Watch: Michael Flynn leads Pledge of Allegiance at Trump rally, but dagnabit, forgets the words

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Flynn will see the inside of Federal Prison, mark my words.

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The Trumpists immediately tried to spin this as a brilliant ploy by Flynn to get the Fake News Librul Media to cover the story and get more people talking about the pledge of allegiance. Because they really are that stupid.

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Just more evidence that the pledge of allegiance should be abolished in schools. It is an indoctrination device for jingoism and the theological manipulation of the Constitution. It’s no coincidence that its greatest defenders are those who don’t really mean any of it, even the god part.

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Hear? not just listen? is that intentionally backward? Like please don’t really listen?

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He was thrown off by “to the flag” following “I pledge allegiance” instead of “to Donald Trump”, which is the way he’s been saying it for years. Oops.

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Someone should tell Republicans that the pledge was written by a Christian Socialist and blow their minds.

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In contrast, I’m sure Flynn can recite his pledge to the glorious Putin and Mother Russia perfectly.

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Trump crowds make him nervous because they have a habit of murdering people in uniform.

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one of those, you know, nationalist socialists

allegiance to the flag

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I dunno, man. Don’t turn blue holding your breath.

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As a filthy northern maple-socialist, I think I may be misunderstanding something. Maybe someone can clear this one up for me:

WHY ARE THEY STILL HOLDING FUCKING RALLIES? The election’s fucking over!!! The next election isn’t for three-and-a-half fucking years! Don’t these people want a god-damned break for a bit? Did Q tell them that if they just hold enough rallies JFK Jr. would descend from heaven and overturn the election?

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A friend of mine’s Father in Law - a staunch Republican - once regaled us at a get together his main reason for voting Republican:

“It doesn’t say ‘and to the Democrat’ in the Pledge of Allegiance!”

Honestly…these people are beyond hope.

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To be fair to Francis Bellamy, that salute wasn’t fascist when he chose it.

It’s not like the Republicans would care though, they are busy playing bizzaro politics, where antifascism is fascism, and actual fascism is freedom.

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That has to be the same thinking when I see idiots saying the US isn’t a Democracy. I had to school my moms cousin on the fact that - yes it is. It isn’t a direct democracy - except when it is. But a Democratic Republic is a type of democracy.

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I just tried saying it to myself to see if I remembered it and I somehow ended with “forever and ever, amen”.

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I think it’s been probably over 30 years since I’ve said it and I just ran through it in my head just fine. That elementary school indoctrination is still going strong.

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there is no such thing as a “campaign season” anymore. it is all politics all the time, now.

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