The head of the Mon Valley Republican Committee in Pennsylvania, Brent Kovac, hung an American flag upside down at that committee’s headquarters on the day President Obama was inaugurated for a second term, saying he did it because it’s a sign that the country is in distress:
Channel 11′s Julie Fine talked to the man behind the flag. He said that he doesn’t “regret it at all” because “our nation is in a horrible place.”
“I think some people that didn’t know why the flag was flying upside down might find out, and some people that didn’t agree with it might’ve talked to some people who agreed with it,” Brent Kovac said.
I have mixed feelings on this. On the one hand, he’s a moron. On the other hand, why should I give a shit what anyone does with a piece of colored cloth that they own? I’ve never understood our obsession with the flag. And on the third hand, can you even imagine what the wingnuts would do if a Democrat did this when a Republican was inaugurated? They’d be demanding arrests and treason charges.