Mike Gallagher

But Sen. Barack Obama, a man who wants to be our next American president, decided he just won’t wear “that pin” on his chest.

It might be tempting to dismiss this story as minor or inconsequential. Okay, you might say, the guy doesn’t want to wear a flag on his suit, what’s the big deal?

This isn’t a matter of Barack Obama quietly deciding to stop wearing a flag lapel pin. The man has practically bragged about it. I listened to the audio of his remarks and he sounded positively triumphant in refusing to go out in public wearing an American flag.

Could he really believe that displaying a symbol of our country disqualifies him as a patriotic American? Worse, does he believe that those of us who do display a flag in public are phonies? Can’t he have the love of country he claims he has in his heart and wear a flag pin at the same time?

Sorry to make certain people start growling and floating above their beds, but let’s face it. Liberals like Barack Obama just don’t love our country very much.

If he did, he’d put “that pin” right back where it belongs. On the lapel of his suit coat for all the world to see.

Mike Gallagher

Mike Gallagher is a nationally syndicated radio host, Fox News Channel contributor and guest host and author of 50 Things Liberals Love to Hate.