President Obama Confused State Flag for Union Banner-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
This is a forwarded email that says that while speaking at a Master Lock factory in Milwaukee, Wisconsin President Obama mistook the state flag for a union banner, pointed to it and said, “A Union shop since 1848.”
President Obama did make a speech at the Master Lock plant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 15, 2012 but he never said this.
The transcript and video of his visit are posted on the White House website. Click here for transcript and video.
At first, we believed that this was someone’s attempt at political humor but it turned out that there actually was a misidentification of the Wisconsin state flag for a union banner by Politico contributor Donovan Slack who covered the event in his February 15, 2012 blog. The article was corrected and this notice appeared below it: An earlier 44 blog post about Obama’s visit to Wisconsin incorrectly identified the Wisconsin state flag.
When Obama stopped in at Master Lock in Milwaukee, Wisconsin last week, he was walking the plant and stopped to talk with a plant employee and looked up at the banner hanging on the wall and said to the worker and people around him, “It is great to be in a union shop, especially one as old as this union is ” – – – – pointing to the banner. He then said, “A Union shop since 1848” – – – and then he went on to talk on what that banner stood for and how important it was to display it and show your union support.
The worker then said to Obama that it was the flag of the State of Wisconsin – – which was founded in 1848, and that the shop was Non-Union. This was only reported by a local radio station in Milwaukee (1130AM) and not by the major news networks.They didn’t want to embarrass this “got no friggin’ clue”President!
Since they didn’t do their job of reporting on this presidential visit, the only way for the news to get around is by us – on the Internet. The White House media said he skipped Wisconsin & just went to Minn & Chicago.
Do your job; I just did mine, so voters will know what really happened here and just HOW BRIGHT THIS PRESIDENT REALLY IS !!!??? NOT!!