Does this matter, is it even worth mentioning?
During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform should stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Men not in uniform should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. — United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171
Turns out that not wearing a flag lapel pin isn’t the only way Barack Obama chooses to show he’s a different kind of Democrat.
You can also see video of the event here.
Well I guess consider it mentioned.
Does it make Obama anti-American? I don’t think so. I think he just really botched this photo-op from a month ago and it’s now coming back to haunt him. Although, one can’t help but wonder if he intentionally chose not to place his hand over his heart or if he just wasn’t paying attention to it. Either way, this kind of press will only matter if he becomes the nominee, which I don’t think he will.
Hot Air has more calling this a “manufactured controversy”. I tend to agree.
Besides, Obama’s got bigger problems. Mitt Romney seems to be confusing him with Osama Bin Laden.