A group of individuals attempting to drum up support for Obamacare has designed a bumper sticker riffing the Gadsden flag. The flag, which you’ve probably seen before, has a coiled snake against a yellow background with the words, “don’t tread on me” under it. The flag was originally designed by General and Statesman Christopher Gadsden in 1775, and was used by the Continental Marines as an early motto flag.
The flag has since become a popular symbol for Teabaggers. Knowing this, a group that worked with the Obama campaign in 2012 called Organizing for Action has taken the basic design of the flag, but instead of a snake, they use a stethoscope and instead of, “don’t tread on me,” the bumper sticker reads, “don’t tread on my Obamacare.” Jon Carson, the executive director of OFA, said in a Facebook post:
[box type=’shadow’]this is for everyone who’s tired of hearing the other side talk smack about health care reform that is helping millions of Americans get affordable, quality care. They’ve spent hundreds of millions to tear it down. We’ve worked hard to make sure they didn’t succeed. If you’re like me, you’re pretty proud of that. Want to brag about it?[/box]
FOX news is none to happy about this development. They point out that the flag has been “decried” because of its popularity among conservatives, linking to a number of manufactured outrages regarding what FOX calls the, “339-year-old flag.”
That’s okay, FOX. Math is hard when the numbers aren’t even. That’s why we estimate the number of people enrolled in Obamacare to over 6 million, rather than attempt an actual figure.