Obama’s Definition of New Patriotism on Display in Denver

This is exactly what I was talking about with my last post on Patriotism and those who try to redefine Patriotism…..This story below is the exact type of thing you get when you go and make Patriotism relative to anything YOU want to believe.

From Slapstick Politics (and a hat tip to Michelle Malkin’s blog):

“Black National Anthem” Performed At Denver’s State Of The City Address Instead Of National Anthem.

Jazz singer Rene Marie, who was introduced to sing the “National Anthem,” sang what is known as the “Black National Anthem” instead…………Hickenlooper and his staff said they expected Marie to sing the “Star Spangled Banner” and that they were surprised when she sang something different.

Hickenlooper (Denver Mayor) said he spoke to Marie after the ceremony and that she apologized profusely.

The mayor said Marie told him that she meant no disrespect.

“She blended the two songs together,” Hickenlooper said. “She was trying to make an artistic expression of her love for the country. She did not intend to make a political statement or anything.”

From Obama’s speech on Patriotism Monday:

…the call to sacrifice for the country’s greater good remains an imperative of citizenship.  Sadly, in recent years, in the midst of war on two fronts, this call to service never came (my add: from  Bush, apparently)……In spite of this absence of leadership from Washington, I have seen a new generation of Americans begin to take up the call.

Is Rene Marie an example of this the new generation of Patriotic Americans that Obama is excited about?  

Is replacing our National Anthem on they fly, for ANY reason, what YOU would call Patriotic?


7 Responses

  1. My comments on Obama’s scary form of patriotism are expressed in video format at

    Please check it out.

    Best regards, James

  2. Ms. SRT, Michelle Malkin’s blog directed me to you today. Like Sam Kinison said appreciatively to Rodney Dangerfield in “Back to School”, I like the way you talk. Those lefties really hate Bible and Christian references. Keep it up.

  3. John Lewis,
    Thanks for the comments and for reading! It helps to know others think the same way.
    Best wishes.

  4. JamesSanchez,
    Watched the videos….good job on those….
    We need mainstream ads with that type of content, but probably will never see them.

    Thanks for reading and commenting.

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  6. Here is the link to the actual speech Obama gave on Patriotism:


    More on him from a 2007 PR:


  7. […] “The America We Love” patriotism speech, you know right wing Obama haters will have a FIELD day with this one (it’s already […]

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