With 10 days until Obamacare signup deadline before (some) will incur a fine, Democratic strategist Christine Pelosi has taken to promoting a desecrated version of the Gadsden flag that reads, “Don’t Tread on my ObamaCare.”
I think Democrats missed the point of the whole “Don’t tread on me” message.
Democratic strategist Christine Pelosi, the daughter of House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, shared the meme in support of the drive to sign people up for Obamacare before the looming March 31 deadline. In a new bumper sticker playing on the Gadsden flag, her group, Democracy Partners, replaces the defiant snake with a similarly coiled stethoscope with the words, “Don’t Tread On My Obamacare.”
When Colonel Christopher Gadsden presented the flag to the plucky Continental Navy in the first months of the Revolutionary War, I doubt he intended it to be later used as a symbol to bolster a massive and intrusive government program.
The Gadsden flag is a historical American flag with a yellow field depicting a rattlesnake coiled and ready to strike. Positioned below the rattlesnake are the words “Dont tread on me”. The flag is named after American general and statesman Christopher Gadsden, who designed it in 1775 during the American revolution.
Don't tread on me … or my healthcare. pic.twitter.com/7gjk21U7ro
— (((sfpelosi))) (@sfpelosi) March 20, 2014
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Christine Pelosi, the daughter of California Representative Nancy Pelosi, seems to be right on board with the movement to further centralize all aspects of American life.
In a recent Twitter post Pelosi proudly displayed a knock-off image of the famed Gadsden Flag, which has been a hallmark of the liberty movement in America since its inception amidst the American Revolution in 1775.
In support of the health care initiative championed by her mother, the younger Pelosi released the following image to show her unwavering support for the mandated legislation that has thus far tripled prices for most working Americans and left millions more with no insurance coverage.
How about Don’t Tread on My Constitution!