NC GOP Attacks Kaine For Wearing Honduras Flag Pin . . . Which Turns Out To Be His Service Pin For His Marine Son

1447331_630x354Few of us are happy with the poisonous and dysfunctional politics today. With the two most disliked candidates in history securing the two main nominations, tensions are rising as each party seeks to make voters hate the other candidate more than their own candidate. One particularly low moment came with an attack from the North Carolina GOP which accused Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) of inexplicably wearing a flag of Honduras on his lapel rather than an American flag. Not only did the pin share little with the Honduras flag, it was a Blue Star Service pin for Kaine’s son who is serving as a marine.

In the tweet, the NC GOP told followers “.@timkaine wears a Honduras flag pin on his jacket but no American flag. Shameful.” In raising the false alarm, the NC GOP not only succeeded in making themselves look rather pathetic but succeeded in highlighting the service of the Kaine family.

The party later took down the tweet and wrote to those who corrected them: “We appreciate you letting us know. Thanks for letting us correct our mistake.”

I wish that this could be dismissed as an anomaly in today’s politics but it could actually constitute one of the most substantive comments in this dismal election.

69 thoughts on “NC GOP Attacks Kaine For Wearing Honduras Flag Pin . . . Which Turns Out To Be His Service Pin For His Marine Son”

  1. If you are using Trump as a benchmark; you certainly can’t be referring to yourself, then no, Canadians have much more class, pride, and intelligence than that. For that matter so do the citizens of just about every other nation on earth. As far as you go, is that you who can’t handle my posts and keep getting them axed. Yup, street fighting. LOL

  2. Canadians are not very good w/ street level verbal jousting. Smart ones don’t even try to go up against Americans in that realm.

  3. Research is too hard, so let’s just beat up on the white guy that speaks Spanish. Cuz he’s one of them thar Mexican-lovers. Probably wears one of them hijabijabis at home too.

    Apparently the GOP is ok with being the party of hysterical White Christian Nationalism. So be it. If they want to appeal to belligerent redneck nationalism in a country that is moving in the other direction then let the party die the death it deserves!

  4. @BFM

    Thank you for saying I am funny!!!

    Plus, it is nice to see sooo many people agreeing with Trump!

    It is a horror show that will kill our jobs,” Trump said during an extensive press conference. “It is almost as bad as NAFTA, maybe worse, which her husband signed, which has destroyed manufacturing in the United States.”

    Clinton said for the first time Tuesday that she would renegotiate trade agreements “all because of me,” Trump said. “She saw me talking about TPP, currency manipulation, currency devaluation, she heard it and said you can’t bring that in a debate so all of the sudden she goes against TPP.”

    “Bernie Sanders was right,” said Trump. “He was against it. They will go toward TPP and vote it in very shortly after the election if she wins, which for the sake of our country we all hope and I hope that she doesn’t. They will vote it in, mark my words. Hopefully you don’t have to worry about it.”

    Clinton, said Trump, “will change a paragraph of the 6,000-page document nobody has read. The other countries know every word, every paragraph, every sentence, we don’t even read it. We are led by stupid people.”

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  5. bulldog, No thanks needed. We are now much more balanced male/female. That’s important.

  6. I slam Hillary for attacking the women he screwed and raped. She hitched her wagon to a woman hating, pervert, rapist. It all goes back to his mommy issues. I’m just getting warmed up!

  7. I’m not going to give him a break for falling asleep. DRINK SOME COFFEE! You have some real enabling in you, woman. If you can’t see his resentment w/ his wife being in the spotlight you’re blind. What about his paternalistic, condescending, speech?? “I met a girl.” Maddow ripped him a new a-hole. Bubba will get from me all the breaks he gave his victims. NONE!

  8. Bulldog, I will take you at your word. I was never afforded that when I first got here and the place was run by weekend bloggers that were paternalistic, fascist, egomaniacs. I have always encouraged women to comment here and now that those paternalistic old fools are gone, this place has MANY more women from the full spectrum of philosophies. I’m glad you’re here. However, you must realize we have many “dog” monikers here and many are trolls.

  9. I mean about falling asleep.You slam Hillary for having a philandering husband but ignore the fact that the republicans have nominated a predator. Ivana even claimed he was a rapist.

  10. The trolls are out. But one seems compulsive and has to have “dog” in his many incarnations.

    LOL. I’m not a troll, certainly not compulsive [except when it came to professional editing] and I am not a “his.” This is only the second screen name I’ve used on this site in many years, not “many.”

  11. @SWM

    You said: Give the man a break. He is nearly seventy years old and has had two long weeks .He has had open heart surgery and is on heart meds. He is not running.

    That is Bill Cosby you are talking about! No. Wait. Bill Cosby is the serial rapist who is blind and in a wheelchair now. I get them mixed up. Same initials. Bill Clinton IS the serial rapist who had surgery. You’re right!

    Sorry! Never mind! Ignore this comment!

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  12. LOL, SWM. It’s still July. What is it going to be like in October?

  13. The Clinton’s are cheapskates like their role models, the Kennedy’s.

  14. SWM doesn’t get paid for all this hard work. It’s a damn shame.

  15. @bulldog

    He is “telegraphing” his intentions??? Sounds more to me like you are seeing (or hearing) stuff that isn’t there.

    And, the word DEMAGOGUE has a meaning. Here it is:

    a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument.

    Sooo, let’s examine the facts. For example:

    Trump tells you that illegal aliens are committing crimes (true); taking jobs (true); depressing wages by inflating the work force (true)—therefore we should send them home;

    and that our factories are going to China and Mexico(true) and costing up jobs (true) and manipulating their currency to unbalance the trade (true), that we are running huge trade imbalances (true) and that we should renegotiate things like NAFTA;

    Meanwhile Hillary and the Dems say: Trump is a meanie! And he doesn’t like people! And he’s a Nazi! And he’s a racist! And he makes Nazi salutes! And he scares us!

    AND AFTER THAT: You, Bulldog, decide that Trump’s the demagogue.

    Simply. Ridiculous.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  16. I’m almost 70 w/ health issues. I would have had an espresso to make sure I stayed awake. Of course, I actually respect and love my wife.

  17. I’ve laid off Chelsea. But, if you keep defending that rapist I will commence w/ the barbs. “He’s almost 70.” Don’t you realize just how conflicted this sociopath is about his wife outshining him??? Don’t you realize just how much he hates women and particularly “that woman!”

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