Friday, October 29, 2010


See, the culprit isn't the Tea Party, as Betty McCollum (D-MN), says.

She is the culprit.

She either said the words "under God" or she did not.

The fact is, she did not.

Now she's mad that anybody noticed.

In an unbelievable display of arrogance, Rep. Betty McCollum blamed the tea party patriots and conservatives for having the audacity to post the controversial video.

You can read more about it at Gateway Pundit.

Let me point out that McCollum was leading the Pledge, and as a leader, has some responsibility for leading it correctly.

Perhaps she has strong feelings about whether or not "under God" should be included in the Pledge.

That's OK. Why, I even have strong feelings that it should be included.

Strong feelings are not the point.

Proper leadership is.

Suppose I decide to lead you in the singing of the refrain of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."

You've sung that refrain a thousand times, and you know how it's supposed to go.

I stand before you and begin the refrain: "Glory, glory Hialeah; Glory, glory Hialeah; Glory, glory Hialeah; His troops are marching on."

How are you going to react to my leadership?

I've been a song leader for over 50 years, and I can tell you most people in the audience would not respond well.

It's the same here.

It was not the Tea Partiers who omitted a part of the Pledge while leading it, it was Betty McCollum.

At least as it applies to the Pledge of Allegience, she is a poor leader...very poor.

I suspect she is a poor leader in other areas, too.


Z said...

She DIDN'T, plain and simple.
it's sort of like Obama leaving out 'by our creator' THREE TIMES in speeches within 2 weeks...if we left that out in school we'd get a C minus. In our media, they both got free passes.

Joe said...

Free passes for any liberal/progressive...that's the rule.