tarnished the myriad of good things he has done for our country with this latest escapade.”

This is what Darrell wrote on May 15, 2021:

“Trump instigates a riot according to the left and the media, but then I repeat myself. (He didn’t.)”

Darrell also claims he doesn't know about the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers, as he bends his beliefs to the words of his dear leader. That's all they need to know about the 1/6 insurrection.

It's not like Proud Boys, Oath Keepers, or Trump had anything at all to do with it.

A cult isn't a cult to a cult.

TB3 said...

I mean it's on brand, right? Of course Darrell flip-flopped. He's open to being gaslit into thinking Left is Right and Up is Sideways. Republican Congressman go from treating the insurrection like an insurrection, even helping law enforcement barricade doors to keep the deplorables out to, just four months later, claiming those same people they barricaded doors against were just typical tourists.

Poor Darrell. He LOVES to HATE so much, he's jumped over the cliff into 'I'm just going to imagine slights and create strawmen of normal, every day people so that I can further hate them more'. It's disappointing and sad. I can't go to his blog anymore because of how far down the kool aid pool he's fallen.

Like, Obama-era T.Paine wouldn't even recognize Biden-era Darrell. The change is startling. And it's a change brought on by Donald Freaking Trump. Of all people.

Dave Dubya said...

We're learning the hard way how easily the American Right can be radicalized.

For decades they've been fed so many lies, and had their fears, anger and resentments stoked by FOX(R), Limbaugh, and the rest of the radical Right propagandists, they were ripe for the harvest into white nationalism and fascism.

This curse of authoritarianism may take this country down yet. And when it does, Democrats will be blamed, just like they blame Biden for the pipeline hack. Couldn't possibly be Russians, amirite?

Jerry said...

Sacrifices will have to be made if we are going to stop a guy like Putin. I'm sure Biden had his reasons to allow Putin to finish his pipeline, like the energy needs of Germany, but we are going to have to make hard decisions to stop Putin either now, or in the future. I thought Biden should have stopped Putin's pipeline. To bad Republicans cannot see a real enemy. Now back to flag-gate.

Dave Dubya said...

Putin's subversions and machinations are dangerous, but American puppets and allies are the most immediate threat. The radical Right coup has been ongoing for decades and is poised to wreak permanent damage on our democracy.

1/6 may be just the tip of their spear.

Anonymous said...

Sleepy Joe loves cops he did the Crime bill of 94 Lock the S.O.B.s Up’: Joe Biden, Thanks to Joe we have this great police state most people in prison on the planet , Republican's should be thanking this thug. “The truth is, every major crime bill since 1976 that’s come out of this Congress, every minor crime bill, has had the name of the Democratic senator from the state of Delaware, Joe Biden, on that bill.

Dave Dubya said...

"Republican's should be thanking this thug."

How revealing.

They certainly are thanking and serving their thug in Mar-a-Lago to this day.

The '94 crime bill was bi-partisan. The Republicans who didn't vote for it saw it as "too weak" and spent too much on crime prevention instead of punishment.

Biden may be many things, but “thug” is not one of them. A thug would be a person who ordered a march on the Capitol to “Fight like hell” to overturn an election. He proceeded to watch the chaos on TV, refusing to order them to stop rampaging through the Capitol. Then he told his insurrectionist thug followers they were "special" and he "loved" them.

In 1994 the Clinton Administration was advocating some Republican positions, moving the Democratic Party further to the Right. It was called “triangulation”.

Here’s a summary of the crime bill.
Biden on the 1994 Crime Bill