Barack Obama is selling T-shirts for St. Patrick’s Day at his campaign website.
But as The Blaze reported, Team Obama screwed up on the Irish symbol:
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Less than one month out from St. Patrick’s Day, President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign seems to be hoping to cash in on supporters’ Irish pride with some special campaign merchandise: “O’Bama” T-shirts and pint glasses.
“Gear up for Saint Patrick’s Day in style with this fun O’Bama tee,” the Obama online campaign store says.
But the merchandise — $30 for the T-shirt and $25 for the two-glass set — isn’t sitting well with everyone: The O’Bama design includes a large four-leaf clover, which is different from the three-leaf shamrock, the actual symbol of Ireland.
But there’s more…
Anyone who went to Catholic school and celebrated St. Patrick’s Day as a child knows the story behind the three-leaf clover or shamrock.
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.
The shamrock is representative of the Holy Trinity. Obviously, this was lost on the Obama Administration.
At his website Obama took Christ out of St. Patrick’s Day.