How desperate are Democrats to sell Obamacare? So desperate that they’re adopting the Tea Party’s beloved symbol, the Gadsden “Don’t Tread on Me” flag, to sell it, as per this tweet by Democrat strategist Christine Pelosi (yes, that Pelosi family). The flag is a national symbol, of course, but Democrats have spent the last several years describing it as some kind of latter-day version of the Confederate battle flag, or worse.
Matt Welch of Reason.com has a nice roundup of past Democrat statements about the Gadsden flag. The irony is compounded by the fact that the Gadsden became popular at Tea Party rallies in 2009-10 partly because Obamacare is so damaging to liberty. At the massive anti-Obamacare rally that assembled on Capitol Hill on the weekend, four years ago, that Obamacare was signed, the Gadsden flag was flying all over the West Lawn.