Falsehoods About Barack Obama Not Putting His Hand On His Heart

There have been many falsehoods circulating the internet about Barack Obama including a rumor Obama does not put his hand on his heart during the pledge of allegiance.

Consider these photos:

George W. Bush:

George W. Bush Hand On His Stomach

Everyone else in the photo appears to have their hand on their heart while Bush has his hand on his… stomach? Did he eat something bad for lunch? Is he unpatriotic because he places his hand on his stomach rather than his heart?

Barack Obama

Barack Obama Pledge of Allegiance

Obama, on the other hand, knows where his heart is.

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37 Comment(s)

  1. I’m Sorry to read about the falsehoods and accusations about Obama not putting his hand over his heart. However I want to make it known to people who have to rely on others mistakes to cover up the lies(falsehoods), that have been accused of them. I am not of voting age yet but I am sad to hear or read about all the name calling or glittering generalities that have been posted on the web or announced on television. It is inadequate or so I should say unprofessional to those who believe that America’s politics should not be a bandwagon full of scrappping and pugnacious attitudes. America and her people should be proud to stand for their nation or be able to not worry about being slandered for serving it either. I am a normal citizen with all the rights that have been approved by the Constitution, and its still upsets me today when i see the way and the actions of people who are trying to help campaigns. Thank You for reading this comment and I hope that these accusations are resolved in a more adult manner.

    Amanda Kissinger | Feb 21, 2008 | Reply

  2. Nice try. Gee, don’t you think that maybe…just MAYBE…the photograph of Bush was in ‘mid-lift’? Meaning, he was moving his hand up to his heart when a trigger-happy photog snapped this misleading little gem? Is that possible? Uh huh…thought so.

    Kevin | Jun 5, 2008 | Reply

  3. Kevin, nice theory. I guess that means it takes Dubya a very long time to move his hand up to his heart?

    admin | Jun 6, 2008 | Reply

  4. Yeah but we already how Obama feel about the USA….he sat for 20 years listening to Rev Wright saying “Goddamn America” and he took his children to hear “Goddamn America”…it’s not a very large leap to know Obama hates America.

    p kelly | Jun 26, 2008 | Reply

  5. actually it’s a HUGE leap p kelly. But nice try anyway. Rev Wright didn’t say “Goddamn America” for every sermon for 20 years. That’s hyberbole. Well really, it’s just flat out misleading. Actually a LIE would be the best way to describe what you’ve said.

    Stop lying.

    admin | Jun 26, 2008 | Reply

  6. I have been around more years then I would like to admit too, and I have seen presidents come and go. I’m very concerned though about America at this point. It is sad when you see anyone not holding his or her hand over their heart for the Pledge of Allegiance. For a presidental candidate it is even more so. He said he was caught up in the moment. If president he will be caught up in some very very serious moments, as past presidents have. Some handled them well, some didn’t. With everything that’s going on in the world today we need to take a long hard look whoever we put in the Whitehouse. The world will be watching! Thanks for the privilege of letting me put down my thoughts.

    Patricia | Jul 1, 2008 | Reply

  7. Patricia – what are you talking about? Obama DOES hold his hand over his heart – that’s the whole point of this post. As you see above – it’s George W. Bush who didn’t put his hand over his heart.

    There are a LOT of flat out LIES being told about Barack Obama. Open your eyes – find out the truth.

    admin | Jul 2, 2008 | Reply

  8. admin- You’re not hearing Patricia clearly your being clouded by your own biasis and what you want to hear and believe. The fact is case and point is that Obama sometimes does not put his hand on his heart during the N. Anthem. Patricia was simply stating that we should review and analyze our next president deeply we don’t need someone who buckles under the pressure because that is the most pressuring job. Incidently the President of the United states has a very large influence over our status qou as Americans so I believe Patricia is wise to suggest such things. I am a liberal and cannot fathom why Obama would make such a stupid move please tell me why you think.

    progress | Aug 31, 2008 | Reply

  9. Does Obama read off a teleprompter and not answer questions?

    Violet Ayers | Sep 16, 2008 | Reply

  10. John McCain says in the midst of economic crisis: “the fundamentals of our economy are strong” just like Hoover did during the Great Depression.

    admin | Sep 16, 2008 | Reply

  11. What man when asked —-who would you go to for advice during a big crises ? Answer, I would go to my wife and mother. Some leader that Obama!

    The economy was doing great until the Democrats held the majority in the house and Senate.

    I received this and would appreciate some replies on it.
    Thank You,

    Violet Ayers | Sep 17, 2008 | Reply

  12. That’s nonsense Violet. It’s Bush/McCain’s economic policy of deregulation that has caused this economic mess. Obama has been trying to clean it up since he became a Senator.

    admin | Sep 19, 2008 | Reply

  13. An E-mail I received today below… Are there any comments about it?

    Thought you may be interested in this article written by Jim Bramlett, a retired Lt. Colonel in the US Air Force who was special assistant to Dr. Bill Bright of the Campus Crusade for Christ International from 1991 to 2001, author of 5 national selling Christian books and recipient of Amy Writing Award.

    Jim Bramlett (2 Sep 2008)
    “Barack, Sarah, and the Bible”

    Remember:� Jesus is the Way, the Truth, the Life.

    Overcomers:� 1 John 5:5

    Dear friends:

    Barack Hussein Obama has taken the nation by storm. From obscurity, with zero executive experience, or much of any kind, he has vaulted into the position of Presidential frontrunner. It is stunning. On the surface, it appears attributable only to his eloquent oratory and his race. But an invisible factor may be a strong spiritual force behind him, causing some people to actually swoon in his presence.

    I have been very concerned that he has publicly said that he does not believe Jesus is the only way to heaven. This makes both the Bible and Jesus a liar, and it means that Christ has died in vain. A person cannot be a true Christian who believes that there are other ways of forgiveness, salvation, a nd eternal life with God. Only Jesus has paid the price for that.

    Therefore, there is, indeed, another spirit involved. And this spirit has come into our national life lik e a flood. Last week at Obama’s acceptance speech, that spirit exalted itself in front of a Greek temple-like stage, and to a huge audience like in a Roman arena. Omama was portrayed as god-like. His voice thundered as a god’s voice.

    At the end, Democratic sympathizer Pastor Joel Hunter gave the benediction and shockingly invited everyone to close the prayer to their own (false) gods. This was surely an abomination, but it was compatible with Obama’s expressed theology, and Hunter’s leftist leanings.

    God was not pleased.

    And God says, “When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him” (Isaiah 59:19).

    Enter Governor Sarah Palin. With incredible timing, the very next day, Sarah Palin also appeared out of nowhere. Her shocking selection as John McCain’s running mate stunned the world and suddenly took all the wind out of Obama’s s a ils.

    We quickly learned that Sarah is a born-again, Spirit-filled Christian, attends church, and has been a ministry worker.

    Sarah is that standard God has raised up to stop the flood. She has the anointing. You can tell by how the dogs are already viciously attacking her. But they will not be successful. She to knows the One she serves and will not be intimidated.

    Back in the 1980s, I sensed that Israel’s little-known Benjamin Netanyahu was chosen by God for an important end-time role. I still believe that. I now have that same sense about Sarah Palin.

    Today I did some checking and discovered that both her first and last names are biblical words, one in Hebrew the other in Greek:

    Sarah. Wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac. In Hebrew, Sarah means “noble woman” (Strong’s 8283).

    Palin. In Greek, the wo rd means “renewal.” (Strong’s 3825).

    A friend said he believes that Sarah Palin is a Deborah. Of Deborah, Smith’s Bible Dictionary says, “A prophetess who judged Israel…. She was not so much a judge as one gifted with prophetic command…. and by virtue of her inspiration ‘a mother in Israel.’”

    Only God knows the future and how she may be used by Him, but may this noble woman serve to bring renewal in the land, and inspiration.


    Drill here, Drill now, pay less!

    Violet Ayers | Sep 21, 2008 | Reply

  14. Violet Ayers – Ever heard of this thing called “Separation of Church & State” – we tried the whole have the “guy who says God speaks to him” running the country thing (George W. Bush) and we don’t need to try the “gal who says God speaks to her” running the country thing (Sarah Palin.) Thanks but no thanks to “Bible Spice.”

    Also please realize that the “drill here, drill now” thing is complete hogwash. Offshore drilling will have absolutely NO effect on gas prices. Did you know that there’s already miles and miles of offshore drilling land available that oil companies aren’t using? This is a fake “issue” that the GOP is using to control low information voters. Offshore drilling is not a solution.

    admin | Sep 22, 2008 | Reply

  15. Also that EMail is probably the scariest damn thing in the world to anyone who isn’t an evangelical lunatic. The Bible is a collection of myths. It has nothing to do with reality. Wake Up.

    admin | Sep 22, 2008 | Reply

  16. I just wanted to say Thank You for the replies and I am surly voting for Obama I just wanted to hear your point of view on E-mails I received. I’m looking forward for this evenings debate, It should be a scream.
    Peace, Love, & God Bless,

    Violet Ayers | Oct 2, 2008 | Reply

  17. All Obama supporters think that he’s just a great person, and that we need him in office…well I got news for ya, he’s making this look too easy, he’s making too many people happy, it’s just not that easy folks and if it were, wouldn’t you think other presidents would have done the same. WAKE UP AMERICA!

    Diddy | Oct 16, 2008 | Reply

  18. Interesting how a normal reaction to not block your lungs when you are singing get spun out as not putting your hand over your heart when saying the pledge. Actually, I don’t say the part that was added in 1954 when I say the pledge. Hope that doesn’t make me 2/3s Arab! Or an America-hating Muslim.
    Now, is it disrespecting the Flag, the Country, or the Troops when no one can publish pictures of Flag-draped coffins of soldiers killed in Iraq?

    Paul | Oct 24, 2008 | Reply

  19. I haven’t heard one Obama naysayer come up with a single argument other than something they really had to get creative with. So, Obama shouldn’t be elected because he’s making too many people happy now? … Wow. Okay.

    Or because he didn’t have his hand over his heart in one photo? Really???

    Fine. For everyone that doesn’t like Obama because of some random irrelevant reason, I’m going to retaliate: I don’t like McCain because he comes off as a smarta**. Oh! Oh, and who the heck leaves their crippled wife and three kids? Wow! He must be a satanist!

    LJ | Oct 31, 2008 | Reply

  20. I just know that Mccain spent five years as a EPW. His dedication and loyalty cannot be questioned. While on the other hand Obama has a lot of questions marks popping up.

    LL | Nov 7, 2008 | Reply

  21. I am so sick of hearing about the “hero” John McCain is. Yes, he spent five years in a POW camp. He spent five years getting DEFERENTIAL treatment because of who his grandfather was.

    What a hero.

    He also spent five years giving military information to his captures.

    What a hero.

    What about the handful of American military planes John McCain crashed by PILOT ERROR? (according to his OWN book!)

    Hmmmm….what a hero.

    Sole | Nov 13, 2008 | Reply

  22. 10 years pow camp bitch.
    Man people like you are retarded you can just make fun of anyone even if you never experienced what they did. I bet you’re not even in the fuckin military you coward!! I didn’t vote for Mccain but that doesn’t mean I dont think hes honorable. Hes not presidential material just leave it at that.

    progress | Nov 23, 2008 | Reply

  23. no, bush doesnt know where his heart is…

    sam | May 11, 2009 | Reply

  24. America, founded in 1771, by foreign colonists from England. They came to America to find freedom from unruly treatment and unfair taxes and laws. As our ancestors formed this great nation, as we found out that we could do anything with our power, we became psycho’s.

    Do not take this offensively, this is simply fact and opinion.

    Admin, I’m sorry to say, but you are a very, VERY strong Obama supporter. I don’t care what you thing, but you are.

    And that IS ok. It really is, and even if anyone else is or even a Mc Caine suporter.

    But the main point is, it is not that Obama did not put his hand over his heart. It is that his beliefs are not founded upon American rights.

    This nation has been lead by Amercians’. People who believe in an honest way of life.

    And if your opinions are different, thats ok!!
    I’m gonna leave the American thing alone!

    Now, onto the religion thing…

    this is truely a shame, we are not forcing ANYONE to religion.

    the world is falling apart because of us!!

    Oh my god!!

    Why are you going to VOID all rights and beliefs..

    I’m gonna say it, because it was in the beginning,!!


    We have surely fought for our freedom!! Thats what our nation is about!!

    So why are we gonna just throw all we believe in away?

    NO, WERE NOT!!

    I’m pretty much done!! This blog is really full of lies and untrue facts!!

    This is strictly from the devil!!


    which was killed. and murdered on a cross. and proclaimed dead by the harshest soldiers EVER!! and came back to life to prove of his father!! GOD!! THE ALMIGHTY!!


    i would hope for some feedback and ideas!!

    peace out!!

    God bless1!!

    every1 needs to read:: Deuteronomy 31:6

    “”Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”"

    alex | Jun 17, 2009 | Reply

  25. alex, your rambling comment is completely devoid of logical thinking & fact.

    “Do not take this offensively, this is simply fact and opinion.”

    You clearly don’t understand the difference between fact & opinion. Something cannot both be an opinion and a fact.

    As far as your religious rantings… They speak for themselves. You are a lunatic.

    admin | Jun 18, 2009 | Reply

  26. and dont you think that maybe, just maybe, hitler…errrrr, i mean bush thinks that his heart is actually in his stomach??

    brian | Nov 19, 2009 | Reply

  27. economy was doing what, when obama took office…you must have been on vacation…1.3 trillion dollar debt GW gave us, 600 billion bailout and stimulus package GW gave us with republican majority congress, recession building…you are way out there…stop smokin whatever it is and talk some sense…wow this country has too many stupid people…..

    kevin | Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

  28. Bush was looking for his concealed carry permit, I think…..

    George Hodgson Zinn | Nov 2, 2011 | Reply

  29. May I copy and share this on my facebook?

    Mary Crimmins | Jan 26, 2012 | Reply

  30. Mary; Yes, definitely.

    ThePresidentialCandidates.US | Jan 26, 2012 | Reply

  31. Some of the mindless people that circulate this picture of Obama without his hand over his heart are so disrespectful. He is the President of this country and deserves your respect.

    Morgan Hall | Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

  32. I think whoever our president is, we as Christians need to remember we are commanded to pray for our country's leaders.

    Pat Viars Cooley | Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

  33. Exactly!

    Morgan Hall | Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

  34. Obama is NOT Christan….and he is not a TRUE American thats way he does not place his hand over his heart. If Obama had his way America would fall and The New world Order would take over. Hitler uesd the term FOWARD… Now Obama is using it. check your history. Obama wants to be the leader of The New World Order. the book of REV. speeks of The New World Order it comming Faster than you think.

    Jim Chafin | May 12, 2012 | Reply

  35. Many Americans choose to stand in respect but not put their hands on their hearts. IE. Jehovah's Witnessess do not put their hand on their heart as they respect the law of the land but only support the kingdom of God. Some people say that when this country is one nations under God with liberty and justice for ALL then they will put theire hands on their hearts. It's embarassing that the right wing whom are always considered "the christians" are so disrespectful to our president. As I am anything but right wing and I'm a christian. Sorry but this is not a Christian nation and if you want to go to somewhere that has a dictatorship where people will impose their own beliefs on you than leave America!

    Morgan Hall | May 12, 2012 | Reply

  36. Dude you can't spell. And Republicans must love their Fundamental constituents. At least I know the politicians are just as dumb as the people who follow them.

    Jerry Stephens | Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

  37. Glad someone else remembered this one too! Sad that he beat the others on that stage during the primaries!

    James Mike Creager | Nov 5, 2012 | Reply

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