Apparently some 12,000 miniature flags in perfect serviceable order were discarded by the Obama folks after the speech. The McCain campaign collected the flags and used them for their own rally.
Naturally, the Obama folks pretended to be outraged at this attack on their patriotism. They claimed the flags were stolen to pull off a political stunt, and that they hadn't yet come back to collect the flags. Pretty hard to believe since the trash bags full of flags were piled up next to refuse bins, clearly intended to be tossed in the garbage.
If Barack Obama doesn't want to wear an American flag on his lapel, I could care less. But throwing 12,000 flags in the trash is over the top. The reality here is that Barack Obama didn't personally throw these flags out... his supporters and organizers did. And that tells you an awful lot about these people.
Democrats want to protect your right to burn the American flag in protest. I may surprise some of my conservative friends by saying that if someone wants to do that, I think they should have the right. Consequently, I have the right to think of them as un-American, and question their patriotism.
Burning flags in protest is one thing. Stupidly consigning scores of them to be combined with coffee grounds, tomato skins and banana peels comes right down to only one simple issue; respect for your country. It can be seen that these Obama supporters are running a few quarts low on that.