Can they really this ignorant? Or is this yet another conscious effort by team Obama to leave God out of the equation?
The four leaf clover, of course symbolizes nothing Irish – and it has nothing to do with St. Patrick’s Day. That would be the three leaf clover, or shamrock.
The shamrock is a three-leafed old white clover. It is known as a symbol of Ireland. The name shamrock is derived from Irish seamróg, which is the diminutive version of the Irish word for clover (seamair).
Patrick was born in Roman Britain. When he was about sixteen he was captured by Irish raiders and taken as a slave to Ireland, where he lived for six years before escaping and returning to his family. He entered the church, as his father and grandfather had before him, becoming a deacon and a bishop. He later returned to Ireland as a missionary, working in the north and west of the island. Legend credits Patrick with teaching the Irish about the concept of the Trinity by showing people the shamrock, a 3-leaved clover, using it to highlight the Christian belief of ‘three divine persons in the one God’. St. Patrick died in 493, and by the eighth century he had become the patron saint of Ireland.
I’m leaning towards ignorance on this one. This is a group of people who thought that imposing a contraception mandate on the Catholic church during an election year would be a political win for their side.
It also brings to mind Sec. of State Hilary Clinton’s shocking display of ignorance in March of 2009 when she visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City:
As she laid flowers at the Our Lady Of Guadalupe Shrine, she looked up at the image of Our Lady on Juan Diego’s cloak, and asked, “Who painted it?”
Msgr. Monrroy answered, “God”.
As I said in my post about the gaffe, asking who painted that image of the Virgin Mary on the tilma, is like asking who painted the image of Jesus on the Shroud of Turin. Geez!
Right after her encounter with the Protectress of the Unborn, she proudly accepted the highest award given by Planned Parenthood:
– the Margaret Sanger Award, named for the organization’s founder, a noted eugenicist. The award will be presented at a gala event in Houston, Texas.
How’s that for religious and cultural sensitivity?
Via The Blaze:
Dave Hunt, a lifelong Democrat and the owner of the Irish saloon Coogan’s in Manhattan, told the New York Times he finds the design “kind of off”:
“That is my particular pebble in my shoe, when four-leaf clovers are interchanged with three-leafs,” said Mr. Hunt, 62, whose restaurant wall features a poster of John F. Kennedy adorned with (three-leaf) shamrocks. “People do it all the time. But if they were going to go to the trouble to do a T-shirt with the O and the apostrophe — which I think is very clever – someone on the staff should have gone to the trouble of finding out how many leaves to put on the clover.”
Hunt told the Times he fired off an email to the Obama re-election campaign about the error. He received an auto-reply in return. Asked about the logo by the Times, a campaign spokeswoman said she would check it out.
Have you bought your Obama spatula, yet?
Hat tip: Gateway Pundit